This democratically-elected governing body is responsible for adopting policies and procedures with the intent to foster a community where people want to live, work and visit. Regularly, Council follows Rules for the Conduct of Meetings and General Business, and serve four-year alternating terms with an election every two years.
Written communication from the public to Town Council is delivered in a number of ways: it is dropped off at Town Hall, faxed, mailed, emailed, and even handed to us on the street. Sometimes written communication addresses issues that are agendized for an upcoming Town Council meeting. In an effort to standardize the inclusion of all agenda-related written public comment in Town Council packets the following procedure has been instituted:
When public comment is received on a matter that is determined to be quasi-judicial in nature, that comment will be entered in to the record by the town clerk as part of the complete record to be considered by Town Council.
The BaGAR Report provides Town Council and you a snapshot of municipal business on a monthly basis. It highlights departmental information and activities from the prior month just concluded, for the year-to-date, and for the year prior. The purpose isn’t to preclude the use of other reports, but rather utilize this information as a form of supplemental, easy-to-follow data and figures.
In 2016, Town Council commissioned a benchmarking study to compare the cost of Mountain Village municipal services to its competitive set. Due to lack of data necessary to formulate a complete analysis of Town of Mountain Village costs compared to the selected comparable communities within the study, the project was terminated.
Council later concluded that a significant portion of our costs is employee related expenses. Therefore, the town will undergo a future benefits & compensation study in 2017.