The four current Snowmass Village council members voted unanimously in favor of Shenk’s appointment to the open seat that was vacated by Markey Butler, who was elected as mayor last month.
Municipal insurer, CIRSA, declines to represent Snowmass Village in legal challenge to Base Village vesting approvals.
Snowmass’ four-minute coaster ride would be uphill of the Elk Camp Meadows lift, in the thick tree stand between lower Sandy Park and Gunner’s View.
New Snowmass Village Mayor Markey Butler started her reign by walking into the town council chambers audience and personally greeting the public. Later in the meeting, her council set another tone by denying developer Related Colorado’s request to accelerate the Base Village review.
Thrilled to be done with the bruising, often ugly, campaign, new mayor Markey Butler wants to dispense with the drama and dig into the big issues facing Snowmass Village, of which there are many.
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.
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.
Project adjusted to keep the only gas station in Snowmass Village in the loop.
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.
The town council’s push to approve a vesting extension could backfire if someone decides to challenge the vote.