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03-03-14 Town Council Packet (2)am Board of Directors Mike Maple, President Shawn Hadley, Vice President Peter Santini, Treasurer Tyler Newton, Secretary Rachael Beck Amy Engelman Michael Faas Brian McCall Erik DaRosa Hotline: 970 - 922 -2000 www.aspencyclingclub.org March 3, 2014 >/�IlH Aspen Cycling Club P.O. Box 4945 Aspen, CO 81612 --LL D� D� Town Council Town of Snowmass Village 130 Kearns Road Snowmass Village, CO 81615 Re: Aspen Cycling Club Dear Town Council: The Aspen Cycling Club is a volunteer driven, 501(C)(3) non - profit that has produced a low -cost, summer -long series of road and mountain bike race series for over 25 years. During the 2013 race season, we produced 20 races with over 1,200 starters, comprised of 153 club members along with 127 non - members and out of town guests. The Aspen Cycling Club typically hosts a Wednesday evening Snowmass Circuit race in late May /early June starting at the entrance to Two Creeks using Owl Creek, Brush Creek and Highline Roads. This year's Snowmass Circuit race is scheduled for May 28. About 70 racers attend each year and the races run from 6:00 PM until 7:30 or 8:00 PM. In addition to the Snowmass Circuit road race, the Aspen Cycling Club typically hosts four mountain bike races in Snowmass that bring 70 — 80 racers to Snowmass Village for each race with many staying for post race beers and dinner. The Aspen Cycling Club has enjoyed excellent support and cooperation from the Town of Snowmass Village and the police department in hosting this annual race. In particular, the Snowmass police provides a lead car for each of the start waives. Aspen Cycling Club volunteers control various intersections to control the risk of racer /vehicle conflicts. It appears the Town of Snowmass Village is interested in supporting sporting events and other activities that bring people to Snowmass Village. While the Aspen Cycling Club appreciates the Town of Snowmass Village's support and assistance with this race, we are required to pay a permitting fee of $500 each year. In consideration of the events and visitors the Aspen Cycling Club brings to Snowmass Village each summer, the Aspen Cycling Club requests a grant or waiver of the $500 event fee. Thank you f your consideration. Mike Maple President Aspen Cycling Club, Inc. TOSV COMMUNTIY SAFETY AWARD Talking Point: March 3, 2014 Awarded to: Viceroy Snowmass Hugh Templeman, Regional VP & General Manager - The Town of Snowmass Village, Snowmass Wildcat Fire Protection District, and Pitkin County Communications Center recognized the Viceroy Snowmass Hotel for their contributions to enhancing public safety through their first annual Snowmass Village Community Safety Award. - In 2011, the Viceroy Snowmass implemented changes to their out -bound calling system with the goal to reduce false 9 -1 -1 calls. By modifying the out -bound dialing prefix from 9 -1 to 5 -1, hotel guests were less likely to accidentally dial 9 -1 -1, where they often hung -up upon realizing the mistake. - Whenever a 9 -1 -1 call from Snowmass Village is fielded by Pitkin County Dispatch, officers are required and compelled to respond. False 9 -1 -1 calls divert police or other public safety resources away from other matters in the community, so we strongly support and appreciate efforts undertaken by the Viceroy to mitigate unnecessary police response. - With 173 guest rooms and numerous amenities and offices, the Viceroy Snowmass' change to their direct -dial phone system was a significant undertaking. But, afterjust two years, the investment is paying off. According to Snowmass Village Police data, accidental 9 -1 -1 calls were reduced bV 97 percent, after the program was implemented. In 2013, only one accidental call was made. - The Snowmass Village Police Department and other local public safety authorities hope that the Viceroy's success will encourage other lodges and hotels in the Village to participate in programs that enhance public safety. Comprehensive Valley Transportation Plan BACKGROUND • Transportation is the single most important issue facing the Roaring Fork Valley and our quality of life. • In an unpreceden ted cooperative effort, the elected officials of Aspen, Snowmass Village and Pitkin County have agreed on a comprehensive transportation plan. • The Comprehensive Plan shown on the map has been endorsed by the elected officials and now needs your support. • The Transportation Plan is designed to work with the Colorado Department of Transportation's preferred alternative plan for fourdaning Highway 82. • Voter approval of the 112¢ sales and use tax is the main funding source to implement the plan and transportation improvements. THE PLAN The Transportation Plan has the following major elements. 