Saturday, February 10, 2001
CODE COMMENTS COMPILED BY CITY
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS The city's planning department has prepared a matrix of public comments on the city's new Community Development Code, which contains detailed responses to each question or comment raised at recent public meetings.
The planning department presented the Planning Commission with the matrix and went through each point on Thursday.
Planning Director Wendie Schulenberg said adoption of the code may be delayed until May.
Governor coming to Steamboat
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS Feb. 17 offers a local opportunity to speak in person to Colorado's top executive.
Gov. Bill Owens will be in Steamboat Springs to speak at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by the Routt County Republicans at the Steamboat Springs Airport terminal. Also in attendance will be Sen. Jack Taylor, R-Steamboat Springs, and Rep. Al White, R-Winter Park. State Sen. Ken Chlouber, R-Leadville, will serve as the auctioneer.
For tickets, contact Leslie Hausman in Oak Creek at 736-8518, or John Shaw in Hayden, 276-4778. In Steamboat, contact any Republican, or call Olive Morton at 879-8154.
UPDATE ON SCHOOL PROJECTS PLANNED
OAK CREEK The South Routt School District will hold a regular board meeting on Thursday during which an update on improvement projects at all three schools will be given.
Officials plan to start construction this summer. An $8 million tax-backed bond will pay for a classroom addition at the elementary school, a remodeling of the middle school and a gym and commons area expansion of the high school.
Officials also will discuss the K-12 literacy approach program for the South Routt School District and discuss the 2001-2002 calendar for the next school year.
The public meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in the board room in the district office next to Soroco High School.
Racing association needs insurance
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS Before the Yampa Valley Racing Association is allowed to host races this summer at a track owned by the town of Hayden, proof that the race is insured will be required.
Town officials want to avoid what happened last year. One race last summer was not insured because of an oversight by the association.
In 1995, the racing association entered a 10-year lease agreement with the town to use the track. Under the agreement, the association is required to obtain $1 million in insurance coverage for personal injury for every race.
"If there is an accident or death during a race that is not insured, it is not the racing association they are going to go after," said Rob Straebel, town manager. "They are going to go after the ones with the deep pockets. They would come after the town."
The insurance costs about $800 per race.