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04-18-11 Town Council Packets(9) Rhonda Coxon "U D %7 From: Russell Forrest 1 ``?Z Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 12:53 PM tJ To: Rhonda Coxon Subject: FW: Interlude Court Yard- reop fees Attachments: 0402111527a.jpg; 0402111528.jpg From: Jami Downs [mailto:jdowns @sopris.net] Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 11:40 AM To: billb @rof.net; Fred Kucker; Jason Haber; johnwilk @bikender.com; buttermrky @aol.com Cc: Russell Forrest; Mark Kittle; DaveS @destinationhotels.com; 'Mary Harris'; Scott @stonebridgecondominiums.com; 'Sinclair, Skip'; 'Wayne Floyd' Subject: FW: Interlude Court Yard- reop fees Dear Mr. Mayor and Council members, I am writing to request that you as a council carefully consider the limitations the current REOP fee policies place on our lodging association's ability to improve safety for Owners, guests and our workforce. I have attached two photos of the Interlude courtyard taken April 2nd, 2010 for your review. I believe these photos clearly show the existing danger in this area. In our last discussion of this issue I had mentioned that one of our Housekeepers had fallen in this area breaking her arm in 2 places. This area is not safe for employees performing their duties, as well as guests and Owners moving between their vehicles and their residences. The problem is far greater when trying to walk on the ice in your ski boots. The way the REOP fees currently read, it would cost approximately $148,800 in fees to allow our association to snowmelt this area. We have been quoted approximately $153,000 to install the snowmelt. This massive financial burden makes this safety improvement impossible to complete. 1 am in full support of the exemption of REOP fees to all commercial /lodge properties in Snowmass Village in areas where public safety is affected. I ask you to strongly consider this at tonight's meeting. You are more than welcome to conduct a site visit at the Interlude as we still have 6 inches of ice even after the warm temperatures. The town still owns this portion of the courtyard, but has been in the process for several years) of trying to deed this to the Interlude. There has been acknowledgement that work needs to be done to this area before a transfer will be accepted and completed. Thank you for your time, Jami Downs l,aurelwood /Interlude /Sonnenblick General Manager P.O. Box 5600 Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615 970-923-3110 1 bs R y A .T k to t g t k a k v 4 K a t 4 Ito t S b y..n» ti 1 I u e f i 3 i s c a f Y�, F �i Mrs°" i• s 7i.t l r� tv'- 'D C- cu s z v n r r r r s F i t C C rt C. A s f0 %e N a u 1 I ri j b fX K P i 1 Town of Snowmass Village Construction Management Plan PROJECT: RFTA Depot and lower ramp vehicle lane reconstruction DATE: April 11, 2011 OWNER: CONTACT INFO: R. Hunt Walker 923 -5110, ext. 300 John Baker 923 -5110, ext 301 Ed Fuller 923 -5110, ext. 302 CONTRACTOR: CONTACT INFO: Grand River Construction 379 -1464 Zen Construction 274 -0740 ENGINEER: CONTACT INFO: Dean Gordon, Engineer 945 -1004 TRAFFIC CONTROL: A -1 Traffic Control 876 -0738 CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE: April 19 to June 2, 2011, 6 days per week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. PROJECT LOCATION: RFTA Depot vehicle lanes and Carriageway Road ramps. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Town of Snowmass Village will be reconstructing the RFTA vehicle lanes and removing and replacing the median between the Depot and inbound traffic lane. The divider separating the inbound and outbound traffic lanes on the ramps will be removed. There is about 600'of curb and gutter replacement along with 5,500 sq. ft. concrete flat work to replace existing asphalt in the bus depot. Also the lower Carriageway ramps will be re- graded and replaced with new asphalt. CONSTRUCTION STAGING: Lower back gravel area of Lot 6 will be used to store materials and equipment. ACCESS/TRAFFIC CONTROL PLAN: Access will be kept open for through two way traffic of Carriageway but with lane shifts and possible one lane