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Government Tracker " Minturn Town Council, March 1

What they said: Local business owner and resident Harry Gray said the town receives no commercial or property taxes on land in the middle of town owned by the Union Pacific Railroad. Gray asked the council to not approve businesses on the land or determine a way to collect taxes from businesses on railroad property.

What this means to you: Minturn receives no compensation from businesses on railroad property that use town services such as fire and police. Now that the railroad is defunct, the town makes no money on land within the town.

What’s next: Council asked staff to determine if railroad property can be used for anything other than railroad business and if businesses can be made to pay local taxes.



How they voted

Yes: Brodin, Bumgarner, Wegert, Sullivan, Burnett



What they said: The town could regain water rights lost in 1998 if the facility is built.

What this means to you: Water rights regained, enough treatment capacity for the town’s future and the proposed Ginn development on Battle Mountain

What’s next: Anticipated second reading and public comment on March 15



How they voted

Yes: Brodin, Bumgarner, Wegert, Sullivan, Burnett

How they voted

Yes: Brodin, Bumgarner, Wegert, Sullivan, Burnett

What this means to you: Capela received a 3 percent raise on her base salary of $63,800. She also received a $6,500 performance bonus.

Source: Town of Minturn

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