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05-23-05 Town Council Minutes PUBLIC PRESENT SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MAY 23, 2005 Mayor Mercatoris called to order the Regular Meeting of the Snowmass Village Town Council at 4:10 p.m. Item No. 1: ROLL CALL COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Douglas Mercatoris, Bill Boineau, John Wilkinson, Sally Sparhawk, and Arnold Mordkin COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: All Council Members were present. Mike Segrest, Town Manager; Hunt Walker, Public Works Director, David Peckler, Transportation Director, Jim Wahlstrom, Senior Planner; John Dresser, Town Attorney; Chris Conrad, Planning Director; Clay Blaschke, Secretary to the Town Clerk; and Donna J. Garcia-Spaulding, Deputy Town Clerk STAFF PRESENT: Madeleine Osberger, Alice Laird, Robert Schultz, Valerie Alexander, Edgell Pyles, Delma Beemer, Barbara Yokum, Ian Long, Becky Drombrowsk, Doug Dotson, and other members of the public interested in Agenda items for this Meeting. DISCUSSION AGENDA Item No. 2: NEW CENTURY TRANSPORTATION FOUNDATION Consultants for New Century Transportation Foundation (NCTF) Alice Laird and Robert Schultz provided Council with a PowerPoint presentation and informational update discussing what the NCTF has been doing throughout the region and their goals for the rest of the year Laird stated that NCTF is grateful to have recently received seed funding from the Elected Officials Transportation Committee (EOTC). Alice Laird explained that NCTF is a non-profit organization created to advance resource-efficient mobility choices in the Roaring Fork Valley through an approach which includes increasing awareness through education and outreach; creating partnerships between citizens, the private sector, non-profits, and local government; mobilizing additional funding sources for transportation improvements; leveraging resources to spur innovations; and researching and developing solutions. Laird stated that their focus is to increase trails awareness of the economic benefits and leveraging additional resources to a complete system, creating a financing plan to implement region's adopted transit plan (RFTA/Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), building knowledge of the best practices relating to bike/walk-friendly communities; working for clean fuels and efficient vehicles "Greening the Fleet", and leveraging partnerships to 05-23-05tc Page 2 of 13 implement transit oriented land use connection, design and development. Laird reported that there is an up-coming event at the Hotel Jerome with Congressman Earl Blumenauer a national leader on transit and related issues, State of Colorado legislative leaders, and experts on BRT. The goal of the event is to de-mystify BRT, increase awareness of the need for more resource-efficient transportation and increase awareness of funding opportunities. In response to an inquiry by Council Member Wilkinson, Laird stated that during the Trail Summit they applied for a State Trails grant for the trail on Rio Grand Right of Way (ROW) and they did not receive any funding. They are trying to increase their awareness of this region's needs and re-submit. Schultz stated that they are building a coalition and are targeting the businesses and the events and workshops have been a great outreach He stated that after the federal authorization is in place, they would work with RFTA for a target year of 2006. They are also talking to people about alternative vehicles and fuels, BRT, trails and pedestrian safe-ways and transit oriented development. Council and the Applicants discussed Transit Stations Shelter; pre-pay fares; restroom; potential for private sector partners, super express service; and funding; which will require a vote from the public for additional revenue. Item No. 3: POOL AND FITNESS CENTER COSTS Town Manager Mike Segrest explained that based upon comments at earlier Council Meetings regarding architecture and the fitness center space, staff presented Council with a new program and new architecture more reflective of a western heritage theme. The program for the Pool/Fitness Fitness Center building grew from 6, 465 Sq. ft. to 7,897 sq. ft with most of the additional square footage in an expanded fitness area. At the conclusion of 2nd the Council meeting of May Council majority approved the new architecture and program pending a future discussion of costs, budget and funding Segrest stated that the current costs of the revised program of 8,015 square feet is $4,159,547, which is $766,411 over the current budget of $3,393,136. Bluegreen Representative Valerie Alexander provided Council with a PowerPoint presentation depicting the initial community pool location, character images, and site maps of the three options. Alexander provided Council with community feedback highlights for the Entryway Master Plan, site planning, and project amenities. Relevant to the Entryway Master Plan, Alexander reported that the community desires finalized road options and voiced that the pool is too close to the dusty road. Relating to site planning, she reported that the community desires a separate leisure pool from the lap pool, separate adult/children's activities and indoor access to the lap pool; the amenities desired include water/play features, floating "bar, movable seating/"flex" space, concession/kitchen; that the pool be available for year-round use with an entry fee; the architecture include a lifeguard resting area with low building height; consultation with a pool specialist, zero-entry, varying depths for all users, separate pools/spas, non-abrasive materials, competitive swimming with 6-8 lane 25 meter pool; and solar and chlorine alternatives. 