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09-19-05 Town Council Minutes SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES SEPTEMBER 19, 2005 Mayor Douglas Mercatoris called to order the Regular Meeting of the Snowmass Village Town Council on Monday, September 19, 2005 at 4:05 p.m. Item No. 1: ROLL CALL COUNCIL PRESENT: Mayor Douglas Mercatoris, Sally Sparhawk, Arnold Mordkin, Bill Boineau, and John Wilkinson COUNCIL ABSENT: All Council Members were present STAFF PRESENT: Mike Segrest, Town Manager; John Dresser, Town Attorney; Joe Coffey, Housing Manager; Hunt Walker, Public Works Director; Jason Haber, Economic Resource Director; David Peckler, Transportation Director; Kathleen Milbrath, Public Relations Officer; and Donna J. Garcia-Spaulding, Deputy Town Clerk PUBLIC PRESENT: Chris Kelly, Jim Rathell, Jim Snyder, John Canning, Jane Park, John Bemis, Lance Burwell, Thomas Yocum, Madeleine Osberger, Chad Abraham, Michael McNamara, Leslie Bethel, Ted Grenda, Bob Purvis, Carolyn Purvis, T. Michael Manchester, Peter Weber, John Koval, Rachel Bauer, Barry Peters, Jason Ferguson, Christy Vetter, Brent Perusse, Ronald Rader, Steve Rauch, and other members of the public interested in today’s Agenda items. DISCUSSION AGENDA Item No. 2: SNOWMASS RODEO – NOW AND IN THE FUTURE Public Works Director Hunt Walker stated that the purpose of today’s meeting is for Town Council to review the 2005 rodeo operations and potentially make decisions on core issues including annual rent, annual subsidy and future plans for the rodeo. Representative of Snowmass Western Heritage Association (SWHA) Chris Kelly provided Town Council with a PowerPoint presentation as well as a brief overview of the 2005 rodeo season, including a financial statement, attendance figures, and survey results of the rodeo’s success this year. Kelly stated that total income for 2005 was $213,158 compared to $320,500 in 2004. She detailed 2005 expenses, which left them with a net income of $17,595 and presented Council with a $10,000 check reimbursement to the Town for the year 2004 as promised in the loan agreement between Snowmass Western Heritage Association and the Town of Snowmass Village. Kelly provided Council with background information relating to surveys conducted showing who attends the rodeo, why those who attend come, how many come, what does the Snowmass Rodeo do for the Town, how do other towns support their rodeo, what Snowmass Village could do to support their rodeo, and what if there weren’t a rodeo. She stated that nightly estimates in attendance averaged 727. The V.I.P. section went over very well, with the Coop vending booth reporting a gross 09-19-05tc Page 2 of 11 of $15,000.00 over 30 hours of business and the Collections vending booth reporting $2,000.00 with follow-up sales at the store located at the Snowmass Mall. NOTE: Mayor Mercatoris took public comment at this time. Lance Burwell, Representative for the Silvertree Hotel: Stated that the rodeo event gives their hotel and conference center something to sell guests; the Silvertree’s interest is not a money making venture, rather they are interested in promoting summer time events. They want to ensure that a quality product is being turned out for the price that we are offering SWHA. He further stated that he is interested in involving his employees in assisting with a winter launch in support of the rodeo. Barry Peters, local resident: Stated that as a resident in Snowmass Village he considers the rodeo to be a very important asset. It offers an amenity for families and children to look forward to each year and is one of the first things that his family asks for during the summer. Mr. Peters complimented Chris Kelly on a quality rodeo he presented again this year. In conclusion, he requested more participation from the community. John Canning, local resident: Stated that he moved to this valley from the Vail valley and helped originate the founding documents with placing the Snowmass Village rodeo on the map. In Vail the rodeo is the premier locals event, which draws approximately 800 locals per night. He further stated that rather than Beaver Creek experiencing a disconnect with down valley attendees (at Vail), they experienced a connectivity with Vail. He stated that the same thing could happen here, where it brings down valley players to Snowmass Village because it is the local event and attendees enjoy western heritage. Jane Park, President of U.S. Bank in Aspen Stated that she would like to encourage Council to continue the rodeo. She is one of those people who sat out in the rain during the rodeo and has small children and visitors from Manhattan and New York City who have said that this is exactly what they wanted to see during their visit to this area. This is an experience that they don’t have in New York City. It is a very good experience for bringing in guests, it is great for Snowmass as a family event. Ms. Park stated that the U.S. Bank is considering making a donation to the rodeo in hopes of the event continuing. John Bemis, Representative for the Snowmass Rotary Club Stated that the Rotary Club has approximately 50 members and it take six members per night to run the rodeo. These volunteers do anything from ticket sales to parking cars, which is the equivalent of approximately 2100 hours of labor that volunteers of the Town are putting into this event. They couldn’t due this volunteer work if their wives didn’t help. Snowmass Village just has to work a little harder in making the connection and Town Council should be responsible for getting it going. Council Member Mordkin disclosed that he was a co-announcer of the rodeo and therefore would recuse himself from the voting process. He stated that it is important that the public understands what is happening with the Snowmass Village rodeo. “I know that there is a feeling among many of us that this is an expensive event to put on and a lot of taxpayer dollars for 10 nights per year. Fact is that there are an inordinate number of people that come to our community and attended this event that would not have come otherwise. Remember that one of the things that we are trying to accomplish, as a town is to promote guest visitation. 