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            17.04               DISTRICTS

            17.08               APPLICATION AND REGULATION

            17.10               R-1 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

            17.12               R-2 MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

            17.16               MH-MOBILE HOME PARK DISTRICT

            17.20               C-COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

            17.24               I-INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT

            17.28               A-AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT

            17.32               SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS

            17.36               NON-CONFORMED USES

            17.40               BUILDING REVIEW

            17.44               BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT, VARIANCE

            17.48               AMENDMENTS

            17.50               ENFORCEMENT

            17.52               DEFINITIONS

            17.58               VIOLATION AND PENALTY

            17.60               OFF STREET PARKING AS APPURTENANT USE ONLY

            17.62               REVIEW OF PERMITS FOR FLOOD HAZARDS

            17.64               DETERMINING FLOOD HAZARDS



Chapter 17.04






            17.04.010        Establishment of Districts.

            17.04.020        Zoning Map.


            17.04.010   Establishment of Districts.  In order to carry out the provisions of this ordinance, the Town of Nunn, Colorado, is hereby divided into the following zoning districts:  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        R-1:     Single Family Residential District  (Ord. 120, 1972)

                        R-2:     Multiple Family Residential District  (Ord, 120, 1972)

                        MH:     Mobile Home Park District  (Ord. 120, 1972)

                        C:        Commercial District  (Ord, 120, 1972)

                        I:          Industrial District  (Ord. 120, 1972)

                        A:        Agricultural District  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            17.04.020   Zoning Map.  The boundaries of these districts are established as shown on a map entitled “Zoning District Map” of the Town of Nunn, Colorado, dated the _____ day of _____________________, 20_____, which map is hereby made a part of this Title.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



Chapter 17.08






            17.08.010        Existing Buildings.

            17.08.020        General Applications.



            17.08.010   Existing Buildings.  The regulations herein are not retroactive in their application on existing buildings.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            17.08.020   General Application.  Except as otherwise provided, no buildings, or other structure, or land shall be used, and no building or other structure shall be erected, reconstructed, moved into or within the Town limits, or structurally altered except in conformance with the regulations herein specified for the district in which such building is located.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



Chapter 17.10






            17.10.010        Uses Permitted.

            17.10.020        Minimum Lot Area.

            17.10.030        Minimum Lot Width.

            17.10.040        Minimum Front Yard.

            17.10.050        Minimum Side Yard.

            17.10.060        Minimum Rear Yard.

            17.10.070        Minimum Floor Area.

            17.10.080        Floor Area Ratio.

            17.10.090        Minimum Off Street Parking.

            17.10.100        Minimum Open Space.

            17.10.110        Maximum Building Height.

            17.10.120        No Livestock or Poultry.



            17.10.010   Uses Permitted.


            A.        Single family dwellings;  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        Public schools, parks, playgrounds, and recreational areas;  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            C.        Churches and Church Schools;  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            D.        Hospitals;  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            E.         Public utilities – mains, transmission and distribution lines, substations and exchanges only;  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            F.         Home occupations;  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            G.        Identification signs – one single-face sign per lot, and only if such signs are unlighted, less than three square feet in area, and describes the use on the lot upon which it is located.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            H.        Fences, hedges and walls – provides such uses are less than 3½ feet in height when constructed of materials tending to obstruct motorists’ vision, and when located within 75 feet of the centerline intersection of two streets or roads;  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            I.          Accessory buildings and uses normally appurtenant to single family residences.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            17.10.020   Minimum Lot Area.


                        Per dwelling………………………………………………10,000 square feet

                        (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.10.030   Minimum Lot Width.


                        Per dwelling………………………………………………75 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.10.040   Minimum Front Yard.


                        Principal Buildings…….………………………………..25 feet (Ord. 120, 1972)

                        Accessory Buildings…………………………………….25 feet (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.10.050   Minimum Side Yard.


                                    Principal Buildings……………………………………..10 feet on each side  (Ord. 120, 1972)

                                    Accessory Buildings……………………………………..5 feet on each side  (Ord. 120, 1972)

                        Side yard abutting a street………………………………25 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.10.060   Minimum Rear Yard.


                        Principal Buildings……………………………………..30 feet (Ord. 120, 1972)

                        Accessory Buildings…………………………………… 5 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.10.070   Minimum Floor Area.  (not including basement, carport, or garage)


                        Per dwelling…………………………………………….750 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.10.080   Floor Area Ratio. ………………………………..not to exceed 0.4  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            17.10.090   Minimum Off Street Parking.


                        Per dwelling……………………………………………two spaces  ((Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.10.100   Minimum Open Space.


                        Per dwelling……………………………………30% total lot area.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.10.120   No Livestock or Poultry.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.10.130   Dwelling Must Face Street.  The structure for a dwelling must be placed in such a manner that the longest side and having the primary entrance must face the street.



Chapter 17.12






            17.12.010        Uses Permitted.

            17.12.020        Minimum Lot Area Per Dwelling Unit in Square Feet.

            17.12.030        Minimum Lot Width.

            17.12.040        Minimum Front Yard.

            17.12.050        Minimum Side Yard.

            17.12.060        Minimum Rear Yard.

           17.12.070         Minimum Ground Floor Area per Dwelling Unit (not including basement, garage or carport)

           17.12.080         Floor Area Ratio.

           17.12.090         Minimum Off Street Parking.

           17.12.100         Minimum Open Space.

           17.12.110         Maximum Building Height.

           17.12.120         No Livestock or Poultry.



           17.12.010   Uses Permitted.


            A.        Any uses permitted in the R-2 District, single family dwelling must conform to the requirements as set forth in Section 17.10.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        Two-family dwelling.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            C.        Multiple family dwelling.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



           17.12.020   Minimum Lot Area Per Dwelling Unit in Square Feet.


            A.        Two-family dwelling…………………5,000  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        Multiple family dwelling


                        1.         4 bedroom or over..…………..5,000  (Ord. 120, 1972)

                        2.         3 bedroom…………………….3,500  (Ord. 120, 1972)

                        3.         2 bedroom…………………….2,600  (Ord. 120, 1972)

                        4.         1 bedroom or efficiency………2,000  (Ord. 120, 1972)




           17.12.030   Minimum Lot Width.


            A.        Two-family dwelling…………………..75 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        Multiple family dwelling……………...100 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)




           17.12.040   Minimum Front Yard.


                        All dwellings…………………………. 25 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)



           17.12.050   Minimum Side Yard.


            A.        Two-family dwelling…………………...10 feet on each side.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        Multiple family dwelling………………Two side yards having a combined width of 15 feet and neither side yard less than 5 feet.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            17.12.060   Minimum Rear Yard.


            A.        Two-family dwelling………………….30 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        Multiple family dwelling………………25 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.12.070   Minimum Ground Floor Area per Dwelling Unit (not including basement, garage or carport).


            A.        Two-family dwelling…………………600 square feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        Multiple family dwelling……………..500 square feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.12.080   Floor Area Ratio.


