Briefs Crested Butte By Mark Reaman

Snow update

In a brief winter snow recap for the Crested Butte town council at the May 15 meeting, staff reported that there were 75 total nights of snow removal work last winter. That compares to 54 the previous winter and 39 in 2020-21. Approximately 5,000 loads of snow were hauled to permanent snow storage areas this area which was slightly less than 2021-22.

BOZAR appeal upheld

Council agreed with the homeowner of 429 Maroon Avenue and the staff that recommended agreeing to an appeal of a BOZAR decision that originally directed that a door not be allowed where a window is currently located on the side of the house. The homeowner was pleased with council overturning the BOZAR decision and will soon be able to walk out directly to her patio.

Stuff

—The Melanin Market Juneteenth Festival will be held June 19 on the 100 block of Elk Avenue from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

—Demolition work on the Big Mine skatepark could begin as early as the end of the month.

—Council is onboard with a request from homeowner Jeff Hermanson to vacate a portion of unimproved Sopris Avenue and the public alley above old Kebler Pass Road. In exchange Hermanson will provide the town with a snow storage easement on some of his property.

—The town picnic is scheduled for June 2 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Rainbow Park.

—The Parks and Rec department has hired four full-time and four part-time parks crew and gardeners which is the most “robust” summer crew in years.

—Interviews are taking place for the new Crested Butte Sustainability position. The new hire should be announced at the June 5 meeting.

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