Minturn Express – town newsletter for July, 2006 |

Minturn Express – town newsletter for July, 2006

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For a downloadable version of the Minturn Town newsletter, click on the WEB EXTRAS on the right. Or, go Colorado Department of Transportation will add a “School Bus Stop Ahead” sign near the North entrance into Town. CDOT recommends there should be at least 500 feet of sight distance when approaching a bus stop. However, the first corner as you enter Town only allows for 409 feet of sight distance to the bus stop near Toledo Street on Main. The Minturn Town Council requested CDOT install the sign instead of look- ing for an alternate location for the bus stop. Troy Thompson of ERC has been retained by Minturn Town Council to apply for another Natural Resource Damage grant from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to continue the Eagle river restora- tion from Bellm Bridge to I-70 and Dowd Junction. Grants will be awarded in 2007. The Town is reviewing potential locations that would provide more parking in Minturn. Carter & Burgess, the Town’s engineering consultant, is helping the Town assess its parking inventory and needs. Look for future postings for public meet- ings and public input on this important issue. Carter & Burgess is working with the Planning Staff to create new Engineering Standards. The new Standards will be submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission Staff for review by August 2006. Don’t miss the Minturn Independence Day Celebration, Sunday July 2nd. The parade starts at 6:00 pm followed by the Gallegos Family Picnic, music by Suarez, food and games for the entire family ending with a candle lighting cere- mony. The Little Beach Playground will be dedicated to the memory of Vicki Golden thanks to a generous donation to the Little Beach Park Committee from the Golden Family for Park renovations. Please join the Golden Family and friends for refreshments and kids activities on Saturday, July 8th at 2 pm at Little Beach Park on Cemetery Road to celebrate the playground dedication. The new Little Beach Park is a volunteer effort organized by the Little Beach Park Committee, a Minturn citizens group. Many Minturn residents have generously donated countless hours of their time to fundraise, organize and physically con- struct the Park for the enjoyment of the entire community. The Park Committee is grateful for everyone’s support! The Town is currently considering contracting with the Minturn Community Fund (MCF) to allow the MCF to manage the Little Beach Park and Amphitheater for community and private events. The Park and Amphitheater will be avail- able for a use fee beginning in August 2006. The MCF is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide diverse cultural, educational, enter- tainment, and community-building events in Minturn and to provide financial assistance to projects initiated by local Minturn organizations or citizen groups that benefit the Minturn com- munity and its citizens. For information or a grant application, please contact Kelly at (970) 827- 4235. Minturn police officer Marsha Rich has moved back to Connecticut, her home state, to pursue new adventures. We’ll miss you Marsha. Thanks for all your support. Councilwoman Kelly Brinkerhoff was appointed as the Minturn Town Council’s representative to the Eagle County Open Space Committee.A public hearing on the Battle Mountain Planned Unit Development (PUD) Concept Plan Submission will be held during the Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting, July 12, 2006 starting at 7:00 pm. All citizens are encouraged to attend. The Town Council at the June 21st Council meeting appointed new Planning & Zoning Commission mem- bers. All four Minturn citizens that applied for the Commission were approved to fill the four vacant seats. Your new Commission members are Jim Brinkerhoff, Ernie Glesner, Lynn Teach and John (Woody) Woodruff. The new Commission members join Kristi Boulle and Robert Martinez on the Commission. Robert Martinez will remain on the Commission as an alternate until June 2007. Citizen Advocacy Group. GET INVOLVED! The Town is looking for volunteers that want to be advocates for their neighborhoods. Neighborhood advocacy is an important way to get information to the citizens. If you are interested in volunteering for the Citizen Advocacy Group, please contact Karen Earley at 827-5645. On Sunday June 11th the Minturn Community Fund organized a fundraiser to help one of our favorite locals, Jim Popeck, with medical expens- es incurred during a recent serious illness. The fundraiser, a poker run held at the Gashouse in Edwards and finishing at the Saloon with music by Little Hercules, was a huge success that raised approximately $16,000. The Gourmet Cowboy at 455 Main Street is now open for private parties and catering services. Alison Plummer Events has moved into the old Cuisine Catering location at 151B Main Street. Alison provides catering services, take out lunch and family style dinners to go Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm and pro- vides breakfast and lunch at the Minturn Market Saturdays 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Minturn Cellars. Watch for the expansion of JB’s Barbeque, which is under new ownership. We can’t wait! Welcome to the neighborhood Emily and Mark Tamberino. Don’t forget to visit the Saloon’s new outdoor deck. This year we have over one hundred new mar- ket booths! Our first two markets brought 3,000 – 4,000 people to Minturn, the most market atten- dees ever this early in the season! New This Year: Look for the Beer Garden at the Market located on the courtyard of the Mollie G building. The beer garden will be open July 1 – August 12 from 11 am – 2 pm and over half the proceeds will be donated to the Minturn Community Fund and the Minturn Seniors.Vail Colorado

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