05-23-05tc Page 3 of 13 Council, Town Manager Segrest and Alexander further discussed goals and objectives; milestone dates; bond approved program; modified/phased-bond approved program, pool tour highlights; the current Phase I program; water "park" amenity options, and reviewed the three Options including Option No. 1 Modified Base Program, Option No 2 Complete Phase I plus Fitness Center Expansion and Option No 3• Complete Phase I plus Fitness and Pool Expansion. After further discussion, the Public Works Director Hunt Walker stated that staff's recommendation is for Option No. 2. Complete Phase I plus Fitness Center Expansion at a cost of $5,979,547. He stated that this option will require additional funding of $2,600,000 and that the staff recommendation is to have a bond question this fall combining the pool/fitness center funding with funding for the Town Hall and based upon current estimates this would require a bond issue of approximately $7,600,000 funded by a 1 5 mill levy increase and cost $10 per month for a $1,000,000 home. NOTE: Mayor Mercatoris took public comment at this time. Barbara Yokum In response to an inquiry by Yokum, Mayor Mercatoris explained that after much deliberation it has been determined that for the best success for both issues is to put them into one bond question and what Council will be doing is asking for the public's permission to be authorized to have bonds sold to raise the money to finance the two projects. In response to an inquiry by Yokum, Town Manager Segrest stated that the size of the gym includes a full court basketball court approximately 60 X 90, which is 7,000 square feet Yokum stated that a full-court basketball court such as a high school court can be split into two courts and has the capability of multi-use and if the court is too small it won't be able to do that. Ian Long Long stated that if we do things right in terms of size and design, that a lot of people will use the facility, which generates revenue and suggested a facility with dual uses with things like a climbing wall for children Segrest stated that if the voters are willing to subsidize it, it will be a very good thing for the community and this project fits with what the community is trying to do, which is build a tourist attraction. Sally Hasset In response to an inquiry by Hasset, the Mayor stated that Council does not feel there is enough room at the Entryway location to accommodate the Town hall function and the recreation playing fields, buildings and swimming pool at that location. Barbara Yokum Requested that the plan she shared with Mayor Mercatoris be provided to the Chief Building Official Mark Kittle depicting the tier spa hot tub and put the money where it is needed In response to Yokum's inquiry, Alexander stated that the family changing rooms increased a total of six and would include toilets and showers. In conclusion, Town Council voiced their opinions in favor of the following project options: Mayor Mercatoris and Council Members Boineau, Sparhawk, and Mordkin 05-23-05tc Page 4 of 13 stated their approval of Option No. 2 with the ability to expand later, which includes the modified Base Program and all of the Phase I options plus a small multipurpose gym. The gym could be used for basketball, volleyball, aerobic classes, etc. The total cost of this program is $5,433.547. To provide funding for this program $2,600,000 would be included in a Fall 2005 Bond issue. Council Member Wilkinson preferred Option No. 1 with a Wave Ball and stated his concern with tapping into the Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT) too hard. After further discussion, Council, Staff, and the Applicant discussed liability concerns; depth of the pool; proper location for the kiddy pool and concessions, a slide and proper location; and leisure area design and location. Further Public Comment: Barbara Yokum In response to an inquiry by Yokum, Alexander stated that the rationale for the kiddy pool located by the concessions took into consideration the traffic zone, proximity to the restrooms and the fact that circulation to and from the slide is safer. Becky Dombrowski In response to an inquiry by Council Member Boineau, Representative of the Snowmass Club Becky Dombrowski commented that the club has received requests infrequently for family changing rooms. Ian Lonq Long and Town Manager Segrest discussed fine tuning the tenant aspect of the project and softer surfaces such as clay or piping material and a cost analysis comparison. Segrest stated that concrete surfaces would NOT be considered. Sally Hasset Hasset requested consideration for indoor tennis courts within the facility and stated that she has a large group of interested members of the community looking at design plans much like the Anderson Ranch for future discussions and associated costs. Mayor Mercatoris stated that tennis courts will not be considered during this phase of the project and can be discussed during