Reverse Setbacks Amendment Second Reading at March 12 Council Meeting

During Item 11a at the March 12 Council Meeting, the public can make comments on the second reading of Ordinance No. 2076 Amending the Broomfield Subdivision Regulations to Increase Setbacks from Oil and Gas Wells.  Over seven months ago, Council began consideration of this amendment when it was set aside and not included in the Oil and Gas Regulations Chapter that was adopted in July 2018. 

The ordinance requires a written notice that will be recorded against the title of lots within 1,320 feet of an existing or proposed oil or gas well, when a dwelling unit or school could be built on such a lot. In addition, when a lot is first sold to a purchaser intending to occupy the dwelling unit, the seller must provide the same written notice.  It defines “proposed” as having a Form 2 or Form 2A drilling permit submitted to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which is very far along in the planning process.

At the January 22 Council meeting, the vote for the first reading of Ordinance No. 2076 Amending the Broomfield Subdivision Regulations to Increase Setbacks from Oil and Gas Wells was 6-2 with:

Yes – Council Members Castriotta, Erickson, Groom, Kreeger, Law-Evans, Shaff

No – Council Members Beacom, Shelton

Absent – Council Members Jezerski, Tessier

Please see the March 12 Council agenda here and Item 11a here.