            A.        Two-family dwelling…………………not to exceed 0.5  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        Multiple family dwelling……………..not to exceed 0.5  (Ord. 120, 1972)




            17.12.090   Minimum Off Street Parking.


            A.        Two-family dwelling……………….two spaces per dwelling  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        Multiple family dwelling…………...two spaces per dwelling  (Ord. 120, 1972)




            17.12.100   Minimum Open Space.


            A.        Two-family dwelling……………….not less than 3,000 square feet per dwelling unit  (Ord. 120, 1972)


           B.         Multiple family dwelling…………...not less than 900 square feet per dwelling unit  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            17.12.110   Maximum Building Height.  Requirements same as for single-family residential district.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.12.120   No Livestock or Poultry. 



Chapter 17.16






            17.16.010        Uses Permitted.

            17.16.020        General Requirements.

            17.16.030        No Livestock or Poultry.



            17.16.010   Uses Permitted.


            A.        When approved as a planned unit development.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        Planned unit development on a site not less than five (5) acres in area.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.16.020   General Requirements.


            A.        Reference should be made to the Subdivision Ordinance for the Town of Nunn for the requirements and procedure for submission of a Planned Unit Development Plan.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        All mobile homes must have permanent foundation and tongues, axles, and wheels must be removed, and taxed ad valorem as a permanent dwelling.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.16.030   No Livestock or Poultry.



Chapter 17.20






            17.20.010        Uses Permitted.

            17.20.020        General Requirements.

            17.20.030        Minimum Lot Area.

            17.20.040        Minimum Lot Width.

            17.20.050        Minimum Front Yard.

            17.20.060        Minimum Side Yard.

            17.20.070        Minimum Rear Yard.

            17.20.080        Minimum Floor Area.

            17.20.090        Maximum Building Height.



            17.20.010   Uses Permitted.


            A.        Any general business and commercial retail activity, including:  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        1.         Automobile repair shops;  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        2.         Bakeries;  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        3.         Banks;  (Ord. 120, 1972)                   


                        4.         Laundries;  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        5.         Personal Service Shops;  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        6.         Restaurants and Tea Rooms;  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        7.         Printing and Publishing Establishments;  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        Boarding and rooming houses.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            C.        Hotels and motels, including incidental business.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            D.        Medical and dental clinics.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            E.         Membership clubs – subject to approval of the Planning Commission.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            F.         Nurseries and greenhouses.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            G.        Private schools and uses 2, 3, 4, 5 permitted under III-A.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            H.        Professional offices.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            I.          Identification signs – provided such signs are for identification of a business located on the premises and do not exceed ten (10) square feet for any one sign, and provided the total area of signs displayed by any one establishment does not exceed one square foot or sign surface for each three (3) feet of frontage actually occupied by the building within such business is located.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            J.         Governmental offices, police and fire stations.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            17.20.020   General Requirements.


            A.        Goods sold shall consist primarily of new merchandise and any goods produced on the premises shall be sold at retail on the premises unless otherwise permitted herein for special uses.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        Processes and equipment employed and goods processed or sold shall be limited to those which are not objectionable by reason of odor, dust, smoke, cinders, gas, noise, vibration, refuse matter, or water carried waste.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            C.        The following uses which may create unusual traffic hazards must receive special approval by the Planning Commission:  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        1.         Places serving food or beverages outside of an enclosed building.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        2.         Places of amusement or recreation.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        3.         Advertising sign boards.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        4.         Gasoline stations.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.20.030   Minimum Lot Area.


                                    Per motel, hotel, rooming house or resort lodge………….6,000 square feet (Ord. 120, 1972)


           17.20.040   Minimum Lot Width.


                                    Per motel, hotel, rooming house or resort lodge………….50 feet (Ord. 120, 1972)



           17.20.050   Minimum Front Yard.  Where all frontage on side of the street between intersecting streets is zoned as a Commercial District, no setback shall be required.  Where the frontage of one side of a street between two intersecting streets is zoned partly as residential and partly as business, the setback requirements of the R-2 Multiple Family Residential District shall apply to the entire frontage.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


           17.20.060   Minimum Side Yard. 


           A.         No side yard shall be required of a building constructed of masonry or fire proof materials provided the wall or walls are located on a property line.  In all other cases, a side setback of three (3) feet shall be required.  In the event rear access to the property is not available, then a twelve (12) foot setback shall be required on one side.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


           B.         For motels, hotels, and rooming houses, the side yard requirements for multiple family dwelling of the R-2 Residential District shall apply.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



           17.20.070   Minimum Rear Yard.


                        All buildings…………………………………………….2 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)



           17.20.080   Minimum Floor Area.


           A.         Per unit for motels, hotels………………………..300 square feet (Ord. 120, 1972)


           B.         Per occupant for rooming and boarding houses…200 square feet (Ord. 120, 1972)


           C.         All other permitted uses………………………….300 square feet (Ord. 120, 1972)



           17.20.090   Maximum Building Height.  Not to exceed forty (40) feet or three (3) stories in height.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



Chapter 17.24






           17.24.010         Uses Permitted.

           17.24.020         General Requirements.

           17.24.030         Minimum Front Yard.

           17.24.040         Minimum Side Yard.

           17.24.050         Minimum Rear Yard.

           17.24.060         Minimum Off Street Parking.

           17.24.070         Maximum Building Height.



           17.24.010   Uses Permitted.  A lot, parcel, or tract of land may be used, and/or buildings or structures may be erected, altered, or remodeled and used for a use that is determined by the Planning Commission and the Town Board. This use shall not be injurious and offensive to the occupants of adjacent premises by reason of emission or creation of excessive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, or other particulate matter, toxic, noxious materials, odors, fire or explosive hazards or glare or heat and in conjunction with any other ordinances or codes of the Town of Nunn.  (Ord. 120,1972)


           17.24.040   General Requirements.


           A.         The Planning Commission is authorized to recommend to the Town Board approval or denial of all uses in the Industrial District.  Applicant for Industrial District use must receive prior approval of the Planning Commission and Town Board.  (Ord. 120. 1972)


           B.         Application for Industrial District use shall be accompanied by the following: (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        1.         Certified boundary survey of property for which application is made. (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        2.         Plot plan showing location of all proposed buildings, parking areas, ingress and egress, waste disposal areas, other construction features, and landscaping.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        3.         Description of proposed operation in sufficient detail to indicate effects of operation in producing air and water pollution, odor, noise, glare, fire or other safety hazards, and traffic congestion.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        4.         Plans for disposal of sewage or other wastes.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        5.         Plans for water supply.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        6.         Plan showing drainage facilities.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        7.         Architectural elevations for any proposed buildings.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        8.         Proposed number of shifts to be worked and maximum number of employees.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        9.         Identification signs:  size, type, location and number.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


C.        Residential uses will be limited to living quarters for custodian, guard, or maintenance personnel only, in connection with an industrial use being carried on upon the same premises.  (Ord. 120,1972)



17.20.030   Minimum Front Yard.


A.        All buildings and structures……………………………50 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)


B.        The first fifteen (15) feet of the front yard shall be used exclusively for landscaping and ingress and egress.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



17.24.040   Minimum Side Yard.


A.        No side yard shall be required of a building constructed of masonry or fireproof materials, provided the wall or walls are located on a property line.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


B.        A side yard of fifteen (15) feet on each side shall be required if a building is to be constructed of non-fire proof materials.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


C.        In the event rear access to the property is not available, a side yard of twelve (12) feet shall be required on each side.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.24.050   Minimum Rear Yard.  All buildings and structures shall have a rear yard of not less than fifteen (15) feet which may include one-half the width of an alley.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            A.        One space for each two employees.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        One space for each 1,000 square feet of floor area.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.24.070   Maximum Building Height.