discussions for expansion. Barbara Yokum In response to an inquiry by Yokum, Council stated that a daycare facility would NOT be included in this project Mayor Mercatoris stated that Council has the responsibility is to make sure we have projects fully funded by the resources the Town has available. Ian Lonq In response to an inquiry by Long, Council Member Mordkin stated that outdoor lighting could be a consideration of this project. NOTE: Council took a 15-minute break and reconvened the Regular . Meeting at 610 p.m. 05-23-05tc Page 5 of 13 Item No. 4: PUBLIC NON-AGENDA ITEMS Representative of the Snowmass Club facility Becky Dombrowski reported that the Snowmass Club held a "Community Day" on Sunday, May 22, 2005 at the Club with 120 players in field and others from the community who participated in the barbeque event and entertainment. Dombrowski explained that the event charge was $35 per person to th play in the shotgun event with $20 held aside as a 4of July fund and she presented a check to the Town in the amount of $2,400 00 as a donation She stated that the Snowmass Club is hopeful that the "Community Day" will turn into an annual event. Mayor Mercatoris thanked Dombrowski on behalf of the community. Item No. 5: COUNCIL UPDATES Mayor Mercatoris stated that this Item would be discussed later in the Meeting. Item No. 6: RESOLUTION NO. 20, SERIES OF 2005 – SNOWMASS CHAPEL CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION PROVIDING DIRECTION TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION CONCERNING THE SNOWMASS CHAPEL PRELIMINARY PLAN, REZONING TO MIXED USE, SUBDIVISION EXEMPTION AND SUBSEQUENT RE-SUBDIVISION PLATTING OF THE PROPERTY. Senior Planner Jim Wahlstrom stated that pursuant to the Joint Meeting with Planning nd Commission and Town Council of May 2,that the above resolution documents the Council directives to the Planning Commission concerning the review of the Snowmass nd Chapel Preliminary PUD application. Wahlstrom stated that during the May 2Joint Meeting there was no direct discussion concerning a joint review process and that staff understood that the Planning Commission should conduct a comprehensive review of the application following the directives provided ad submit its recommendations prior to Town Council beginning a review of the application. Council Member Mordkin, the Town Manager and Senior Planner Chris Conrad discussed the project plan included in today's resolution on packet page 54, Exhibit "A", item a. Snowmass Sun Editor/General Manager Madeleine Osberger suggested that Council provide adequate time for the newspaper to publicize this issue Council and staff discussed amendments referred to on packet page 10, Section Two., item 1; packet page 10, Section Two:, line 75, 4. Council Member Sparhawk disclosed that she recently had a conversation with Edgell Pyles of the Snowmass Chapel concerning this application and does NOT feel their discussion has influenced her decision making on this issue. NOTE: Mayor Mercatoris opened the meeting for public comment at this time. There was no public comment. 05-23-05tc Page 6 of 13 There being no further discussion, Mayor Mercatoris called the question and Council Member Mordkin made a motion to approve Resolution No 20, Series of 2005 as amended, seconded by Council Member Boineau. The vote was approved by 5 in favor and 0 opposed. Item No. 7: RESOLUTION NO. 22, SERIES OF 2005 – 2005 EOTC BUDGET CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE 2005 EOTC BUDGET FOR THE PITKIN COUNTY Y2 CENT TRANSIT SALES AND USE TAX Council Member Mordkin made a motion to approve Resolution No 22, Series of 2005, seconded by Council Member Sparhawk Transportation Director David Peckler provided Council with a brief over-view of the core issues for today's discussion and stated that this resolution approves the 2005 budget for the use of the Pitkin County ½-cent sales and use tax He stated that the budget was discussed at the Elected Officials Transportation Committee (EOTC) meeting on April 21, 2005, which included approval funding for Phase 1 & 2 of the construction of special event parking at Highway 82 and Brush Creek Road AKA: the Intercept Lot, the agreement on the proposal from Intrawest outlining their contribution to Phases 1 & 2 for their use of 350 spaces over the next five years; and the agreement to earmark $6 5 million in EOTC funds for regional transportation improvements in Snowmass Village. Council, the Town Attorney, the Town Manager, and Peckler discussed the second "Whereas" on packet page 20, stating reasons for Council decisions. Town Attorney John Dresser suggested that Council always refer to this as a Region Transit Center because it builds the mental image that we are building a chain link to ensure the commitment of $6.5 million. Council Member Wilkinson stated that he is uncomfortable putting in the dollar amount because it is holding the Town accountable and requested a language amendment. Mayor Mercatoris clarified what the second "Whereas" on packet page 20 does and explained that this is a document that Pitkin County agreed to in a recent meeting and the Town has the other history of the $7 million and now we may continue to go forward. There being no further discussion, Mayor Mercatoris called the question for approval of Council Member Wilkinson's amendment with a vote of 4 