CITY OF WOODLAND PARK NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Public Hearing on Ordinance No. 1392, Series 2021, shall be held via zoom and in person, on the 18th day of March 2021 at 7:00 PM. The aforesaid Ordinance was posted on the City’s website March 9, 2021 prior to the City Council meeting, passed on first reading, and ordered published, as required by Section 7.6 of the Charter of the City of Woodland Park.
CITY OF WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO
ORDINANCE NO. 1392, SERIES 2021
AN ORDINANCE IMPOSING A TWELVE (12) MONTH MORATORIUM ON THE APPLICATION OF PORTIONS OF ORDINANCE 1383, SERIES 2020 AS THEY RELATE TO THE DEFINITIONS OF RECREATIONAL PARK TRAILERS AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLES.
WHEREAS, the City of Woodland Park has become aware of several potential unintended consequences with the passage and application of Ordinance 1383, Series 2020 as it relates to the operation of campgrounds and recreation vehicle parks; and,
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Woodland Park finds, determines and declares that it is necessary to further study and review the implications of Ordinance 1383, Series 2020 on recreational vehicle parks during which a twelve (12) month moratorium on the effective date and applicability of certain portions of the Ordinance; and,
WHEREAS, the City Council determines that the unintended impacts to the property values of recreation vehicle parks and to the people currently residing within the City at recreational vehicle parks could create immediate harm if the current definitions are applied without further consideration; and,
WHEREAS, the City Council after public hearing deems it to be in the City’s best interest to proceed with addressing the impacts and potential code amendments while the moratorium is in effect.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY OF WOODLAND PARK, COLORADO, ORDAINS:
Section 1. Moratorium. The City Council of Woodland Park hereby declares a twelve (12) month moratorium on the applicability and effective date of the following definitions contained in Ordinance 1383, Series 2020:
18.06.405. “Recreational park trailers” means a trailer-type unit that is primarily designed to provide temporary living quarters of no more than 180 days for recreational, camping, or seasonal use that is built on a single chassis mounted on wheels. Recreational park trailers are typically constructed in compliance with applicable American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard A 119.5. Recreational park trailers are only allowed in recreational vehicle parks and/or campgrounds.
18.06.410. "Recreational vehicle" means a vehicle which is manufactured, constructed, or equipped primarily for use as a self-propelled home, house car, or mobile living quarters, capable of being legally operated on the highways, and containing permanently installed essential living facilities for intermittent or short-term occupation of no more than 180 days. This term shall not include any towed utility trailer, nor shall it include any vehicle defined in the license and registration laws as an automobile or passenger bus.
Section 2. Effective Date. Pursuant to the Woodland Park Charter Article VII Section 7.5, this Ordinance shall take effect seven (7) days after publication following final passage.
Section 3. Sunset Clause. This moratorium shall be in effect no longer than twelve (12) months from the effective date, unless a subsequent regular ordinance extends this timeframe, or City Council determines the useful life of the moratorium has passed and ends the moratorium early by enacting a subsequent resolution.
Section 4. Interpretation. This Ordinance shall be so interpreted and construed as to effectuate its general purpose. Article and section headings of the Ordinance shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify, or in any manner affect the scope, meaning or extent of the provisions of any article or section thereof.
Section 5. Savings Clause. Should any article, section, clause or provision of this Ordinance be declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the same shall not affect the validity of the balance of this Ordinance.
PASSED BY CITY COUNCIL ON FIRST AND FINAL READING AS AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE THIS ______ DAY OF ________________, 2021.
Mayor Pro-tem Hilary LaBarre
Suzanne Leclercq, City Clerk