In other City Council business:


n The City Council and County Commissioners approved an intergovernmental agreement to form an airport commission. The airport commission would provide long-term planning and policy direction for Yampa Valley Regional Airport and the Steamboat Springs Airport.

n The council passed the first reading of an ordinance, which clarified wording in its animal chapter of the municipal code. The changes would not allow an animal to be left in a vehicle without adequate ventilation and water if it is 70 degrees or warmer. It also clarifies the city laws on vicious and dangerous animals.

n City Council Manager Paul Hughes said the city would open up the end of its technical advisory committees to anyone who wants to come and talk about issues in the Community Development Code. The meetings would continue until the city ran out of items to discuss.

n In a 4-1 vote, the council denied the request to rezone property across from the airport on Elk River Road from residential estate, low density to an industrial zoning district. The applicant, the Patricia Ann Scott Family Limited Partnership, had plans to build self-storage units on the land. Council members expressed concerns about having storage units at the northwest entrance of town and that the storage units were not appropriate for that area.

n Councilman Bud Romberg requested the city write a letter to the Colorado Department of Transportation to look at putting in turn signals on Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat. The letter also would express the council's concerns about the dangers of Rabbit Ears Pass when traveling on U.S. Highway 40. The council proposed more signage on the pass to warn drivers about the steep grade.

n The council approved the development plan and final development plan for the south retail center at Central Park Plaza. The proposal is for a 28,809-square-foot commercial building along Mountain Werner Road and off Central Park Drive.

n In a 4-1 vote, the council approved the development plan and final development plan for Steamboat Ski and Bike Shop at 422 Lincoln Ave. The two-story, mixed-use, 11,980-square-foot building will have retail and office space on the first floor and residential and retail on the second. The building will stand where the Good News Building once was.

n The council approved the development and final development plans for a 41,018-square-foot self-storage unit with 13 buildings and 268 units. The development would be along Cooper Ridge Drive.

n The city approved a resolution to execute a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado for improving the K65 ski jump at Howelsen Hill. The grant is for $150,000 and matching funds came from an Energy Impact grant, private foundation grants and private donations.


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