opposed and 1 in favor Mayor Mercatoris, and Council Members Mordkin, Boineau, and Sparhawk opposed. Therefore, the amendment failed Subsequently; Mayor Mercatoris called the question for approval of Resolution No. 22, Series of 2005 with a vote of 4 in favor and 1 opposed. Council Member Wilkinson opposed. Item No. 8: RESOLUTION NO 23, SERIES OF 2005 – PARK & RIDE IGA CONSIDERATION OF A RESOLUTION APPROVING AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT ON THE JOINT MANAGEMENT, MAINTENANCE AND USE OF THE PARKING FACILITY AT HIGHWAY 82 AND BRUSH CREEK ROAD KNOWN AS THE BRUSH CREEK PARK N RIDE 05-23-05tc Page 7 of 13 Council Member Boineau made a motion to approve Resolution No. 23, Series of 2005, seconded by Council Member Sparhawk. Transportation Director David Peckler explained the core issue for discussion and stated that it means entering into the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) defining the joint management, maintenance and use of the property owned by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) at Highway 82 and Brush Creek Road known as the Brush Creek Park-and-ride. Peckler referred Council to a change on packet page 27, Change or Future use of the Parking Lot stating that any proposed major change or large special event use of the Park-and-ride Lot shall require the unanimous approval of the member jurisdictions of the EOTC consistent with existing IGAs governing the EOTC, providing that the individual jurisdictions do not have to have a unanimous vote, rather a simple majority vote, and in coordination with CDOT. He referred Council to an edit by Pitkin County on packet page 27, City of Aspen Responsibilities stating that the Director of Parking for the City of Aspen shall be responsible for developing an operational plan for the daily and/or minor special use, management, maintenance, and enforcement of the portion of the Park-and-ride Lot designated as the City of Aspen Maintenance area on Exhibit "A" and further specifics detailed on that page He stated that staff is paying special attention to ensure use of the lot on a case-by-case basis as defined in a Town Operational Plan that EOTC would review annually. Council and staff further discussed private/public parking, guaranteed distinction uses; bus private interests; special events use; the Town's ability to control who and when the lot would be used, the 400 car threshold, which was the Glenwood to Buttermilk CIS design; access permit; 200 asphalt to 400; and an agreement with developers. After further discussion, Council Member Mordkin directed staff to keep these important issues in mind in an effort to avoid giving control of what is rightfully the public's away nor does the Town desire to see an imposed restriction on the public parking. He stated that the County shouldn't manage how the Town of Snowmass Village manages people coming into this community. He further requested that staff differentiate between reserve and private use. Council agreed unanimously to no changes on the IGA Town Attorney John Dresser stated that the County's responsibilities are to prepare this operational plan and stated that the IGA doesn't provide that the EOTC has approval of the operational plan as far as it goes for minor changes for Special Events; "we want to make that the operational plan is subject to EOTC approval". There being no further discussion, the vote to approve Resolution No 23, Series of 2005 - Park & Ride IGA was approved by 5 in favor and 0 opposed. Item No. 9: PUBLIC HEARING – STATE OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN PUBLIC HEARING CONSIDERATION OF THE STATE OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN Mayor Mercatoris opened the Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. Planning Director Chris Conrad stated that all public notification requirements have been met in accordance with the Municipal Code within the Snowmass Sun Newspaper. 05-23-05tc Page 8 of 13 2nd Conrad provided Council with a brief explanation of May Town Council Meeting and stated that the Planning Commission wants to get to work and recognizes that there is a necessity to take a closer look at the West Village area and revitalization of the condominiums. He referred Council to the 2002 report stating Council direction to staff, which includes up dating the data, maps, etc. Council Member Mordkin requested that staff provide Council with a project plan so that Council may determine whether to refer an issue back to the Planning Commission or deal with it immediately. Mordkin further requested that staff redraft a new report, bring what is important to the Planning Commission and report findings to Town Council Town Manager Mike Segrest stated that staff has a revitalization plan in place and will allow Town Council time to review it. Snowmass Sun Newspaper Editor/General Manager Madeleine Osberger requested that Council and staff provide adequate time for publication so that the public may give their comment. Mayor Mercatoris closed the Public Hearing at 7:12 p.m. After further discussion Town Council provide preliminary direction to commence work on amendments to the Comprehensive Plan relating to the renovation, redevelopment and revitalization of the Snowmass Mall and residential condominium properties located throughout the Town. Item No. 10: MANAGER'S REPORT Section 