Chapter 12.20 - Cattle Guards on Highways

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12.20.010 Maintenance and removal.

Pueblo County, acting by and through Pueblo County Public Works, shall maintain all existing cattle guards located on and across county highways until such time as any such cattle guard is no longer required. The determination as to whether or not a particular cattle guard is no longer required shall be left to the discretion of the adjacent property owners. Where it is determined that a particular cattle guard is no longer required, it shall then be removed by Pueblo County and either junked, stored for further use, or used to replace other cattle guards located on or across county highways is deemed appropriate by Pueblo County. (Res. 93-220 § 1)
 

12.20.020 Cattleguard construction--County specifications to be met.

A party requesting that a cattle guard be established at a location not presently served by a cattle guard must fund the entire cost of the construction and installation of an approved cattle guard. Each approved cattle guard must be constructed and installed by a licensed, bonded and insured excavator in accordance with the county’s existing excavation permit regulations. Pueblo County shall provide a standard for cattle guard construction to the person desiring to establish an approved cattle guard. During the construction and installation process, Pueblo County shall inspect the construction and installation of the cattle guard to insure it is being constructed and installed in accordance with county specifications before it shall be considered an approved cattle guard. Following the construction and installation of a cattle guard, Pueblo County must accept the cattle guard as being constructed and installed in accordance with county specifications before it shall be considered an approved cattle guard. A newly installed cattle guard which does not meet county specifications remains the responsibility of the person requesting the installation of the cattle guard until such time as Pueblo County approves the cattle guard as being constructed and installed in accordance with county specifications. (Res. 93-220 § 2)
 

12.20.030 County responsible after approval.

Following approval of a cattle guard by Pueblo County, Pueblo County shall be responsible for perpetually maintaining the cattle guard. In no event, shall Pueblo County be responsible for the maintenance of a cattle guard until such time as the cattle guard has been approved by Pueblo County as being constructed and installed in accordance with county specifications. (Res. 93-220 § 3)
 

12.20.040 Abandonment or discontinuance by county.

Nothing contained in this chapter shall limit or restrict the right of Pueblo County to discontinue or limit maintenance of a particular cattle guard or the highway upon which it is situated, or to abandon or vacate any such highway according to law, where such action is deemed to be in the public interest by the Board of County Commissioners of Pueblo County, Colorado. (Res. 93-220 § 4)