traffic during day time construction while placing asphalt or pouring concrete which will have proper signage and flaggers. RFTA depot service will be signed and serviced out of the Daly Lane bus depot. PUBLIC NOTIFICATION: Town staff, through newspaper ads, Town Web site and roadway signs, will inform the public about the project. r-15 -2011 02;47pm From STONEBRIDGE CONDOS 9709232602 T -526 P.001 /0 F -638 40 ONEBRIDGE STCONIDOMINIUM� l April l4, 2011 tn, Town of Snownass Village, Town Council C/O Rhonda Coxon 130 Kearns Rd. P.O. Sox 5010 Snowmass Village, CO. 81615 Re: Renewable Energy Offset Program. Ordinance NO. 2 Ladies and Gentlemen: I will be unable to attend the April 18, 2011 Town Council Meeting for the second reading of REOP Ordinance NO. 2. 1 would ask that the Town Council approve the second reading of this Ordinance. 1 still strongly believe that commercial properties must be allowed to choose improvements that enhance their guests experience and improve the safety of these guests. I do not feel it should be the Town's role to set such exorbitant fees as to prohibit properties from inakhig necessary life safety improvements, especially when it adversely affects our citizens and guest experience. However, the Town Staff and Towli Council leas worked very hard on this ordinance and reached a workable compromise, which is why I aslc that you approve the second reading. I also applaud the Town Council for their foresight to allow off sight solar mitigation, which also satisfies the intent of the REOP. As always, thank you for your service and your tinge coneenning this very important issue. Sincerely, Scott R. Patterson General Manager SRP:prm P.O. Box 5990 30 Anderson Lane Snowmass Village, Colorado 81615 (800) 323 -2577 (970) 923.4323 FAX (970) 923 -2602 Zle6 0. MEMORANDUM TO: John Dresser, Snowmass Village Attorney CC: Russell Forrest; Hunt Walker FROM: Dale Will, Director, Pitkin County Open Space and Trails DATE: April 18, 2011 RE: Droste 1999 Conservation Easement Issue: Pitkin County Open Space and Trails (OST) and Snowmass Village (TOSV) partnered to purchase 845 acres from the Droste Brothers (the Droste property. OST is required to convey a conservation easement on the entire Droste property to satisfy Great Outdoors Colorado's grant requirements (GOCO contributed $2.5 million to the Droste acquisition). OST proposes an amendment to the CE that TOSV currently holds with Pitkin County on 503 acres of Brush Creek Ranch, to facilitate our shared vision for public recreation on the property. TOSV has a choice of what role it wishes to take in this conservation easement; Co- grantee which actively monitors and enforces the terms of the easement, or a passive party with specific approval authority. This memo will explain both options in detail. Background: For decades, the Droste family owned a property known as Brush Creek Ranch, consisting of 926 acres along Brush Creek Road, just outside of TOSV's town boundary. Pitkin County, through the Open Space and Trails Program, took the first step towards protecting the scenic and ecological values of this property in 1996, when it purchased a CE on the western 99 acres of the ranch. In 1999, OST and TOSV partnered to further the protection of the entrance to Snowmass Village with the purchase of a second CE on 503 acres of the ranch for $7 million ($5 million from TOSV; $2 million from OST). Pitkin County and TOSV are co- grantees for this CE. Our hard work to complete this conservation effort resulted in the purchase of the 845 acre Droste Property. Included in this 845 acres is the entire 99 acres in the 1996 CE, and 440 acres of the 1999 CE. Bruce Droste retained 80 acres of Brush Creek Ranch, 60 of which are also under the 1999 CE (please see attached map). Last December's land transaction meant that Pitkin County not only holds a CE on 99 acres, it also now owns the underlying land. In such a case, where the same party holds both the Grantor and Grantee interests in a CE, the interests are deemed to have merged under Colorado law, and the CE is terminated. In the case of the 440 acres of the 1999 CE that encumbers