Stop the Creation of Park County Ordinance 20-01 Regulating Camping and Enforcement

Stop the Creation of Park County Ordinance 20-01 Regulating Camping and Enforcement

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Ryan Bocook started this petition to Park County Board of County Commissioners

The title of the Ordinance 20-01 is the Park County Camping Ordinance. The purpose of the Ordinance is to regulate camping in Park County and to provide for enforcement procedures and penalties for violations of this Ordinance because unauthorized camping is a health and safety hazard and a public nuisance. The Board of County Commissioners plan to pass this ordinance on 2/20 BOCC meeting. 

We dont want this ordinance to pass for many reasons including: 

  • The Land Use Regulations (LUR) it will replace have a sole intent is to protect public health and safety, however, this ordinance also includes public nuisance. This means that someone can complain that they dont like you camping on your property even if you aren't violating an health and safety laws.  
  • this ordinance is more restrictive than the current Land Use Regulations they intend to replace. 
  • this ordinance intends on using the sheriff to enforce it
  • The LUR is also overly restrictive and doesn't allow you to camp more than 14 days without a permit (up to 90 days if you have septic) and you cannot store your camper on your property
  • The presence of your camper on your property counts against your total allowed 90 days
  • There are already state laws that meet the spirit of what the community is trying to address: you cannot dump raw sewage or clutter your property with litter. Adding additional laws that aren't enforced just takes rights away from law abiding citizens. 

Read the ordinance draft for yourself here: https://parkco.us/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Item/7690?fileID=3624

Please sign this petition that intends to stop this ordinance and reduce the government overreach. Your property rights are under attack and the county is already at risk of regulatory taking. Let the BOCC know that the LUR's are too restrictive and this ordinance is an additional overreach and is not constitutional. 

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