09-19-05tc Page 3 of 11 Council has been miserly toward the rodeo in our contributions, where in the past contributions had been admittedly higher.” He stated that it is very important to continue the rodeo even though he was disappointed that it was not a two-night affair. This is the best rodeo in the Valley and it needs to be expanded; that starts with Council support and this importance should be conveyed to the community. Council Member Sparhawk stated that she was astounded at how many people attended the rodeo and that there were 800 in attendance the night she went. She stated that it is an important event and the attendees were excited. She stated concern about the decision for it to be held for only one night and that she was not aware of this change until it had already happened and been published in the local newspaper. In response Chris Kelly stated that she did call Town Council to report that this is what was going to happen and that Council Member Sparhawk was not available for that call. Council Member Wilkinson stated that he was very pleased to see the attendance numbers. One of the challenges is that we are going to be discussing this as we move forward with the Town Hall issue and that he does not agree with giving up the area for Town Hall. Wilkinson stated that he would like to see better multi-use of the space during rodeo. He further suggested that if the Town were willing to delay the rent payment could those funds be utilized for more participation. Council Member Boineau commented in support of the rodeo and that he likes the idea of a rodeo that the community gets behind, which would include a marketing plan that offers hotel and dinner packages. He stated that he supports waiving the rent in an effort to build up the business and that multi-purpose use for other events in that same area is a must. Mayor Mercatoris stated that waiving of the rent for this year is the appropriate thing to do and that the $10,000 2004 loan should be paid back. He encouraged SWHA to come back to Town Council during budget time and request more support and to request more funds from the Marketing & Special Events Board (MSEB). He further stated that plans for multi-purpose use of the grounds need to be implemented into next year’s event. In response to an inquiry by Council Member Boineau, Silvertree Hotel Representative Lance Burwell explained what the arrangement is with the tent and stated that the Silvertree provides a cash contribution to SWHA as well as an in-kind contribution toward fund raising. Kelly stated that the tent is the Silvertree Hotel’s and it comes with their whole liquor operation and that SWHA is committed to continue using the Silvertree’s tent. NOTE: Mayor Mercatoris took more public comment at this time. Bob Purvis, MSEB Member: Explained that the MSEB does have a range of views on the importance of the Rodeo and that decisions relating to the Rodeo support have not been made by any means. He urged SWHA to continue to work with the Marketing Director and added that next year’s contribution to the rodeo will be discussed during the MSEB’s Budget hearings on October 4, 2005. Tom Yokum, President of the Rotary Club: Stated that the Rotary Club had volunteers involved with the Rodeo and that he noticed that the children’s petting area could be expanded. He stated that the Rodeo has massive potential and that he found that it is a social event that is growing. He further requested that Council consider longer- term plans so that it will mold into the community interest that we like. Mayor Mercatoris pointed out 09-19-05tc Page 4 of 11 that having a myriad of special events and opportunities in our community is wise and in the best interest of the community. Town Manager Mike Segrest clarified Council’s direction and stated that staff will not include rent for either this year or next year and will include $10,000 per year repayment. Item No. 4: TOWN HALL - AD HOC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER APPOINTMENTS AND PROCESS FACILITATOR SELECTION NOTE: Mayor Mercatoris stated that this item would be briefly opened for discussion, since Applicant for the Town Hall - AD HOC Advisory Committee Barry Peters was present and needed to leave today’s meeting as soon as possible. Mr. Peters provided Council with a brief history of his experience, education and qualifications for this position, as well as answered brief Council questions. He stated that he wishes to volunteer his time and experience to help out on the Ad HOC Advisory Committee. He stated that Town Committees should meet to support Town Council in their work and that he would be available for meetings on the Committee. In conclusion, Peters stated that Town Hall is the focal point of a community. Item No. 3: