May 31

Permits in Town

Posted on May 31, 2017 at 12:05 PM by Parris Crooks

Are you thinking about your next summer project of expanding your home, building a garage, installing a fence, or maybe replacing a business sign on a building? If so, you will need to apply for a permit with the Town of Pinedale. These permits are not expensive and are in place to make sure your project follows the Town ordinance requirements. You can visit our new permits and applications page on the Town website to find a summary of permits, permit applications and when they are and are not required.

A building permit is required for new construction on site, building additions, accessory structures such as a detached garage, shop, or shed, interior remodels resulting in a change of interior use, or installing prebuilt structures such as mobile homes. A building permit is not required for interior remodels that do not change the interior use or exterior of the building, building maintenance, or construction of small sheds that are less than 120 square feet. Commercial or public use building undergoing remodels or expansion may also require a State Fire Marshal Review and Department of Environmental Quality notice.

A demolition permit is required if you plan on demoing a building, this permit was adopted last summer to ensure that utilities are property caped and turned off. In addition, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Asbestos Program requires notice prior to demolishing or renovating a public or commercial building.

Fence permits are required for any fence over 4 feet in height.

Signs permits are required to minimize clutter on store fronts. Sign permits are required for new business signs, replacing an existing signs with a new building sign, or hanging banners. Off-site signs are not permitted on Pine Street since this is a WYDOT right of way.

Main Street Pinedale is a non-profit organization independent of the Town, and has funding opportunities for exterior improvements for commercial buildings and provides detailed design guidelines to help maintain the western Pinedale atmosphere. This info can be found on the Town website or MainStreetPinedale.com.

Remember that it is the law to call 811 before you dig. Even if your project does not require a permit, please call. While the Town does not permit digging in the Town right of way until mid- April, one can dig on private property and will receive a waiver from the Town to dig in the right of way for emergencies, such as a frozen water line.

Please visit the Town of Pinedale website for the permit applications and additional information. You can also contact Hayley with the Town at 307-367-4136 with questions about the requirements and process.
May 26

Updates to Town Code

Posted on May 26, 2017 at 2:53 PM by Parris Crooks

The Town Council of Pinedale recently passed several ordinances that were intended to bring the Town Codes up-to-date and more reasonable for everyday application.

In February of this year, ordinance number 597 amending Chapter 440-Vehicles and Traffic, Article V: Stopping, Standing and Parking was approved and adopted.  As the title of the chapter may allude, this ordinance made changes to parking in town.  The changes made in this chapter have been in effect since March 10, 2017.

In addition, ordinances passed amending both Chapter 460-Water and Sewer, Articles I, II, and III, Chapter 122-Animals, in its entirety, and creation of a new Chapter 160-Applications and Permit.  These ordinances were approved and adopted on May 22, 2017 and will be in effect beginning June 2, 2017.

In addition, a resolution was adopted on the 22nd of May settings rates and fees for various permits, licenses, and water sewer rates for the Town of Pinedale.  The fees and rates will become effective June 15, 2017.  The water and sewer rate fee portion of the resolution may be found on www.townofpinedale.us.

Copies of any of the ordinances or resolutions can be requested from Town Hall or may be viewed online once they are codified.  Please see the link to the Town Code on www.town ofpinedale.us.

May 16

Parks and Ball Fields

Posted on May 16, 2017 at 2:09 PM by Parris Crooks

The Town of Pinedale takes pride in its parks.  It is a delight that we have such beautiful areas for citizens and visitors to enjoy.  When using the parks with your pets, please remember to pick up their waste.  There are Dog Pots located at the entrances to the parks for your convenience.  Doing this ensures the cleanliness and helps decrease spread of disease.  In addition, please be mindful of your children.  The waters through are parks are rising and moving fast.  Please have fun and be safe!

The Dudley Keys Ballfields are another outdoor area the town is pleased to have accessible to the public.  We would remind you that no pets are allowed on the ballfields, and please clean up any trash or other rubbish before leaving.  Also, if you would like to use the ballfields, please call Town Hall to make certain that the date and time you hope to use the ballfields doesn’t conflict with an already scheduled event.  The phone number for Town Hall is 307 367-4136.

At the upcoming Town Council Meeting of the Town of Pinedale, the Town Council will be discussing a proposed revision of the water and sewer rates.  This meeting is being held on May 22, 2017 at 6PM in the Sublette County Library Lovatt Room.