land now owned by OST, Pitkin County's interest in that portion of the CE is now merged with the fee interest. However, TOSV, as co- grantee, continues to hold the CE on that land, and is now the sole grantee. Trust (AVLT) is willing to be a grantee for this easement. AVLT currently holds CEs on Cozy Point Ranch, Cozy Point South and Seven Star, all of which are included in the upcoming Droste Mountain Park Management Plan. As such, AVLT is accustomed to administering CEs on county or municipal lands that allow public recreation. These circumstances leave TOSV with a choice for its role in the proposed amended CE. You could remain a grantee the amended CE on the expanded acreage, co- holding the CE with AVLT. Or you could assign your grantee interest to AVLT and accept a role that is less administrative, reserving certain approval authority for specific items. The latter is the role that GOCO takes for all CEs associated with projects it funds. Below is a comparison of the two roles: PASSIVE PARTY TO CE: This role provides a property interesting the CE to protect the party's investment in the property and it's understanding of the terms for the easement. It does not include the ongoing administrative duties or costs. Specifically, the rights and responsibilities include: approval of requests for amendments (we recommend that the town adopt a policy for amending CEs, which could be the same or similar to GOCO's) approval of any amendment to the management plan approval of the transfer or assignment of the CE to a successor grantee, and ability to require the assignment to a new grantee if AVLT ceases to exist or cannot perform its duties as grantee pro rata share of proceeds resulting from a condemnation of any portion of the property GRANTEE: This party holds the administrative role for the CE. For the proposed Amend Droste CE, AVLT will act as the "lead" agency, and be first in line to take on the administrative duties, as OST has done for our co -held 1999 CE. However, TOSV should be prepared to share in the cost or execution of any of these responsibilities. In addition to what is listed above, the rights and responsibilities of the grantee include: maintain accurate and complete records (recorded CE; Baseline Documentation; annual monitoring reports; correspondences, etc) visit property at least annually to monitor compliance the terms of the CE document the level of compliance and the current condition of the property and its conservation values enforce terms of CE against violations right to enter the property immediately to prevent or enjoin a violation CONSENT TO REMOVE COUNTY TRACT FROM 1999 CONSERVATION EASEMENT Wapiti Ridge Property THIS CONSENT TO REMOVE COUNTY TRACT FROM 1999 CONSERVATION EASEMENT (the "Consent is given this day of 2011, by the Town of Snowmass Village, Colorado, a Colorado Home Rule Municipality (referred to herein as "Snowmass Village RECITALS: A. The Deed of Conservation Easement granted to Snowmass Village and the Board of County Commissioners of Pitkin County "Pitkin County which was recorded December 1, 1999 as Reception No. 43 819 1, in the records of the Pitkin County, Colorado, Clerk and Recorder (the "1999 Conservation Easement encumbered 503.296 acres of land, more or less, located in Pitkin County, Colorado (the "1999 CE Property A portion of the 1999 CE Property was conveyed to Pitkin County by deed recorded on December 30, 2010 as Reception No. 576407 (the "County Tract The remaining portion of the 1999 CE Property is owned by Bruce F. Droste, individually, and Bruce F. Droste, as Trustee of a Trust for the benefit of Edward Droste and William Droste under written Trust Instrument dated December 25, 1991 (the "Droste Tract B. Pitkin County purchased the County Tract for the purpose of including the County Tract in Pitkin County's Open Space and Trails Program, using its own funds and funds provided by the City of Aspen and the Town of Snowmass Village. Pitkin County had submitted a grant request to the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund "GOCO for reimbursement of a portion of the funds Pitkin County used for the