January 2020 Mayor's Minute

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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.

December 12 Meeting Highlights

  • Town Council approved and adopted the 2020 Budget and revised the 2019 Budget. Last month, Town Council approved the 2020 town budget totaling $39.5 million*, after pulling out pass-through items (i.e., gondola, tourism, and museum budgets). The 2020 budget includes numerous large-scale investments in our infrastructure; focuses on community development projects; and maintains healthy General Fund reserves of $12.4 million. I encourage you to read more about the budget in The Mayor’s Minute: 2020 Budget Edition. You can also take an in-depth review of this and past years’ budgets at http://bit.ly/MV2020Budget, using the OpenGov Portal.

    *Note that the $39.5 million figure reflects $14.6 million in potential costs associated with a VCA expansion that has not yet been approved.
  • Town Council discussed buildout of Village Court Apartments Phase IV, including a review of the recently completed VCA Community Survey, reviewing draft guidelines for a new VCA Tenant Committee, and discussing the VCA Subcommittee Phase IV recommendations. We have asked staff to present monthly updates regarding ongoing improvements and a potential VCA expansion.

If you would like more specifics about these topics, you can watch a video of last month’s meeting on the town’s website. December meeting minutes will be posted online after they are approved at tomorrow’s meeting.

January 16 Agenda Topics

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

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