Environment and Natural Resources
Support the enforcement of the Estes Valley Development Code. Encourage establishing open space priorities and support the protection and purchase of open space and conservation easements. Support educating the community on current land use polices and any proposed changes. Support more community involvement in any updates to Estes Valley Comprehensive Plan to encourage development in harmony with the character of our mountain setting.
Adopted May 24, 2000; amended February 24, 2016
Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP)
Support strategies consistent with protecting the natural and scenic values of RMNP and the surrounding area. This includes policies to reduce congestion on Park roads and encourage alternative transportation modes and linkages with areas outside the Park. We continue to support the Fee Demonstration Program. We support policies that diminish human-caused interference with nature and natural sounds, including air traffic noise from commercial or private sources, in Rocky Mountain National Park and in other National Parks & Monuments.
Adopted May 11, 1993, amended May 17, 1995; and May 15, 1996; and reaffirmed May 14, 1997; May 13, 1998; and April 28, 1999; rewritten/adopted May 24, 2000; rewritten April 9, 2003, rewritten/adopted Jan 10, 2007; rewritten 2010; amended February 24, 2016; amended May 18, 2016
Support efforts to inform and educate our residents and visitors on appropriate water use. We have a responsibility to conserve the quantity and protect the quality of water for our residents, visitors, and downstream users.
Rewritten/adopted Jan 10, 2007; rewritten 2010; amended February 24, 2016
Support improving the recycling /reusing opportunities for residents and businesses in the Estes Valley. The opportunities shall include a safe and clean local recycling area.
Adopted 2010; amended February 24, 2016
Elections and Voting Rights
Voting Rights in the Estes Valley
Communicate the findings of the voting rights study conducted in 2015 on our website, in local newspapers , etc. to better educate the public on voting rights within the Estes Valley
Support a more pragmatic and less formal approach toward incorporating input from “valley residents” into Town decisions is to increase representation of residents of the unincorporated Estes Valley on Town advisory boards. This is, in fact, already being done, but could be quantified or formalized.
Consider a study of Home Rule vs. Statutory Rule or alternative annexation to include impacts on voting rights within the Estes Valley
Adopted Feb 24, 2016