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03-11-02 Town Council MinutesSNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MARCH 11, 2002 Mayor T. Michael Manchester called to order the Regular Meeting of the Snowmass Village Town Council on Monday, March 11, 2002 at 2:05 p.m. Item No. 1: ROLL CALL COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: STAFF PRESENT: PUBLIC PRESENT: Item No. 2: ECONOMIC MODEL DISCUSSION Mayor T. Michael Manchester, Douglas Mercatoris, Robert Purvis, Richard Virtue, and Arnold Mordkin COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: All Council Members were present. Hunt Walker, Acting Town Manager and Public Works Director; Steve Connor, Town Attorney; Carey Shanks, Assistant Town Manager; Craig Thompson, Community Development Director; Jim Wahlstrom, Senior Planner; David Peckler, Transportation Manager; Nick Tucker, IT Manager. Chris Conrad, Planning Director; Art Smythe, Chief of Police; Dean Gordon, Town Engineer; Rhonda B. Coxon, Deputy Town Clerk Madeleine Osberger, Greg Rulon, John Mele, Deidre Boineau, Dan MacEachen, Paul Taddune, John Dresser, Ken Roberts, Brett Gardner Smith, Judi Burwell, Dave Myler, Wayne Floyd, AJ Thompson, Barbara Lucks, Mike Easterday, Robert Goldstein, Michelle Assalone, Jeremy Assalone, Dick Wall, Richard Shaw and other members of the public interested in Agenda items for this Meeting. Community Development Director Craig Thompson, provided a Power Point presentation of the recently developed Economic Model, used as a planning tool for future development to determine the amount of current and proposed retail and commercial in Snowmass Village. Council discussed the scenarios and the rate per square foot of existing and new retail proposed throughout the Village. 03- 11 -02tc Page 2of6 Item No. 3: KRABLOONIK LAND EXCHANGE MINOR AMENDMENT TO THE DIVIDE PUD AND SUBDIVISION DISCUSSION Council Member Virtue stepped down from the Council table stating a conflict of interest as a Divide homeowner. Senior Planner Jim Wahlstrom explained that this application is being processed as a minor PUD amendment to the Divide PUD. He explained the application, which includes a land trade, reconfiguration of a parcel for a single family lot, an area to be dedicated as Open Space and relocation of the Town parking lot. Wahlstrom requested Council direction regarding the projects consistency with the Comprehensive Plan, employee housing, open space area, and parking in an effort to preserve a one -of -a -kind tourist amenity, which is proposed as a community benefit. Council determined that preservation of the Krabloonik restaurant and dog sled run is consistent with criteria for sustainable development and creates a sense of place by maintaining a unique resort -type operation. Council stated that the employee housing would need to be constructed before the single family home. Council discussed the parking issue and disagreed that the Town should maintain the parking lot since Krabloonik is the predominant user. Council identified concerns that although there is a public access easement, the road leading to the parking lot is privately owned by the Aspen Skiing Company. David Myler, representing MacEachen Holdings, Inc., will meet with the owners to discuss the issues identified by Council. These issues will be further discussed at a Meeting in the near future. Item No. 4: KRABLOONIK OWNERS DISCUSSION Council requested that this item be scheduled on the March 18, 2002 Regular Meeting Agenda. Council Member Virtue returned to the Council table Item No. 5: SNOWMASS CENTER EXPANSION Jim Wahlstrom, Senior Planner outlined a request made by Council during an earlier meeting requesting that the building height, ridgeline, and access and circulation be discussed during today's meeting. Richard Shaw of Design Workshop, Inc., representing the applicant, provided ridgeline viewpoints of buildings previously requested by Council. 03- 11 -02tc Page 3 of 6 Shaw provided ridgeline viewpoints for the proposed buildings and explained that the rooflines of the upper buildings shown in the presentation are representative of the view as it would be seen from Brush Creek Road. Council expressed a concern with the height and mass of Building F. Mass and scale will be further discussed during Preliminary Review. Shaw explained the emergency fire access plan. John Mele of the Snowmass Wildcat Fire District identified the two buildings located at the back of the development as concerns for fire truck access. Due to access restrictions within the area, he suggested the buildings be constructed of "type 1" materials, which consists of steel and concrete, in an effort to keep fire from spreading. The applicant agreed to comply with the recommendations. Council discussed the aerial connection and requested the use of additional bridges and a substantial connectivity to the other major areas in the Village. The applicant stated that they would share in the costs of the people mover with adjacent developers. Shaw outlined the Town Shuttle Bus route through the development. He proposed both an uphill and downhill route. Two pulloff bays were identified for the shuttle on the lower road to avoid traffic going through the upper Center. Council agreed with the Planning Commission recommendations regarding pedestrian circulation and requested that the remaining issues be discussed at the next Town Council Meeting. Item No. 6: RUEDI WATER AND POWER IGA DISCUSSION Mark Fuller, representing Ruedi Water and Power (WPA), explained that the WPA has been in existence since 1981 and provides a voice in the valley on a wide variety of water issues and is made up of representatives from five Towns and three County governments in the valley. The WPA is recognized regionally, state wide and nationally as representing the interest of the Roaring Fork, Crystal and Frying Pan Water Systems. Fuller explained that the purpose of the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) is to allocate 185 acre -feet of water out of