For Immediate Release:
Town of Telluride – Town Council – Summary of Key Decisions
(June 14, 2022) – Telluride, Colorado – The Telluride Town Council approved the 2022 Open Space Commission Work Plan as well as approving formal edits to the Climate Action Plan.
Town Council unanimously approved a contract with the Telluride Tourism Board (TTB) for the 2022 fiscal year for a “Sustainable Destination Marketing and Tourism Management Services Agreement”. As part of the agreement the Town of Telluride will be provided a seat on the Board of Directors for the Telluride Tourism Board and Councilperson Meehan Fee was unanimously named as the Town’s representative to fill that seat.
Town Manager Scott Robson announced that the EPA will host a public meeting tomorrow Wednesday the 15th from 12:00-2:00 pm at the Wilkinson Library in Telluride To register for one of these sessions, please use our online form regarding tailing mitigation along the San Miguel River. If you have any difficulty accessing this form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The need for further water conservation efforts was discussed along with declining water storage as a persistent drought continues throughout the West and the month of June has remained dry. The public is reminded that the Town’s Code currently mandates that outdoor landscape watering may ONLY occur after 5:00 pm, and before 9:00 am with the exception of landscaping new developments.
Here is the Municipal Water Conservation Code.
Town Clerk Tiffany Kavanaugh gave a brief presentation on possible vending sites that will be considered on June 28, 2022 at 9:00 am.
Town Council unanimously approved an increase of Town parking meter rates from $1.50 per hour to $2.00 per hour effective July 1, 2022 following the multi-year recommendations of the Town’s parking fee plan and paralleling communities such as Mountain Village. A reminder that parking passes are still available at the Silver Jack Parking Structure.
Town Council approved a resolution authorizing the purchase of certain real property (Diamond Ridge) for affordable housing and open space purposes. Council also ratified the joint grant application of San Miguel County and the Town of Telluride to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs-Housing Division for grant funds for The Diamond Ridge Project.
Please contact Town of Telluride's Public Information Officer, David Nepsky: 970-728-2165 with questions or concerns. Thank you.