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07-15-02 Town Council MinutesMayor T. Michael Manchester called to order the Regular Meeting of the Snowmass Village Town Council on Monday, July 15, 2002 at 4:08 p.m. Item No. 1: ROLL CALL COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: STAFF PRESENT: PUBLIC PRESENT: SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES JULY 15, 2002 Item No. 2: PUBLIC NON AGENDA ITEMS Mayor T. Michael Manchester, Robert Purvis, Richard Virtue and Arnold Mordkin COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: Douglas Mercatoris Michael Segrest, Town Manager; Carey Shanks, Assistant to the Town Manager; Steve Connor, Town Attorney; Chris Conrad, Planning Director; Hunt Walker, Public Works Director; Craig Thompson, Community Development Director; Trudi Worline, Town Clerk Jack Hatfield, Martha Benson, Dave Spence, Richard Wall, Mr. And Mrs. Doug Casebeer, Chuck Baker and other members of the public interested in Agenda items for this Meeting. Solar Power Denied Jack Hatfield stated that he was available to discuss the County Commissioner's denial for the Town's request to utilize solar power for lighting the Town sign at the intersection of Highway 82 and Brush Creek Road. Item No. 3: RESOLUTION NO. 41, SERIES OF 2002 CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION AMENDING TOWN COUNCIL RESOLUTION NO. 37, SERIES OF 2002, AND RESTATING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF AN ANNUAL TEMPORARY USE PERMIT FOR CHEROKEE OUTFITTERS HORSEBACK RIDES Planning Director Chris Conrad explained that Resolution No. 37, Series of 2002, granted an Annual Temporary Use Permit allowing Cherokee Outfitters to conduct public horseback rides originating from the Rodeo Grounds. A new trail 07- 15 -02tc Page 2 of 5 alignment identified as "Alternative E was constructed for this use rather than allow the applicant continued use of the trail identified as "Alternative B as shown on the trail map included in the information packet for this Meeting. After field investigation, staff and the applicant have determined that use of the "Alternative E" trail route is unsafe for this purpose. Conrad further explained that an additional alternative route has now been identified whereby the trail could traverse the Seven Star conservation easement property to gain elevation before switching back onto Town property, and allowing the operation to be farther away from the Crossings homes. The conservation easement is on Pitkin County land and a 1041 Hazard Review approval would be required. Conrad explained that a 1041 Hazard Review would be a lengthy process and recommended that the applicant be allowed to use the "Alternative B" route for the remainder of this season. Mordkin made a motion to approve Resolution No. 41, Series of 2002, seconded by Virtue. Pitkin County Commissioner Jack Hatfield stated that he has made a request to the County Commissioners, proposing a License Agreement or Temporary Use Permit to allow the trail rides to operate on the conservation easement property for the remainder of the 2002 summer season. Hatfield will report the Commissioner's reply to the Town Manager. Crossings homeowners Martha Benson, Mr. And Mrs. Steve Casebeer, Dave Spence and Richard Wall stated opposition to the dust, manure and noise created by the operation passing near their homes. Council requested that the Planning Director add a Condition to the Resolution directing the applicant is directed to construct and utilize Alternative "B" until necessary approval can be obtained from Seven Star Ranch and Pitkin County for the trail to extend onto the conservation easement property. Purvis requested that the Town Attorney investigate the Covenants and Restrictions on the land to confirm that trail rides are an approved use for that area. Council directed Cherokee Outfitters to limit the number of horses to 25, institute dust control and remove any manure from the trail. At the suggestion of the applicant, Council directed staff to pursue installation of a water line and sprinkler from the Rodeo area to the horseback riding area for dust control purposes. There being no further discussion, the Resolution was approved as amended, by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Mercatoris was absent. Item No. 4: APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES FOR 06 -10 -02 Virtue made a motion to approve the Meeting Minutes of June 10, 2002, seconded by Mordkin. There being no additions or corrections, the motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Mercatoris was absent. Item No. 5: DISCUSSION COMMITTEE REPORTS /COUNCIL COMMENTS /CALENDARS 07- 15 -02tc Page 