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04-04-11 Town Council Packets SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA APRIL 4, 2011 PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE ITEMS COULD START EARLIER OR LATER THAN THE STATED TIME CALL TO ORDER AT 4:00 P.M. Item No. 1: ROLL CALL Item No. 2: PUBLIC NON AGENDA ITEMS (5- minute time limit) Item No. 3: COUNCIL UPDATES Item No. 4: DISCUSSION PROPOSED STRUCTURE AND CRITERIA FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (Time: 30 Minutes) ACTION REQUESTED OF COUNCIL Receive presentation and provide feedback to staff. Lesley Compagnone ...........................Page 1 (TAB A) Item No. 5: DISCUSSION OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY OFFSET PROGRAM (REOP) FEES FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE N0. 2, SERIES OF 2011 (Time: 90 Minutes) ACTION REQUESTED OF COUNCIL: Determine if there should be any changes to the current fee structure, and approve modify or deny first reading of the ordinance. -Mark Kittle ...........................Page 30 (TAB B) Item No. 6: REVIEW OF PROPOSED HOUSING MITIGATION AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 16A MUNICIPAL CODE (Time: 75 Minutes) ACTION REQUESTED OF COUNCIL: Review and discuss proposed amendment to provide direction to staff. -Chris Conrad ...........................Page 88 (TAB C) Item No. 7: MANAGER'S REPORT (Time: 10 minutes) Russell Forrest ...........................Page 158 (TAB D) Item No. 8: AGENDA FOR NEXT TOWN COUNCIL MEETING April 18, 2011 04-04-11 TC Page 2 of 2 Page 161 (TAB E) Item No. 9: APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES FOR: March 7, 2011 Regular Meeting I Page 163 (TAB F) Item No. 10: COUNCIL COMMENTS/COMMITTEE REPORTS/CALENDARS ...........................Page 172 (TAB G) Item No. 11: EXECUTIVE SESSION Town Council will now meet in Executive Session pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402(4) and Snowmass Village Municipal Code Section 2-45(c), to specifically discuss two items: a) Determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, developing strategy for negotiations, instructing negotiators pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(e) and Snowmass Village Municipal Code Section 2-45(c)(5); and b) Conferences with an attorney for the purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6 402(4)(c) and Snowmass Village Municipal Code Section 2- 45(()(2); Provided, there is an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the quorum present at this meeting to hold an Executive Session and for the sole purpose of considering items (a) and (b) above. Provided further, that no adoption of any proposed policy, position, resolution, regulation, or formal action shall occur at this Executive Session Item No. 12: ADJOURNMENT NOTE: Total time estimated for meeting: Approx 3.5 hours (excluding items 1-3 and 10 —12 ALL ITEMS AND TIMES ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK AT 923-3777 ON THE DAY OF THE MEETING FOR ANY AGENDA CHANGES. TO: Town Council FROM: Russ Forrest, Lesley Compagnone DATE: April 4, 2011 SUBJECT: Environmental Advisory Board PURPOSE: The purpose of this memo is to propose the new establishment and structure of a TOSV Environmental Advisory Board. Attached are recommendations regarding the conversion. BACKGROUND: During its retreat in January, Council agreed to look at the current structure of the EAC, and they did agree they wanted a balanced and thoughtful approach to environmental sustainability issues. It was recommended at that retreat (and in the white paper) that Council determine a goal for sustainability and /or re- affirm the Environmental Sustainability Plan (Attachment C), and re- examine the role of the EAC, a volunteer group not appointed by Council. The question has been raised whether the EAC needs to turn into a formal Board, appointed by Council, which in turn gives the group more credibility as well as its own accountability. History of the EAC Formed in 2009, The Snowmass Village Environmental Advisory Committee is a collaborative volunteer group committed to updating and accomplishing the goals of the Town's Environmental Sustainability Plan. The committee will provide technical expertise and a broad community perspective in order to develop recommendations concerning projects, programs, policies and operational practices that will benefit the natural environment, our local economy, and our community. The Committee will serve as an advocacy group to encourage community participation in these pursuits, and will establish relationships with other environmental groups, in order to access and leverage support for our efforts. Currently Right now there are 4 members of the EAC who remain active and participatory; the original Committee had 11 members. With an ad -hoc committee like this it continues to be a challenge to find individuals who can remain active and engaged when there is no real accountability or check -point for their successes and accomplishments. At the February 7`" meeting, Council directed staff to draft language that would outline: purpose, goals, structure, qualifications, composition, etc. of an Environmental Advisory Board (EAB). AttachmentA is DRAFT policy language that outlines how the EAB would be created and structured. Staff is not asking Council to pass an ordinance today; this document simply serves as a point of departure in the decision making process. CONSIDERATIONS: On Becoming A Formal Board —There are some considerations to take in to account: 1.) Require additional staff time: a staff liaison, public notices, agendas, minutes, application process, update and maintain members list, etc. 2.) The official application and appointment process will raise the profile and expectations of the Board, resulting in a higher level of environmental diversity and representation. -0-1 00000 3.) Board members will most likely remain committed and engaged throughout their appointment period. In addition, a formal structure will help create a diversity of backgrounds and opinions. On Remaining An Ad -Hoc Committee —There are some considerations to take in to account: 1.) Anyone can join the current committee, making it a more, inclusive community- oriented group; however it is predominantly made up of individuals that are like- minded. 2.) Lack of a formal structure makes it easy for members to "come- and -go," resulting in fragmented decision- making and lack of follow- through on assigned projects. 3.) It has no real authority RECOMMENDATIONS: Staff recommends that Council convert the EAC to an official Town of Snowmass Village Board. In Attachment a you will also see support from the current members of the EAC for this action. ACTIONS: Council is asked to direct staff to: a.) Dismantle to current EAC structure and reconstitute it as an official Board per the proposed language given in this packet, OR b.) Direct staff to make changes to the proposed language, structure, etc., OR c.) Keep the current EAC structure the same. ATTACHMENT A Environmental Advisory Board Sec. Establishment of Environmental Advisory Board. Pursuant to Article 8.1 -8.5 of the Town Charter, there is hereby established an Environmental Advisory Board. Sec. Vacancies. Vacancies in the Environmental Advisory Board shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by appointment of the Town Council. Sec. Composition, appointment and term. The Environmental Advisory Board shall consist of nine (9) regular members. Appointments to fill vacancies as a result of the expiration of a term shall be made at the first regular Council meeting in January of each year. Other vacancies shall be filled as provided in the Charter. All members shall serve at the pleasure of the Town Council and may be removed by a majority vote of the entire Town Council. All terns of members shall expire on a staggered basis at the first regular meeting of the Town Council in January of each year. The members of the Board shall be the following: (1) Two (2) Citizens -at -Large residing in Snowmass Village (2) Three (3) members of the Snowmass Village retail, lodging and property management business /industry (3) Four (4) members with environmental policy /science or environmental design expertise /acumen. One (1) of these individuals will be from the Community Office for Resource Management (CORE) and one (1) will be the Energy Program Manager for Pitkin County. Sec. Duties. The Environmental Advisory Board shall have the following duties: (1) Advise the Town Council at any time regarding any matter relating to the Town of Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Plan. (2) Recommend changes and updates to the Town of Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Plan. (3) The Town Council may choose to direct the Environmental Advisory Board to investigate and answer specific environmental or sustainability questions it may have. (4) Provide technical expertise and a broad community perspective in order to develop recommendations to the Town Council concerning projects, programs, policies and operational practices that will benefit the natural environment. (5) Encourage community participation in these pursuits, and establish relationships with other environmental groups, in order to access and leverage support for its efforts. See. 2-312. Qualifications. The two (2) Citizen -at -Large members of the Environmental Advisory Board need to be Snowmass Village residents and registered voters. The three (3) business and four (4) experts do not; however, they must represent a business or organization working /operating in TOW No member of the Town Council shall serve on the Board. The Town Council may only remove members of the Board, as follows: (1) for misfeasance or malfeasance of office by approval of a majority of the members of the Town Council; or (2) for any reason, by approval of at least three quarters of the members of the Town Council. (Ord. 11 -2002 1) Sec. Authority. The Environmental Advisory Board shall have the authority: (1) To hire consultants and perform studies, upon the prior approval of the Town Council, to carry out its responsibilities. (2) Recommend programs and policies to the Town Council consistent with its defined duties. (3) Annually provide Town Council with a report that includes progress on goals of the Sustainability Plan Sec. Meetings. Regular meetings shall be held at least once a month at such time and place as the Environmental Advisory Board shall determine. The date, time and location of regular meetings shall be posted permanently in a location in the Town ordinarily used for public notices. The agenda of each regular meeting shall be posted in a public place within the Town at least forty-eight (48) hours' notice to each member of the Environmental Advisory Board. A special meeting, however, may be held on a shorter notice if a quorum of the Environmental Advisory Board approves. 41d #0 ATTACHMENT B January 28, 2011 Town of Snowmass Village Mayor and Town Council P.O. Box 5010 Snowmass Village, CO. 81615 Dear Mayor and Town Council: On behalf of the Town's Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC), I am writing to express our support in becoming an official board of the Town. The Town's economic viability is inextricably linked to the wealth and health of our natural environment. We believe it is imperative the Town formally support an Environmental Advisory Board in order to ensure the goals of the economic sustainability and environmental well being are not mutually exclusive, but rather carried out in concert with one another. Our committee is a collaborative volunteer group committed to developing projects, programs, and updating policies and goals of the town's Environmental Sustainability Plan. In the past two years as a Committee, we have advocated for energy efficiency upgrades in town facilities, completed a carbon footprint study and currently pursuing the install of a community solar array. Going forward, our goal is to continue partnering with other environmental groups such as CORE, and business organizations like Clean Energy Collective and Holy Cross Energy. We have established working relations with others communities in the Valley, and with the Governor's Energy Office and intend to continue fostering these relationships to further our environmental goals. We will advocate strongly for the completion of efficiency projects in Town facilities and the verification and tracking of savings. Lastly, we will continue to seek out projects and funding that will benefit our community, local economy and our natural environment. Your support in our becoming a board is greatly appreciated. Respectfully yours, Anita Manchester, Chair Snowmass Village Environmental Advisory Committee Z 0000, 9 4 ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY PLAN February 2, 2009 Introduction The Town of Snowmass Village recognizes that preserving our natural environment and confronting global climate change are fundamental to the ongoing success and enjoyment of our resort community. This Environmental Sustainability Plan is intended to bring ecological awareness into all aspects of Town governance, and to encourage the development and implementation of projects, programs and operational practices that engender pride in our community's environmental performance. In recognition of those issues, which the community has deemed most critical to our sustainability, the plan is built around the following topics: 1. Energy Conservation and Climate Protection 2. Affordable Housing and Community Serving Commercial 3. Land Use and Open Space 4. Water 5. Resource Conservation, Recycling and Solid Waste 6. Green Building 7. Mobility and Transportation 8. Watershed Water Quality 9. Air Quality 10. Wildlife Habitat and Physical Environment Specific Goals and a broad collection of Implementation Concepts are presented under each of these headings. A set of Selection Criteria is provided to help the community prioritize resource allocations and implementation efforts in pursuit of those Goals. And finally, the 2009 Environmental Implementation Plan is presented to outline the various initiatives to be pursued in the coming year. I Background and Process In January 2008 a local citizens' group requested that the Town Council approve funding to develop an Environmental Sustainability Plan for Snowmass Village. The Council made the necessary appropriations and engaged the Rocky Mountain Institute to help facilitate a public process and collect community input on the topic. In July 2008, more than 50 Snowmass Village and Roaring Fork Valley community members convened to participate in a series of public workshops focused on identifying and prioritizing community environmental issues, problem areas, and goals. In addition, performance objectives were discussed and potential action items were identified. Finally, a set of selection criteria was developed to help the community prioritize action items for implementation. On August 4, 2008, Council reviewed an initial draft of the Environmental Sustainability Plan and requested that staff provide recommendations conceming the various implementation concepts and additional details describing how this plan would be put into action. On February 2, 2009, this Environmental Sustainability Plan will be presented to Council for further consideration. Staff is recommending that Council formally adopt the document and direct staff to carry out the proposed 2009 Environmental Implementation Plan. Going Forward The citizens of Snowmass Village have spearheaded this effort because we know it's the right thing to do. However, the success of this plan will be governed by our commitment to implementing it. Within the Town organization, responsibility for this plan will lie with the Town's Economic Resource Director, who, in collaboration with the Town Council, other Town departments and the community -at- large, will lead our efforts to accomplish the various initiatives that are selected for implementation. As funding and staff resources are made available, the appropriate Town departments and other community partners will be convened to develop implementation strategies for the selected Implementation Concepts. A critical component of success will be to involve the citizens of Snowmass Village and other community partners beyond the Town organization. This will require extensive data sharing and educational efforts, combined with an aggressive marketing and volunteer recruitment campaign. In addition, the Town will continuously seek community feedback and suggestions concerning our sustainability initiatives. This plan is intended to be a living document that will evolve over time. Each of the Goals and Implementation Concepts are intended to help accelerate the community's progress toward environmental sustainability. It is hoped that the results emerging from this effort will address our shortcomings and capitalize on opportunities to be better stewards of our natural environment. Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainabilitv Goals 1. Energy Conservation and Climate Protection A. Significantly reduce consumption of non renewable energy and fuels: B. Increase use of locally generated, non polluting, renewable energy. C. Significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 2. Affordable Housing and Community Serving Commercial A. House as many Snowmass Village employees as want to live within Town limits. B. Build new and update existing affordable housing using energy efficient, green construction practices incorporating renewable energy generation systems. C. Increase inventory of affordable commercial space and community serving retail businesses offering basic supplies for residents. 3. Land Use and Open Space A. Adopt land use regulations promoting development that is consistent with the Town's energy conservation and environmental sustainability goals. B. Preserve quality of existing open space and increase acreage of protected lands. 4. Water A. Ensure adequate water availability to meet current and future demand, and to serve new development, while maintaining healthy aquatic systems. B. Promote conservation mentality and secure adequate storage facilities to eliminate need for water restrictions. 5. Resource Conservation, Recycling and Solid Waste A. Reduce per capita waste generation and increase use of environmentally friendly consumer products. B. Increase long -term capacity (lifespan) at the Pitkin County landfill. C. Maximize efficiencies in waste collection, hauling, and sorting systems. 6. Green Buildina A. Increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy in new and existing construction. B. Adopt regulations requiring sustainable design and the use of green building materials in new construction. 7. Mobility and Transportation A. Develop an integrated mobility strategy that minimizes single occupancy vehicle trips by providing attractive, safe and convenient transportation alternatives. 8. Watershed Water Quality A. Minimize negative impacts to watershed water quality. B. Improve water quality in Brush Creek to eliminate its Roaring Fork Conservancy designation as an "Impacted" waterway. 9. Air Quality A. Minimize airborne dust and other pollutants, including building and vehicle emissions. B. Stay within allowable Pm10 levels at all times. 10. Wildlife Habitat and Physical Environment A. Minimize negative impacts to wildlife habitat and migration corridors. Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Implementation Concepts "Implementation Concepts" represent a broad collection of ideas identified to help the community reach its environmental Goals. Implementation Concepts will be selected for inclusion in an "Environmental Implementation Plan" as priorities dictate, and as resources are made available.) 'I. EIVER�GY£�C NSERVA��IfJN�AND LIMAS �EPROTEC�TION� x IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER PARTNERS ESTIMATED COST' 1y EStabllsh grant/rbate /subsidy =program using Renewable Energyoffs "e� BUILDINGa r CORE to Incentivlze and asslstlnlmplementlg ECON®MIC X renewable energy <generatlon prolectsaadenelgy RES®URCES HOLY CROSS S`xr efficiency upgrades 3 so FINANCE (HUMAN RESOURCES), 2. Create incentive program to encourage Town TRANSPORTATION, employees to carpool and use public ECONOMIC RFTA transportation to get to work. RESOURCES, PUBLIC WORKS (FLEET) MARKETING (SPECIAL EVENTS) u �r BUILDING; PUBLIC HOLY CROSS; 3 Produce EnergyFalr" eventInSnowmass �Ila e WORKS(FLEET, SOURCEGAS; g FACILITIES) 4. Conduct baseline analysis of Town PUBLIC WORKS Environmental Indicators, including energy use (FLEET, FACILITIES), HOLY CROSS, (electricity, natural gas, gasoline, diesel) and other ECONOMIC SOURCE GAS, resources for Town organization and community RESOURCES, CORE, CLEER as a whole. TRANSPORTATION, TOWN ENGINEER facilities, and�acantlandand�pnontlze BUILD NG`� N f I 1. COST ESTIMATE: $0 to $5,000), $5,000 to $25,000), $25,000 to $50,000), (iii: $50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Implementation Concepts ate �3`"'�` r �1: ENERGY �CINSEF21�/�1 ION :,AND�C LIMATEPR�C)TE�CTI�UN��` .a "-m :a IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER PARTNERS ESTIMATED COST' PUBLIC WORKS b. Evaluate building shells and (FACILITIES), HOLY CROSS, mechanical systems to identify TRANSPORTATION, CORE, CLEER opportunities for efficiency upgrades. BUILDING, TOWN ENGINEER higher- effic�ericy�street fights x �C®RE CLEER r d.'Evaluate Inclusion of hybrid, electric, PUBLIC WORKS flex -fuel, and /or biodiesel technology in (FLEET, ROADS) new vehicle and equipment purchases. a N ES INEER< OR S (FLEET, FACILITIES)aa PUBLIC WORKS 5. Evaluate feasibility of incorporating methane (SOLID WASTE, recovery and biomass energy generation systems FACILITIES), PITKIN COUNTY at County Landfill. ECONOMIC RESOURCES, TOWN ENGINEER ECONOMIC 7. Identify and remove Town regulations that RESOURCES, PLANNING, HOLY CROSS, serve as barriers to developing renewable energy BUILDING, TOWN WATER SAN generation projects. ENGINEER, PUBLIC ...04b WORKS 1. COST ESTIMATE: $0 to $5,000), $5,000 to $25,000), $25,000 to $50,000), $50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Implementation Concepts T 1�E'NERG��CONSE r ���A�TI Np►NDCLIII�A�TEPRC}TE��TIU�N� IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER PARTNERS ESTIMATED COST' ECONOMIC 9. Explore opportunities to establish shared RESOURCES, renewable energy infrastructure (i.e., BUILDING, FINANCE, HOLY CROSS, neighborhood solar inverters, distribution PUBLIC WORKS WATER SAN systems). (FACILITIES), TOWN ENGINEER 11. Pursue grants and assist community ECONOMIC CORE, CLEER, members in pursuing grants for renewable energy RESOURCES, HOLY CROSS generation projects and other efficiency upgrades. BUILDING 1. COST ESTIMATE: ;0 to $5,000), ;5,000 to $25,000), ;25,000 to $50,000), ;50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Implementation Concepts ('Implementation Concepts" represent a broad collection of ideas identified to help the community reach its environmental Goals. Implementation Concepts will be selected for inclusion In an "Environmental Implementation Plan" as priorities dictate, and as resources are made available.) 2. SAFFORDABLE H OSING hill COMtI�UNITY E -RUING IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER PARTNERS ESTIMATED COST' NRM 1 Pursue s�easonalhousrng�partnershrps w�th�� w 3 EDUCATIONAL educa#ional�and�artsprovlders, busrnesse�s,�and�'� H4,�USING ARTS PROVIDERS non profits toymaximrze�housingkdevelopment 'NON PROFITS k�`��� potential on Town land LOCAL Bt1SINESS j ..nom HOUSING, BUILDING, 2. Amend Housing policy to allow cost recovery to PUBLIC WORKS affordable housing owners for investments in (FACILITIES), CORE energy efficiency upgrades. ECONOMIC RESOURCES 3 Establish s #andards requinngrenewable�ener•� x t t generation; high efficiency systems�and o#her CORE,�CLEER,� �ry HOLY CROSS TOWNENGINEER HOUSING, 4. Develop plan to incorporate renewable energy FINANCE, HOMEOWNERS generation, green building products, and efficiency BUILDING, PUBLIC ASSOCIATIONS, upgrades into existing affordable housing stock. WORKS CORE (FACILITIES) occupancyofaccesso tlwellrn units¢and k s employee housing�unrts HOUSIN�G�� ASSOCIATI®IJS 6. Create incentives for developers to go above PLANNING, and beyond minimum affordable housing HOUSING, DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC COMMUNITY mitigation requirements. RESOURCES 7 Explorefand #rust modeiand ether publicly ECONOMIC assisted economic tlevelopment s as RESIOURCES� ro:s .t fir^ well as eglatory #ools mailable #o create and /,or PIANNING; LOCAL BUSINESS$ e -'"tea s. a"����?. �>s r �w r Ai #ain affordable community S ervings n FINANCE commercrat „SPA I 1. COST ESTIMATE SCALE: ($0 to $5,000), ($5,000 to $25,000), ($25,000 to $50,000), (550,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Implementation Concepts "Implementation Concepts" represent a broad collection of ideas identified to help the community reach Its environmental Goals. Implementation Concepts will be selected for inclusion in an "Environmental Implementation Plan" as priorities dictate, and as resources are made available.) 1 LAND USE AND OPEN SPACE IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN OTHER PARTNERS ESTIMATED COST' RESOURCES 1. Strengthen development review standards concerning environmental,Impact analysis PLANNING and consideration of environmental canying capacities. 2. Clarify and strengthen development code PLANNING, BUILDING, CORE, CLEER, requirements for energy conservation, and PUBLIC HOLY CROSS, create specific review criteria for Energy WORKS SOURCE GAS Conservation Plans. (FACILITIES) PLANNING, CORE, CLEER, 3. Clarify Community Purpose provisions ASPEN VALLEY BUILDING, regarding "Sustainable Develapment" and LAND: TRUST, ECONOMIC °Preservation of Open Space. PITCO OPEN RESOURCES, 4. Simplify application submittal requirements and create expedited review PLANNING, HOLY CROSS, processes for projects incorporating BUILDING CORE, CLEER renewable energy generation systems. PUBLIC 5. ldentify opportunities to produce food on' WORKS open space lands (i.e., community garden (GREEN program) and to incorporate edible TEAM) HOMEOWNERS landscape components in the built POLICE ASSOCIATIONS, environment (where,feasible in ways that are (ANIMAL PITKIN COUNTY consistent with local wildlife control policies). CONTROL), PLANNING 6. Develop collaborative process to review and make recommendations on new PLANNING, development applications related to BUILDING sustainable design and construction. 1. COST ESTIMATE SCALE: ($0 to $5,000), ($5,000 to $25,000), ($25,000 to $50,000), ($50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Implementation Concepts "Implementation Concepts" represent a broad collection of ideas identified to help the community reach its environmental Goals. Implementation Concepts will be selected for inclusion in an "Environmental Implementation Plan" as priorities dictate, and as resources are made available. TE A� R IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER PARTNERS ESTIMATED COST 1 Arnentl bolding code to require low -flow plU mbing fi Lures inn w construction, anii BUILDING: TOWN WATER SANS t F p�rovide�mcentives ta��encourage retrofits in existingbuildmgs (i a ,low -#low fi�iture rebate /subsdy�program)� n 2. Increase use of grey water systems, ditch BUILDING, PUBLIC water and snowmelt/stormwater recapture WORKS (GREEN WATER SAN systems for irrigation purposes. TEAM), TOWN DISTRICT ENGI 3 ,Venfy th4 building code requirements for plumbing infrastructure areaimedat maximizing BUILDING, TOWN VNATER &SAN bothenergy efflciency�and�water conservation ENGINEER�`� DISTRICT� 4. Replace top -load clothes washers with energy. HOUSING, PUBLIC and water- efficient front -load washers in Town WORKS (FACILITIES) CORE laundry facilities and affordable housing units. 5 Amend tlevelopment code regtairements and PLANNING PUB review cirteria to mandatedrought tolerant` WORKS {GREEN landscaping �n new development TEAM) I 1. COST ESTIMATE SCALE: ($0 to $5,000), ($5,000 to $25,000), ($25,000 to $50,000), ($50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Implementation Concep "implementation Concepts" represent a broad collection of ideas identified to help the community reach its environmental Goals. Implementation Concepts will be selected for inclusion in an "Environmental Implementation Plan" as priorities dictate, and as resources are made available.) 5 RES,. URvCE CONSERI/A�ION� �REC� tCLIN�G� AND £SOLID IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER ESTIMATED PARTNERS COST' 1 Reduce office'paper use by 20% throughout'Town ALLY k organization TS DEPARTMENT COMMUNITY A. Promote use of TOSV website and other RELATIONS, electronic means to distribute information. FINANCE (I.T.), ALL DEPARTMENTS B )nstall monitors and /or T it'b"' co nference room C. Require double -sided printing capability in all new printer purchases, and implement FINANCE (I.T.), ALL reuse of paper already printed on one side DEPARTMENTS for "fax" and draft print jobs. 7 D Transltton tlocument archiving from paper TOWNCLERK, T based to electronic format r vo A PA T TS LL E. Convert to paperless Council packet, TOWN CLERK, newsletter and payroll s stems FINANCE I.T. F Develop electronic Btailding`Permit BUILDING, application` FINANCE tom, 2. Establish bulk purchasing program to address cost FINANCE, TOWN barriers to purchasing more environmentally friendly CLERK, ALL products used throughout Town organization (i.e., non DEPARTMENTS toxic cleaners, recycled paper products, etc...). 3 Establish Town procurementlicy requinng they FINANCE TOWN 3 use of products` containingrecycletl£conterrtwhen CLERK BALL �r� available DEPARTMENTS 4. Establish design criteria for trash, recycling, and WORKS (S6 LID PUBLIC composting facilities in new development. WASTE), BUILDING 5Ar nd land use application =submittal, requirements PLANNING f Aff FINANCE {IT tO Include aIIY nfOm7atJOn ICI electrOnlC format ands x r$ ECO. OMIC minim¢e the number ofprinted copies required f 1. COST ESTIMATE SCALE: ($0 to $5,000), ($5,000 to $25,000), $55 ($25,000 to $50,000), ($50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainabilitv 1mvilementation ConcenI 5 RES�C)�URC�E C��NSER1/ATi�ON;RE�CY LlNGAN S�OL! WASTE IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER ESTIMATED PARTNERS COST' 6. Increase enforcement and fines for littering and POLICE unauthorized use of trash facilities. 7 Improve,waste collection systems to mlmmlze overall HOMEOWN number of peck ups, mawmlze hauling efficiency, reduce PUBLIC WORKS ERS recycling contamination and mazimlze �ecycltng program (SOLID WASTE) ASSOCIATI paric)patoon NS 8. Expand local and regional recycling facilities to accommodate a wider assortment of recyclable PUBLIC WORKS PITCO materials (i.e., chipboard, #5 plastic, electronics, (SOLID WASTE) LANDFILL etc...) x MALL OWNERS, x BASE VILLAGE OWNERS, SNO 9 Provide trash and recycling cor�tainersat all Town PUBLIC W012KS h CENRS paiics buildings, and public gathering laces (S®LIDWA3TE, y �owN�E GREEN TEAM) ASPEN s�I ING x COMPANY, o c s s a. BUSINESS PITCO LANDFILL, 10. Expand composting capabilities to accommodate LOCAL commercial food waste, as well as household and PUBLIC WORKS BUSINESS, yard waste. (SOLID WASTE) PRIVATE COMPOST HAULERS 7 r t W l.:. 1 1 11 Adopt a recycling ordinance requmng dl�ersion of SLID WASTE LANDFILL, constructionanddemol�t ,onwaste,and partictpatlon n PLANNING, PRIMATE the Tow s recycling program for�all�COmmerclal� BUILDING�� WASTE/�� operations and special events RESOURCES PUBLIC WORKS 12. Create incentives for participation in the Town's (SOLID WASTE), recycling program. ECONOMIC RESOURCES 1. COST ESTIMATE SCALE: ($0 to $5,000), ($5,000 to $25,000), ($25,000 to $50,000), 5$$$ ($50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Im lementation Concep ��S.FE�S` URCE C4NSE=Ft1/lo►i f1 �I�RE��fCL1NG�AIUDSOLI�D� IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER ESTIMATED PARTNERS COST' maw P(lBUC 1NORKS X13 Ada t reen�s ecial event�cn aria aimedat reducing consumption, v�t#iile�maxirnizih re Clitl 'MARKE�Ti�NG 14. Use recycled asphalt whenever possible to TOWN ENGINEER, establish roadway subgrade base courses. PUBLIC WORKS (ROADS) p g T01NN�ENGNEER� 1 15 Te use o �r ecycled�an d altema�v aviri a I ions R OOADS) te ECONOMIC CORE, RESOURCES, CAST, 16. Develop partnerships to incentivize waste PITCO reduction (i.e., participation in reusable bag MARKETING LANDFILL, challenge (SPECIAL EVENTS LOCAL PUBLIC WORKS BUSINESS, (SOLID WASTE) LODGES 1. COST ESTIMATE SCALE: ($0 to $5,000), $5 ($5,000 to $25,000), $55 ($25,000 to $50,000), $555 ($50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Implementation Concepts "Implementation Concepts" represent a broad collection of ideas identified to help the community reach its environmental Goals. Implementation Concepts will be selected for inclusion in an "Environmental Implementation Plan" as priorities dictate, and as resources are made available.) 6: GREEN BUILDING IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER PARTNERS ESTIMATED COST 1 Establish an expedited review�ProcessFand discounted fee structure for renewabl ee rergy, r BUILDING PLANNING CORE CLEER generation protects and for efficiency enhancing r' s x x, reu Vf CORE, CLEER, 2. Adopt a comprehensive "Green Building SOPRIS BUILDING, PUBLIC FOUNDATION, Code" for both new construction and WORKS (FACILITIES) LOCAL BUILDERS renovations to existing buildings, requiring: MATERIALS SUPPLIERS A h­ pertormance energy efficient CURE; CLEER, design buildingenvelope; light)ng, BUILDING, TOWN SOPRIS windows, mechanlcat equipment ENGINEER r FOUNDATION, w �r. Q_F LOCAL BUILDERS B. On -site renewable energy BUILDING, TOWN CORE, CLEER generation in new development ENGINEER BUILDING, PUBLIC C 7hlrri party sysfemscommissloning W®RKS IES), TOWN ENGINEER D. Use of green building materials with CORE, LOCAL consideration given to embodied energy, renewable resources, recycled BUILDING BUILDERS MATERIALS materials content, chemical off gassing, place of origin, etc.... SUPOPLIERS E Incorporate n offdlrectdigital BUILDING PUBLIC r s� x f controls aricl otherenergy`toad, WORKS (FACILi71ES); x managementtectinolog}r TLOWNER1GlNEER F. Water conserving plumbing fixtures (i.e., waterless urinals, dual flush toilets BUILDING, TOWN WATER SAN or 1.6gpm toilets, 2.Ogpm shower ENGINEER DISTRICT heads, etc... 4000� k* 1. COST ESTIMATE SCALE: ($0 to $5,000),$$ ($5,000 to $25,000), ($25,000 to $50,000), $it$ ($50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Implementation Concepts IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER PARTNERS ESTIMATED COST' x LOCAL BUILDING e= 3 Develop antl drstnbute an informatlorial guide BUIL ®IN FtJBLIC Y MATERIALS togreen bulltlingpmductsenergyfefficrent WORKS (FACILITIES), 'SUPPLIERS, design and construction practices T E OWN ENGINEER COR ENERGY S 4. Incorporate energy usage standards into BUILDING Town's Lighting Ordinance to discourage use of PLANNING, PUBLIC CORE, CLEER, incandescent and other higher consumption WORKS (FACILITIES) HOLY CROSS technologies. 5 Develop economic and other incentrves for BUILDING new construction and renovation protects to CORE CLEER exceed themmimum�enett,�y��effciency> RES NORCE OL�Y SS ,k H ECONOMIC LODGES AND 6. Work with new and existing commercial, RESOURCES, PROPERTY lodging and residential properties to encourage BUILDING, MANAGEMENT, and incentivize green operating and MARKETING (GROUP SOPRIS maintenance plans, including: SALES), PUBLIC FOUNDATION, PTRAB, HOA's, WORKS (FACILITIES) CORE, CLEER A Appliance maintenance�programs :BUILDING s r B. Use of energy efficient light bulbs. BUILDING C Electrostatic furnacergnition vs�. BUILDING D. Occupancy -based controls systems BUILDING, TOWN on snowmelt and other building ENGINEER systems. E Tlmers,molsture and #emperature =sensors on�snowmelt sys #ems k F. Programmable thermostats. BUILDING x PUBLIC WORKS CORE CLEER f f7 Conduct energy auditsand�therrnal�imagingf (FACILI�TIESj f analysis on all Town -owned �utldrngs HOLY CROSS 1. COST ESTIMATE SCALE: ($0 to $5,000),$$ ($5,000 to $25,000), ($25,000 to 550,000), ($50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Implementation Concepts f 6: GREEN 'BUILDIN`G IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER PARTNERS ESTIMATED COST' 8. Develop purchasing policy requiring PUBLIC WORKS purchases of high efficiency equipment and (FACILITIES) TOWN appliances that allow for more sustainable CORE, CLEER, CLERK, HOUSING, operations within TOSV organization (i.e., HOLY CROSS FINANCE (I.T.), ALL Energy Star appliances, double -sided printers, DEPARTMENTS low -flow fixtures, etc...). 