Steamboat City Council seeks to finalize details of Brynn Grey annexation agreement
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – On Tuesday night, Steamboat Springs City Council will continue almost two years worth of discussions with developers who seek to build three neighborhoods and expand Steamboat’s western city limits.
The discussion will be the second of three work sessions scheduled by the council to hammer out terms of an annexation agreement with Brynn Grey, the firm that hopes to develop the new neighborhoods.
“It should be an interesting discussion,” Council President Jason Lacy said. “I’m hoping we can move the annexation discussion in a positive direction. I feel like we’ve kind of had our wheels stuck for a little bit on this. I think it’s time to get some final conclusions on this and move ahead.”
Lacy said he hopes to work through the main points of the annexation agreement, as well as the exhibits on the document. It’s the first time council has seen the exhibits, which include concept plans and depictions of the proposed streets and structures, an agreement with the Yampa Valley Housing Authority and deed restrictions that would set aside some units for people who work in Routt County.
If council and the developers can agree on some contested points, Lacy said the final work session about the annexation could be a discussion over the “full and final package.” Some of the points that have yet to be ironed out include how to fund snowplow services in the neighborhood and how the developer’s contributions to other public works programs will be determined.
Lacy said council could move into the final stages of formally approving or rejecting the annexation agreement later this summer if things go right.
“If we get through things tomorrow night, then there’s a possibility that we could have them back on the agenda as early as late August to look at a final package,” Lacy said. “That’s assuming everything goes smooth and well and no hiccups.”
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