CITY TO SEEK FEDERAL AID FOR BULLET-PROOF VESTS
STEAMBOAT SPRINGSThe city is looking to the federal government to help it protect its officers this year.
City Council gave the okay to the intergovernmental services department to send a grant application to the Department of Justice to buy new bullet proof vests for the city's officers.
The grant, in the amount of about $2,000, would pay for approximately 50 percent of the vests, said grant writer Winnie Delliquadri.
Public Safety Services Director J.D. Hays said bullet proof vests, which have been in use in Steamboat since at least the 1970s in different forms, are good for about five years. Officers can choose whether to wear the vests.
No city officers have been shot in about 20 years, Hays said.
COUNCIL TO REVIEW IMPACT FEES FOR A VARIETY OF CITY SERVICES
STEAMBOAT SPRINGSThe much-awaited Tischler report will go in front of City Council Tuesday in a meeting that will focus on the issue of impact fees. The contracted report discusses the feasibility of impact fees for parks and recreation, city buildings, public safety and transit operations.
The city will have to be able to support conclusions of how much of an impact new development has on each of these categories.
The Tischler report recommends against attempting to establish impact fees for affordable housing and roads.
SNOWMOBILES NO LONGER NEED TOWN REGISTRATION
HAYDENHayden will no longer require its residents who have a snowmobile to register the vehicle with the town.
The Town Board of Trustees recently amended its ordinance that required residents to register a snowmobile and obtain a validation sticker.
The board amended the ordinance because the state already requires snowmobile owners to register their machines.
"We did not need to duplicate efforts," said Rob Straebel, town manager.
ARTS COUNCIL PRESENTS 'CAJUN NIGHT AT THE DEPOT'
STEAMBOAT SPRINGSThe Steamboat Springs Arts Council presents "Cajun Night at the Depot" with the Bubba Mac Blues Band March 23. Starting at 6:30 p.m. a cash bar will be available followed by a cajun-style buffet by the Steamboat Meat & Seafood Co. at 7 p.m. The band performs at 8:30 p.m. with "Bubba" (Herb Birch), Bill Witzig, Charlie Winters, Richie Baker, Terri Showers, Nick Marion, Joe Marion, Karen Logan-Graham and Frank McCloskey. Tickets are available at the Depot Arts Center for $40 for dinner and the show and $15 for the show only. Call 879-9008 for dinner reservations and more information.