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09-28-01 Town Council MinutesSNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES SEPTEMBER 28, 2001 Mayor T. Michael Manchester called to order the Special Meeting of the Snowmass Village Town Council on September 28 2001 at 9:12 a.m. COUNCIL PRESENT: T. Michael Manchester, Arnold Mordkin, Robert Purvis, Douglas Mercatoris, Richard Virtue VLF MEMBERS PRESENT: Pat 0' Donnell, Don Schuster, Bill Kane, Brett Huske, Greg Rulon, Mary Harris, Barbara Lucks, Jim France, John Norton, Jim Horowitz, John Francis, Maureen Stapleton, Chris Nolen, Bill Burwell, Jim Baker, John Humphreys PLANNING COMMISSION PRESENT Mark Stout, Bob Fridstein, George Huggins, Jim Gustafson, Doug Faurer STAFF PRESENT: Gary Suiter, Town Manager; Carey Shanks, Assistant to the Town Manager; Art Smythe, Chief of Police; David Peckler, Transportation Manager INTRAWEST STAFF: Paul Shepperd, Gary Raymond, Paul Belserene, David Kleinkopf, Michael Coyle, Paul Smith, Alex Gabriel PUBLIC PRESENT: Kristen Skirkanich, Dale Fulbank, Jen Uncapher, Shelley Marks, Deidre Boineau, Jullie Schopper Mele, Tom Rockwell, Marci Jennings, Carolyn Purvis, Bruce Bauman, Rob Robinson, Robert Sinko, Jeremy Assalone, Sally Sparhawk, Phyllis McFillen, David Myler, Madeleine Osberger, John Rex, Nancy Shalen, Mary Lupo, Nick Coates, Sardy Ferlison, Piper Heger, Sandra Francis PRE SKETCH MEETING WITH ASPEN SKIING COMPANY AND INTRAWEST This Pre sketch Meeting was combined with a meeting of the Village Leadership Forum (VLF). Mayor Manchester opened the meeting by briefly explaining the Pre Sketch application process to the VLF members and the public. The Pre Sketch process allows Town Council to hold an informal non binding discussion with the applicant. Mayor Manchester introduced Jose Santigo, the VLF Process Consultant. Mr. Santiago outlined the agenda for the day including the process for VLF input and public participation. He explained that the meeting consisted of three parts, including VLF business and discussion about the Planks, a presentation by Intrawest, and discussion among the public, the VLF and Intrawest. Bob Purvis provided a brief history of the VLF, the importance of the VLF Aspiration Statement, the individual Planks and how they interrelate, and the purpose of the Economic Model to form a strategic Forward Plan. Michael Coyle of Intrawest then introduced the other Intrawest staff. He also briefly explained the Intrawest envisioning process. Gary Raymond of Intrawest provided an overview of his background and experience. He explained how Intrawest develops resort villages. He gave statistics on the impacts of resort development upon regional economies. A question and answer session followed among VLF members, the public and Infra West officials, regarding impact upon existing properties, the overall resort experience, and the integration of Mall businesses and resort markets, in general. A fifteen minute film was then shown defining the Intrawest Resort Village. The film explained the total resort experience, including the Intrawest Resort Creed. It also explained the complicated nature of Resort Villages and provided information about Intra West's master planning design philosophy. Michael Colye of Intrawest, facilitated a group session including all present in order to identify influences that would create character for Snowmass Village. A scribe and reporter were appointed for each group and each group reported their findings. The groups were then asked to identify six specific things that Base Village could be famous for. The groups reported their lists of references. The four groups were asked to suggest names for Base Village and reported out accordingly. Finally, the groups were asked to draft a 125 -word essay describing the Village in the year 2010. The groups explained their visions, which were noted by the Intrawest storytellers. The Meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m. Respectfully Submitted Gary Suiter, Town Manager