Common Eaton Municipal Code Violations and Questions
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It is unlawful for any minor who has not reached his or her sixteenth birthday to be or remain upon any streets or alleys or other public places within the Town, or to remain in any establishment open to the public generally within the Town, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., except:
(1) When accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person having legal care or custody of such minor, or
(2) For lawful employment,
(3) When such minor is in the custody of and accompanied by a person who has reached his or her eighteenth birthday and who has in his or her possession the written consent of such parent, guardian or other person having legal care or custody of such minor.</p>
The Community Service Officer responds to animal control issues within the city limits of Eaton. However, the department does not do enforcement on felines. The department has cat traps available for residents to use on a first-come basis. Traps may be checked out at the police department for up to a week at a time. Please call (970) 454-2212 to see if the traps are available. It is the responsibility of the resident capturing a cat in a trap to transport the animal to the Weld County Humane Society or a veterinarian of their choice. Any further questions regarding animal control issues may be directed to CSO Ramirez at 454-2212.
Dogs captured by the Eaton Police Department are housed at the Eaton Animal Den located at 231 S. Elm Ave. Residents who think their dog might have been picked up by the the police department may either call the police department at (970) 454-2212 or the Animal Den at (970) 454-3353. THE EATON POLICE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT DEAL WITH CATS UNLESS IT IS A PUBLIC ENDANGERMENT SITUATION.
Section 15-4-1 - Detached trailers, recreational vehicles and boats.
*Publication Date: 12/24/15
*Enforcement Date: 01/25/16
For purposes of this section, "trailer" means any wheeled vehicle that is without motive power and designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle. A "recreational vehicle" means campers, pickup campers or trailers containing living space and amenities found in a home that are without motive power and designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle. A "pickup camper" means a camper body capable of being loaded or unloaded from or to the bed of a pickup truck.
(2) No recreational vehicle shall be detached from a towing vehicle and left standing in any public right-of-way, except that a detached recreational vehicle may be left standing in the public right of way that adjoins and is contiguous to property owned by, leased by or otherwise in the control of the owner of the recreational vehicle for a period not to exceed twenty-four (24) hours.
*EXCEPTIONS* To 15-4-2
(1) Out of Town Visitor: May apply for a permit at the Eaton Police Department for a period of 14 days. Visitor may reapply after the initial for additional 14 days (Total 28 days of permit).
Eaton Municipal Code - Section 14-1-1
It shall be the duty of any person or persons actually occupying or using premises as owner, lessee or tenant thereof, within the corporate limits of the Town of Eaton, to keep the public sidewalk contiguous to the premises and grounds so occupied or used free and clear of all snow and ice, and it shall be the duty of such person or persons to remove all snow from said sidewalks within twenty-four (24) hours after the snow has fallen.
Weeds and Overhanging Branches
Eaton Municipal Code - Section 12-1-3
Growth and accumulation on premises and adjoining sidewalks and alleys prohibited. No owner of any lot, block or parcel of ground within the Town, nor any tenant or agent in charge thereof, shall allow or permit weeds to grow, or remain when grown, on such lot, block or parcel of ground, on or along any sidewalk adjoining the same, or in the alley behind the same, but such weeds shall be cut close to the ground and kept so cut.
No owner of any lot, block or parcel of ground within the Town, nor any tenant or agent in charge thereof, shall allow or permit branches of trees or shrubs to grow, or remain when grown, in such a manner as they overhang or otherwise obstruct a sidewalk, street or alley to such an extent so as to obstruct or impede the passage of vehicular or pedestrian traffic, or block or impair visibility to the extent to constitute a hazard to vehicular or pedestrian traffic.