Briefs Mt. Crested Butte

Homestead update

Town manager Carlos Velado informed the town council that mediation for both outstanding Homestead buyers’ contracts is slated for May 25. Because mediation has been scheduled, the town will extend Homestead Housing’s contract deadline in their settlement agreement to May 31. 

“That’s positive news on that front,” said Velado. The council also held an executive session on May 16 to determine next steps with Homestead as the town acquires all property rights of the 22-unit affordable housing project.

Fourth of July meeting moved

The council agreed to move their July 4 meeting to Tuesday, July 11 to accommodate the Fourth of July holiday.

Chamber board appointment

The council appointed council member Alec Lindeman to the Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce Board.

One Valley Resiliency Roadmap update

Clark Anderson, executive director of Community Builders, provided the town council with an overview and update on the One Valley Resiliency Roadmap (OVRR) from the One Valley Prosperity Project (OVPP).

Gunnison County was one of 16 rural regions to receive Resiliency Roadmap grant funding from the State of Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA). The purpose of the roadmap is to bring together the communities of the Gunnison Valley to address three regional challenges: housing affordability; coordinated land use, transportation and infrastructure planning; and increasing civic capacity. The intent is to strengthen regional collaboration and create alignment around how to collectively address those shared regional challenges. The OVRR uses the following shared principles to guide strategy and action: build and strengthen community, social equity and inclusion and climate and environmental resiliency. 

The team plans to present strategies to each of the valley municipalities in June before finalizing the plan this summer. 

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