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Briefs Crested Butte

Getting the hook
It’s been a big snow year for Crested Butte. That translates into being a big tow year for the town. Chief Marshal Tom Martin said that nearly 100 vehicles have gotten the hook so far this season. Most people have an understanding attitude given the circumstances, but Martin said there are some repeat offenders.

 

Volunteers off the hook
Jake Jones, Parks and Recreation director, informed the council that more than 200 people volunteer to help out recreation programs over the course of a year. “More than 6,000 volunteer hours have been contributed and that’s the equivalent of three full-time employees,” he said. “We are lucky and appreciative of all those volunteers.”

Outside seating on the horizon
Summer is closer than you think and the town is getting ready to process sidewalk seating applications. Shelley Jansen, town clerk, said application notices will be sent out in March and the council will review application in April so outdoor seating can begin Memorial Day Weekend.

Protecting a deed restriction
The town passed an ordinance allowing it to spend up to $160,000 for Unit B of the Redwell Townhouses if necessary. The unit went into foreclosure and carries an affordable deed restriction. If circumstances end up where the unit is sold out of foreclosure, it could lose that deed restriction so the town wants the ability to buy the unit. They would then immediately try to sell the unit with the deed restriction attached.

Council ponies up for safety at Big Air
Council agreed to pick up the $1,500 cost of placing additional concrete barriers on the north side of the snowmobile course for the Big Air on Elk event next month. The barrier recommendation came from the Tilton Safety Group report and organizers do not have the money for the additional barriers. The council agreed to spend the money for safety’s sake.

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