5311 Grant Application Town Manager Mike Segrest reported that the Transportation Department's application to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for a Section 5311 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Operating and Capital grant for 2006 and 2007 needs to be executed by the Mayor. Transportation Director David Peckler stated that the grant application covers a two-year period and is due June 1, 2005, which is an application for administrative and operating assistance to support year-round bus service on Route 3 and to provide fixed route service to the employee housing units along Owl Creek Road and Snowmass Club Circle Peckler provided the Mayor with appropriate grant letters for his signature. Annual Elevator Inspections Town Manager Mike Segrest reported that there are a significant number of elevators within the Town limits and many more proposed to be installed at Base Village and that the Building Department feels it necessary to perform an annual visit to all of these elevator locations to ensure compliance with State statutes He explained that it is required that all elevators, escalators and similar conveying systems be inspected by a certified elevator inspector annually and a compliance certificate posted at each location. The Chief Building Official Mark Kittle reported that most of the elevators in town are NOT in compliance with this statute and it is the responsibility of the Town and ultimately the Building Department to see that these systems are in compliance. Kittle stated that in the case of a non-compliance situation, it is common to issue revocation of the location's business license or an assessment of a fine until the conveying system is brought into compliance. Town Attorney 05-23-05tc Page 9 of 13 John Dresser stated that the first year will be somewhat time consuming but once the program is in place it should be a relatively easy process and will cost somewhere between $1,000.00 and $2,000 00 and that no code amendments are necessary for enforcement. After further discussion, Council determined that an inspection plan should be drafted and in place in the near future. Owl Creek Trailhead Parkinq Segrest reported that in the past there has been a demand for a parking lot of approximately 6 spaces to be located on Parcel F, Lot 3 to access the Tom Blake and Owl Creek Trails. Since Parcel F, Lot 3 is zoned "Conservation Easement" a parking lot is not an allowed use Segrest stated that the 2001 Town Council requested that staff contact the Snowmass Land Company for permission to construct the trailhead parking lot on Parcel F, Lot 2, which is to the west of Lot 3 and isn't zoned "Conservation Easement". The Snowmass Land Company would grant permission for the parking lot if the Town was willing to release the golf reservation on the open space in the Two Creeks area but the Two Creeks Homeowners Association objected to the release. Council Member Boineau stated that according to a conversation he had with Kevin Wright of the Division of Wildlife there is not a problem with the lot; they just chain it and close it during migration and requested that Lot 3 be provided to the public to access the Tom Blake and Owl Creek Trails Council Member Sparhawk was in agreement. Council Member Wilkinson suggested implementation of signage as an educational opportunity for the public. Council Member Mordkin stated that it is not proper to change a conservation easement. After further discussion, Council majority directed staff to continue to pursue Lot 2 for the parking lot and stated that violators should be ticketed. Item No. 11: APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES FOR 02-07-05 and 04-04-05 There being no discussion or amendments, Council Member Mordkin made a motion to approve the Meeting Minutes for February 7, 2005 and April 4, 2005, seconded by Council Member Boineau. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor and 0 opposed. Item No. 12: COMMITTEE REPORTS/CALENDARS & Item No. 5: COUNCIL UPDATES These two items were discussed simultaneously. Rodeo Use Space Council Member Sparhawk requested space on a future Agenda to discuss using the 05-23-05tc Page 10 of 13 Rodeo lot for other things. Bear-Proof Door Handles Council Member Boineau inquired whether the Town should enact an ordinance requiring all homes to have leaver-type door handles to prevent bears from entering homes. In response, the Town Manager stated that it would be best to encourage homeowners to use alternative door handles and for Animal Services to continue educating the community that bears have to be killed if they intrude a home. Base Village Internet Web Cam Council Member Boineau commented that he would like to see the Town put in a camera accessed by Internet as Base Village grows and is under construction. Mayor Mercatoris stated that he is a little hesitant that this be done at Town expense Segrest suggested that this idea wait until the Town gets through the first dirt digging phase in an effort to present a positive Town image. Silvertree Hotel Council Member Wilkinson stated that several times during the past week that there have been power outages in Snowmass Village at both residential and commercial areas and that the culprit seems to be Intrawest Base Village construction Wilkinson inquired of his associates of the need to address