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City to host open house to discuss stormwater master plan

— City officials Thursday night will give a detailed overview of Steamboat Springs’ future stormwater needs during an open house in Centennial Hall.

They also will seek the community’s feedback on the draft of master plan that outlines $20 million to $33 million worth of potential repairs and improvements to the city’s stormwater infrastructure.

"Regardless of what direction (this plan) takes, we need to deal with stormwater issues going forward," city engineer Ben Beall said. "It implies costs and resources, and it can have impacts from development reviews to where dollars go that are taxpayers’ dollars."

Beall will lead a task force that will help determine how the city should execute and pay for the costly upgrades to the bridges culverts and dams that make up Steamboat’s stormwater system.

The two-hour open house comes as the city also is seeking applicants for the task force.

“It’s the community’s city, and we’re doing our best to get as much input as we can,” Beall said.

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Residents interested in serving on the new task force can apply by visiting the city’s website at and filling out an application.

The city will accept applications through Feb. 22.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210 or email

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