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                                    REGULAR MEETING
                                      APRIL 11, 2006

                                          MINUTES

Call to Order: The regular meeting of the Basalt Town Council was called to order at 6:20 p.m.
on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 by Mayor Leroy Duroux.

Roll Call: Present were Mayor Leroy Duroux, Councilors Anne Freedman, Mark Kittle, Joe
Zuena, Glenn Rappaport, Laurie Dows and Tracy Bennett. Also present were Town Manager
Bill Efting, Town Planner Susan Philp, Senior Planner Melissa Laeser, Community Development
Coordinator Glenn Hartmann, Community Relations Coordinator Karen Hubert, Finance Director
Judi Tippetts, Police Chief Keith Ikeda, Public Works Director John Wenzel and Town Clerk
Pamela Schilling. Town Attorney Tom Smith arrived later in the meeting. No citizens signed in
for this meeting.

Consent Agenda:
1. Accounts Payable for April 11, 2006
2. Minutes of March 28, 2006
3. Next Agendas

4. Community Service Acknowledgements

Honored this evening were Heather Walker, for the service she has provided to the Basalt
Municipal Pool since 2001, and six young men who have earned the title of "Eagle Scout: Riley
Eaton, Rob Jeffery, Zachary Baker, Kyle Zajac, Mike Schuster, and Jason Troyer.

Citizen Comments:
Jim Paussa thanked Tracy Bennett and Anne Freedman for all their time and service at the
town hall.

Jennifer Donovan expressed concern that young people who leave the area to attend college
are unable to come back to a good job that pays enough to allow them to live in the valley.

Leroy Duroux felt the only way a town could be successful was if the young people return. He
felt it was a definite goal of the community to help make sustainable employment for those who
leave for college and return.

Councilor Comments:

Anne Freedman thanked everyone who helped her during her time on Council. She felt the
Town had a wonderful staff and hoped that any misunderstanding that led to Jennifer Donovan’s
comments would be straightened out. Anne felt this had been one of the most rewarding
experiences of her life.

Tracy Bennett thanked the staffs, past and present, and the past and present council members.
She said “thanks for everything” feeling she had been a rookie coming into this. She wanted to
share some wisdom with the new three councilors: make no assumptions about anything,
agree to disagree, and keep your sense of humor and have fun. Tracy said the new members
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would have a great group with which to work and a great staff. She thanked everyone for the
great ride, although she was a little glad to be coming off of it, too.

Joe Zuena echoed the sentiments of both Tracy and Anne and congratulated the new
councilors. Joe looked forward to the town’s growing, keeping the children and youth in mind,
reminding everyone, they were the future.

Glenn Rappaport thanked Anne, Tracy and Joe for a terrific two years of working together. He
felt that it really was all about trying to find ways of discussing things without animosity, without
locking people into decisions. Glenn felt the Council had worked hard to build consensus with a
small town council and staff working well together. Glenn compared the difference in tenor
between the Basalt and Carbondale elections and felt that Basalt was a great place to be right
now. Glenn thanked those who were leaving, and welcomed the newly electeds.

Laurie Dows said she had never been prouder to be a part of this team. She felt honored to
have served with all three of the councilors leaving, noting they had all taught her a tremendous
amount in her time. Laurie felt the Basalt government did respect and honor the young people
of this community, noting the awards acknowledged this evening, and the students of the month
awards that happen once a month as minor examples. Laurie said she looked forward to the
next two years.

Mark Kittle said he would miss those councilors who were leaving, feeling it had been a good
balance. Mark said it sometimes takes your peers to show you the right direction, and he
thanked them all. Mark looked forward to working with the new members of council. He added
that the comments prompted by Ms. Donovan earlier were a misunderstanding and added that
all the council members were available to talk at any time. Mark wished the departing members
good luck.

