The proposed ordinance regarding driveways won’t be considered at the Jan. 20 Englewood City Council meeting. Action on the issue will be delayed …
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The proposed ordinance regarding driveways won’t be considered
at the Jan. 20 Englewood City Council meeting. Action on the issue
will be delayed until February. That date will be announced at a
At the council’s Jan. 5 meeting, Councilman John Moore explained
work still is being done on ordinance wording and it wouldn’t be
completed in time for the Jan. 20 meeting.
At issue is bill No. 79 that is an amendment to the zoning
The portion of the proposed amendment that would require paving
new or rebuilt driveways was what caused about two dozen people to
attend the Dec. 15 council meeting to show their concern and
opposition to the ordinance.
Those who spoke said they felt the ordinance would require all
residents who have dirt or gravel driveways or parking pads to pave
After the first comment about the ordinance, Mayor Jim Woodward
and city attorney Dan Brotzman assured residents the proposed
amendments only applied to new construction. But resident continued
to come to the podium with the general message that the wording of
the ordinance as prepared seemed to say that, under penalty of law,
all driveways in Englewood must be paved.
The council suspended action and asked for additional
information. Tricia Langon, senior planner, brought information to
the Jan. 5 study session but the discussion wasn’t completed.
Councilmembers agreed they wanted to continue the discussion and
that led to Moore’s on-the-record announcement that action on the
proposal would be delayed.
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