No show means no go for Eagle Town Board meeting
Ryan Summerlin September 25, 2013
With only three members in attendance, Tuesday’s Eagle Town Board meeting was a no go.
Town board members Brandi Resa, who is on an extended absence for two months; Anne McGibbin, who is on a pre-announced vacation; and Joe Knabel and Scot Webster, who both cited family issue conflicts; were absent Tuesday. Mayor Yuri Kostick and members Scott Turnipseed and Mikel Kerst were present, but without a fourth trustee they could not call the meeting to order and conduct business.
That means several agenda items will be pushed back a month because of public hearing advertising rules.
Here’s a list of what did not happen Tuesday night:
The public hearing for Seven Hermits Brewing — The public notice for the proposed new brew pub located at Eagle Ranch specified the hearing date of Sept. 21. The hearing will be rescheduled for Oct. 8.
A supplemental budget appropriation for the Eby Creek Road water line — According to Town Engineer Tom Gosiorowski, the general contractor for the Eby Creek Road project has “strongly suggested that continuing additional water and wastewater work in 2013 would be highly advantageous.” To accomplish this time sensitive goal, the supplemental budget request was brought to the town board to provide the funding so the work can continue this fall. Without the town board approval Tuesday, this request will be pushed back until the next meeting on Oct. 8.
Approval of the downtown wastewater collection system phase 3 work — This $248,185 project would construct a wastewater main along Church Street between Fourth and Sixth streets. The project will eliminate non-conforming line issues in the neighborhood and was slated to begin Sept. 30. Approval will be pushed back to Oct. 8.
Public hearing for the Eagle Ranch Lot Investors proposed zone change from residential multi-family to planned unit development — This is the revised project presented by the group that formerly proposed a Kum and Go near the Sylvan Lake Road Roundabout. The new proposal excludes a gas station as a possible use for a commercial development. Because of public notice advertising requirements, this hearing must be pushed back to Oct. 22.
Public hearing for revisions to Eagle’s land use and development codes to include provisions for retail marijuana businesses, personal cultivation of marijuana and cultivation in residential and non-residential areas — like the previous item, this discussion will have to be bumped back to Oct. 22 because of legal advertising rules.
School House Ranch water main project — Another time-sensitive issue, the School House Ranch project proposed to increase the scope of this water main replacement work. Originally the plan called for a 1,500 lineal foot project at a cost of $225,000. The proposed change would call for 2,534 lineal feet of water line replacement at a cost of $450,000. Approval will be pushed back to Oct. 8.
Approval of the Uniform Building Code and the Eagle County Animal Control Services contract.
While the three board members present could not conduct business, they did hear presentations from three guests who requested time before the board. Rep. Diane Mistch-Bush delivered an update on the activities at the Colorado Legislature last session, Chris Romer spoke about the activities of the Vail Valley Partnership and Mike Brown presented an update regarding the Eagle County Air Alliance along with $30,000 donation request.