9 ®evetop standani�deslgn specifications PUBLICW®RKS i requinag all new Town bultclmgs tobeLEED FACILITIES), CORE CLEER certified, or to provide DOE certflication� ECONOMICS Indic ling achlevementof energy RESOURCES; HOLY CROSS 10. Require third -party commissioning on all BUILDING, PUBLIC CORE, CLEER new Town -owned buildings. WORKS (FACILITIES) 11 Develop stantland specrficati ons for7retro f commissioning antl retrofitting existing Town P UBLIC WORKS buddmgs�wl #ti energy effl upgrades; (FACILITlES),k� Inc(udmgfix #ure ;appliance systems., arid� 3 },NOU�SING; BUILDING budding shellmpro�ements 12. Continue to develop and implement Efficient ECONOMIC Building Standards and a Renewable Energy RESOURCES, CORE Offset Program to curb impacts of inefficient BUILDING building design and outdoor energy use. 5 1. COST ESTIMATE SCALE: ($0 to $5,000), ($5,000 to $25,000), ($25,000 to $50,000), ($50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Implementation Concepts "Implementation Concepts" represent a broad collection of ideas identified to help the community reach its environmental Goals. Implementation Concepts will be selected for inclusion in an "Environmental Implementation Plan" as priorities dictate, and as resources are made available.) r r RANSP`ORTATION 7. MOBILITY AND�T 4 ,,,....,.....:r...w _,�..s,:...._ >,.....�..<ms z rte..,.. IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER PARTNERS ESTIMATED COST' 1 Adoptfand use regulations thatencourage PLANNING, transit oriented development and max�mlze TRANSPORTATION, EOTC RFTA InG multi mod all onnectivlty between ECUNOMtC development c[usters RES®URCES s 2. Develop a comprehensive and strategic transportation plan that addresses PLANNING, EOTC, RFTA, relationships and trade -offs among single- TRANSPORTATION, PRIVATE occupancy vehicle use, the provision of ECONOMIC TRANSPORT SVC. parking infrastructure, and public and private RESOURCES PROVIDERS transit services. d T 3 Expandwinter trail maintenance to promote, PUBLIC W�®RtCS K year round walkablllfy {GREEN TE #AM TRANSPORTATION, 4. Increase the number of pedestrian and bike PLANNING, PUBLIC trail access points throughout the Village. WORKS (ROADS, GREEN TEAM) 5 Integrate future trail planrnng with existing PUBLIC WORKS transitinfrastructure to 'enhance the safety and (ROAp$, GREEN quality Of pedestnanconn@ctlolls throughout the 1!Illa a es ial Baton brush�Creek:Rd TEAM r g g TRANSP®RTATION and close to hi h use commerclaf and hl h P 9 9 PLANNING density I'd—velop LODGING ment r 6. Foster development of a centralized shuttle TRANSPORTATION, COMMUNITY, system to provide airport transportation to ECONOMIC PRIVATE replace redundant and inefficient use of RESOURCES TRANSPORT SVC. independent property airport shuttles. PROVIDERS 7 Continue frftbu%serv>ce throughout y OOV Snowrriass��Ulllage; andbetween TRANSPORTATION RFTA, EO° C 1. COST ESTIMATE SCALE: ($0 to $5,000), ($5,000 to $25,000), ($25,000 to $50,000), ($50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Implementation Concepts '7. �MOBILITY�AND TRANSPORTATION t IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER PARTNERS ESTIMATED COST' 8. Maintain convenient and consistent fixed route transit service to high density residential neighborhoods and commercial nodes PRIVATE (including the SV Recreation Center), while TRANSPORTATION SERVICE utilizing "dial -a -ride" service (and/or expanded PROVIDERS private service provider partnerships) to serve single family and outlying neighborhoods. 9 Encourage higher degree of regional PITCO AIRP®RT mte watlon 466 1 06909— transit, aviation; and TRANSPORTATION, highwayFtransportation mana ement PLANNING RFTA, CDOT, g AMTRAK,EOTC 10. Continue to prioritize and incentivize use of public transit and park ride for Town- TRANSPORTATION RFTA, EOTC sponsored special events and commuters. 11 Engage m Pitkin CountyAirport plarinmg TRANSPORTATION, PLANNING process�to promate�translt connection enhancements ECONC?M1C EOTC RFTA 1. COST ESTIMATE SCALE: ($0 to $5,000),$$ ($5,000 to $25,000),$$$ ($25,000 to $50,000), ($50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Implementation Concepts ('Implementation Concepts" represent a broad collection of ideas Identified to help the community reach its environmental Goals. Implementation Concepts will be selected for inclusion in an "Environmental Implementation Plan" as priorities dictate, and as resources are made available.) ay �..�INS— 0 d �8.- WATE RS IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER PARTNERS ESTIMATED COST' 1 Updatette�Townz Plane win FR®ARING ��K NSERV N D01t U��� PLANNING, PUBLIC 2. Regulate use of magnesium chloride and WORKS (ROADS ASPEN SKIING other chemical ice melters and dust GREEN TEAM), COMPANY, suppressants within Town limits. ECONOMIC USFS RESOURCES Y-: c�,,Sz�:� 0 0 0 gm s" ,x r-. ��'s �'.x,rv; A PLANNING; �ROARI 3. ®evelop standardlzed�creek waterquality testing protoco iii partnershipwith the PUBt_[C�WORKS��� C®NSERV CYO x' :;c„.,,„ max' x x�. 4. Implement wetland restoration and PUBLIC WORKS expansion projects, and promote the use of (GREEN TEAM, permeable paving and bio- swales to allow ROADS), TOWN natural filtering and minimize sheet -flow of ENGINEER stormwater run -off. {R®A ®SCREEN othermethods to limitslltation lmpacts�x TEAM, S�OLiD,� assoclatedwith sanding of�Town�roadways 6. Find opportunities to re -use or recycle PUBLIC WORKS (ROADS, GREEN contaminated 3/8" chip that is picked up from TEAM, SOLID ditches and stream beds each spring. WASTE) 8. Work with Water and Sanitation District to PUBLIC WORKS gain understanding of Town -wide stormwater (ADMIN), WATER SAN and sanitary sewer infrastructure health. BUILDING, DISTRICT PLANNING 0 A* 1. COST ESTIMATE SCALE: ($0 to $5,000), ($5,000 to $25,000), ($25,000 to $50,000), ($50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainabilitv Implementation Concepts 8 WATERSHED W a ATER QUALITY IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER PARTNERS ESTIMATED COST TOWN 10. Develop a Town -wide Stormwater ENGINEER, WATER SAN Management Plan. PUBLIC WORKS DISTRICT (ADMIN) 4f 1. COST ESTIMATE SCALE: ($0 to $5,000), ($5,000 to $25,000), ($25,000 to $50,000), ($50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Implementation Concepts "Implementation Concepts" represent a broad collection of ideas Identified to help the community reach its environmental Goals. Implementation Concepts will be selected for inclusion in an "Environmental Implementation Plan" as priorities dictate, and as resources are made available.) 98 AIR QUALITY IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER PARTNERS ESTIMATED COST' ASPEN-SKIING- 1. Require use of biodegradable, non- BUILDING, PUBLIC COMPANY, chemical dust suppressants on construction WORKS (ROADS),- RDEVELOPMENT sites and service roads. A N D TOWN ENGINEER CONTRACTING COMMUNITY 2. Post signs and enforce adopted vehicle POLICE idling regulations. 3. Train Town staff to recognize violations of, POLICE, BUILDING, and enforce air pollution standards. PLANNING 4. Conduct minimum amount of fixed -route DEVELOPMENT street sweeper operations along with on- PUBLIC WORKS AND demand response, as necessary to minimize (ROADS), BUILDING CONTRACTING roadway dirt and dust. COMMUNITY 1. COST ESTIMATE SCALE: ($0 to $5,000),$$ ($5,000 to $25,000), ($25,000 to ;50,000), ($50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Implementation Concepts "Implementation Concepts" represent a broad collection of ideas identified to help the community reach its environmental Goals. Implementation Concepts will be selected for inclusion in an "Environmental Implementation Plan" as priorities dictate, and as resources are made available.) 10. WILDLIFE HABITAT AND PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPTS TOWN RESOURCES OTHER PARTNERS ESTIMATED COST' 1. Strengthen code regulations regarding PLANNING, excessive noise, and train staff to recognize BUILDING; ;POLICE violations and enforce them. 2. Strengthen code regulations regarding COLORADO impacts to wildlife and protection of wildlife PLANNING, POLICE DEPARTMENT habitat. (ANIMAL CONTROL) OF WILDLIFE (CDOW) POLICE, ECONOMIC 3., Examine benefits to wildlife,��recreational CDOW US RESOURCES, ;PARKS quality and public safety associated' with FOREST RECREATION limiting or banning hunting within Town ilmits. MARKETING SERVICE 4. Increase educational, outreach and POLICE (ANIMAL enforcement efforts regarding trash CONTROL) CDOW regulations. POLICE (ANIMAL 5. Pursue grant�opportunities related,to CONTROL), environmental and wildlife education, outreach ECONOMIC and signage. RESOURCES. 6. Develop and distribute expanded informational resources regarding wildlife POLICE (ANIMAL CDOW issues, especially during migration and calving CONTROL) periods. PLANNING,, ECONOMIC 7. Work with -US Forest Seivice to develop pre US FOREST RESOURCES, PUBLIC emptivepine beetle:strategy. SERVICE WORKS (GREEN TEAM) 8. Continue to implement Town's 10 -Year PUBLIC WORKS PITCO OPEN Weed Management Program. (GREEN TEAM) SPACE 9. Develop improved strategies for weed PUBLIC WORKS, abatement on private property. (GREEN TEAM) 10. Preserve and expand wetland habitat PUBLIC WORKS where feasible. (GREEN TEAM), TOWN ENGINEER 1. COST ESTIMATE SCALE: ($0 to $5,000), ($5,000 to $25,000), ($25,000 to $50,000), S$E$ ($50,000 and up) Snowmass Village Environmental Sustainability Plan Selection Criteria Given a limited set of resources, whether related to finances, personnel, or time, these selection criteria are intended to provide the means to compare the pros and cons of various policies, programs and projects proposed in pursuit of the community's Environmental Sustainability Plan Goals. 1. Project fulfills one or more Goals and /or Implementation Concepts identified in the Town's Environmental Sustainability Plan. 2. Project satisfies triple bottom -line analysis: Project is cost effective (i.e., big environmental bang for the buck) and implementable given existing technology and resources, and cost is not prohibitive to be sustainable at the local level, Project improves social fabric of the community, as well as the health, safety, and welfare of citizens, Project is determined to have a positive environmental impact, given a clear understanding of the environmental trade -offs associated therewith. 3. Project will reduce pollution and /or the community's contribution to global climate change. 4. Project focuses on greening Town government operations and /or policies. 5. Project will have tangible, high visibility results, which demonstrate the benefits and ease of implementing green initiatives. 6. Project increases individual responsibility for environmental health and /or builds community support for sustainability initiatives. 7. Project addresses needs that would not be fulfilled by the free market acting alone, and optimizes leveraging opportunities, either financial or for in -kind contributions. 8. Project demonstrates collective leadership and a broad base of community support for implementation. 9. Project demonstrates cutting -edge technology in energy efficiency or environmental sustainability. 10. Project serves to stimulate and promote a sustainable economy. 61 0 Snowmass Village 2009 Environmental Implementation Plan February 2, 2009 As of this date, the Town of Snowmass Village is operating under a contingency budget plan, which has required cuts to existing programs, services, and staffing levels throughout the organization. As such, the 2009 Environmental Implementation Plan does not include any Implementation Concepts that involve new budget appropriations or staff resources. Responsibility for this Implementation Plan will lie with the Town's Economic Resource Director, who, in collaboration with other Town departments and community partners, will spearhead efforts to accomplish the various initiatives presented. A biannual status report and plan update will be presented to Council, in order to track the progress being made within each of the initiatives described below. 1. Collaborate With Town Staff and Other Community Partners Convene quarterly meetings of Town departmental representatives to brainstorm opportunities and report on ongoing efforts to make Town operations, policies and procedures more environmentally friendly. Convene quarterly meetings with other community partners (such as the Aspen Skiing Company, utility providers, special districts, other regional jurisdictions, and community interest groups) to develop relationships, share knowledge, and coordinate efforts around common environmental goals. 2. Continue Ongoing Efforts and "Green" Operating Procedures Already In Place Staff has identified numerous operational initiatives, programs and procedures that are already being implemented, and which are consistent with the Town's Environmental Goals. These efforts are being implemented throughout the Town organization, and will continue to be implemented as standard operating procedures. A list of these initiatives will be discussed during staffs presentation to Council. 3. Conduct Baseline Analysis of Town Environmental Indicators Work with Town departments to develop a broad understanding of our environmental footprint. Examine organizational use of electricity, natural gas, gasoline and diesel fuel, and office paper. Understand waste generation rates at the organizational level and Town -wide. Inventory Town owned buildings and vehicles and identify opportunities for efficiency upgrades and renewable energy generation projects. Conduct in -house energy audits and building shell analyses on Town -owned buildings. Consider special events and other Town sponsored activities in terms of opportunities to reduce environmental impacts. Set percentage reduction targets based on baseline usage. 4. Pursue Grants and Provide Grant Assistance Identify and pursue grant opportunities available to help fund renewable energy generation projects (i.e., micro hydro, solar, etc...) and other projects to help reduce the community's carbon footprint and accelerate our progress toward environmental sustainability. Provide information and assistance to community members interested in pursuing sustainability- oriented grants (i.e., for appliance rebates, home energy efficiency upgrades, etc...). 5. Improve Waste Collection and Diversion Strategies Work with the Town's Solid Waste Dept. to convene a working group to identify opportunities to improve the Town's waste collection systems and waste diversion /recycling programs. 6. Adopt "Green" Special Events Criteria Work with the Town's Marketing Dept. to develop criteria and standard operating procedures designed to minimize the environmental footprint of special events held within the Town. Identify best practices for minimizing waste, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions. 7. Prioritize Electronic Communications Work with the Town's Community Relations and Marketing Depts. to prioritize use of electronic communications strategies, as opposed to distributing printed materials (i.e., for surveys, advertisements, public notices, etc...). 8. Evaluate Building, Land Use Development Codes Work with the Town's Planning and Building Departments to review the Building Code, and the Land Use Development Code to identify potential amendments aimed at strengthening environmental protections and enhancing energy efficiency requirements in new building and development proposals. 9. Reduce Town's Organizational Paper Consumption by 20% Transition Town organization to electronic record retention system. Adopt internal purchasing policy requiring all future printer /copier purchases to have double -sided printing capability. Develop plan to transition to a paperless packet system (for Town Council, Boards and Commissions). Investigate benefits of acquiring Smartboards for Town conference rooms to avoid paper use. Re -use single side printed paper for fax and "draft" printing jobs. 10. Follow Up On Renewable Energy Offset Program Return to Council in March 2009 to address REOP fee schedule. Return to Council prior to November 2009 to address REOP fund distribution (grant/subsidy) program. 11. Improve Trail to Transit Integration Work with Transportation Dept. and Trails Committee to identify opportunities to better integrate bike /pedestrian trails with transit infrastructure. 12. Participate in Reusable Bag Challenge Partner with the Village Market, CAST and CORE in the Reusable Bag Challenge to encourage a reduction in the use of plastic shopping bags. 13. Track and Support Progressive Climate Legislation Staff will monitor and bring to council's attention legislative initiatives representing progressive climate policy at the local, state, and federal levels. 14. Develop Energy Procurement Generation Strategy Begin development of an energy procurement strategy that considers a mix of generation technologies and sources for satisfying the Town's energy needs. Once financial resources are available, this strategy would be ready for implementation. 15. Develop Informational Resources and Conduct Educational Outreach Work with Full and Part-Time Residents, Business and Lodging Operators, and Property Managers (in partnership with the Sopris Foundation, CORE, CLEER, and local utility providers) to develop informational resources and practical strategies for reducing energy use in Snowmass Village. to? 640 MEMORANDUM TO: Snowmass Village Town Council FROM: Mark Kittle, Chief Building Official DATE: April 4, 2011 SUBJECT: Renewable Energy Offset Program (REOP) ORDINANCE NO. 2, SERIES OF 2011 I. PURPOSE AND ACTIONS REQUESTED OF COUNCIL: Provide direction to staff on whether Section 18 -224 of the Building Code should be amended. Ordinance No. 2, Series of 2011 provided proposed amendments to the Renewable Energy Offset Program based on previous discussions with Council. II. BACKGROUND ON REOP A. Purpose and History In 2008 an ordinance was passed by the Town Council which created the Renewable Energy Offset Program or REOP Attachment A. REOP had two purposes: to require increased energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in new construction and additions and created provisions to restrict exterior energy uses and encourage renewable offsets to those uses. The complete history of the deliberations are included in Attachment D. The original intent behind this policy was to develop a policy similar to the REMP policy in Aspen and Basalt which is managed by CORE. B. Environmental Sustainability Plan REOP is tied directly to the approved TOSV Environmental Sustainability Plan (ESP). REOP relates to two Goals in the ESP: Energy Conservation and Climate Protection, and Green Building. Under Climate Protection, the first Implementation Concept is: a) Establish a grant/subsidy program using Renewable Energy Offset Program funds to incentivize and assist in implementing renewable energy generation projects and energy efficiency upgrades. 04 -04 -11 REOP Memo Page 2 of 7 C. New standards for Energy Efficiency with New Construction A Home Energy Rating System (HERS) system was utilized for the new construction and additions. The lower a home's HERS index, the more efficient it is. A home built to code scores a HERS index of 100, while a net zero energy home scores a HERS index of 0. Each 1 -point decrease in the HERS index corresponds to a 1% reduction in energy consumption compared to the HERS reference home. Thus, a home with a HERS index of 70 is 30% more energy efficient than the reference home. For commercial occupancies, a simulated energy performance computer program such as COMcheck or DOE -2 shall be utilized to assess the energy consumption of the project. To comply with the current ordinance the project must exceed the International Energy Conservation Code or ASHRA 90.1 by at least 30 If, in either residential or commercial applications, the applicant chooses not to meet these requirements a "fee -in -lieu" shall be required. D. Exterior Energy Use For exterior energy uses, such as snowmelt, pools, spas and heated garages, an Annual Energy Use (AEU) per component, per square foot is calculated. Under the current legislation, an applicant is required to "offset" this energy use with renewable energy such as hot water solar panels, solar photo voltaic panels or other approved methods. If the applicant chooses not to mitigate the energy use with renewable energy a "fee in- lieu based upon square footage is required. This provision is the same for both residential and commercial applications. E. Recent discussions regarding REOP Modifications Upon final approval by Town Council Ordinance #11, Series 2008 was approved in November of 2008. The provisions for residential (HERS) and Commercial (COMcheck DOE -2) were met with very little opposition by owners and developers. On the other hand however, the "Exterior Energy Use" section and the fees per square foot associated with such were met with opposition. Many applications were withdrawn or revised. Only three, out of approximately 15 to 20 applications, went forward to completion due to the economic hardship expressed by the applicants. Council soon heard about the discontent voiced by several constituents and directed staff to reevaluate the ordinance and make changes if necessary. Meetings with Community Office for Resource Efficiency 04 -04 -11 REOP Memo Page 3 of 7 (CORE), Building Board of Appeals (BOA), the EAC, lodging property managers and various individuals from the community were held to gather input from the different entities. After many weeks of discussion, staff made some revisions to the ordinance which included minor adjustments to the HERS categories by adding one additional category and revising the minimum numbers by, on average, 5 There was an additional category added to the commercial provisions as well and the "30% better than code" provision was decreased to 15% because of the overall code increased efficiency between the 2003 IECC and the 2009. In other words, the 2009 IECC is 15% more efficient than the 2003 and as such we are still attaining a 30% increase over the 2003 code. Exterior energy uses was revised to allow "off- site" mitigation and revised the overall calculations to include "credits" rather than the AEU as originally outlined. This allows applicants to mitigate some of the use with renewable energy and pay the fee -in -lieu for the remainder which was not included as an option in the original ordinance. This mirrors the provisions that are in place in Aspen and Pitkin County. Snowmelt systems utilized to comply with the provisions of Chapter 11, Accessibility, of the 2009 International Building Code to provide an "accessible route" to all building elements and accessible areas are now exempted under the new ordinance. The final significant change to the original ordinance was to require a minimum efficiency of 90% AFUE for all hot -water boilers used for exterior snowmelt systems. There was support from both the Environmental Advisory Committee and many of the property managers that participated in discussions on this topic for the proposed changes that have been discussed with Council. At the February 22nd meeting there was general agreement that REOPs provisions related to energy conservation for new residential and commercial construction generally were sound. In addition, there was agreement that the exterior energy provisions related to single family dwelling units was appropriate. There was not a consensus on the issue of exterior energy provisions related to multi family or commercial applications. However, there was discussion about potentially creating more explicit exemptions for life safety reasons. Since the February 22nd discussion with Council, staff would make the following proposed changes for the Council's consideration which are incorporated into proposed Ordinance No. 2, Series of 2011: a) ago 04 -04 -11 REOP Memo Page 4 of 7 I. Under Section 3, Exterior Energy Uses, "Snowmelt systems shall be limited to not more than 10% of the area of the building footprint associated with the snowmelt system." was eliminated. 2. Under Section 3, specifically "Exemptions 6, a paragraph was added to clarify accessible routes and 8, was re- written. III. EXAMPLES The following provides several examples of how REOP might work for both a Residential and Commercial property. (Based upon the new Ordinance No. 2, Series of 2011) Commercial Occupancy Given: A (50) room ski -lodge is proposing a new 90 square foot spa for their facility along with 4200 square feet of snowmelt. Proposed boiler has a 90% efficiency. Spa 90 square feet 64 square feet (exempt area) 26 square feet subject to REOP. 26 square feet x $176.00 (spa fee per square foot) divided by .90 (boiler efficiency) x 50% $2,542.00 REOP fee. OR $2,542.00 divided by $125.00 (solar panel credit per square foot) 20.3 square feet of solar panels. OR A combination of solar panels and fee. Snowmelt Exempt areas: 50 square feet per unit x 50 2500 square feet exempt. Accessible route to all building elements 36" wide 300 square feet. 04 -04 -11 REOP Memo Page 5of7 Total snowmelt exemptions 2800 square feet. Proposed snowmelt of 4200 square feet 2800 (exempt area) 1400 square feet subject to REOP provisions. 1400 x $34.00 (snowmelt fee per square foot) divided by .90 (boiler efficiency) x 50% $26,444.44 REOP fee OR $26,444.44 divided by $125.00 (solar panel credit per square foot) 211.6 square feet of solar panels. OR A combination of solar panels and fee. Conversion for Solar Photo voltaic: Spa $2,542.00 divided by $6.25 (photo voltaic credit per watt) 407 watts or (3) 200 watt solar panels. Snowmelt $26,444.44 divided by $6.25 (photo voltaic credit per watt) 4,231 watts or (22) 200 watt solar panels. OR A combination of solar panels and fee. Residential Occupancy Given: A new single family residence proposes to install a 64 square foot spa, 800 square feet of snowmelt and a 550 square foot heated garage. Boiler efficiency is 90 Spa Spa is exempt. Snowmelt 04 -04 -11 REOP Memo Page 6 of 7 800 square feet x $34.00 (snowmelt fee per square foot) divided by .90 (boiler efficiency) x 50 $15,111.11 REOP fee. OR $15,111.11 divided by $125.00 (solar panel credit per square foot) 120.88 square feet of solar panels. OR A combination of solar panels and fee. Heated Garage 550 square feet x $8.00 (garage fee per square foot) divided by .90 (boiler efficiency) x 50% $2,444.44 REOP fee. OR $2,444.44 divided by $125.00 (solar panel credit per square foot) 19.55 are feet of solar panels. OR A combination of solar panels and fee. Conversion for Solar Photo- voltaic: Snowmelt $15,111.11 divided by $6.25 (photo voltaic credit per watt) 2418 watts or (13) 200 watt solar panels. OR A combination of solar panels and fee. Heated Garage $2,444.44 divided by $6.25 (photo voltaic credit per watt) 392 watts or (2) 200 watt solar panels. OR A combination of solar panels and fee. IV. STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS AND FINDINGS Staff recommends approving the changes to the existing ordinance outlines in Attachment B. The new ordinance still achieves the goals originally expressed by Council with more flexibility for the applicant to comply with the provisions without causing an undue hardship. The EAC recommendation is provided below and the Lodging Community's opinion is provided in attachment "E _3S 00 04 -04 -11 REOP Memo Page 7 of 7 V. EAC OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON REOP After many months of pouring over the REOP verbiage, and after careful consideration, the TOSV Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) is generally comfortable with the most recent version of the REOP ordinance; the version submitted on October 18, 2010. The committee feels a successful compromise has been made to ensure harmony between construction /development in our community, and the natural environment in which we live. It is the EACs responsibility to provide input on projects, processes and programs that will have a direct impact on the environment. We feel the current REOP ordinance, as it stands, not does directly conflict with the overall goal of environmental sustainability and a sustainable energy economy. It is not the EACs responsibility to drill down deeply into the business of building codes and compliance. We thank Mark Kittle for his commitment to this compromise and well as his willingness to work toward a solution that aims to protect our environment. VI. NEXT STEPS 1. Council to affirm that no changes should be made to the existing Ordinance #11, Series of 2008. 2. Council to affirm that the proposed changes to Ordinance #11, Series of 2008, be approved and adopted. 3. Council to direct staff to make changes, add or delete provisions, and bring back to council for review. Attachments Attachment A Original REOP Ordinance, Number 11 Series of 2008 Attachment B Ordinance No. 2, Series of 2011 Attachment C Proposed changes to the original Ordinance No. 11, Series of 2008 Attachment D Complete history on the deliberation of the REOP Ordinance Attachment E Letter from Dave Spence Attachment F Example Site Plan for Accessibility Exemptions Attachment A TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL ORDINANCE NO. 11 SERIES OF 2008 AN ORDINANCE TO BE IMPLEMENTED INTO CHAPTER 18 OF THE TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH BUILDING EFFICIENCY STANDARDS AND A RENEWABLE ENERGY OFFSET PROGRAM (REOP). WHEREAS, the Town Council supports and promotes energy conservation and the use of energy efficient building practices within the Town of Snowmass Village; and WHEREAS, the Town Council supports and promotes renewable energy generation within the Town of Snowmass Village; and WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary and beneficial to establish building efficiency standards that exceed those required under the Town's Energy Conservation Code, and WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary and beneficial to require on -site renewable energy generation to offset the energy demand of outdoor amenities such as pools and hot tubs, snowmelt systems, and heated garages, and WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary and beneficial to establish in- lieu fee options for property owners that choose not to employ energy efficient building practices, or that wish to build highly energy consumptive outdoor amenities, and WHEREAS, the revenues derived from such in -lieu fees will establish a funding mechanism to facilitate the development of renewable energy generation projects and programs to enhance energy efficiency throughout the Village; and WHEREAS, the Town Council finds that the adoption of this Ordinance is in the best interest of the Town and is reasonably necessary to promote and preserve the public health, safety and welfare. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village, as follows: A. Chapter 18 of the Snowmass Village Municipal Code is hereby amended by the addition of the following: Sec. 18 -224. Building Efficiency Standards and Renewable Energy Offset Program (REOP) 1. Residential Construction This section shall apply to all residential new construction, and to any residential addition of at least 1,000 square feet. In order to provide evidence of compliance with this Section, a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating shall be submitted at the time of 0*-V 08 -11 TC Page 2 of 6 building permit application. A final HERS rating certificate, based upon field inspections and testing conducted during construction, shall be submitted prior to receiving a Certificate of Occupancy. a. Residential building projects up to 5,000 square feet are required to achieve a minimum Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index of 70, or less, utilizing the Colorado Energy Star Home Energy Rating System, and. i. In lieu of achieving the required HERS Index, owners may pay a fee of $5.00 per square foot. b. Residential building projects between 5,000 and 9,999 square feet are required to achieve a minimum HERS Index of 65 points, or less. i. In lieu of achieving the required HERS Index, owners may choose to comply with the HERS Index requirements of Section 18- 224.1.a. above, and pay a fee of $3.00 per square foot. c. Residential building projects of 10,000 square feet, or more, are required to achieve a HERS Index of 60 points, or less. i. In lieu of achieving the required HERS Index, owners may choose to comply with the HERS Index requirements of Section 18- 224.1.b. above, and pay a fee of $4.00 per gross square foot. If a residential building project includes exterior energy uses, then a separate and additional fee may be required pursuant to Section 3. Exterior Energy Use, below. 2. Non Residential and Mixed -Use Construction This section shall apply to all non residential or mixed -use new construction, and to any non residential or mixed -use addition of more than 1,000 square feet. For buildings or additions up to 5,000 square feet, COMcheck documentation or a DOE -2 based energy simulation shall be submitted as evidence of compliance with this section. For buildings greater than 5,000 square feet, a DOE -2 based energy simulation shall be required. a. Based upon total energy usage for the building or addition being proposed, non residential or mixed -use building projects are required to exceed the performance of the Town's Energy Conservation Code in place at the time the building permit is issued by at least 30 i. For building projects pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, energy efficiency requirements and performance reviews may be based upon the standards established by the US Green Building Council (i.e., American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers ASHRAE Standard 90.1). ii. In lieu of achieving the required energy performance standards, owners may pay a fee of $8.00 per square foot and shall meet the performance standards required pursuant to the Town's Energy maa, 08 -11 TC Page 3 of 6 Conservation Code in place at the time the building permit is issued. If a non residential or mixed -use building project includes exterior energy uses, then a separate and additional fee may be required pursuant to Section 3. Exterior Energy Use, below. 3. Exterior Energy Use. This section shall apply to outdoor pools, hot tubs, snowmelt systems, and heated garages. a. At least 50% of the Annual Energy Use accountable to outdoor pools and hot tubs, snowmelt systems, and heated garages, as defined in Section 18- 224.3. b and Section 18- 224.3.c, and in excess of the "Fee Exempt Area" described therein, shall be offset with renewable energy generated on site. b. Heated Garages. Any garage heated by a boiler or furnace system must be controlled by a separate thermostat and zone. A REOP fee shall apply for these types of applications, as described below. c. In lieu of producing the required amount of renewable energy on site, owners may pay a fee calculated in accordance with the following fee schedule and calculation example: L Single- Family Residential Energy Use Annual Energy Use Fee Exempt Fee per SF Type BTU /S4. Ft. Area Above Exempt Area Snowmelt System 81,800 200 sq. ft. 34 (See Note) Spa 430,000 64 sq. ft. 176 Pool 332,000 N/A 136 Heated Garage 19,500 See Section 18- 224.3.b 8 NOTE The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelt systems shall apply to driveways and driveway aprons only, and shall be equal to the greater of 200 square feet, or that portion of the on -site driveway that exceeds 8% slope plus 200 square feet. The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelting shall not apply to decks, patios, or walkways unless the Chief Building Official determines that snowmelting of these areas represents a life safety issue and is essential to building ingress or egress. Applicants may appeal decisions regarding the necessity of providing snowmelted decks, patios, or walkways to the Town's Board of Appeals and Examiners.) 