Do you think underage consumption of alcohol and/or marijuana is a problem in Fort Collins? Other communities have adopted policies - called Social Host ordinances - that hold a party host responsible if underage drinking occurs.
Share your thoughts on a possible local Social Host ordinance by filling out the online survey.
For more information, visit http://www.fcgov.com/neighborhoodservices/socialhost.php
The City of Fort Collins Neighborhood Services Office will be hosting a Landlord Education Series. It is an eight hour class series, held over two Thursday mornings, designed to inform and empower local landlords to operate successfully within a complex and ever-changing norther Colorado rental market. Topics include: resident selection, leases, code compliance, occupancy, fair housing, safety, evictions, CSU programs, and rental housing standards. The class will begin with an orientation to the updated Landlord/Tenant Handbook which will be a live document accessed through the Neighborhood Services web page.
The class will take place on the mornings of Thursday, April 28 and Thursday, May 5. Classes begin at 8:00 am and will end by 12 pm each day. Both classes will be held in the Twinberry Auditorium at Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Many topics will be covered and none will be repeated, so attendance on both days is necessary. Class size is limited, so please respond quickly if you are interested.
The cost for the series is $30 per person and covers expenses for notebooks and copies of presentations or other materials provided by the instructors as well as a light breakfast each day. For questions about the class or to register and make payment, please contact Melanie Clark at PGFjbGFzcz0=">bWNsYXJrQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or call 970-416-2351. Payment must be received and processed in order to confirm registration. Credit card payments are preferred and can be made by phone. Cash and check payments can be dropped off at Neighborhood Services, 281 North College Ave., second floor.
Stay informed with news on all neighborhood events, classes, policy changes and more. To read the latest edition and subscribe to get this e-newsletter, visit fcgov.com/NeighborhoodNews.
There is one number you can call to report a variety of neighborhood issues. For more info visit fcgov.com/nuisance.
If you've received a letter or seen a yellow sign about a neighborhood meeting or a hearing for a development proposal in your neighborhood, and have questions, we can help. There are several online resources to learn more about neighborhood meetings, other upcoming events, and how you can participate in development review. If you have questions, please contact Sarah Burnett, Neighborhood Development Review Liaison, at 970-224-6076.
Several animal control ordinances were changed to civil infractions rather than criminal misdemeanors. These code changes lessen the severity of the penalty to more accurately fit the “crime.” With the new codes, people in violation will get a civil citation with an immediate fine versus a possible criminal record, fines and jail time. These changes also make enforcement quicker and easier with the goal of gaining compliance and relief from the problem as quickly as possible. Common violations include: animal at large (off-leash), animal disturbance (barking dog), animal waste removal/pick-up and any animal license/rabies vaccination violations. For more info, please visit the Larimer Humane Society.
Intended to be a summary of state statutes and local ordinances, this handy guide will help inform Fort Collins landlords and tenants about many of the rights and responsibilities each have in a legally binding contract. Information contained in this handbook does not constitute legal advice and is current as of August 2010. Visit fcgov.com/Landlords.
Do you know about the changes adopted by City Council on May 14, 2010? Visit fcgov.com/occupancy to learn more about our occupancy limit and how it is enforced. Here you can also find disclosure statements and occupancy investigaton forms.
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