October 7, 2017
Last Sunday night, Copper received about 10 inches of snow. Power was lost about 5:30 AM Monday morning and the outage lasted until about 3 PM. As we were without power, phones, computers, etc. we closed the office about 1 PM. In addition to being a good wake-up call regarding outdoor projects remaining to be completed, the damage to trees (that still had leaves) was extensive.
The Metropolitan District water well project in the east village is nearly complete. Wheeler Circle was repaved this past week and the final connection to the well and well house should occur soon. An exciting event scheduled to be effective January 1, 2018 is the merging of the Copper Mountain Fire Department with the Lake Dillon Fire District Department. A formal signing is scheduled for October 10th which will put the new authority in place. The merger will be put the two departments together and should improve efficiencies, long term.
Work sessions have concluded regarding the proposed A-Lift neighborhood. The applicant (Copper Mountain) and the proposed developer (Continuum Partners) will review comments and likely submit a formal proposal at a future date. I personally continue to oppose any modification to the PUD and thus this proposed project. Thank all of you who have participated in this process.
For those of you who know Frank Walter, his 95th birthday was October 1st. He states that he plans to ski again this winter. What an inspiration to all of us! The Resort erected a banner at the entrance wishing him a happy 95th and a gathering at his townhome was attended by many.
Much work around the village is underway as we prepare for the winter. Towers for the new Kokomo lift were placed by helicopter last week. Construction projects involving the remodeling of restaurants, condominium building hallways and numerous other projects will be completed over the next several weeks.
International Teams, training on the Copper Mountain Speed Center terrain, will begin in early November. With this winter being an Olympic Year much emphasis will be focused on these racers, as they prepare for the upcoming winter of competition.
Our real estate market continues to be very active, with few formal listings on the market. We have been busy trying to match buyer desires with properties that may or may not be on the market for sale. Rental properties available for occupancy continue to be scarce as employees and families seeking winter rentals search for opportunities.
Thank you for your continued support and business.
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