purchase. C. The 1999 Conservation Easement allows the landowner to prohibit public access. GOCO requires that a conservation easement be placed on the County Tract which permits public access. The Droste Tract continues to be privately held and public access is not intended to be required for the Droste Tract by the parties to the 1999 Conservation Easement. D. Droste, Pitkin County and Snowmass Village wish to remove the County Tract from the 1999 Conservation Easement so that a new and separate conservation may be granted for the County Tract which permits public access and includes other provisions necessary to obtain GOCO funding. NOW, THEREFORE, Snowmass Village hereby consents to the recording of a new Deed of Conservation Easement that will encumber the County Tract and agrees that upon such recording the County Tract is released from and no longer encumbered by the 1999 Conservation Easement. Pitkin County /SnowmassVillageConsent 1 1 CONSENT TO REMOVE COUNTY TRACT FROM 1999 CONSERVATION EASEMENT Wapiti Ridge Property THIS CONSENT TO REMOVE COUNTY TRACT FROM 1999 CONSERVATION EASEMENT (the "Consent is given this day of March, 2011, by Bruce F. Droste, individually, and Bruce F. Droste, as Trustee of a Trust for the benefit of Edward Droste and William Droste under written Trust Instrument dated December 25, 1991 (collectively referred to herein as "Droste RECITALS: A. The Deed of Conservation Easement granted to the Town of Snowmass Village and the Board of County Commissioners of Pitkin County eTitkin County which was recorded December 1, 1999 as Reception No. 438191, in the records of the Pitkin County, Colorado, Clerk and Recorder (the "1999 Conservation Easement"), encumbered 503.296 acres of land, more or less, located in Pitkin County, Colorado (the "1999 CE Property"). A portion of the 1999 CE Property was conveyed to Pitkin County by deed recorded on December 30, 2010 as Reception No. 576407 (the "County Tract"). The remaining portion of the 1999 CE Property is owned by Droste (the ".Droste Tract B. Pitkin County purchased the County Tract.for the purpose of including the County Tract in Pitkin County's Open Space and Trails Program, using its own funds and funds provided by the City of Aspen and the Town of Snowmass Village. The December 2, 2010 Contract to Buy and Sell Property pursuant to which Pitkin County acquired the County Tract (the "Contract") acknowledges that Pitkin County had submitted a grant request to the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund ("GOCO") for reimburseme6of a portion of the funds Pitkin County used for the purchase. The Contract requires Droste to cooperate with the efforts of Pitkin County to fulfill the grant requirements of GOCO for such reimbursement. C. The 1999 Conservation Easement allows the landowner to prohibitpublic access. GOCO requires that a conservation.easement be placed on the County Tract which permits public access. The Droste Tract continues to be privately held and public access is not intended to be required for the Droste Tract by the parries to the 1999 Conservation Easement. D. Droste, Pitkin County and the Town of Snowmass Village wish to remove the County Tract from the 1999 Conservation Easement so that a new and separate conservation may be granted for the County Tract which permits public access and includes other provisions necessary to obtain GOCO funding. NOW, THEREFORE, Droste hereby consents to the recording of a new Deed of Conservation Easement that -will encumber the Tract and agrees that upon such recording the County Tract is released from and no :longer encumbered by the 1999 Conawyation Easement. Bruce F. Droste, individually Bruce F. Droste, as Trustee of a Trust for the benefit of Edward Droste and William Droste upder written Trust Instrument dated December 25, 1991 State of Colorado County of Pitkin The forgoing instrument was acknowledges before me this 1jr day of March, 2011 by Bruce F. Droste, individually, and Bruce F. Droste, as Trustee of a Trust for the benefit of Edward Droste and William Droste under written Trust Instrument dated December 25, 1991. 