ENTRYWAY EMPLOYEE HOUSING UPDATE/DISCUSSION Housing Manager Joe Coffey introduced Representatives of Coburn Development Peter Weber and John Koval. Coffey stated that the main purpose of today’s meeting is to inform Council of the significant demand that exists currently for the construction of single family and duplex homes at the Entryway. Coffey stated that there have been four public meetings held since last April to gather information from employees and the community relating to the proposed Entryway Housing project and that there is a significant demand for this type of housing at the Entryway. The Housing Department took the information gathered from those meetings and conducted an Entryway Housing survey, which revealed that 63 of the 69 surveys collected were from full time Snowmass Village employees who appear to be very anxious for the Town to provide additional employee housing at this location. A significant number of these employees already reside in employee housing and they will qualify under our current Guidelines. The proposed homes are sized and priced to match the survey data we collected. Coffey stated that if Council approves building these homes at the Entryway based upon the Town’s current employee housing, that 80 - 100 people could be added to the community on a year-round basis. The location is ideal because it is close to the park and swimming pool and is on the trails and bus system. Coffey highlighted the Entryway Housing Staff Report included in today’s packet and stated that there are currently 127 deed-restricted sales units created by the Town and of the 127 units there are 92 condominiums of which 17 are one-bedroom units, 54 are two-bedroom units, 21 are three-bedroom units. The Crossings Complex contains 35 single-family homes, which are generally larger homes that have increased in price to limit their affordability to higher income-earning employees of Snowmass Village. Currently the Town does not have small or medium sized homes or duplex type homes to sell as starter homes for young families and couples. He stated that the Base Village mitigation plans do not include single-family homes or duplex units and if we don’t build employee 09-19-05tc Page 5 of 11 housing now that the opportunity to build at the Entryway will be lost. He further stated that building at this location would insure that the Town of Snowmass Village retains employees who may move elsewhere (down valley) to purchase a single-family home. Coffey also believes that the site infrastructure work should begin next spring with home construction following immediately after the utilities are in place. He stated that the survey data reveals that employees are ready to purchase in the years 2007 and 2008. The Housing Manager and Town Council discussed in detail the Housing Survey Results included in today’s packet of information on packet page 16 and housing prices. NOTE: Mayor Mercatoris opened the Meeting up for public comment at this time. There being no public comment, Council and staff continued discussions. The Representatives for Coburn Development Peter Weber and John Koval provided Council with site maps depicting the Entryway Masterplan, housing types, and building design and materials. Peter Weber commented on housing types taken from the Housing Survey, six duplex buildings, square footage, road accesses, and circulation pattern. Council and the Developer John Koval discussed costs associated with the development, including development expenses, residential gross sales, subsidies, construction expenses, selling expenses, building costs, building sales, the sales price calculator, as well as the water distribution system, sanitary sewer, roadways service to residential areas, and shallow utilities and mains. Mayor Mercatoris stated that land costs should be subsidized by the community from the Town’s excise tax, which is collected when homeowners want to build some additional floor area ratio onto their houses and could help defray infrastructure costs and possibly some other fees. NOTE: The Mayor opened the meeting for more public comment at this time. Jason Ferguson, local resident: Stated that a lot of people are down scaling and inquired as to the Crossing percentage of interest? In response the Town Manager Mike Segrest stated that the Crossing people are not going to qualify for these units. Ferguson and Segrest further discussed the needs for young families. Christy Vetter, local resident: Stated that many people are interested in what Council is trying to build because going down valley is not an option for many and that it is not less affordable, in her opinion to move down valley. Vetter further stated that the project being proposed today is critical to retaining young professionals within the community. Mayor Mercatoris and Council Member John Wilkinson discussed the Housing Guidelines, which Wilkinson will be reviewing with the Housing Manager. Brent Perusse, local resident: Stated that his family wants their own four walls instead of having two-party walls, “you just can’t live like that the rest of your life.” Council Member Sparhawk disclosed that she currently lives in employee housing. After further discussion, Council unanimously approved construction of the Employee Housing at the Entryway 09-19-05tc Page 6 of 11 Parcel, requested that staff revamp pricing of the units, continue plating of 29 lots, and stated that they are willing to subsidize the price to make the units nicer. NOTE: Council