I hope you are enjoying the early signs of spring.Your local government continued its efforts this past month, which I’ve outlined below.
March 16 Meeting Highlights
1 > Town Council received a fascinating report from our Gondola Subcommittee on the results of their benchmarking trip. Along with our partners from the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) and Telluride Ski & Golf, the team shared their best practices, and future ideas to help inform Mountain Village’s long-range gondola strategic planning process. The committee will continue its work, and you can look forward to emerging plans for this wonderful community asset in future discussions.
2 > Town Council progressed our compensation study planning to ensure that our cost basis is efficient and comparable with similar towns.
3 > Town Council considered several important appointments to local and regional boards for the Design Review Board (DRB), Grant Committee, Region 10 and the Multi-Cultural Advisory Council.
We are pleased to announce that Council voted to re-appoint David Eckman, Greer Garner and Phil Evans as regular members; and Jean Vatter and Liz Caton as alternate members of the Design Review Board. For the Grant Committee, Council voted to appoint Marty McKinley and Laila Benitez as the Council representatives and Kim Montgomery and Jackie Kennefick as the staff representatives. For Region 10, Council voted to appoint Bill Kight to serve on the board. Lastly, Council appointed Laila Benitez to sit on the Multicultural Advisory Council.
4 > Finally, Town Council received some important reports on our energy use, the Historical Museum, as well as the routine staff and Council reports.
April 20 Agenda Highlights
This week Council continues its work with a full agenda.
1 > Town Council will hear from President and CEO of MTI (Marketing Telluride Inc.) Michael Martelon who will present a quarterly update on the recent winter season and plans for the upcoming season.
2 > Town Council will initiate plans for the upcoming Mountain Village Town Council election in which three seats will be determined on June 27. I would encourage any of you with interest in our local government to consider stepping up and throwing your hat in the ring. The experience is fun, it will deepen your knowledge of the community, and I would be more than happy to speak to anyone with interest in running.
3 > The town’s grant process for supporting broader community goals will be updated with a potential new approach.
4 > Town Council will receive an update on potential actions for Mountain Village’s environment goals, and revisit who on town staff will focus on different environmental initiatives.
5 > Finally, routine land use matters and reports from Council members and town staff will round out this month’s agenda.