Carbondale considers CO detector ordinance |

Carbondale considers CO detector ordinance

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Aspen, CO Colorado

CARBONDALE ” Carbondale is joining other area municipalities and counties in considering an ordinance to require carbon monoxide detectors in all new residential construction.

The town’s Board of Trustees last month directed Town Attorney Mark Hamilton to draft an ordinance, which will be considered at Tuesday night’s board meeting.

It would require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in all new residential construction, including additions and remodels to existing houses.

The move follows the lead of others that have passed or considered similar measures since a Denver family died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a vacation home near Aspen last November. Aspen and Pitkin County have both stiffened their requirements for the detectors since then.

Meanwhile, Garfield County commissioners may reconsider a requirement for CO detectors after an earlier proposal died on a 1-1 vote before new commissioner Mike Samson took office in January.

The city of Glenwood Springs last week decided to wait on a similar measure pending the outcome of a bill currently being considered in the Colorado Legislature that would require CO detectors in all new residential construction statewide.

Tuesday’s Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave.

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