took a 10-minute break and reconvened the Regular Meeting at 6:25 p.m. The following discussion was not scheduled on today’s agenda. Applicant for the Entryway Pool project Leslie Bethel provided Council with an update on construction of the pool. Bethel stated that they have started the approximate $8,000 utility connections with a new water line, fire hydrants, and a recent demolition of the old bus building. She stated that they have also cleared brush from the Entryway next to the pond, with a removal of 19 trees and a transplantation of seven cottonwood trees, which were moved to Horse Ranch. Item No. 4: (Cont.d) TOWN HALL - AD HOC ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER APPOINTMENTS AND PROCESS FACILITATOR SELECTION Town Manager Mike Segrest provided Council with a brief overview of core issues for discussion including review of applications for the AD HOC Advisory Committee, appointment of five members to this committee. Segrest stated that Leslie Lamont has been appointed as facilitator for the committee and that the Economics Resource Director Jason Haber is prepared to present introduction notebooks to the new appointees. Mayor Mercatoris stated that he talked to the following applicants prior to today’s meeting Mel Blumenthal, Barry Peters, Rick Griffin, and Leah Moriarty and that all are unable to be present at today’s meeting and remain interested as applicants. The Town Manager reported that he received a call from Stan Kornasiewicz, whom is very interested as an applicant and unable to attend today’s meeting and would appreciate Council consideration. Editor/General Manager for the Snowmass Sun newspaper Madeleine Osberger stated that she felt that the application process was limited and that over the years it seemed that the same individuals participate and suggested that Council consider new faces because there are a lot of qualified members of the community. Ronald Rader, committee applicant: Provided Council with a brief history of his experience, education and qualifications and answered questions posed by Town Council. Rader stated that he is very interested in a good location for the Town Hall and working with other people as new blood. He likes to listen to what others have to say and respects others opinions. He would enjoy contributing to the community. Steve Rauch, committee applicant: Provided Council with a brief history of his experience, education and qualifications and answered questions posed by Town Council. Rouch stated that he is very interested in what happens in Snowmass Village and would enjoy the opportunity to contribute to the growing community. He stated that he and his wife no longer live in Snowmass Village because they could not afford too and that they have a strong desire to return. Ted Grenda, committee applicant and former Mayor: Provided Council with a brief history of his experience, education and qualifications and answered questions posed by Town Council. He stated that he was an educator for 43 years that he knows a 09-19-05tc Page 7 of 11 lot relating to financing, was a Member of the Planning Commission for three years, was Mayor for the Town for two years, and was a Member of the Financial Advisory Board (FAB). Bob Purvis, committee applicant: Provided Council with a brief history of his experience, education and qualifications and answered questions posed by Town Council. He stated that he has been active on Town Boards and Commissions, served on the Town Council and currently is a Member of the Marketing and Special Events Board. He feels that he is qualified to serve on this particular committee based upon his experience. In conclusion, he stated that he would be gone October 4, 2005 and unable to be here. T. Michael Manchester, committee applicant and former Mayor: Provided Council with a brief history of his experience, education and qualifications and answered questions posed by Town Council. He stated that Town Hall has been an important issue with him for a long time and in light of a new thought process he is willing to step back and listen in an effort to make a good recommendation to Council. In conclusion, he stated that he will not be available from th October 1, through October 9, 2005 and would be available anytime after the 9. There being no further discussion, Council conducted a secret ballot, which revealed that the AD Hoc Advisory Board Members would be Leah Moriarty, T. Michael Manchester, Jack Kennedy, Steven Rausch, Stan Kornasiewicz, and Ted Grenda. Council requested that the new Committee select an alternate Committee Member and directed staff to call each of the Committee Members tomorrow in an effort to set their first meeting as soon as possible. Item No. 5: SKI LOCKER PURCHASE AUTHORIZATION Mayor Mercatoris introduced Rachel Bauer the landlord Representative for Meridian Pacific, Ltd., FKA: Shell Properties. Town Manager Mike Segrest provided Council with a brief overview of core issues, including consideration of a request and proposal from Meridian Pacific for the Town to purchase 65 new ski lockers to be placed at the Mall upper-level. Segrest explained that some of the limitations with the lockers is because they are outdoors, not heated and they get cold. He stated that he initiated a discussion with the owners of the Gateway Shell Properties and asked them if there is some way that they might be able to provide indoor heated space as a service to customers and be able to enhance the experience of guests particularly