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11-18-13 Town Council MinutesSNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES NOVEMBER 18, 2013 Mayor Boineau called to order the Regular Meeting of the Snowmass Village Town Council on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 4:01 p.m. COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT: Bill Boineau, Markey Butler, Jason Haber, Fred Kucker COUNCIL MEMBERS ABSENT: Chris Jacboson was absent STAFF PRESENT: Gary Suiter, Town Manager; John Dresser, Town Attorney;, Sloan Campi, Planner, Jim Wahlstrom, Senior Planner, and David Peckler, Transit Director;, Rhonda B. Coxon, Town Clerk, Marianne Rakowski, Finance Director; Kelly Vaughn, Communications Director PUBLIC PRESENT: Anne Gurchick, Doug Faurer, Bland Nesbit, Harry Portland, Jill Beathard, Don Schuster, Steve Alldredge, Bill Fabrocini, Guy Courtney, Leigh Vogel, George Gordon, Curtis Hungate and other members of the public interested in today's Agenda. ' . symbalmm Ann Gurchick Executive Director of the Friends of the Aspen Animal Shelter read a letter regarding abuse at the Krabloonik Sledding Operation. She noted there are more dogs than are allowed which is at 250. She requested the dogs be spayed and neutered, and micro chipped and offered to pay for this service for Dan MacEachen. She provided contact information also. Harry Portland stated he was a musher at Krabloonik from 1996 to 2005 and this is his second time before Council to confirm abuse. He spoke of the "shit pit" where Dan shot dogs in the head with a 22 and disposed of them. He claimed that dogs that were not sick ended up here as well. This is also where the feces of the dogs is dumped. He stated that there were always more dogs than allowed when he worked there. Guy Courtney former General Manager of Krabloonik resigned from Krabloonik October 11- 18 -13tc Minutes Page 2 of 8 29th and saw the abuse first hand. He noted he stayed for four years and improve the conditions. He noted the abuse was difficult to see and accept and came to the theory that he could no longer help. Courtney noted he (Dan MacEachen) is a disaster to the operation and needs to be dealt with. He stated that Krabloonik is the largest dog sledding operation in North America. He claimed fraud is going on and is massive and there are definitely more dogs than 250 dogs, and the public and the Town is consistently miss lead. Courtney also suggested that Dan MacEachen is crafty and slippery with dog care and not to be pulled into his lies. Courtney will be filing a complaint with the police department. Council Member Fred Kucker reminded everyone in the audience they need to report these allegations to the police department. Courtney stated the reason they are before Council is to be sure there is a record of the complaints. Bill Fabrocini a resident of Aspen Colorado stated Voices collects factual information and presents it to the Council. When they did this four or five years ago one Council member stated "we have better things to do" after information regarding abuse at Krabloonik was presented to the Council. They need Council to say we hear you, and yes we care, and he noted they will go to the Police to file a complaint. Curtis Hungate, Dan MacEachon's son -in -law stated Dan is the Hitler of dogs and he runs a concentration camp for dogs, this is not a joke this is serious. He also spoke in regards to rookie mushers, bottom line regarding profit, dog deaths, and dogs in cold weather. He assured Council he will be filing a report with the Police Department. At this time Council asked that the Town Attorney Dresser read the animal cruelty sections of the Municipal Code for the benefit of the public. The Town Attorney stated that all people for and against Krabloonik should be in attendance and this needs to be placed on a future agenda for discussion. Guy Courtney has reports and information he will provide for the Council and the future meeting. Jason Haber made the motion to approve a request for an Executive Session to discuss Krabloonik and to get legal advice. Markey Butler seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Jacobson was absent. Voting Aye: Bill Boineau, Markey Butler, Jason Haber, and Fred Kucker. Voting Nay: None. Mayor Boineau attended a RFTA Meeting last week. Council Member Butler noted the John Bemis Thanksgiving Community Potluck is on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Westin Hotel. 