Basalt report

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    Basalt Report: Fears amid Midland Ave construction

    On March 14, Basalt Town Council held a well-attended meeting to discuss, among various things, the Midland Avenue Streetscape Project. The meeting opened with impassioned public comments concerning Midland specifically.

    Complaints were reiterated by business owners along Midland — especially restaurants — that the construction wouldread more →

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    Basalt Report: Seats fill on Affordable Housing Commission

    The Manager’s Report provided an update on the “lightning bolt project” — work on the sewer lines between the library and Two Rivers Road. Importantly for commuters, Manager Ryan Mahoney also announced that the bridge has changed to being closed full-time, instead of with the use of stop lights at… read more →

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    Basalt Report: Construction to begin on Midland Ave

    Though admittedly not the most romantic way to spend Valentine’s Day, Basalt Town Council convened on the evening of Feb. 14 to discuss a series of minor ordinances. Notably, Mayor Bill Kane was absent, and instead the meeting was presided over by Town Councilor David Knight. As might be expected… read more →

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    Basalt Report: Focusing on child care

    Prior to its regular meeting, Basalt Town Council held a joint work session with the Eagle County Commissioners. Mayor Bill Kane introduced the council and emphasized Basalt’s commitment to conserving open space and containing development. Eagle County Manager Jeff Shroll opened with a discussion about purchasing a parcel of U.S.… read more →

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    Basalt Report: Council approves budget and other business

    A work session occurred prior to Basalt Town Council’s regular meeting on Dec. 13 and was mostly dedicated to an informative presentation about the ongoing Entrance to Aspen project, specifically in regards to the Castle Creek bridge. Constructed in 1961, the bridge — while still safe — is nearing the… read more →

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    Basalt Report: Council considers transitional housing for Response

    On Tuesday evening, Basalt Town Council held their regular meeting to discuss several ordinances and hold public hearings, among the topics: changes to parking laws, approving a PUD amendment for the development of a domestic abuse shelter on East Cody Lane, establishing a licensing system for short-term rentalread more →

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    Basalt joins wildfire reduction collaborative, and a lawsuit sends council into executive session

    In the only matter requiring a vote at the Basalt town council’s regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 11, councilors unanimously approved participating in a memorandum of understanding to form the Roaring Fork Valley Wildfire Collaborative (RFVWC). As the first such collaboration in the Roaring Fork River drainage and contiguous areas,… read more →

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    Basalt report: Council meets Possumco in the middle on middle class housing

    Sent back to the drawing board by Basalt’s Town Council during a fractious regular meeting on July 12, the Basalt Center Circle (BCC) grocery store and affordable housing complex’s revised design received higher marks at the July 26 regular meeting.

    “You guys are really good listeners,” councilor Ryan… read more →

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    Basalt Report: Councilors dream up care center in Willits

    The necessary quorum of four out of seven Basalt town councilors were present at Tuesday night’s regular meeting and dispatched their agenda in an hour. Mayor pro tem Ryan Slack filled in for Mayor Bill Kane, who was absent.

    Three conceptual designs by Land+Shelter in Carbondaleread more →

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    ‘Missing middle’ vyes with low-income rentals

    Basalt Town councilors heard a lengthy introduction to preliminary plans for a 155-unit residential subdivision in Sopris Meadows that raised philosophical questions about the town’s “missing middle class.” Project developer Michael Lipkin’s firm, Possumco, LLC, presented its application for the build out of Sopris Meadows’ Parcel 5 on 12 acres… read more →