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02-19-01 Town Council Minutes(2)COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: STAFF PRESENT: PUBLIC PRESENT: The Work Session began at 3:07 P.M. SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL WORK SESSION SUMMARY 02 -19 -01 Mayor T. Michael Manchester, Doug Mercatoris, Arnold Mordkin and Bob Purvis Dick Virtue Gary Suiter, Town Manager; Carey Shanks, Assistant to the Town Manager; Hunt Walker, Public Works Director; Steve Connor, Town Attorney; Art Smythe, Chief of Police; Chris Conrad, Planning Director; Craig Thompson, Community Development Director; Dave Peckler, Transportation Manager; Dean Gordon, Town Engineer; Donna J. Garcia, Secretary/Records Clerk Jack Hatfield, Madeleine Osberger, Cheryl Morgan, Gracie Oliphant, Kathy Baker, Ken Roberts, Deidre Boineau, George Huggins, and other members of the public interested in today's agenda items SNOWMELT ROAD DISCUSSION Through the use of visual aids, the Town Engineer explained available construction options, pointed out sections of Snowmelt Road, the outer road replacement and ramp location, and explained the scope of work associated with reconstruction of Upper Snowmelt Road. He explained changes to the landscaping and stated that an allowance would be included to upgrade the existing Parcel "C" boiler facility. He explained that leakages in the pipes under Snowmelt Road and deterioration of the Road in general are reasons he recommends that the reconstruction project be accelerated. Walker discussed major impacts the construction would have on the adjoining neighborhoods during road closures and explained a plan to address road closures and problems associated with the construction. He further commented that staff is requesting Council's approval to proceed with the project before staff meets with the residents in the affected neighborhoods. 02 -19 -01 ws Page 2 Walker reported that $3M would be available to fund the project by June of 2002. Mercatoris recommended rebuilding the section of Snowmelt Road and then vacating that section of the road to the neighborhood. Council agreed with the staff recommendation of construction option No. 2. Drainage work will be scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2001 and demolition and reconstruction in the Spring of 2002. If the Mall Transit Facility becomes a reality, staff will coordinate Option No. 3 with Options No. 1 and No. 2. Council requested that the Finance Director submit a summary analysis of revenue resources available for the project at the next meeting. SNOWMASS NATURE CENTER Gracie Oliphant and Kathy Baker provided Council with a brief history and vision for the Snowmass Nature Center. Baker explained that the Nature Center would provide visitors with learning exhibits, animals, stories for children, adventures, slide shows, guest speakers, natural nature settings with trails adjacent to the Nature Center building and a retail sales nature counter with nature guides and brochures. Oliphant provided a list of potential sites for the structure and requested Council comments. The list included sites located at Hidden Valley, upper Divide Parking Lot, Horse Ranch School site and near the Little Red School House site. She outlined the needs for the facility and adjoining area. Council discussed each site and then opened up the discussion to the public. Due to time constraints, Manchester requested that the Snowmass Nature Center discussion resume after the Regular Town Council Meeting. Work Session ended at 4:12 P.M. Su,,mit ed By: Donna J. Gayoia, Secretary/Records Clerk