Cdale code clean-up on trustees’ agenda |

Cdale code clean-up on trustees’ agenda

As part of Carbondale’s ongoing effort to clean up and update its code, the Board of Trustees will take public comment Tuesday night on potential improvements to the municipal code.

The municipal code sets processes and penalties for everything from sales tax licenses to littering tickets. Over the years, changes and additions have left it difficult to navigate.

“We wanted to clean it up, modernize it and make it up to date,” explained Town Clerk Cathy Derby.

Most of the changes are cosmetic. Some sections have been reworded for clarity’s sake, while others have had out-of-date elements removed. Definitions and appendices, including tables for fees, have been added to make the code easier to digest.

It’s still a daunting document.

“The book, in paper form, is just huge,” said Derby. “It weighs, probably, 40 pounds.”

The full text, including additions in italics and subtractions crossed out, is available at

The item is on the agenda for 7:10 p.m. and has been recommended for approval by the board.

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