using the Town bus system. An arrangement has been worked out whereby they will provide space essentially for a percentage of the rental of the locker and the businesses would manage the lockers. Segrest stated that staff is proposing that Council purchases the lockers at the cost of approximately $26,000 and move into the transit center. He stated that this is a win-win situation for everybody in that skiers would be able to store their skis, boots poles, and other items while they go on to après ski, dinner and shopping activities. The lockers would be owned by the Town and available for relocation upon completion of the proposed Mall-area transit center. This is also an opportunity to do something jointly, enhances the services to the community and hopefully realizes an economic benefit by encouraging Snowmass skiers to extend their time in the Village. Rachel Bauer provided Council with a list of the tenants interested in the seasonal and weekly lockers including Gene Taylor’s, Challenge Aspen, Christy Sports, D & E Sports, Incline Shop, and Breeze Ski Rentals. Council Member Boineau disclosed that he works with Ms. Bauer and that he does not feel that the working relationship will influence his decision-making ability with this issue. Boineau stated that he believes this is an important service and questioned whether $750.00 seasonally per 09-19-05tc Page 8 of 11 locker is too high a rental fee. In response, Town Manager Segrest stated that the rental fee is being left up to Meridian Pacific, Ltd. and I that he believes the rate is a competitive rate. After further discussion, Council consensus was in approval of the idea and authorized the expenditure of up to $26,000 to purchase 65 new ski lockers, approve the Meridian Pacific proposal as submitted and requested that Council have an opportunity to re-evaluate this matter after this winter as well as investigate whether the lockers may be rented on a daily basis. Council Member Sparhawk requested that staff investigate costs associated with providing heated lockers. Item No. 6: PUBLIC NON-AGENDA ITEMS There were no issues at this time. Item No. 7: COUNCIL UPDATES Meadow Ranch Emergency Access Council Member Boineau stated that an owner from the Meadow Ranch Condos have questioned if the road that comes up Owl Creek into their project is something that the Town wants to abandon? The Public Works Director Hunt Walker provided Council with a brief history of the road in that location and stated that it is a public road owned by the Town, that has not been maintained by the Town, recommended deeding it to Meadow Ranch and keeping the trail easement. The Town Manager stated that staff would investigate whether that road is being reserved as emergency access at that location and report findings to Council. Mayor Mercatoris requested that staff investigate the emergency access off of Meadow Ranch Road and suggested that paving be done to all the condo projects this fall with a cost sharing plan. Restaurant Closures Council Member Wilkinson stated concern with unavailability of places for visiting groups to eat because of the limited amount of restaurants that will be opened this fall. Mayor Mercatoris stated that more discussions would be conducted with Group Sales. Town Emergency Plan In light of the recent Hurricane Katrina catastrophe, Council Member Wilkinson inquired of whether the Town has an emergency evacuation plan in place for guests and residents. Council Member Boineau stated that the Town has a computerized reverse 911 Program in place, that would advise everyone within this zip code area of an emergency. Council Member Sparhawk suggested that perhaps staff could draft a brief article to be published in the newspaper to inform the community at large of an emergency evacuation plan since a wildfire emergency situation is a possibility in this area. She further suggested that this is a good opportunity to create public awareness and perhaps we could inform the community of emergency items to carry in a duffle bag in an effort to avoid panic. Town Manager Segrest stated that the Public Relations Officer is already working on an emergency brochure, that would inform locals of evacuation routes and types of emergencies that the community most probably could be confronted with. Airport Short Staffed Council Member Sparhawk stated concern with her recent experience of lost baggage at the airport being that they are short staffed. After further discussion, Mayor Mercatoris referred Sparhawk to the County Commissioners, who are responsible for airport issues. 09-19-05tc Page 9 of 11 Item No. 8: MANAGER’S REPORT Delivery Truck Deliveries Mike Segrest reported that at a previous Town Council Meeting, Council directed staff to develop rules and regulations to accompany the business license renewal as another avenue to educate drivers making deliveries on Elbert Lane. He referred Council to the Ski Season Delivery Vehicle Rules and Regulations included in today’s packet and stated that the Clerk’s Department would be including information to the business owners explaining their responsibility in passing these rules and regulations on to their drivers. Council Member Boineau stated disapproval of doing this during inclement weather because it is out of delivery driver’s control, it would cost businesses more money to receive their deliveries, and that as a resort we need to have hours for deliveries specified on Daly Lane. Mayor Mercatoris disclosed that he receives a lot of