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Falcon Regional ParkThe El Paso County Board of County Commissioners approved a revocable nonexclusive license agreement with Mountain View Electric Association to allow the county to obtain an underground electricity extension, which will drop from the existing overhead utility line on Eastonville Road. The line will run underneath Eastonville and travel onto the Falcon Regional Park property to provide electricity for the irrigation system, well pump and other park facilities. The resolution also allows MVEA to install and maintain necessary electrical equipment on the park property.The commissioners also approved a purchase order to MVEA to provide electrical power distribution to the park for $27,019.Meridian RanchThe BOCC approved the final release of a bond for erosion control in Meridian Ranch Filing 9 for $28,521.70.Ellie Rodriguez, account executive for Red Energy Public Relations, Advertising & Events, said phase 1 of the Shops at Meridian Ranch buildout is making progress. Splash Bath Pet Grooming has signed a lease agreement for space in the shops, and other potential tenants include a cross-fit gym, a bank and clothing store, she said.The first phase of the 30,000-square-foot retail center should be ready for tenant occupancy by early June.Falcon Fire Protection DistrictThe commissioners approved a resolution request from the Falcon Fire Protection District to exempt the location of the new fire station No. 4 from the definition of subdivision in the land development code. The parcel is 1.148 acres.Commissioners also approved the FFPDís Community Wildfire Protection Plan for the benefit of fire protection activities related to fighting fires occurring on land within the county.Sterling Ranch ñ pre-development site gradingThe BOCC approved a request from Sterling Ranch Metropolitan District No. 1 for pre-development site grading. The property is located east of Vollmer Road, north of Woodmen Road and west of Meridian Road, and is included in the Black Forest Preservation Plan and the Falcon/Peyton Small Area plan. The BOCC has already approved the preliminary plan for the 182.26 acres.Corral Bluffs Open Space ñ Colorado Natural Area DesignationThe commissioners heard a non-action item in which the city of Colorado Springs is pursuing a Colorado Natural Area Designation for Corral Bluffs Open Space.The city owns the space, and will work with the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to obtain that designation.EPC Land Development Code ñ amendmentsThe BOCC approved an amendment to the land development code, revising the definition of the maximum lot coverage from 30 percent in RS-5000 residential suburban and 35 percent in RS-6000 residential suburban districts to 45 percent in each zone for single story, single-family residences. The amendment also revised the maximum lot coverage for other single-family residences to 40 percent in both districts.Beauís Roadhouse LLC ñ deck extensionThe commissioners approved an application from Beauís Roadhouse to extend the existing deck and fencing on the west side of the patio by 4 feet to allow for additional seating.

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