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Feb 08

Continua la invistication del apagando

Posted to Blog de Emergencia (en español) by Julie Sutor

Xcel creen que el problema de gas comencio en le condando de Lake, y todo personal estan haciendo la invistication en esta area. El servicio de gas hacido reconfirmando con el systema. Pero aun no sabe la causa de la faja del systema. Xcel confian que la reconnection del systema ayuda a que el Condando de Summit no tenga mas apaganoes. Pero aun asi puede aver un apagando.

Para mas information para preparse para apaganos visite la pagna web de Xcel: https://www.xcelenergy.com/outages_and_emergencies/preparing_for_an_outage.

Oficales de Xcel Y el Condando de Summit y El Departamento de Seguriadad de Colorado y El equipo de Emergenica van estar monitoniando la situation esta que el problem sera encontrando. 

Si siente el olor a gas o huevo podrido evaquen su casa y no prienda o apagan cosas de eletricidad. No utilian su cell en la casa salgan afuera y llegos de la casa antes de uiliticar su cell. Llamar a Xcel al 1-800-895-2999. Para emergencias llamar al 9-1-1
Mar 15

STR permit application coming soon! Here’s what you can do to prepare.

Posted to Short Term Rentals Blog by Julie Sutor

The Summit Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) adopted short-term vacation rental regulations for unincorporated Summit County on Dec. 18, 2018, and Summit County staff has been working to develop a fair and streamlined permitting process for STR owners and managers in our community.  

The Summit County STR online permit application is currently under development. We appreciate your patience while we work out the final details. We expect to have the permit application available online within the next two weeks. When the permit application goes live, we will send out an announcement via the STR blog.

The deadline to submit the permit application is June 1, 2019. Beginning June 30, 2019, any STR operating without a permit will be considered in violation of the Summit County Code. All STR permits issued in 2019 will be valid through Sept. 30, 2020, with annual renewal required by Sept. 30 of each year.

Here’s what you can do to make sure you’re prepared to apply for your STR permit(s):
  1. Check the GIS Parcel Query Tool to verify your property is located in unincorporated Summit County. If your property is inside Town limits, you will need to apply for an STR permit with the applicable Town (not the County). If you’re outside of Town limits, you will need to apply for a Summit County STR permit.
  2. Read the Summit County STR Regulations.
  3. Confirm that you have a valid state sales tax license, and you have your Sales Tax Account Name and Sales Tax License Number ready to fill in on the permit application, along with the name and contact information for the person or entity preparing your Sales Tax Return. If still needed, apply for a sales tax license on the State of Colorado’s website or by calling 303-238-7378. Make sure you specify that the Unincorporated Summit County Sales Tax Rate (rather than one of the Towns’ sales tax rates) applies to your property. You are not required to pay Town sales taxes if your property is not located within the limits of an incorporated Town. The total Unincorporated Summit County Sales Tax Rate to collect is 6.375% as follows:
    • State of Colorado 2.9%
    • Summit County 2.0%
    • Mass Transit 0.75%
    • Affordable Housing 0.725%
    • Lodging Tax 0.0% (Unincorporated Summit County does not have a lodging tax)
  4. Decide whom you will designate as the Responsible Agent who will be available 24/7 to respond to complaints and has a text-enabled phone.
  5. Determine the interior living space square footage (floor area) of your unit.
  6. Determine your occupancy limit as described in Section 3821.08.F. of the STR Regulations.
  7. Create a parking plan that complies with Section 3821.09.A. of the STR Regulations and the parking requirements in Section 3700 (starting on page 102). You will need to submit a description of your parking plan, and you may also submit sketches and/or photos.
  8. Create a trash disposal and collection plan that complies with Section 3821.09.B. of the STR Regulations. You will need to describe this plan on the permit application form.
  9. If your property has an on-site wastewater treatment system, you will need to submit a copy of your most recent pumping report. Effective Oct. 1, 2019, a septic tank pumping must be completed by a Summit County Licensed System Cleaner every 3 years, or more frequently as determined by the Summit County Environmental Health Department during each County review of a permit renewal application for the property. Upon initial application, a pumping report will be accepted within 3 years of the date of that inspection. If the OWTS is in a state of malfunction, the Short Term Rental permit will not be issued until repairs are made and approved.  

Here are some helpful shortcuts to regulations referenced in the STR Regulations:

For more information, please visit our website www.SummitCountyCO.gov/STR, email us, or call 970-668-4185.

Mar 07

I-70 open between Frisco and Vail

Posted to Summit County Emergency Blog by Julie Sutor

Latest update from CDOT, 7 p.m.:
  • I-70 is now open between Frisco and Vail in both directions.
  • CO 91, between Copper Mountain and Leadville, is expected to open in the next two hours.
  • US 6 Loveland Pass remains closed.
  • Avalanche risk remains throughout the corridor. CDOT and CAIC will be monitoring the situation throughout the night. Travel is discouraged, but if you must, use extreme caution. CDOT will be reducing speeds through some areas as a safety precaution.
Should you encounter an avalanche or powder cloud while driving:
  • Reduced speeds
  • Pull over to shoulder if possible
  • Turn off your vehicle
  • Remain in your car, first responders will come to you
  • If you have cell phone service, call for help
With another wave of weather expected tomorrow, please anticipate avalanche mitigation in the morning and the potential for road closures. Make sure you are prepared with emergency kit and adequate traction.