3 of 5 "On Call Shuttle" Mordkin requested that staff determine the reason he did not receive an answer when making a telephone call to the "on call" Town Shuttle Bus on the evening of Saturday, July 13, 2002. Fallen Trees Mordkin stated his appreciation to the Town's "Green Team" for removing fallen trees from a trail. He stated that approximately' /2 mile up the Anaerobic Nightmare trail, another tree has fallen, and requested that staff remove that tree also. Grassroots Funding As a Council representative on the Grassroots Board of Directors, Mordkin requested that staff determine the effect Pitkin County's withdrawal as a funding source for Grassroots would have on the development of an Intergovernmental Agreement under development and related to Grassroots support. Aspen Country Day School Council requested that staff investigate the status of an application to Pitkin County for construction of the Aspen Country Day School on property located at the intersection of Highway 82 and Brush Creek Road. If an application has been submitted to the County, Council requested that they be allowed to comment. The Town Attorney reported that the Snowmass Water and Sanitation District, as well as the Brush Creek Metropolitan District have both stated an objection. Krabloonik \Ziegler Purvis requested that staff contact the representative of Krabloonik and inform him of outstanding issues that need to be resolved between Krabloonik and their neighboring Ziegler family, before completion of the contract between Krabloonik and the Town regarding a land trade proposal. Entryway Sign Unwanted Decor Purvis requested that staff remove the rocks that were laid by an unknown person on top of the Entryway sign located at the Intersection of Highway 82 and Brush Creek Road. Highway 82 \Brush Creek Road Sign Lighting Mayor Manchester reported that the Pitkin County Board of Commissioners has denied a Town of Snowmass Village application to install solar panels for lighting at the Highway 82 and Brush Creek Road intersection sign. He requested that staff begin the process of installing electric lines for the lights. Two Creeks Lighting Manchester requested that staff contact the Aspen Skiing Company and request that they turn off the lights at the Two Creeks area. 07- 15 -02tc Page 4 of 5 Arts Charrette Purvis reported that he recently spoke with Carol Batchelder, Chair of the Arts Advisory Board, Judy Claussen and Jim Baker, who reported that they are planning a Charrette to be held in the near future. The purpose would be to discuss subjects of interest to the community, including a performing arts center and public art in public locations, which they consider possible "community purpose" items. Manchester proposed Council discussion time be set to develop a list of desirable summer and winter amenities for Snowmass Village. France Trip Manchester reported that Jim Horowitz invited him to travel to Marciac, France, to attend the Marciac Jazz Festival. Being unable to attend, he questioned if any of the other Council Members were interested in attending. August Council Meeting Dates The Town Manager stated that the applicant has reported that they would be unable to provide sufficient staff review and development of recommendations for Base Village drawings depicting architecture, mass and scale at the July 29, 2002 Council Meeting. Council stated their preference to cancel the August 5, 2002 Regular Council Meeting, setting Regular Meetings for August 12, 19 and 26, 2002. Mass and scale for Base Village Sketch Plan will be discussed on July 29, 2002, with any carry-over discussion to be held on August 12, 2002. Item No. 6: EXECUTIVE SESSION At 5:10 p.m. Virtue made a motion to convene to Executive Session for the purpose of privileged Attorney \Client matters to discuss contract negotiations for the sale of the Conference Center. Mordkin seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Mercatoris was absent. At 6:15 p.m. Mordkin made a motion to reconvene the Regular Meeting, seconded by Virtue. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Mercatoris was absent. 07- 15 -02tc Page 5 of 5 Item No. 7: ADJOURNMENT There being no further business, Virtue made a motion to adjourn the Meeting, seconded by Purvis. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. The Meeting adjourned at 6:16 p.m. Council Member Mercatoris was absent. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR THIS MEETING Minutes were approved at the July 29, 2002 Regular Town Council Meeting with a motion made by Council Member Virtue, seconded by Council Member Mordkin and upon a vote of 5 in favor to 0 opposed. Submitted By, Trudi Worline, Town Clerk