Hello neighbors, Below are some Town Council meeting highlights from last month and some upcoming topics. As always, I hope you can join us for tomorrow's meeting or consider sharing your feedback with us about any of these matters. May 17 Meeting Highlights
- Town Council held a worksession to determine best practices in adopting and implementing an open, fair, and robust public comment policy and this month we will review a proposed policy based on this discussion.
- We discussed our project, program, and infrastructure goals to assist and guide the Finance Committee and town staff as they draft the 2019 budget. The key goals and projects identified were: o Maintain town reserves at or greater than 35% o Pay down debt, whenever feasible o Hold grant funding to 2018 levels o Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades & Expansion o VCA Expansion Project – debt funded by net revenues o Fund Improvement Projects as identified in 2018 Technology & Cybersecurity Audit o Ongoing Town Hall Subarea projects – Mountain Village Boulevard Realignment & Roundabout, Elk Pond & Park o Possible projects & studies as identified by the 2018 Village Center Subarea Committee o Mountain Village Trails Plan implementation
- Town Council approved on first reading a Community Development Code (CDC) amendment regarding Village Center roofing requirements. Due to the unavailability of the original burnt sienna concrete tiles, the proposed amendment would allow for more permitted materials in the Village Center. This month, Council will hold a public hearing and vote on this amendment.
- Public Works Director Finn Kjome provided an in-depth update on current drought status and water restrictions. Council has requested monthly water updates until restrictions are lifted.
- Chief Broady updated us about our current wildfire risk and direction was given to make the community aware of the Stage 1 fire restrictions currently in effect.
- Lastly, the Town Hall and Village Center Subarea Committee provided their monthly update, and Marketing Telluride Inc. (MTI) presented their quarterly report.
- Mountain Village Police Chief and Telluride Fire Protection District staff will update Council about our current fire risk, and we will consider additional fire restrictions.
- Bikis Water Consultants will provide a drought conditions update and answer questions regarding the town’s water supply and rights.
- There will be a worksession to discuss potential rent increases for Village Court Apartment in 2019.
- We will consider a Major Scale Subdivision for Lot 151R and hear the first reading of an ordinance to rezone the lot from Multi-Family to Single-Family – changing four condominium unit designations to three single-family unit designations.
- Town Council will consider Conditional Use Permit applications to allow a Mining Sluice and Trampoline in Heritage Plaza and a Ropes Course on Lot OS 3U (the base of lift 4).
- We will discuss potential programs to address the removal of dead and diseased trees. Additionally, we will get an update on the Mountain Village Defensible Space Incentive Program.
- Lastly, we will receive reports from Colorado Flights Alliance, San Miguel Regional Housing Authority, and the Town Hall and Village Center Subarea Committees.
A full agenda has been posted on our website; we welcome your input and hope to see you at the meeting. Warm regards, Laila Benitez Mountain Village Mayor