Steamboat City Council to hear about funding at meeting

Foundation to report on how $330,000 was allocated for groups

Jack Weinstein

The Steamboat Springs City Council set the funding amount that would be available for the three community support coalitions in October, but they will hear Tuesday night exactly how local organizations will be supported.

Yampa Valley Community Foundation Executive Director Mark Andersen will report how the Human Resources, Arts and Culture, and Environmental coalitions allocated $330,000 for the 35 nonprofits and service agencies that will be awarded city funding next year.

The City Council previously approved the allocation amount as part of its 2012 budget. City staff had recommended to reduce the amount to $286,577, but it found additional dollars from a reorganization of Steamboat Springs Police Department staffing to restore funding for the three commissions to the existing levels.

Deputy City Manager Deb Hinsvark, who also serves as the city’s finance director, said the City Council wouldn’t take any additional action when it meets at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday. She said the presentation would just give council members the final information about allocations.

Andersen, chairman of the steering committee that determines what each coalition will receive from the overall allocation amount, said the group started working on how to divvy up the funds before the City Council first approved them in October. He said after each coalition was told how much it would have to allocate, they began reviewing applications.

Hinsvark said the recommendations shouldn’t change. Andersen said Tuesday’s report allowed the coalitions to provide information about the allocations to the City Council.

“It’s just our reporting back to them,” he said. “If they have questions, we’re there to field them. … Each of the heads of the coalitions will be there, as well.”

Andersen added that the county provided similar funding amounts to organizations that request assistance from the Human Resources Coalition.

Also Tuesday, the City Council will:

■ Consider modifying the Bear River Parcel Master Plan to include a bike skills park. The city’s Parks and Recreation Commission approved the action Nov. 7.

■ Consider a final development plan and planned-unit development for the Tread of Pioneers Museum to demolish a more than 100-year-old house at 219 Eighth St. where its collections are located to build a new facility

■ Consider approving a temporary tent at the Knoll Parking Lot for MusicFest.

■ Consider a development plan and conditional use permit for Hungry Dog to set up a food cart in Gondola Square.

To reach Jack Weinstein, call 970-871-4203 or email

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