08 -11 TC Page 4 of 6 fl. Multi Family Residential Energy Use Annual Energy Use Fee Exempt Fee per SF Type BTU /Sq. Ft. Area Above Exempt Area Snowmelt System 81,800 50 sq. ft. 34 (See Note 1) Spa 430,000 64 sq. ft. 176 (See Note 2) Pool 332,000 NIA 136 Heated Garage 19,500 N/A 8 NOTE 1: The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelt systems shall apply to driveways and driveway aprons only, and shall be equal to the greater of 50 square feet per unit, or that portion of the on -site driveway that exceeds 8% slope plus 200 square feet. The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelting shall not apply to decks, patios,, or walkways unless the Chief Building Official determines that snowmelting of these areas represents a life safety issue and is essential to building ingress or egress. Applicants may appeal decisions regarding the necessity of providing snowmelted decks, patios, or walkways to the Town's Board of Appeals and Examiners. NOTE 2 The Fee Exempt Area for Spas shall be equal to the greater of 64 square feet, or 3 square feet per unit.) iii. Non- Residential and Mixed Use Energy Use Annual Energy Use Fee Exempt Fee per SF Type BTU/Sq. Ft. Area Above Exempt Area Snowmelt System 81,800 (See Note 1) 34 Spa 430,000 64 sq. ft. 176 (See Note 2) Pool 332,000 N/A 136 Heated Garage 19,500 N/A 8 (NOTE 1: The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelt systems shall apply to driveways and driveway aprons only, and shall be equal to the greater of 200 square feet, 50 square feet per unit, or that portion of the on -site driveway that exceeds 8% slope plus 200 square feet. The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelting shall not apply to decks, patios, or walkways unless the Chief Building Official determines that snowmelting of these areas represents a life- safety issue and is essential to building ingress or egress. Applicants may appeal decisions regarding the necessity of providing snowmelted decks, patios, or walkways to the Town's Board of Appeals and Examiners.) (NOTE 2: The Fee Exempt Area for Spas shall be equal to the greater of 64 square feet, or 3 square feet per unit.) 08 -11 TC Page 5 of 6 d. The fees described in the schedule above shall be applied on a per square foot basis for exterior energy uses exceeding the "Fee Exempt Area," if 50% of such energy use is not offset with on -site renewables. Fees shall be calculated and adjusted to account for mechanical equipment efficiency as illustrated by the following calculation EXAMPLE A driveway snowmelt system of 700 square feet is proposed for a relatively flat single- family home site with a boiler efficiency of 85 The 200 square foot "Fee Exempt Area" is excluded from the fee calculation. A fee of $34 per sq. ft. applies to the remaining 500 sq. ft. ($34 x 500 $17,000). That amount is adjusted by an efficiency rating of 0.85 ($17,000 0.85 $20,000), resulting in a total in -lieu fee of $20,000. 4. Energy Code Review Fee. An Energy Code Review fee equal to the lesser of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) or Ten Percent (10 of the project's Building Permit Fee shall be paid prior to Building Permit issuance in order to cover the Town's administrative costs associated with verifying compliance with this Section 18 -224 and calculating the required REOP Fees, if any. Energy Code Review Fees shall be required regardless of whether an owner elects to meet the applicable building efficiency standards, or pays a fee in -lieu. 5. Fee Collection Fees will be collected by the Town of Snowmass Village Building Department prior to Building Permit issuance. Collected fees shall be deposited to the Town's Renewable Energy Offset Program Fund. A building project will not be eligible to receive a Building Permit until the project owner has demonstrated that the required energy performance standards and /or on -site renewable energy generation requirements have been achieved, or that the Town has received payment of the in -lieu fee. 6. Management and Appropriation of REOP Funds. Fees collected and deposited into the REOP account are to be managed by the Town Manager, or their designee, as such designee may be determined by Resolution of the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village. Expenditures of REOP funds shall be used for the following purposes: a. planning, design, and implementation of renewable energy generation projects, b. purchase of renewable energy offsets (credits), c. providing a community grant and /or rebate program for energy efficiency enhancements or renewable energy generation projects, and d. funding other resources and administrative costs associated with green building and environmental sustain ability- oriented efforts. 08 -11 TC Page 6 of 6 Expenditures shall be consistent with the Renewable Energy Offset Program Protocols, as such Protocols shall be described and approved by Resolution of the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village prior to the effective date of this Ordinance. 7. Effective Date and Applicability. This Ordinance shall become effective on November 1, 2008, and shall apply to all Building Permit applications received after that date. a. Planned Unit Developments that have received Final Approval prior to the effective date shall not be subject to the provisions of this Ordinance. b. The Town Council shall review the fees established by this ordinance within one year of the ordinance's effective date. 8. Waivers. Upon receipt of a written waiver request from a project applicant, the Town Council may elect to waive any or all of the provisions of this ordinance based upon a finding of community benefit, or public safety need. 9. Severability. If any provision of this Ordinance or application hereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect any other provision or application of this Ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and, to this end, the provisions of this Ordinance are severable. READ, APPROVED AND ADOPTED, by the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village on the First Reading on August 4, 2008 upon a motion by Mayor Mercatoris second of Council Member Sparhawk, and upon a vote of 3 in favor and 0 opposed. Council Members Mordkin and Wilkinson were absent. READ, APPROVED AND ADOPTED, by the Town Council of the town of Snowmass Village on Second Reading on September 8, 2008 upon a motion by Council Member Sparhawk, the second of Council Member Wilkinson, and upon a vote of 4 in favor and Oopposed. Council Member Lewis was gbsent., TOW OF WMASS VILLAGE Do la er toris, ayor AT Rhonda Coxon, Town Clerk APPI�OVED A TO FORM: John Dresser, Town Attorney .100-9 Attachment B 1 Town of Snowmass Village 2 Town Council 3 4 Ordinance No. 2 5 Series of 2011 6 7 AN ORDINANCE TO REPLACE SECTION 18 -224 OF THE TOWN OF 8 SNOWMASS VILLAGE MUNICIPAL CODE 9 10 WHEREAS, the Town Council supports and promotes energy conservation and 11 the use of energy efficient building practices within the Town of Snowmass Village, and 12 13 WHEREAS, the Town Council supports and promotes renewable energy 14 generation within the Town of Snowmass Village, and 15 16 WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary and beneficial to establish 17 building efficiency standards that exceed those required under the Town's Energy 18 Conservation Code, and 19 20 WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary and beneficial to require on -site 21 or community sited renewable energy generation to offset the energy demand of outdoor 22 amenities such as pools, hot tubs, snowmelt systems and heated garages, and 23 24 WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary and beneficial to establish in- 25 lieu fee options for property owners that choose not to employ energy efficient building 26 practices, or that wish to build highly energy consumptive outdoor amenities, and 27 28 WHEREAS, the revenues derived from such in -lieu fees will establish a funding 29 mechanism to facilitate the development of renewable energy generation projects and 30 programs to enhance energy efficiency throughout the Village, and 31 32 WHEREAS, the Town Council finds that the adoption of this Ordinance is in the 33 best interest of the Town and is reasonably necessary to promote and preserve the public 34 health, safety and welfare. 35 36 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town of 37 Snowmass Village, as follows: 38 39 REPLACE IN ITS ENTIRETY: 40 Section 18 -224 Building Efficiency Standards and Renewable Energy Offset Program 41 (REOP) 42 43 WITH: 44 Section 18 -224 Home Energy Rating System (HERS) and Renewable Energy Offset 45 Program (REOP) 46 1. Residential Construction 47 48 This Section shall apply to all new residential construction regulated by the International 49 Residential Code including additions of 1,000 square feet or more. Compliance with this 50 Section will require the submission of a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating in 51 conjunction with the Building Permit application. Prior to receiving a Certificate of 52 Occupancy or Completion a final HERS rating certificate, based upon field inspections 53 and testing done during and at the end of construction, shall be submitted to the Building 54 Department to verify compliance. 55 56 TABLE 1 57 58 Size of Project HERS Index Fee in Lieu 59 60 1000 3000 SF 80 3.00 SF 61 3001 5000 SF 75 4.00 SF 62 5001 10,000 SF 70 5.00 SF 63 Over 10,000 SF 65 6.00 SF 64 65 Applicants are required to achieve the required HERS Index or pay the fee in lieu as 66 listed in Table 1. 67 68 This Section shall apply to interior energy uses only. For exterior energy uses, see 69 Section Three. 70 71 2. Commercial Construction 72 73 This Section shall apply to all new commercial construction regulated by the 74 International Building Code including additions of 1,000 square feet or more. 75 Compliance with this Section requires the documentation of either COMcheck or DOE -2 76 simulated energy performance as listed in Table 2. This simulated energy performance 77 criteria shall exceed the requirements of the International Energy Conservation Code or 78 ASHRAE 90, 1, whichever is applicable, by at least 15% 79 80 TABLE 2 81 82 Size of Project Required Submittal Fee in Lieu 83 84 1000 5000 SF COMcheck or DOE -2 6.00 SF 85 Over 5000 SF DOE -2 7.00 SF 86 87 Applicants are required to comply with the Submittal documents or pay the fee in lieu as 88 listed in Table 2 89 AOO 90 This Section shall apply to interior energy uses only. For exterior energy uses, see 91 Section Three. 92 93 3. Exterior Energy Uses 94 95 This Section shall apply to exterior energy uses including, but not limited to, outdoor 96 pools and spas, snowmelt systems and heated garages. 50% of the Annual Energy Use 97 (AEU) of all exterior systems shall be offset with on -site or off -site community 98 renewable energy systems approved by the Chief Building Official. Calculations for this 99 Section can be found in Table 3. Renewable credits for this Section can be found in 100 Table 4. 101 102 Fossil fuel and electric boilers utilized for exterior energy uses shall have a minimum 103 efficiency of 90% AFUE. 104 105 TABLE 3 106 107 System Type REOP Payment Option 108 109 Snowmelt 34.00 SF 110 111 Swimming Pool 136.00 SF 112 113 Spa 176.00 SF 114 115 Heated Garage 8.00 SF 116 117 118 119 TABLE 4 120 121 Renewable Energy System Allowed Credit 122 123 Solar Hot Water 125.00 SF 124 125 Photo voltaic $6.25 /watt 126 127 Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) 6.75 /100,000BTU /yr 128 (System must supply 20% of peak load for building heating and all exterior energy use) 129 130 Micro -hydro generation Case Specific 131 132 Wind generation Case Specific 133 134 Replacement of existing boiler $400.00 1% of increased 135 efficiency 136 Exemptions: 137 138 1. Single family dwelling garage aprons are allowed a 200 square feet 139 exemption. 140 141 2. Single family driveways exceeding 8 slope. (Specific case review) 142 143 3. Commercial multi dwelling occupancies are allowed a snowmelt 144 exemption of 50 square feet per dwelling unit. 145 146 4. Single family spas not over 64 square feet in surface area. 147 148 5. Commercial spas not over 64 square feet in surface area or 3 square feet 149 per dwelling unit, whichever is greater. 150 151 6. Accessible Route (as defined in the IBC and ANSI A117.1) 152 153 a. Site arrival points. Accessible routes (a clear and unobstructed 154 path) within the site shall be provided from public transportation 155 stops; accessible parking; accessible passenger loading zones; and 156 public streets or sidewalks to the accessible building entrance 157 served. 158 159 b. Within a site. At least one accessible route shall connect 160 accessible buildings, accessible facilities, accessible elements and 161 accessible spaces that are on the same site. 162 163 c. Connected spaces. When a building or a portion of a building is 164 required to be accessible, an accessible route shall be provided to 165 each portion of the building, to accessible building entrances 166 connecting accessible pedestrian walkways and the public way. 167 168 For the purpose of this section, accessible stairs and their related 169 snowmelt shall have a maximum exemption of 48" in width for the flight 170 of the stairs. All other related accessible routes shall have a maximum 171 exemption of 36" in width for the length of the route. A 36" wide space 172 around the perimeter of pools and spas shall be considered accessible. 173 Final determination for the exemption of accessible routes shall be made 174 by the Chief Building Official. 175 176 6. Pre existing Systems. Pre existing snowmelt, pools or spas that are 177 being altered or renovated qualify for exterior energy credit. This credit 178 can only be applied towards an installation of exterior energy on the same 179 parcel. The calculation of the credit shall be based on Table 4 of this 180 Section. An energy cost analysis of the existing system compared to the 181 proposed system will be required to satisfy this exemption. 04�v 182 183 7. Repairs. Repairs to building components, systems or equipment which 184 do not increase their pre- existing energy consumption need not comply 185 with this Section. All replacement equipment shall be subject to current 186 code provisions. 187 188 8. Appeals. An application for appeal of the Chief Building Official's 189 final decision of exemptions shall be based on a claim that the 190 true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted there under have 191 been incorrectly interpreted or the provisions of this code do not fully 192 apply. The applicant may, under these circumstances, appeal to the 193 Building Department Board of Appeals for a hearing. 194 195 EXAMPLE 1 Snowmelt area of 1200 SF: $34.00 X 1200 .92(efficiency rating of boiler)= $44,347.83 x 50 $22,173.92 $22,173.92 $125.00 178 SF of solar hot water panels, OR $22,173.92 $6.25 3548 watts of solar photo-voltaic 196 197 4. Energy Code Review Fee 198 199 An Energy Code Review fee of $1,000 or 10% of the project's building permit fee, 200 whichever is less, shall be paid prior to issuance of the main building permit. This fee 201 will cover the administrative costs associated with the plan review and field inspections 202 to verify compliance with this Section. 203 204 5. Fee Collection 205 206 Fees will be collected by the Town of Snowmass Village Building Department prior to 207 issuance of the main permit for the project. Collected fees shall be retained in a separate 208 account classified as the Town of Snowmass Village Renewable Energy Offset Program. 209 210 A building project will not be eligible to receive a Building Permit until the Permit 211 Applicant has demonstrated compliance with this Section by meeting the applicable 212 energy efficiency standards or paying the fees in lieu. 213 214 215 216 217 6. Management and Appropriation of REOP Funds 218 219 Fees collected and retained in the REOP account are to be managed by the Town 220 Manager, or their designee and such designee may be determined by Resolution of the 221 Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village. 222 223 Expenditures of REOP funds shall be used for the following purposes: 224 225 a. Planning, design and implementation of renewable energy generation projects. 226 227 b. Purchase of renewable energy offsets (credits). 228 229 c. Providing a community grant and /or rebate program for energy efficiency 230 enhancements or renewable energy generation projects. 231 232 d. Funding other resources and administrative costs associated with green 233 building and environmental sustainability oriented efforts. 234 235 Expenditures shall be consistent with the Renewable Energy Offset Program protocols; as 236 such protocols shall be described and approved by Resolution of the Town Council of the 237 Town of Snowmass Village prior to the effective date of this Ordinance. 238 239 7. Effective Date and Applicability 240 241 This Ordinance shall become effective on December 1, 2010 and shall apply to all 242 Building Permit applications received after that date. 243 244 8. Waivers 245 246 Upon receipt of a written waiver request from a project applicant, the Town Council may 247 elect to waive any or all of the provisions of this ordinance based upon a finding of 248 community benefit or public safety need. 249 250 9. Severability 251 252 If any provision of this Ordinance or application hereof to any person or circumstance is 253 held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect any other provision or application of this 254 Ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and, to 255 this end, the provisions of this Ordinance are severable. 256 257 READ, APPROVED AND ADOPTED, by the Town Council of 258 the Town of Snowmass Village at the First Reading on upon a motion 259 by Council Member the second of Council 260 Member and upon a vote of in favor 261 and opposed. 262 263 READ, APPROVED AND ADOPTED, by the Town Council of 264 the Town of Snowmass Village at the Second Reading on upon a motion 265 by Council Member the second of Council 266 Member and upon a vote of in favor and 267 opposed. 268 269 270 271 TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE 272 273 274 Bill Boineau, Mayor 275 276 277 ATTEST: 278 279 280 Rhonda Coxon, Town Clerk 281 282 283 APPROVED AS TO FORM: 284 285 286 John Dresser, Town Attorney 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 Attachment C REOP RENEWABLE ENERGY OFFSET PROGRAM Proposed changes to the original Ordinance No. 11, Series of 2008 Residential HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Project Size Original New 1000 to 3000 70/$5.00 80/$3.00 3001 to 5000 70/$5.00 75/$4.00 5001 to 10,000 65/$3.00 70/$5.00 Over 10,000 60/$4.00 65/$6.00 Commercial The simulated energy performance criteria shall exceed the requirements of the International Energy Conservation Code or ASHRAE 90. 1, whichever is applicable, by at least 30 Due to increased efficiency in the new code this number was changed to 15% Project Size Original New 1000 to 5000 $8.00 SF $6.00 SF Over 5000 $8.00 SF $7.00 SF Exterior Energy Uses it Off-site community renewable energy systems" was added for greater flexibility to offset on -site energy use. "Hot water fossil -fuel and electric boilers utilized for exterior energy uses shall have a minimum efficiency of 90% AFUE" was added to the text. "Renewable Credits" was added, as follows, and "Annual Energy Use" was deleted to simplify the requirements and calculations. ago OF- Renewable Energy System Allowed Credit Solar Hot Water $125.00 SF Photo voltaic 6.25 SF Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) $6.75 100,000 Btu Micro -hydro generation Case Specific Wind Generation Case Specific Replacement of existing boiler $400.00 1% of increased efficiency Exemptions: Old New Single Family driveway 200 SF 200 SF Multi- family driveway 50 SF 50 SF Driveways over 8% slope Entire area Entire area Spas Hot Tubs 64 SF 64 SF Accessible Route NO YES Pre existing systems NO YES Repairs NO YES Appeals YES YES This is the extent of the proposed changes to the Ordinance 11, Series of 2008. Attachment D MEMORANDUM TO: Snowmass Village Town Council FROM: Jason Haber, Economic Resource Director Mark Kittle, Chief Building Official DATE: April 7, 2008 SUBJECT: FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 6, SERIES OF 2008 RENEWABLE ENERGY MITIGATION PROGRAM (REMP) I. PURPOSE AND ACTIONS REQUESTED OF COUNCIL 1. Receive a presentation discussing various structuring options for a Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP) 2. Approve the First Reading of Ordinance No. 6, Series of 2008, an Ordinance to be Implemented into Chapter 18 of the Town Of Snowmass Village Municipal Code to Establish a Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP). 11. DISCUSION On March 18, 2008, Council directed staff to prepare a summary of the economics and operational mechanics associated with two structuring options for establishing a Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP) for Snowmass Village. At that time, the primary question centered around whether the Town would prefer to participate in a "cooperative" REMP program along with the City of Aspen and Pitkin County, or establish a "stand- alone" program. Staff was asked to provide additional analysis of the two options, which is provided in this report. Staff is recommending participation in the cooperative REMP program, and has presented Ordinance No. 6, Series of 2008, for Council's consideration of approving participation in such a program. As there has been a very limited public outreach effort associated with this proposal, staff would further recommend that, if Council were to adopt Ordinance No 6, Series of 2008 on first reading, 2 nd reading approval should be postponed until the May 5, 2008 Council Meeting in order to allow staff to better communicate with the various stakeholder groups affected by this ordinance. 1. CORE Overview In developing the Ordinance presented herewith, staff has collaborated closely with the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE). CORE is a nonprofit organization that promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency and green building in western Colorado and beyond. Gary Goodson, CORE's Executive Director as of November 2007, has been with CORE since 2005. CORE's partnerships with individuals, governments, and businesses have led to a remarkable series of accomplishments (see "An Overview of CORE's Achievements, attached). In 1994, The Town of Snowmass Village entered into an Interorganizational Agreement (IOA) between the City of Aspen, Pitkin County, The Town of Snowmass Village, Holy Cross Electric Association, Rocky Mountain Natural Gas, Division of KN Energy, Inc., and the Energy 2000 Committee for the establishment and operation of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE). In that agreement, a joint funding structure was established to provide the operational and overhead start -up costs associated with the new endeavor. The Town committed to fund $10,000 in the first year and 44 nothing beyond that. The other three signatories still operating in the area (City of Aspen, Pitkin County, and Holy Cross) have continued their funding contributions to CORE on an annual basis. Furthermore, seats on the CORE Board of Trustees were assigned among the original parties to the IOA. The Town of Snowmass Village has maintained representation on the Board since its inception. In 2000, and as described in more detail in the "Overview of CORE's Achievements" noted above, CORE helped start the world's first Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP), which has raised nearly $8,000,000 over the last seven years. This money is used to fund various grant programs to lower carbon emissions in the Roaring Fork Valley. To date, $140,000 in REMP grant funds have been directly appropriated to projects located within the Town of Snowmass Village (see attached). The 2008 CORE budget is also attached for Council reference. 2. Ordinance No. 6 Series of 2008 The proposed ordinance would establish the Town's authority to require specific, more aggressive levels of energy efficiency and building performance in most new construction, building renovations, and additions. A fee structure is outlined to provide an in -lieu option for those project owners not wishing to pursue the required levels of efficiency in their building projects. In addition, a fee schedule is described to apply to project components requiring significant amounts of exterior energy usage (i.e., outdoor pools, hot tubs, snowmelt systems, and heated garages). Finally, an administrative Energy Code Review fee would be established, and administrative protocols are presented to describe the manner in which revenues collected under the REMP are to be handled and appropriated. a. Colorado Energy Star and Home Energy Rating Score (HERS) A home energy rating is an analysis of a home's projected energy efficiency in comparison to a 'reference home' based on the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (the Town's adopted energy code). A home energy rating involves both an analysis of a home's construction plans, as well as onsite inspections and testing by a certified Home Energy Rater. A Home Energy Rater uses specially designed software to analyze the expected energy use of the home based on the home's construction plans. This analysis yields a projected, pre construction rating score for this home (called a HERS Index). When the rating is being conducted for the purposes of achieving a particular HERS score, the rater then works with the builder to identify the energy efficiency improvements needed to ensure the house will meet the required performance targets. The rater then conducts onsite inspections, typically including a blower door test (to test the leakiness of the house) and a duct test (to test the leakiness of the ducts). Results of these tests, along with data from the software analysis, are used to generate a final HERS Index score for the home. Under the process proposed for Snowmass Village, the cost of this analysis and testing would be borne by the project owner. The lower a home's HERS Index, the more energy efficient it is. A home built to code scores a HERS Index of 100, while a net zero energy home scores a HERS Index of 0. Each 1 -point decrease in the HERS Index corresponds to a 1% reduction in energy consumption compared to the HERS Reference Home. Thus a home with a HERS Index of 70 is 30% more energy efficient than the reference home and a home with a HERS Index of 60 is 40% more energy efficient. �:&3 Again, under the proposed process, the applicant would be required to submit an Energy Worksheet showing compliance with the adopted scoring requirements and /or the REMP fee calculations. For residential projects this will include an E -Star report. Commercial projects applicants would be required to include the energy simulation reports from an industry recognized computer simulation program, such as DOE -2, BLAST or EnergyPlus. 3. Renewable Energy Mitigation Program Structuring Options In this section we will return to the analysis of whether a cooperative (Snowmass Village /Aspen Pitkin) REMP program, versus a stand -alone program, would be preferable to the Town. In an attempt to provide a balanced discussion of the pros and cons of each option, several questions posed by Council and staff are addressed, as follows: a. Describe the mechanics of the "cooperative" versus the "stand- alone" REMP Program. i. In the cooperative structure: 1. It is envisioned that a Joint Resolution would be executed among the Town of Snowmass Village, the City of Aspen, and Pitkin County, establishing a Renewable Energy Mitigation Program Protocol depicting the manner in which CORE is to manage program administration, revenue collections, fund management, and funding appropriations. 2. Revenues accumulated in the REMP Fund would be pooled to create a funding source and the CORE Board of Trustees would present a recommended slate of grants and other appropriations to be made from the available funds. 3. On an annual basis, each of the participating jurisdictions would review and approve the proposed expenditures by Joint Resolution. Each of the jurisdictions would have veto power to ensure that appropriations are distributed in an equitable and mutually beneficial manner. 4. From a staffing perspective, the Town's Building Department would review and verify technical analyses presented by applicants, and would collect fees at the time of Building Permit issuance. CORE staff would provide all of the functions outlined in the attached document entitled "Management of REMP Residential Rebate Program." ii. In the stand -alone structure: 1. The Town would have unilateral decision making power regarding the protocols for program management and funding authorizations. In addition, responsibility for program administration would fall entirely to Town staff. b. Describe the economics of the "cooperative" versus the "stand- alone" REMP Program. i. In the cooperative structure: 1. In acknowledgement of the executive, staffing, and overhead costs associated with program administration (and considering that those costs are likely to fluctuate in proportion to the amount of fee revenue generated, managed, and dispersed in a given year), the Town would ,_sq all commit to making an annual contribution to CORE in an amount equal to the greater of 5% of the REMP fees generated in Snowmass Village, or $20,000. 2. The City of Aspen currently contributes $30,000 annually, while Pitkin County contributes $90,000 per year to CORE for administrative costs. 3. Administrative cost contributions from the Town would be made from REMP generated revenues, thereby representing no new impact to the Town's General (or any other) Fund. ii. In the stand -alone structure: 1. The Town would absorb a cost estimated at $100,000 per year for staffing needs alone (either hired or contracted), similar to actual costs realized under the Town of Carbondale's stand -alone program. 2. Again, these costs could be paid from REMP generated revenue. c. What kind of grant returns would be anticipated for Snowmass Village under the proposed REMP Program? i. Grant revenues applied /awarded for projects within the Town would be commensurate with the REMP fees generated therein. If the cooperative REMP structure were selected CORE staff would advertise grants in the Snowmass Sun and on radio and TV to solicit grant applications. The applications would be reviewed with Town staff and the CORE Board of Trustees to ensure that there was an adequate fund balance to cover the grant requests. By virtue of the need to have a fully executed joint resolution among all participating jurisdictions, each governmental entity would be able to ensure that funds are distributed equitably across jurisdictions. Furthermore, each jurisdiction would be able to vote down a particular funding request (or recommended appropriation) in any given year, although it should be noted that this has NOT typically occurred in the past. ii. The fee amounts for a homeowner that does not decide to meet the performance goals depends on the size of the home and whether or not they have external loads or mitigate those external loads on -site. For a 4,000 sq. ft. home with a 100 sq. ft. spa they would pay about $27,000. If there were 20 such homes paying into the fund over the course of a year there would be an aggregate residential REMP fee paid of $540,000. For Commercial space (using a hypothetical example): if a developer has a 20,000 sq. ft. building and decides that they do not want to pursue a high performance design then they would pay $5.00 x20,000 sq. ft. for a total of $100,000. Assuming no external energy loads. If there were 10 such buildings paying into the fund over the course of a year there would be an aggregate REMP fee paid of $1,000,000. The total for such a year would be $1,540,000 (please note that these estimates have not been keyed to TOSV growth models, nor does this include retrofits of homes /buildings which would add to this estimated total). This estimate is on par with what is collected in Pitkin County on an annual basis. —65 000 d. Would the Town be giving up control and burdening itself with a more bureaucratic and complicated process by selecting the "cooperative" structure? i. While the cooperative structure, by its nature, may create an additional burden in terms of the mutual effort and political collaboration required, both Town staff and CORE staff believe that this program framework represents a greater opportunity in terms of overall program effectiveness, as compared to the stand -alone structure. This is due primarily to the fact that: A. CORE's Board of Trustees (acting as an independent third party) makes the annual grant recommendations, thereby eliminating some likelihood of the political face -offs experienced in other similar decision making formats; and B. the expanded opportunities created through a pooled funding mechanism, along with the efficiencies created by having shared overhead and staffing costs creates enhanced opportunities to maximize use of the available funding resources and effectuate a broader reach for the greater good. iii. By all accounts, as this cooperative approach has been implemented historically between the City of Aspen and Pitkin County, it has resulted in a highly collaborative process resulting in an equitable and cooperative grant making process. e. What if, after a particular timeframe, the Town decides it is no longer interested in participating in the "cooperative" structure? i. At their sole discretion, the Town Council may choose to discontinue CORE's management of future REMP fees generated within Snowmass Village, with 30 days written notice. 111. CONCLUSION In considering the information above, staff recommends that Council commit to participation in the "cooperative" REMP program structure and approve on first reading Ordinance No. 6, Series of 2008, to Establish a Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP) for the Town of Snowmass Village, IV. NEXT STEPS If Council approves the First Reading of Ordinance No. 6, the item will be placed on the May 5, 2008 agenda for Second Reading. In the meantime, staff would conduct a public outreach effort to engage the stakeholders most affected by this proposal. The new Ordinance would become effective 15 days after Council's approval at Second Reading. so Town of Snowmass Village Town Council Ordinance No. 6 Series of 2008 AN ORDINANCE TO BE IMPLEMENTED INTO CHAPTER 18 OF THE TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH A RENEWABLE ENERGY MITIGATION PROGRAM (REMP). WHEREAS, In 1994, The Town of Snowmass Village entered into an Interorganizational Agreement (IOA) between the City of Aspen, Pitkin County, The Town of Snowmass Village, Holy Cross Electric Association, Rocky Mountain Natural Gas, Division of KN Energy, Inc., and the Energy 2000 Committee for the establishment and operation of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE); and WHEREAS, the Town of Snowmass Village has retained a seat on the CORE Board of Trustees since its inception; and WHEREAS, in 2000, the City of Aspen and Pitkin County launched the Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP); and WHEREAS, CORE manages the REMP generated funds with approval oversight from those participating jurisdictions; and WHEREAS, on March 18, 2008, the Snowmass Village Town Council directed staff to collaborate with the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) to develop a framework for the Town of Snowmass Village to implement and /or participate in the Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP); and WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary to establish a Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP) funding mechanism to promote the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and to pursue the long -term goals of reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions; and WHEREAS, the Town Council finds that the adoption of this Ordinance is in the best interest of the Town and is reasonably necessary to promote and preserve the public health, safety and welfare. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village, as follows: A. Chapter 18 of the Snowmass Village Municipal Code is hereby amended by the addition of the following: Sec. 18 -224. Renewable Energy Mitigation Program (REMP) Ord. 08 -06 Page 2 of 5 1. Residential Construction This section shall apply to any residential new construction, renovation, and /or addition of more than 1,000 square feet, and to any residential building project with a valuation of more than $300,000. For the purposes of this section, building project valuation shall be determined pursuant to Chapter 18, Article 11, Section 18- 42(h). a. All residential building projects are required to achieve a minimum performance rating of 70 points, or less, utilizing the Colorado E -Star Home Energy Rating System (HERS) http:// www .coloradoener-qystarhomes.orgn In lieu of achieving the required HERS score, owners may pay a fee of $5.00 per gross square foot. i. Residential building projects between 5,000 and 9,999 gross square feet shall have the option to achieve a HERS score of 60 points, or less. In lieu of achieving a HERS score of 60 points, or less, owners may choose to comply with the requirements of Section 18- 224.1.a. above, and pay an additional fee of $1.00 per gross square foot. ii. Residential building projects of 10,000 gross square feet, or more, shall have the option to achieve a HERS score of 50 points, or less. In lieu of achieving a HERS score of 50 points, or less, owners may choose to comply with the requirements of Section 18- 224.1.a. above, and pay an additional fee of $2.00 per gross square foot. If a residential building project includes exterior energy uses, then a separate and additional fee is required as outlined below in Section 3. Exterior Energy Use, 2. Commercial Construction This section shall apply to any commercial or mixed -use new construction, renovation, and /or addition of more than 1,000 gross square feet, and to any commercial or mixed use building project with a valuation of more than $300,000. For the purposes of this section, building project valuation shall be determined pursuant to Chapter 18, Article 11, Section 18- 42(h). a. Based upon total energy usage, commercial or mixed -use building projects are required to exceed the performance of the Town's energy codes in place at the time the building permit is issued by at least 50 In lieu of achieving the required performance levels of this section, owners may pay a fee of $5.00 per gross square foot and shall meet the performance levels required pursuant to the Town's energy codes in place at the time the building permit is issued. If a commercial or mixed -use building project includes exterior energy uses, then a separate and additional fee is required as outlined below in Section 3. Exterior Energy Use. Ord. 08 -06 Page 3 of 5 3. Exterior Energy Use. This section shall apply to project components incorporating exterior energy usage, including snowmelt systems, spas, pools, and heated garages. a. Calculation of the Exterior Energy Use REMP Fee is made pursuant to the following schedule and formula: Energy Use Annual Energy Use Fee Exempt Fee per Sq. Ft. Type BTU /Sq. Ft. Area Above Exemption Snowmelt System 81,800 200 sq. ft. 14 Spa 430,000 64 sq. ft. 176 Pool 332,000 N/A 136 Heated Garage 19,500 N/A 8 The fees described in the schedule above shall be applied on a per square foot basis for exterior energy uses exceeding the "Fee Exempt Area." Fees shall be calculated and adjusted to account for mechanical equipment (boiler) efficiency as illustrated by the following EXAMPLE A driveway snowmelt system of 500 square feet is proposed with a boiler efficiency of 85 The 200 square foot "Fee Exempt Area" is excluded from the fee calculation. A fee of $14 per sq. ft. would apply to the remaining 300 sq. ft. ($14 x 300 $4,200). That amount would be adjusted by an efficiency rating of 0.85 ($4,200 0.85 $4,941), resulting in a total REMP Fee of $4,941 for Exterior Energy Use. b. Regardless of the size of a project component requiring exterior energy use, 100% of the project shall be "Fee Exempt" if at least 50% of the Annual Energy Use (as defined in the schedule above) is produced with renewable energy generated on site via solar electric, solar hot water or geothermal power. 4. Energy Code Review Fee. An Energy Code Review fee equal to 10% of the project's Building Permit Fee shall be paid prior to Building Permit issuance in order to cover the administrative costs associated with evaluating a project's compliance with the Town's Energy Conservation Code and calculating the required REMP Fees, if any. Energy Code Review Fees shall not exceed $1,000 for any project. Energy Code Review fees will accrue directly to the Town of Snowmass of Village, and shall be required regardless of whether a project/owner elects to meet the energy efficiency standards described above, or pays a fee in -lieu. 5. REMP Fee Collection _Sq 90 Ord. 08 -06 Page 4 of 5 REMP fees will be collected by the Town of Snowmass Village Building Department prior to Building Permit issuance. Collected fees shall be deposited and clearly accounted for in the REMP Fund. A building project will not be eligible to receive a Certificate of Occupancy until the project owner has demonstrated either that the required energy performance standards have been achieved, or that the Town has received payment of the in lieu fee(s). 6. Management and Appropriation of REMP Funds. Unless otherwise determined by the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village, REMP Fees collected in Snowmass Village and deposited into the REMP Fund are to be managed by the staff and Board of Trustees of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency. At their sole discretion, the Town Council may choose to discontinue CORE's management of future REMP Fees generated within Snowmass Village with 30 days written notice. Expenditures of REMP funds generated in Snowmass Village and managed by CORE shall follow the Renewable Energy Mitigation Program Protocol, as such Protocol shall be described and approved on an annual basis in a Joint Resolution of the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village, The Aspen City Council, and the Pitkin County Board of Commissioners. REMP spending proposals shall meet the screening criteria of affordable housing, cost effectiveness, public visibility, education, environmental benefits, energy efficiency, leverage, unique opportunity, new technologies and /or green design. Section Three Effective Date. This Ordinance shall become effective on 2008. Section Four Severability. If any provision of this Ordinance or application hereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect any other provision or application of this Ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and, to this end, the provisions of this Ordinance are severable. READ, APPROVED AND ADOPTED, by the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village on the First Reading on May 19, 2008 upon a motion by Council Member Sparhawk, the second of Council Member Wilkinson, and upon a vote of 5 in favor and 0 opposed. READ, APPROVED AND ADOPTED, failed by the Town Council of the town of Snowmass Village on Second Reading on August 4, 2008 Mayor Douglas Mercatoris called the question and the vote failed with a vote of 0 in favor and 3 opposed. Council Members Mordkin and Wilkinson were absent. Ord. 08 -06 Page 5of5 TOWN SI)IO MA S VILLAGE Douglas Mercatoris, May r ATTEST: Donna J. Gar a -Spa ding, Deputy Town Clerk APPROVEQ AS TO FORM: f, John Dresser, Town Attorney TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL ORDINANCE NO. 11 SERIES OF 2008 AN ORDINANCE TO BE IMPLEMENTED INTO CHAPTER 18 OF THE TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH BUILDING EFFICIENCY STANDARDS AND A RENEWABLE ENERGY OFFSET PROGRAM (REOP). WHEREAS, the Town Council supports and promotes energy conservation and the use of energy efficient building practices within the Town of Snowmass Village; and WHEREAS, the Town Council supports and promotes renewable energy generation within the Town of Snowmass Village; and WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary and beneficial to establish building efficiency standards that exceed those required under the Town's Energy Conservation Code, and WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary and beneficial to require on -site renewable energy generation to offset the energy demand of outdoor amenities such as pools and hot tubs, snowmelt systems, and heated garages, and WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary and beneficial to establish in- lieu fee options for property owners that choose not to employ energy efficient building practices, or that wish to build highly energy consumptive outdoor amenities, and WHEREAS, the revenues derived from such in -lieu fees will establish a funding mechanism to facilitate the development of renewable energy generation projects and programs to enhance energy efficiency throughout the Village; and WHEREAS, the Town Council finds that the adoption of this Ordinance is in the best interest of the Town and is reasonably necessary to promote and preserve the public health, safety and welfare. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village, as follows: A. Chapter 18 of the Snowmass Village Municipal Code is hereby amended by the addition of the following: Sec. 18 -224. Building Efficiency Standards and Renewable Energy Offset Program (REOP) 1. Residential Construction This section shall apply to all residential new construction, and to any residential addition of at least 1,000 square feet. In order to provide evidence of compliance with this Section, a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating shall be submitted at the time of 01-0 so 08 -11 TC Page 2 of 6 building permit application. A final HERS rating certificate, based upon field inspections and testing conducted during construction, shall be submitted prior to receiving a Certificate of Occupancy. a. Residential building projects up to 5,000 square feet are required to achieve a minimum Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index of 70, or less, utilizing the Colorado Energy Star Home Energy Rating System, and. i. In lieu of achieving the required HERS Index, owners may pay a fee of $5.00 per square foot. b. Residential building projects between 5,000 and 9,999 square feet are required to achieve a minimum HERS Index of 65 points, or less. i. In lieu of achieving the required HERS Index, owners may choose to comply with the HERS Index requirements of Section 18- 224.1.a. above, and pay a fee of $3.00 per square foot. c. Residential building projects of 10,000 square feet, or more, are required to achieve a HERS Index of 60 points, or less. i. In lieu of achieving the required HERS Index, owners may choose to comply with the HERS Index requirements of Section 18- 224.1.b. above, and pay a fee of $4.00 per gross square foot. If a residential building project includes exterior energy uses, then a separate and additional fee may be required pursuant to Section 3. Exterior Energy Use, below. 2. Non Residential and Mixed -Use Construction This section shall apply to all non residential or mixed -use new construction, and to any non residential or mixed -use addition of more than 1,000 square feet. For buildings or additions up to 5,000 square feet, COMcheck documentation or a DOE -2 based energy simulation shall be submitted as evidence of compliance with this section. For buildings greater than 5,000 square feet, a DOE -2 based energy simulation shall be required. a. Based upon total energy usage for the building or addition being proposed, non residential or mixed -use building projects are required to exceed the performance of the Town's Energy Conservation Code in place at the time the building permit is issued by at least 30 i. For building projects pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, energy efficiency requirements and performance reviews may be based upon the standards established by the US Green Building Council (i.e., American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers ASHRAE Standard 90.1). ii. In lieu of achieving the required energy performance standards, owners may pay a fee of $8.00 per square foot and shall meet the performance standards required pursuant to the Town's Energy 08 -11 TC Page 3 of 6 Conservation Code in place at the time the building permit is issued. If a non residential or mixed -use building project includes exterior energy uses, then a separate and additional fee may be required pursuant to Section 3. Exterior Energy Use, below. 3. Exterior Energy Use. This section shall apply to outdoor pools, hot tubs, snowmelt systems, and heated garages. a. At least 50% of the Annual Energy Use accountable to outdoor pools and hot tubs, snowmelt systems, and heated garages, as defined in Section 18- 224.3.b and Section 18- 224.3.c, and in excess of the "Fee Exempt Area" described therein, shall be offset with renewable energy generated on site. b. Heated Garages. Any garage heated by a boiler or furnace system must be controlled by a separate thermostat and zone. A REOP fee shall apply for these types of applications, as described below. c. In lieu of producing the required amount of renewable energy on site, owners may pay a fee calculated in accordance with the following fee schedule and calculation example: L Single Family Residential Energy Use Annual Energy Use Fee Exempt Fee per SF Type BTU /Sq. Ft. Area Above Exempt Area Snowmelt System 81,800 200 sq. ft. 34 (See Note) Spa 430,000 64 sq. ft. 176 Pool 332,000 N/A 136 Heated Garage 19,500 See Section 18- 224.3.b 8 NOTE The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelt systems shall apply to driveways and driveway aprons only, and shall be equal to the greater of 200 square feet, or that portion of the on -site driveway that exceeds 8% slope plus 200 square feet. The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelting shall not apply to decks, patios, or walkways unless the Chief Building Official determines that snowmelting of these areas represents a life safety issue and is essential to building ingress or egress. Applicants may appeal decisions regarding the necessity of providing snowmelted decks, patios, or walkways to the Town's Board of Appeals and Examiners.) qop 08 -11 TC Page 4 of 6 ii. Multi Family Residential Energy Use Annual Energy Use Fee Exempt Fee per SF Type BTU /Sq. Ft. Area Above Exempt Area Snowmelt System 81,800 50 sq. ft. 34 (See Note 1) Spa 430,000 64 sq. ft. 176 (See Note 2) Pool 332,000 N/A 136 Heated Garage 19,500 N/A 8 (NOTE 1: The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelt systems shall apply to driveways and driveway aprons only, and shall be equal to the greater of 50 square feet per unit, or that portion of the on -site driveway that exceeds 8% slope plus 200 square feet. The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelting shall not apply to decks, patios, or walkways unless the Chief Building Official determines that snowmelting of these areas represents a life safety issue and is essential to building ingress or egress. Applicants may appeal decisions regarding the necessity of providing snowmelted decks, patios, or walkways to the Town's Board of Appeals and Examiners. NOTE 2 The Fee Exempt Area for Spas shall be equal to the greater of 64 square feet, or 3 square feet per unit.) iii. Non Residential and Mixed Use Energy Use Annual Energy Use Fee Exempt Fee per SF Type BTU /Sq. Ft. Area Above Exempt Area Snowmelt System 81,800 (See Note 1) 34 Spa 430,000 64 sq. ft. 176 (See Note 2) Pool 332,000 N/A 136 Heated Garage 19,500 N/A 8 (NOTE 1: The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelt systems shall apply to driveways and driveway aprons only, and shall be equal to the greater of 200 square feet, 50 square feet per unit, or that portion of the on -site driveway that exceeds 8% slope plus 200 square feet. The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelting shall not apply to decks, patios, or walkways unless the Chief Building Official determines that snowmelting of these areas represents a life- safety issue and is essential to building ingress or egress. Applicants may appeal decisions regarding the necessity of providing snowmelted decks, patios, or walkways to the Town's Board of Appeals and Examiners.) (NOTE 2: The Fee Exempt Area for Spas shall be equal to the greater of 64 square feet, or 3 square feet per unit.) 08 -11 TC Page 5 of 6 d. The fees described in the schedule above shall be applied on a per square foot basis for exterior energy uses exceeding the "Fee Exempt Area," if 50% of such energy use is not offset with on -site renewables. Fees shall be calculated and adjusted to account for mechanical equipment efficiency as illustrated by the following calculation EXAMPLE A driveway snowmelt system of 700 square feet is proposed for a relatively flat single- family home site with a boiler efficiency of 85 The 200 square foot "Fee Exempt Area" is excluded from the fee calculation. A fee of $34 per sq. ft. applies to the remaining 500 sq. ft. ($34 x 500 $17,000). That amount is adjusted by an efficiency rating of 0.85 ($17,000 0.85 $20,000), resulting in a total in -lieu fee of $20,000. 4. Energy Code Review Fee. An Energy Code Review fee equal to the lesser of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) or Ten Percent (10 of the project's Building Permit Fee shall be paid prior to Building Permit issuance in order to cover the Town's administrative costs associated with verifying compliance with this Section 18 -224 and calculating the required REOP Fees, if any. Energy Code Review Fees shall be required regardless of whether an owner elects to meet the applicable building efficiency standards, or pays a fee in -lieu. 5. Fee Collection Fees will be collected by the Town of Snowmass Village Building Department prior to Building Permit issuance. Collected fees shall be deposited to the Town's Renewable Energy Offset Program Fund. A building project will not be eligible to receive a Building Permit until the project owner has demonstrated that the required energy performance standards and /or on -site renewable energy generation requirements have been achieved, or that the Town has received payment of the in -lieu fee. 6. Management and Appropriation of REOP Funds. Fees collected and deposited into the REOP account are to be managed by the Town Manager, or their designee, as such designee may be determined by Resolution of the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village. Expenditures of REOP funds shall be used for the following purposes: a. planning, design, and implementation of renewable energy generation projects, b, purchase of renewable energy offsets (credits), c. providing a community grant and /or rebate program for energy efficiency enhancements or renewable energy generation projects, and d. funding other resources and administrative costs associated with green building and environmental sustainability- oriented efforts. 08 -11 TC Page 6 of 6 Expenditures shall be consistent with the Renewable Energy Offset Program Protocols, as such Protocols shall be described and approved by Resolution of the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village prior to the effective date of this Ordinance. 7. Effective Date and Applicability. This Ordinance shall become effective on November 1, 2008, and shall apply to all Building Permit applications received after that date. a. Planned Unit Developments that have received Final Approval prior to the effective date shall not be subject to the provisions of this Ordinance. b." The Town Council shall review the fees established by this ordinance within one year of the ordinance's effective date. 8. Waivers. Upon receipt of a written waiver request from a project applicant, the Town Council may elect to waive any or all of the provisions of this ordinance based upon a finding of community benefit, or public safety need. 9. Severability. If any provision of this Ordinance or application hereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect any other provision or application of this Ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and, to this end, the provisions of this Ordinance are severable. READ, APPROVED AND ADOPTED, by the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village on the First Reading on August 4, 2008 upon a motion by Mayor Mercatoris second of Council Member Sparhawk, and upon a vote of 3 in favor and 0 opposed. Council Members Mordkin and Wilkinson were absent. READ, APPROVED AND ADOPTED, by the Town Council of the town of Snowmass Village on Second Reading on September 8, 2008 upon a motion by Council Member Sparhawk, the second of Council Member Wilkinson, and upon a vote of 4 in favor and Oopposed. Council Member Lewis was absent. TOWN OF WMASS VILLAGE Do la er toris, ayor A Rhonda Coxon, Town Clerk APPROVIHD A TO FORM: John Dresser, Town Attorney v MEMORANDUM TO: Snowmass Village Town Council FROM: Jason Haber, Economic Resource Director DATE: September 8, 2008 SUBJECT: SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 11, SERIES OF 2008 BUILDING EFFICIENCY STANDARDS AND RENEWABLE ENERGY OFFSET PROGRAM (REOP) 1. PURPOSE AND ACTIONS REQUESTED OF COUNCIL 1. Ordinance No. 11 would establish aggressive energy efficiency standards for all new construction and additions of 1,000 square feet or greater. It would also establish a Renewable Energy Offset Program (similar to REMP) for the Town of Snowmass Village, 2. Staff is recommending that Council approve the Second Reading of Ordinance No. 11, Series of 2008. 11. DISCUSSION 1. Summary of Ordinance No. 11, Series of 2008 Ordinance No. 11 would establish energy efficiency standards for new construction and additions greater than 1,000 sf. In -lieu fees would provide options for those unable to achieve the required energy efficiency standards in their projects. Renewable energy generation requirements would be established to offset energy demand accountable to outdoor pools and hot tubs, snowmelt systems, and heated garages. In lieu fees would provide options for those wishing to build these amenities without offsetting their energy load with on -site renewables. Fees collected would be managed by the Town and used to establish a fund for renewable energy projects, a grant making or rebate program, or other sustainability- oriented projects. Finally, an Energy Code Review fee would be established to cover the Town's administrative costs associated with adoption of the Building Efficiency Standards and implementation of the Renewable Energy Offset Program (REOP). 2. Background On August 4, 2008, Council approved the first reading of Ordinance No. 11, Series of 2008. At that time, staff was directed to continue community outreach efforts regarding the proposed ordinance, and as such, a public meeting was held to discuss the topic on August 27, 2008. Since February 2008, the proposed legislation has been presented and discussed at six (6) Council meetings. In addition, eight (8) other public meetings have been held to discuss the matter, including meetings with the Town's Building Board of Appeals, the Second Homeowners Advisory board, and the Snowmass Homeowners Association Design Committee. On July 1 and 15' the Town hosted public workshops aimed at developing a Community Environmental Sustainability Plan. The Draft Community Environmental Sustainability Plan do (copies available upon request from the Town Clerk) that has emerged from that effort includes several goals and action items that are either consistent with, or speak directly to the concept of the program proposed under the subject ordinance. Most directly, under the "Energy Conservation and Climate Protection" heading, Goal #2 states that the Town should "Significantly increase energy efficiency across all sectors of the community... Action Item #3 under the same heading suggests that the Town "Develop a 'fee -bate' program to offset impacts of inefficient building design and outdoor energy use... Under the heading of "Locally- Generated Renewable Energy," Goal #1 states that we should "Increase the use of locally generated, non polluting, renewable energy across all sectors of the community." It is staffs opinion that Ordinance No. 11 is highly consistent with these goals, and would be an effective way for the Town to act quickly to implement one of the plan's recommended action items. Input received during public meetings, along with assistance from the City of Aspen, Pitkin County, and the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) has greatly informed the latest iteration of this ordinance, Additional technical analysis and consultant support have been provided by Jeff Dickinson at Biospaces, Inc., Rick Heede of Climate Mitigation Services, and Lauren Martindale of the Colorado E -Star program. 3. Snowmelting versus snowplowing... In response to questions raised regarding the environmental trade -offs between snowplowing and snowmelting driveways, Rick Heede of Climate Mitigation Services www.climatemitigation.com and Jeff Dickinson of Biospaces, Inc. http: l/ EnergyandSustainableDesign .com have provided the attached analysis (Attachment 1). While it is acknowledged that a lot more detailed and field- tested analysis is required to get a true understanding of this comparison, the preliminary analysis indicates that (depending on the assumptions used) snowmelting generates somewhere between 5- and 40 times more carbon dioxide than snowplowing. 4. What has changed since first reading? Changes affecting several aspects of the proposed ordinance have been incorporated based upon Council input received at first reading, and additional technical analysis conducted since that time. These include: i. Residential performance standards and in -lieu fees... Clarifications regarding documentation required to demonstrate energy compliance have been added. Residential energy efficiency standards have been increased as follows: Homes up to 5,000 sf must achieve a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index of 70 (changed from 80 at first reading), Homes between 5,000 and 9,999 sf must achieve a HERS Index of 65 (changed from 70 after first reading). In -lieu fees have been reduced on a per square foot basis for the two home size categories of 5,000 sf and greater. This is in acknowledgement of the fact that homes in these size categories would still be required to meet the HERS Index of 70, even if they choose not to achieve the performance goal required (i,e., HERS Index 65 or 60). While acknowledging the cost required to achieve the mandatory HERS Index of 70, the per square foot fees have been amended to maintain an oia ev incentive for the applicant to achieve the incremental performance enhancement, without being excessive. Previous fee -in -lieu figures did not account for the cost of achieving the HERS Index of 70, and as such, were found to be too high. ii. Non residential performance standards... Clarifications regarding documentation required, to demonstrate energy compliance have been added. r For building projects pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, energy efficiency requirements and performance reviews may be based upon the standards established by the US Green Building Council (i.e., ASHRAE 90.1 vs. IECC 2003). The non residential and mixed -use in -lieu fee has been increased from $7 per square foot to $8 per square foot in order to remain consistent with that for the largest residential category (10,000 sf or greater), and to create an effective incentive for property owners to achieve the required energy efficiency standards. iii. Exterior Energy Uses... 50% of the annual energy use associated with outdoor pools and hot tubs, snowmelt systems and heated garages (in excess of the "Fee Exempt Area shall be offset with renewable energy generated on -site (changed from 30% at first reading). Fee Exempt Areas for Snowmelt Systems have been reduced as follows For Single Family Greater of 200 sf (changed from 400 sf at first reading), or 8% driveway slopes plus 200 sf o For Non residential and Mixed Use Greater of 200 sf (changed from 400 sf at first reading), 50 sf per unit, or 8% driveway slopes plus 200 sf. Provisions have been added for all project types indicating that: The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelting shall not apply to decks, patios, or walkways unless the Chief Building Official determines that snowmelting of these areas represents a life- safety issue and is essential to building ingress or egress Decisions regarding the necessity of providing snowmelted decks, patios, or walkways may be appealed to the Town's Building Board of Appeals. The fee calculation example has been altered to reflect the reduced "Fee Exempt Area" of 200 sf. Heated Garage has been defined. The definition and applicability of REOP fees for heated garages is derived from the Town of Basalt's model. Snowmelt System "Fee per SF Above Exempt Area The $14 figure remains consistent with the ordinance that was approved at first reading. However, analysis conducted between first and second reading indicates that this figure is too low, thereby creating a strong incentive for applicants to pay the fee rather than implement on -site renewables. This error is attributable to the fee not being updated to reflect 4DOP new data indicating higher energy loads for snowmelt systems (i.e., 81,800 BTU /SF/YR as opposed to a previous calculation of 34,425 BTU /SFNR). Essentially, the fee in -lieu is based on old data that is no longer valid. In fact, each of the "Fee per SF" figures used for pools, hot tubs, and heated garages equate approximately to $1 of fee per 2,442 BTUs /SF/YR. Given the current data regarding annual energy use from snowmelt systems (81,800 BTU /SF/YR), a fee of $14 per SF equates to $1 per 5,842 BTU /SF/YR (less than half that for the other outdoor amenities). In order to bring this fee in line with the others, it would have to be raised to $34 per SF. For comparison, the cost of offsetting 50% of the energy load generated by snowmelt with a solar photovoltaic system (solar electric) would be approximately $43 per square foot. The cost of offsetting 50% of the energy load generated by snowmelt with a solar thermal system (solar hot water) would be approximately $17 per square foot. A $14 per SF -fee would be an attractive choice for any applicant considering a snowmelt system in excess of the Fee Exempt Area. By contrast, a $34 per SF fee would create an incentive for that applicant to offset the energy demand with a solar hot water system, and given the lifecycle energy cost savings represented by a solar electric system, may create a greater impetus to go in that direction as well. iv. Appropriation of REOP Funds_.. Expenditures of REOP funds shall be made in accordance with protocols to be adopted by Council Resolution prior to the effective date of Ordinance No. 11. o Immediately following adoption of Ordinance No. 11, staff will begin work on drafting the REOP expenditure protocols. In concept, staff would likely propose a bi- annual application and funding process, with the first funding cycle beginning 6- months after the effective date of Ordinance No. 11. Funding applications would then be reviewed every 6- months, based upon fund usage and availability. Applications would be solicited and accepted from Snowmass Village community members, homeowners, and businesses, as well as builders, developers, public agencies, special districts, and non- profits. The Town would also be eligible to use REOP funds upon Council authorization. Staff would review and present applications received for Council consideration. Council would decide which funding applications to approve, and may choose to spend the full amount of available REOP funds, or may choose to reserve and roll over available funds for future appropriations. Expenditures of REOP are now stated to be used for the following purposes; o planning, design, and implementation of renewable energy generation projects, purchase of renewable energy offsets (credits), providing a community grant and /or rebate program for energy efficiency enhancements or renewable energy generation projects, and funding other resources and administrative costs associated with green building or sustainability- oriented efforts. v. Effective Date and Applicability... The Ordinance's effective date is proposed to be November 1, 2008 (previously January 1, 2009). All projects requesting building permits after November 1, 2008 would be subject to the provisions of Ordinance No. 11. An exemption for Planned Unit Developments that have received Final Approval prior to the ordinance's effective date has been added. This concept was identified as an item for consideration during first reading, but no closure was achieved on the matter. vi. Waivers... A section was added giving Council the ability to waive any aspect of this ordinance upon a finding of excessive hardship, community benefit, or public safety need. III. CONCLUSION Staff believes that many of the concerns raised to date have been addressed in the proposed ordinance. We are confident that any outstanding issues can be addressed during the second reading review and would recommend approval of the second reading of Ordinance No. 11 once those issues are resolved. woo SNOWMELT /SNOWPLOWING COMPARISONS Jeff Dickinson, Biospaces, Inc. Information provided by Rick Heede, Climate Mitigation Services, www.climatgmiticiation.com Disclaimer: A lot more research needs to be done monitoring actual systems for performance and consumption in order to verify these numbers. Snowmelt needs a lot more research. I think I am using the data you sent a year ago (34,425 Btu /sf -yr), which implies 230 hrs of boiler on per year and, assuming a 1,000 sf driveway, suggests 4,814 lb CO2e per year. (New data suggests 81,800 Btu /sf -yr, is more accurate for snowmelt systems, 11,438 lb CO2e per year.- Jeff Dickinson addition). This estimate could well be low, it does not account for systems working improperly, or poorly designed. If we assume plowing instead and 20 plows per year at 0.5 gallons of diesel fuel for each plow plus (at 30 mile roundtrip per plow divided among 15 accounts for each of 20 plows) 3.3 gallons for plower driving, or a total of 298 lb CO2 pear season. If we double this to 1 gallon per plow and 60 miles roundtrip drive, then 597 lb CO2 per season, or even quadruple to account for 40 plows per year 1,194 lb CO2 per year). All of these assumptions can be challenged. But I am not assuming that a plow driver lives 15 or 30 miles away just to come to TOSV for one plow account but (in my case) 15 accounts in TOSV. In any case, 4,814 lb CO2e is unfavorable if compared to the plowing alternatives of 298, 597, or 1,194 lb CO2 per season. Really, this should be investigated using measured data on driveway melt systems, driveway size, operating hours, boiler size, system management, and so forth. ATTACHMENT 1 as I Town of Snowmass Village 2 Town Council 3 4 Ordinance No. 11 5 Series of 2008 6 7 8 AN ORDINANCE TO BE IMPLEMENTED INTO CHAPTER 18 OF THE TOWN OF 9 SNOWMASS VILLAGE MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH BUILDING EFFICIENCY 14 STANDARDS AND A RENEWABLE ENERGY OFFSET PROGRAM (REOP). 11 12 WHEREAS, the Town Council supports and promotes energy conservation and 13 the use of energy efficient building practices within the Town of Snowmass Village; and 14 15 WHEREAS, the Town Council supports and promotes renewable energy 16 generation within the Town of Snowmass Village; and 17 18 WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary and beneficial to establish 19 building efficiency standards that exceed those required under the Town's Energy 20 Conservation Code, and 21 22 WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary and beneficial to require on -site 23 renewable energy generation to offset the energy demand of outdoor amenities such as 24 pools and hot tubs, snowmelt systems, and heated garages, and 25 26 WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary and beneficial to establish in- 27 lieu fee options for property owners that choose not to employ energy efficient building 28 practices, or that wish to build highly energy consumptive outdoor amenities, and 29 30 WHEREAS, the revenues derived from such in -lieu fees will establish a funding 31 mechanism to facilitate the development of renewable energy generation projects and 32 programs to enhance energy efficiency throughout the Village; and 33 34 WHEREAS, the Town Council finds that the adoption of this Ordinance is in the 35 best interest of the Town and is reasonably necessary to promote and preserve the 36 public health, safety and welfare. 37 38 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass 39 Village, as follows: 40 41 A. Chapter 18 of the Snowmass Village Municipal Code is hereby amended by the 42 addition of the following: 43 44 Sec. 18 -224. Building Efficiency Standards and Renewable Energy Offset 45 Program (REOP) 46 47 1. Residential Construction 48 49 This section shall apply to all residential new construction, and to any residential addition 50 of at least 1,000 square feet. In order to provide evidence of compliance with this 51 Section, a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating shall be submitted at the time of 11:N%0 52 building permit application. A final HERS rating certificate based upon field inspections 53 and testing conducted during construction, shall be submitted prior to receiving a 54 Certificate of Occupancy. 55 56 a. Residential building projects up to 5,000 square feet are required to achieve a 57 minimum Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index of 670, or less, utilizing I 58 the Colorado Energy Star Home Energy Rating System and 59 60 i. In lieu of achieving the required HERS Index, owners may pay a 61 fee of $55.00 per square foot. 62 63 b. Residential building projects between 5,000 and 9,999 square feet are 64 required to achieve a minimum HERS Index of 6570 points, or less. 65 66 i. In lieu of achieving the required HERS Index, owners may choose 67 to comply with the HERS Index requirements of Section 18- 68 224.1.a. above, and pay a fee of $36.00 per square foot. 69 70 c. Residential building projects of 10,000 square feet, or more, are required to 71 achieve a HERS Index of 60 points or less. 72 73 i. In lieu of achieving the required HERS Index, owners may choose 74 to comply with the HERS Index requirements of Section 18- f 75 224,1.ba. above, and pay a fee of $g.00 per gross square foot. 1 76 77 If a residential building project includes exterior energy uses, then a separate and 78 additional fee may be required pursuant to Section 3. Exterior Energy Use, below. 