the issue publicly in the About Town article printed in the Snowmass Sun Newspaper. Town Manager Segrest stated that staff would investigate the matter with Holy Cross Electric Representative Richard Brinkley and that the About Town article would work well. Pitkin County Library Meetinq Council Member Wilkinson stated that there was a Pitkin County Library meeting recently and that attendees are wondering if there is a possibility of having a place for library returns and book circulation in the New Town Hall. Town Manager Mike Segrest stated that this is a definite possibility that could be implemented with a library service area located behind the Town receptionist desk. Mayor Mercatoris suggested that staff investigate the possibility of a free paperback exchange as part of this service. Wilkinson suggested a computer with access directly to the Pitkin County Library. After further discussion, the Mayor stated that staffing could be an issue to address. Ball field Council Member Wilkinson reported that he has received a lot of comments from the community that it is unfit to play on because of rocks. Segrest stated that with our ground conditions being what they are, this is a multi-year project before the field turns into the conditions we would like Segrest stated that he would investigate the matter. Washington D.C. Council Member Wilkinson reported that when he recently visited the Washington D.0 area to meet with our legislators, one of the things he was asking for was an increase in appropriations for school libraries from currently $17 million to $100 million for schools nation-wide, which allows for Colorado to receive a larger slice of the picture. He stated that John Salazar Colorado's Representative is representing Colorado very well. 05-23-05tc Page 11 of 13 Krabloonik Council Member Mordkin reported that a couple of weeks ago he read in a local newspaper that the Krabloonik is taking care of recent issues relating to animal adoption. He stated that in recent comment he received from the Director of the Aspen Animal Shelter, that they have limited funds and since this business operation is in Snowmass Village they are not funded by Pitkin County Animal Shelter and he is wondering if we shouldn't "put our money where our mouth is" and contribute some Town monies, approximately $500 to defray associated costs. Town Manager Segrest stated that Krabloonik may certainly apply to the Town's annual grants program After further discussion, Mayor Mercatoris suggested that this matter be passed to the Animal Services grants application and requested that staff call the Pitkin County Animal Services to find out what they are expecting and costs associated with adopting out some of the animals. Pitkin County Commissioners Meetinq Mayor Mercatoris reminded Council associates that they have a meeting tomorrow at 11:00 A.M. with Pitkin County Commissioners here in Snowmass Village and encouraged all to attend The Mayor requested that if they have items that they would like to address, that everyone turn those questions in to him to review at the beginning of the meeting. Snowmass Sun Newspaper Editor/General Manager Madeleine Osberger requested a copy of the questions in an effort to obtain identical information, according to the Freedom Act. After further discussion, Council requested that staff provide Osberger with this information in the newspaper slot located at the Town Clerk's Department reception area. Higher Council Compensation Mayor Mercatoris reported that during the election it was brought to his attention by constituencies as to whether compensation of Town Council should be higher. He requested that staff investigate the last time Council was given a raise as well as a compensation package or expense re-imbursement as an alternative. Base Village Changes Occurring Council Member Boineau reported that he is hearing that a lot of changes are taking place that Council is not apprised of specifically relating to the Fire Department requesting more wood on their building. Segrest clarified that Council requested that the Fire Department consider putting as much wood on the structure as was safe for aesthetics Segrest reported that he has read indications that they are considering one building of a mix of units and that this consideration would be triggered by a building permit, staff is monitoring this for compliance detail, and staff reviews based upon plans that have been approved. After further discussion, Mayor Mercatoris re-emphasized that Council's responsibility is to ensure that this is the least impactive, is the best product it can possibly be and that the management plan is followed closely. Council Member Boineau further reported that he recently read in the Glenwood 05-23-05tc Page 12 of 13 Springs newspaper that he general contractor involved admitted to faulty work during a recent lawsuit so we need to be monitoring his work closely. Item No. 13: ADJOURNMENT There being no further discussion, Council Member Sparhawk made a motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting, seconded by Council Member Mordkin. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor to 0 opposed. The Meeting adjourned at 8:06 p.m. This set of Minutes was approved at the Regular Town Council Meeting of July 18, 2005. Deputy Town Clerk 05-23-05tc Page 13 of 13 Submitted By