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BOT-appointed Committee provides link to suggested code changes re: Short and LongTerm Rental

The Board of Trustees-appointed Committee to consider changes to the Nederland Municipal Code (NMC) pertaining to short and long term rental met for the first time last night. The Public is welcome to view the working document of suggested code changes in Google Docs found at this link:

There are no page numbers included in this very large document, however the slider bar will show the page number when scrolling through. Comments begin with Sec. 1-72. – General penalty for violation re: fees (aka Chapter 1), a comment in Sec. 2-226. – Contempt power (pertaining to Municipal Court) re: fees, and Chapter 4 ARTICLE VI Occupational Tax with a space-holder in that chapter potentially for Lodging Tax. The bulk of suggested edits can be found in Chapter 6 ‘Business Licenses and Regulations’ [especially pertaining to sections concerning Rental License/of Property], Chapter 7 ‘Health, Sanitation, and Animals’, Chapter 8 ‘Vehicles and Traffic’, Chapter 10 ‘General Offenses’ as well as Chapter 13 ‘Municipal Utilities’ and Chapter 16 ‘Zoning’ and definitions in Chapter 17 ‘Subdivisions’ and Chapter 18 ‘Building Regulations’.

Throughout the entire document there are proposed changes to the fee structures in many chapters. For those chapters/sections that directly pertain to short or long term rental, please focus upon Chapters 6, 13, and 16, especially the definitions sections of Chapters 6 and 16.

If members of the Public would like to participate during the process, please send your comments to Deputy Zoning Administrator (formerly Planning & Building Technician) Cynthia Bakke via email.

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Incorrect Planning Commission Date has been corrected; Planning Commission Meeting on November 28

Please be aware that the wrong date was formerly published on the Planning Commission Agenda, despite all the associated materials having the correct date.

The meeting is on November 28, and the agenda has now been corrected with the PC packet republished.

~~A calm returns to the Land, just in time for Thanksgiving.~~


Cynthia Bakke, Planning and Building Technician and

Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Adjustment Clerk

Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) Meeting 10.11.2018

The Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) will meet tonight 10.11.2018 for a regular Quarterly meeting. There are no variance applications in the queue, but the Board will conduct regular meeting business such as approving the minutes from the last meeting and receiving some training.

Deadline extended for Public Comment for 2.28.2018 Planning Commission meeting

The deadline for receiving input on the Planning Commission packet items, including BCHA Final PUD + their requests for Right of Way (ROW) vacations of Tilden Street and Johnson Street has been EXTENDED due to public demand. The PC is also discussing Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and mixed use in the commercial districts. (see previous Planning Commission minutes). Input will be accepted until C.O.B. on Tuesday. Send input to:

All responses received prior to 4pm today will be included. All support and opposition will be listed as a separate pdf to accompany the PC packet to make updates easier to add, including responses from the postcards received.

Any further responses received on the day of the PC meeting will be printed for the Commissioners’ dais, with much less time to ingest before/during the meeting.

Thanks for the input!

BZA Meeting scheduled for October 12 – CANCELLED

Please be aware the BZA meeting scheduled for October 12 has been cancelled. While quorum was able to be obtained to hold the meeting, there were not enough voting members able to attend to approve board business. This meeting will be rescheduled: date TBD.

Boulder Ranger District Enacts Fire Restrictions as of June 30, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. – Stage I Fire Restriction went into effect this morning for all Boulder County portions of the Boulder Ranger District of the Roosevelt National Forests due to a forecast of dry, warm conditions.

The Stage 1 fire restrictions limit where and what type of fires visitors can have, along with other restrictions. They are in place until October 1, 2017, or rescinded, whichever is first.  See the order and map for details.

Within the fire restriction area, forest visitors cannot:

·        Build or maintain a fire or use charcoal, coal, or wood stoves, except within a developed recreation site (e.g., campgrounds where fees are charged).

·        Smoke, except in an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while in an area at least three feet in diameter cleared of all flammable materials.

·        Operate a chainsaw without a USDA or SAE approved spark arrester properly installed and in effective working order, a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher kept with the operator, and one round point shovel with an overall length of at least 35 inches readily available for use.

·        Weld or operate acetylene or other torch with open flame except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter and in possession of a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher.

·        Use explosives, including fireworks.

·        Discharge a firearm EXCEPT a person possessing a valid Colorado hunting license lawfully involved in hunting and harvesting game.

Violation of any of these provisions of Stage 1 fire restrictions could result in a maximum fine of $5,000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for more than six months, or both. If responsible for causing a wildfire, one could be held accountable for suppression costs of that fire.

Forest Service staff will continue to monitor conditions and consider the variety of options to address those conditions, including additional restrictions if weather remains dry and lessening or rescinding restriction if a rainy weather pattern starts.

National Weather Service invites residents to share their experiences about wildfire weather communication and messaging

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Boulder cordially invites you to participate in a community workshop on “Wildfire Weather”.  This is a wonderful opportunity for you to share your experiences about wildfire weather events in Boulder.  The workshop will be offered twice on Monday, June 12, 2017: in the City of Boulder from noon-2pm at the Boulder Public Library and in the town of Nederland from 6-7:45pm at the Nederland Community Center.  You may attend either session. See below for info and registration details.

In particular, the NWS seeks to gather feedback to understand your community’s communication and messaging needs related to wildfire weather events. The NWS will use your feedback to improve its products, with the ultimate goal of saving lives and reducing wildfire weather impacts to property.

Dr. Gina Eosco, with Eastern Research Group, will conduct and facilitate the workshop, which will last approximately two hours. We look forward to your participation. If you have any questions or need additional information, please let us know.

Nederland Session:

Date: Monday, June 12, 2017

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. (Refreshments will be served)

Location: Nederland Community Center, 750 CO-72, Nederland, CO 80466

RSVP: Please register for the event here.

Contact: Garry Sanfacon at (720) 564-2642 or

Boulder County Parks & Open Space Seeking Volunteer Angler Hosts

Deadline to apply is June 3, training day is June 10

Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Parks & Open Space Department is in need of Volunteer Angler Hosts for the summer season. Volunteer Angler Hosts help at kids fishing clinics and family fishing events where they teach beginner fishing skills such as knot tying, casting, and fish handling. As needed, these volunteers also provide park visitors with information about fishing opportunities at the park and help Wildlife Biologists determine fish species and populations in local streams and rivers.

Angler Hosts have volunteer duties at Cattail Pond at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Lagerman Reservoir near Niwot, Stearns Lake at Carolyn Holmberg Preserve, and Walden Ponds Wildlife Habitat near Gunbarrel.

Volunteers are required to complete one full-day training on Saturday, June 10 and commit to working at least three special events between June and October. This is roughly 15-20 hours of volunteer service for the season.

Application deadline for volunteers is Saturday, June 3.

For more information, contact Michelle Marotti at or 303-678-6219, or visit