79 80 2. Non Residontial and Mixed -Use Construction 81 82 This section shall apply to all non residential or mixed -use new construction, and to any 83 non residential or mixed -use addition of more than 1,000 square feet. For buildings or 84 additions up to 5,000 square feet, COMcheck documentation or a DOE -2 based energy 85 simulation shall be submitted as evidence of compliance with this section. For buildings 86 greater than 5,000 square feet, a DOE -2 based energy simulation shall be required. 87 88 a. Based upon total energy usage for the building or addition being proposed, 89 non residential or mixed -use building projects are required to exceed the 90 performance of the Town's Energy Conservation Code in place at the time 91 the building permit is issued by at least 30 92 93 i. For building projects pursuing Leadership in Energy and 94 Environmental Design (LEED) certification, energy efficiency 95 requirements and performance reviews may be based upon the 96 standards established by the US Green Building Council (i.e. 97 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning 98 Engineers ASHRAE Standard 90.1). 99 100 ii. In lieu of achieving the required energy performance standards, 101 owners may pay a fee of $78.00 per square foot and shall meet 102 the performance standards required pursuant to the Town's Now 103 Energy Conservation Code in place at the time the building permit 104 is issued. 105 106 If a non residential or mixed -use building project includes exterior energy uses, then a 107 separate and additional fee may be required pursuant to Section 3. Exterior Energy Use, 108 below. 109 110 3. Exterior Energy Use. 111 112 This section shall apply to outdoor pools, hot tubs, snowmelt systems, and heated 113 garages. 114 115 a. At least 3 of the Annual Energy Use accountable to outdoor pools and 116 hot tubs, snowmelt systems, and heated garages, as defined in Section 18- 117 224.3.b and Section 18- 224.3.c and in excess of the "Fee Exempt Area" 118 described therein, shall be offset with renewable energy generated on site. 119 120 b. Heated Garages. Any garage heated by a boiler or furnace system must be 121 controlled by a separate thermostat and zone. A REOP fee shall apply for 122 these types of applications, as described below. 123 124 b c. In lieu of producing the required amount of reviewable energy on site, 125 owners may pay a fee calculated in accordance with the following fee 126 schedule and calculation example: 127 128 129 130 L Single- Family Residential 131 Energy Use Annual Energy Use Fee Exempt Fee per SF I32 Type BTU /Sq. Ft. Area Above Exempt Area 133 134 Snowmelt System 81,800 4200 sq. ft. 144 135 (See Note) 136 Spa 430,000 64 sq. ft. 176 137 Pool 332,000 N/A 136 138 Heated Garage 19,500 NIASee Section 18- 224.3.b 139 '8 140 141 NOTE The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelt systems shall apply to driveways and 142 driveway aprons only, and shall be equal to the greater of 4200 square feet, or that 143 portion of the on -site driveway that exceeds 8% slope plus 200 square feet. The Fee 144 Exempt Area for snowmelting shall not apply to decks, patios, or walkways unless the 145 Chief Building Official determines that snowmeltinq of these areas represents a life 146 safety issue and is essential to building ingress or egress. Applicants may appeal 147 decisions regarding the necessity of providing snowmelted decks, patios, or walkways to 148 the Town's Building Board of Appeals.; 149 150 ii, Multi Family Residential 151 Energy Use Annual Energy Use Fee Exempt Fee per SF 152 Type BTU /Sq. Ft. Area Above Exempt Area 153 154 Snowmelt System 81,800 50 sq. ft. 144 155 (See Note 1) 156 Spa 430,000 64 sq. ft. 176 157 (See Note 2) 158 Pool 332,000 N/A 136 159 Heated Garage 19,500 N/A 8 160 161 NOTE 1: The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelt systems shall apply to driveways and 162 driveway aprons only, and shall be equal to the greater of 50 square feet per unit, or that 163 portion of the on -site driveway that exceeds 8% slope plus 200 square feet. The Fee 164 Exempt Area for snowmelting shall not apply to decks, patios, or walkways unless the 165 Chief Building Official determines that snowmelting of these areas represents a life 166 safety issue and is essential to building ingress or egress. Applicants may appeal 167 decisions regarding the necessity of providing snowmeited decks, patios, or walkways to 168 the Town's Building Board of Appeals. 4 169 NOTE 2 The Fee Exempt Area for Spas shall be equal to the greater of 64 square feet, 170 or 3 square feet per unit.) 171 172 173 174 175 iii. Non Residential and Mixed Use 176 177 Energy Use Annual Energy Use Fee Exempt Fee per SF 178 Type BTU /Sq. Ft. Area Above Exempt Area 179 180 Snowmelt System 81,800 (See Note 1) 144 181 Spa 430,000 64 sq. ft. $176 182 (See Note 2) 183 Pool 332,000 N/A 136 184 Heated Garage 19,500 N/A 8 185 186 (NOTE 1: The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelt systems shall apply to driveways and 187 driveway aprons only, and shall be equal to the greater of 4200 square feet, 50 square 188 feet per unit, or that portion of the on -site driveway that exceeds 8% slope plus 200 189 square feet. The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelting shall not apply to decks, patios, or 190 walkways unless the Chief Building Official determines that snowmelting of these areas 191 represents a life- safety issue and is essential to building ingress or egress Applicants 192 may appeal decisions regarding the necessity of providing snowmelted decks patios, or 193 walkways to the Town's Building Board of Appeals. 194 195 (NOTE 2: The Fee Exempt Area for Spas shall be equal to the greater of 64 square feet, I96 or 3 square feet per unit.) 197 198 ds. The fees described in the schedule above shall be applied on a per square 199 foot basis for exterior energy uses exceeding the "Fee Exempt Area," if 530% 200 of such energy use is not offset with on -site renewables. Fees shall be 201 calculated and adjusted to account for mechanical equipment efficiency as 202 illustrated by the following calculation EXAMPLE 203 204 A driveway snowmelt system of 700 square feet is proposed for a relatively 205 flat single- family home site with a boiler efficiency of 85 The 4200 square 206 foot "Fee Exempt Area" is excluded from the fee calculation. A fee of $14 per 207 sq. ft. applies to the remaining 3500 sq. ft. ($144 x 3500 7,000 4 88). 208 That amount is adjusted by an efficiency rating of 0.85 ($4 0.85 209 $4- ,944 resulting in a total in -lieu fee of 210 211 4. Energy Code Review Fee. 212 213 An Energy Code Review fee equal to the lesser of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) or 214 Ten Percent (10 of the project's Building Permit Fee shall be paid prior to Building 215 Permit issuance in order to cover the Town's administrative costs associated with 216 verifying compliance with this Section 18 -224 and calculating the required REOP Fees, if 217 any. Energy Code Review Fees shall be required regardless of whether an owner elects 218 to meet the applicable building efficiency standards, or pays a fee in -lieu. 219 220 221 222 1 Fee Collection 223 Fees will be collected by the Town of Snowmass Village Building Department prior to 224 Building Permit issuance. Collected fees shall be deposited to the Town's General 225 Fund, and shall be accounted for in a Renewable Energy Offset Program account. 226 227 A building project will not be eligible to receive a Building Permit until the project owner 228 has demonstrated that the required energy performance standards and /or on -site 229 renewable energy generation -requirements have been achieved, or that the Town has 230 received payment of the in -lieu fee. 231 232 6. Management and Appropriation of REOP Funds. 233 234 Fees collected and deposited into the REOP account are to be managed by the Town 235 Manager, or their designee, as such designee may be determined by Resolution of the 236 Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village. 237 238 Expenditures of REOP funds shall pfimaFily be used for the following purposes: 239 a_ planning, design, and implementation of renewable energy 240 generation projects, 241 b. purchase of renewable energy offsets (credits), 242 c. providing a community grant and /or rebate program for energy efficiency 243 enhancements or renewable energy generation protects, and 4 00, 244 d. funding other resources and administrative costs associated with green 245 building and environmental sustainability- oriented efforts. reRswable eneFgy 246 geReFation PFGjGGtG, GF the PUFGhaGe Gf FeReWable eRergy offsets. 247 248 249 by the TGwn Counrail. 250 251 Expenditures shall be consistent with the Renewable Energy Offset Program Protocols, 252 as such Protocols shall be described and approved by Resolution of the Town Council of 253 the Town of Snowmass Village prior to the effective date of this Ordinance 254 255 7. Effective Date and Applicability This Ordinance shall become effective on jaRwa 256 November 1, 20089 and shall apply to all Building Permit applications received after that 257 date 258 a. Planned Unit Developments that have received Final Approval prior to the 259 effective date shall not be subject to the provisions of this Ordinance. 260 261 8. Waivers. Upon receipt of a written waiver request from a project applicant, the Town 262 Council may elect to waive any or all of the provisions of this ordinance based upon a 263 finding of excessive hardship, community benefit, or public safety need. 264 265 9. Severability. If any provision of this Ordinance or application hereof to any person or 266 circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect any other provision or 267 application of this Ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provision or 268 application, and, to this end, the provisions of this Ordinance are severable. 269 270 READ, APPROVED AND ADOPTED, by the Town Council of the Town of 271 Snowmass Village on the First Reading on August 4, 2008 upon a motion by Council 272 Member the second of Council Member 273 and upon a vote of in favor and opposed. 274 275 READ, APPROVED AND ADOPTED, by the Town Council of the town of 276 Snowmass Village on Second Reading on September 8, 2008 277 upon a motion by Council Member the second of Council 278 Member and upon a vote of in favor 279 and opposed. 280 281 TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE 282 283 284 Douglas Mercatoris, Mayor 285 ATTEST: 286 287 288 Rhonda Coxon, Town Clerk 289 290 APPROVED AS TO FORM: 291 292 293 John Dresser, Town Attorney 1 Town of Snowmass Village 2 Town Council 3 4 Ordinance No. 11 5 Series of 2008 6 7 8 AN ORDINANCE TO BE IMPLEMENTED INTO CHAPTER 18 OF THE TOWN OF 9 SNOWMASS VILLAGE MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH BUILDING EFFICIENCY 10 STANDARDS AND A RENEWABLE ENERGY OFFSET PROGRAM (REOP). 11 12 WHEREAS, the Town Council supports and promotes energy conservation and 13 the use of energy efficient building practices within the Town of Snowmass Village; and 14 15 WHEREAS, the Town Council supports and promotes renewable energy 16 generation within the Town of Snowmass Village; and 17 18 WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary and beneficial to establish 19 building efficiency standards that exceed those required under the Town's Energy 20 Conservation Code, and 21 22 WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary and beneficial to require on -site 23 renewable energy generation to offset the energy demand of outdoor amenities such as 24 pools and hot tubs, snowmelt systems, and heated garages, and 25 26 WHEREAS, the Town Council finds it necessary and beneficial to establish in- 27 lieu fee options for property owners that choose not to employ energy efficient building 28 practices, or that wish to build highly energy consumptive outdoor amenities, and 29 30 WHEREAS, the revenues derived from such in -lieu fees will establish a funding 31 mechanism to facilitate the development of renewable energy generation projects and 32 programs to enhance energy efficiency throughout the Village; and 33 34 WHEREAS, the Town Council finds that the adoption of this Ordinance is in the 35 best interest of the Town and is reasonably necessary to promote and preserve the 36 public health, safety and welfare. 37 38 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Town Council of the Town of Snowmass 39 Village, as follows: 40 41 A. Chapter 18 of the Snowmass Village Municipal Code is hereby amended by the 42 addition of the following: 43 44 Sec. 18 -224. Building Efficiency Standards and Renewable Energy Offset 45 Program (REOP) 46 47 1. Residential Construction 48 49 This section shall apply to all residential new construction, and to any residential addition 50 of at least 1,000 square feet. In order to provide evidence of compliance with this 51 Section, a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rating shall be submitted at the time of 52 building permit application. A final HERS rating certificate, based upon field inspections 53 and testing conducted during construction, shall be submitted prior to receiving a 54 Certificate of Occupancy. 55 56 a. Residential building projects up to 5,000 square feet are required to achieve a 57 minimum Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index of 70, or less, utilizing 58 the Colorado Energy Star Home Energy Rating System, and 59 60 i. In lieu of achieving the required HERS Index, owners may pay a 61 fee of $5.00 per square foot. 62 63 b. Residential building projects between 5,000 and 9,999 square feet are 64 required to achieve a minimum HERS Index of 65 points, or less. 65 66 i. In lieu of achieving the required HERS Index, owners may choose 67 to comply with the HERS Index requirements of Section 18- 68 224.1.a. above, and pay a fee of $3.00 per square foot. 69 70 c. Residential building projects of 10,000 square feet, or more, are required to 71 achieve a HERS Index of 60 points, or less. 72 73 i. In lieu of achieving the required HERS Index, owners may choose 74 to comply with the HERS Index requirements of Section 18- 75 224, 1. b. above, and pay a fee of $4.00 per gross square foot. 76 77 If a residential building project includes exterior energy uses, then a separate and 78 additional fee may be required pursuant to Section 3. Exterior Energy Use, below. 79 80 2. Non Residential and Mixed -Use Construction 81 82 This section shall apply to all non residential or mixed -use new construction, and to any 83 non residential or mixed -use addition of more than 1,000 square feet. For buildings or 84 additions up to 5,000 square feet, COMcheck documentation or a DOE -2 based energy 85 simulation shall be submitted as evidence of compliance with this section. For buildings 86 greater than 5,000 square feet, a DOE -2 based energy simulation shall be required. 87 88 a. Based upon total energy usage for the building or addition being proposed, 89 non residential or mixed -use building projects are required to exceed the 90 performance of the Town's Energy Conservation Code in place at the time 91 the building permit is issued by at least 30 92 93 i. For building projects pursuing Leadership in Energy and 94 Environmental Design (LEED) certification, energy efficiency 95 requirements and performance reviews maybe based upon the 96 standards established by the US Green Building Council (i.e., 97 American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning 98 Engineers ASHRAE Standard 90.1). 99 100 ii. In lieu of achieving the required energy performance standards, 101 owners may pay a fee of $8.00 per square foot and shall meet the 102 performance standards required pursuant to the Town's Energy 103 Conservation Code in place at the time the building permit is 104 issued. 105 106 If a non residential or mixed -use building project includes exterior energy uses, then a 107 separate and additional fee may be required pursuant to Section 3. Exterior Energy Use, 108 below. 109 110 3. Exterior Energy Use. 11] 112 This section shall apply to outdoor pools, hot tubs, snowmelt systems, and heated 113 garages. 114 115 a. At least 50 of the Annual Energy Use accountable to outdoor pools and hot 116 tubs, snowmelt systems, and heated garages, as defined in Section 18- 117 224.3.b and Section 18- 224.3.c, and in excess of the "Fee Exempt Area" 118 described therein, shall be offset with renewable energy generated on site. 119 120 b. Heated Garages. Any garage heated by a boiler or furnace system must be 121 controlled by a separate thermostat and zone. A REOP fee shall apply for 122 these types of applications, as described below. 123 124 c. In lieu of producing the required amount of renewable energy on site, 125 owners may pay a fee calculated in accordance with the following fee 126 schedule and calculation example: 127 128 129 i. Single- Family Residential 130 Energy Use Annual Energy Use Fee Exempt Fee per SF 131 Type BTU /Sq. Ft. Area Above Exempt Area 132 133. Snowmelt System 81,800 200 sq. ft. 14 134 (See Note) 135 Spa 430,000 64 sq. ft. 176 136 Pool 332,000 N/A 136 137 Heated Garage 19,500 See Section 18- 224.3.b 8 138 139 NOTE The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelt systems shall apply to driveways and 140 driveway aprons only, and shall be equal to the greater of 200 square feet, or that 141 portion of the on -site driveway that exceeds 8% slope plus 200 square feet. The Fee 142 Exempt Area for snowmelting shall not apply to decks, patios, or walkways unless the 143 Chief Building Official determines that snowmelting of these areas represents a life 144 safety issue and is essential to building ingress or egress. Applicants may appeal 145 decisions regarding the necessity of providing snowmelted decks, patios, or walkways to 146 the Town's Building Board of Appeals.) 147 101� 148 ii. Multi Family Residential 149 Energy Use Annual Energy Use Fee Exempt Fee per SF 150 lype BTU /Sq. Ft. Area Above Exempt Area 151 152 Snowmelt System 81,800 50 sq. ft. 14 153 (See Note 1) 154 Spa 430,000 64 sq. ft. 176 155 (See Note 2) 156 Pool 332,000 N/A 136 157 Heated Garage 19,500 N/A 8 158. 159 NO{ TE 1: The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelt systems shall apply to driveways and 160 driveway aprons only, and shall be equal to the greater of 50 square feet per unit, or that 161 portion of the on -site driveway that exceeds 8% slope plus 200 square feet. The Fee 162 Exempt Area for snowmelting shall not apply to decks, patios, or walkways unless the 163 Chief Building Official determines that snowmelting of these areas represents a life 164 safety issue and is essential to building ingress or egress. Applicants may appeal 165 decisions regarding the necessity of providing snowmelted decks, patios, or walkways to 166 the Town's Building Board of Appeals. 167 NOTE 2 The Fee Exempt Area for Spas shall be equal to the greater of 64 square feet, 168 or 3 square feet per unit.) 169 170 171 ill. Non Residential and Mixed Use 172 173 Energy Use Annual Energy Use Fee Exempt Fee per SF 174 Type BTUISQ. Ft. Area Above Exempt Area 175 176 Snowmelt System 81,800 (See Note 1) 14 177 Spa 430,000 64 sq. ft. 176 178 (See Note 2) 179 Pool 332,000 N/A 136 180 Heated Garage 19,500 N/A 8 181 182 (NOTE 1: The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelt systems shall apply to driveways and 183 driveway aprons only, and shall be equal to the greater of 200 square feet, 50 square 184 feet per unit, or that portion of the on -site driveway that exceeds 8% slope plus 200 185 square feet. The Fee Exempt Area for snowmelting shall not apply to decks, patios, or 186 walkways unless the Chief Building Official determines that snowmelting of these areas 187 represents a life- safety issue and is essential to building ingress or egress. Applicants 188 may appeal decisions regarding the necessity of providing snowmelted decks, patios, or 189 walkways to the Town's Building Board of Appeals.) 190 191 (NOTE 2: The Fee Exempt Area for Spas shall be equal to the greater of 64 square feet, 192 or 3 square feet per unit.) 193 194 d. The fees described in the schedule above shall be applied on a per square 195 foot basis for exterior energy uses exceeding the "Fee Exempt Area," if 50% 196 of such energy use is not offset with on -site renewables. Fees shall be 197 calculated and adjusted to account for mechanical equipment efficiency as 198 illustrated by the following calculation EXAMPLE 199 200 A driveway snowmelt system of 700 square feet is proposed for a relatively 201 flat single- family home site with a boiler efficiency of 85 The 200 square 202 foot "Fee Exempt Area" is excluded from the fee calculation. A fee of $14 per 203 sq. ft. applies to the remaining 500 sq. ft. ($14 x 500 $7,000). That amount 204 is adjusted by an efficiency rating of 0.85 ($7,000 0.85 $8,235), resulting 205 in a total in -lieu fee of $8,235. 206 207 4. Energy Code Review Fee. 208 209 An Energy Code Review fee equal to the lesser of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) or 210 Ten Percent (10 of the project's Building Permit Fee shall be paid prior to Building 211 Permit issuance in order to cover the Town's administrative costs associated with 212 verifying compliance with this Section 18 -224 and calculating the required REOP Fees, if 213 any. Energy Code Review Fees shall be required regardless of whether an owner elects 214 to meet the applicable building efficiency standards, or pays a fee in -lieu. 215 216 5. Fee Collection 217 Fees will be collected by the Town of Snowmass Village Building Department prior to 218 Building Permit issuance. Collected fees shall be deposited to the Town's General 219 Fund, and shall be accounted for in a Renewable Energy Offset Program account. 220 221 A building project will not be eligible to receive a Building Permit until the project owner 222 has demonstrated that the required energy performance standards and /or on -site 223 renewable energy generation requirements have been achieved, or that the Town has 224 received payment of the in -lieu fee, 225 226 6. Management and Appropriation of REOP Funds. 227 228 Fees collected and deposited into the REOP account are to be managed by the Town 229 Manager, or their designee, as such designee may be determined by Resolution of the 230 Town Council of the Town of Snowmass Village. 231 232 Expenditures of REOP funds shall be used for the following purposes: 233 a. planning, design, and implementation of renewable energy generation 234 projects, 235 b. purchase of renewable energy offsets (credits), 236 c, providing a community grant and /or rebate program for energy efficiency 237 enhancements or renewable energy generation projects, and 238 d. funding other resources and administrative costs associated with green 239 building and environmental sustainability- oriented efforts. 240 241 Expenditures shall be consistent with the Renewable Energy Offset Program Protocols, 242 as such Protocols shall be described and approved by Resolution of the Town Council of 243 the Town of Snowmass Village prior to the effective date of this Ordinance. 244 245 7. Effective Date and Applicability. This Ordinance shall become effective on 246 November 1, 2008, and shall apply to all Building Permit applications received after that 247 date. 248 a. Planned Unit Developments that have received Final Approval prior to the 249 effective date shall not be subject to the provisions of this Ordinance. 250 251 8. Waivers. Upon receipt of a written waiver request from a project applicant, the Town 252 Council may elect to waive any or all of the provisions of this ordinance based upon a 253 finding of excessive hardship, community benefit, or public safety need. 254 255 9. Severability. If any provision of this Ordinance or application hereof to any person or 256 circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect any other provision or 257 application of this Ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provision or 258 application, and, to this end, the provisions of this Ordinance are severable. 259 260 READ, APPROVED AND ADOPTED, by the Town Council of the Town of 261 Snowmass Village on the First Reading on August 4, 2008 upon a motion by Council 262 Member the second of Council Member 263 and upon a vote of in favor and opposed. 264 265 READ, APPROVED AND ADOPTED, by the Town Council of the town of 266 Snowmass Village on Second Reading onSeptember 8, 2008 upon a motion by Council 267 Member the second of Council 268 Member and upon a vote of in favor 269 and opposed. 270 271 TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE 272 273 274 Douglas Mercatoris, Mayor 275 ATTEST: 276 277 278 Rhonda Coxon, Town Clerk 279 280 APPROVED AS TO FORM: 281 282 283 John Dresser, Town Attorney o!g5 Attachment E 4 �m �W, 4 6, v The Top Of the Village Association February 14, 2011 Town Council Town of Snowmass Village Snowmass Village, CO 81615 RE: REOP Dear Council: I understand that you are going to take up a review of the Renewable Energy Offset Program at that the upcoming Council Meeting. The REOP as it stands presents serious problems for the existing lodging community, and as you may recall 1 have attended two EAC meetings and I think three Council Meetings, beginning early last August, to work on changes to make the REOP more workable for the existing properties that are in need of installing snowmelt areas for the safety of their guests. I think we are all in favor of limiting or penalizing the excessive heating of driveways, walkways and decks, and I think the REOP as originally written does a good job in addressing that issue for private homes, However, one shoe does not fit all, and it has become very apparent that there are areas that should be snowmelted for the good of the guests, for the good of the properties, and for the good of Snowmass. Unfortunately the current REOP levies exorbitant fees upon a property like TOV which should consider snowmelting the carport lanes for safety reasons but would be subject to a $250,000 REOP fee for doing so. At the request of the Town Council and through the hard work of Mark Kittle and the Town Staff, plus several of us from the lodging community, some suggested changes had been developed that would make the Ordinance more rational and applicable to the situation with the lodging. The last version to go before Council reflected very good progress and I had thought that the all the work was not in vain. It included the concept of an exemption for an "accessible route" from the public transportation drop off areas and parking areas to the buildings, plus a 3 or 4 foot wide sidewalk to the condo entrances. There were also discussions of what a reasonable exempt area should be around swimming pools and hot tubs, where black ice invariably forms on cold nights. I did not feel that all situations were covered, and that an appeal process needed to still exist in the event of an unforeseen circumstance, but after all the hard work I thought that the Council, staff and lodging community were very close to having a good resolution to the deficiencies of the original REOP. I sincerely hope that all this work not only by myself but by managers at Interlude, Timberline, Stonebridge Condos and Tamaracks, as well as Town Staff will not be overlooked and that our time and effort will not be wasted. Thank you for your consideration, VA44f4Z� David F Spence, GM f Top of the Village Condominiums I P.O. Box 5442 Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615 (970) 923 -3673 Attachment F r (D oom I'D v ON r, N M II II II II M M M n o 0 o k oo M o a LL f x a 1 o ,r► vi go 1 nn x t a IF I MEMORANDUM TO: Snowmass Village Town Council FROM: Planning Department DATE: April 4, 2011 SUBJECT: DISCUSSION OF PROPOSED HOUSING MITIGATION AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 16A, MUNICIPAL CODE. Planner: Chris Conrad, Planning Director I. PURPOSE AND ACTIONS REQUESTED OF COUNCIL: Staff would like to initiate a discussion with the Town Council regarding potential amendments to the Chapter 16A, Article IV, Division 4, Standards for Restricted Housing, of the Snowmass Village Municipal Code "Municipal Code Three (3) new definitions are also proposed to be added to Section 16A -2 -20, Definitions. Action Requested: Review and discuss the proposed amendments and provide direction to staff. The Public Hearing and first reading of Ordinance No. 03, Series of 2011, is scheduled for April 18. II. SUMMARY OF DESCRIPTION PROJECT: Attachment 1 is a "Redline" version of the proposed amendments. Changes are identified in red with stricken text being current language to be deleted and underlined text identifying new language to be added. Attachment 2 removes the redline additions and deletions to show the code language as amended. III. BACKGROUND: The Town Council approved Ordinance No. 1, Series of 2010 on February 22, 2010, thereby adopting the 2010 Town of Snowmass Village Comprehensive Plan (the "Comprehensive Plan Section 9.3, Policies, of the Workforce Housing chapter of the Comprehensive Plan stated that the Town should require private developers to provide housing for seventy percent (70 of total employees generated by a development. Specifically, it states that the Town of Snowmass Village shall: As its primary housing goal, provide housing for 70 percent of full -time, year round employees (60 percent of total employees). Recent studies of historical patterns (RRC Associates, 2008; Pathways, 2003) indicate that 50 percent of our current full -time employees live in the Village and an additional 10 percent wish to do so under reasonable requirements. This suggests a total apparent demand of 60 percent. Full -time employees represent 60 percent of total employees. An additional 10 percent is included in the mitigation ratio in response to forecasted changes in the future environment. These changes foresee reduced affordability of down valley alternatives, increased cost and inconvenience of commuting, retired 1 -99.0 employee residency, and a reduced contribution of Town free market employee housing. The above referenced "RRC Associates, 2008" study was titled "Employee Housing Mitigation Support Study" and a copy has been included within the packet as Attachment 3. On October 6, 2008, RRC Associates, Inc. provided a PowerPoint presentation to the Town Council titled: "Snowmass Nexus Overview and Housing Policy Discussion" "Nexus PPT This has been included within your council boxes and copies are available for review at the Planning Department. The RRC Report and Nexus PPT provide the necessary survey data and analysis to support the development of mitigation housing policy and to implement code changes. The two (2) most significant policy issues for council consideration involve: 1. Determining what percentage of the housing needs for new employees generated as a result of new residential and /or commercial development should be mitigated by the developer; and 2. Whether the employee generation rates for the various types of commercial uses outlined in Table 4 -5 of the Land Use Code should be amended based upon the survey data and recommended job generation rates provided by RRC' Staff has proposed additional amendments to the Restricted Housing provisions as shown in Attachment 1 and discussed below. IV. APPLICABLE REGULATIONS: The application is being reviewed as amendments to text of Land Use and Development Code pursuant to Section 16A -5 -210 of the Snowmass Village Municipal Code "Municipal Code V. DISCUSSION ITEMS: ALTERNATIVES AND IMPLICATIONS: 1. Definitions. [See Lines 183 -195 of Attachment 1] Three (3) new terms are proposed to be added to the definitions section. The term "Health Club" is being broken into two different employee generation rate categories within Table 4 -5 to establish a higher generation rate for spas vs. traditional health clubs. Also, the term "Full Time Equivalent" is defined for reference in Lines 53 -67 in Attachment 1. Planning Commission Staff Recommendation: Approval as written. 2. Purpose (70% Mitigation Rate). [See Lines 6 and 64 -67 of Attachment 1] Section III, Discussion, above establishes that the Comprehensive Plan Policy 9.3 specifies that as a primary housing goal, the Town should provide housing for 70 percent of full -time, year -round employees (60 percent of total employees). Planning Commission Recommendation: The Planning Commission recommends amending the mitigation rate from 45% to 60 They have no .0- T1 op objection to an additional 5% could be added to the mitigation ratio (increasing the rate to 65 if the Town Council determines that the additional 5% is supported in response to potential future circumstances forecasting changes in the future economic, labor pool and community diversity environments. These changes could include affordability of "down valley" alternatives, increased cost and inconvenience of commuting, retired employee residency and a reduced contribution of Snowmass Village free market employee housing. Staff Recommendation: Staff concurs with the Planning Commission recommendation that the mitigation rate should not be increased above 65% at this time. 3. Table 4 -5, Employee Generation Rates. [See Page 1 of Attachment 1] Attachment 4 shows that the majority of proposed generation rate amendments (highlighted in yellow) are based upon 1999/2008 Merged Snowmass Village Data from the RRC Report. In reviewing the RRC data, it is important to distinquish between "job" generation rates and "employee" generation rates. Jobs convert to employees by dividing job rates by 1.35 to reflect the report finding that the average Snowmass Village employee works the equivalent of 1.35 jobs. Attachment 4 also includes a matrix of Town employee housing job /employee mitigation rates and formulas for historical comparison. Planning Commission Recommendation: The Planning Commission recommended approval of the generation rates as amended since the basis for the amended rates was the RRC Associates, Inc. Employee Housing Mitigation Support Study. Staff Recommendation: Staff essentially accepted the RRC recommendations with the exception of a minor adjustment within the Multi- family categories and creating two categories for Health Clubs. 4. Section 16A -4 -410 (e), Redevelopment. [See Lines 44 -67 of Attachment 1] The amendment to Paragraph 2 and new Paragraph 3 acknowledge that many redevelopment proposals involve projects that currently house employees in existing units within the project. The amendments are intended to require that square footage currently used to house employees must be replaced on -site if removed and not allow the 115% mitigation credit to be applied in full if some existing units are currently being used for employee housing. The calculated full time equivalent (FTE) amount for employees residing within the project at the time of redevelopment "existing FTE employees housed" will be deducted from the redevelopment credit. Planning Commission Recommendation: The Planning Commission finds it appropriate to deduct "existing FTE employees housed" unless the redevelopment proposal provides the same units occupied by existing employees, or comparable units, as restricted housing within the development. OV Staff Recommendation: There are a number of existing condominium projects that currently house employees within free market units owned by the Homeowner's Association. No mitigation housing was required at the time of the project's initial development and the need to house their employees is real. Amending the redevelopment credit in the manner proposed may help to keep units currently providing real housing for employees from disappearing when the property considers redevelopment. 5. Section 16A- 4- 410(8), Independent Calculation. [See Lines 68 -80 of Attachment 1] This paragraph was amended pursuant to the Planning Commission recommendation below. Planning Commission Recommendation: The Planning Commission recommended renaming this paragraph "Alternative Independent Calculation" and amending it to permit employee generation rates submitted by the developer to be received for consideration by the Town as an equally acceptable methodology in determining appropriate generation rates applicable to the development proposal. This recognizes that the generation rates contained within Table 4 -5 may not be appropriate for all types of development scenarios Staff Recommendation: Independent calculations were very important during review of the Base Village application. There are legitimate situations where the strict application of the generation rate specified within Table 4 -5 may not be entirely appropriate due to the unique nature of the uses within the development and the number of employees that will be generated. 