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12-10-01 Town Council MinutesMayor T. Michael Manchester called to order the Regular Meeting of the Snowmass Village Town Council on Monday, December 10, 2001 at 2:11 p.m. Item No. 1: ROLL CALL COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT: STAFF PRESENT: PUBLIC PRESENT: SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES December 10, 2001 Mayor T. Michael Manchester, Arnold Mordkin, Robert Purvis and Richard Virtue Douglas Mercatoris Doug Faurer, Robert Fridstein, Jim Gustafson and Mark Stout Gary Suiter, Town Manager; Steve Connor, Town Attorney; Craig Thompson, Community Development Director; Hunt Walker, Public Works Director; Jim Wahlstrom, Senior Planner; Chris Conrad, Planning Director; Marianne Rakowski, Finance Director; Joe Coffey, Housing Manager; David Peckler, Transportation Manager; Trudi Worline, Town Clerk John Dresser, Madeleine Osberger, Judi Burwell, Guy DeCarlo, Richard Shaw, Jim Baker and other members of the public interested in the Agenda for this Meeting. Item No. 2: JOINT MEETING TOWN COUNCIL AND PLANNING COMMISSION SNOWMASS CENTER SKETCH PLAN PUBLIC HEARING AND DISCUSSION NEW APPLICATION MATERIAL AND INFORMATION Senior Planner Wahlstrom provided the history of this application and explained changes as submitted by the applicant. Changes included an increase of total square footage for the residential portion, increase in unit equivalency. The applicant has provided a detailed report in response to issues identified during the last discussions. Topics include usage, consistency with the Comprehensive Plan, architectural and landscaping issues, natural resources, hazard issues regarding construction on 30- percent slopes, drainage issues, access and 12 -10 -01 tc Page 2 circulation concerning the Town shuttle route and pedestrians, recreation carports behind the Center, outside impacts, parking, timetable and phasing for construction, community welfare. Richard Shaw of Design Workshop outlined plan changes made since last discussed with Council in September, 2001 with a goal to redevelop the Snowmass Center. He provided both the previous Site Plan and the recent revised Site Plan. Wahlstrom stated that a letter from the Snowmass Wildcat Fire Protection District, stating concerns related to the revised Sketch Plan submission. The applicant requested approval of the PUD Sketch Plan including a rezoning to Mixed -Use 2 and SF -30, a height variance and encroachment into 30- percent slope areas. Council requested photos to validate the mass and height of the new proposed structures from specific points on Brush Creek Road as well as story poles to signify height of the building structures, interaction of the redevelopment with surrounding areas and the future people mover, preliminary plans for the four structures proposed for construction behind the Woodbridge condominiums, additional information regarding the pond, covered service bay, density and impact on Brush Creek Road and the intersection at Wood Road, the plan to connect to the Base area and upper Mall and consideration to construct 3 and 4 bedroom units. Mayor Manchester stated that the proposals would need to meet the requirements of the Code and the Comprehensive Plan and include a high occupancy residential base. He requested a unit equivalency analysis, further discussion regarding plans for Parcels H and I, additional information on architecture parking proposals, further discussion of "community purpose how the project will interface with the neighborhood and Center operations during construction and employee housing credits. After further discussion, the Planning Commission determined a tentative date of February 4, 2002 to present Council with their recommendations on this application. Mayor Manchester opened the Public Hearing at 3:22 p.m. John Dresser, representing the Woodbridge Homeowners Association stated concerns regarding the applicant's authority to proceed with construction of the new access road, drainage, road standards, slopes proposed for construction in excess of 30- percent, parking problems, size of buildings and their proximity to Snowmass Mountain condominiums, future plans for Parcel I, located directly under the Wood Bridge, and requested that the developer meet with the Snowmass Mountain Condominium Homeowners Association to discuss parking and drainage issues. 12 -10 -01 tc Page 3 Manchester requested Work Session time set aside to discuss recently discovered inconsistencies within Section 16A 4 -410 of the Land Use Code relating to Housing Mitigation. There being no further comments from the public, Mayor Manchester closed the Public Hearing at 3:26 p.m. NOTE: Council took a 5- Minute Break at this time. Item No. 3: SNOWMASS VILLAGE SHUTTLE ROUTE 7 DISCUSSION The Public Works Director outlined three scenarios to reinstate Town Shuttle Route 7 as requested by Council at their December 3, 2001 Meeting. The purpose of the request was to determine if the budget could support Route 7 Shuttle service, which was eliminated by budget cuts during the recent budget review process. After further discussion, Council agreed with staffs recommendation to continue monitoring the performance of all shuttle bus routes through Christmas and report back to Council after January 1, 2002. Council requested that staff investigate a means to increase the level of service where cutbacks have occurred. Item No. 4: PUBLIC NON AGENDA ITEMS There were no Public Non Agenda items. Item No. 5: SECOND READING ORDINANCE NO. 20, SERIES OF 2001 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE PROVISIONS OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE TO REDEFINE PROJECTS THAT ARE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 4 ARTICLE 6 Virtue made a motion to approve Second Reading of Ordinance No. 20, Series of 2001, seconded by Mordkin. The Town Attorney outlined changes made since First Reading. After further discussion, a roll -call vote was taken and the motion was approved as amended, by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Mercatoris was absent Item No. 6: FIRST READING ORDINANCE NO. 21, SERIES OF 2001 CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SNOWMASS VILLAGE MUNICIPAL CODE, CHAPTER 