Snowmass Town Council will consider changes to dog policies | AspenTimes.com

Snowmass Town Council will consider changes to dog policies

Jill Beathard
Snowmass Sun
Aspen CO Colorado

SNOWMASS VILLAGE – The Snowmass Village Town Council on Monday gave staff the go-ahead to pursue changes to the town’s dog policy and update the trails master plan.

Town Manager Russ Forrest presented a conceptual plan for creating zones in town that would have different dog policies. Currently, dogs are required to be leashed on any publicly accessed land in town. The idea presented by staff would be to create some areas where dogs would be allowed and also allowed off leash, if owners have them under voice command.

The dog regulations will be considered in the context of updating the Trails Master Plan, a goal the town council put on its strategic plan. At that time, the council will consider appropriate locations for those zones and other details, as well as non-dog-related issues such as new trails and signage.

The council also approved on first reading an ordinance creating an entertainment district encompassing the mall and Base Village, wherein liquor licensees can create areas that patrons can walk around with alcoholic beverages purchased at a participating establishment.

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