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ONLY 3 Days Left to Vote in TMVOA Election
The TMVOA election will close this Friday (12/6) at 5pm MST. Electronic ballots were emailed on 11/13 to eligible Residential and Lodging members. If you have any questions or did not receive your ballot, please contact Heidi Stenhammer at 970-728-1904 ext 3 or heidi@tmvoa.org.

View election notice & FAQ’s here
Residential Candidates(Class A)
Lodging Candidate (Class B)

TMVOA Annual Members Meeting: 12/18
On Wed, 12/18 at 4pm, TMVOA will host its Annual Members Meeting. The meeting will be at MV Town Hall, 2nd floor. The election results for one residential seat and one lodging seat will be announced, followed by a presentation on the state of the association. If you are unable to attend in-person, you can watch the meeting on our website via livestream.

IMPORTANT: Dial-a-Ride
It’s very important that you get your unique owner code and download the new Dial-a-Ride App BEFORE you need to use this member benefit. To use Dial-a-Ride, you must have your unique user code. If you do not have your code or have not set up your app account, please follow these steps.

1. Get your code that we previously emailed to you (email was from tmvoa@downtownerapp.com). If you cannot locate this email, contact Heidi Stenhammer at heidi@tmvoa.org (please include your name and address of the property you own).
2. Download the Mountain Village DAR app on your iPhone or Android phone.
3. Enter your unique owner code in the app to confirm and set-up your account.
For more information about our new app and its functions, visit the TMVOA website here.

Village Market – Picture Update
On 11/22, we sent out the first picture update highlighting the renovation progress and the evolution of our new grocery market and Town Hall building exterior. In this second picture update, you can begin to see the addition (600 sq ft) taking shape and the backfilling of floor cuts for drainage, electrical and data lines.

TMVOA 2020 Budget & Member Assessments
On 11/13, TMVOA held its Annual Members Budget Meeting to review the 2020 proposed budget and receive member input. If you were not able to attend or watch the meeting, you can watch a video recording of the meeting here.

As part of the 2020 budget process, member assessments were evaluated (similarly to that of last year). As a reminder, assessments were unchanged for 16-years (2002-2018) and were increased in 2019 in order to more closely track with historical inflation rates (CPI). For assessment rates to arrive close to, but still remain below historical inflation rates since 2002, assessment rates for 2020 for all member classes, with the exception of lodge units, have been increased by 13% (see historical graph). This increase represents a $6.50 monthly increase for single family residential members for a $78 total increase for the year. For lodge units, annual assessment rates are now equal to that of a condominium ($678/yr).

View historical member assessments (1993 to present) and 2020 rates for all member classes.
2020 Annual Member’s Budget Presentation
2020 Approved Budget

Ski | Vote Now | Village Market | Internet Upgrade | Telluride

Resort Opens Next Week
Ski fresh corduroy before the resort officially opens on Thanksgiving Day. Purchase your Donation Day lift ticket for $25 at any Mountain Village or Telluride lift ticket office and ski on Wed, Nov 27. Proceeds from Donation Day benefit the Telluride Ski & Snowboard Club.

View the resort’s snow & weather conditions
Purchase lift tickets or season pass

TMVOA Election – Vote Now
Electronic ballots were emailed on 11/13 to eligible Residential and Lodging members. Please take a few minutes today to cast your vote. If you have any questions or did not receive your ballot, please contact Heidi Stenhammer at 970-728-1904 ext 3 or heidi@tmvoa.org.

View election notice & FAQ’s here
Residential Candidates(Class A)
Lodging Candidate (Class B)

Village Market – Picture Update
In TMVOA’s 9/16 member communication, we announced that the market in MV would be transitioned to a new operator (The Village Market) after a comprehensive renovation and remodel. Since then, the previous tenant’s last day in the building was 9/30 and was immediately followed with crews beginning demolition of the interior the very next day.

While progress on the renovation is taking place every day, we thought it important for TMVOA members to be able to view the evolution of the new grocery market and Town Hall building exterior. This first 13-page update highlights pictures of the renovation from the first day of demolition through 11/7. We will be putting another picture update out in the coming weeks.

Read Daily Planet articles below.

Nov 8 – Wintertime Groceries in Mountain Village
Sept 22 – Market at Mountain Village to close Oct 1

Internet Upgrade & Network Redundancy
The Town of MV announced yesterday (11/21) in a press release that its internet connection has been successfully upgraded in partnership with Mammoth Networks. The upgrade provides for internet redundancy, meaning that the internet is fed to MV from both the south (from Albuquerque via Durango) and from the north (from Denver via Montrose). This redundant connection will prevent the Town from significant outages as there are now two sources of connectivity.

