Government Tracker: Action at Breckenridge Town Council Tuesday |

Government Tracker: Action at Breckenridge Town Council Tuesday

The Breckenridge Town Council approved an amendment to the town moratorium on marijuana dispensaries in a 5-1 vote Tuesday, with one council member absent.

Councilman Peter Joyce voted against the ordinance.

The measure allows for the change of location of existing in-town dispensaries and sets specific guidelines for dispensaries wishing to move. The ordinance was drafted in response to a local dispensary’s request for permission to reopen in a new location after its landlord declined to renew its lease due to complaints from other tenants about the smell.

The ordinance prohibits visible dispensary signs on public streets in downtown Breckenridge, as well as ground-floor dispensaries and in-store growing.

Breckenridge council members unanimously passed an ordinance at Tuesday’s meeting updating traffic rules in town to accommodate pedicabs.

Pedicabs are now permitted on Highway 9, the riverwalk path and in various traffic lanes around town where the cab’s presence had not previously been addressed in ordinance.

A pedicab company, offering bicycle taxi rides around Breckenridge, set up shop in town in December.

Breckenridge council members gave town officials the green light to sell the old Breck sanitation office to the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center with an ordinance approved unanimously at Tuesday’s meeting.

The education center, a local nonprofit organization offering adaptive skiing and riding for people with disabilities, has leased the building from the town for its office space for several years.

The building formerly housed the Breckenridge sanitation office, which has since moved to a new facility on Airport Road.

The Breckenridge Town Council gave initial approval on a measure Tuesday to allow buildings in Breckenridge to feature a natural-looking wood siding substitute without penalty.

In the past, structures in town have had to feature only natural materials on the exterior of the building. With the new ordinance in place, cement fiber can be used on building siding outside the conservation district. The material looks like wood, but is more sustainable, town spokeswoman Kim DiLallo said.

The ordinance rose out of a request from a citizen’s group.

The measure passed on first reading and will be considered by the council again at the March 22 meeting.

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