6. Section 16A- 4- 410(h), Independent Payroll Audit. [See Lines 82 -88 of Attachment 1] This amendment enables the Town to verify whether "independent calculation" employee generation rates provided by the developer and accepted by the Town at the time of development approval prove to be accurate or whether the employee housing requirement should be adjusted. Planning Commission Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission recommended and staff incorporated a provision for mitigating any additional restricted housing that may be required as a result of the audit and requiring that the methodology be specified within the initial Restricted Housing Agreement. 7. Section 16A- 4- 420(2)(c)(1), Restricted rates and use. [See Lines 125 -127 of Attachment 1] The proposed added paragraph simply requires that the occupancy, maintenance and rental guidelines for the restricted units owned and managed by the developer be formalized within the Restricted Housing Agreement. Planning Commission Staff Recommendation: Approval as written. 8. Section 16A -4- 420(3), Cash -in -lieu for minor developments. [See Lines 136- A( GOP 137 of Attachment 1] Planning Commission Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission and staff support this amendment as it provides flexibility in establishing the cash -in -lieu amount or formula as may be agreed upon between developer and Town. 9. Section 16A -4- 420(6), Homeowner's Association. [See Lines 160 -180 of Attachment 1] Planning Commission Staff Recommendation: The Planning Commission and staff recognize that the viability of providing restricted housing units for sales purposes as part of a mixed free market/restricted housing development project can be seriously affected by exorbitant Homeowner's Association fees and recommends favorable consideration of the proposed amendment. VI. STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS AND FINDINGS: Review and discuss the proposed amendments and provide direction to staff. VII. NEXT STEPS: The Public Hearing and first reading of Ordinance No. 03, Series of 2011, is scheduled for April 18. Attachments: 1) Redline of proposed amendments. 2) Code language as amended 3) RRC Associates "Employee Housing Mitigation Support Study" 4) Employee housing generation rate recommendations matrix. 5) Planning Commission Resolution No. 3, Series of 2011 6): RRC Associates, Inc. PowerPoint presentation titled: "Snowmass Nexus Overview and Housing Policy Discussion" UI-Q do ATTACHMENT 1 2 Division 4. Standards for Restricted Housing 3 Sec. 16A -4 -400. Purpose. 4 To provide adequate housing for persons of low, moderate or middle income, provisions for 5 comfortable and affordable housing in locations approved by the Town Council shall be made to 6 accommodate ferty five peineeRt (459 seventy percent (70 of new employees generated by 7 development and redevelopment within the Town. (Ord. 4 -1998 §1; Ord. 7 -2000 §1; Ord 1 -2002 8 §1; Ord. 09 -2004 §4) 9 Sec. 16A -4 -410. Restricted housing requirements. 10 (a) Employee Generation Rates. Employee generation rates vary by the type of employment. 11 The employee generation rates found in Table 4 -5, Employee Generation Rates Per Type of Use, 12 shall be applied to each type of use in the development at its maximum annual (peak) employment 13 impact on the community. For any use not listed, or special circumstances as determined by the 14 Town Council, the Planning Director shall determine the applicable employee generation rate by 15 consulting recognized professional publications or studies completed for resort communities similar 16 to the Town. At the Town Council's discretion, the developer may be required to prepare, or the 17 developer may provide, a peak season (maximum annual) employee staffing plan to determine 18 whether certain multi family or other short -term occupancy dwellings should be considered as 19 Multi Family -1 or Hotel /Lodge for purposes of applying the appropriate employee generation rates. 20 TABLE 4 -5 EMPLOYEE GENERATION RATES PER TYPE OF USE Type of Use Number of Employees Generated Commercial, including general 4.93 4-.83- employees per 1,000 retail, grocery, liquor, interior square feet convenience Office Finance, Legal, Medical 1.97 3-.68-employees per 1,000 Professional Services interior square feet Office: Real Estate Property 4.93 employees per 1,000 interior Management square feet Construction 5.16 employees per 1,000 interior square feet Multi- family -1 0.32 employees per first FSA* within the unit 0.10 employees per each additional FSA* within the unit Multi- family -2 0.50 0-.64-employees per unit or 0.60 employees per unit if in -house properly management or rental management Aa) 00 Single family/duplex up to 3,500 0 employee per l ot Single family�duplex 3,500 sq. ft. 1.58 empleyees peir !at and ove Sin leq family /duplex 0.331 X e(. 0005)X (Residence or duplex unit sq. ft.) where e 2.71828 Hotel /lodge 0.38 employees per FSA* Ski area restaurants cafeteria 3.59 employees per 1,000 interior style square feet Restaurants /Bars 5_9-546-employees per 1,000 interior square feet Ski areas 61.95 employees per 1,000 skiers at one time Conference center 0.97 employees per 1,000 interior square feet Health club 0.96 employees per 1,000 interior square feet Health club (Spa) 1.97 employees per 1,000 interior square feet 21 22 FSA: Furnished Sleeping Area 23 24 (b) Square Footage Per Employee. For that number of employees required to be housed in 25 restricted housing, as determined in Subsection (a) above, the developer shall be responsible for 26 the creation of a total square footage equal to four hundred forty -eight (448) square feet (as 27 measured in Section 16A- 3- 210(b), Measuring Floor Area) for each employee to be housed. The 28 total square footage for which the developer shall be responsible shall be provided in dwelling units 29 whose size shall be within the range of sizes described in Subsection (c), Size Ranges of 30 Restricted Dwelling Units. The unit mix and methods of providing housing shall be determined as 31 described in Section 16A -4 -420, Methods of Complying With Requirements. 32 (c) Size Ranges of Restricted Dwelling Units for Full -time Employees. Table 4 -6, Size 33 Ranges of Restricted Dwelling Units, establishes the minimum and maximum size range of 34 restricted dwelling units, to ensure that the size of dwelling units contributed by a developer is 35 appropriate. All units contributed by a developer shall meet these size limits. TABLE 4 -6 SIZE RANGES OF RESTRICTED DWELLING UNITS Type of Unit Minimum Size (sq. Maximum Size (sq. ft.) ft.) Studio 448 550 One bedroom 550 750 A sop Two bedroom 750 1,080 Three bedroom 1,150 1,350 36 37 (d) Size Ranges of Restricted Housing Units for Seasonal Employees. Seasonal employee 38 housing shall be designed to provide efficient, comfortable and affordable accommodations for 39 seasonal employees and may include dormitory style or shared living accommodations 40 configured to provide single -room occupancy for each employee with shared living, restroom 41 and kitchen facilities. To ensure that the size of the housing contributed by a developer for 42 shared living accommodations is appropriate, each building shall provide two hundred twenty 43 four (224) square feet of private or jointly shared living area for each employee being housed. 44 (e) Redevelopment. 45 (1) Redeveloped properties. Except as provided in Subparagraph (3) below, t The 46 developer shall receive a credit toward restricted housing requirements of up to one hundred 47 fifteen percent (115 of the housing mitigation that would be required on the existing square 48 footage and use of the building to be redeveloped as computed in accordance with the 49 provisions of Subsections (a) and (b) above. 50 (2) Existing employee housing replacement. If any existing free market square footage of 51 exiS tffiRg currently utilized as employee housing is to be removed, an equal square footage of 52 restricted housing shall be replaced within the development 53 (3) Existing FTE employees housed. The developer shall provide verifiable information 54 specifying the maximum number of full time equivalent (FTE) employees including seasonal 55 employees, housed within non restricted units at any one time within the development during 56 the year prior to submitting the redevelopment application. This number shall be deducted 57 from the "pre- development employees generated" amount in the redevelopment formula in 58 Subparagraph (f)(2) below unless the redevelopment proposal provides the same units 59 occupied by existing employees or comparable units as restricted housing within the 60 development. 61 (f) Formula. To calculate the amount of square footage of restricted housing to be provided 62 in accordance with the provisions of this Section, the developer shall utilize the appropriate formula 63 as follows: 64 (1) New development. (Number of employees generated x 70 45- 0 /c, x 448 square feet). 65 (2) Redevelopment. (Number of post redevelopment emp loyggqjobs generated x 448 66 square feet x 70 45 1 minus (Number of existing pre redevelopment employee� 67 generated minus existing FTE employees housed x 448 square feet x 70 454% x 115°/x). 68 (g) Alternative Independent Calculation. An applicant may submit an alternative 69 independent calculation requesting modification to any of the employee generation rates within 70 Table 4 -5 above. The alternative independent calculation shall be supported by comparable 71 resort and local data with analysis, surveys, and /or other supporting materials that provide 72 competent substantial evidence supporting the proposed modifications. Such an alternative 73 independent calculation shall be received by the Town as an equally acceptable methodology 74 determining employee generation rates as the rates contained in Table 4 -5. The alternative 75 independent calculation shall then be reviewed by the Town Council. If the materials and Goo 76 information supporting the calculation demonstrate by substantial competent substantial 77 evidence that there is a reasonable basis to modify the employee generation rates because of 78 unique circumstances related to the proposed development, the Town Council may, at its sole 79 discretion, make the appropriate modifications. (Ord. 4 -1998 §1; Ord. 11 -1998 §1; Ord. 7 -2000 80 §1; Ord. 1 -2002 §1; Ord. 09 -2004 §4) 81 82 (h) Independent Payroll Audit. In the event of an independent calculation the Town Council 83 may require the applicant to have an independent payroll audit performed two (2) years 84 following the subiect building's occupancy to determine if the number of employees in the 85 project corresponds with the applicant's calculation. The Town Council may waive or extend the 86 date of the Independent Payroll Audit. The applicant and the Town shall agree upon a method 87 for mitigating any additional restricted housing that may be required as a result of the audit and 88 said methodology shall be specified within the Restricted Housing Agreement 89 90 Sec. 16A-4-420. Methods of complying with requirements. 91 Restricted housing shall be provided as follows: 92 (1) Preliminary review. During preliminary review of the project, and based upon the 93 information provided by the developer and Town staff, the Town Council shall determine: 94 a. Whether the project is an appropriate project to be financed, constructed, owned 95 and operated by the Town. 96 b. Whether the project is an appropriate project to be financed, constructed, owned 97 and operated by the developer. 98 c. Any combination of the above that the Town Council determines to be in the best 99 interest of the Town. 100 d. The total anticipated construction cost of the project, including all site development 101 costs, including soft costs. 102 (2) Methods of providing housing. Housing shall be provided using one (1) or more of the 103 following methods with preferences given to Subparagraph a or b below: 104 a. Developer buy -down. Developer builds rental units, transfers title of the project, 105 including land, to the Town and the Town pays to the developer the bondable amount 106 derived from the net operating income (amortized for a twenty -year period). The net 107 operating income means the amount of revenue generated from the rents of a project, 108 less capital replacement reserve and operating expense other than debt service. When 109 the estimated net operating income of a project is insufficient to meet the debt service 110 requirements of the restricted units, the developer shall pay the difference between the 111 bondable amount derived from the net operating income (amortized for a twenty -year 112 period) and total construction costs. 113 b. Restricted sale. Developer builds the restricted units and sells the units to qualified 114 employees, at prices established by the Town Council, as determined by current sale 115 prices of comparable restricted units within the Town. 116 c. Other means. Such other means as may be agreed upon by the Town Council at its 0*00 117 sole discretion and the developer of a project requiring restricted housing, as required by 118 Article IV of this Chapter, which may include: 119 1. Restricted rates and use. The developer builds, owns and manages restricted 120 rental units in accordance with current Town of Snowmass Village Restricted Housing 121 Guidelines. When permitted by all applicable state and local laws, or when agreed to 122 by the developer, the units shall be restricted at the same rental rates charged by the 123 Town for similar size units with similar amenities, as determined by the Town Council. 124 Rental rates may be adjusted annually based on the inflation index used by the Town. 125 A Restricted Housing Agreement shall be entered into between the Town and the 126 developer identifying the conditions of occupancy, maintenance and rental guidelines 127 for the restricted units. 128 129 2. Land for credits. The Town Council, at its sole discretion, may grant to the 130 developer employee housing credits in exchange for developable land. 131 (3) Cash -in -lieu for minor developments. The Town Council may, at its sole discretion, 132 accept cash in lieu of restricted employee housing as defined in this Chapter. Cash in lieu of 133 employee housing shall include the net cost (total cost less the amount covered by rental or 134 sale income) of land and all related planning, design, site development, construction and 135 construction management costs of the project, in current dollars, which would be incurred by 136 the Town in order to provide the required amount of restricted housing or as agreed to by 137 the Town and developer 138 (4) Developer responsibilities. The developer shall be responsible for planning, design 139 and development approvals for any housing proposed to mitigate employee impact. The 140 developer shall provide adequate land for the project and shall be responsible for the full 141 costs of constructing the project. If the Town Council has determined that the restricted 142 housing will be owned by the Town, upon issuance of a certificate of occupancy, the 143 developer shall convey the project free and clear of any monetary liens or restraints on 144 alienation to the Town and the Town shall thereafter own and manage the restricted units. 145 The developer shall warrant that the project is free of any construction defects for a period of 146 one (1) year from the transfer of title to the Town. 147 (5) Town Council responsibilities. The Town Council shall determine, at the time of 148 Preliminary PUD review of the specific restricted housing projects, the unit mix and 149 configuration of restricted units to be provided, fair and reasonable rental rates and /or sale 150 prices for each type of restricted unit, estimates of occupancy rates, estimates of operating 151 budgets (including maintenance and capital reserve), and the effect of the proposed 152 restricted units on the overall restricted housing inventory in the Town. The criteria shall be 153 the Comprehensive Plan, the most recent housing surveys, comparable restricted rental 154 rates, information provided by the developer and recommendations from Town staff. At the 155 Town Council's discretion, the developer may be required to prepare, or the developer may 156 provide, a peak season (maximum annual) employee staffing plan for all or portions of the 157 development being mitigated to determine the appropriate full- time /seasonal restricted housing 158 mix to be provided by the developer. (Ord. 4 -1998 §1; Ord. 11 -1998 §3; Ord. 7 -2000 §1; Ord. 159 09 -2004 §4) 160 (6) Homeowner's Association. If a restricted housing unit is developed as part of a mixed 161 free market/ restricted housing development project in which both free market and restricted 0M 0 162 units will be included in the same association, then the documents creating the condominium 163 regime, homeowner's association (HOA) and any covenants, conditions and restrictions 164 (CC &R) shall state that the restricted housing unit shall only be assessed monthly dues and 165 other shared assessments based on whichever of the following two (2) formulas applies: 166 167 a. The size of restricted housinq unit in square feet as compared to the total size 168 of the other units in the development; or 169 170 b. The size of the lot on which the restricted housing unit is located as compared 171 to the total size of the other lots in the development. 172 173 The Town shall consider the economic effect all assessments may have upon the Town's 174 goal of successfully maintaining reasonable long term affordability of the restricted housing 175 units or lots. The Town Council will evaluate the proposed assessment rates considering the 176 nature of the project, the level of maintenance, types of utilities services and amenities being 177 provided relative to those of comparable wholly restricted projects. The condominium regime 178 HOA and any CC &R documents shall state the maximum share of General Common 179 Limited, Special or other Assessments allocated to each restricted housing unit or lot and 180 how such documents may be amended in the future within a Restricted Housing Agreement. 181 182 183 Section 16A -2 -20, Definitions, is also proposed to be amended to add the following 184 definitions: 185 186 Health Club (General) means an area offering cardiovascular and strength training 187 equipment including electronic cardio machines, free machine weights and may 188 include aerobic or other physical activity facilities. 189 190 Health Club (Spa) means an area in a hotel or resort property offering such amenities 191 as steam baths, saunas, massage, hydrotherapy, face and other body treatments. 192 193 Full time equivalent (FTE) shall mean the conversion of part -time work hours to the 194 equivalent number of full -time work hours based on a forty -hour work week. 195 ,qeg 1 ATTACHMENT 2 2 Division 4. Standards for Restricted Housing 3 Sec. 16A -4 -400. Purpose. 4 To provide adequate housing for persons of low, moderate or middle income, provisions for 5 comfortable and affordable housing in locations approved by the Town Council shall be made to 6 accommodate seventy percent (70 of new employees generated by development and 7 redevelopment within the Town. (Ord. 4 -1998 §1; Ord. 7 -2000 §1; Ord 1 -2002 §1; Ord. 09 -2004 8 §4) 9 Sec. 16A- 4-410. Restricted housing requirements. 10 (a) Employee Generation Rates. Employee generation rates vary by the type of employment. 11 The employee generation rates found in Table 4 -5, Employee Generation Rates Per Type of Use, 12 shall be applied to each type of use in the development at its maximum annual (peak) employment 13 impact on the community. For any use not listed, or special circumstances as determined by the 14 Town Council, the Planning Director shall determine the applicable employee generation rate by 15 consulting recognized professional publications or studies completed for resort communities similar 16 to the Town. At the Town Council's discretion, the developer may be required to prepare, or the 17 developer may provide, a peak season (maximum annual) employee staffing plan to determine 18 whether certain multi family or other short -term occupancy dwellings should be considered as 19 Multi Family -1 or Hotel /Lodge for purposes of applying the appropriate employee generation rates. 20 TABLE 4 -5 EMPLOYEE GENERATION RATES PER TYPE OF USE Type of Use Number of Employees Generated Commercial, including general 4.93employees per 1,000 interior retail, grocery, liquor, square feet convenience Office: Finance, Legal, Medical 1.97employees per 1,000 interior Professional Services square feet Office: Real Estate Property 4.93 employees per 1,000 interior Management square feet Construction 5.16 employees per 1,000 interior square feet Multi- family -1 0.32 employees per first FSA* within the unit 0.10 employees per each additional FSA* within the unit Multi- family -2 0.50employees per unit or 0.60 employees per unit if in -house property management or rental management Single- family /duplex 0.331 X e(.0005)X (Residence or duplex unit sq. ft.) where e 2.71828 Hotel /lodge 0.38 employees per FSA* Ski area restaurants cafeteria 3.59 employees per 1,000 interior style square feet Restaurants /Bars 5.9employees per 1,000 interior square feet Ski areas 61.95 employees per 1,000 skiers at one time Conference center 0.97 employees per 1,000 interior square feet Health club (General) 0.96 employees per 1,000 interior square feet Health club (Spa) 1.97 employees per 1,000 interior square feet 21 22 FSA: Furnished Sleeping Area 23 24 (b) Square Footage Per Employee. For that number of employees required to be housed in 25 restricted housing, as determined in Subsection (a) above, the developer shall be responsible for 26 the creation of a total square footage equal to four hundred forty -eight (448) square feet (as 27 measured in Section 16A- 3- 210(b), Measuring Floor Area) for each employee to be housed. The 28 total square footage for which the developer shall be responsible shall be provided in dwelling units 29 whose size shall be within the range of sizes described in Subsection (c), Size Ranges of 30 Restricted Dwelling Units. The unit mix and methods of providing housing shall be determined as 31 described in Section 16A -4 -420, Methods of Complying With Requirements. 32 (c) Size Ranges of Restricted Dwelling Units for Full -time Employees. Table 4 -6, Size 33 Ranges of Restricted Dwelling Units, establishes the minimum and maximum size range of 34 restricted dwelling units, to ensure that the size of dwelling units contributed by a developer is 35 appropriate. All units contributed by a developer shall meet these size limits. TABLE 4-6 SIZE RANGES OF RESTRICTED DWELLING UNITS Type of Unit Minimum Size (sq. Maximum Size (sq. ft.) ft.) Stud io 448 550 One bedroom 550 750 Two bedroom 750 1,080 Three bedroom 1,150 1,350 36 GOP) M 90 37 (d) Size Ranges of Restricted Housing Units for Seasonal Employees. Seasonal employee 38 housing shall be designed to provide efficient, comfortable and affordable accommodations for 39 seasonal employees and may include dormitory style or shared living accommodations 40 configured to provide single -room occupancy for each employee with shared living, restroom 41 and kitchen facilities. To ensure that the size of the housing contributed by a developer for 42 shared living accommodations is appropriate, each building shall provide two hundred twenty 43 four (224) square feet of private or jointly shared living area for each employee being housed. 44 (e) Redevelopment. 45 (1) Redeveloped properties. Except as provided in Subparagraph (3) below, the 46 developer shall receive a credit toward restricted housing requirements of up to one hundred 47 fifteen percent (115 of the housing mitigation that would be required on the existing square 48 footage and use of the building to be redeveloped as computed in accordance with the 49 provisions of Subsections (a) and (b) above. 50 (2) Existing employee housing replacement. If any existing square footage currently 51 utilized as employee housing is to be removed, an equal square footage of restricted housing 52 shall be replaced within the development. 53 (3) Existing FTE employees housed. The developer shall provide verifiable information 54 specifying the maximum number of full time equivalent (FTE) employees, including seasonal 55 employees, housed within non restricted units at any one time within the development during 56 the year prior to submitting the redevelopment application. This number shall be deducted 57 from the "pre- development employees generated" amount in the redevelopment formula in 58 Subparagraph (f)(2) below unless the redevelopment proposal provides the same units 59 occupied by existing employees, or comparable units, as restricted housing within the 60 development. 61 (f) Formula. To calculate the amount of square footage of restricted housing to be provided 62 in accordance with the provisions of this Section, the developer shall utilize the appropriate formula 63 as follows: 64 (1) New development. (Number of employees generated x 70% x 448 square feet). 65 (2) Redevelopment. (Number of post redevelopment employees generated x 448 square 66 feet x 70 minus (Number of existing pre redevelopment employees generated minus 67 existing FTE employees housed x 448 square feet x 70% x 115°/x). 68 (g) Alternative Independent Calculation. An applicant may submit an alternative 69 independent calculation requesting modification to any of the employee generation rates within 70 Table 4 -5 above. The alternative independent calculation shall be supported by comparable 71 resort and local data with analysis, surveys, and /or other supporting materials that provide 72 competent substantial evidence supporting the proposed modifications. Such an alternative 73 independent calculation shall be received by the Town as an equally acceptable methodology of 74 determining employee generation rates as the rates contained in Table 4 -5. The alternative 75 independent calculation shall then be reviewed by the Town Council. If the materials and 76 information supporting the calculation demonstrate by substantial competent evidence that there 77 is a reasonable basis to modify the employee generation rates because of unique 78 circumstances related to the proposed development, the Town Council may, at its sole Aol %0 79 discretion, make the appropriate modifications. (Ord. 4- 1998 §1; Ord. 11 -1998 §1; Ord. 7 -2000 80 §1; Ord. 1 -2002 §1; Ord. 09 -2004 §4) 81 82 (h) Independent Payroll Audit. In the event of an independent calculation, the Town Council 83 may require the applicant to have an independent payroll audit performed two (2) years 84 following the subject building's occupancy to determine if the number of employees in the 85 project corresponds with the applicant's calculation. The Town Council may waive or extend the 86 date of the Independent Payroll Audit. The applicant and the Town shall agree upon a method 87 for mitigating any additional restricted housing that may be required as a result of the audit and 88 said methodology shall be specified within the Restricted Housing Agreement. 89 90 Sec. 16A -4 -420. Methods of complying with requirements. 91 Restricted housing shall be provided as follows: 92 (1) Preliminary review. During preliminary review of the project, and based upon the 93 information provided by the developer and Town staff, the Town Council shall determine: 94 a. Whether the project is an appropriate project to be financed, constructed, owned 95 and operated by the Town. 96 b. Whether the project is an appropriate project to be financed, constructed, owned 97 and operated by the developer. 98 c. Any combination of the above that the Town Council determines to be in the best 99 interest of the Town. 100 d. The total anticipated construction cost of the project, including all site development 101 costs, including soft costs. 102 (2) Methods of providing housing. Housing shall be provided using one (1) or more of the 103 following methods with preferences given to Subparagraph a or b below: 104 a. Developer buy -down. Developer builds rental units, transfers title of the project, 105 including land, to the Town and the Town pays to the developer the bondable amount 106 derived from the net operating income (amortized for a twenty -year period). The net 107 operating income means the amount of revenue generated from the rents of a project, 108 less capital replacement reserve and operating expense other than debt service. When 109 the estimated net operating income of a project is insufficient to meet the debt service 110 requirements of the restricted units, the developer shall pay the difference between the 111 bondable amount derived from the net operating income (amortized for a twenty -year 112 period) and total construction costs. 113 b. Restricted sale. Developer builds the restricted units and sells the units to qualified 114 employees, at prices established by the Town Council, as determined by current sale 115 prices of comparable restricted units within the Town. 116 c. Other means. Such other means as may be agreed upon by the Town Council at its 117 sole discretion and the developer of a project requiring restricted housing, as required by 118 Article IV of this Chapter, which may include: go 119 1. Restricted rates and use. The developer builds, owns and manages restricted 120 rental units in accordance with current Town of Snowmass Village Restricted Housing 121 Guidelines. When permitted by all applicable state and local laws, or when agreed to 122 by the developer, the units shall be restricted at the same rental rates charged by the 123 Town for similar size units with similar amenities, as determined by the Town Council. 124 Rental rates may be adjusted annually based on the inflation index used by the Town. 125 A Restricted Housing Agreement shall be entered into between the Town and the 126 developer identifying the conditions of occupancy, maintenance and rental guidelines 127 for the restricted units. 128 129 2. Land for credits. The Town Council, at its sole discretion, may grant to the 130 developer employee housing credits in exchange for developable land. 131 (3) Cash -in -lieu for minor developments. The Town Council may, at its sole discretion, 132 accept cash in lieu of restricted employee housing as defined in this Chapter. Cash in lieu of 133 employee housing shall include the net cost (total cost less the amount covered by rental or 134 sale income) of land and all related planning, design, site development, construction and 135 construction management costs of the project, in current dollars, which would be incurred by 136 the Town in order to provide the required amount of restricted housing, or as agreed to by 137 the Town and developer. 138 (4) Developer responsibilities. The developer shall be responsible for planning, design 139 and development approvals for any housing proposed to mitigate employee impact. The 140 developer shall provide adequate land for the project and shall be responsible for the full 141 costs of constructing the project. If the Town Council has determined that the restricted 142 housing will be owned by the Town, upon issuance of a certificate of occupancy, the 143 developer shall convey the project free and clear of any monetary liens or restraints on 144 alienation to the Town and the Town shall thereafter own and manage the restricted units. 145 The developer shall warrant that the project is free of any construction defects for a period of 146 one (1) year from the transfer of title to the Town. 147 (5) Town Council responsibilities. The Town Council shall determine, at the time of 148 Preliminary PUD review of the specific restricted housing projects, the unit mix and 149 configuration of restricted units to be provided, fair and reasonable rental rates and /or sale 150 prices for each type of restricted unit, estimates of occupancy rates, estimates of operating 151 budgets (including maintenance and capital reserve), and the effect of the proposed 152 restricted units on the overall restricted housing inventory in the Town. The criteria shall be 153 the Comprehensive Plan, the most recent housing surveys, comparable restricted rental 154 rates, information provided by the developer and recommendations from Town staff. At the 155 Town Council's discretion, the developer may be required to prepare, or the developer may 156 provide, a peak season (maximum annual) employee staffing plan for all or portions of the 157 development being mitigated to determine the appropriate full- time /seasonal restricted housing 158 mix to be provided by the developer. (Ord. 4 -1998 §1; Ord. 11 -1998 §3; Ord. 7 -2000 §1; Ord. 159 09 -2004 §4) 160 (6) Homeowner's Association. If a restricted housing unit is developed as part of a mixed 161 free market/ restricted housing development project in which both free market and restricted 162 units will be included in the same association, then the documents creating the condominium 163 regime, homeowner's association (HOA) and any covenants, conditions and restrictions 04GO00 164 (CC &R) shall state that the restricted housing unit shall only be assessed monthly dues and 165 other shared assessments based on whichever of the following two (2) formulas applies: 166 167 a. The size of restricted housing unit in square feet as compared to the total size 168 of the other units in the development; or 169 170 b. The size of the lot on which the restricted housing unit is located as compared 171 to the total size of the other lots in the development. 172 173 The Town shall consider the economic effect all assessments may have upon the Town's 174 goal of successfully maintaining reasonable long term affordability of the restricted housing 175 units or lots. The Town Council will evaluate the proposed assessment rates considering the 176 nature of the project, the level of maintenance, types of utilities, services and amenities being 177 provided relative to those of comparable wholly restricted projects. The condominium regime, 178 HOA and any CC &R documents shall state the maximum share of General, Common, 179 Limited, Special or other Assessments allocated to each restricted housing unit or lot and 180 how such documents may be amended in the future within a Restricted Housing Agreement. 181 182 183 184 Section 16A -2 -20, Definitions, is also proposed to be amended to add the following 185 definitions: 186 187 Health Club (General) means an area offering cardiovascular and strength training 188 equipment including electronic cardio machines, free machine weights and may 189 include aerobic or other physical activity facilities. 190 191 Health Club (Spa) means an area in a hotel or resort property offering such amenities 192 as steam baths, saunas, massage, hydrotherapy, face and other body treatments. 193 194 Full time equivalent (FTE) shall mean the conversion of part -time work hours to the 195 equivalent number of full -time work hours based on a forty -hour work week. 196 GOO ATTACHMENT SNOWMASS VILLAGE, COLORADO EMPLOYEE HOUSING MITIGATION SUPPORT STUDY FINAL NOVEMBER 200$ Prepared by: RRC Associates, Inc 4950 Pearl East Cir., 103 Boulder, CO 80301 (303) 449 -6558 RRC Associates, Inc November 2008 Table of Contents Introduction................................................................................................... 3 Methodology.................................................................................................. 