July 8, 2019
While it seems we just were at the end of ski season, here we are into July. A-Basin had over 6,000 skiers their last day on July 4. It looked too busy to enjoy skiing. The gathering of people was overwhelming.
The Chapel Lot Hotel (to be called Element 29) is progressing along quite well. The east wing is framed to the second level and workmen are putting in long hours, enjoying our great Colorado weather. We are told that the Tucker Mountain lift installation is going well. The ‘new’ Solitude building is progressing well and things on the mountain are busy. The A-Lift Hotel development is scheduled for a public hearing before the County Commissioners on July 9, 2019. This development proposed to be 10 townhomes, 5 single family homes, 21 condominiums and 53 hotel rooms, will be phased over a three or more-year period. We are told that the hotel will likely be the last of the development to occur, although many are under the impression it is simply a hotel development. It is not. The back nine of the golf course will be impacted next summer as holes are changed and the access road to this proposed development is installed.
The Metropolitan District Board is studying the implementation of a sales tax (authorized by recent state legislation) raising funds for fire related services. This is a fairly complicated topic, with the merger of the local fire department and the Lake Dillon Fire District. But, the collection of sales tax to help offset some of the costs rather than funding totally from District taxpayers is certainly an attractive way to help pay the bills by users vs. strictly by taxpayers. It is likely that this will be on the ballot for taxpayers to vote on in November. By state law only Colorado residents who own property within the District in individual name(s) and residents of the District, are allowed to vote in special district elections, which this would be.
Local concern of flooding this year continues to be a major concern. Preparation by local officials has been a topic headlining our news. Locally at Copper, we appear to be just past our peak run-off, with incidents very minor compared to some neighboring communities. Things are very green throughout the mountain region with all the moisture in the ground. Several trails and roads are still closed, as snow melts and things dry out.
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