                        All buildings and structures…………………………40 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)




Chapter 17.28






            17.28.010        Uses Permitted.

            17.28.020        Minimum Lot Area.

            17.28.030        Minimum Lot Width.

            17.28.040        Minimum Front Yard.

            17.28.050        Minimum Side Yard.

            17.28.060        Minimum Rear Yard.

            17.28.070        Minimum Floor Area.



            17.20.010   Uses Permitted.


            A.        Farm dwelling or building appurtenant to agricultural use.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        Crop production.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            C.        Grazing.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            D.        Greenhouse.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            E.         Nursery.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            F.         Sod (turf) farm.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            G.        Storage:  farm products, private farm equipment.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            H.        Truck farming.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            I.          Single family dwelling on minimum lot size of five (5) acres.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            J.         Identification signs as permitted in R-1 District.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            K.        Parks and open space.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.28.020   Minimum Lot Area……………………….5 acres  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.28.030   Minimum Lot Width………………….…175 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.28.040   Minimum Front Yard…………………….50 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.28.050   Minimum Side Yard.  On corner lots, the side yard shall be fifty (50) feet for the principal builder.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.28.060   Minimum Rear Yard.


                        Principal buildings……………………………..20 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)

                        Accessory buildings……………………………10 feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)



            17.28.070   Minimum Floor Area.


                        Per dwelling…………………………………1,000 square feet  (Ord. 120, 1972)



Chapter 17.32






            17.32.010        Uses Permitted.

            17.32.020        Minimum Lot Area.

            17.32.030        Minimum Lot Width.

            17.32.040        Minimum Front Yard.

            17.32.050        Minimum Floor Area.

            17.32.060        Minimum Off Street Parking.

            17.32.070        Exclusions.



            Regulations specified in other sections of this Title shall be subject to the following interpretations and exceptions.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            17.32.010   Uses Permitted.


            A.        Illumination of Uses.  Any light used to illuminate signs, parking areas, or for any other purposes shall be so arranged as to reflect the light away from nearby residential properties and away from the vision of passing motorists.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        Signs.  In addition to other requirements of this ordinance, all signs for identification or outdoor advertising purposes shall comply with the following conditions:  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        1.         No sign shall be located so that safety of a moving vehicle will be impaired by distracting the vision of the driver of the vehicle.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        2.         No sign shall project into a public right-of-way.  (Ord, 120, 1972)


                        3.         All signs exceeding one square foot of surface for each three (3) feet of lot frontage shall be subject to approval of the Town Board according to the provisions of Section 17.40 “Building Review” of the ordinance.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        4.         No sign shall be animated or flashing.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        5.         No sign shall be painted directly on any exterior wall of any building or structure.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        6.         No sign shall project above the roof line of any structure or building on the same lot on which the sign is placed, nor shall any sign exceed the building height limit of the zone district in which it is placed.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


           17.32.020   Minimum Lot Area.




           17.32.030   Minimum Lot Width.


           A.         Small Lots.  Where an individual lot was held in separate ownership from adjoining properties or was platted and recorded at the time of passage of this ordinance and has less area and/or less width than required in other sections of this Title, such a lot may be occupied according to the permitted uses provided for the district in which such lot is located, except in the case of motels, hotels, lodges, and resorts which shall not be subject to the preceding exception.  (Ord. 120. 1972)


           B.         Reduction.  No part of an area or width required for a lot for the purpose of complying with the provisions of this ordinance shall be included as an area or width required for another building.  (Ord. 120, 1972)

            17.32.040   Minimum Front Yard.

A.        Developed Areas.  Where lots comprising fifty percent (50%) or more of the frontage on one side of a street between intersecting streets have been improved with buildings at the time of passage of this ordinance, the average front yard of such buildings shall be the minimum front yard required for all new construction on such block. (Ord. 120. 1972)

17.32.050   Minimum Floor Area.  In measuring the minimum floor area as required, all

measurements shall be along outside walls of the living area, not including garage or carport area.  (Ord. 120, 1972)

17.32.060   Minimum Off Street Parking.  Each space shall be not less than ten (10) feet wide, twenty (20) feet long and seven (7) feet high, shall have vehicular access to a street or alley, and shall be located on the same lot as the principal use which it serves in the "Rl" and "R2" Districts and within 200 feet of the principal use in the "C" and "I" Districts.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


           17.32.070   Exclusions.


A.        No junk or waste shall be stored outdoors. (Ord. 120, 1972)


B.        No junk material, wastes or trash shall be removed from one parcel of property and disposed of by depositing upon another parcel of property or in the streets or public rights-of-way except by being delivered to an authorized dump site.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            C.        On corner lots, no planting of shrubs, trees or flowers, or the erection of any solid fence or structure over thirty (30) inches above level of roadway or street which obstructs the view of traffic shall be permitted within the triangle measured from the point of intersection of the lot lines abutting the streets a distance of 155 feet along each such lot line.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


D.        It shall be unlawful to sell any products at retail or wholesale from any temporary stand, temporary structure, motor vehicle or trailer except agricultural products grown on the premises upon which the stand is located.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



Chapter 17.36






            17.36.010        Repairs and Maintenance.

            17.36.020        Restoration.

            17.36.030        Abandonment.

            17.36.040        Change in Use.

            17.36.050        Extensions.

            17.36.060        Cessation.

            17.36.070        Moving.



17.36.010   Repairs and Maintenance.  Ordinary repairs and maintenance of a non-conforming building shall be permitted.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



17.36.020   Restoration.  A non-conforming building which has been damaged by fire or other causes may be restored to its original condition provided such work is commenced within one (1) year of such calamity.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



17.36.030   Abandonment.


A.        Whenever a non-conforming use has been discontinued for a period of one (1) year, such use shall not thereafter be reestablished and any future use shall be in conformance with the provisions of this ordinance.  (Ord. 120, 1972; Ord. 212, 1998)


B.        Whenever a non-conforming use arising from or related to the use of a mobile home which does not satisfy the definition of "dwelling, single family" and where such non-conforming use has been discontinued, such use shall not thereafter be reestablished and any future use shall be in conformance with the provisions of this Ordinance.  (Ord 120, 1972; Ord. 212, 1998)



17.36.040   Change in Use.  A non-conforming use shall not be changed to a use of lower or less restrictive classification.  Such non-conforming use may, however, be changed to another use of the same or higher classification.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



17.36.050   Extensions.  A non-conforming use shall not be extended.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.36.060   Cessation.  All industrial ordinance in any residential or commercial district the effective date of this ordinance if such uses are not contained within an enclosed and covered building and/or if such uses are detrimental and injurious to the adjoining lands because such uses create unusual and obnoxious odors, smoke, sounds, dust, vibration, or traffic problems.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



