Avon Town Council meeting update | VailDaily.com

Avon Town Council meeting update

The Avon Town Council approved Tuesday a new ordinance that will punish residents for leaving out garbage or other food sources that lure bears and other wild animals into potentially dangerous proximity with humans.

Under the new ordinance, which will become law next week, residents and business owners who don’t have a wildlife-resistant trash container – a fully-enclosed metal or plastic container with a metal or plastic lid with a latching mechanism – would be restricted to only putting out their garbage on the day it’s picked up.

The new ordinance could subject offenders to warnings and fines of up to $1,000.

Councilman Pete Buckley voted against it.

The town council approved an ordinance that allows the town to grant exception permits to construction hour limitations. Construction hours in Avon are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

The exceptions would need approval of town staff and the town manager.

The town council heard a presentation for a new business in Avon. John Forstman, of Beaver Creek told council he and a partner have plans for a new specialty food store at Chapel Square.

Veronica Whitney is a reporter for the Vail Dail, based in Vail, Colorado. She can be reached at vwhitney@vaildaily.com or at (970) 949-0555 ext. 454.

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