Steamboat briefs: Coffee with Council to be held Friday at Centennial Hall
Coffee with Council to be held Friday at Centennial Hall
Coffee with Council will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11 in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The August session will discuss the city of Steamboat Springs’ role in mitigating the impact of tourism as well as the economic footprint of tourism on jobs, household income and sales tax. No RSVP is necessary, and community members are invited to drop by to discuss any issues of interest to them. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.
Accommodations tax reserve fund proposals due Thursday
The deadline for accepting proposals for how to spend an estimated $1.186 million in the accommodations tax reserve fund is 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10. Proposals must be focused on an improvement or amenity that draws additional visitors to Steamboat Springs.
An accommodations tax reserve fund committee will review submitted ideas; and, then make a recommendation to City Council on how the funds should be allocated. Applications may request all or a portion of the available funds.
The dollars in this fund come from a 1 percent tax on lodging accommodations of less than 30 days. The formal request for proposals is posted on the city website at bit.ly/2qjJKQv.
Proposals must include the formal application cover page, narrative and attachments. All respondents must submit one original, one hard copy and one PDF electronic copy of the response to the RFP by 5 p.m. on or before Thursday, Aug. 10.
Hayden to conduct mosquito spraying
The town of Hayden plans to aerially spray for mosquitos during the evening hours today or Thursday, Aug. 10. All sprayings are contingent upon wind and weather conditions. Call Hayden Town Hall at 970-276-3741 for more information.
YPN applications for board due Aug. 15
The Steamboat Springs Young Professionals Network is accepting applications for several vacant seats on its 2017-18 advisory board. YPN’s mission is “building a better community through the development of leaders.”
As a committee of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association, YPN provides its members with volunteer opportunities, professional and leadership development and networking events. The YPN Advisory Board sets the organization’s annual budget and goals, and board service provides a great opportunity to practice leadership and increase engagement in the community.
Board members make a one-year commitment from October through September. Questions can be directed to 2017-18 board chairs Beth Melton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Geoff Petis at email@example.com.
Anyone interested in becoming an advisory board member is asked to submit a current resume and a brief statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15.
City unveils outreach plan for code update
The city of Steamboat Springs is currently working to reorganize and update the Community Development Code and will host a series of open houses and meetings to give the public an opportunity to learn about the code changes and offer input. The process will culminate with the adoption of the updated code in late October.
According to Tyler Gibbs, city planning and community services director, the code guides and facilitates the type, use and form of development across the county. Gibbs encourages residents, planners, developers and business to weigh in on the draft update by attending any of the upcoming public meetings, which are scheduled as follows.
■ Public open houses: 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Aug. 9, Centennial Hall lobby; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 23, Centennial Hall lobby.
■ Planning Commission work session: 5 p.m., Sept. 4, Centennial Hall.
■ Planning Commission public hearing: 5 p.m., Sept. 23, Centennial Hall.
■ City Council meeting, first reading of resolution adopting new code: 5 p.m., Oct. 10, Centennial Hall.
■ City Council meeting, second reading: 5 p.m., Oct. 24, Centennial Hall.
The purpose of the CDC is to set forth a unified regulatory program for development in the city that will implement the preferred direction and policies of the Steamboat Springs Area Community Plan and other applicable adopted plans.
Drafts of the updated code are available at steam boatsprings.net/cdcupdate. Questions or comments on the CDC update should be sent to cdcupdate@steam boatsprings.net.
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Editor’s note: This story was updated at 1:25 p.m. to reflect the reopening of Hwy. 131.