17.36.070   Moving.  No building or structure which does not conform to all of the regulations of the district in which it is located shall be moved in whole or in part to another location unless every portion of such building or structure is moved and the use thereof is made to conform to all regulations of the district into which it is moved.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



Chapter 17.40






            17.40.010        Purpose.

            17.40.020        Method of Review.




            17.40.010   Purpose.  With the purpose of conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the Town of Nunn, the Town Board may review all building and sign permits where the character of the proposed construction might be so at variance with the established exterior architectural appeal and functional plan of the structures already located in the neighborhood as to depreciate the value of such established buildings.  The Town Board must restrict its review in such case to the effect of the proposed construction on the health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the Town of Nunn, keeping particularly in mind the unique characteristics of existing structures which have established special land values and prosperity for the entire community.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            17.40.020 Method of Review.  After receiving exterior elevations of the proposed structure, viewing the site on which such construction is proposed to be placed and notifying the applicant of the time and place of a hearing on such subject, the Town Board may either approve, disapprove, or approve subject to certain conditions, any application which may require such building review.  For each case, the Town Board may obtain testimony from local architects or other qualified personnel on the possible effects of the proposed construction on established land values.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



Chapter 17.44






            17.44.010        Powers and Duties.

            17.44.020        Procedures.



17.44.010   Powers and Duties.  The Board of Adjustment shall have the following powers and duties, all of which shall be exercised subject to the laws of the State of Colorado and subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, in harmony with the purpose and intent of this Title and in accordance with the public interest and the most appropriate development of the area:  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            A.        To hear and decide appeals from, and review any order, requirements, decision or determination made by an administrative official or body charged with enforcement of the regulations established by this Title.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            B.        To hear and decide requests for special exceptions as referred to such Board in other sections of this Title.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


C.        To authorize, upon appeal in specific cases, variances from the terms of this ordinance, where, by reason of exceptional shape, size, or topography of lot, or other exceptional situation or condition of the building or land, practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship would result to owners of said property from a strict enforcement of this Title.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.44.020   Procedures.  The Board of Adjustment shall hold a public hearing on all applications and appeals with the following special conditions required:  (Ord. 120, 1972)


A.        For application for variances relating to the use requirements of this ordinance, a written notice of said hearing shall be sent by first-class mail at least five (5) days, or delivered personally at least three (3) days prior to the hearing date, to owners of property within three hundred (300) feet of the property in question.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


B.        For applications for variance not relating to the use requirement of this ordinance, a written notice of said hearing shall be sent by first-class mail at least five (5) days, or delivered personally at least three (3) days, prior to the hearing date to owners of property adjacent to the property in question.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


C.        For application for variances relating to the use requirements of this ordinance, a fee of ten dollars ($10.00) shall be charged to cover the cost of advertising and processing.  For all other applications, a fee of five dollars ($5.00) shall be charged to cover such costs.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


D.        Unless otherwise stated in the Board of Adjustment minutes, all variance permits shall be valid for a period of time not to exceed six (6) months from the time such variance is granted.  (Ord. 120, 1972)



Chapter 17.48






            17.48.010        General Procedure.

            17.48.020        Special Procedure.



17.48.010   General Procedure.  Amendments to this ordinance shall be in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado which require the following action before adoption of any such amendment:   (Ord. 120, 1972, Code 2002)


            A.        Study and recommendation of the proposed amendment by the Town Planning Commission.  (Ord. 120, 1972, Code, 2002)


B.          Completion of a public hearing before the Town Board after at least fifteen (15) days' legal notice of the time and place of such hearing shall have been given.  (Ord 120, 1972; Code, 2002)


17.48.020   Special Procedure.  Before submitting a report and recommendation on any proposed amendment to this ordinance, as required in Section 17.48.010 above, the Town Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on the proposed amendment with the following special conditions required:  (Ord. 120, 1972, Code, 2002)


A.        A legal notice of said hearing shall be at least fifteen (15) days prior to the hearing date, which notice may be concurrent with that required to be given by the Town Board of its hearing.  (Ord. 120, 1972, Code, 2002)


B.        For proposed amendments to the "Zoning District Map," a written notice of said hearing shall be sent by first-class mail at least fifteen (15) days prior to the hearing date to property owners within the area in question, and within three hundred (300) feet of the area in question.  (Ord. 120, 1972, Code, 2002)


C.        For proposed amendments to the "Zoning District Map," a fee of fifteen ($15.00) shall be charged to cover the cost of advertising and processing. For all other proposed amendments, a fee of five dollars ($5.00) shall be charged to cover such costs.  (Ord.120, 1972; Code, 2002)



Chapter 17.50






            17.50.010        Building Permits.



            17.50.010   Building Permits.


A.       After such time as the Town Board of the Town of Nunn, Colorado, has adopted by ordinance a Building Code, it shall be unlawful to erect, construct reconstruct, alter or change the use of any building or other structure within the Town limits without obtaining a building permit from such Planning Commission, and such Planning Commission shall not issue any permit unless the plans of and for the proposed erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, or use fully conform to the zoning regulations then in effect, and unless plans to be kept as a permanent public record are submitted to the Planning Commission.  (Code, 2002)


B.        For all building permits required, a fee established by schedule and proportioned to the floor area constructed shall be charged by the Town of Nunn, except that the following construction shall be exempt from paying a building permit fee:  (Code, 2002)


                        1.         All remodeling which does not extend the floor area of a building;  (Code, 2002)


                        2.         All construction with a total valuation of less than fifty dollars ($50.00);  (Code, 2002)


            3.         All construction with a total valuation between fifty dollars ($50.00) and five hundred dollars ($500.00) requires a permit but no fee.  (Code, 2002)


C.        Interpretation and Conflict with Other Laws.  In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this Title shall be held to be minimum requirements adopted for the promotion of the public health, safety, and welfare.  Whenever the requirements of this Title are at variance with the requirements of any other lawfully adopted rules, regulations or ordinances, the more restrictive or that imposing the higher standard shall govern.  (Code, 2002)