deliveries on Daly Lane and this does not preclude him from these discussions. After further discussion, Council majority firmly requested that the Police Department not be lenient in this area and strictly enforce violators via issuance of a ticket. Council further directed the Public Works Director to continue to work on Daly Lane restrictions during the time when children are off of school. New Police Officer Council Member Mordkin welcomed the Town’s new Police Officer Lara O’Leary. Rezoning Parcel F to Accommodate Trailhead Parking Segrest stated that after meeting with the Planning Director it was determined that the parcel would need to be rezoned from Open Space to Public in an effort to accommodate Trailhead parking. Council Member Sparhawk stated that she would be in favor of a parking lot to accommodate six cars in that location. Mayor Mercatoris stated that he is not in favor of allowing people to use open spaces as hiking trails and requested that staff contact Aspen Skiing Company (ASC) and inquire whether they would be willing to give the Town use of the Two Creeks parking lot. Hurricane Katrina Relief Meeting Town Manager Mike Segrest reported that the Public Relations Officer coordinated and attended the Katrina Relief Resource Coordination Meeting on September 13, 2005 hosted by the City of Aspen and Pitkin County. He stated that approximately 60 participants from a variety of public, private, and non-profit organizations attended. Nan Sundeen, Pitkin County Human Services, and Community Relations Director facilitated this meeting. The attendees enthusiastically supported efforts to coordinate our local relief efforts through a 3-pronged approach including sending supplies/goods to affected areas, receiving and supporting evacuees locally and adopting a region for long-term support. After further discussion, Council consensus was pleased to hear of these efforts and stated that they feel it is wise for the community and requested that the Town Manager investigate how Snowmass Village may support a sister city. Item No. 9: APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES FOR 07-18-05 AND 08-15-05 09-19-05tc Page 10 of 11 Council Member Mordkin made a motion to approve Meeting Minutes for July 18, 2005 and August 15, 2005, seconded by Council Member Boineau. Editor/General Manager for the Snowmass Sun th Madeleine Osberger requested an amendment to the Meeting Minutes of July 18 stating that she was present but she was not. Council Member Sparhawk requested an amendment to the Meeting th Minutes of July 18, packet page 63, paragraph 8, last sentence, . . “and could we go done to”. . . changed to . . . “and could we go down to”. . . There being no further amendments or discussion the vote was approved by 5 in favor to 0 opposed. Item No. 10: COMMITTEE REPORTS/CALENDARS EOTC Meeting Council Member Sparhawk reported that there would be an EOTC Meeting on October 20, 2005. Mayor Gone Mayor Mercatoris stated that he would be out of town September 21, - September 25, 2005. Anderson Ranch Sponsoring Snowmass Sun Newspaper Editor/General Manager Madeleine Osberger stated that she had a conversation with the Town’s Public Relations Officer Kathleen Milbrath relating to the Snowmass Sun newspaper sponsoring an thth election Forum on the October 19 or 20 at Anderson Ranch. Mayor Mercatoris stated approval of these plans and requested that staff report back to Council as to which date was settle upon. Budget Review Council Member Mordkin made a motion to approve the Town Council Special Meeting for purposes of reviewing the Town Budget, seconded by Mayor Mercatoris. The vote was approved by 5 in favor and 0 opposed. There being no further discussion, Council Member Mordkin made a motion to convene to Executive Session, seconded by Mayor Mercatoris. The vote was approved by 5 in favor and 0 opposed. Item No. 11: EXECUTIVE SESSION Town Council will now meet in Executive Session pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402(4) and Snowmass Village Municipal Code Section 2-45(c), to specifically discuss two items: a) The purchase, acquisition, lease, transfer or sale of any real, personal, or other property interest pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(a) and Snowmass Village Municipal Code Section 2-45 (c)(1); and b) Personnel matters, except if the employee who is the subject of the session has requested an open meeting, pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402(4)(f)(I) and Snowmass Village Municipal Code Section 2-45(c)(6); Provided, there is an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the quorum present at this meeting to hold an Executive Session and for the sole purpose of considering items (a) and (b) above. Provided further, that no adoption of any proposed policy, position, resolution, regulation, or formal action shall occur at this Executive Session. Council Member Sparhawk made a motion to adjourn the Executive Session, seconded by Council Member Boineau. The vote was approved by 5 in favor and 0 opposed. 09-19-05tc Page 11 of 11 Item No. 12: ADJOURNMENT There being no further business, Mayor Mercatoris made a motion to adjourn the Regular Town Council Meeting, seconded by Council Member Boineau. The motion was approved by a vote of 5 in favor to 0 opposed. The Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m. This set of minutes was approved by Town Council at the Regular Town Council Meeting on October 10, 2005. Respectfully Submitted By: