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01-31-05 Town Council Minutes SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2005 (Continuation of 01-18-05 Meeting) Mayor Douglas Mercatoris reconvened the Regular Town Council Meeting of Tuesday, January 18, 2005 on Monday, January 31, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. Item No. 1: ROLL CALL COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Douglas Mercatoris, Arnold Mordkin, John Wilkinson, and Bill Boineau. COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: Council Member Sally Sparhawk. STAFF PRESENT: Mike Segrest, Town Manager; Jim Wahlstrom, Senior Planner; Chris Conrad, Planning Director; Rhonda Coxon, Town Clerk PUBLIC PRESENT: Toni Kronberg, Bill Kane, David Bellack, Don Schuster and other members of the community interested in Agenda items for this Meeting. Item No. 2: PUBLIC NON-AGENDA ITEMS Toni Kronberg read a letter addressed to the Aspen School District Board and Superintendent, which was presented at the School Board Meeting on December 6, 2004. She reported that the letter was also presented to the Aspen City Council, Pitkin County Commissioners, Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, Colorado Department of Transportation, the Aspen Skiing Company, Aspen Daily News, Aspen Times, Snowmass Sun, City of Aspen Transportation Manager, City Manager of Aspen and the Aspen City Attorney. The letter stated Kronberg’s concerns regarding traffic congestion at the roundabout near the entrance to the school site, which she felt diminishes Aspen’s image presentation of a small resort community and their goal to be environmentally protective and congestion, and free of the urban lifestyle. She also stated a concern regarding new and proposed development that would increase the populations of both Aspen and Snowmass Village and would impacts that the developments would have on the school system. The letter questioned how the School District plans to address the issue and related costs. Kronberg emphasized the need for all 01-31-05tc Page 2 of 4 parties involved to meet with the School District to create a plan to address the issues. Item No. 3:FIRST READING – ORDINANCE NO. 02, SERIES OF 2005 – SNOWMASS MOUNTAIN MASTER PLAN FIRST READING CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE APPROVING THE FINAL PUD FOR THE SNOWMASS MOUNTAIN MASTER PLAN AMENDMENT, INVOLVING REVISIONS TO THE SKI AND SNOWBOARD AREA FOR THE REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF SKI AND SNOWBOARD LIFTS, THE CAPACITY INCREASE OF CERTAIN LIFTS, THE ADDITION OF A GONDOLA BETWEEN PROPOSED BASE VILLAGE AND ELK CAMP MEADOWS, EXPANSION OF ON- MOUNTAIN FACILITIES, RECREATION AREAS AND RESTAURANTS, DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW BEGINNERS AREA AND TUBING PARK, CREATION OF ADDITIONAL TRAILS OR GLADING SKI AND SNOWBOARD AREAS, EXPANSION OF THE SNOW MAKING SYSTEM, WINTER AND SUMMER PROGRAMS AND USES; TOGETHER WITH A REZONING OF THE SKI/SNOWBOARD MOUNTAIN TO A ‘RECREATION’ ZONE DISTRICT. Senior Planner Jim Wahlstrom outlined changes made to the Ordinance, PUD Guide, exhibit references and reference labels, as requested by Council at the January 18, 2005 Regular Town Council Meeting. Bill Kane, representing the applicant, referred to his letter written to Council that was included in the information packet for this Meeting, which states that the Aspen Skiing Company plans to demolish the existing Sams Knob Restaurant to allow for construction of the new ski lifts. He stated that a new food service facility that would include 125 seats would be completed and in place before the start of the 2007/2008 ski season. Mordkin requested that a Condition be included in the Ordinance stating that the restaurant facility, consisting of no less than 125 seats, would be completed before the 2007/2008 ski season. Kane explained that temporary restaurant and/or bathroom facilities were being considered for the area, although would depend on the status of on-mountain excavation work for construction of the new lift system. Council reviewed the Ordinance language and discussed Findings appropriate to the Ordinance language, configuration of the new ski runs, locations of ski lift towers, inconsistencies between Ordinance No. 09, Series of 1994 and this Ordinance, operation and speed of the cabriolet, summer activities on mountain trails for Summer events, the formula used to calculate cash-in-lieu for mitigation of employee housing construction, and the effects of the upcoming Election on the Base Village Plan development plan. 01-31-05tc Page 3 of 4 Council requested that the applicant interact with adjacent condominium projects regarding location of the ski lift towers. Kane stated that once location of ski lift towers is identified, the applicant would provide that information to Council. Council also requested that staff notify adjacent condominium projects of upcoming discussions regarding locations of the ski lift towers, and that staff provide a list of items contained in Ordinance No. 09 Series of 1994 that are inconsistent with this Ordinance. Wahlstrom reviewed revisions made to the Recreational Zone District Map, the Boundary Diagram, and Land Use Parameters. He also identified changes made to the identification of exhibits from alpha to numerical, and requested that Council review information provided by staff and noted in Exhibits to the Snowmass Mountain PUD Guide. The motion and second for First Reading of this Ordinance was made at the January 18, 2005 Regular Town Council Meeting. There being no further discussion, First Reading of Ordinance No. 02, Series of 2005 was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Sparhawk was absent. Item No. 4: COMMITTEE REPORTS/CALENDARS Condolences Mercatoris stated that Council Member Sparhawk was absent from this Meeting due to a death in her family. He requested staff send condolences from Council and staff. Bus Cross-Sharing Wilkinson suggested that the Town investigate the possibility of cross-sharing buses between entities such as Rocky Mountain National Park since busy seasons are opposite for the Town and Rocky Mountain National Park. Official School Zone Wilkinson requested that staff investigate the requirements that would allow the Town to designate the section of Owl Creek Road in front of the Little Red School House as an official school zone for traffic speed control purposes. Base Village/Sign Code Wilkinson requested that staff notify the Base Village developers of the need for them to obtain a Sign Permit for the sign installed designating the future site of the Weston Hotel. CAST Meeting Mercatoris reported that he and the Town Manager attended a Colorado Association of Ski Towns (CAST) meeting recently held in Winter Park, which they felt to be very educational. A topic of interest concentrated on keeping the waters in the streams. He also reported that he planned to attend a meeting with 01-31-05tc Page 4 of 4 CAST Members and representatives of the State Legislature in March, 2005. The Agenda for that meeting includes discussions regarding Health Care in mountain communities and actions that could be taken to keep mountain community residents informed. February 3, 2005 Election Mercatoris reminded the public that the Town of Snowmass Village would be conducting an election on Thursday, February 3, 2005. He encouraged the public to obtain clarification of the election questions and to vote. Item No. 5: ADJOURNMENT There being no further business Mordkin made a motion to adjourn the Meeting, seconded by Boineau. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Sparhawk was absent. The Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m. This set of Minutes was approved by the Town Council at the Regular Meeting of March 20, 2006.