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TC Reso 25, 2003 - Holy Cross Energy Transmission Line & Substation SR.pdfTOWNOFSNOWMASSVILLAGE TOWNCOUNCIL RESOLUTIONNO25 SERIESOF2003 ARESOLUTIONCONCERNINGTHEHOLYCROSSENERGYTRANSMISSIONLINE ANDHIDDENVALLEYSUBSTATIONFACILITYSUBDIVISIONEXEMPTIONAND SPECIALREVIEWAPPLICATION WHEREAStheApplicantHolyCrossEnergyIncsubmittedanapplicationfor SubdivisionExemptionandSpecialReviewonFebruary282003assubsequently amendedforthepurposesoflocatingtransmissionlinesandasubstationfacility and WHEREASsaidapplicationrequestsapprovalto1constructtransmissionlines extendingfromStateHighway82approximatelyonequarter milesouthofBrushCreek RoadacrossPitkinCountyOpenSpaceandprivatepropertiesinPitkinCounty tothe proposedsubstationfacilitysiteonParcel35the HiddenValleyParcelreferencedby ExhibitBOrdinanceNo10seriesof19872constructanenclosureforthesubstation alongwithroadaccessparkingdrainageandlandscapingimprovements asdelineated onthesiteplanandelevationdrawingsExhibitA ConceptualSitePlanattached heretoandonfileattheTownClerksofficeandincorporatedbyreferencehereinand WHEREASonlythatportionofthetransmissionlinelocatedwithinthelimits ofthe TownofSnowmassVillageisbeingconsideredandiswithinthepurviewofthe Town CouncilhowevertheTownCouncilisconcernedaboutthevisualimpactoftheproposed overheadlinesontheScenicOverlay ConservationEasementintheBrushCreek CorridorheldjointlywithPitkinCountyand WhereasthePlanningCommissionrecommendedapprovaloftheapplication basedonaconditionrequiringanundergroundtransmissionlineandenclosed substation byadoptingResolutionNo6Seriesof2003at theirMay142003meetingand WHEREASaPublicHearingwasconductedduringmeetingsheldbefore the TownCouncilonJune16June30July21andAugust42003toreceivepublic commentandtoidentifymajorissuesandextendedthroughResolutions28 and32 seriesof2003and WHEREASsaidSpecialReviewrequestwasconsideredbythe TownCouncil pursuanttoSection16A5230oftheTown ofSnowmassVillageLandUseand DevelopmentCodeMunicipalCode and WHEREAStheTownCouncilhasreviewedtheapplicationandheard the recommendationsoftheTownstaffreferralagenciesandconsultantsas wellasthe requestsoftheapplicantand WHEREAStheTownCouncilfindsthattheadoptionofthisResolution is necessaryfortheimmediatepreservationofthepublichealthsafety andwelfare NOWTHEREFOREBEITRESOLVEDbytheTownCouncilofthe Townof SnowmassVillageColoradoinitscapacitytoreviewsaidapplicationhereby statesthe following TCReso0325 Page2 SectionOneFindings 1TheapplicanthassubmittedsufficientinformationpursuanttoSection16A5230 of theMunicipalCodetofacilitatereviewoftheproposalbyTownStaffandtheTown Council 2AllpublicnotificationrequirementsasspecifiedwithinSection16A560b ofthe MunicipalCodehavebeensatisfied 3TheapplicationisbeingprocessedinaccordancewithSection16A5 230ofthe MunicipalCodeandisconsistentwiththeapplicablereviewstandardsoftheMunicipal CodefortheinstallationofPublicUtilityUsesServicesandFacilitiesasdelineated underproceduresforSpecialReview 4 ThelocationoftheproposedsubstationfacilityisonunplattedTownownedland zonedOpenSpaceThesubject22acreparcelisproposedtobeconveyed tothe applicantAssuchasubdivisionexemptionneedstobeapprovedby TownCouncil andanexemptionplatwillneedtoberecordedasdelineatedintheMunicipalCode 5 TheTownCouncilhastotheextentnecessaryforandpertinenttothelevelof evaluationandreviewnecessaryforaSpecialReviewdeterminedthattheapplication isgenerallyincompliancewiththeMunicipalCodesubject tosatisfyingthe ConditionsofApprovalcontainedwithinSectionThreeofthisresolution 6Theproposeduseofpublicutilityfacilitiesandservicesispermitted withintheOpen SpacezonedistrictsubjecttoSpecialReviewapproval Nohabitablespaceis proposedthuszonedistrictFARandBuildoutdonotapply Alldimensional limitationsaredeterminedbySpecialReview 7TownCouncilacknowledgestheneedforelectricalutilityserviceimprovementsin ordertomeetbothcurrentandfuturedemandintheTownofSnowmassVillageand findsthattheproposedfacilitiesaregenerallywarrantedandacceptable withthe exceptionoftheconstructionofoverheadtransmissionlines whichwouldhavea seriouslynegativeaestheticimpactontheBrushCreekCorridor animportantvisual andscenicresourceidentifiedintheComprehensivePlan 8Theproposalassubmittedincludestheinstallationofoverheadutilitylines