TOWN OF SILVERTON COLORADO ORDINANCE 2023-11
WHEREAS, the Town of Silverton, Colorado is a statutory town incorporated under the laws of the state of Colorado; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Silverton has adopted regulations related to the Historic Review Committee in Municipal Code, Chapter 16; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Silverton anticipates becoming a Certified Local Government, with which has requirements for the Historic Review Committee; and
WHEREAS, the proposed amendments to Chapter 16 meets the requirements of the Historic Review Committee that will be required for the Town to become a Certified Local Government; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Silverton Board of Trustees at their Regularly scheduled Meeting on October 23, 2023, requested Chapter 16, Article 2, Division 4, be amended to allow alternate members to serve on the Historic Review Committee in the case a regular member may be absent.
WHEREAS, the Town of Silverton acting by and through its Town Board of Trustees has the power to regulate land use matters pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) Section 31, Article 23 et seq.; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees held Public Hearings on December 4, 2023, and January 2024, to receive public comment, evidence, and testimony relative to the proposed amendments to the Municipal Code.
WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has determined that the establishment of these regulations intended to modify the Historic Review Committee, within Chapter 16 of the Municipal Code of the Town of Silverton, is in the best interests of the citizens’ health, safety and welfare.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN OF SILVERTON COLORADO BOARD OF TRUSTEES THAT:
- Amendment to Chapter 16, Article 2, Division 4, Section 16.2.320 of the Municipal Code. Section 16.2.320 of the Municipal Code is amended by deleting strikethrough text and adding the capitalized and underlined text, as follows:
Sec. 16-2-320. Members.
- The committee shall be composed of 5 voting members AND A MAXIMUM OF 3 ALTERNATE MEMBERS, all of whom have demonstrated interest in, competence with, or knowledge of preservation. Members shall be appointed by the board of trustees,
- Voting owner of property and year-round resident in the historic overlay district (3 year term)
- Voting Year-Round Resident of The Town (3 year term)
- Voting Member Of The Board Of Trustees (2 year term)
- Voting Non-Trustee San Juan Regional Planning Commission member (non-trustee) (1 year term)
- Voting member of the Historical Society / Member of the San Juan County Historic Impact Assessment Review Committee (1 year term)
- Non-voting High School Member (when available) (1 year term)
- Non-voting Town Staff Member
- ALTERNATES. IF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WISHES TO APPOINT ALTERNAT MEMBERS THEY MAY BE FROM THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
- MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES (2 YEAR TERM)
- Non-Trustee San Juan Regional Planning Commission member (non-trustee) (1 year term)
- Year-Round Resident of The Town (3 year Term)
- All members shall be residents of the town, unless approved by the board of trustees.
- At least 40% of the voting members shall be professionals or shall have extensive expertise in a preservation-related discipline, including but not limited to history, architecture, landscape architecture, American studies, American civilization, cultural geography, cultural anthropology, planning, or archaeology.
- Incorporation of Recitals. The recitals set forth above are incorporated and ordained hereby as if set forth hereafter in full.
- Ordinance Approval. The Amendments to Chapter 16 as outlined herein are hereby approved, modifying the Historic Review Committee.
- Public Inspection. The full text of this Ordinance, with any amendments, is available for public inspection at the office of the Town Clerk.
- Severability. If any portion of this Ordinance is found to be void or ineffective, it shall be deemed severed from this Ordinance and the remaining provisions shall remain valid and in full force and effect.
- Posting, Publication and Effective Date. Following the passage of this Ordinance on second reading, the Town Clerk shall publish this Ordinance in full in a newspaper published within the limits of the Town. This Ordinance shall take effect 30 days after such publication.
INTRODUCED, READ, AND ORDERED FOR SECOND READING BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF SILVERTON, COLORADO, UPON A MOTION DULY MADE, SECONDED AND PASSED AT ITS REGULAR MEETING HELD AT THE TOWN OF SILVERTON, ON THE 4TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2023.
TOWN OF SILVERTON
Shane Fuhrman, Mayor
Melina Marks-Lanis, Town Clerk
FINALLY PASSED, ADOPTED AND APPROVED on second and final reading AND ORDERED POSTED AND PUBLISHED IN THE MANNER PROVIDED IN SECTION VII HEREOF BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF SILVERTON, COLORADO, UPON A MOTION DULY MADE, SECONDED AND PASSED AT ITS REGULAR MEETING HELD AT THE TOWN HALL ON THE 8TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2024, BY A VOTE OF THIS ORDINANCE AS IS ON FILE IN THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION.
TOWN OF SILVERTON
Shane Fuhrman, Mayor
Melina Marks-Lanis, Town Clerk
The Town of Silverton Compass Master Plan has been approved and adopted by the Planning Commission on September 20th, 2022 and by the Board of Trustees on September 26th, 2022
Click HERE to view the Final Master Plan.
Land Use Code Rewrite Stakeholder Group
The Town of Silverton recently launched an effort to overhaul its Land Use Code (LUC). The LUC is the set of regulations that guide how development should occur in the community. It is also one of the primary tools used to implement the Compass Master Plan.
The Stakeholder Group will be responsible for reviewing and providing input on interim draft documents, including an assessment of existing land use and subdivision codes, individual modules of the new LUC, and the consolidated draft LUC. Input from the Stakeholder Group will be shared with the Planning Commission and Board of Trustees throughout the process for their consideration. The Stakeholder Group’s role will be advisory in nature and the group will not have veto power over proposed LUC regulations.
Submit your application to join the Stakeholder Group HERE.
Learn more about how the Silverton Land Use Code (LUC) update will help bring the Silverton Compass Master Plan vision to life! Visit the project website to review the Annotated Outline of the Land Use Code and provide your input. Comments on the document will be open through December 4th. While you’re there, don’t forget to sign up for notifications to receive future project updates.
Meetings & Events
Due to Covid-19, the Town of Silverton has adopted a Hybrid In-Person/Virtual format for all Meetings, hosted via Zoom webinar. Town of Silverton Trustee Meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Monday at 7 pm upstairs at Town Hall. Meetings are also live streamed via YouTube and noticed on the front door of Town Hall as well as other Social Media
Watch Trustee Meetings live or after the fact on the Town's YouTube channel.
Visit the Board of Trustees page for meeting information and agendas.
Visit the COVID-19 page for more information about how to attend Trustee meetings in-person.