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05-18-15 Town Council MinutesSNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING MINUTES MAY 18, 2015 1. 400 P.M. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL Mayor Butler called to order the Regular Meeting of the Snowmass Village Town Council on Monday, May 18th, 2015, at 4:05 p.m. A complete live recording of this meeting can be found at www.tosv.com under Town Council Meetings. This will be archived indefinitely allowing you to view at any time. COUNCIL MEMBERS Mayor Markey Butler, Alyssa Shenk, and Bill PRESENT: Madsen. COUNCIL MEMBERS Chris Jacobson, and Bob Sirkus. ABSENT: STAFF PRESENT: Clint Kinney, Town Manager; John Dresser, Town Attorney; Anne Martens, Public Works Director; Nick Kertz, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor; Barbara Pecker, Administrative Assistant PUBLIC PRESENT: Ashley Pert, John Katzenberger, Jim DeAgostino, Tom Goode, Debbie Dietz Shore, Jill Beathard 2. PROCLAMATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Mayor Butler welcomed the two guests from the Professional Fellows Exchange Program sponsored by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Ms. Prasongchaikul Aroonpom is visiting from Thailand and Ms. Joanne Flestado is visiting from the Philippines. Over the next two weeks they will be taking in the sites of the area and learning about the different city operations of the Roaring Fork Valley. A. RESOLUTION NO. 21, SERIES OF 2015-A RESOLUTION EXPRESSING APPRECIATION TO LINDSEY PALARDY FOR HER SERVICE ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY BOARD --Mayor Butler Mayor Butler read Resolution No. 20, Series of 2015 in appreciation to Lindsey Palardy for her service on the Environmental Advisory Board. Markey Butler made the motion to approve Resolution No. 21, Series of 2015 in appreciation to Lindsey Palardy for her service on the Environmental Advisory Board. Bill Madsen seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 3 in favor to 0 opposed. 05-18-15 tc Minutes Page 2 of 5 Voting Aye: Markey Butler, Alyssa Shenk, and Bill Madsen. Voting Nay: None B. Climate Impact Report --Ashley Perl Ashley Ped, City of Aspen Climate Action Manager and John Katzenberger, Aspen Global Change Institute presented a power point updating Council on the new information provided in the Climate Change and Aspen Report. Ashley started out by providing the purpose, background and how it applies to more than just the Aspen area. John went into more detail outlying the scientific evidence of the Global warming effects on the area. The Climate Change Report focuses on six critical sectors of the community with policies and codes to improve these sectors. They have come up with the name for the Regional planning process of Resiliency Planning. Bottom line is we all need to work on reducing the greenhouse gases and to begin doing this they are asking for all Roaring Fork entities to be part of Resiliency Plan. This plan will look out over the next 50 years. How Snowmass can get involved: 1. Use the Climate Impacts report to understand how climate changes will affect Snowmass. 2. Send a representative to the RFV Climate Alliance meeting to promote regional collaboration 3. Start increasing your personal resilience today. Mayor Butler asked John Katzenberger what is going on currently with the Antarctica and the Ozone hole. His response was that an International agreement was made addressing this issue with effective changes and over the next decade you should see the Ozone hole as no longer a problem. Fossil fuel pollution is a more difficult issue to get an International Agreement on but there is a bottom up action plan where Municipalities are implementing their own climate action plan and hopefully this will continue to spread up. Question that followed was how does Colorado link with the Global and national actions to push the agenda forward to reduce pollution? John said several states have started with polices to address this issue and the state offices in Colorado are asking for input from the municipalities on ways to deal with this issue. Ashley stated she does hear from tourists that are impressed with what actions we have done here in the valley giving Aspen/Snowmass international awareness as a role model. Council is very interested in moving forward and would like to see the Environmental Advisory Board along with staff be involved with the RFV Climate Alliance board. Council approves of being part of the new Resiliency regional collaboration plan. Mayor Butler would like to see an Economic Business Plan part of the report 05-18-15 tc Minutes Page 3 of 5 3. PUBLIC COMMENT: This section is set aside for the Town Council to LISTEN to comment by the public regarding items that do not otherwise appear on this agenda. Generally, the Town Council will not discuss the issue and will not take an official action under this section of the agenda. No Public Comments 4. CONSENT AGENDA: These are items where all conditions or requirements have been agreed to or met prior to the time they come before the Council for final action. A Single Public Hearing will