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File #: 19-389    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Mayor's Office
File created: 7/11/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/22/2019 Final action: 10/22/2019
Title: Ordinance No. 19-72 amending Article 4 (Public Health and Sanitation-Garbage, Refuse, and Rubbish) of Chapter 6 (Neighborhood Vitality/Community Health) of the Code of the City of Colorado Springs 2001, as amended, pertaining to waste disposal within a bear management area Presenter: Jan McHugh-Smith, CEO Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region Frank McGee, Area Wildlife Manager Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Attachments: 1. Bear_Smart_ORD-2019-10-09-Final.pdf, 2. Bear Smart Taskforce PP July.pdf, 3. Summary of Colorado Ordinances, 4. Bear Managment Area Map, 5. Colorado Springs City Council Bear Trash Presentation, 6. Bear Smart Taskforce PP July.2019.pdf, 7. Signed Ordinance 19-72.pdf


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Ordinance No. 19-72 amending Article 4 (Public Health and Sanitation-Garbage, Refuse, and Rubbish) of Chapter 6 (Neighborhood Vitality/Community Health) of the Code of the City of Colorado Springs 2001, as amended, pertaining to waste disposal within a bear management area

Presenter:
Jan McHugh-Smith, CEO Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region
Frank McGee, Area Wildlife Manager Colorado Parks and Wildlife
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Summary:
UPDATE: Please see updated information in Background section.

This City Code amendment is initiated by a stakeholder group (the Colorado Springs Bear Smart Task Force) to reduce human/bear conflict by restricting access to waste, foster a better understanding of black bears for citizens, and significantly reduce the number of bears euthanized in Colorado Springs due to human/bear interaction.

This City Code amendment proposes the creation of a "Bear Management Area Map", to be adopted by separate resolution, to include most areas within the City limits that are west of I-25. Within the Bear Management Area, bear attractant waste must be secured within a functioning bear resistant waste container, or within a secured structure at all times, unless placed for collection no earlier than 5am on the day of collection. Replacement of non-bear resistant waste containers within a secured structure would need to occur by 7pm on the day of collection. This provision applies to all properties and zoning designations within the Bear Management Area to include single-family residential, multi-family residential, commercial, and industrial uses.

Complaints filed with the City's Neighborhood Services Division (Code Enforcement) will be investigated and should a violation be substantiated, a written notice, order and assessment of administrative fee(s) to the owner or agent of the owner and occupant shall be issued. Notices will be in writing and personally served whenever feasible to the owner, agent of the owner, and/or occupant of the ...

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