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File #: 19-058    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/17/2019 In control: Board of Trustees
On agenda: 1/22/2019 Final action:
Title: An Emergency Ordinance Of The Board Of Trustees Of The Town Of Erie Extending The Temporary Moratorium On The Acceptance, Processing And Approval Of Any Applications Under The Unified Development Code Related To Oil And Gas Exploration, Extraction And Related Operations
Attachments: 1. Ordinance

SUBJECT:

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An Emergency Ordinance Of The Board Of Trustees Of The Town Of Erie Extending The Temporary Moratorium On The Acceptance, Processing And Approval Of Any Applications Under The Unified Development Code Related To Oil And Gas Exploration, Extraction And Related Operations

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DEPARTMENT:                     Legal

 

PRESENTER:                     Kendra Carberry/Town Attorney

 

FISCAL INFORMATION:                     NA

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SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND OF SUBJECT MATTER:

 

On July 18, 2018, the Board of Trustees adopted Ordinance No. 20-2018, which imposed a temporary moratorium on the acceptance, processing, and approval of any application related to oil and gas exploration, extraction, and related operations. The Town of Erie’s current temporary moratorium expires on February 20, 2019.

 

Since July 18, 2018, the Town of Erie has investigated regulatory practices, and has begun revisions of the Town’s regulations related to oil and gas development.

 

The 2019 session of Colorado General Assembly has begun, and it is anticipated that the Colorado General Assembly will enact oil and gas legislation that may broaden municipal authority over oil and gas development.

 

Rather than adopt revised regulations now, the Board of Trustees finds it in the best interest of the public health, safety and welfare to extend the temporary moratorium for an additional six months to await the enactment of new legislation.

 

ATTACHMENTS:                      Ordinance