Town of Telluride
On Nov 5, Town of Telluride election results for Mayor and two Town Council Seats were announced. In the Mayor election, DeLanie Young received 53% of the votes, making her the new Mayor of Telluride. In the Council race, voters elected incumbent Lars Carlson and newly elected Adrienne Christy to seats on Council with 39% and 38% of the votes, respectively. Read Daily Planet articles below.

Nov 19- Young, Christy, Carlson and Comte sworn in
Nov 5 – Telluride has new may as DeLaine Young wins

Controlled Burns Today | TMVOA Election & Board Appointment

TODAY: Controlled Burns
Telluride Ski Resort and the United States Forest Service will be conducting two controlled pile burns beginning today (11/19). They will be burning dead and diseased timber that was removed as a result of the recent Chair 9 forest mitigation project.

The controlled pile burns will take place at two specific areas—one on upper Double Cabin ski run (Chair 10) and the other at the base of Bushwacker ski run (Chair 9).

TMVOA Election & Board Appointment
It’s election time at TMVOA, with one Residential (Class A) seat and one Lodging seat (Class B) up for election. The term for each of these board seats is 2-years. As TMVOA has done for the past five years, the election is being carried out using a secure electronic ballot system unless you request a paper ballot.

Electronic ballots were sent to the email we have on file for your property on 11/13 containing your unique voter link and instructions. If you have any questions or did not receive your ballot, please contact Heidi Stenhammer at 970-728-1904 ext 3 or heidi@tmvoa.org.

Election information & candidate bios.
View Election notice & FAQ’s here
Residential (Class A)
Lodging (Class B)

At last week’s 11/13 TMVOA Board of Directors Meeting, the Board made an appointment per the Bylaws to fill the vacant Commercial Board seat (previously held by the late Jeff Badger). The Board appointed Sean Stogner, manager of multiple retail locations in both Mountain Village and Telluride. Mr. Stogner will serve the remainder of the Commercial term through December 2020. The next Commercial seat election will take place at the end of 2020 for the 2021-2022 term.

Market in MV to be Remodeled & Get New Operator

TMVOA and Market at Mountain Village Reach Mutual Agreement
Market Space to Transition to New Operator After Remodel

The Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) and Darin Hill, the owner of the Market at Mountain Village LLC (MMV) are both pleased to announce that, effective October 1, 2019, grocery operations will be transitioned to a new operator. During the transition period, the market will be closed for renovations, with the grand re-opening for Memorial Day weekend 2020. Mr. Hill will continue to operate the liquor store, which will remain open during the renovation.

The comprehensive renovation and remodel will begin next month. The remodel will include a complete re-design and layout of isles, departments and customer flow. The renovated market will include all new modern equipment, flooring, lighting, deli department and offering, as well as a new indoor seating area. The renovation will also include enhancements to the exterior of the building that will provide for a more modern look with more windows and glazing as recommended in the approved Town Hall Subarea Plan that was an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan in June 2017. The new market will open under new management on Memorial Day weekend.

TMVOA is pleased to announce that the new market operator has a long history of experience in the Telluride region. John Buxman, Jr. of Buxman Enterprises, Ltd., whose father John Buxman, Sr. operated the grocery market on Fir and Pacific in downtown Telluride for almost 30 years is excited to be returning to the area to operate The Village Market in Mountain Village. The Village Market currently operates grocery stores in Edwards, Colorado; Moab, Utah, and Ketchum / Sun Valley, Idaho.

“We are thrilled to be back in the Telluride area and look forward to providing Mountain Village with a full-service market offering the highest quality products at great prices. Our store will provide a variety of services, including a delicatessen that offers fresh, healthy prepared hot foods, salad bar, fresh sushi, an in-store butcher, and an updated shopping experience that customers expect.” – John Buxman

“We are very pleased that John and The Village Market will be re-joining our community and look forward to the grand re-opening. TMVOA understands the importance of having a high-quality market in Mountain Village and we are committed to work closely with our new grocery operator to ensure the highest level of service and competitive prices that our community expects”. – Anton Benitez, TMVOA

Dial-a-Ride App is Live | Investment Committee

TODAY: Music on the Green
Don’t miss this summer’s last Music on the Green today at 5pm at Reflection Plaza (next to Madeline Hotel). Today’s show features Ruby – will be fun for the whole family.