18, SECTION 18- 24(j), BUILDING PERMIT FEE SCHEDULE Virtue made a motion to approve First Reading of Ordinance No. 21, Series of 2001, seconded by Mayor Manchester. Mayor Manchester requested that a WHEREAS clause be added to the language stating that the costs of the department support the proposed fee structure and inserted throughout the document where appropriate. Morkin made a motion to amend the Ordinance as requested by Manchester. Virtue seconded the motion. The motion to amend was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Mercatoris 12 -10 -01 tc Page 4 was absent. The Town Attorney proposed a minor change to the span of Building Valuation numbers. Virtue made a motion to amend as outlined by the Town Attorney, seconded by Mordkin. The motion to amend was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Mercatoris was absent. There being no further discussion, the motion to approve First Reading was approved as amended, by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Mercatoris was absent. Item No. 7: RESOLUTION NO. 47, SERIES OF 2001 CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS FOR BUDGETED CONTRACTS TO CULTURAL ARTS AND RECREATION ORGANIZATIONS Mordkin made a motion to approve Resolution No. 47, Series of 2001, seconded by Virtue. There being no further discussion, the Resolution was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Mercatoris was absent. Item No. 8: RESOLUTION NO. 48, SERIES OF 2001 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS FOR BUDGETED CONTRACTS TO CHARITABLE AND SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS Virtue made a motion to approve Resolution No. 48, Series of 2001, seconded by Mordkin. Purvis discussed the role of government in distributing tax dollars to non profit organizations and ongoing grant appropriations to well- funded and established organizations every year. Council requested Work Session time be set in February 2002 to discuss the philosophy and policy of the grant funding process. After further discussion, the motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Mercatoris was absent. Item No. 9: RESOLUTION NO. 54, SERIES OF 2001 A RESOLUTION LEVYING GENERAL PROPERTY TAXES FOR THE YEAR 2002 TO HELP DEFRAY THE COST OF GOVERNMENT FOR THE TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE, COLORADO; AND TO PAY GENERAL OBLIGATION BOND PRINCIPAL, INTEREST AND RELATED COSTS AND FOR THE TOWN'S ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, FOR THE 2002 BUDGET YEAR. Mordkin made a motion to approve Resolution No. 54, Series of 2001, seconded by Virtue. There was no discussion. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Mercatoris was absent. NOTE: The following item was not listed on the Agenda for this Meeting. Item No. 9a: FIRST READING ORDINANCE NO. 30, SERIES OF 2001 12 -10 -01 tc Page 5 AN ORDINANCE TECHNICALLY CORRECTING CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 10 ARTICLE V OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE CONCERNING THE REGULATION OF SMOKING BY PROHIBITING SMOKING TO CONFIRM THAT A PUBLIC PLACE INCLUDES A PLACE OF WORK The Town Attorney explained the purpose of this Ordinance, making a technical correction to "public place" to include place of work in the recently approved Smoking prohibition ordinance. Virtue made a motion to approve First Reading of Ordinance No. 30, Series of 2001, seconded by Mayor Manchester. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Mercatoris was absent. Item No. 10: DISCUSSION COMMITTEE REPORTS /COUNCIL COMMENTS Chapter 16A 4 -410, d and e of Land Use Code Mayor Manchester referred to Chapter 16A of the Snowmass Village Land Use Code referring to redevelopment. He identified a discrepancy in the language addressing employee housing mitigation requirements and the formula. Council agreed that it was an administrative error by omission. The Town Attorney will investigate the source of the error and provide for a recommendation to correct the error. Intrawest Sketch Plan Review In response to an inquiry made by Purvis, Mayor Manchester explained that after lntrawest presents their Sketch Plan at a Joint Meeting with Council and the Planning Commission, Council will then provide them with feedback and also provide direction to the Planning Commission. Bus Stop Heaters In response to an inquiry from Mordkin, the Public Works Director stated that staffs goal is to have heaters installed at the Daly Lane bus stop by the end of December. Meeting Start Time Manchester explained that Call to Order time for this Meeting was set to accommodate a lengthy presentation which was pulled from the Agenda at the last minute. Owl Creek Road Elk Migration Manchester requested discussion and re- evaluation in 2002, of the advisory signs installed at both ends of Owl Creek Road, which ask that motorists use an alternate route during months of elk migration. Indications are that current signage is being ignored by the majority of motorists. 12 -10 -01 tc Page 6 Item No. 11: CALENDARS RFTA Meeting Mayor Manchester stated that a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) Meeting will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2001 and urged Council to attend. The main topic for the meeting will be budget. NOTE: The following item was not included on the Agenda for this Meeting. Item No. 11a: EXECUTIVE SESSION At 4:54 p.m. Virtue made a motion to convene to Executive Session for the purpose of having a discussion with the Town Attorney on specific legal matters that are the subject of the Attorney /Client privilege as authorized by Section 24 -6- 402, 4, v CRS and Section 2 -45 c, 2 -45 c, 2 of the Snowmass Village Municipal Code. Purvis seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Mercatoris was absent. At 5:21 p.m. Virtue made a motion to reconvene the Regular Meeting, seconded by Mordkin. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Mercatoris was absent. Item No. 12: ADJOURNMENT There being no further business, Purvis made a motion to adjourn the Meeting, seconded by Virtue. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. The Meeting adjourned at 5:21 p.m. Council Member Mercatoris was absent. S u mitted By, N—t-L_4i)._,,,__..., 3,)..,,k,__-,._) Trudi Worline, Town Clerk