Basalt Town Council

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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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    Council looks at four-year Midland project

    Basalt Town Council reviewed the first quarterly financial report of the Basalt 2030 project at its regular meeting May 10, focusing incrementally on the budget for the $12.8 million Midland Avenue Streetscape project.

    From the get-go, costs for revamping Midland Avenue, one of the three prioritiesread more →

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    Basalt Town Council signs off on new micro bus service

    In its first regular meeting of 2022, Basalt Town Council approved a resolution to ratify, continue and declare a local disaster emergency due to COVID-19. “Here we go again,” said Town Manager Ryan Mahoney.

    Tuesday night’s passage of the measure was unanimous and, for public health reasons, required that meetings… read more →

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    Basalt report: ‘AA’ rating kicks off bond sales, net zero gets a boost

    At Basalt Town Council’s final meeting of the year, Dec. 14, Town Manager Ryan Mahoney reported that Standard & Poor’s global rating of ‘AA stable’ “was very successful,” and provided independent affirmation of Basalt’s fiscal policies over the last few years. 

    The updated rating came just ahead… read more →

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    Basalt report: Council approves workforce housing

    The fifth time was the charm for BCC Basalt, LLC on Tuesday night. At its regularly scheduled meeting, Basalt Town Council members approved — in its fifth public hearing on the matter — the sketch plan for the three-story Basalt Center Circle. It will include a 9,000-square-foot groceryread more →

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    Basalt brief: Vote delayed on Basalt Center Circle

    Despite heaping praise on changes made to the latest sketch plan for the Basalt Center Circle Development on Oct. 26, Basalt Town Council again voted to continue the public hearing phase and delay a vote on the project’s approval. That means that BCC Basalt LLC developers Tim Belinskiread more →

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    Sopris Meadows plan proceeds on mixed vote

    In a 5-2 vote taken after testy exchanges Tuesday night, the Basalt Town Council gave approval to a sketch plan by Possumco LLC for the Sopris Meadows Subdivision Parcel 5, the last undeveloped residential parcel in Willits. Possumco’s chief, Michael Lipkin, developed Willits Town Center and wants toread more →

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    Basalt River Park project moves ahead

    By Todd Hartley

    After crawling along at a snail’s pace for years, progress on both the public and private areas of Basalt River Park is set to pick up its pace this spring and summer, and some parts — including walking paths and, possibly, a restaurant — could be usable… read more →

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    Basalt supports the arts community

    At their regular meeting on Feb. 9, Basalt Town Council pledged more financial assistance for the Art Base (AB) move to Midland Avenue and also approved lease relief.
    Skye Skinner, AB executive director, requested an extension of their lease agreement and rent relief. The organization purchased the… read more →

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    Emergency help for apartment dwellers

    Housing took center stage at the most recent Basalt Town Council meeting. With the pandemic ongoing and its associated economic downturn, affording rent is increasingly a challenge in the Roaring Fork Valley.
    In November and December 2020, the Basalt Affordable Community Housing group (BACH), first formed in… read more →