Dial-a-Ride App is LIVE
Today our new Dial-a-Ride App is live – making scheduling rides easier and more convenient, combined with user-friendly features like real-time ride and wait-time tracking.

Residential (Class A) members will receive an email today from TMVOA via tmvoa@downtownerapp.com that contains a unique owner access code that you will need to set up your app. Simply follow the easy instructions in the email to download and set-up the app. For owners that have long-term renters in their home, please set up your account and then provide your tenant with your guest code so that they can use the service.

For rides to and from our Village Center, you’ll notice there are two locations pre-loaded in the “Quick Picks” menu for pick-up or drop-off: Blue Mesa and Centrum (by Wells Fargo). Please use these two locations for the Village Center as it promotes shorter wait-times and improves overall service levels for all members.

For more information about our new app and its functions, visit the TMVOA website here.

TMVOA Investment Committee – Open Seat
TMVOA currently has one open 3-year term seat on its Investment Committee, which is overseen by the Finance, Audit, and Budget Committee. If you are interested in joining this group and sharing your financial expertise, please send an email including a brief bio to Garrett Brafford (garrett@tmvoa.org) by Oct 13.

TMVOA would like to sincerely thank Brian Kanaga for sharing his expertise in statistical and quantitative analytics during his service over the past 3-years.

New Dial-a-Ride App | Online Credit Card Payments | MV Town Updates

TODAY: Music on the Green
Start your weekend today at 5pm with Music on the Green at Reflection Plaza (next to Madeline Hotel). Today’s show features Jim Parker – will be fun for the whole family.

COMING SOON: App for Dial-a-Ride
To make scheduling rides easier and more convenient while improving overall service efficiency, we are implementing a new Dial-a-Ride App, similar to Uber and Lyft. No more looking out the window of your home to see if your driver has arrived – you will now be able to see a live wait-time and track your driver’s progress right to your front door or other pick-up location.

Other user-friendly features will include access codes that members can provide to guests or renters, and ability to track usage in real-time, among other great features.

An email will be sent in the coming weeks with detailed instructions, including your unique owner code. You will still be able to request rides via phone, however you will need your unique access code for authorization.

COMING SOON: TMVOA Online Credit Card Processing
We are excited to announce a new and convenient Online Payment option that is anticipated to roll-out in early October – just in time for 4th quarter assessments. This option will be available to members who have signed up for receiving invoices via email. Just click the link “Pay Invoice” at the bottom of your emailed invoice and you will be able to pay your assessment securely online with a credit card.

Not signed up for email invoices? Please contact accounting@tmvoa.org to change your settings to email. In an effort to be green, we are encouraging all homeowners to discontinue paper invoices.

TMVOA will also be accepting Discover, in addition to Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. We will continue to accept checks via physical mail.

Updates: 8/15 MV Town Council Meeting
At this month’s MV Town Council meeting, Council discussed the Village Center Pond (located across from the Conference Center). In order to improve the health and overall appearance of the pond area, the Town worked closely with the Army Corps and EPA to obtain the required permit to perform clean-out and dredging. Work is scheduled to begin this October.

Council also discussed safety enhancement options to help make walking and biking along Lower San Joaquin Road, MV Boulevard and Upper Country Club Drive safer and easier. Over the years, pedestrian and bike traffic has been steadily increasing on these sections of roadway and were selected based on public feedback, traffic conditions and Town Council’s concerns about pedestrian and bikes through these corridors. If Council decides to move forward with one or more of these enhancements, they would be considered for inclusion in the 2020 budget with construction beginning as early as next summer.

TMVOA Member Social Today (4-6pm)

TODAY: TMVOA Member Social (Wed, 7/31)
Join your fellow TMVOA members today from 4-6 p.m. for our Summer Member Social at Tomboy Tavern (Heritage Plaza). After the social, walk over to Sunset Plaza and enjoy the musical performance from Flor de Toloache.

Music on the Green | TMVOA Member Social | New Sparkling

TODAY: Music on the Green & Club Red Concert
Start your weekend today at 5pm with Music on the Green at Reflection Plaza (next to Madeline Hotel). Today’s show features Andrew Duhon – it will be fun for the whole family.

This evening there’s another great musical performance at Club Red – featuring The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. With a refreshed lineup and newfound energy, this band remains one of the most accomplished bands in American root music. Doors open at 7:30pm, with general admission tickets available for $45.

