From left, Arnold Mordkin, Markey Butler, Bob Sirkus, Jason Haber, Bill Madsen and Bill Boineau, after a candidate's forum in October.

Butler, Sirkus and Madsen to lead Snowmass

New councilmember Bob Sirkus said the results of the election show that voters are saying they really want Base Village to be started again and for construction to begin.

File photo of Snowmass Village town hall, taken on Oct. 12, 2011.

Town looks at outside counsel to help defend 
against lawsuit

The suit, filed Oct. 28 under the Colorado Rule of Civil Procedures 106, alleges that ex-parte communications by two Snowmass Village council members tainted the Oct. 6 vote that gives developer Related Colorado four more years of vesting for its Base Village project.

Snowmass town hall

Snowmass ex-parte party

Speaking during council updates, Fred Kucker accused councilman Chris Jacobson of having an “extended” ex parte conversation with Aspen Skiing Co. CEO Mike Kaplan about Base Village.