Briefs: Crested Butte

By mark reaman

There’s an election this fall!

Believe it or not it could be time to start thinking Crested Butte election season. A council election will be held this coming fall. In a report to the council on July 17 town clerk Lynelle Stanford said August 9 is the first day that nomination petitions could be circulated. September 1 is the last day those petitions can be circulated and signed. Petitions are due into the clerk’s office at 5 p.m. on September 1. Council has to officially decide what will be on the fall ballot by the September 5 council meeting. Three town council seats (Chris Haver, Mallika Magner and Gabi Prochaska) are up for election along with the mayor’s position.

Transportation plan public feedback

The town transportation and mobility plan public outreach continues. So far, two of six major questions have been submitted to the public for feedback. The issue of opening the Butte Ave. pedestrian bridge to one-way traffic has seen a flood of responses with 403 people responding. Of that, 83% are against any motorized use of the bridge while 6% are in total support and 11% are okay with some motorized use if other measure taken. As for the idea of a roundabout near the school at Sixth and Red Lady Avenue, 65% of the 115 respondents are okay with the idea while 9% are totally against it and 26% are okay with a roundabout of additional measure are taken.

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