Chapter 17.52






            17.52.010        Accessory Building.

            17.52.020        Accessory Use.

            17.52.030        Alley.

            17.52.040        Boarding and Rooming House.

            17.52.050        Building.

            17.52.060        Building Height.

            17.52.070        Dwelling.

            17.52.080        Dwelling, Single Family.

            17.52.090        Dwelling, Two Family.

            17.52.100        Multiple Family.

            17.52.110        Dwelling Unit.

            17.52.120        Family.

            17.52.130        Floor Area.

            17.52.140        Floor Area Ratio.

            17.52.150        Home Occupation.

            17.52.160        Junk.

            17.52.170        Lot.

            17.52.180        Lot Area.

            17.52.190        Lot Line, Front.

            17.52.200        Lot Line, Rear.

            17.52.210        Lot Line, Side.

            17.52.220        Mobile Home.

            17.52.230        Motel or Hotel.

            17.52.240        Non-Conforming Building.

            17.52.250        Non-Conforming Use.

            17.52.260        Occupied.

            17.52.270        Open Space.

            17.52.280        Person.

            17.52.290        Planned Unit Development.

            17.52.300        Roof Line.

            17.52.310        Room.

            17.52.320        Sign.

            17.52.330        Street.

            17.52.340        Structure.

            17.52.350        Use.

            17.52.360        Width of Lot.

            17.52.370        Yard.

            17.52.380        Yard, Front.

            17.52.390        Yard, Rear.

            17.52.400        Yard, Side.


            For the purpose of this Title, certain words or phrases are defined as follows:  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            When not consistent with the content, words used in the present tense include the future, words in the singular number include the plural number, words in the plural number include the singular number, and the masculine includes the feminine.  The word "shall" is mandatory, while the word "may" is permissive.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.010   Accessory Building.  A detached subordinate building, the use of which is customarily incidental to that of the main building or to the main use of the land and which is located on the same lot with the main building or use.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.020   Accessory Use.  A use naturally and normally incidental to, subordinate to, and devoted exclusively to the main use of the premises.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.030   Alley.  A public way permanently reserved as a secondary means of access to abutting property.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.040   Boarding and Rooming House.  A building or portion thereof which is principally used to accommodate, for compensation, five (5) or more boarders or roomers, not including members of the occupant's immediate family who might be occupying such building. The "compensation" shall include compensation in money, services, or other things of value.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.050   Building.  Any permanent structure built for the shelter or enclosure of persons, animals, chattels, or property of any kind and not including advertising sign boards or fences.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.060  Building Height.  The vertical distance measured from the established curb level to the highest point of the underside of the ceiling beams for a flat roof, to the deck line for a mansard roof, and to the mean level of the underside of the rafters between the eaves and the ridge for a gable, hip, or gambrel roof.  Chimneys, spires, towers, elevator penthouses, tanks, and similar projections, other than signs, shall be included in ca1culating the height.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.070   Dwelling.  A building or portion thereof which is used as the private residence or sleeping place of one or more human beings, but not including hotels, motels, tourist courts, resort, cabins, clubs, or hospitals. In addition, all dwellings shall be constructed as permanent buildings -- not temporary structures such as tents, railroad cars, trailers, street cars, metal prefabricated sections, or similar units.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.080   Dwelling, Single Family.  A detached building designed exclusively for occupancy by one family.  As defined herein, a single family residence shall not include a mobile home unless such mobile home meets each of the following criteria:  (1) is attached to a permanent foundation and perimeter enclosure of concrete or masonry materials; (2) has had its wheels removed; (3) has a minimum floor area of 864 square feet; (4) has a minimum width of twenty-four feet and a minimum length of thirty-six feet; (5) is compatible with the surrounding area and is in harmony with the character of the neighborhood.  (Ord. 120, 1972; Ord. 212, 1999; Ord. 215, 1999)


17.52.090   Dwelling, Two-Family.  A detached building designed exclusively for occupancy by two families living independently of each other.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.100   Multiple Family.  A building, or portions thereof, designed for or occupied by three or more families living independently of each other.  (Ord 120, 1972)


17.52.110   Dwelling Unit.  One or more rooms in a dwelling designed for occupancy by one family for living or sleeping purposes and having not more than one kitchen.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.120   Family.  An individual or two or more persons related by blood or marriage; or a group of not to exceed five (5) persons (excluding servants) living together as a single housekeeping unit in a dwelling unit.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.130   Floor Area.  For the purpose of determining the floor area ratio, conversions of existing structures and maximum size of business establishments, the sum of the gross horizontal areas of several floors measured in square feet, including the basement floor, but not including the cellar floor of the building, measured from the exterior faces or the exterior walls or from the center line of walls separating two buildings.  The floor area of a building shall also include elevator shafts and stairwells as each floor, floor space used for mechanical equipment, except equipment open or enclosed located on the roof, penthouse, attic space, or having headroom of seven feet, ten inches or more, interior balconies and mezzanines, enclosed porches, and floor area devoted to accessory uses, provided that any space devoted to off street parking or leading shall not be included in floor area.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.140   Floor Area Ratio.  The numerical value obtained through dividing the gross floor area of a building or buildings by the net lot area on which such building or buildings are located.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.150   Home Occupation.  Any use conducted principally within a dwelling and carried on by inhabitants which use is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling for dwelling purposes and does not change the character thereof.  (Ord, 120, 1972)


            17.52.160   Junk.  Any manufactured goods, appliances, fixtures, furniture, machinery, motor vehicle or trailer which is abandoned, demolished, dismantled, or that is so worn or deteriorated or in such condition to be unusable in its existing state, salvage materials, scrap metal, scrap material, waste, bottles, tin cans, paper, boxes, crates, rags, used lumber and building material, motor vehicle and machinery parts, and used tires.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.170   Lot.  A parcel of real property as shown with a separate and distinct number or letter on a plat recorded in the Weld County Courthouse or, when not so platted, in a recorded subdivision, a parcel of real property abutting upon at least one public street and held under separate ownership.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.180   Lot Area.  The total horizontal area within the lot lines of a lot.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.190   Lot Line, Front.  The property line dividing a lot from a street. On a comer lot, only one street line shall be considered as a front line and the shorter street frontage shall be considered the front line.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.200   Lot Line, Rear.  The line opposite the front lot line.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.210  Lot Line, Side.  Any lot lines other than front lot lines or rear lot lines.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.220   Mobile Home.  A structure which is transportable; when installed, exceeds either eight (8) feet in width or thirty-two (32) feet in length; and built on a chassis and is designed, when connected to the required utilities, to be used as a year-round sleeping and living quarters, with or without a permanent foundation.  (Ord. 120, 1972; Ord. 212, 1999)


17.52.230   Motel or Hotel.  A building designed for occupancy as the temporary abiding place (30 days or less) of individuals who are lodged with or without meals and with such building having six (6) or more guest rooms.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


            17.52.240   Non-Conforming Building.  A building or structure or portion thereof conflicting with the provisions of this ordinance applicable to the zone in which it is situated.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.250   Non-Conforming Use.  The use of a structure or premises conflicting with the provisions of this ordinance.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.260  Occupied.  The word "occupied" includes arranged, designed, built, altered, converted, rented or leased, or intended to be occupied.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.270   Open Space.  Open space on a building site, exclusive of a space devoted to vehicular streets, drives, and parking areas and including pedestrian ways, space for active and passive recreation and landscaping.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.280   Person.  The word "person" shall also include association, firm, co-partnership, or corporation.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.290   Planned Unit Development.  A unified development in a single ownership or control, which is subdivided and developed according to a comprehensive plan and where the specific requirements of a given district may be modified.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.300   Roof Line.  The highest point on any building where an exterior wall enclosed usable floor area including floor area provided for housing mechanical equipment.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.310   Room.  An unsubdivided portion of the interior of a dwelling unit, excluding bathrooms, kitchens, closets, hallways, and service porches.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.320   Sign.  Any object or device or part thereof situated outdoors or indoors which is used to advertise, identify, display, direct or attract attention to an object, person, institution, organization, business, product, service, event or location by any means including words, letters, figures, designs, symbols, fixtures, colors, motion illumination, or projected images.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        Animated Sign:            Any sign or part of a sign which changes physical position by any movement or rotation.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


