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08-20-01 Town Council MinutesSNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 08 -20 -2001 Mayor T. Michael Manchester called to order the Regular Meeting of the Snowmass Village Town Council on Monday, August 20, 2001 at 2:10 p.m. ROLL CALL COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: STAFF PRESENT: PUBLIC PRESENT: Mayor T. Michael Manchester, Douglas Mercatoris, Arnold Mordkin, Richard Virtue and Robert Purvis COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: All Council Members were present. Gary Suiter, Town Manager; Steve Connor, Town Attorney; Hunt Walker, Public Works Director; Art Smythe, Chief of Police; Joe Coffey, Housing Manager; Carey Shanks, Assistant to the Town Manager; Chris Conrad, Planning Director; Robert Voigt, Senior Planner; Jim Wahlstrom, Senior Planner; Dave Peckler, Transportation Manager John Rex, Craig Thompson, Rick Griffin, John Dresser, Nick Coates, Judy Burwell, Joe Esner, Brent Gardner Smith, Bill Kane, Victor Gerdin, Joe Wells, Madeleine Osberger, Guy DeCarlo, Paul Bancroft, Ann Bancroft Jerome Simecek and other members of the public interested in today's Agenda items. DISCUSSION AGENDA- 2:00 P.M. Item No. 1: SIGN CODE DISCUSSION Chirs Conrad, Planning Director, noted that the intent of this meeting is to discuss the purpose of the Sign Code and exempt signage within the Village. After discussion, Council agreed the purpose of signage should be to create an environment that can be easily understood by the viewer while allowing businesses to create their messages in a unique, creative way within this framework. Mayor Manchester suggested a Town Council site visit to the Mali to look at signs. 08 -20 -01 tc Page 2 of 5 Conrad stated that exempt signs that require discussion were real estate signs, construction signs and development leasing /rental signs. He also requested direction regarding banners and open house signs. Council consensus was to allow one real estate sign on the street side. One rider is allowed and will be included within the permitted sign size and may be located above or below the sign. Rental signs will be listed under prohibited signs. Harry Andrews, homeowner and representative for Country Club Townhome Homeowners Association (CCTHA), stated that the CCTHA Covenants prohibit open house signs. The CCTHA would like the Town to consider prohibiting signage on the right -of- ways. Council determined that the number and frequency of open house signs should be regulated. Conclusion was that the Real Estate Community would work together to control the signs. Mayor Manchester requested that the esthetics of the sign be upgraded. Staff will make changes for Council review at a future Council Meeting. Item No. 2: FIXED GUIDEWAY TECHNOLOGIES Joe Kracum provided information regarding fixed guideway systems that are applicable to mountain resort communities. The Brush Creek Corridor Transportation Study has identified a fixed guideway corridor from Highway 82 to the Mall. Kracum discussed various technologies with Council, including high capacity trams, gondolas, funicular, and cable liners. He outlined self propelled transit including light rail transit, monorail, cog /rack and bus. Council discussed capacity, speed and other features. Kracum distributed a document containing objective comparisons of transit technologies with approximate costs for each system. Item No. 3: DISCUSSION /ACTION SEVEN STAR RANCH FINAL PUD REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION OF TIME Joe Wells, representing Seven Star Ranch and explained that Council previously approved an extension to August 21, 2001. He explained that the developer has been unable to obtain a final access to the property. Wells explained that he is currently working with the Owl Creek Homeowners, specifically the owners of Lots 9 and 10 to develop an agreement. Wells goal is to have the agreement signed in the near future. Council Member Virtue made a motion to approve the extension until October 23, 2001, seconded by Mercatoris. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor to 0 opposed. At this time Council took a ten minute break. BREAK 3:50 4:00 P.M. REGULAR AGENDA— 4:00 P.M. Item No. 4: PUBLIC NON AGENDA ITEMS 08 -20 -01 tc Page 3 of 5 Jack Hatfield requested an update on the status of the Community Pool. Mayor Manchester stated that this item has been put on hold and is aware that any changes to the project would need approval of the voters. Hatfield would like to be notified when information is available on the roundabout proposed for construction at the intersection of Brush Creek and Highline Roads. Item No. 5: APPROVAL OF 07 -16 -01 COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES Mordkin made a motion to approve the Meeting Minutes for July 16, 2001, seconded by Virtue. There being no changes or further discussion, the motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor to 0 opposed. Item No. 6: SNOWMASS CENTER SKETCH PLAN REVIEW AND DISCUSSION SNOWMASS CENTER LIMITED PARTNERSHIP AND THE SNOWMASS LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY SKETCH PLAN P.U.D. APPLICATION FOR REDEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION Council discussed the Comprehensive Plan and the allowable uses for the area included in the application. Council directed staff to research the Comprehensive Plan language to determine the boundaries of the area referred to as the Draw area to determine