11- 18 -13tc Minutes Page 3 of 8 Council Member Haber noted that the Aspen Tree will have a totally organic Thanksgiving meal on, Tuesday November 26, 2013. He also provided the Town with a map of the Roaring Fork Water Shed. Town Attorney John Dresser stated the Public Hearing was in July and this is the final action that needs to be taken to extend and increase the Corporate limits of the Town of Snowmass Village, County of Pitkin, State of Colorado, pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Annexation Act of 1965, by annexing to the Town a certain parcel of land owned by Clear W. Ranch LLC, a Nevada LLC, contiguous to and not embraced within the present limits of the Town, and setting forth findings of fact and conclusions of the Town Council. Markey Butler made the motion to approve by roll call vote at second reading Ordinance No. 5, Series of 2013. Jason Haber seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Jacobson was absent. Voting Aye: Bill Boineau, Markey Butler, Jason Haber, and Fred Kucker. Voting Nay: None. 0` °� A IBM Planner Sloan Campi noted this a Public Hearing and second reading of Ordinance No. 7, Series of 2013 regarding the Clear W. ranch property, establishment of Zoning(Map Amendment) and Minor Amendment to the Wildcat PUD, to Implement the Annexation into the Town of Snowmass Village. Mitch Hoss from Mitch Hoss Land Planning was present provided some input for staff and the Council and asked for clarification language in some areas. Fred Kucker made the motion to approve by roll call vote as amended for second reading of Ordinance No. 7, Series of 2013. Markey Butler seconded the motion. The 11- 18 -13tc Minutes Page 4 of 8 motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Jacobson was absent. Voting Aye: Bill Boineau, Markey Butler, Jason Haber, and Fred Kucker. Voting Nay: None. NEW DIGITAL OFFICIAL ZONE DISTRICT MAP AS AND AMENDMENT TO THE OFFICIAL ZONE DISTRICT MAP Planner Sloan Campi stated this is first reading of Ordinance No. 11, Series of 2013, regarding an amendment to the Official Zone District Map to create a digital, updated version of the Zoning Map using the Town's Geographic Information System (GIS). This is a result of many changes made to this map and any amendment must be approved by an Ordinance. Markey Butler made the motion to approve first reading of amending the Official Zone District Map. Fred Kucker seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Jacobson was absent. Voting Aye: Bill Boineau, Markey Butler, Jason Haber, and Fred Kucker. Voting Nay: None. # zil PROHIBITING DISCRIMINATION THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR OR NATIONAL ORIGIN UPDATE Transit Manager David Peckler noted this is an amendment to Title VI with updates to the survey working data since the last census. Interim Town Manager informed Council that the Transportation Department is in line for approximately $700,000 in state and Federal grants and he wanted to acknowledge Mr. Peckler. Markey Butler made the motion to approve Resolution No. 27, Series of 2013 for Title VI prohibiting discrimination. Fred Kucker seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Jacobson was absent. Voting Aye: Bill Boineau, Markey Butler, Jason Haber, and Fred Kucker. Voting Nay: None. AND EXPENDITURES 11- 18 -13tc Minutes Page 5of8 Transit Director David Peckler noted this agenda item covers information and discussion only. HE has attached a draft of the agenda for the next EOTC meeting on November 21,2013. Council should discuss Item Number VI PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE EOTC DECISION MAKING PROCESS. The Item proposes amending the IGA to allow the jurisdictions of the EOTC to make their decisions and approvals at the EOTC meeting by acting on their resolutions at the EOTC Meeting. Peckler stated it is hard to get a quorum for these meetings but it is of possible of getting the packet in advance at a work session prior to the EOTC meeting. Town Council took a break at this time. • ' ' �' '' # LN Senior Planner Jim Wahistrom stated that Don Schuster representing the applicant Aspen Skiing Company is requesting certain Waivers and Deferrals of certain submission items required by the Municipal Code for a Major PUD Amendment Preliminary Plan application involving Base Village, Lot 2 PUD. Fred Kucker made the motion to approve Resolution No. 29, Series of 2013 regarding waivers and deferrals for Base Village, Lot 2. Jason Haber seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Jacobson was absent. Voting Aye: Bill Boineau, Markey Butler, Jason Haber, and Fred Kucker. Voting Nay: None. Item No. 10 DISCUSSION -COMMUNITY SURVEY RESULTS Communications Director Kelly Vaughn noted that this presentation is to share results from the 2013 Community Survey. She requested Council listen to the presentation and provide feedback on the findings and ask questions. Vaughn reviewed a PowerPoint Presentation with the Town Council and explained how