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Town Council to Recap July 4th & Consider Single Use Bag Fees, Tobacco Sales & New Housing Program

July 4th Recap

During the 3:45pm Frisco Town Council Work Session on Tuesday, August 27, 2019, the Frisco Town Council will be recapping the Frisco 2019 July 4th celebrations. Community feedback and comments are welcome during this recap, as Council discusses this year’s celebrations and plans for July 4, 2020.

Single Use Bag Fee

During the regular Town Council meeting starting at 7:00pm, there will also be a second reading of the ordinance to adopt a .25 cent fee for disposable single use bags. If passed, this ordinance would go into effect on January 1, 2020, and would support Town Council’s strategic goal to support a sustainable environment.

Tobacco Licensing and Age Requirements

During the regular meeting, Council will also be considering on first reading three different ordinances, which provide different approaches to minimum age requirements and licensing around tobacco product sales. Colorado House Bill No.19-1033, which allows counties and municipalities in Colorado to implement licensing and taxes on nicotine products, also authorizes counties and municipalities to enact a resolution or ordinance that prohibits a minor from possessing or purchasing nicotine products, and also allows counties and municipalities to impose regulations on nicotine products that are more stringent than state regulations. The Town of Frisco is considering these measures to reduce nicotine use among youth.

New Frisco Housing Program

The “Frisco Housing Helps Program” will also be considered during the August 27 7:00pm regular meeting. The program is one strategy that strives to address Town Council’s strategic goal to implement housing solutions. The proposed resolution would establish the “Frisco Housing Helps Program”, which would allow the Town to pay homeowners, buyers, sellers, investors or businesses for an occupancy deed restriction on a property. The occupancy restriction would limit the use of the property to local employees who work an average of 30 hours per week in Summit County or the 10 Mile Basin.

More Info & eNews Signup

More information on these and all items on the Town Council agenda may be found in the packet for the August 27, 2019 Frisco Town Council on the FriscoGov.com meeting calendar. Residents may also sign up to receive Frisco Town Council agendas, packets and recaps at FriscoGov.com’s eNews page.