Dillon officials table code change for town’s parking rules
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DILLON – A code change created to simplify Dillon’s complicated parking rules was shelved last week. Alterations were approved on first ordinance earlier this month, but failed to move forward at the scheduled second reading on May 18 at Dillon Town Hall.
“We’ve tabled it pending further discussion with town council,” said town manager Devin Granbery. “Council felt they needed more information and opportunities to consider alternatives to what was drafted.”
The town previously recommended changing the numerous parking regulations to the following:
– Prohibited parking on town streets and right-of-ways from 2-6 a.m. year-round.
– Prohibited parking in town lots from 2-6 a.m. year-round, except the rotating “blue” and “green” lots, which would allow overnight parking year-round.
– And using a special permitting process for special events where certain provisions or exceptions are needed for parking. This would also include allowing 72-hour parking along Lodgepole Street in the designated area, and provisions for general parking in the upper and lower marina lots.
“Council wanted to discuss it with staff further before making a decision on whether to proceed or not,” said Eric Holgerson, Dillon’s public works director. “There’s just more questions, and it’s a new council, for the most part.”
Dillon Mayor Ron Holland said he supported having the town’s four new council members research the need for changes in town parking regulations, like potential impacts to town businesses, locals and visitors. While Holland said he still believes creating new regulations is necessary, he’s open to other approaches.
“When you bring new people on board, you have the advantage of a new set of ideas,” Holland said. “If they have a better idea than what’s been put forth, let’s listen to it.”
According to Granbery, any changes to Dillon’s parking code will depend on council’s direction. A timeline for making any decisions hasn’t been established. The topic will be discussed at future work sessions.
Caitlin Row can be reached at (970) 668-4633 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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