whichis notincompliancewithSection16A4230c1requiringthatallutilities tobeplaced underground AssuchtheTownCouncilhasincludedaConditionofApprovalin SectionThreecallingforplacementofalltransmissionlineswithintheTownboundary undergroundInadditionthevisualimpactsoftheoverheadtransmission linesand towerswithintheBrushCreekCorridorintheTownofSnowmassVillageare unacceptable 9 Section16A4230c2oftheMunicipalCodeprovidesfortheexemptionofcertain utilityfacilitiesfromthisrequirementprovidedtheApplicantdemonstrate thatthey cannotbereasonablyplacedundergroundTheTownCouncilfindstheApplicant has providedsufficientreasontoallowthesubstationfacilitytobeplaced abovegroundas shownwithintheapplication TCReso0325 Page3 10Thelocationoftheundergroundutilitylineshallfollowtherouteoftheexisting undergroundutilitylineeasementsandpublicroadeasementsalongBrushCreek Road in generalconformancewiththeExhibitBConceptual Underground TransmissionLineAlignmentThealignmentwillthenproceedwithintheHighline RoadrightofwayandupHiddenValleyRoadtothesubstationsiteasdelineatedin ExhibitA 11TheTownCouncilhasconsideredseveralalternativesitesforthelocationofthe substationfacilityandfindsthattheproposedlocationdelineatedintheattached ExhibitAlocatedintheHiddenValleyareaofEastVillagetobeacceptableItisthe Councilsintentiontoconveythesubject22acreparceltoHolyCrossEnergyIncfor the sole purpose ofconstructing a substationfacilityand associated utility connections 12Thealignmentofthetransmissionlineengineeringdetailsandarchitecturalfeatures oftheproposedsubstationfacilityhavenotbeensufficientlydevelopedtoalevel necessaryforfinalapproval 13TownCouncilisveryconcernedabouttheimpactsofsitedisturbanceandother constructionimpactsaswellasthevisualintrusionoftheproposedsubstationfacility intoHiddenValleyandalongthecemeteryaccessroadTheCouncilfindsthatthe installationofappropriatelandscapingandsiterestorationmeasuresdesignedto reflectthenaturalcharacteroftheexistinglandscapeasmuchaspossiblewouldhelp mitigatetheseimpacts 14TheTownCouncilfindsthattheprovisionsofSection2920108CRSapplytothe applicationforSpecialReviewsubmittedbytheApplicant 15TheTownCouncilfindsthatSection29201085aCRSprovidesamechanism fortheApplicanttoappealthetermsandconditionsofthisResolutiontothe PublicUtilitiesCommissionasfollows Ifalocalgovernmentdeniesapermitorapplicationofapublicutilityorpower authoritythatrelatestothelocationconstructionorimprovementofmajorelectrical ornaturalgasfacilitiesorifthelocalgovernmentimposesrequirements orconditions uponsuchpermitorapplicationthatwillunreasonablyimpairtheability ofthepublic utilityorpowerauthoritytoprovidesafereliableandeconomicalservicetothepublic thepublicutilityorpowerauthoritymayappealthelocalgovernmentactionto the publicutilitiescommissionforadeterminationundersection404102CRS 16TheTownCouncilfindsandacknowledgesthateffortstoimplementthetermsand conditionsofthisResolutionbytheApplicantwillnotbeconsideredawaiverofthe ApplicantsrightstoseekanappealundertheauspicesofSection29201085a CRS SectionTwoAction RegardingtheHolyCrossEnergyTransmissionLineandSubstationFacilitiesSubdivision ExemptionandSpecialReviewapplicationdatedFebruary182003assubsequently amendedtheTownCouncilherebyactsasfollows TCReso0325 Page4 1 DenialTownCouncildeniesauthorizationfortheinstallationofoverheadutility lineswithintheTownboundary 2ConditionalApprovalofUndergroundAlignmentTownCouncilapprovesthe Applicantsrequesttoconstructanundergroundtransmissionlinesubjectto approvalbyResolutionorOrdinanceofaFinalUndergroundTransmissionLine AlignmentSitePlancontainingthefollowing a AFinalTransmissionLineAlignmentSitePlanforallproposedworkareasand improvementswithinfifty50feetoftheproposedalignmentcenterlinewithinthe TownofSnowmassVillagetownlimitsincluding 1Existingandproposedcontoursatmaximumfivefootintervalswith additionalspotelevationsasneededtoconveyanyproposedgrade changesinexcessofonefootallpropertyboundariesandeasementsof recordprovidedbyalicensedSurveyor 2Existingandproposedsiteimprovementsincludingroadsurfacestrails drainagefacilitiesretainingwallsandotherinfrastructureexistingnatural featuresincludingvegetativetypestreesover8diameterwetlands ditches streams etc and proposed landscape