Town of Carbondale

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    Carbondale Report: Trustees adapt with the times

    Early in the trustees’ regular meeting on Tuesday, Town Manager Lauren Gister took the opportunity to announce four new hires, as well as new vacancies on town staff.

    The new planning director is Jared Barnes, who previously worked for Eagle County managing ECO Transit system. Tom Karrel, who… read more →

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    Carbondale gains a park and condominium complex

    Carbondale’s regular municipal meeting on May 10 saw all trustees in attendance. After a slew of students of the month were recognized, comments from persons not on the agenda were heard.

    Resident Arn Menconi stepped forward to elucidate that the language in the short term rentalsread more →

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    Trustees tackle diverse agenda

    Carbondale’s most recent Board of Town Trustees meeting saw all trustees in attendance. The agenda included selecting a company to complete the first phase of Eighth Street renovations, putting back out to bid the contract for seasonal yard waste collection, review of the Integrated Weed Management Plan and progress toward… read more →

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    Town receives anonymous donation of downtown acreage

    Editor’s note: Alas, as originally published, our calculation of the total acreage donated to the town was off by one (not insignificant) decimal point. The town government has graciously received more than 1.6 acres, but not 16. The Sopris Sun will institute more vigorous math checking to avoid similar blunders… read more →

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    Trustees commit new pool to April vote

    The Board of Town Trustees tackled a full agenda at their Dec. 14 meeting.

    During “trustee comments,” Trustee Ben Bohmfalk mentioned that the town’s Bike, Pedestrian & Trails Commission fell short of a quorum at their last meeting. Bohmfalk took the opportunity to encourage community members to join a town… read more →

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    In conversation with new Town Manager Lauren Gister

    On Jan. 17, Carbondale will welcome Lauren Gister as the next town manager. Gister currently resides in Chester, Connecticut, where she is serving her fourth term as first selectwoman.

    Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

    Sopris Sun: Congratulations!

    Lauren Gister: Thank you. I’m so excited… read more →

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    Trustees commit to tiered net-zero goals

    Mayor Pro Tem Ben Bohmfalk led the regular meeting on Aug. 10. Other trustees in attendance were Luis Yllanes, Lani Kitching and Marty Silverstein. Mayor Dan Richardson, Heather Henry and Erica Sparhawk were absent.

    The consent agenda was approved including accounts payable. A brief discussion ensuedread more →

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    Accountability counts

    By James Steindler

    In last week’s print edition of The Sopris Sun, I misquoted Mayor Dan Richardson in a News Analysis regarding the town’s response to the Christmas Eve incident and, more specifically, the community forum which took place on Tuesday, June 29.   

    During

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    Carbondale Report - March 11, 2021

    Regular Trustee Meeting, March 9

    Student of the Month awards were presented to Jack Dahl and Manuela Perez.
    Mayor Dan Richardson shared a statement regarding the Michael Francisco case, emphasizing that an independent and internal review of what occurred will be conducted after the final resolution of the municipal… read more →