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Flood work on table for Steamboat Springs City Council tonight

Proposed improvements would remove tennis court, add underpass downtown

On the agenda

■ 5 p.m. Proclamation honoring longtime Steamboat Springs resident and CBS sports broadcaster Verne Lundquist, who recently turned 70; update from Mainstreet Steamboat Springs, including efforts to mitigate issues between nighttime economy and downtown residents; discussion and possible action on proposed disc golf course at Rita Valentine Park; review of 10 candidates for vacant City Council seat, and selection of finalists; mid-year financial report from city Finance Director Debra Hinsvark, with 2011 outlook

■ 7 p.m. Public comment; review of progress on goals stated during Dec. 2009 City Council retreat; first reading of ordinance that would allocate more than $216,000 for floodplain improvements along Spring Creek and construction of pedestrian underpass at Fish Creek Falls Road, to Old Town Hot Springs; motion addressing medical marijuana dispensaries’ request for off-site grow locations to comply with new state laws

If you go

What: Meeting of the Steamboat Springs City Council

When: 5 p.m. today

Where: Centennial Hall, 124 10th St.

Contact: Call City Hall at 970-879-2060 or visit http://steamboats… for more information.

Nick Mathews, 14, returns a volley while playing on the tennis courts owned by the Old Town Hot Springs. Proposed improvements to Spring Creek's floodplain could remove a tennis court in order to add an underpass in downtown Steamboat Springs.John F. RussellProposed improvements to Spring Creek's floodplain could remove a tennis court from the Old Town Hot Springs, shown here, in order to add an underpass in downtown Steamboat Springs.John F. Russell