                        Flashing Sign:             Any directly or indirectly illuminated sign either stationary or animated, which exhibits changing natural or artificial light or color effect by any means whatsoever.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.330   Street.  A public thoroughfare which affords the principal means of access to abutting property.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.340   Structure.  Anything constructed or erected which requires location on the ground or attached to something having a location on the ground but not including fences or walls used as fences less than six (6) feet in height, poles, lines, cables, or other transmission or distribution facilities of public utilities.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.350   Use.  The purpose for which land or building is designed, arranged, or intended or for which either is or may be occupied or maintained.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.360   Width of Lot.  The distance parallel to the front lot line measured between side lot lines through that part of the building or structure where the lot is narrowest.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.370   Yard.  An open space, other than a court, on a lot unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward, except as otherwise provided in this ordinance.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.380   Yard, Front.  A yard extending across the full width of the lot between the front lot line and the nearest line or point of the building.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.390   Yard, Rear.  A yard extending across the full width of the lot between the rear lot line and the nearest line or point of the building.  (Ord. 120, 1972)


17.52.400   Yard, Side.  A yard extending from the front yard to the rear yard between the side lot line and the nearest line or point of the building or accessory building attached thereto. (Ord. 120, 1972)



Chapter 17.58






            17.58.010        Fines.

            17.58.020        Injunction, Abatement.

            17.58.030        Remedies.



            17.58.010   Fines.  Any person or corporation, whether as principal agent, employee, or otherwise, who violates any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be fined not exceeding One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each offense, such fine to inure the Town of Nunn.  Each day of the existence of any violation shall be deemed a separate offense.  (Code, 2002)


17.58.020   Injunction, Abatement.  The erection, construction, enlargement, conversion, moving or maintenance of any building which is continued, operated or maintained contrary to any provisions of this ordinance is hereby declared to be a violation of this ordinance and unlawful.  The Town Attorney shall immediately, upon any such violation having been called to his attention, institute injunction, abatement, or any other appropriate action to prevent, enjoin, abate or remove such violation.  Such action may also be instituted by any property owner who may be especially damaged by any violation of this ordinance.  (Code, 2002)


17.58.030   Remedies.  The remedy provided for herein shall be cumulative and not exclusive and shall be in addition to any other remedies provided by law.  (Code, 2002)



Chapter 17.60






            17.60.010        Off Street Parking as Appurtenant Use Only.

            17.60.020        Maximum Off Street Parking.



17.60.010   Off Street Parking as Appurtenant Use Only.  Off street parking is permitted in the R-1, R-2, and MH zones only as an appurtenant use to an existing dwelling.  Such is not a permitted use in such zones without the existence of a principal dwelling meeting all the requirements of a dwelling for the relevant zone.  (Ord. 178, 1996)


17.60.020   Maximum Off Street Parking.  The off street parking for motor vehicles, trailer, or any other vehicles for which registration is required shall not exceed the following: (Code, 2002 )


A.         R-l - Single Family Residential District: Five (5) vehicles per single family dwelling.  (Code, 2002)


B.          R-2 - Multiple Family Residential District: Three (3) vehicles per dwelling unit.  (Code, 2002)


            C.        MH - Mobile Home Park District: Three (3) vehicles per mobile home.  (Code, 2002)



Chapter 17.62






            17.62.010        Review of Permits.

            17.62.020        Proposals are Consistent.

            17.62.030        Design of Systems.



17.62.010   Review of Permits.  That the Town Clerk shall review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding. If a proposed building site is in a location that has a flood hazard, any proposed new construction or substantial improvement (including prefabricated and mobile homes) must (1) be designed (or modified) and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement of the structure; (2) use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage; and (3) use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage.  (Ord. 130, 1975)


17.62.020   Proposals are Consistent.  That the Planning Commission of the Town of Nunn, Colorado, shall review subdivision proposals and other proposed new developments to assure that (1) all such proposals are consistent with the need to minimize flood damage, (2) all public utilities and facilities, such as sewer, gas, electrical, and water systems are located, elevated, and constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage, and (3) adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards.  (Ord. 130, 1975)


17.62.030   Design of Systems.  The Board of Trustees of the Town of Nunn, Colorado, shall require new or replacement water supply systems and/or sanitary sewage systems to be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the systems and discharges from the systems into flood water and require on-site waste disposal systems to be located so as to avoid impairment of them or contamination from them during flooding.  (Ord. 130, 1975)



Chapter 17.64






            17.64.010        Findings of Fact.

            17.64.020        Statement of Purpose. 

            17.64.030        Methods of Reducing Flood Losses.

            17.64.040        Definitions.

            17.64.050        General Provisions.

            17.64.060        Penalties for Non-Compliance.

            17.64.070        Abrogation and Greater Restrictions.

            17.64.080        Interpretation.

            17.64.090        Warning and Disclaimer of Liability.

            17.64.100        Establishment of Development Permit.

            17.64.110        Designation of the Town Clerk.

            17.64.120        Duties and Responsibilities of the Town Clerk.

            17.64.130        Use of Other Base Flood Data.

            17.64.140        Information to be Obtained and Maintained.

            17.64.150        Alteration of Watercourses.

            17.64.160        Interpretation of FIRM Boundaries.

            17.64.170        Appeal Board.

            17.64.180        Conditions for Variance.

            17.64.190        Provisions for Flood Hazard Reduction.



            17.64.010   Findings of Fact.


A.        Whereas, the flood hazard areas of the Town of Nunn, Colorado, are subject to periodic inundation which results in loss of life and property, health and safety hazards, disruption of business and Town services, extraordinary public expenditures for flood protection and relief, and impairment of the tax base, all of which adversely affect the public health, safety, and general welfare.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


B.        These flood losses are causes by the cumulative effect of obstructions in areas of special flood hazards which increase flood heights and velocities and, when inadequately anchored, damage uses in other areas.  Uses that are inadequately floodproofed, elevated or otherwise protected from flood damage also contribute to the flood loss.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


17.64.020   Statement of Purpose.  It is the purpose of this Ordinance to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare, and to minimize public and private losses due to flood conditions in specific areas by provisions designed:  (Ord. 142, 1979)


A.        To protect human life and health;  (Ord. 142, 1979)


B.        To minimize expenditure of public money for costly flood control projects;  (Ord. 142, 1979)


C.        To minimize the need for rescue and relief efforts associated with flooding and generally undertaken at the expense of the general public;  (Ord. 142, 1979)


D.        To minimize prolonged business interruptions;  (Ord. 142, 1979)


E.         To minimize damage to public facilities and utilities such as water and gas mains, electric, telephone, and sewer lines, streets and bridges located in areas of special flood hazard;   (Ord. 142, 1979)


F.         To help maintain a stable tax base by providing for the second use and development of areas of special flood hazard so as to minimize future flood blight areas;  (Ord. 142, 1979)


G.        To ensure that potential buyers are notified that property is in an area of special flood hazard; and   (Ord.142, 1979)


H.        To ensure that those who occupy the areas of special flood hazard assume responsibility for their actions.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


17.64.030   Methods of Reducing Flood Losses.  In order to accomplish its purposes, this Ordinance includes methods and provisions for:  (Ord. 142, 1979)


A.        Restricting or prohibiting uses which are dangerous to health, safety, and property due to water or erosion hazards or which result in damaging increases in erosion or in flood heights or velocities;  (Ord. 142, 1979)


B.        Requiring that uses vulnerable to floods, including facilities which serve such uses, be protected against flood damage at the time of initial construction;  (Ord. 142. 1979)


C.        Controlling the alteration of natural flood plains, stream channels, and natural protective barriers which help accommodate or channel flood waters;  (Ord. 142, 1979)


D.        Controlling filling, grading, dredging, and other development which may increase flood damage; and  (Ord. 142, 1979)


E.         Preventing or regulating the construction of flood barriers which will unnaturally divert flood waters or which may increase flood hazards in other areas.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


17.64.040   Definitions.  Unless specifically defined below, words or phrases used in this Ordinance shall be interpreted so as to give them the meaning they have in common usage and to give this Ordinance its most reasonable application.


