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02-12-01 Town Council Minutes(2)COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: STAFF PRESENT: PUBLIC PRESENT: The Work Session began at 2:44 P.M. SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL WORK SESSION SUMMARY 02 -12 -01 Mayor T. Michael Manchester, Douglas Mercatoris, Arnold Mordkin, Richard Virtue, and Robert Purvis Gary Suiter, Town Manger; Carey Shanks, Assistant to the Town Manager; Marianne Rakowski, Finance Director; Hunt Walker, Public Works Director; Joe Coffey, Housing Manager; Steve Connor, Town Attorney; Art Smythe, Chief of Police; Jim Wahlstrom, Senior Planner; Robert Voigt, Senior Planner; Chris Conrad, Planning Director; and Donna J. Garcia, Secretary/Records Clerk Jack Hatfield, Brian Kwekel, Mark Norris, Paul Broome, Madeleine Osberger and other members of the public interested in today's agenda items. Council Whistler /Park City Tour Mayor Manchester announced a change in today's schedule to allow Council time to share information from the Whistler /Park City Resort Tour and to offer an opportunity for open discussion from the public sector. He reported that the tour provided worthwhile ideas, which can be applied to future planning of Snowmass Village. Manchester stated that a representative of the resort explained that the resort's primary commercial income is derived from food, beverage, and rental space. Purvis explained that visitors are drawn by the vitality of people having a lot of fun as well as easy walking access to the gondolas, food and beverages. Virtue stated that the resort's understanding of infrastructure balanced with logic seemed to be a mixture of model plus integration /simplicity. Purvis commented that this logistics kind of thinking is critical, when balanced with economic units and keeping the occupancy rate constant. 02 -12 -01 ws Page 2 Council agreed that their desire is to share the bi- product of the visit with the community in the near future, which will be information related to resort ideas on transportation systems, profit of operations, skier days, stewardship, long -term vision for the community and photographs, to provide a clear visual of Council's experience. PARCEL "N" EMPLOYEE HOUSING DISCUSSION Rakowski provided an overview of three financial options, which included a different amount of Town subsidy for each scenario. She recommended Scenario No. 1, and to proceed with Parcel "N" financing. Coffey provided information requested by Council during the last discussion on this topic. He reported an approximate cost per unit would range from $100,000 to $250,000. Approximate monthly payment for loans on these amounts would be $1,325 to $1,732 for a 30 -year, mixed rate loan. The contractor provided costs for each specific portion of the construction. Mercatoris requested that all savings on the project that is due to value engineering, be credited back to the Excise Tax fund. After further discussion, Council directed staff to proceed with the $3.705M bond amount and use the sale prices outlined in Scenario No. 2. CODE OF ETHICS DISCUSSION Due to time constraints, this item was postponed until after the Special Meeting. The Work Session convened at 4:12 P.M. At 6:14 p.m. Mayor Manchester reconvened the Work Session. Mordkin submitted language to be included as an additional Section in the draft Ordinance. Council discussed the issue and determined that in order for a Council Member to appear before a board or commission, that Council Member must receive Council approval in the form of a Resolution. If a Council Member wishes to appear before a board or commission and take a pro or con stand on an issue as a citizen, it would not be ethical to do so. Council agreed to include the language submitted by Mordkin in Section 2 -97 of the upcoming ordinance. Council provided direction to the Town Attorney to revise the draft Ordinance for review and consideration at the February 19, 2001 Regular Town Council Meeting. NOTE: The following items were not included on the Agenda for this Work Session. Executive Session Manchester requested an Executive Session be scheduled on the February 19, 2001 Regular Town Council Meeting Agenda to conduct the Town Manager's bi- annual review. The Town Attorney requested an additional Executive Session 02 -12 -01 ws Page 3 item be scheduled for February 19, to discuss the Droste /Seven Star Ranch Litigation. Municipal Code Update In response to an inquiry made by Mordkin, the Town Clerk reported that she is working with the Town Attorney and staff to answer questions from the codifier. Within one week after receiving the information requested, Colorado Code will print the Municipal Code update. Telluride Resort Tour Mayor Manchester requested that the Town Manager finalize arrangements for a Council tour of the Telluride ski area. Council plans to tour the area the third week of February. Elected Officials Transportation Committee (EOTC) The Town Manager reported that the Elected Officials Transportation Committee Meeting (EOTC) previously scheduled for February 20, 2001 has been cancelled. RTA Meetinq /Council Tour Mercatoris reported that he attended the recent Rural Transportation Authority Meeting (RTA). He also reported that he met with the Mayor, who provided an update on the recent Council tour of the Whistler and Park City resorts. The Work Session ended at 6:50 p.m. tted By: onna J. Gfcia, Secretary/Records Clerk Trudi Worline, Town Clerk