Briefs Mt. Crested Butte

Landwehr resigns
After more than 30 years providing legal support to the town of Mt. Crested Butte, town attorney Rod Landwehr has officially resigned, effective Wednesday, February 29.
Landwehr, who has been dealing with health-related issues and was also the attorney for the city of Gunnison and several local organzations, wrote in a letter to the Town Council, “I will miss my continued involvement with the dedicated individuals who both work for the Town of Mt. Crested Butte and care sufficiently about our local community to serve on the various appointed commissions, and especially the elected members of the Town Council.”

Incumbents (probably) back in
Incumbent councilmen David Clayton, Andrew Gitin and Gary Keiser are still the only three people to turn petitions in for Town Council seats in the upcoming mail-in ballot election. Interested residents or business owners in Mt. Crested Butte can turn petitions in with 10 valid voter signatures by Friday, March 2.

December sales tax up
Sales tax collections in Mt. Crested Butte continued an upward trend in December, increasing 2.6 percent over budget. Sales tax from Lodging and Other categories of the budget were up slightly from 2010 sales tax collections, while the Retail and Restaurant categories were down. Overall, the town took in $268,079 in sales tax revenue, or $6,838 above what was expected. An upcoming report for January might not be so rosy.

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