Signs, fences, and ditches are topics being taken up by the Cedaredge Planning Commission.
A new comprehensive sign code, including provisions and fees for obtaining sign permits, has been referred to the town trustees for consideration.
The planning commission decided on June 5 that its next project will be a set of codes to spell out rules and regulations for fences. Mayor Pat Means pointed out that the town's site development standards already include fencing regulations for new subdivisions. The fence code that town planners propose to write would govern new fence construction on existing parcels.
And, town administrator Katie Sickles told the town planners that a network of private irrigation ditches which make their ways through the town should be addressed. So, ditches will be a third item the planning commission takes up, most likely in the near future. The planning commission will ask for the town board's endorsement of project priorities.
Sickles explained that in many cases the town doesn't know who owns the ditches, who gets water from them, or whom to contact if a problem arises with them in their transits through town. Sickles said issues of concern are drainage, maintenance, emergency situations, and interface issues with town utilities.
First order of business, planning commission memebers decided, would be to begin work with the public works department on an inventory of the ditches that are believed to be a concern.blog comments powered by Disqus