Berthoud: Trustees Contribute to I-25

On May 10th the Berthoud Board of Trustees voted to support CDOT’s TIGER transportation grant application for I-25 by contributing $25,000 as part of the local match. The Trustees should be commended for the contribution – Berthoud will not benefit directly since the grant, if approved, will improve I-25 between SH 14 and SH 402.Continue reading “Berthoud: Trustees Contribute to I-25”

Berthoud: Heron Pointe Opponents Foiled Again

The group calling itself Heron Pointe Neighbors had its petition rejected by the Town of Berthoud for the second time. The group collected signatures from Berthoud residents hoping to force a new vote on the annexation of the Heron Pointe property but did not submit enough valid signatures. The 76-acre property is located on theContinue reading “Berthoud: Heron Pointe Opponents Foiled Again”

8 Candidates for Berthoud Trustee

The controversy regarding growth and annexation policy in Berthoud has sparked a new interest in serving on the Berthoud Board of Trustees. Incumbents Dick Shepard and Tom Jones are joined by six other candidates in the race for three seats on the Berthoud Board of Trustees. The Loveland-Berthoud Association of REALTORS has endorsed Dick Shepard,Continue reading “8 Candidates for Berthoud Trustee”

Berthoud Ballot Questions

On Tuesday Feb. 11 the Board of Trustees approved the language to add two annexation questions to the April 1 ballot. The question regarding the fate of the 80-acre Haworth property will be listed as question 241. The question that would require voter approval of all annexations outside Berthoud’s 2012 growth management area (GMA) willContinue reading “Berthoud Ballot Questions”

Voters to Determine How Berthoud Grows

Growth has always been a contentious issue in Berthoud and once again voters will have the final say. Two petitions focused on annexation were submitted and notarized by the town clerk and the Board of Trustees made the decision on Jan. 14 to put both petition questions on the April 1 ballot. The 80-acre HaworthContinue reading “Voters to Determine How Berthoud Grows”

About the Haworth Annexation

The Haworth annexation was approved by the Berthoud Board of Trustees at its Oct. 22 meeting by a 5-2 vote. The property is located northwest of the Larimer County Road 19 and Highway 56 intersection, west of Berthoud. CBB opposes a density higher than what would be allowed by Larimer County (35 lots on aContinue reading “About the Haworth Annexation”

Berthoud Moves Forward with Historic District

Berthoud’s Historic Preservation Advisory Committee received approval from the Board of Trustees to begin the process to create a historic residential district in Berthoud. This is a public process that involves community outreach to ascertain property owners’ interest. If interest is sufficient, a grant from the State would help fund a survey of historic homesContinue reading “Berthoud Moves Forward with Historic District”

Berthoud’s Annual Fee Review Could Lead to Hefty Increases

The Berthoud Board of Trustees conducts a review of building permit fees each year. Recently, a staff proposal created consternation for builders and REALTORS. In 2009 the Trustees waived or deferred a number of fees in an effort to help the local economy. However, Planner Tim Katers said that decision has cost the Town approximatelyContinue reading “Berthoud’s Annual Fee Review Could Lead to Hefty Increases”

Berthoud Trustees Tweak Site Plan Review Process

With adoption of the new Development Code eight months ago, Berthoud’s planning staff says it has been able to work in more a partnership mode with developers in the community. Some subdivisions have taken action to shift their previous approvals and use the current set of regulations, small replat projects have been authorized administratively, andContinue reading “Berthoud Trustees Tweak Site Plan Review Process”