Knotted root approved for outdoor decks – The Mountain-Ear
John Scarffe, Netherlands. Knotted Root Brewing Company in the Netherlands will get a new outdoor patio after the Dutch board of directors approved the request at the regular virtual board meeting on May 19, 2021 at 7 p.m. the restriction on the transfer and issuance of building permits in the Pine Grove Addition, adopted the 2020 National Electrical Code and amended IRC requirements based on location in fire zones forest.
Outdoor patio with knotted roots. City Clerk Miranda Fisher made a Public Hearing and Special Examination (SRU) request for an outdoor patio at the Knotted Root Brewing Company, 250 N Caribou Street, submitted by Chris Marchio, representative of Neverland Real Estate Holdings, owner of the property.
Marchio offers to build an outdoor patio for his company’s clients, according to the agenda briefing note. The plaintiff purchased the property in March 2017, which is general commercial (GC) zoned.
The proposed use is within the Commercial Use Groups for “Outdoor Sales, Eating and Drinking, or Other Outdoor Business or Activities”, which is permitted through SRU in the GC District. According to the memorandum, the parcel is 12,958 square feet and the building occupies 2,970 square feet.
The applicant holds a Wholesale Manufacturing and Retail Hall License with the Colorado Liquor Licensing Authority and the City of Nederland. When Knotted Root submitted a request to the state, the patio area was included in the building footprint. The Planning Commission approved the special use request for consideration.
Fisher told Council it’s important to note that Knotted Root has had an outdoor patio for a year without any complaints, but there have been concerns about parking. Knotted Root has 24 on-site parking spaces. They have been creative in resolving these issues and will have a parking attendant and are in communication with the Presbyterian Church across the road. They predict that the patio will have a wooden fence with access and party lighting that will be turned off when the patio is closed. Police and fire departments had no major concerns.
Chris Marchio said he was excited about the prospect of growing the footprint. He spent time and effort to make sure it was comfortable for the neighborhood. The patio footprint is roughly the same.
They offer occasional events such as the 4th of July holidays as well as other events, and they can make personalized mugs and specialty beers. They will have more customers than they currently have. They could have acoustic music, but it wouldn’t be very loud, and they would warn the neighbors.
The trustees said this is a successful business that is generating a lot of interest in the City. They saw no problem. The Commission received 29 public comments in favor of the request and none against, so the Commission unanimously approved SRU’s request.
Solarize the Netherlands. Netherlands sustainability coordinator Garrett McDaniel said the city of Nederland is seeking board approval of a resolution allocating $ 10,000 for the Solarize Nederland program, which will be used for reimbursement for participants. He has discussed this at several past meetings.
Custom Solar was selected as a solar installer through a competitive bidding process facilitated by the Nederland Sustainability Advisory Board. Custom Solar offers a progressive discount that increases with the amount of solar energy installed.
A level 3 discount offers maximum savings to participants. It requires the installation of 150 kW of solar. In order to encourage participation in the Solarize Nederland program, the Sustainability Advisory Council would like the City to grant an additional discount.
The City’s rebate would match the Custom Solar rebate. The last day for participants to register for Solarize Nederland is June 30, 2021. It has so far 14 interested people.
The Council approved the resolution.
Flattened pine forest. The Board has considered a request from Rachael Weaver and Constable Wendy Williams to remove the restriction on the transfer and issuance of building permits on the Pine Grove Addition lots. Williams had contacted the City about 551 W. Pine St., noting that the 2006 Replat Subdivision had language limiting transportation and the issuance of building permits “until all City facilities were completed. completed, including, but not limited to sidewalks, gutters and curbs ”. according to the memo.
Weaver and Williams are asking the board to waive this restriction at this time. This has been done in the past: at a regular meeting of the Netherlands Board of Directors on May 2, 2006, the Board approved the dissolution of a lot line in the Pine Grove Addition. The purpose of dissolving the lot line was to combine the three lots.
Since the approval of the merger of the lot lines and Replat, ownership of 551 W. Pine Street has been transferred three times. The City has no indication that the landowner has sought board approval for these transfers and no documentation that the board has objected to the transfer of ownership.
Weaver, the owner of 551 W. Pine Street, wishes to sell her property and has requested documentation of a language waiver on the land restricting the transfer and issuance of building permits. Since this restriction has not been enforced in the past, the restriction language on the platform is unsigned and has no clear indication of the improvements required.
City staff and the city attorney support a waiver of the restriction on the transfer and issuance of building permits on the A and B plots of Nederland Pine Grove Replat. The Board approved the waiver.
The Council also adopted the 2020 National Electrical Code and IRC location-based requirements in forest fire areas.
For additional coverage of the Netherlands Board of Directors meetings, visit www.themtnear.com and click on government.
(Originally published in the May 27, 2021 edition of The Mountain-Ear.)