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Posted on: April 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Reminder for Property Owners to Maintain Easements on Their Property

Easements located within the District are used for Public Utilities, Drainage, and Equestrian purposes. Easements with these uses are indicated on the recorded tract plats with P.U.E., D.E., Equestrian. Most of the large easements are referred to as Parcels. These areas usually connect and are located throughout the District. Pueblo West founder, Robert McCulloch laid out these connecting easements in such a manner not only to allow utilities and drainage but to allow for horseback riders to travel throughout the District. No motorized vehicles are allowed in these areas and are considered a trespassing violation enforced by the Pueblo County Sherriff’s Office.

Other easements with similar uses are indicated on the recorded plats with broken lines and are located from 5’ to 25’ wide depending on the zoning location and come into the property. The maintenance of these areas are the responsibility of the property owner. This includes the 5-10’ outside of the property line, especially where there has been a fence constructed.

Weeds and increased fire danger is a huge concern in dry and summer months. As subject to the Covenants, property owners are required to maintain the easements on their properly by mitigating weeds and debris. Property owners must clear the weeds away from fences and buildings, on both sides of the property lines.

In dry conditions, it is important that property owners mow the easement behind the property to keep the danger of fire away from their property. Additionally, property owners should mow the area in front of your house next to the road to keep the fire danger down and keep the drainage area clear. 

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