(Note:  Specific definitions of this Ordinance are found in the Book of Ordinances. Pages 353-356.)   (Ord. 124, 1979)


            17.64.050 General Provisions.


            A.        Lands to which this Ordinance applies:  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        1.         This Ordinance shall apply to all areas of special flood hazards within the jurisdiction of the Town of Nunn, Colorado.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


            B.        Basis for establishing the areas of special flood hazard:  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        1.         The areas of special flood hazard identified by the Federal Insurance Administration in a scientific and engineering report entitled "The Flood Insurance Study For The Town of Nunn, Colorado", dated August, 1978, with accompanying Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Flood boundary-Floodway Maps is hereby adopted by reference and declared to be a part of this Ordinance.  The Flood Insurance Study is on file in the office of the Clerk of the Town of Nunn, Colorado.  (Ord. 142. 1979)


           17.64.060   Penalties for Non-Compliance.  No structure or land shall hereafter be constructed, located, extended, converted, or altered without full compliance with the terms of this ordinance and other applicable regulations. Violation of the provisions of this Ordinance by failure to comply with any of its requirements (including violations of conditions and safeguards established in connection with conditions) shall constitute a misdemeanor.  Any person who violates this ordinance or fails to comply with any of its requirements shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisoned for not more than one (I) year, or both, for each violation, and in addition shall pay all costs and expenses involved in the case.  Nothing herein contained shall prevent the Town of Nunn from taking such other lawful action as is necessary to prevent or remedy any violation.  (Ord. 142, 1979; Code, 2002)


           17.64.070   Abrogation and Greater Restrictions.  This Ordinance is not intended to repeal, abrogate, or impair any existing easements, covenants, or deed restrictions.  However, where this Chapter and other ordinance, easement, covenant, or deed restriction conflict or overlap, whichever imposes the more stringent restrictions shall prevail.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


17.64.080   Interpretation.  In the interpretation and application of this Chapter, all provisions shall be:  (Code, 2002)


            A.        Considered as minimum requirements;  (Code, 2002)


            B.        Liberally construed in favor of the governing body;  (Code, 2002)


            C.        Deemed neither to limit nor repeal any other powers granted under State statutes.  (Code, 2002)


17.64.090   Warning and Disclaimer of Liability.  The degree of flood protection required by this Ordinance is considered reasonable for regulatory purposes and is based on scientific and engineering consideration.  Larger floods can and will occur on rare occasions. Flood heights may be increased by man-made or natural causes.  This Chapter does not imply that land outside the area of special flood hazards or uses permitted within such areas will be free from flooding or flood damages.  This Chapter shall not create liability on the part of the Town of Nunn, any officer or employee thereof, or the Federal Insurance Administration for any flood damages that result from reliance on this Chapter or any administrative decision lawfully made thereunder.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


17.64.100   Establishment of Development Permit.  A development permit shall be obtained before construction or development begins within any area of special flood hazard established in Section 17.64.050. Application for a development permit shall be made on forms furnished by the Town Clerk and may include, but not be limited to: plans in duplicate drawn to scale showing the nature, location, dimensions, and elevations of the area in question:  existing or proposed structures, fill, storage of materials, drainage facilities; and the location of the foregoing.  Specifically, the following information is required:  (Ord. 142, 1979)


A.         Elevation in relation to mean sea level of the lowest floor (including basement) of all structures; (Ord. 142, 1979)


           B.         Elevation in relation to mean sea level to which any structure has been flood proofed.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


C.        Certification by a registered professional engineer or architect that the floodproofing methods for any non-residential structure meet the floodproofing criteria in Section 17.64.250; and (Ord. 142, 1979)


D.        The description of the extent to which any watercourse will be altered or relocated as a result of proposed development.   (Ord. 142, 1979)


17.64.110   Designation of the Town Clerk.  The Town Clerk is hereby appointed to administer and implement this Chapter by granting or denying development permit applications in accordance with its provisions.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


17.64.120   Duties and Responsibilities of the Town Clerk.  Duties and responsibilities of the Town Clerk shall include, but not be limited to:  (Code, 2002)


A.        Review all development permits to determine that the permit requirements of this Chapter have been satisfied.  (Code, 2002)


            B.        Review all development permits to determine that all necessary permits have been obtained from those Federal, State or local governmental agencies from which prior approval is required.  (Code, 2002)


C.        Review all development permits to determine if the proposed development is located in the floodway.  If located in the floodway, assure that the encroachment provisions of Section 17.64.280 are met.  (Code, 2002)


17.64.130   Use of Other Base Flood Data.  When base flood elevation data has not been provided in accordance with Section 17.64.050, Basis For Establishing the Areas of Special Flood Hazard, the Town Clerk shall obtain, review, and reasonably utilize any base flood evaluation data available from a Federal, State, or other source in order to administer Section 17.64.190.  (Code, 2002)


            17.64.140   Information to Be Obtained and Maintained. 


            A.        Obtain and record the actual elevation (in relation to mean sea level) of the lowest habitable floor (including basement) of all new or substantially improved structures and whether or not the structure contains a basement.  (Code, 2002)


B.        For all new substantially improved floodproofed structures: (1) verify and record the actual elevation (in relation to sea level); and (2) maintain the floodproofing certifications required in Section 4.1(3).  (Code, 2002)


C.        Maintain for public inspection all records pertaining to the provisions of this Ordinance.  (Code, 2002)


            17.64.150   Alteration of Watercourses.


A.        Notify adjacent communities and the (State coordinating agency) prior to any alteration or relocation of a watercourse and submit evidence of such notification to the Federal Insurance Administration.  (Code, 2002)


B.        Require that maintenance is provided within the altered or relocated portion of said watercourse so that the flood carrying capacity is not diminished.  (Code, 2002)


            17.64.160   Interpretation of FIRM Boundaries.  Make interpretations where needed, as to the exact location of the boundaries of the areas of special flood hazards (for example, where there appears to be conflict between a mapped boundary and actual field conditions).  The person contesting the location of the boundary shall be given a reasonable opportunity to appeal the interpretation as provided in Section 17.64.180.  (Code, 2002)


            17.64.170   Appeal Board.


A.        The Board of Adjustment, as established by the Town of Nunn, shall hear and decide appeals and request for variances from the requirements of this Ordinance.  (Code, 2002)