3 1. Level of Service 4 2. Job Generation Rates 6 3. Accounting for Multiple Job Holding .............................11 4. Converting from Workers to Households .............................12 5. Identifying Program Methods and Household Targets .............................12 6. Payment in Lieu Calculation .............................12 7. Mitigation Formula .............................14 Oq do am RRC Associates, Inc. 2 November 2008 Introduction Linkage programs require that developers of commercial and residential space contribute to the provision of affordable housing in proportion to the affordable housing need that they generate by creating new employment. The basic premise of employee housing mitigation programs is that new commercial and residential development create demand for housing by generating new jobs. In Snowmass Village, and other areas where land is expensive and housing demand is fueled by wealth from outside the region, the private market tends to supply housing that is priced beyond the reach of most local employees. This results in an undersupply of adequate housing that is affordable for low- to middle income employees and, therefore, also results in housing prices that tend to escalate much faster than wages. This report establishes the relationship between new commercial and residential development and the demand for employees. It provides a rationale for determining the percentage of employees that should be mitigated by new development through linkage programs and presents a formula for determining the amount that could be paid in lieu of producing units. It must be demonstrated that new development creates the need for affordable housing and that the fee assessed will be no greater than the cost of providing housing for employees generated by the development. In summary, this report finds that housing linkage programs could require between 46% and 65% mitigation rate in Snowmass Village depending upon community needs, supplemental housing programs and development undertaken by the town, and desired outcomes from linkage housing programs. Methodology The following seven -step process is used to establish a formula for potential employee mitigation programs. The process uses well- documented statistics from primary research conducted in Snowmass Village and other mountain resort communities in Colorado and neighboring states to provide a method for quantifying the number of jobs and corresponding housing demand generated by development. The steps are: 1. Identifying the level of service that has been set for Snowmass Village in terms of the percentage of employees for which housing is to be ensured; 2. Determining the number of jobs generated by existing commercial and residential development to calculate the housing demand generated by new development; 3. Accounting for multiple job holding to avoid double counting employees; 4. Converting the number of employees to households by applying an employees per household ratio; RRC Associates, Inc. 3 November 2008 5. Identifying households to target in the employee housing mitigation programs by examining the income levels of Snowmass Village's residents; 6. Calculating the optional payment -in -lieu; and 7. Consolidating the information on job generation, job holding patterns, employees per household, and income levels into a formula that can be applied to commercial, residential, or mixed -use projects to calculate mitigation requirements. The above formula often results in a fraction of a dwelling unit being required. When this occurs, or in other circumstances as may be permitted by the Town's Housing Guidelines, optional payments can be made in lieu of producing units. The amount of the payment in lieu is based on the affordability gap, which is the difference between what targeted households can afford to pay and market prices for housing. This report concludes with an estimate of the gap between affordable and market costs and a calculation of the payment in lieu. 1. Level of Service Programs that require new development to produce affordable housing as mitigation for the housing demand generated by the development should conform to "level of service standards" applicable for both existing and future needs. The level of service indicates the current level of employed resident housing that exists in the community and, when considered in conjunction with Town commitments for providing housing, provides a guideline for workforce housing mitigation requirements. It should be noted, however, that new development requirements need not be limited by the current level of service in the community if the town has adopted higher goals and is actively implementing housing programs to increase the current level of service. The 2008 TOSV Comprehensive Plan Update sets a baseline goal of housing at least 65% of workers in Town. The Plan update states that the "current work force housing inventory is significantly below current demand," a finding that has been born out by numerous evaluations. Employer survey data support this statement; 95 percent of employers felt that the availability of workforce housing in the Town of Snowmass is one of the "more serious" or "most critical" problems in the Town. Further, within the last year 72 percent of employers surveyed reported at least one person who was not hired or left employment because they lacked housing. As outlined in the Comprehensive Plan, the Town plans to provide a combination of realistically revised mitigation requirements and incentives for voluntary employee housing development in able to increase the level of service. One measure of the level of service is defined by the current percentage of workers in the study area also residing in the study area. According to information from the 2008 Employee Survey, 46% of employees working in Snowmass Village also live in Snowmass Village while 54% commute from homes elsewhere. This measure provides one basic indicator of level of service currently available, 46 The data also show that 49% of year -round workers live in Snowmass Village. In addition, there is a segment of employees that live in Snowmass Village but work in rN o p RRC Associates, Inc. 4 November 2008 the greater Aspen Area. These employees could also be considered in level of service definitions. Level of Service Estimate "30 Total Work and Live in TOSV Total Work in 46% TOSV and Commute from Elsewhere 54% The analysis cited above provides one potential measurement of the Town's existing level of service that can be used to support housing linkage requirements. The data comfortably support a mitigation level of at least 46% and may support additional mitigation depending upon potential changes to adopted policies and continuation of workforce housing efforts by Snowmass Village. It is important to note that housing demand generated by new employment is not equivalent to total housing demand. Snowmass experiences additional demand for housing by people who work in other jurisdictions, retirees and second homeowners. Every time the worker in a household leaves the labor market, such as upon retirement, if the household remains in the same housing unit, the unit is removed from the pool of units for working households, thus resulting in demand for a new unit even though there is no employment growth. Additionally, non -local owners create demand for housing yet the units they purchase are not part of the housing supply. Levels of service could increase over time with the production of additional workforce housing units in the Town or region. As previously noted, the Town of Snowmass Village, through a comprehensive planning process, has outlined a specific set of policies and actions in relation to affordable housing with the goal of increasing the current level of service. Following an extensive planning process in 2007/2008, including broad based citizen participation, the Town has set a goal of housing a minimum of 65% of the workforce within the town. We believe that the 65 percent figure might be considered an approximate upper end to calculate "level of service" at this time. Current Area Median Income In creating housing codes and guidelines, area median incomes are frequently considered. Orienting programs to the County's median family income, as published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) each year, corresponds with State and Federal programs that might be used by private developers as well as the public sector to produce employee housing, as these programs also base income levels on the County's median family income. The following table shows U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates of the median household incomes in Pitkin County for one- through five person households in 2008. RRC Associates, Inc. 5 November 2008 Table 1. Area Median Income Limits By Household Size, 2008 Shading denotes median family income 1- person 2- persons 3- 2ersons 4- 2ersons 5- persons 30% AMI $20,500 $23,450 $26,350 $29,300 $31,650 50% AMI $34,150 $39,050 $43,900 $48,800 $52,700 80% AMI $44,650 $51,000 $57,400 $63,750 $68,850 100% AMI $68,300 $78,100 $87,800 $97,600 $105,400 120% AMI $81,960 $93,720 $105,360 $117,120 $126,480 140% AMI $95,620 $109,340 $122,920 $136,640 $147,560 Source: US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Household incomes by AMI in 2008 were estimated from the 2000 US Census CHAS (Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy) special tabulations of households by AMI in 1999, the 2008 HUD median family incomes in Pitkin County, and the estimated number of Snowmass Village households in 2008. These projections assume the percentage of households in each AMI group has remained constant since 1999. These estimates indicate that about 76% of households earn less than 140% AMI. Table 2. Income Di stribution of Snowmass Village Househol 2008 Estimates Total 50% AMI or Less 224 19.8% 50.1 -80% AMI 107 9.4% 80.1 -120% AMI 406 35.8% 120.1 -140% AMI 123 10.9% Over 140% AMI 274 24.2% TOTAL 1,133 100% Total 140% AMI 860 75.8% Source: Department of Local Affairs; Town of Snowmass Village; CHAS; RRC Associates, Inc. 2. Job Generation Rates When new commercial /industrial /lodging /residential projects are built, additional employment is generated. New commercial employment may be from new businesses or from businesses relocating from other space (thereby freeing up that space for other tenants). Regardless, the net effect over time is a net increase in employment in the community. Job generation rates that measure the number of jobs typically generated by residential units and in various types of commercial spaces can be used to estimate the number of jobs that will be created by new development. 410000 RRC Associates, Inc. 6 November 2008 Commercial Linkage RRC Associates and Rees Consulting, Inc., both members of The Housing Collaborative, LLC, have been conducting housing needs assessments in mountain resort communities throughout Colorado and in neighboring states since 1990. As part of these studies, public and private sector employers were surveyed concerning the number of jobs they offer and the amount of space they occupy. From these surveys, a total of 2,235 employers were used to compile a database on job generation ratios, which are expressed as the number of total jobs (full and part time combined, not FTE) per 1,000 square feet of space. The study area includes both core resort areas as well as nearby communities, which are listed below, with survey dates ranging between 1990 and 2008. Blaine County, ID: 1990, 1996 Keystone: 2001 Chaffee County: 1994 Snowmass Village: 1999, 2008 Copper: 2001 Routt County: 1990 Eagle County: 1990, 1999, 2001, 2007 San Miguel County: 2000 Estes Park: 1991, 1999, 2007 Summit County: 1990, 2001 Frisco: 1998 Telluride: 1993, 1996, 2001 Grand County: 1992, 2001, 2007 Teton County: 2006 Gunnison County: 1992, 1998 Aspen 2002 Composite of Pitkin, Eagle, and Garfield Garfield County 2004 Counties (from Healthy Mountain Pitkin County 1991, 2004 Communities surveys of 1997/98 season) Aspen 2008 For the purposes of comparison with Snowmass Village, results from Chaffee County and Estes Park were not included in the merged database runs shown below in Table 3. Table 3. Commercial Job Generation Rates Merged Snowmass Snowmass Village Database* Village 1999/2008 2008 Merged Bar /restaurant 8.69 8.01 7.96 Construction 5.37 6.96 6.96 Education 1.33 0.65 0.65 Office (Finance, Legal, Medical, Prof. Services) 3.69 2.64 2.66 Government 1.86 5.04 5.04 Real estate /property management (office) 6.11 7.45 6.65 Retail sales 3.12 6.91 6.66 Utilities 1.44 NA Overall 2.79 5.16 4.94 Lodging/hotel/housekeeping 0.79 /room 0.54 /room 0.67 /room Property Management (units) 0.4 /unit 0.4 /unit 0.4 /room *Merged database excludes Estes Park and Chaffee County. Source: RRC Associates, inc. RRC Associates, Inc. 7 November 2008 Considerations for Commercial Linkage Requirements When developing commercial linkage requirements, some communities use a single average while others combine similar categories into several groups. The rates are usually used to estimate employment when the PUD or building permit application is filed. Most programs provide the opportunity for the applicant to provide their own job generation estimates in the event that the proposed use is expected to generate jobs at a different rate than established by the community. The composite database has 2,235 valid cases sampled from 1990 through 2008. This database combines surveys from commercial core areas, where space tends to be intensively used, and nearby communities and unincorporated areas, where employment is often less. We recommend this database be used in situations where there is insufficient local sampling to use only local data. The merged database for Snowmass Village contains 114 valid cases from Snowmass Village (54 in 1999, 60 in 2008). Data specific to Snowmass Village more accurately represents employment generation with the town. Combining Snowmass specific data from 1999 and 2008 results in average commercial job generation that can be comfortably used over an extended period of time, rather than constantly changing with point -in -time economic conditions. Given these factors, Snowmass Village employee mitigation programs could choose to use either the composite database or the Snowmass Village specific data. The following table shows job generation rates aggregated into five categories. The overall rate would be applied to uses that do not fit within the specified categories. "Office" includes such uses as finance/banking, legal and medical professions and other professional services. This shows that job generation from bar /restaurant, lodging /hotel and property management in Snowmass Village are similar to the merged database. Office uses are lower in Snowmass Village while commercial retail uses are significantly higher. Table 4. Commercial Job Generation Rates by Condensed Categories Merged Snowmass Snowmass Units Database Village Village 1999/2008 2008 Merged Bar /restaurant 8.69 8.01 7.96 Emps /1,000 sq. ft. Lodging /hotel 0.79 /room 0.54 /room 0.67 /room Emps /room Commercial retail 3.12 6.91 6.66 Emps /1,000 sq. ft. Property 0.38 /unit 0.35 /unit 0.37 /unit Emps /unit Management Office 3.69 2.64 2.66 Emps /1,000 sq. ft. OVERALL 2.79 5.16 4.94 Emps /1,000 sq. ft. N= 2,235 60 114 Source: RRC Associates, inc. The employee generation for lodge /hotel properties varies significantly by property type. For example, a luxury /upscale resort hotel with a spa, restaurant, room service etc. might have a job generation rate of between 2 and 3 /room. A small hotel with only front desk service might have -A no* RRC Associates, Inc. 8 November 2008 a generation rate between 0.01 and 0.4. Some communities have recognized the large variance in hotel generation rates and have provided the option for an independent calculation of the number of employees to be generated by the proposed development. The proposed rate would be evaluated as part of the development review process. Comparison to Current Regulations The current Snowmass Village Town code provides employee generation rates by type of use. The rates are provided as employees generated per 1,000 square feet. To make them comparable to the job generation rates identified in this report, you must multiply by 1.35 to account for multiple job holding'. As shown below, the comparable job generation rates in the current code are lower for all categories with the exception of office. Table 5. Comparison to Current Regulations Existing Existing Code Code 2008 Survey (Employees) (Jobs) (Jobs) Commercial 4.83 6.52 6.91 Office 3.68 4.97 2.64 Hotel Lodge 0.38 0.51 0.54 Ski Are Restaurants (cafeteria style) 3.59 4.85 Restaurants 5.16 6.97 8.01 Ski Areas 61.95 83.63 Conference Center 0.97 1.31 Health Club 0.96 1.30 Property Management 0.35 Multi family -1 0.32 0.43 Multi- famil1-2 0.61 0.82 Source: Town of Snowmass Village; RRC Associates, inc. Residential Linkage Residential dwelling units generate demand for housing through their operation and maintenance. Activities including exterior and interior maintenance and upkeep, house cleaning, meal preparation, childcare, personal services, and home office support generate jobs, many of which are relatively low paying. The employees that fill these jobs generate demand for modestly priced housing. Further, homes built for second homeownership reduce the land and number of units available for the local workforce. As a result, the more homes that are built in Snowmass Village (particularly for visitor or second home use), the more the affordable housing problem is aggravated. See page 13 for further discussion. GOP RRC Associates, Inc. 9 November 2008 Average job generation rates were calculated to support an employee housing mitigation program that is fairly simple to administer, yet responsive to the finding that large residential units generate more jobs than smaller units. Data from homeowners surveys administered in Pitkin County in 2004 and 2008 were used. The data include 683 valid cases for single family /duplex residences in Pitkin County. The surveys focused on jobs directly generated as a result of the residential unit. That is, jobs associated with housing maintenance and operations, including property and rental management, homeowner's association, gardeners, snow removal, exterior maintenance, housekeepers, kitchen help /chef, child care provider /nanny, caretaker/ concierege /butler, personal trainer /administrative assistant and other related employees. The studies did not include workers generated through construction of the home. The job generation rates, expressed in full -time equivalents (FTE) per unit, were found to vary by square footage according to the following exponential functions: Equation of Residential Employee Generation by Home Size Single Family Only Total FTE 0.0331 e (.0005)(Square Footage) The following table of FTE employee generation rates was calculated by applying the above formula to each of the residential square- footage categories shown in the first column. Table 6. R esidential Employee Generation Rates By Home Size Size of Residential FTE Employees Unit (Square Feet) Single Family/Duplex <1,000 S.f. 0.05 1,500 0.07 2,000 0.09 2,500 0.12 3,000 0.15 3,500 0.19 4,000 0.24 4,500 0.31 5,000 0.40 5,500 0.52 6,000 0.66 6,500 0.85 7,000 1.10 7,500 1.41 8,000 1.81 8,500 2.32 Source: RRC Associates, Inc. I Iq .0 RRC Associates, Inc. 10 November 2008 Considerations for Residential Linkage Requirements When considering the impact of residential uses on local job generation and developing regulations that respond to those impacts, the following issues need to be considered: Communities considering commercial linkage and residential linkage must ensure that the adopted programs are not "double- charging" for the same employees. In other words, if residential developments are required to mitigate for all jobs created through homeowner expenditures (direct basic jobs and secondary jobs, including property management as well as retail jobs, service jobs, etc.), commercial linkage figures must ensure that employees housed by residential linkage requirements are not also required to be housed through commercial linkage; and There is a positive correlation between household size and job generation the larger the home, the more jobs that are generated by the residence. To ensure fairness in implementation, Snowmass Village should consider varying requirements by size of the home. Note: current Town of Snowmass Village housing requirements target single family units in two categories, below 3,500 sqft and above 3,500 sqft. Table 7. Existing Town of Snowmass Village Single Family Require Existing FTE Single family /duplex up to 3,500 sqft 0.29 Single family /duplex 3,500 sgft and over 1.58 Source: Town of Snowmass Village It should be noted that the direct employment figures generated by RRC Associates, Inc., include the above considerations. Residential job generation figures purposefully only include employees directly hired by property owners to avoid double- counting employees that are needed by local commercial operations. Residential generation figures also purposefully include all property owners. This negates the complexity of trying to determine whether properties will be purchased by locals or second homeowners, but provides a middle ground figure that results in mitigation fitted to the life of the property (including changes in ownership). However, it is recognized that some communities may prefer to have higher requirements for second homeowners in line with their total job generation in a local economy, with corresponding reduced requirements for commercial development. This approach could be considered and achieved through creative program development and sensitivity to the above mentioned issues. 3. Accounting for Multiple Job Holding The job generation ratios for commercial space measure the total number of full- and part -time employees combined; no adjustment was made when counting part -time jobs. Some of the employees, particularly the part-time workers, may also hold other jobs. To avoid double counting and potentially requiring two different commercial developments to pay for housing the same employee, the number of total employees in commercial space that generate demand for housing in Snowmass Village needs to be adjusted for multiple job holding. Because job RRC Associates, Inc. 11 November 2008 generation rates for residential dwellings are presented in terms of full -time equivalents (FTE), they do not need to be adjusted for multiple job holding. The 2008 Snowmass Village Household and Employee survey found that employees in Snowmass Village hold an average of 1.35 jobs. This measure was calculated by evenly weighting the number of jobs held during the winter, summer and shoulder seasons. It is similar to the results found in other mountain resort communities where, over the years, the number of jobs held by employees has typically ranged between 1.15 and 1.35. 4. Converting from Workers to Households Employees often live together in family and unrelated roommate households. Housing requirements need to recognize these lifestyle patterns. Based on the 2008 Household and Employee survey the average employees per economically active household are 2.0. The number of households generated by a project equals the number of new employees divided by 2.0 employees per household. 5. Identifying Program Methods and Household Targets It is important that developers not be "double- charged" by housing requirements to avoid the need for crediting developments for payments made through other mechanisms. For example, many programs implemented in other Colorado mountain resort communities typically employ either residential linkage or inclusionary zoning to avoid "double- charging" residential developments for the same employees or set different income targets for the different methods. Income ranges served by programs are unique for each community depending on their specific household needs. Different ranges can be targeted based on local needs. The Town has the discretion to require different mitigation rates for residential and commercial development. 6. Payment in Lieu Calculation The difference between prevailing market prices and what targeted low- income households can afford to pay for housing is the gap that must be taken into consideration when determining the amount of payment that could be paid in lieu of producing units under certain circumstances. This gap varies by the income level of the targeted household and whether homeownership or rental housing is to be provided. To generate one number for each targeted income category that represents the gap between affordable and market costs, a series of calculations must be made, as follows: 1. The income range of targeted households is first established. The basis is the median family income for two- person households in Snowmass Village. The income for a two- person household was used since the average household size in Snowmass Village is 2.0 persons (as estimated from the 2008 Household and Employee survey). The income range must be updated annually to reflect changes in the published wage or median income figures, I I 6 RRC Associates, Inc. 12 November 2008 depending upon which is used as an eligibility measure. As a result, the amount of the gap and resulting payment in lieu will fluctuate yearly. 2. The target income point within the range is then set so that a single gap calculation can be performed. The point has been set at 100% AMI since both renter and ownership units will be produced and it is at the middle of the range of the averages required. 3. The affordable monthly housing payment is next established based on a commonly used standard: 30% of gross income equals housing payment. 4. The affordable monthly housing payment is then converted to an affordable purchase price by assuming the cost of property taxes and insurance is equal to 20% of the total affordable housing payment, then assuming that mortgage terms based on the remaining 80% of the payment include a 5% down payment and a 6.5% fixed rate of interest for 30 years. 5. Minimum square footage requirement in current town code for a 2- bedroom unit 750 square feet. 6. The per square foot sales prices of dwelling units recently purchased in Snowmass Village is used as the basis for housing costs. The figure of $823 per square foot was the median cost of units sold between August 2007 and August 2008. The cost of units sold rather than the cost of construction has been used for several reasons: Market -rate prices on a per square foot basis can be readily obtained and can be used to update the payment on a regular basis; Construction costs vary widely, depending upon numerous variables. Adding the cost of land further complicates the calculation; and The County may use the fees obtained to purchase existing units, provide rent subsidies, or support other housing efforts in addition to new construction projects. 7. The affordability gap is the difference between the cost (median per square foot price of recently purchased dwellings multiplied by the average size of units required for each income category) and the affordable purchase price. 1 '67000 01/ RRC Associates, Inc. 13 November 2008 Table S Example Calculation of Payment in Lieu based on Median Income Limits 100% AMI Average Target Income Point (2- person households) $78,100 Affordable Monthly Housing Pmt. $1,953 Property Taxes /Insurance/HOA estimate $391 (20% of Aff. Monthly Hsg. Pmt.) Mortgage Payment $1,561 Max. Mortgage Amount* $247,030 Affordable Purchase Price (5% down) $260,032 Minimum Square Foot for a 2- bedroom Unit 750 Median per Sq Ft. $823 Market Cost per Unit $617,250 Affordability Gap $357,218 Plus 15% Administrative Fee $53,583 Payment in Lieu per 750 sqft Unit $410,801 Payment in Lieu per Sqft $547.73 Source: Pitkin County Assessor; RRC Associates, Inc. *Average price per square foot of market rate sales to locals between August 2007 and August 2008, unusually high and low sales were excluded, properties on acreage of .5 acres or more were excluded. It should be noted that the calculations presented above assume that any HOA fees (plus property taxes and insurance) would be covered by 20% of the "affordable monthly housing payment." This percentage can be amended depending upon expected HOA dues being lower or higher than this allowance. For developments that result in a fraction of a housing unit being required, the payment is determined by applying that fraction to the per -unit in lieu amount. 7. Mitigation Formula To determine the number of affordable housing units that commercial, residential, or mixed -use projects must produce, the following formula is used. For illustrative purposes, the below table is based on the assumption that a 65% mitigation rate is required for commercial and 65% for residential mitigation. Other mitigation rates could easily be substituted, if desired. 0 19 go RRC Associates, Inc. 14 November 2008 Table 9. Example Calculations of Commercial and Residential Linkage Requirements Example Calculations (2008 Factor Result Generation rates) Example Commercial Restaurant Size of Development 1,000 SF Bar Restaurant jobs generated 8.69 per 1,000 SF 8.69 Jobs Employees Generated 1.35 jobs per employee 6.44 Employees Employees Mitigated 65% mitigation rate 4.18 Mitigated Units Square Feet 448 SF per Employee 1,874.47 Residential SF Payment in Lieu $548 per Sqft $1,027,207 (target 100% AMI) Example Lodging /Hotel Size of Development 100 Rooms Hotel/Lodge jobs generated Lodge /Hotel 0.79/Room 79 Jobs Employees generated 1.35 jobs per employee 58.52 Employees Employees Mitigated 65% mitigation rate 38.04 Mitigated Units Square Feet Per Employee 448 SF per Employee 17,040.59 Residential SF Payment in Lieu $548 per Sqft $9,338,245 (target 100% AMI) Example Residential Factor Calculation Size of Development 7,000 square feet Employees generated 1.10 Employees 1.10 Employees Units 65% mitigation rate 0.715 Mitigated Units Square Feet 448 SF per Employee 320.32 Residential SF Payment in Lieu $548 per Sqft $175,535 (target 100% AMI) RRC Associates, Inc. 15 G= O O w A T TAcHMENT O V d d 0.0 C C U) C 0 CD .O a).,c O O 0 O L D_ 0 N a) C E fl w .G •.3 O CL a w 7 Q d L O E N em ui U) n co N U) to O O O O O O LL N C C U Q C C Q C C O 0 0 .0 '.:Ca 3 O O LL 0 o o O N O 0 CA Q Cl a) O a) O O O 0 0 6. 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N a LL d a L QW a s x (u o 0 0 o Q o 0 o E a an N N E O O J 0 0 0 0 m E U 0 a D N N N N Z W d T 3 0 0 0 r 2 L a O L' c Z >(D O c c Q C cr w Q s O LL Z Z Z Z w v d d N d p a E co 00 Z O Q>O)OO LU d C m r 0 0 (5 .20 U) N N NN U O O O O p O O a (iL a�tiT N U U d p (U U U a C R Up G R r- 0 O O TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE ATTACHMENT 5 PLANNING COMMISSION RESOLUTION NO. 03 SERIES OF 2011 A RESOLUTION PROVIDING PLANNING COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING AMENDMENTS TO CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 16A, SNOWMASS VILLAGE MUNICIPAL CODE, CONCERNING RESTRICTED HOUSING. WHEREAS, the Town Council approved Ordinance No. 1, Series of 2010 on February 22, 2010, thereby adopting the 2010 Town of Snowmass Village Comprehensive Plan (the "Comprehensive Plan and WHEREAS, Chapter 10, Actions and Implementation, of the Comprehensive Plan summarized the actions and implementations intended to implement goals and policies found in the individual Comprehensive Plan chapters; and WHEREAS, said chapter stated that the Town should require private developers to provide housing for seventy percent (70 of total employees generated by a development, to be implemented by amendments to Chapter 16A of the Town of Snowmass Village Municipal Code (Municipal Code); and WHEREAS, October 6, 2008, RRC Associates, Inc. provided PowerPoint presentation to the Town Council titled: "Snowmass Nexus Overview and Housing Policy Discussion" (RRC Report); and WHEREAS, in November, 2008, RRC Associates, Inc. then provided an "Employee Housing Mitigation Support Study" to the Town; and WHEREAS, on May 17, 2010, the Town Council directed staff to prepare amendments to Chapter 16A of the Municipal Code as appropriate to implement action items within Chapter 10 of the Comprehensive Plan and recommendations within the RRC Report relating to employee housing mitigation; and WHEREAS, staff has proposed additional amendments to Chapter 16A, Article IV, Division 4, Standards for Restricted Housing, of the Municipal Code for consideration at this time; and WHEREAS, the amendments contained in this Resolution are being processed under the provisions of Section 16A -5 -210 of the Municipal Code; and WHEREAS, the Planning Commission conducted a general discussion regarding employee housing mitigation and potential amendments to Chapter 16A during their January 19, 2010 meeting; and WHEREAS, the Planning Commission reviewed the amendments described in Exhibit "A attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference, on March 2 and 16, 2011, and formalized their recommendations regarding those amendments on March 16; and 4)a goo PC Reso.11.03 Page 2 WHEREAS, the Planning Commission has determined that the amendments and revisions to the Municipal Code as hereinafter set forth are necessary for the public health, safety and welfare. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Planning Commission of the Town of Snowmass Village: Section One General Findings. Based upon the information provided and the testimony given during the meetings, the Planning Commission finds as follows: 1. The procedural requirements set forth in Section 16A -5 -210 of the Municipal Code have been satisfied. 2. The proposed amendments comply with the applicable review standards specified within Section 16A- 5- 210(e) of the Municipal Code. Section Two Recommendation to the Town Council. The Planning Commission hereby recommends favorable consideration by the Town Council of the amendments to Chapter 16A of the Municipal Code described in Exhibit "A" and provides the following comments and recommendations concerning: 1. Definitions, The Planning Commission recommends approval as written. 2. Purpose (70% Mitigation Rate). The Planning Commission previously considered what should be an appropriate employee housing mitigation rate for new employees generated by development and redevelopment within the Town and hereby recommends amending the mitigation rate from 45% to 60 This mitigation rate establishes the amount of affordable housing that needs to be provided by the developer as a percentage of the new employees generated by the proposed development. The Planning Commission clearly finds a rational nexus to establish a 60% mitigation rate based upon information provided by RRC Associates, Inc. indicating that 50% of our current full -time employees live in the Snowmass Village and an additional 10% would like to do so under conditions that are reasonably achievable. An additional 5% could be added to the mitigation ratio (increasing the rate to 65 if the Town Council determines that the additional 5% is supported in response to potential future circumstances forecasting changes in the future economic, labor pool and community diversity environments. These changes could include affordability of "down valley" alternatives, increased cost and inconvenience of commuting, retired employee residency and a reduced contribution of Snowmass Village free- market employee housing. 3. Table 45, Employee Generation Rates. The Planning Commission recommends approval of the generation rates as amended considering that the basis for the amended rates was the RRC Associates, Inc. Employee Housing Mitigation Support Study PC Reso. 11 -03 Page 3 4. Section 16A -4-410 (e), Redevelopment. The amendment to Paragraph 2 and new Paragraph 3 acknowledge that many redevelopment proposals involve projects that currently house employees in existing units within the project. The amendments are intended to require that square footage currently used to house employees must be replaced on -site if removed and not allow the 115% mitigation credit to be applied in full if some existing units are currently being used for employee housing. The calculated full time equivalent (FTE) amount for employees residing within the project at the time of redevelopment "existing FTE employees housed" will be deducted from the redevelopment credit. The Planning Commission finds it appropriate to deduct "existing FTE employees housed" unless the redevelopment proposal provides the same units occupied by existing employees, or comparable units, as restricted housing within the development. 5. Section 16A-4-410(g), Independent Calculation. The Planning Commission recommends renaming this paragraph "Alternative Independent Calculation" and amending it to permit employee generation rates submitted by the developer to be received for consideration by the Town as an equally acceptable methodology in determining appropriate generation rates applicable to the development proposal. This recognizes that the generation rates contained within Table 4 -5 may not be appropriate for all types of development scenarios 6. Section 16A-4-410(h), Independent Payroll Audit. This amendment enables the Town to verify whether "independent calculation" employee generation rates provided by the developer and accepted by the Town at the time of development approval prove to be accurate or whether the employee housing requirement should be adjusted. The Planning Commission recommended and staff incorporated a provision for mitigating any additional restricted housing that may be required as a result of the audit and requiring that the methodology be specified within the initial Restricted Housing Agreement. 