The Cedaredge trustees adopted a comprehensive fence code at their meeting on Oct. 18.
The code, explained planning commission chairman Al Smith, applies to some new construction and grandfathers in all existing fences.
The ordinance was not adopted as an emergency, so it will take effect in 30 days from adoption.
In other business at its Oct. 18 meeting the town board dealt with the following matters:
• Police Chief Robert Yant reported that some traffic congestion is still occurring at the elementary school, particularly at student pick-up in the afternoon. In some instances, parents are avoiding the traffic tie-ups by dropping off their children on the east side of Grand Mesa Drive and either letting them walk across the highway or escorting them across.
• A representative of the town's insurance carrier explained an increase in Cedaredge's $51,000 premium for its casualty and liability coverage: town property is being insured that hasn't been included in the rate in the past. The town's annual premium has almost doubled since 1997, its first year with insurer CIRSA. Since that time its operating expense budget has tripled and the value of town-owned property has quadrupled, said representative Patrick Priest.
The trustees have instructed the town administrator to shop the town insurance business to other bidders this year.
• The trustees approved an increase in the public rate daily green fees from $21 to $22 for nine holes, and from $39 to $40 for 18 holes. Other rates remain unchanged.
• A liquor license renewal for Short Branch Liquors was approved.
• An agreement with the Surface Creek Historical Society was approved ratifying the transfer of water shares to the town in lieu of monthly water and sewer fees.
• The town administrator was instructed to enter final negotiations with a vendor for a financial software upgrade priced at approximately $29,000.blog comments powered by Disqus