Reudi for use by its members at no charge. After further discussion, Council agreed to pay $3,750.00, effective for the 2003 budget, and to approve the IGA. Mercatoris requested that the WPA consider investigating a more equitable way to divide the amount of the contribution among the members in the future. Staff and the Town Attorney will provide a Resolution adopting the IGA for Council review and approval. Item No. 7: HOUSING ADVISORY COMMITTEE DISCUSSION The Housing Manager stated that the Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) recommends that employee housing owner re- qualification require that owners complete a housing affidavit every two years along with a $20.00 filing fee and that the affidavit include information regarding residency, employment, retirement, ownership of other property and current property owners. The HAC 03- 11 -02tc Page4of6 recommendations presented today would not affect current owners, only new sales. Council stated that all owners should re- qualify every two years with an affidavit, that owners should reside in their housing units 8 months a year, requested that the 40 hours per week employment qualification be changed to a formula based on number of hours per year an employee must work in Snowmass Village to qualify, agreed that after an owner receives Social Security benefits, they only need to meet the residency requirements to stay in their housing, requested that ownership of commercial, vacant land and other residential homes within and outside the designated area be further discussed at a future Meeting, and agreed that owners who presently own property in the defined area should be forced to sell said property or vacate their employee housing. All final housing recommendations will be presented for Town Council's review at the March 18, 2002 Regular Town Council Meeting. Item No. 8: PUBLIC NON AGENDA ITEMS Cemetery Signage Barbara Lucks, representing the Cemetery Board, requested permission from Council to present an application to the Planning Commission regarding signage at the Cemetery. Council stated their approval for the Cemetery Committee to appear before the Planning Commission regarding this issue. Item No. 9: PUBLIC HEARING RESOLUTION NO. 01, SERIES OF 2002 TO RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENT AND CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION APPROVING A MAJOR AMENDMENT TO THE FINAL PLAT OF THE SNOWMASS CLUB SUBDIVISION INVOLVING THE SNOWMASS CLUB PHASE II DEVELOPMENT, AND INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: 1) BOUNDARY CHANGES BETWEEN PARCELS 3 AND 4; 2) PARCEL 10 (THE GOLF COURSE AREA); 3) DESIGNATING A TRACT FOR THE CONVEYANCE TO THE TOWN OF SNOWMASS VILLAGE FOR USE AS A SOFTBALL FIELD, RECREATION, EVENTS AREA AND FESTIVALS; AND 4) DESIGNATING EASEMENT DEDICATIONS FOR TRAILS, EMERGENCY ACCESS OR FIRE LANES, PUBLIC ACCESS DRIVES, CROSS ACCESS ARRANGEMENTS, AND UTILITY LINES; TOGETHER WITH A SUBDIVISION EXEMPTION, WHICH INCLUDES CONDOMINIUMIZATION OF 21 MULTI FAMILY UNITS AVERAGING 2,400 SQUARE FEET IN SIZE INTO 1/8 SHARE TIMESHARES (Public Hearing Continued from February 4 2002 and continued to March 18, 2002) 03- 11 -02tc Page 5 of 6 At 7:21 p.m. Mayor Manchester re- opened the Public Hearing. There being no public comment, the Public Hearing was continued to the Regular Town Council Meeting on April 8, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. Item No. 10: RESOLUTION NO. 12, SERIES OF 2002 CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION APPROVING A MODIFICATION TO THE WILDCAT RANCH PUD TO AMEND THE DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY ENVELOPE 4C FOR HOMESTEAD 4, WILDCAT RANCH, IN ACCORDANCE WITH PROVISIONS OF TOWN COUNCIL ORDINANCE NO. 08, SERIES OF 1994 The Planning Director stated that the owners of Homestead 4, Wildcat Ranch have submitted an application to amend the Development Activity Envelope in order to accommodate the preferred location of their proposed Caretaker Unit /Guest House building. He explained that amendments to the Development Activity Envelope within Wildcat Ranch may occur if in accordance with Ordinance No. 08, Series of 1994. Staff has reviewed the application and determined that the requirements of the Ordinance have been met. Council Member Mordkin made a motion to approve Resolution No. 12, Series of 2002, seconded by Purvis. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor to 0 opposed. Item No. 11: DISCUSSION COMMITTEE REPORTS /COUNCIL COMMENTS and Item No. 12: CALENDARS Mayor Manchester suggested that the above items be listed together on future Agendas. Environmental Officer Hunt Walker, Acting Town Manager, reported that he is pursuing the appropriate person for this position. Traffic Consultants Council Member Mordkin requested that the traffic consultants who park along Town roadways identify themselves in a professional manner. NOTE: The following item was not listed on the Agenda for this Meeting. Item No. 12A: EXECUTIVE SESSION 03- 11 -02tc Page 6 of 6 At 7:35 p.m. Manchester made a motion to convene to Executive Session for a discussion with the Town Attorney and the Interim Town Manager for the purpose of a two -month review of the Interim Town Manager, as authorized by Colorado revised Statues 24 -6 -402 (4) (f) (I) and Snowmass Village Municipal Code Chapter 2, Article III, Section 2 -45 (c) (2) Executive Sessions. Virtue seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor to 0 opposed. At 8:05 p.m. Mercatoris made a motion to reconvene the Regular Meeting, seconded by Virtue. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor to 0 opposed. Item No. 13: ADJOURNMENT There being no further business, Mercatoris 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 adjourned at 8:06 p.m. APPROVAL Minutes were approved as amended, at the May 06, 2002 Regular Town Council Meeting with a motion made by Mayor Manchester, seconded by Council Member Mercatoris, and upon a vote of 5 in favor to 0 opposed. Rhonda B. Coxon, Deputy Town Clerk