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Diu Pe�mlad�n W� (Gddli— Iign.dwithSatwd.y) Tren Winter Visitor spending improved Increases in Ski and Snowboard School �f 4€ Treehouse showed growth more families I coming, booking kids in lessons Customer scores excellent 1 f SNOWMASS ASPEN MOUNTAIN ASPEN HIGHLANDS BUTTERMILK CUSTOMER DEMOGRAPHICS 2010.2011 Top 25 Markets 14,000 Total Individuals -Winter 12,000 10,000 8,oa0 2008 -2009 6,000 2009 -2010 .2010-2011 4,000 Y 2,000 0 e a 1,P 3 ice c SPCA` P 4,' CUSTOMER DEMOGRAPHICS 2010 -2011 35% 32% 32% 31% 30y 30% 30%29% a 2008/09 2009/10 25% 2010/11 20% 20% 21% °a 20% 18 18 -19% a z c 15% u `u a 10% 5% 0% Single Couple, no children Household with children Household with children no longer at home Household Composition Net Promoter Score Preliminary Year -End Results Aspen Skiing Company Resort's Net Promoter Scores from 2008 /09 to 2010/11 100% 90% 89% 88% 89% 86% 85% 85% 88% 87% 87% 90% 86%' 87%. 88% 81% 83% 80% 70% NPS 2008/09 d G 60X NPS 2009/10 m NPS 2010/11 E 50% 0 4OX v z 30% 20% 10X 0% Snowmass Aspen Mountain Aspen Highlands Buttermilk Overall Net Promoter Score Preliminary Year -End Results Industry Comp North American Net PromoterScores: Preliminary2010 /11 Year to Date Results Buttermilk 90% loox Aspen Highlands 88% 90% As p e n M oun t a i n= 80% f 70% L 60% 50% 40% JI 30% 20% 10% 0% loll IIIII 3'' s�3��z��Si�g�3�S31Sj3�s�iS1lSS� 1 €s36iSS?�t€ iii' s333SS1�23�SSIISSS3SI�iSd3iSS €Y Attribute Ratings SNOWMASS Compared to Comp Set and Industry Snowmass' Average Ratings of Experience: 2008/09 to 2009/10 vs. Competitive Set for 2009/10 vs. Other Resorts for 2009/10 10 91 91 9.3 93 91 9.1 9.3 92 93 9A 9.4 9.0 9.1 9.1 g,p 9.1 M y a.a e E 7 6 5 al9novvmau AVanLa 3006/09 Snavman AvanLa 2009/10 q ■SnwvmurAwn(a 3030 /11 C OCanp Sat AVanLa M30 /11 0(✓V11r RUOrtf AVaraLa 2030 /Ll L" 2 'a 1 w c C F o� °o oeo° o 0 oo g 4 0 o C tffi, On't Events/ Promotions Bud Light Hi -Fi Concerts Dumpstafunk Carl Denson Tiny Universe Big Air Fridays /Little Air Fridays Colorado Freeride Series ESPN Winter X Games f Contracted through 2012 Future years dependent on unified effort Film /Photo Shoots Transworld best park feature Matchstick —film segment Brain Farm shooting May 3 SNOWMASS ASPEN MOUNTAIN ASPEN HIGHLANDS BUTTERMILK i THE POWER OF FOUR Summer 1 GM Sn SNOMMASS I ASPEN 510UNTAIN I ASPEN HIGHLANDS I BUTTERMILK Camp Snowmass Fishing Climbing Wall Elk Camp Caf6 Hiking and Biking Trails Vista Snowmass Way :Rabbit Run .Cross Mountain :Fanny Hill Skills Loop SNOWMASS ASPEN MOUNTAIN ASPEN HIGHLANDS BUTTERMILK Elk Cam Ch O pening Fri L Additional Trails •Summit 1 Sierra Club Loop Vi5 Powerline ZQ z Tom Blake i tc Government Trail a Vn Vapor Trail (new for 2011) New gravity trail completed October 2010 2.6 miles long, 1400 feet vertical drop SNOWMASS ASPEN MOUNTAIN ASPEN HIGHLANDS BUTTERMILK A Mountain Activities for Children and Adults Overnight Camping Adventures Mountain Biking 101 Fishing Clinics Paintball Daily/weekly Children's Activities through CAS THE POWER OF FOUR s SNOWMASS ASPEN MOUNTAIN ASPEN HIGHLANDS BUTTERMILK �s 3 New Trails sch eduled fo construction Summer 2011 USFS Final Approval in Place Funnel Beginner Trail ➢3.1 miles, 1,370 feet vertical drop Gravity Logic Free Ride ➢3.5 miles, 1,370 feet vertical drop Espresso ➢1 mile SNOWMASS ASPEN MOUNTAIN ASPEN HIGHLANDS BUTTERMILK i i THE POWER OF FOUR Elk Restaurant 20 David Corb Plannin VP SNOWNIASS I ASPEN 510UNTAIN I ASPEN HIGHLANDS I BUTTERMILK a tea. I 1 IN I'll w v 1 May: submit TOSV Building Permit application Al and US Forest Service design conformance review r June Aug: break ground, excavate, foundation, backfill. Sept Oct: utility relocates, site grading, close up site for winter. 2012: complete construction for Thanksgiving 2012 opening. Close coordination with summer operations and Town to minimize guest impacts. Limited road activity on Sundays; small trucks only. SNOWMASS ASPEN MOUNTAIN ASPEN HIGHLANDS BUTTERMILK s x f r k t 1 Y f i �1 V j nstrucstian f Jun -Sept 15 t r 4 1 ASPEN(�)SNQWMASS. THE POWER OF FOUR Thank you SNOWMASS I ASPEN MIOUNTAIN I ASPEPN HIGHLANDS I BUTTERMILK