Mayor's Minute

May Mayor's Minute

Greetings neighbors, I hope you are enjoying the early signs of summer. Your local government continued its efforts this past month, which I've outlined below. April 20 Meeting Highlights 1 > A report was presented to Town Council by President and CEO of Marketing Telluride Inc. on Telluride and Mountain Village's winter season occupancy and the upward trend of the Average Daily Revenue (ADR). The ADR is a statistical numerical unit used in the lodging industry, which represents the average rental income per paid occupied room in a given period. The region’s summer occupancy and ADR are also trending well, aided by a large digital and social media marketing campaigns currently underway. 2 >Town Council recognized the great work of our Town Clerks by declaring May 3-7 ‘Municipal Clerks week‘ in Mountain Village. Thanks for all you do, Jackie! 3 > Town Council set June 27 as the date for the upcoming Mountain Village Town Council election in which three seats will be determined. Positions will be awarded to three of the 10 strong candidates running for the available seats. Please engage with our candidates to help our community nominate the most qualified representatives. Town Council appointed our town clerk, Jackie Kennefick as the designated election official. 4 > Town Council considered a new Community Grant Program process for supporting broader community goals that could be administered by the Telluride Foundation. Council will wait for the newly appointed committee to make a decision on what to recommend to Town Council for final approval. The action item was continued to our next meeting so that our Council representatives can attend and more community input can be received. 5 > Town Council formed a ‘Green Committee’ to maintain Mountain Village's environment goals to focus on the town’s green initiatives. This decision was made since Town Council agreed to distribute the responsibilities of our former environmental services manager rather than replace her. 6 > Finally, Adam Chambers from the Pinhead Climate Institute presented creative ideas on a carbon off-set program to be considered in the future for the Town of Mountain Village. May 18 Agenda Highlights This week Council continues its work with a full agenda. 1 > Town Council is declaring May as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in concert with the good people at the San Miguel Resource Center. 2 > Town Council will discuss updates to our Community Development Code, drawing from the 2017 National Electric Code Amendments. 3 > Town Council is having a public joint work session with the Town Hall Center Subarea Planning Committee to look at proposed amendments to the town’s comprehensive plan. 4 > Town Council will update our community grant programs, leveraging the expertise of the Telluride Foundation for the benefit of our community. 5 > Town Council will discuss a few environmental issues including the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act and an update by the San Miguel Watershed Coalition on the Forest Health Landscape Assessment 6 > Finally, in standard meeting procedure, Town Council will consider routine land use matters and reports from council members and town staff will round out this month's agenda. As always, I hope you can join us whether in person, online or by providing your email input in advance of the meeting. Warm Regards, Dan Jansen Mountain Village Mayor

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