1. AirportlButtermirk Transportation and Information Center... This attractively designed multi -modal center' and park & ride lot is the hub of the system, It will welcome visitors and commuters to the upper valley. It will offer the opportunityfor drivers to leave their cars and switch to mass transit, but no one will be forced rced out of his car. The Center will mark the end of the 4 -lane highway... the place where transportation choices begin. 2. The A- Line... This separate, dedicated transit way links the Airport Transportation Center with downtown Aspen. It will likely begin as a system like the German O-Bahn guided busway; we hope to convert it to light rail in a future year when ridership numbers climb. We expect the O$ahn buses to feelmore like a railcar from the start. They should be lowerandwider than normal buses and run as little as 2 or 3 minutes apart at peak hours. The buses will follow a fixed guideway until they reach town and then switch to normal city streets. 3. The B -Line (Enhanced Downvariey RFTA Service)... This greatly enhances RFTA service from the Transportation Center to downvalley areas immediately, At peak, hours buses will run as frequently as every 10 -15 minutes, during non -peak hours every half hour, and theywill run earlier in the morning and later at night. Enhanced bus service will be supplemented by increased park & ride facilities downvalley. Significantly increased RFTA funding is critical to provide the convenient, frequent and safe service the plan calls for. 4. The C- Line... This extends the A -Line to Snowmass, via Owl Creek. Traffic there will be discouraged, The C- Line's separate guideway will parallel the road. Once in Snowmass, buses will leave the guideway and follow regular roads to the Village. S. Purchase of Denver & Rio Grande Right -of- Way... The $200,000 generated annually by the new use taxwill be used to help purchase the right -of -way for transportation, trails and open space. Additional funding for the purchase will be provided by other valley governments. 6. Matching Funds... The sales tax funds will be leveraged with federal, state and private sector monies to fund transportation improvements, and undertake other projects which fit into the overall Transportation Plan. CHECKS AND BALANCES • The 1/2¢ sales tax revenues must be spent on mass transportation per state statute. • All expenditures and projects must be approved jointly by Aspen, Snowmass and Pitkin County. Each entity has veto power over the other. • Voter approval is needed to bond for any agreed upon projects. We Need Your Support Transportation Is All Of Our Problem BEST ° P.O. Box 8168 Aspen, I 81612 • 303.825.6972 • Bob Child, Treasurer TC PACKET 01 -21 -14 102 Comprehensive Valley Transportation Plan ..- Glenwood Springs I -70 _ _ 4 -lane H (unrestricted 4-lone Future Dedicated Rail System along DRG ROW or Hwy Restricted Parking Paid Parking rural 1U1004/shuttle Snowmass Village • Enhanced Bus and Shuttle Routes • Dial -A -Ride • Bike and Pedestrian Improvements 4y // o/ Snowmass to Aspen ' "ihe "t- tine" Paid Parking Highlands %7,r Restricted Parkins Priority Uses for 1/2( Sales /Use Tax • Improved Down Valley Bus System • Construction 'A' and `C' tines • Public Acquisition of DRG ROW • Park and Ride lots Graphic by Waggubi IkIlti. Sepf m 1 6-43 El Jebel 1 -7D to be f nshed roads to 2 -lane Hwy Separated /Dedicated Transit Way rust-Frequent-First Class Visually & Environmentally unobtrusive HOV High Occupancy Vehicles 0 Park and Ride lots O Rncnit iluliv l Multi -Modal Transit tenter • information • Park & Ride road vi /shuttle !) 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