B.        The Board of Adjustment shall hear and decide appeals when it is alleged there is an error in any requirement, decision, or determination made by the Town Clerk in the enforcement or administration of this Ordinance.  (Code, 2002)


C.        Those aggrieved by the decision of the Board of Adjustment, or any taxpayer, may appeal such decision to the District Court of Weld County, Colorado.  (Code, 2002)


            D.        In passing upon such applications. the Board of Adjustment shall consider all technical evaluations, all relevant factors, standards specified in other sections of this Ordinance, and (Note: evaluations in Book of Ordinances Pages 359-360).  (Code, 2002)


            17.64.180   Conditions for Variance.


A.        Generally, variances may be issued for new construction and substantial improvements to be erected on a lot of one-half acre or less in size contiguous to and surrounded by lots with existing structures constructed below the base flood level, providing item E. in Section 17.64.180 have been fully considered.  As the lot size increases beyond the one-half acre, the technical justification required for issuing the variance increases.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


B.        Variances may be issued for the reconstruction, rehabilitation, or restoration of structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places or the State Inventory of Historic Places, without regard to the procedures set forth in the remainder of this section.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


C.        Variances shall not be issued within any designated floodway if any increase in flood levels during the base flood discharge would result.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


D.        Variances shall only be issued upon a determination that the variance is the minimum necessary, considering the flood hazard, to afford relief.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


            E.         Variances shall only be issued upon:  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        1.         A showing of good and sufficient cause; (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        2.         A determination that failure to grant the variance would result in exceptional hardship to the applicant; and  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        3.         A determination that the granting of a variance will not result in increased flood heights, additional threats to public safety. extraordinary public expense, create nuisances, cause fraud on or victimization of the public as identified in Section 17.16.180, or conflict with existing local laws or ordinances.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


F.         Any applicant to whom a variance is granted shall be given written notice that the structure will be permitted to be built with a lowest floor elevation below the base flood elevation and that the cost of flood insurance will be commensurate with the increased risk resulting from the reduced lowest floor elevation.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


            17.64.190   Provisions for Flood Hazard Reduction.  General Standards:  In all areas of special flood hazards, the following standards are required:  (Ord. 142, 1979)


            A.        Anchoring.


                        1.         All new construction and substantial improvements shall be anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement of the structure.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        2.         All mobile homes shall be anchored to resist flotation, collapse, or lateral movement by providing over-the-top and frame ties to ground anchors. Special requirements shall be that:  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                                    (a)        Over-the-top ties be provided at each of the four comers of the mobile home, with two (2) additional ties per side at intermediate locations, with mobile homes less than fifty (50) feet long requiring one (1) additional tie per side;  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                                    (b)       Frame ties be provided at each comer of the home with five (5) additional ties per side at intermediate points, with mobile home less than fifty (50) long requiring four additional ties per side:  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                                    (c)        All components of the anchoring system be capable of carrying a force of 4,800 pounds; and  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                                    (d)       Any addition to the mobile home be similarly anchored.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


           B.         Construction Materials and Methods.


                        1.         All new construction and substantial improvements shall be constructed with materials and utility equipment resistant to flood damage.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        2.         All new construction and substantial improvements shall be constructed using methods and practices that minimize flood damage.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


           C.         Utilities.


                        1.         All new and replacement water supply systems shall be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the system.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        2.         New and replacement sanitary sewage systems shall be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters; and   (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        3.         On-site waste disposal systems shall be located to avoid impairment to them or contamination from them during flooding.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


           D.         Subdivision Proposals.


                        1.         All subdivision proposals shall be consistent with the need to minimize flood damage.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        2.         All subdivision proposals shall have public utilities and facilities such as sewer, gas, electrical, and water systems located and constructed to minimize flood damage.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        3.         All subdivision proposals shall have adequate drainage provided to reduce exposure to flood damage; and  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        4.         Base flood elevation data shall be provided for subdivision proposals and other proposed development which contain at least fifty (50) lots or five (5) acres (whichever is less).  (Ord. 142, 1979)


E.         Specific Standards.  In all areas of special flood hazards where base flood elevation data has been provided as set forth in Section 17.64.050, Basis For Establishing The Areas of Special Flood Hazard or in Section 17.64.130, Use of Other Base Flood Data, the following standards are required:  (Ord. 142, 1979)


F.         Residential Construction.  New construction and substantial improvements of any residential structure shall have the lowest floor, including basement, elevated to or above flood elevation.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


G.        Non-Residential Construction.  New construction and substantial improvement of any commercial, industrial or other non-residential structure shall either have the lowest floor, including basement, elevated to the level of the base flood elevation or, together with attendant utility and sanitary facilities, shall:  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        1.         Be floodproofed so that below the base flood level the structure is watertight with walls substantially impermeable to the passage of water;  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        2.         Have structural components capable of resisting hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads and effects of buoyancy; and  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        3.         Be certified by a registered professional engineer or architect that the standards of this subsection are satisfied. Such certifications shall be provided to the official as set forth in Section  (Ord. 142, 1979)


           H.         Mobile Homes.


                        1.         Mobile homes shall be anchored in accordance with Section 17.64.200. (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        2.         For new mobile home parks and mobile home subdivisions, for expansions to existing mobile home parks and mobile home subdivisions where the repair, reconstructions, or improvement of the streets, utilities, and pads equals or exceeds fifty percent (50%) of value of the streets, utilities, and pads before the repair, reconstruction, or improvement has commenced; and for mobile homes not placed in a mobile home park or mobile home subdivision, require that:  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                                    (a)        Stands or lots are elevated on compacted fill or on pilings so that the lowest floor level of the mobile home will be at or above the base flood level; (Ord. 142, 1979)


                                    (b)       Adequate surface drainage and access for a hauler are provided and; (Ord. 142, 1979)


                                    (c)        In the instance of elevation on pilings, that:  (Ord. 142, 1979)


                                                -- lots are large enough to permit steps,  (Ord. 142, 1979)

                                                -- piling foundations are placed in stable soil no more than ten feet apart,  (Ord. 142, 1979)

                                                -- reinforcement is provided for pilings more than six (6) feet above the ground level. (Ord. 142, 1979)


                        3.         No mobile home shall be placed in a floodway, except in an existing mobile home park or an existing mobile home subdivision.  (Ord. 142, 1979)


I.          Floodways.  Located within areas of special flood hazard established in Section 3.2 are areas designated as flood ways. Since the flood way is an extremely hazardous area due to the velocity of flood waters which carry debris, potential projectiles, and erosion potential. the following provisions apply:  (Code, 2002)


                        1.         Prohibit encroachments, including fill, new construction, substantial improvements, and other development unless a technical evaluation demonstrates that encroachments shall not result in any increase in flood levels during the occurrence of the base flood discharge.  (Code, 2002)


                        2.         If Section 5.3(1) is satisfied, all new construction and substantial improvements shall comply with all applicable flood hazard reduction provisions of Section 5.0 Provisions For Flood Hazard Reduction.  (Code, 2002)


                        3.         Prohibit the placement of any mobile homes, except in an existing mobile home park, or existing mobile home subdivision.  (Code, 2002)