Tuesday, September 4, 2007
If you go
What: Steamboat Springs City Council Meeting
When: 4 p.m. today
Where: Centennial Hall, 124 10th St.
Call: City offices at 870-2060 for more information
4 p.m. Executive session to discuss real estate
5 p.m. Staff and community reports (Routt County ballot issue, Main Street Steamboat Springs update); introduction and discussion of future work session agendas; resolution to submit ballot issues for a recreation center to be located in Ski Town Park; first reading of an ordinance imposing a moratorium on accepting applications for building or demolition permits substantially affecting any exterior aspect of any "historic structure;" first reading of an ordinance approving a contract to buy and sell the Iron Horse Inn
7 p.m. Public comment; planning commission report; planning commission referrals
Steamboat Springs A proposed $34 million recreation center at Ski Town Fields will likely be taken out of City Council's hands and placed in voters' after tonight's Steamboat Springs City Council meeting.
The council will consider a resolution to finalize ballot language for the center, the funding of which would have to be approved by voters in November. Tonight's meeting is City Council's last chance to get the recreation center on this year's ballot. City Clerk Julie Jordan has told the council that the ballot must be certified by Sept. 7.
The first reading of an ordinance concerning building and demolition permits for "historic structures" is also on tonight's agenda. On Aug. 21, City Council voted 4-2 to impose an emergency moratorium that prevents the acceptance of applications "for building permits that could result in the alteration of an exterior aspect of, or demolition permits for, any historic structure." Historic structures are defined by the ordinance as any building more than 50 years old.
The regular ordinance being presented tonight would replace the emergency moratorium and will seek to clarify the moratorium's language to only prohibit demolitions and major exterior projects, while allowing smaller projects to move forward. The regular ordinance would tentatively take affect Sept. 23.
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