TMVOA Member Social (Wed, 7/31)
Join your fellow TMVOA members next Wednesday, July 31 from 4-6 p.m. for our Summer Member Social at Tomboy Tavern (Heritage Plaza). After the social, walk over to Sunset Plaza and enjoy the musical performance from Flor de Toloache.

Introducing the NEW InvitedHome Sparkling Saturday Credential at Telluride Reserve
We are excited to announce the addition of the new InvitedHome Sparkling Saturday credential option at Telluride Reserve! This specific one-day experience provides a pre-selected itinerary of sparkling wine tasting, allowing guests to attend Telluride Reserve on Saturday, August 17, and enjoy world-class bubbles all day for $695 per person.

· You can purchase this one-day credential beginning Tuesday (7/30)
· Only 20 InvitedHome Sparkling Saturday credentials are available

“So many wine events consider sparkling wines and champagnes as fun extras, and not necessarily the focus,” said Maite Daguerre, Vice President of InvitedHome Colorado. “We thought it would be great to showcase the sparkling wines of the world, including traditional champagnes and new world varieties, and the best food pairings for each, to highlight the unique characteristics that are often overlooked. InvitedHome Sparkling Saturday will be an entire day dedicated to the bubbly side of wine, surrounded by the beautiful backdrop of Mountain Village.”

Only twenty InvitedHome Sparkling Saturday credentials are available and can purchased at telluridereserve.com.

Town Council Sworn In & Elect Mayor | Champagne & Sparkling Wines

Town Council Elects Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem; Newly Elected Sworn In
At yesterday’s (7/18) MV Town Council meeting, newly elected council members Peter Duprey and Martinique Davis Prohaska and re-elected council members Laila Benitez and Dan Caton were officially sworn in as members of the MV Town Council. The council members will serve four-year terms and will join current council members Patrick Berry, Jack Gilbride and Natalie Binder.

By unanimous vote, Laila Benitez was re-elected Mayor of Mountain Village and Dan Caton was re-elected Mayor Pro Tem. Benitez has been on the Council since June 2015 and has served as Mayor since July of 2017. In MV, the mayor serves a two-year term with the council’s approval.

Read full MV press release
Spend the Day Drinking Champagne & Sparking Wines at Telluride Reserve
Campagne, sparkling, bubbles – the InvitedHome Sparkling Wine experience offers a day of tastings for lovers of wines with effervescence. Guests will have the opportunity to taste seventeen different sparkling wines.

The exclusive InvitedHome Taste & Terroir of Champagne lunch offers hard to find grower Champagnes only to the thirty guests that opt for this tasting itinerary. The lunch will be held in the Russell Estate, an 11,000 square foot luxury home looking over the golf course to the San Sophias.

Join us for the InvitedHome Sparkling Wine Experience – an unrivaled pairing of exquisite wines, lunch prepared by James Beard-nominated Chef Mark Tarbell and luxury rental real estate. Visit telluridereserve.com to purchase your credential.

Join us at Telluride Reserve – August 15-18

Telluride Reserve – Mountain Village Food & Wine Celebration
Seats in all tastings are limited and filling fast – so get your tickets today

This will be an unforgettable event – offering interactive wine tastings with Master Sommeliers and winemakers, along with four-course lunches prepared by award-winning chefs. Join Chopped Judge, Chef Marc Murphy along with James Beard Foundation winners, a Michelin-starred chef, two members of the Mondavi family and many other culinary and wine professionals.

You will be welcomed to a private Mountain Village luxury home where you will enjoy the Taste & Terroir of one of thirteen different wine growing regions. Telluride Reserve brings you a lunch experience that is unrivaled and unobtainable anywhere else.

Your Telluride Reserve credential includes eight tasting events and two world-class lunches. Enjoy the Taste & Terroir of Champagne in the Russell Estate with Chef Mark Tarbell or the Taste & Terroir of Bordeaux, with the head of culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America, in the French Country chateau known as Aux Pied de Pistes at the foot of the slopes. Or share wines with sommelier and winemaker Rajat Parr, whom you may recognize from the movie SOMM, in the Village Overlook, a home with views that extend to Utah. We are grateful to InvitedHome and the owners of these luxury, vacation homes for making them available to Telluride Reserve.

View this 90 second video about Telluride Reserve.

Visit telluridereserve.com to purchase your personalized selection!