treatments and specificationssubjecttoapprovaloftheTownLandscapeArchitect bAdetailedErosionControlPlanforcontainmentofsedimentfromallworkareas andmethodstopreventdirtanddebrisfrombeingdepositedonexistingroads andadetailedSiteRestorationPlanforallareasinvolvingvegetationorsoil removaland c A detailed Construction Management Plan including timeline hours of constructionlocationsforstagingofequipmentandmaterialsandconstruction workerparkingproofofauthorizationtoenterprivatelandpointsofaccessfrom existingroadstoallworkareasandtrafficmanagement 2ConditionalApprovalofSubstationFacilitySitePlanTownCouncilauthorizesthe constructionasubstationfacilityasgenerallyrepresentedbytherevisedsubstation facilityconceptualdesignandsiteplanillustratedinExhibitAattachedheretosubject toapprovalbyResolutionorOrdinanceofaFinalSubstationFacilitySitePlan containingthefollowingandaddressingallotherpertinentsectionsoftheMunicipal CodeasrequestedbythePlanningDirector aArchitecturaldetailspreparedbyanarchitectlicensedintheStateofColorado includingstructuraldesignanddetailsmaterialscolorselevationsfoundation andfloorplandrawingsat18 V0scaleforthesubstationbuildings b EngineeringdetailspreparedbyanengineerlicensedintheStateofColorado for retainingwallsover40htandanyothersiteimprovementsdeemednecessary bythePlanningDirector cAlegaldescriptionoftheparcelandaboundaryandtopographicalsurveytying intoanexistingbenchmarkandillustratingallotherpropertyboundariesand easementsofrecordwithinfifty50feetofthesiteaspreparedbyasurveyor licensedintheStateofColorado TCReso0325 Page5 d Existingandproposedsiteimprovementsincludingroadsurfacestrailsdrainage facilitiesretainingwallsandotherinfrastructureexistingnaturalfeaturesincluding vegetativetypestreesover8diameterwetlandsditchesstreamsetc e ProposedgradingandlandscapingincompliancewithSection16A4320to includeamixtureofnativeconiferousanddeciduousplantmaterialinlocations thathelpscreentheproposedsubstationfacilitybybreakinguptheexpanseofthe buildingfacadesaccessdoorsandretainingwallsandminimizetheamountand visibilityofexposedgravelroadsurfaceandothervisualimpacts f PriortoissuanceofaBuildingPermitsubmittalofacopyofthesitelandscape contracttoincludeaoneyearwarrantybythecontractorincludingfertilizing wateringandweedcontrol CouncilherebyauthorizesthePublicWorks Departmenttoassumemaintenanceofthelandscapingandirrigationupon expirationoftheoneyearwarrantyand g ConstructiondetailsthatincorporatetherecommendationsoftheSnowmass WildcatFireProtectionDistrict 3 SpecialReviewApprovalTownCouncilauthorizestheissuanceofaspecialreview permitasdelineatedinSec16A5230subjecttotheApplicantscompliancewiththe provisionsofthisResolution 4SubdivisionExemptionTownCouncilauthorizesthesubdivisionexemptionforthe subjectparcelasdescribedinExhibitAwiththeexpressconditionthatonorbefore September152003theApplicantshallsubmitthree3setsat1 100scaleand detailsat18 10scaleon11x17MylarofthefinalSubdivisionExemptionPlat totheTownPlanningDepartmentforreviewandapprovalbythePlanningDirector andTownAttorneyTheApplicantshallcompleteallactionsormattersthatinthe opinionofthePlanningDirectorandTownAttorneyarenecessarytosatisfyor dispensewithrequirementsoftheMunicipalCodebeforethesubjectplatisplaced of record SectionThreeConditionsofApproval 1TheMayorisherebyauthorizedtosignthePlatafterapprovalastotechnicaland substantivecompletionbytheTownAttorneyandPlanningDirector 2ThisResolutionandtheexecutedSubdivisionExemptionPlatMylarsshallthenbe recordedatApplicantsexpenseintherecordsofthePitkinCountyColorado ClerkandRecorderpriortoconveyanceofthesubjectparcelbytheTownOne originalsetandoneelectroniccopyCDofallrecordeddocuments shallbe providedbytheApplicanttotheTown TCReso0325 Page6 INTRODUCEDREADANDADOPTEDasamendedonthemotionofTown CouncilmemberMercatorisandthesecondofTownCouncilmemberVirtuebyavoteof4 infavorand0againstonthis11dayofAugust2003 CouncilMemberMordkinwas absent TOWNOFSNOWMASSVILLAGE TOWNCOUNCIL TMichaelManchesterMayor ATTEST RhondaBCoxonDeputyTownClerk REVIEWEDASTOFORMBYTOWNATTORNEY StephenRConnorTownAttorney uabwguaawwng i j1 3I j IejqnS3AjoH It LU CCLCLLI L z ZL LLJx wLU 2 r UJIa islllUUs111ttv 1 rM r 1 y v a j tr k u kw tiYw i tlxr r fit r Sfr D s bs J w i mss r a i r n frya4