The move comes a month after Colorado voters rejected Proposition 112, which would have increased setbacks to 2,000 feet.
County officials had been concerned that there would have been an influx of permits if the ballot measure had passed.
Even with a newly-minted trifecta control of the levers of government, Democrats will face roadblocks.
At its heart, the measure would have given property owners more legal cover to seek money through the court system if government action hurt their assets.
Proposition 112 would have required new wells to be drilled 2,500 feet from most buildings and other so-called vulnerable areas.
Election Day Marks the latest chapter in a long, bitter and expensive debate that could have a ripple effect in other energy rich states.
The Colorado Health Institute recently analysed and offered pros and cons for Proposition 112.
“The county is committed to fairness in its regulation of oil and gas development,” Board Chair Mary Hodge said.
If it passes, Proposition 112 would require any new oil and gas development not on federal land to be set back about a half-mile from homes and "vulnerable areas.”
Proposition 112 would require that new oil and gas wells be at least 2,500 feet from occupied buildings and would allow local governments to enact even greater setbacks.