Pitkin Trustee's Meeting: June 25, 2018

by Pitkin News june 26, 2018

ADOPTION OF EMERGENCY ORDINANCE IMPLEMENTING FIRE RESTRICTION IN PITKIN

At a special meeting on June 25 the Pitkin Town Council adopted an ordinance that provides that any time Gunnison County establishes a fire ban the ban will apply to Pitkin. A three-fourths vote of the Council was necessary to put the ordinance into effect immediately and it passed unanimously. The ordinance provides that any time the Gunnison County Commission imposes fire restrictions on unincorporated Gunnison County the restrictions will apply to Pitkin. When Gunnison County Commissioners elevate or rescind a fire ban that will also apply to Pitkin. As a result, Pitkin is now under a Stage 2 Fire Restriction which bans a fire, campfire, or stove fire. This includes charcoal grills and barbecues, coal and wood burning stoves. Stoves, grills, and lanterns using LP gas or pressurized gas may be used and residential wood burning stoves with a spark arrester may be used.

A detailed explanation of the Stage 2 Fire ban is available at this Link

You may listen to the audio recording of this meeting by following this Link.