be opened for all items on the Consent Agenda. These items will be approved by a single motion of the Council. The Mayor will ask if there is anyone present who has objection to such procedure as to certain items. Members of the Council may also ask that an item be removed from the consent section and fully discussed. All items not removed from the consent section will then be approved. A member of the Council may vote no on specific items without asking that they be removed from the consent section for full discussion. Any item that is removed from the consent agenda will be placed on the regular agenda. A. RESOLUTION NO. 20, SERIES OF 2015 - A RESOLUTION APPOINTING NEW MEMBERS TO VARIOUS TOWN BOARDS B. DRAFT AGENDAS AND WORK SESSION TOPICS Council reviewed all Agendas and topics for work sessions and made adjustments to the future agendas. C. REVIEW OF CALENDARS—May, June, July D. MINUTES FOR APPROVAL' March 16, 2015 - Regular Meeting Alyssa Shenk made the motion to approve all the items listed on Today's Consent Agenda with the correction of the spelling of Vaughn on Resolution No. 20, Series of 2015. Bill Madsen seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 3 in favor to 0 opposed. Voting Aye: Mayor Markey Butler, Alyssa Shenk, and Bill Madsen. Voting Nay: None. 5. PUBLIC HEARINGS QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARINGS: Public Hearings are the formal opportunity for the Town Council to LISTEN to the public regarding the issue at hand. For land use hearings the Council is required to act in a quasi-judicial capacity. When 05-18-15 tc Minutes Page 4 of 5 acting as a quasi-judicial body, the Council is acting in much the same capacity as a judge would act in a court of law. Under these circumstances, the judicial or quasi- judicial must limit its consideration to matters which are places into evidence and are part of the public record. The Council must base their decision on the law and the evidence presented at the hearing. No Public Hearings 6. POLICY/LEGISLATIVE PUBLIC HEARINGS No Policy/Legislative Public Hearings 7. ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS A. MBCx Update --Anne Martens Anne Martins, Public Works Director and Nick Kertz, Facilities Maintenance Supervisor presented a power point presentation on what steps the Town has taken to be greener. The new data capture systems provides reports that enable the Town to see where improvements can be made to reduce energy usage. Working with all the Town facilities Nick will continue to refine as the data is collected. A report outlining what is currently being used and potential ways to improve will be published and they will be looking for public comments. A financial analysis will be done to look at the options of phasing out the costs of new projects. Currently they are looking at an overhaul of the 3 broiler systems with predictive controls for Snowmelt Road. The ROI for this project would be about 9.8% per year. Mayor Butler would like to see the FAB analysis of the Broiler replacement and Town Manager Kinney will look at the longevity of the current broilers to see if the project can be delayed. The proposal is for 4 units over two years with the design being done all the first year. Council Member Madsen inquired if solar was a possibility. Nick stated you could build a solar farm off site to assist but it would not be enough for the power required for the Snowmelt Road System. Anne is working with the FAB to establish reserves for all major replacements and to set up funding models for the future. Town Manager Kinney reminded Council the current available funds are 3.9 million so the 1.6 million needed for the Broiler Replacement would use a large portion so he just wants to make sure the Town has done all the research and looked at all possible funding solutions. Nick Kertz added that it you try to phase the project out for more than 2 years the cost will increase. 8. TOWN COUNCIL REPORTS AND ACTIONS 05-18-15 tc Minutes Page 5 of 5 REPORTS/UPDATES Council Member Madsen would like to thank everyone for respecting the closures on the Rim and Skyline trails, as a reminder please stay off the trails with bikes if you see they are very wet. Mayor Butler will be attending the Public health meeting tomorrow. Council Member Shenk would like to thank everyone for Town clean-up day making it a big success. Town manager Kinney added that next year they may look at where they are dropping volunteers off and put more into the major projects such as the flower beds. Council Member Madsen suggested that maybe the town should do Town volunteer days quarterly or having volunteers work throughout the year. 9. ADJOURNMENT At 6:10 p.m. Alyssa Shenk made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Bill Madsen seconded the motion. The motion was approved by a vote of 3 in favor to 0 opposed. Council Member Sirkus and Council Member Jacobson were absent. Voting Aye: Markey Butler, Alyssa Shenk, and Bill Madsen. Voting Nay: None. This set of minutes was approved by the Snowmass Village Town Council at their Regular meeting on Monday, June 15, 2015. Submitted By, Barbara Peckler, Admin. Asst.