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05-17-10 Town Council Packets(2) TO: SNOWMASS VILLAGE TOWN COUNCIL FROM: RUSS FORREST, TOWN MANAGER SUBJECT: MANAGER'S REPORT DATE: MAY 17, 2010 Country Club Townhome 59 The owners of CCTH #59 Dave and Mary Harris won the lottery for the Casebeer's home located in the Crossings last week. Mary sent me an email asking if the Town was going to purchase her unit or if this unit would go through the typical sales process. Our goal has been to purchase these units and then resell them as free market units to avoid future homeowner assessment problems. We have determined that these deed restricted units will continue to be problematic since they are intermixed with free market units. The Harris's need to know as soon as possible if the Town is going to purchase this unit so they can proceed with the financing on the new Crossings home. The resale price on CCTH 59 is $406,157.78 and this would be the Town's purchase price for this unit. Please note due to the current economic conditions and the large inventory of new recently sold employee housing in Snowmass Village Both CCTH unit #25 and #26 have recently sold as free market units. The total return to the Town Housing Excise Tax Fund for these units is $1,321,219.80. Creekside Villas North Deck Replacement The exterior apartment decks on the Creekside and Villas North apartment buildings are in need of repair and renovating to meet the current building codes. The Creekside decks are 30 years old and the Villas North decks are now 27 years old. At the time these decks were built, the required spacing between pickets and rails was much greater then today's code requirement of a 4" maximum spacing. Some of these decks have a picket and rail spacing of 6" to 8" inches or more and this is not safe for small children. In addition these decks need replacement due to the age of the decks and in some cases the support members. The other major concern about these decks is the deck load capacity and support posts are being added to prevent a possible deck failure. Joe Coffey would like to solicit bids from three or more qualified contractors for the deck renovations and then request Council approval to use the Housing Excise Tax Funds to finance the deck renovations. $5,900,000 is the estimated fund balance at the end of 2010 for the Housing Excise Tax Fund. Joe Coffey recommends that this work be completed this summer to prevent a potential accident from occurring. Once, the Housing Department has received the bids and reviewed the pricing staff will present a specific proposal to the Town Council for their consideration. Staff simply wanted to inform the Town Council that a bid process was to occur and that a proposal would be presented to the Council after that process is completed. Snowmass Village Citizenship Award In the past the Town of Snowmass Village has awarded five individuals the Snowmass Village Citizenship Award. The award has gone to: 1990 Emmy Lou Badger, in 1992 Terry Long, in 1996 Ben Rawlins, in 2000 William Marilyn Getz and in 2006 William Cowan. There has never been a formal process for this award. In the past a Council Member or a citizen would bring to Town Council's attention and the Council would vote on the individual being awarded. We have a plaque that hangs in the Council Chambers and the individual would be invited to a Town Council meeting and presented with a Mayor's proclamation. Would the Town Council be interested in developing a procedure, criteria and nominating process to honor a special citizen of Snowmass Village? Split Rail Fence on Brush Creek Council requested an update on fixing the split rail fence along Brush Creek. Public Works crews have already completed repairs on the Brush Creek fence from the Roundabout up to Snowmass Club Lane. In inspecting the fence from Snowmass Lane Road up Brush Creek (on the golf course side of the road) to just below the Blue Roofs it was found that the fence is deteriorating and requires significant repairs. The cost of the materials to fix the fence is estimated at $10,000 which is not budgeted in the RETT fund. However, if the Town reduced the length of the fence from Snowmass Club Lane up to approximately Wood Road (below the 20 mph curve) we could fix the fence by using materials that are removed above Wood Road. Is the Council comfortable with this reduction of the fence line to avoid purchasing additional fencing materials? Pending Strategic Actions Last Updated May 13, 2010 Staff Action Status Date to Contact follow -up w/ Council Land Use John Dresser Demolition Council asked that an ordinance be prepared to Will follow -up provide a period of time to review demolition with other code permits before demolition of a building changes on occurred. May 17, 2010 Council agreed that staff should develop language for future PUDs to identify critical integral components of a PUD that must continue to exist over time. In addition, John Wilkinson requested that staff bring back a landmark ordinance for discussion in the future. Other Land Use Other Land Use Code Improvements should May 17, 2010 Code Issues also be considered with the completion of the Comprehensive Plan. Staff would recommend having a work session with Council to review potential code changes. Housin Housing Draw Site /Land On February 17 th Council asked that a Land Revisit as part Department Inventory Inventory to done to identify potential housing of 2011 budget sites after the Town completes its budget process process for 2010. On Nov. 2 Council directed staff to take no action on this topic other than to continue identifying sites that should be further investigated. Council asked that this project be revisited in the summer of 2010. Housing Housing Policy The consultant has completed a rational nexus May 17, 2010 Department study and can begin to work with the Town on Will review a new housing policy. The Planning with other land Commission is also reviewing housing goals as use code part of the Comp. Plan review. Staff will amendments. schedule two agenda items based on the input from Council on October 6 (these could be on the same dates) which would be 1) policy discussion to modify the current land use code related to affordable housing; and 2) a review of deed restriction policy. Finance Marianne FAB FAB will be brining requested additional duties complete to Council and Council would like to discuss whether FAB should look at how to fund unfunded Road projects. Marianne GID Mil Levy Discuss option to increase the GID mil levy for Discussion Base Village with the GID Advisory Committee occurred on and return back to the GID with options. April 19, 2010 need to follow up with options for budgeting in the future Marianne Budget Update Finance provided a budget update in March, May 17, 2010 2010. The next update will occur in May. Other Russ and Negotiate access Direction has been provided to staff to ongoing John easement for negotiate for an easement. Skittles Lesley Investigate Determine the steps for developing a sister city complete process for relationship creating a Sister City Relationshi Mark Kittle Remodels Council asked on 11/16 for the Chief Building June 21, 2010 triggering Official to bring back options for requiring the sprinkling sprinkling of buildings with a remodel. Staff was asked to research options and what other communities have done on this issue. In addition, Council asked on December 7, 2009 to come back with a discussion on banning shake shingles.