City Council to discuss historic barn maintenance, Howelsen Hill future Tuesday
Steamboat Springs — The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday will discuss the future of the city’s historic ski hill, consider the future of a historic aging barn and try to determine the best location for a new public restroom on Yampa Street.
The council will begin moving through its heavy agenda at 5 p.m. in Citizens Hall.
View the agenda at steamboatsprings.net/index.aspx?NID=187.
Other items on the council’s plate include future plans for Bear River Park, an update on the landslide studies on Howelsen Hill, an update from Police Chief Cory Christensen on dog-related issues and a request to allow the Sheraton Steamboat Resort to sound a steam whistle every day in Gondola Square.
The council could end the meeting in a closed-door session to discuss its negotiations with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club concerning the future of Howelsen Hill.
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The council’s discussion about the state of the Mount Werner Barn, or Butterfly Barn, near the Meadows Parking lot, comes after some residents and elected officials expressed concern about the barn’s condition.
City Attorney Dan Foote has been looking into the maintenance responsibilities of the iconic barn, which was built by the Arnold family in 1945.
Foote has told the council foreclosures have complicated the question of who should be maintaining the structure.
He will present council members with options for how to address the barn’s state.
The barn in question is not to be confused with the iconic More Barn, which was the subject of a successful preservation effort.
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