if multi family or single family construction would be allowed. Richard Shaw from Design Workshop presented a Sketch Plan overview of the Snowmass Center proposal. He stated that the comprehensive redevelopment of the Snowmass Center, which consists of more than a remodel of the current grocery store, requires an economic potential and involves the appropriate land use for the Draw parcels. Shaw explained that the application is for construction of eight single family homes which would be the economic engine for the development. Shaw reviewed the proposed access to the residential parcels and the challenges due to the topography of the land. John Barrett, representing the Woodbridge Condominiums, suggested Council visit the site. Barrett noted that the drainage ditch has reached its capacity and the proposed additional homes would overextend the capacity. Shaw stated that it might be valuable for Council to have the site staked to identify the footprints for the site visit to help Council understand the location of the proposed houses and access. Council requested that site visit be scheduled at a future meeting. Shaw explained there would be a number of engineering studies completed for the development of the site which will deal with the appropriate way in which the drainage will be handled in the upper Draw and continue down through the lower Draw. Shaw stated a willingness to solve the drainage problems, although the adjacent property owners would need to be participants, and would also benefit in the end project. Jerome Simecek, representing the Snowmass Mountain. Condominium Association, stated the Association's interest in the drainage plan. Council and Staff discussed the format for future meetings and the site visit. 08 -20 -01 tc Page 4 of 5 Conrad noted that a Resolution will come before Council at the September 4, 2001 Council Meeting for approval of concurrent review for the Snowmass Club Phase II PUD and this project. Item No. 7: MANAGER'S REPORT Job Description, Performance Standards and Annual Specific Objectives The Town Manager stated his appreciation to Bob Purvis for his assistance in developing the documents. He explained that the documents would help clarify the role of the Town Manager's position and provide Council with more specific criteria to evaluate the Town Manager's performance on an annual basis. It also provides standards for goals and continuous improvements. Council will review and further discuss the documents at the September 4, 2001 Regular Meeting Monthly Operation Indicators Format Council Member Mercatoris made a comment that the comparison should be made to the 2000 Actual. The Community Development Director provided a report on Excise Tax collected and will provide a more in -depth report of amounts collected in 2000 and 2001 in the near future. Mayor Manchester stated concerns with the information on the monthly operation indicators and requested clarification. After further discussion, Council determined that the report remain in its current format. FAR Excise Tax Survey Council previously directed staff to conduct a survey regarding the FAR Excise Tax. The recommendation from Council after reading the survey results was to have staff review the application and simplify procedures for clarity. Special Election The Town Manager and Town Attorney clarified the location proposed for the Community Pool. Due to this being a Tabor issue the Town Attorney feels the whole package, location, use and bond amount would need to receive voter approval before proceeding. Bond Council was consulted and agreed with the Town Attorney. Crushed Sewer Line Brush Creek Woodbridge Robert Garcia, of Snowmass Water and Sanitation District, noted that the break in the sewer line would take one to two days to fix, and would be replaced in approximately two weeks. He reported that waterline problems at the Timbers Project require immediate attention. Brush Creek Road Council Member Mordkin requested that the snow fencing along Brush Creek at the Timbers project be replaced by jersey wall. VLF Scope and Timelines The Town Manager asked that Council review the information and provide comments at a future Council Meeting. Item No. 8: DISCUSSION COMMITTEE REPORTS /COUNCIL COMMENTS 08 -20 -01 tc Page 5 of 5 Owl Creek Trail Council Member Mordkin stated his appreciation to staff for removing the tree off of a trail and for placing the boulders appropriately to prohibit parking at the Owl Creek Trail. Aspiration Statement Council Member Mordkin expressed his appreciation for placement of the Aspiration Statement on the wall in the Town Council Chambers. State Transportation Reception Council Member Mordkin and Mayor Manchester may be attending this Reception being held at it Poigio and will notify staff when certain. Emergency Response Plan In response to an inquiry made by Mayor Manchester, the Town Manager stated that the Town does have an Emergency Response Plan. The recent plane accident in Snowmass Village was handled by the Chief of Police, Art Smythe and was commended by Council on his performance. Item No. 9: CALENDARS There was no discussion on this item. Item No. 10: ADJOURNMENT There being no further business, Council Member Mordkin made a motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting, seconded by Virtue. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor to 0 opposed. The Meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m. Submitted By, nda B. Coxon, Deputy Town Clerk