Following nearly four months of consideration, public meetings and discussion, Paonia trustees voted to join other western slope communities in contracting to update its building code with the privately-owned Colorado Code Consulting. The town currently contracts its building department services out to CCC.
The Hotchkiss Town Council's May agenda was crowded, and about 18 people attended. Many were there in relation to items on that agenda or for events coming up in Hotchkiss.
To start the Orchard City work session May 1 the trustees viewed a presentation by Dan Reardon with Colorado Code Consulting on the 2018 building code proposal. He emphasized being familiar with the code to ensure the trustees understand and agree with what the town decides to adopt.
Should a revision of Paonia's building codes be a priority for the Paonia board of trustees?
That was one of the many questions raised by builders, contractors and homeowners during an April 16 session to discuss the possible impacts changes would have on the community.
The Town of Paonia's governmental affairs and public safety committee (GAPS) will conduct a "Listening session" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Paonia Town Hall, 214 Grand Avenue. The committee wants to hear from builders, contractors and other members of the building community about a possible re-write of the town's building code, which can be accessed at www.townofpaonia.com under the "Government" tab.
On Wednesday, April 3, the Orchard City Board of Trustees convened for a workshop to tackle several agenda items.
First, Jared Paul, a TDS representative, approached the trustees for an easement request. TDS is proposing a 10x10 site near Delta County dispatch tower.
The Town of Paonia's governmental affairs and public safety committee (GAPS) will conduct a "Listening session" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, to hear comments about possible changes to the town building code.
In January, town trustees agreed to consider contracting with its building department contractor.
Paonia trustees are considering contracting with Colorado Code Consulting to re-write the town's building code. If approved, Paonia would be one of up to six municipalities sharing the cost for the re-write.
A work session that was expected to cover three topics was sidelined by a lengthy discussion on the first item on the agenda -- an update of the city building codes.
The city is currently contracting building code plan review and inspection services to Safebuilt.
Melissa Munoz and her husband moved to Paonia two years ago and began building a new home. Last year, their builder unexpectedly quit, Munoz told trustees during the Oct. 23 town board meeting.
A newly-constructed single-family house and detached accessory building in Paonia that exceed the maximum allowable roof height under town zoning regulations will be allowed to stand.
Located in the 300 block of Niagara Avenue, the buildings are located on two lots zoned "R-2, Medium-Density Residential."
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