Leroy Duroux said he had worked with Anne and Tracy for 8 years on Council, and with Joe on
P&Z for 8 years. He appreciated all the time everyone had spent and the hard decisions
everyone has made to make Basalt a better place to live and raise a family.

Leroy added that he had just returned from a baseball game in El Jebel where Basalt beat
Aspen 5 to 3, noting that his son, had pitched 7 of the innings for Basalt. Leroy said the whole
team put forth a marvelous effort for Basalt to win.

6. Swearing in of New Council members
Town Clerk Pamela Schilling gave the oath of office to new councilors Gary Tennenbaum, Chris
Seldin and Amy Capron.

Appointments:
M/S COUNCILORS DOWS AND KITTLE TO CONTINUE THE APPOINTMENT OF GLENN
RAPPAPORT AS MAYOR PRO TEM FOR THE 2006-2007 TERM. THE MOTION CARRIED
7-0.

M/S COUNCILORS DOWS AND KITTLE TO CONTINUE THE APPOINTMENTS OF BILL
EFTING AS TOWN MANAGER, TOM SMITH AS TOWN ATTORNEY AND JOHN COLLINS
AND TOWN JUDGE. THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

7. Committee Assignments



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A list of the current committees in which Basalt participates had been included in the council
packets. Councilors were asked if they wished to participate, or at least think about participating
in:

RFTA: Mark Kittle to move to the position of primary representative. The alternate position
remains open.

NWCCOG: remains open

Roaring Fork Conservancy: Laurie Dows to continue as the Basalt representative.

Board of Zoning Adjustment (BOZA): Glenn Rappaport to serve as 1st alternate; Chris Seldin to
serve as 2nd alternate.

VALE (Victim’s and Witnesses Board): Glenn Rapppaport and Laurie Dows agreed to continue
as the Basalt representatives.

Ruedi Water and Power Authority: Leroy Duroux wanted to continue to serve having been with
the Authority for 10 years. If anyone had a big interest, perhaps they could join as well. Gary
Tennenbaum expressed an interest in serving as well.

BEMC (Basalt Emergency Management Committee): remains open

Mayor Duroux opened the floor to comments from the newly sworn councilors.

Gary Tennenbaum said he was excited to work with all of the council. He appreciated all the
thanks from everyone and expressed his desire to keep the line of communication open and the
consensus going.

Amy Capron looked forward to learning a lot from everyone.

Chris Seldin thanked everyone who voted, and thanked the outgoing council for their service
and time. He felt he would appreciate their service all the more poignantly over the years. He
thanked council for all of their congratulations and encouragement.

5. Public Hearing and Second Reading of Ordinance No. 05, Series of 2006: An
Ordinance of the Town Council of the Town of Basalt, Colorado, Granting Approval for
Condominium Sketch Plan; Site Specific Development Plan Review; Mixed Use Parking
Reduction; and Environmentally Sensitive Area Review; for the Property Located at 131
Emma Road, Lot J, Basalt Commercial Park PUD, Submitted by Meritage Development
Group (Also known as the Lot J Application)

Staff recommended continuing this item to the next meeting, April 25.

M/S COUNCILORS KITTLE AND SELDIN TO CONTINUE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND
SECOND READING OF ORDINANCE NO. 5, SERIES OF2006, TO THE APRIL 25, 2006
MEETING. THE MOTION CARRIED 7-0.

Glenn Rappaport wondered about upcoming retreat dates. Mark Kittle felt that a couple of half-
day retreats worked better for him. Weekdays were best, afternoons better, from those who
expressed a preference.


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M/S COUNCILORS KITTLE AND DOWS TO ADJOURN THE MEETING. THE MOTION
CARRIED 7-0.

The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.

The minutes of the April 11, 2006 meeting were read and approved this 25th day of April, 2006.


TOWN OF BASALT                                     ATTEST:


By:______________________________                  _____________________________
   Mayor Leroy Duroux                              Pamela K. Schilling, Town Clerk




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