Posted on: February 3, 2017

Town of Avon Moves Forward with Effort to Terminate Benchmark Covenants

Avon, CO – The Avon Town Council is evaluating the benefit of terminating the “Benchmark Covenants.” A notice and ballot materials were mailed, on February 1, 2017, to all property owners in the Benchmark at Beaver Creek Subdivision. The notice provides property owners with information concerning the Benchmark Covenants, the process to amend or terminate the Benchmark Covenants, and the proposed process for the Avon Town Council to receive input and consider taking action as the Town. 

The Benchmark Covenants are private covenants adopted with the original Benchmark Subdivision Plat for the Town of Avon in 1974. The Covenants address development matters which are addressed in the Town of Avon’s Development Code, Building Code and Sign Code. The Benchmark Protective Covenants require the appointment of a Landowners Committee and a Planning and Architectural Control Committee to adopt regulations, review development and enforce the covenants; however, these committees have not existed or operated for more than 10 years.

In October 2016, the Town Council considered a proposal to terminate the Benchmark Covenants and decided to delay further consideration until more information could be provided to interested property owners. An informational meeting was held in November 2016, for the purpose of presenting a comparison of the Benchmark Covenants and Avon’s current development regulations.

The table comparison and additional information is available on the Town’s website at www.avon.org/benchmarkcovenants or can be obtained at the Avon Town Hall during normal business hours. For more information, please contact Preston Neill, Executive Assistant to the Town Manager, at 970-748-4404 or pneill@avon.org

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