7. Section 16A- 4- 420(2)(c)(1), Restricted rates and use. The proposed added paragraph simply requires that the occupancy, maintenance and rental guidelines for the restricted units owned and managed by the developer be formalized within the Restricted Housing Agreement. 8. Section 16A- 4- 420(3), Cash -in -lieu for minor developments. The Planning Commission supports this amendment as it provides flexibility in establishing the cash -in -lieu amount or formula as may be agreed upon between developer and Town. 9. Section 16A- 4- 420(6), Homeowner's Association. The Planning Commission recognizes that the viability of providing restricted housing units for sales purposes as part of a mixed free market/restricted housing development project can be seriously affected by exorbitant Homeowner's Association fees and hereby recommends favorable consideration of the proposed amendment. agolaq so PC Reso.11.03 Page 4 READ, APPROVED AND ADOPTED, as amended, by the Planning Commission of the Town of Snowmass Village on March 16, 2011 upon a motion by Commission Member Gustafson, the second of Commission Member Aiken, and upon a vote of 5 in favor and 0 against. Commission Members Yocum and Sirkus were absent. TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE P NING COMMISSION Don Crouch, Chairman ATTEST: c Kris i Long, Plann' g Commission Secretary Now Exhibit "A" Planning Commission Resolution No. 3, Series of 2011 (Page 1 of 4) Amendments to Chapter 16A Town of Snowmass Village Municipal Code The provisions of Chapter 16A of the Town of Snowmass Village Municipal Code are hereby recommended to be amended and restated as follows: 1. That Section 16A-2-20, Definitions, be amended to add the definitions as follows: Health Club (General) means an area offering cardiovascular and strength training equipment including electronic cardio machines, free machine weights and may include aerobic or other physical activity facilities. Health Club (Spa) means an area in a hotel or resort property offering such amenities as steam baths, saunas, massage, hydrotherapy, face and other body treatments. Full time equivalent (FTE) shall mean the conversion of part-time work hours to the equivalent number of full -time work hours based on a forty -hour work week. 2. That Section 16A-4 -400, Purpose, be amended to read: To provide adequate housing for persons of low, moderate or middle income, provisions for comfortable and affordable housing in locations approved by the Town Council shall be made to accommodate seventy percent (70 of new employees generated by development and redevelopment within the Town. 3. That Table 4-5, Employee Generation Rates Per Type Of Use, is hereby amended and restated as follows: TABLE 4.5 EMPLOYEE GENERATION RATES PER TYPE OF USE Type of Use Number of Employees Generated Commercial, including general 4.93employees per 1,000 interior retail, grocery, liquor, square feet convenience Office: Finance, Legal, Medical 1.97employees per 1,000 interior Professional Services square feet Office: Real Estate Property 4.93 employees per 1,000 interior Management square feet Construction 5.16 employees per 1,000 interior square feet Multi- family -1 0.32 employees perfirst FSA* within the unit 0.10 employees per each additional FSA* within the unit 0_1 00 Exhibit "A" Planning Commission Resolution No. 3, Series of 2011 (Page 2 of 4) Mufti- family -2 0.50employees per unit or 0.60 employees per unit if in -house property management or rental management Single- family /duplex 0.331 X e (.0005) X (Residence or duplex unit sq. t) where e 2.71828 Hotel /lodge 0.38 employees per FSA* Ski area restaurants cafeteria 3.59 employees per 1,000 interior style square feet Restaurants /Bars 5.9employees per 1,000 interior square feet Ski areas 61.95 employees per 1,000 skiers at one time Conference center 0.97 employees per 1,000 interior square feet Health club (General) 0.96 employees per 1,000 interior square feet Health club (Spa) 1.97 employees per 1,000 interior square feet FSA: Furnished Sleeping Area 4. That Subparagraphs 1 and 2 of Section 16A-4-410 (e), Redevelopment, are hereby amended and Subparagraph 3 is added as follows: (1) Redeveloped properties. Except as provided in Subparagraph (3) below, the developer shall receive a credit toward restricted housing requirements of up to one hundred fifteen percent (115 of the housing mitigation that would be required on the existing square footage and use of the building to be redeveloped as computed in accordance with the provisions of Subsections (a) and (b) above. (2) Existing employee housing replacement. If any existing square footage currently utilized as employee housing is to be removed, an equal square footage of restricted housing shall be replaced within the development. (3) Existing FTE employees housed. The developer shall provide verifiable information specifying the maximum number of full time equivalent (FTE) employees, including seasonal employees, housed within non restricted units at any one time within the development during the year prior to submitting the redevelopment application. This number shall be deducted from the "pre- development employees generated" amount in the redevelopment formula in Subparagraph (f)(2) below unless the redevelopment proposal provides the same units occupied by existing employees, or comparable units, as restricted housing within the development. Exhibit "N Planning Commission Resolution No. 3, Series of 2011 (Page 3 of 4) 5. That Section 16A- 4- 410(f), Formula, is hereby amended and restated as follows: (f) Formula. To calculate the amount of square footage of restricted housing to be provided in accordance with the provisions of this Section, the developer shall utilize the appropriate formula as follows: (1) New development. (Number of employees generated x 70% x 448 square feet). (2) Redevelopment. (Number of post redevelopment employees generated x 448 square feet x 70 minus (Number of existing pre redevelopment employees generated minus existing FTE employees housed x 448 square feet x 70% x 115 6. That Section 16A- 4- 410(8), Independent Calculation, is hereby renamed, amended and restated as follows: (g) Alternative Independent Calculation. An applicant may submit an alternative independent calculation requesting modification to any of the employee generation rates within Table 4 -5 above. The alternative independent calculation shall be supported by comparable resort and local data with analysis, surveys, and /or other supporting materials that provide competent substantial evidence supporting the proposed modifications. Such an alternative independent calculation shall be received by the Town as an equally acceptable methodology of determining employee generation rates as the rates contained in Table 4 -5. The alternative independent calculation shall then be reviewed by the Town Council. If the materials and information supporting the calculation demonstrate by substantial competent evidence that there is a reasonable basis to modify the employee generation rates because of unique circumstances related to the proposed development, the Town Council may, at its sole discretion, make the appropriate modifications. 7. That Section 16A- 4- 410(h), Independent Payroll Audit, is hereby added, as follows: (h) Independent Payroll Audit. In the event of an independent calculation, the Town Council may require the applicant to have an independent payroll audit performed two (2) years following the subject building's occupancy to determine if the number of employees in the project corresponds with the applicant's calculation. The Town Council may waive or extend the date of the Independent Payroll Audit. The applicant and the Town shall agree upon a method for mitigating any additional restricted housing that may be required as a result of the audit and said methodology shall be specified within the Restricted Housing Agreement. 8. That a second paragraph within Section 16A- 4- 420(2)(c)(1), Restricted rates and use, is hereby added as follows: A Restricted Housing Agreement shall be entered into between the Town and the developer identifying the conditions of occupancy, maintenance and rental guidelines for the restricted units. 600940 Exhibit "A" Planning Commission Resolution No. 3, Series of 2011 (Page 4 of 4) 9. That Section 16A-4-420(3), Cash -in -lieu for minor developments, is hereby amended and restated as follows: (3) Cash -in -lieu for minor developments. The Town Council may, at its sole discretion, accept cash in lieu of restricted employee housing as defined in this Chapter. Cash in lieu of employee housing shall include the net cost (total cost less the amount covered by rental or sale income) of land and all related planning, design, site development, construction and construction management costs of the project, in current dollars, which would be incurred by the Town in order to provide the required amount of restricted housing, or as agreed to by the Town and developer. 10. That Section 16A-4-420(6), Homeowner's Association, is hereby added to read as follows: (6) Homeowner's Association. If a restricted housing unit is developed as part of a mixed free market/ restricted housing development project in which both free market and restricted units will be included in the same association, then the documents creating the condominium regime, homeowner's association (HOA) and any covenants, conditions and restrictions (CC &R) shall state that the restricted housing unit shall only be assessed monthly dues and other shared assessments based on whichever of the following two (2) formulas applies: a. The size of restricted housing unit in square feet as compared to the total size of the other units in the development; or b. The size of the lot on which the restricted housing unit is located as compared to the total size of the other lots in the development. The Town shall consider the economic effect all assessments may have upon the Town's goal of successfully maintaining reasonable long term affordability of the restricted housing units or lots. 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Cr ,E c� i L O 4� 4� V 3 00 O U) co p ■V 0 Lm O O c 5 C i 0 Ch 0 x E 4) a O O m H Ch co i CT( Lo O 0 a� c v� O M OID E E O E a� L L O 0 U) O �V p E ■o i L BONN O Z IL ca CY i a� V1 4) O C) tm v E O a a) a a a� o MORONI O 1 O CD Cl) A A TO: SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL FROM: RUSS FORREST, TOWN MANAGER SUBJECT: MANAGER'S REPORT DATE: April 4, 2011 Summary of Discussion with Marketing, Group Sales, and Special Events Board To help ensure clear communication and to be responsive, the following is a summary of requests the Marketing, Special Events Group Sales Board and Staff believe they received from the Town Council. With confirmation this is an accurate list, responses will be pursued. We heard Council would like to: Communication between Boards 0 2 Verbal /Face to Face Meetings between the Council and the Board o Receive Minutes from each Board meeting (minimum 6) Information Needs Create an executive summary of metrics Agree on a standard report to measure Return on Expenditures (ROE) and /or Return on Investment (ROI) Be sent the report that shows groups by year sales are realized One Council member asked for the daily sales tax for 365 or for select days where events are occurring. Identify occupancy achieved per $1 spent Understand short -term promotion and long -term brand overview See increased Co -op (promotions working with other partners) promotions. Provide more information that describes the rationale behind the balance of Winter and Summer Spending Implement surveys (Summer Events and other surveys) New Programs to consider o Explore more integrated summer vacation packages Consider creating a seat for ASC versus having them represented through a Lodging Seat Ice Age Discovery Committee The Ice Age Discovery Committee (IADC) is currently reviewing public input from three community meetings that occurred on March 20 21S and 24 The IADC is completing a mission statement, reaching out to potential partners /stakeholders, and framing broad alternative scenarios to develop further. The next meeting is on April 5 th at 4:00. 4!t Base Village Foreclosure Staff has been notified by the Receiver that the completion of the foreclosure has been delayed again until April 27 Staff will also provide any further updates that are available to the Council on April 4th Future Agenda Items /Strategic Plan The following Table is a summary of the action plan from the various topics discussed at the retreat in January. Action Priority Timing Who Base Village 1 When Foreclosure is completed Economic /Fiscal Actions 1 STO Metrics -March 21 (Complete) Susan Hamley Board Structure May 2nd Susan Hamley Summer Events/ -March 21 (Complete) Susan Hamley Marketing Sales Tax Study -March after FAB Marianne completes review Rakowski (complete) Financial Updates -March 21 (2010 Year Marianne End ((complete) Rakowski Ice Age Discovery 1 Complete Business July 2011 Tusk Force Plan 2011 short term Russ Forrest actions -On going TM Reports Susan H. Housing Housing Policy 1 April 4th Chris Conrad Housing Projects 3 March 7 (complete) Joe Coffe Environment 2 EAC Structure April 7, 2011 Lesley /EAC REOP Policy April 7, 2011 Mark Kittle Urban Renewal Authority 2 Any time Council would Russell Forrest like to have this discussion -need a purpose statement Capital Improvement 3 July 5 18 th Hunt Walker, Process Solid Waste Collection 3 EAC review and then Hunt Walker send to Council in summer (July 18 Pedestrian Crossing 3 August 1st Art Smythe, David Recommendations Peckler, Hunt .00 49? Walker West Village Transportation 3 Will review with the CIP David Peckler Facilities July 5th 18 Staff Development 3 May 3rd Russ Forrest Town Fiscal Sustainability 3 August 15 Marianne and Russ Forrest Pending Actions Last Updated March 1, 2010 The following is a summary of actions that either the Council has requested or actions staff has proposed and is working on for the Town Council. Staff Action Status Date to follow -up Contact I I w/ Council Housing Housing Housing Policy The Comprehensive Plan has a Housing Code Department mitigation goal of 70% for developers. amendments being Staff is preparing code language to reviewed with implement the updated Comprehensive Planning Plans goals Commission. Anticipate discussion with Council on April 5 th Finance Marianne GID Advisory Once the foreclosure is complete, bring After Base Village Board back the discussion of the GID Foreclosure is Advisory Board to the GID Board. complete but before the budget process begins for 2012 budget Other Chris Conrad Sign Code Planning will review current sign code Summer 2011 and discuss revisions with the Town Council Mark Kittle REOP Based on input from various April 5 t 2011 stakeholders, proposed changes have been forwarded to the Council for their consideration. Most recently Council has requested that stakeholders again review the proposed changes and provide their input to Council. Russ URA On November 15 the Town Council After next steps Forrest authorized on October 4 moving are clear on Base forward with the next steps to create an Village Urban Renewal Authority. Council requested that no further action on this be taken until after the Council retreat scheduled for January 10 Russ IADC Public Forums planned on March 20th, Will provide Forrest 21 st and 24 ongoing TM Ziffindoo reports. 3rd Draft SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING AGENDA APRIL 18, 2011 PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE ITEMS COULD START EARLIER OR LATER THAN THE STATED TIME CALL TO ORDER AT 4:00 P.M. Item No. 1: ROLL CALL Item No. 2: PUBLIC NON AGENDA ITEMS (5- minute time limit) Item No. 3: COUNCIL UPDATES Item No. 4: ASPEN SKI COMPANY UPDATE ACTION REQUESTED OF COUNCIL: Review information (Time: 45 Minutes) -Mike Kaplan ...........................Page (TAB Item No. 5: PUBLIC HEARING AND FIRST READING ORDINANCE NO 3 SERIES OF 2011 AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 16A MUNICIPAL CODE, CONCERNING RESTRICTED HOUSING (Time: 60 Minutes) ACTION REQUESTED OF COUNCIL: Approve, Modify or Deny First Reading of Ordinance No. 2, Series of 2011 -Chris Conrad ...........................Page (TAB Item No. 6: JAS DISCUSSION WITH STAFF REPORT (Time: 60 Minutes) ACTION REQUESTED OF COUNCIL: Review information provided by staff -Russ Forrest... Page (TAB Item No. 7: DROSTE INTERIM TRAIL PLAN (Time: 30 Minutes) ACTION REQUESTED OF COUNCIL: Approve the Interim Trail Plan which allows access to the 7 star and the Droste properties via a Hidden Valley parcel trail corridor. -Hunt Walker ...........................Page (TAB Item No. 8: MANAGER'S REPORT (Time: 10 minutes) Russell Forrest Page (TAB) 04d 00 04-18-11 TC Page 2 of 2 Item No. 9: AGENDA FOR NEXT TOWN COUNCIL MEETING I I Page (TAB Item No. 10: APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES FOR: ..11.1 I 11 Page (TAB Item No. 11: COUNCIL COMMENTS/COMMITTEE REPORTS/CALENDARS I Page (TAB) Item No. 12: ADJOURNMENT NOTE: Total time estimated for meeting: Approx 3.5 hours (excluding items 1-3 and 9 —12) ALL ITEMS AND TIMES ARE TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE OF THE TOWN CLERK AT 923-3777 ON THE DAY OF THE MEETING FOR ANY AGENDA CHANGES. 1 2 SNOWMASS VILLAGE 3 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 4 MARCH 7, 2011 5 CALL TO ORDER AT 400 P.M. 6 7 Mayor Boineau called to order the Regular Meeting of the Snowmass Village Town 8 Council on Monday, March 7, 2011 at 4:03 p.m. 9 10 Item No. 1 ROLL CALL COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Bill Boineau, John Wilkinson, Markey Butler, Fred Kucker, and Jason Haber. 11 COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: All council members were present. 12 13 14 STAFF PRESENT: Russ Forrest, Town Manager; John Dresser, Town 15 Attorney; Hunt Walker, Public Works Director; Chris 16 Conrad, Planning Director; Jim Wahlstrom, Senior 17 Planner; Susan Hamley, Marketing Director; Rhonda 18 B. Coxon, Town Clerk 19 PUBLIC PRESENT: Madeleine Osberger, Joan Bemis, Lisa Vogel, Steve 20 Peer, John Provine, Susan Marolt, Caroline Moriarty, 21 Sydney Forster, Elizabeth Freeman, Jenna Freeman, 22 Eldon Freeman, Kelly Freeman, Catherine de Wetter, 23 Robert de Wetter, Bradley Everhart, Grace Ferguson, 24 Jane Marolt, Sophia Mitchell, Regan Mitchell, Leah 25 Moriarty and members of the public interested in 26 items on today's agenda. 27 28 Item No. 2 PUBLIC NON AGENDA ITEMS 29 30 There were no items for discussion. 31 32 Item No. 3 COUNCIL UPDATES 33 34 JAS 35 Council Member Kucker stated that, by the request of Jim Horowitz, he had lunch with 36 Horowitz where he provided Kucker with the history of the relationship between the 37 Town and JAS. Kucker has stated opposition to supporting this event financially. 38 Kucker let Horowitz know it would not bother him personally if the event moved to 39 Buttermilk. He does not feel taxpayer'sxnoney should be used to support this event. qW0000 03 -07 -11 tc Minutes Page 2 of 9 40 Council Member Wilkinson stated he disagrees with Council Member Kucker in regards 41 to JAS moving to Buttermilk. He feels it is very big for TOSV. 42 43 Performing Arts Center 44 Council Member Kucker stated he met with Jim DeFrancia. The conference center 45 space in the Capitol Peak Building is not being utilized and he inquired if the Town could 46 use the space. Kucker noted a possible Performing Arts Center, and a meeting was set 47 up with Mel Blumenthal and representatives from the Aspen Film Fest. All parties 48 will continue discussions and meet with Christine Nolan who actually has a business 49 plan for this type of facility. 50 51 CORE 52 Council Member Kucker attended a CORE meeting and spoke to the rebate program 53 regarding alternative forms of energy. 54 55 Passing of a Local Resident 56 Council Member Wilkinson noted the death of Brandon Zukoff, a former employee of the 57 Rec Center. He reminds us of the dangers of back country skiing and to be prepared 58 and education on the slopes. He conveyed his condolences to Brandon's family. 59 60 Local Purchasing Policy 61 Council Member Haber reminded everyone of the Town's Purchasing Policy and the 62 use of local contractors and businesses. He wants citizens to be aware of the 63 opportunities to do business with the Town. 64 65 Local Support 66 Council Member Butler would like to discuss Marketing and local support. Russ Forrest 67 stated the joint meeting with the Marketing Board is on the next meeting's agenda. 68 69 Building and Planning Process 70 Council Member Butler would like to discuss the process and fees pertaining to 71 residential and commercial redevelopment. 72 73 Item No. 5 APPRECIATION RESOLUTION NO 10 11 12,13 14,16 AND 18 SERIES 74 OF 2011 75 76 Mayor Bill Boineau asked that Joan Bemis and Lisa Vogel stand and join him. He read 77 the Resolutions of appreciation and thanked them both for their dedicated service to the 78 Town of Snowmass Village. 79 80 Mayor Boineau made the motion to approve RESOLUTION NO. 11, SERIES OF 2011 81 A RESOLUTION IN APPRECIATION TO JOAN BEMIS FOR HER SERVICE AS A 82 MEMBER OF THE SNOWMASS ARTS ADVISORY BOARD. 83 03 -07 -11 tc Minutes Page 3 of 9 84 John Wilkinson seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor 85 to 0 opposed. 86 87 Mayor Boineau made the motion to approve RESOLUTION NO. 12, SERIES OF 2011 88 A RESOLUTION IN APPRECIATION TO LISA VOGEL FOR HER SERVICE AS A 89 MEMBER OF THE SNOWMASS ARTS ADVISORY BOARD 90 John Wilkinson seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor 91 to 0 opposed. 92 93 Mayor Bill Boineau made the motion to approve RESOLUTION NO. 10, SERIES OF 94 2011 A RESOLUTION IN APPRECIATION TO MARY LOU FARRELL FOR HER 95 SERVICE AS A MEMBER OF THE CITIZEN'S GRANT REVIEW BOARD 96 John Wilkinson seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor 97 to 0 opposed. 98 Mayor Bill Boineau made the motion to approve RESOLUTION NO. 11, SERIES OF 99 2011 A RESOLUTION IN APPRECIATION TO JOAN BEMIS FOR HER SERVICE AS 100 A MEMBER OF THE SNOWMASS ARTS ADVISORY BOARD 101 John Wilkinson seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor 102 to 0 opposed. 103 104 Mayor Bill Boineau made the motion to approve RESOLUTION NO. 13, SERIES OF 105 2011 A RESOLUTION IN APPRECIATION TO KAT PARKIN FOR HER SERVICE AS 106 A MEMBER OF THE SNOWMASS ARTS ADVISORY BOARD 107 John Wilkinson seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor 108 to 0 opposed. 109 110 Mayor Bill Boineau made the motion to approve RESOLUTION NO. 14, SERIES OF 111 2011 A RESOLUTION IN APPRECIATION TO JANINE BARTH FOR HER SERVICE 112 AS A MEMBER OF THE LIQUOR LICENSING AUTHORITY 113 John Wilkinson seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor 114 to 0 opposed. 115 116 Mayor Bill Boineau made the motion to approve RESOLUTION NO. 16, SERIES OF 117 2011 A RESOLUTION IN APPRECIATION TO MERY BUTLER FOR HER SERVICE 118 AS A MEMBER OF THE PART TIME RESIDENTS ADVISORY BOARD 119 John Wilkinson seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor 120 to 0 opposed. 121 122 Mayor Bill Boineau made the motion to approve RESOLUTION NO. 17, SERIES OF 123 2011 A RESOLUTION IN APPRECIATION TO JENNY SMITH FOR HER SERVICE 124 AS A MEMBER OF THE MARKETING GROUP SALES AND SPECIAL EVENTS 125 BOARD 04W 03 -07 -11 tc Minutes Page 4 of 9 126 John Wilkinson seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor 127 to 0 opposed. 128 129 Voting Aye: Mayor Bill Boineau, John Wilkinson, Markey Butler, Fred Kucker, and Jason 130 Haber. 131 132 Voting Nay: None. 133 Item No. 4 MAYOR'S PROCLAMATION NO ,1, SERIES OF 2011 GIRL SCOUTS 134 WEEK 135 136 Mayor Bill Boineau read the Mayor's Proclamation proclaiming March 6 March 12 137 2011 as Girl Scouts Week. Girls Scouts present were Caroline Moriarty, Sydney 138 Forster, Elizabeth Freeman, Catherine de Wetter, Grace Ferguson and Jane Marolt. 139 They received the Proclamation celebrating the 99th year of the Girls Scouts 140 of Colorado. Mayor Boineau thanked the troop leader Susan Marolt. 141 142 Item No. 6 HOUSING PROJECT DISCUSSION HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE 143 RECOMMENDATIONS 144 145 Housing Director Joe Coffey stated that this meeting will consist of two discussions. The 146 first being an update on current housing projects and potential future Housing projects. 147 The second will be from the Housing Advisory Committee (HAC); they will present some 148 proposed Housing Guideline modifications for Council to consider. He stated that action 149 is requested to modify the Guidelines to match the recommendations of the HAC. 150 151 At this time Coffey reviewed the Housing Maintenance Projects: 152 Brush Creek 300 and Creekside 100 Building Foundation stabilization/ 153 installation of helical pier underpins and corrective drainage work to de -water the 154 problem areas. 155 Completed: Replacement of the Mountain View Housing Office and Laundry 156 Room Boiler with a 97% efficient boiler and two solar panels to assist with 157 heating the hot water. The entire building was converted from electric heat to 158 hydronic baseboard heat. The solar panels are anticipated to heat 90% of the hot 159 water required during the summer months. The Housing Dept has received a 160 $7,500 Green Key grant from Core for this project. 161 Replacement of the Brush Creek Apartment building windows and all exterior 162 doors. Additional weatherization work will also be included. The ultimate goal is 163 to make these four buildings much more energy efficient with the new doors, 164 windows and weatherization. This will reduce the utility costs substantially and 165 this in turn will reduce our operating expenses since the Town pays the utilities 166 which are included in the rents. 167 Creekside Apartments exterior painting 03 -07 -11 tc Minutes Page 5 of 9 168 Brush Creek Apartments Update: During the last budget review process Council 169 requested an engineer's opinion on the structural integrity of the Brush Creek 170 apartment buildings. Due to the foundation settlement of the Brush Creek 300 171 Building Ted Guy, PE. has been working with H.P. Geotech to create a 172 remediation plan for the foundation settlement. Ted Guy has indicated that the 173 structural integrity of this building is sound and the foundation repair expense will 174 be a relativity small expense when compared to the cost of totally re- constructing 175 this building. The other three Brush Creek buildings are not experiencing 176 foundation settlement at this time. 177 The next item for discussion is new employee housing opportunities: 178 179 Rodeo Place: In 2010 there was a substantial decline in the demand for new employee 180 housing and construction was stopped on the Rodeo Place housing project. The Town 181 still has three single family homes and four duplex units to finish. There is currently have 182. one Rodeo Place duplex unit for sale and that process should provide information on 183 the current demand for duplex units. With Council direction the Housing Department will 184 solicit new home buyers and report back with a current market demand summary. 185 186 Draw Site: During the last three years the Housing Department has considered the 187 Draw Site above Town Hall to be the next most viable location for new employee 188 housing. After reviewing this site with local land use planners and architects, it was 189 determined that this site will be very expensive to develop. The number of units this site 190 will hold is limited due to the entry road which will require retaining walls, parking and 191 the 30% slopes that encumber this building site. The Draw Site is still viable but will be 192 very expensive to develop and could be considered as a site when all other housing 193 sites are used up. 194 195 Carriageway Apartments: The Town has been approached by the owners of the 196 Carriageway Apartments located directly below parking lot #1 about possibly selling 197 these units to the Town of Snowmass Village Housing Department. This complex has 198 always been occupied by employees even though it is not deed restricted as employee 199 housing. On December 2, 2010 Mark Kittle and Joe Coffey met with (owners) Steve 200 Peer and John Provine to inspect the Carriageway Apartments. There are 12 units 201 consisting 4 two bedrooms, 4 one bedrooms, and 4 studio apartments. Mr. Peer said 202 these units generate approximately $100k in rents per year. These apartments are not 203 up to our standards and they definitely need some work to make them safe. Mark Kittle 204 and I both agree this building is a tear down and with some additional work we could 205 limp a few more years out of these rental units' have attached to this memo an exhibit 206 map and the aerial view map of the Carriageway Apartments. Please note the additional 207 building space located behind the current apartment building. Council should also note 208 that this parcel is strategically located and employee housing on this site can serve both 209 the Mall and Base Village. With some thoughtful planning this site could be developed 210 into a sizable complex with many more units then the current 12 apartments. The Town 211 owns the adjoining parking lot 1 property and if the parking allocated to this lot could 000p, )(100 03 -07 -11 tc Minutes Page 6 of 9 212 be mitigated this could possibly add more development land to the Carriageway Parcel. 213 This site presents a great opportunity for the Town to expand the employee housing 214 when the need or demand arises in the future. The Housing Director believes this is a 215 key site for the development of future Snowmass Village Employee Housing. 216 217 Steve Peer one of the owners of the Carriageway Apartments spoke to the size of the 218 parcel which is .418 acres, the current FAR us 19,000 square feet, and he noted he 219 would share the up to date studies with staff if requested. 220 221 The Comprehensive Plan suggests that the Town "Explore the possibility of meeting 222 additional workforce housing needs through purchase or lease of the existing free 223 market housing stock" Procuring this property now could be viewed as" land banking" 224 for the Town's future employee housing needs. 225 226 Council and staff reviewed the HAC recommendations. Rick Griffin, a member of this 227 Committee, was available to present and answer questions from Council. 228 229 Proposed 230 Item 1 Retirement 231 Recommendation: 232 Committee recommends that an owner of a deed restricted unit continue to work 10 233 years after the purchase of that unit. This is an increase of the existing requirement that 234 an owner must work 5 years after the purchase of a deed restricted unit before retiring. 235 Town Council agreed with this recommendation. 236 237 Proposed Item 2 Downsizing 238 Recommendation: 239 Committee recommends that the program operates as status quo. The current demand 240 to purchase the larger homes is very low due to the state of the economy and the 241 financing qualification process. Downsizing would take the opportunity away from the 242 entry level employee to purchase an affordable deed restricted unit. The current 243 program allows upsizing or downsizing "In Complex" as long as one qualifies within the 244 income /asset and net worth guidelines. Town Council agreed with this recommendation. 245 246 Proposed 247 Item 3 Improvements 248 Recommendation: 249 Committee recommends that the individual capital improvements not be allowed to be 250 added to the resale value. After many hours of discussion the HAC determined that 251 allowing improvements would be hard to administer in a fair manner. The end result 252 would be a higher resale price for the employee housing unit. Council agreed with this 253 recommendation and agreed with this recommendation. Council Member Haber would 254 like to see some standards regarding energy efficiency. 255 256 Proposed ($100 03 -07 -11 tc Minutes Page 7 of 9 257 Item 4 Income and asset guidelines 258 Recommendation: 259 Committee recommends that the Town exclude all qualified college education funds 260 from the net worth calculation as we do the retirement accounts. Committee 261 recommends that the income and asset guidelines remain the same. The history of 262 housing sales indicates that the majority of applicants fit within the guidelines. Within 263 the past 7 years there have had only two applicants not qualifying because of the 264 income /asset guidelines. Town Council agreed with this recommendation but asked for 265 more information on the college fund called 529. 266 267 Proposed 268 Item 5 Resale inspection program 269 17.4.1.1 Standards. The inspection will disclose the physical condition of the housing 270 unit. The housing unit must meet a minimum standard of maintenance and cleanliness. 271 The approved inspector will grade the housing unit on a standard approved by the 272 Housing Manager. 273 Recommendation: 274 Committee recommends keeping the current program in place along with the current 275 enforcement regulations. Council agreed with this recommendation and there was 276 discussion on establishing and adopting standards within the guidelines. 277 278 Proposed 279 Item 6 Resale price calculation 280 Recommendation: 281 Committee recommends that an annual cap of 1.5% be placed on price depreciation of 282 deed restricted units to be administrated in the same manner as the 3% annual cap on 283 price appreciation. Council did not agree with this recommendation and they would like 284 to keep the resale price calculation status quo. 285 286 At this time Council thanked the staff and all the members of the HAC for all their hard 287 work and commitment in dealing with these tough issues. 288 289 Item No. 7 MANAGER'S REPORT 290 291 Ice Age Discovery 292 Town Manager Russ Forrest noted that he has distributed the schedule of events for the 293 next few weeks pertaining to the Ice Age Discovery. 294 295 Siqn Regulations 296 Town Manager Russ Forrest stated that, in today's packet is a memo from the Planning 297 Director pertaining to Temporary Signage Regulations. He is requesting further direction 298 from Council on changing the sign code to adapt to the current needs, or to just 299 continue to not enforce the code. Council would like to discuss this issue at a future 300 Town Council meeting. 301 64 (R 010 03 -07 -11 tc Minutes Page 8 of 9 302 EOTC 303 Council asked that the Free Bus Service between Aspen, Snowmass Village and 304 Woody Creek be added to the agenda for the next meeting on March 24, 2011. 305 306 Item No. 8 AGENDA FOR NEXT TOWN COUNCIL MEETING March 21, 2011 307 308 Town Manager Russ Forrest stated that Finance Director Marianne Rakowski will be 309 giving a Financial update and the FAB would like to bring forth their Sales Tax report. 310 Timberline Condos will be requesting a waiver from REOP fees. These items will be 311 added to the March 21, 2011 Town Council agenda. Council stated that they would like 312 to discuss the Basalt Thrift store and to leave it on the agenda for discussion. 313 314 Item No. 9 APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES FOR *February 7, 2011 -Regular Meeting 315 John Wilkinson made the motion to approve as amended the Minutes for the Snowmass 316 Village Town Council Regular Meeting of February 7, 2011. Markey Butler seconded the 317 motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor to 0 opposed. 318 319 Voting Aye: Mayor Bill Boineau, John Wilkinson, Markey Butler, Fred Kucker, and Jason 320 Haber. 321 322 Voting Nay: None. 323 Council Member Haber had a question regarding Item No. 7 and the motion that was 324 made by Council Member Butler. He asked the Clerk to verify that the language is 325 correct. Council Member Wilkinson asked that on page 30 under Item No. 5, the Clerk 326 add the language as to why he "opposed this application, due to the request being 327 made in a designated pedestrian walkway and fire lane" to the minutes. 328 329 Item No. 10 COUNCIL COMMENTS /COMMITTEE REPORTS /CALENDARS 330 331 332 Bus Accidents 333 Council Member Wilkinson is concerned about the Brush Creek intersection and the 334 number of accidents due to people running red lights. 335 336 Item No. 11 ADJOURNMENT 337 338 At 7:15 p.m. 339 340 Markey Butler made the motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Snowmass 341 Village Town Council on Monday, March 7, 2011. Fred Kucker seconded the motion. 342 The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor to 0 opposed. 0q)OOOO 03 -07 -11 tc Minutes Page 9 of 9 343 344 Voting Aye: Mayor Bill Boineau, John Wilkinson, Markey Butler, Fred Kucker, and Jason 345 Haber. 346 347 Voting Nay: None. 348 Submitted By, 349 350 351 Rhonda B. 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