by Alissa Johnson
Rec path to town complete
Town manager Joe Fitzpatrick and Mt. Crested Butte mayor David Clayton attended a ribbon cutting in June to celebrate the completion of the Rec Path between Mt. Crested Butte and Crested Butte. Using funds from Whatever USA, the towns put down concrete on the portion of the trail between the Slate River and Elk Avenue.
“This project began in 1991, and we finally have it connected to Elk Avenue,” Fitzpatrick said. He told the council that signage comes next. The hope is to put in signs indicating the distance to Mt. Crested Butte and the direction to downtown Crested Butte. He hopes that will be done in conjunction with a Crested Butte-Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce effort to evaluate signage in the north end of the valley.
Council appointed Ken Lodovico to the council to fill a seat vacated by Chris Morgan. A resident of Mt. Crested Butte for more than ten years, Lodovico will vacate a seat on the Mt. Crested Butte Planning Commission to assume the position.
Danny D’Aquila was pleased to see a Planning Commission member appointed to council since the Planning Commission gave Lodovico experience with town code and procedures. “It’s a beautiful technique,” D’Aquila said, referring to the same transition when Todd Barnes was appointed to the council.