to navigate the survey for further results within the survey which is available on our Town website. She reviewed the next steps of the survey as follows: Meet with each Town department to discuss the results and determine: • Based on survey feedback, what comments can be addressed through better communications and outreach • What changes can be made with current resources and budgets 11- 18 -13tc Minutes Page 6 of 8 • What we want to consider that may require additional resources and budget • Incorporate community survey results into the next round of Council strategic planning • Publish an annual report in January, 2014 Town Manager Gary Suiter reviewed the following items on the Manager's Report 1) Housing Grant from Core 2) New Public Works Director - Anne Martens 3) Community Development Director Search 4) Housing for Senior Management (this item requires a response which is listed below) 5) Ice Rink Status - We have a signed lease After a lengthy discussion the Council agreed to allow CCTH number 5 be used for short term interim housing setting the time at approximately eighteen months. At this time the Tourism Director is living in CCTH unit 60. Fred Kucker made the motion to approve to allow the request to use these units for interim staff housing. Markey Butler seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 3 in favor to 1 opposed. Council Member Jacobson was absent.. Voting Aye: Bill Boineau, Markey Butler, and Fred Kucker. Voting Nay: and Jason Haber. Item No. 12 AGENDA FOR NEXT TOWN COUNCIL MEETING Council Member Kucker will not be at the December 2, 2013. Town Clerk Coxon noted she has added a Resolution to the December 2, agenda setting the Town Council meeting dates for 2014. There was no further discussion. Item No. 13 APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES FOR • September 9, 2013 - Regular Meeting • November 4, 2013 - Regular Meeting Markey Butler made the motion to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes for the Snowmass Village Town Council from Monday, September 9, 2013. Fred Kucker seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Jacobson was absent. Voting Aye: Bill Boineau, Markey Butler, Jason Haber, and Fred Kucker. Voting Nay: None. 11- 18 -13tc Minutes Page 7 of 8 Bill Boineau made the motion to approve the Regular Meeting Minutes for the Snowmass Village Town Council from November 4, 2013. Markey Butler seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Jacobson was absent. Voting Aye: Bill Boineau, Markey Butler, Jason Haber, and Fred Kucker. Voting Nay: None. Item No. 14 COUNCIL COMMENTS /COMMITTEE REPORTS /CALENDARS Council reviewed Executive Search dates and times. EOTC Meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Aspen This Item was added to the Agenda: 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 three items: a) Determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, developing strategy for negotiations, instructing negotiators pursuant to C.R.S. 24- 6- 402(4)(e) and Snowmass Village Municipal Code Section 2- 45(c)(5); and b) Conferences with an attorney for the purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6 - 402(4)(c) and Snowmass Village Municipal Code Section 2- 45(()(2); c) 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)(1) 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 purposes of considering items (a) (b) and (c) above. Provided further, that no adoption of any proposed policy, position, resolution, regulation, or formal action shall occur at this Executive Session. At 7:46 p.m. Bill Boineau made the motion to enter closed session Fred Kucker seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Jacobson was absent. Voting Aye: Bill Boineau, Markey Butler, Jason Haber, and Fred Kucker. 11- 18 -13tc Minutes Page 8 of 8 Voting Nay: None. F-ITFIE"BIrp "I, Fred Kucker made the motion to approve reconvening to the Regular Meeting of the Snowmass Village Town Council, November 18, 2013. Jason Haber seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Jacobson was absent. Voting Aye: Bill Boineau, Markey Butler, Jason Haber, and Fred Kucker. Voting Nay: None. Item No. 15 ADJOURNMENT At 8:44 p.m. Jason Haber made the motion to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Snowmass Village Town Council on Monday, November 18, 2013. Fred Kucker seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 4 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Jacobson was absent. Voting Aye: Bill Boineau, Markey Butler, Jason Haber, and Fred Kucker. Voting Nay: None. This set of minutes was approved at a Regular Meeting of the Snowmass Village Town Council on Monday, January 6, 2014. Submitted By, Rhonda B. Coxon, CMC Town Clerk