September has been a busy month for our Land Use Inspectors. New people moving into the community along with residents that have not been informed about covenant restrictions need to be aware of the Metropolitan District’s Community Development office and the assistance we offer to our residents when it comes to education and clarification of the covenants that are on all properties located in the Pueblo West Metropolitan District.
Today we are going to talk about commercial vehicles. Commercial vehicles are restricted from residential neighborhoods per the Declaration of Reservations and per Pueblo County codes. Vehicles weighing over one ton used for commercial purposes cannot be parked in residential neighborhoods, in driveways or backyards, on easements or parcels. Semi-trucks and trailers, cattle movers (trailers), commercial livestock haulers, septic pumping vehicles, or any other large vehicle used for commercial purposes. This also includes railway cars, semi-trailers or boxes used for storage on residential properties; these are a definite restriction as we have talked about before. Personal vehicles such as RV’s, trucks and trailers do not fall under this category.
Restrictions on these vehicles are in place for several reasons. The wear and tear on the roads along with the nuisance that is caused with the noise, dust and sometimes smells from commercial vehicles in our residential neighborhoods are problematic for residents. Commercial haulers need to be aware and be conscientious of their neighbors.