Doing OUR Part | Local Updates

DOING YOUR PART – Protecting our Community
As our community continues re-opening in a prudent manner, it is more important than ever to continue with the remarkable job we have been doing to keep our trends moving in the right direction. This success is largely the result of everyone’s vigilance in practicing positive behaviors of appropriate physical distancing, wearing a mask in public, and following good hygiene (like routine hand washing).

To stay on this current path of re-opening, it is critical that we all do our part to keep our community safe, our economy open, and our outlook bright. We can do this together, by each of us being an ambassador for our community through our good behaviors and interactions with others.

OUR VILLAGE – Stronger Together
Be an Ambassador for our community – Follow & share these 5 Commitments of Containment

LOCAL UPDATES

Masks Required. Towns of Mountain Village & Telluride both have ordinances requiring face coverings inside businesses and public transportation, this includes the gondola. Links below for more info:
MV
Telluride

Gondola. Opens Monday, June 15; with operating hours 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. Buses will run after gondola hours until midnight between MV and Telluride. Protocols to promote passenger and staff safety include:
· No mask, no ride. Face covering is required on all public transportation. Operators will provide a mask if you don’t have one.
· Cabin Occupancy. One person or one associated party (i.e. family, people travelling together) per cabin.
· Cabin Cleanliness. Disinfected after each passenger disembarks, cabin windows will be kept open to ensure adequate ventilation, and advanced cabin disinfection methods will be in constant use.
· Hand sanitizer. Will be available at each station for passenger use.
· Recreational equipment. Passengers will be required to load their own equipment (i.e. bicycles, strollers).
More info

Dial-a-Ride. Opens on Monday, June 15; with operating hours 7 a.m. – midnight daily. Important – you must have your unique owner code and download the Dial-a-Ride App BEFORE you need to use this member benefit. If you are an eligible member and do not have your code or have not set up your app account, please follow these steps:

1. If you don’t have a code, 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.

All rides must be scheduled using the App. For more information about the app and its functions, visit the TMVOA website here

Safety Protocols. Similar to riding the gondola, there are new safety protocols designed to promote passenger and staff safety, including:
· No mask, no ride. Face covering is required on all public transportation. Driver will provide a mask if you don’t have one.
· Occupancy. One household pick-up at a time. No combination and/or multiple pick-ups allowed.
· Vehicle Cleanliness. Drivers will disinfect all touch areas after each passenger disembarks.
· Loading / Unloading. Driver will open and close all doors. Please just sit back and enjoy the ride. No passengers allowed in front seat. Front bench seats have been removed from all vans.
· Hand sanitizer. Will be available in each vehicle.
· Recreational equipment. Passengers will be required to load their own equipment (maximum of 2 bicycles per vehicle).

Welcome Back & Local Updates | Village Market

Welcome Back & Local Updates
Effective today (June 1), it is no longer required for returning residents or people coming into the area to self-isolate for 14-days. The County’s new Public Health Order that went into effect today is the result of our community doing a remarkable job with physical distancing, wearing masks in public and in following best practices according to San Miguel’s Public Health Director. The new County’s Order is more aligned with the State’s Executive Order that was announced last week.

This new phase of re-opening includes:

· Restaurants. Allows for dine-in with capacity limits; may open to dining indoors and outdoors at 50% of the posted occupancy code limit, not to exceed 50 people, whichever is less. Tables or groups limited to 8 people and to be spaced so that patrons are a minimum of 6-feet apart. Bars are not allowed to open at this time, with a reevaluation this month.

· Lodging. Allows for lodging at 25% capacity, dependent on state orders. All short-term lodging properties (including professionally managed and self-managed) are required to complete an online registration form and requires approval before opening to guests. For more information on lodging, including residences for rent on an online hosting website such as VRBO and AirBnB, see Lodging Appendix F at bottom.

· Other. Allows for opening of private campgrounds, day camps for kids, and childcare facilities. Removes the 14-day quarantine for people coming to or returning to the area.

Gondola. Opening date is expected June 15. The Town has been coordinating with public health officials on protocols for the gondola that will be consistent with the most recent public health orders. The protocols will include such items as: cabin occupancy, loading procedures, line management, cabin disinfecting and cleaning, recreational equipment, masks, hand sanitizers and public communications. The Town will be publishing information on the gondola soon and TMVOA will also share this information as soon as available.

Village Market
As a reminder, the Village Market is open daily from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. for all your grocery and shopping needs. Should you have any questions or special-order needs, their phone is (970) 633-4700.

Lodging – Appendix A
In an effort to minimize and prevent the spread of COVID-19, SMC is allowing only 25% lodging bookings from June 1 – 21. If you rent your residence out as a short-term rental, here are links to important information you will need.

SMC website on Lodging

Public Health Order – Appendix A

Welcome Back | Local Updates | Village Market is Open

WELCOME BACK
The summer season is approaching and TMVOA wants to welcome back all our returning residents and second homeowners. We sincerely hope you are your families are healthy and doing well. As you make plans for your return, or maybe just to get you prepared for arrival, take a quick visual drive through MV to see what it looked like today. Welcome home!

TMVOA has been working closely with the Town of Mountain Village, our member groups, and our regional partners on the continuing process of reopening our community. Through this, we are harnessing our collective strength that is aimed at making this a great summer for everyone and to building a resilient, robust, and healthy future.

And lastly, our local elected bodies from Mountain Village, Telluride and San Miguel County have written a letter to part-time residents to express their deepest gratitude for their support and for being an integral member of our community.

LOCAL UPDATES
TMVOA, the Town of MV, and TSG are partnering on several initiatives to make the Village a great place this summer and each have unique communications that are being shared by email and/or social media. This week the Mountain Village Mayor sent out a Mayor’s Minute that provided important Town updates. If you did not receive this email from the Town, you can subscribe here.

Coming Home. Full- and part-time residents who have been outside San Miguel County for an extended period of time are asked to make every effort to isolate in their home for 14 days upon arrival. Please plan to be as self-sufficient as possible during this time and have groceries and other supplies delivered to your property. During today’s May 22 Board of County Commissioners Meeting, County Health Officials shared that the 14-day restriction may be revised and/or lifted as soon as June 1.

In the event that self-isolate restrictions are not lifted June 1 for returning residents, TMVOA is currently developing an option for grocery delivery from the newly opened Village Market with the support of Telluride Concierge who operates the Dial-A-Ride service. More information on this in the coming week, should it be needed.

State & County Orders. Next Wednesday (5/27), it is anticipated that the Colorado state governor will issue new orders which will likely continue the process of easing restrictions. Following this, San Miguel County will review state orders and have signaled that their goal is to align with the state as appropriate for our community. The County is anticipated to publish updated public health orders on 5/29 that would become effective June 1.

Gondola. Opening date is now expected on June 15. The original opening date was scheduled for May 21, but in light of Covid-19 and the resulting public health orders the bi-annual maintenance that is required for compliance was delayed. This required maintenance is now underway.

Plazas. As part of our efforts with the Town, we are working together to prepare the Village Center plazas for increased outdoor dining and retail opportunities that allow for proper social distancing. We are accomplishing this through the Business Development Advisory Committee that includes representatives from local business and TSG; in addition to TMVOA and TMV.

This will include additional outdoor seating, tables, umbrellas, heaters, and lighting in the Village Center plazas. There will also be more open-air seating zones to allow for safe spaces for family and friends to spend time together.

Outdoor Recreation. MV hiking and biking trails are open. The Paddle Tennis courts in MV are open and free to use. TSG is planning to open the golf course for TSG members on June 12 and to restart the Bike Park with lift-service on June 26.

With new State and County orders anticipated next week, we will have more information on our community opening, including businesses, restaurants, and group size. Stay tuned!

Village Market is Open!
Yesterday, The Village Market in Mountain Village opened its doors for business and there was a lot of excitement and positive feedback from members. The deli and sushi counters were especially appreciated by shoppers on the market’s first day based on comments from store owner, John Buxman. Personally, I can echo John’s comments as I had a fabulous lunch from the market with several business colleagues. We enjoyed made-to-order sushi and fresh salads from the deli. Opening day pics

Here are a few member quotes:

“My first impression upon entering was that it is bigger, better, and brighter. The produce section is so nice and the quality of everything is top notch. Especially like the meat and deli department counters. I really would like to thank TMVOA and the construction crew (Trifecta) for getting the market done ahead of schedule for our community. Thank you!”… Rick Greubel

“Wow. It was worth the wait! It is bright, open, and very refreshing. I love the layout and how everything flows. The selection and pricing are fabulous…Rube Fellicelli

“I am blown away! My favorite is the fresh, high quality meats and seafood. I also love the freshly made cold case selections for when I am busy and need a quick grab and go”… Patrick Latcham

Market Opening 5/21 | SMC Update: Loosening Restrictions | Mtn Film

The Village Market in Mountain Village Opens Thurs (5/21)
Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA) and John Buxman, owner of The Village Market, are excited to announce the new flagship market in Mountain Village will open this coming Thursday, May 21. The new market includes a complete renovation of the space, re-design, and layout for improved product display and customer circulation, all new modern and energy-efficient equipment, a large full-service deli department, and an expanded building footprint that houses an indoor seating area. Combined with the newly refined interior, flooring, and overall decor, everything is designed to make for a pleasurable shopping experience (view preview pics).

Customers will likely first notice the expansive windows that now line the front of the market that provides for more natural light and a more modern look to the building’s exterior. Upon entering the market, you are greeted by a large open area for fresh and local produce that is surrounded by an expanded deli department, sushi service counter, freshly packaged meats and a wide variety of convenient food and drinks for those wanting quick on-the-go options.

John says he is especially proud of the full-service meat and seafood department, along with the commercial kitchen and deli that is state of the art. The butcher and seafood managers will assist customers with quality cut-to-order meats, a variety of seafood and shellfish and wide assortment of Boar’s Head deli meats and cheeses. Every day the deli will have freshly prepared foods, including grilled salmon, chicken, and flank steak, along with 20 freshly made salads and grilled vegetables ready for lunch, dinner, and take-out.

For those that have a taste for cheese, a deli island will have more than 200 specialty cheeses. And those looking for baked items and sweets, you will be pleased to see a bakery case filled with daily baked doughnuts, muffins, and breads.

Stepping toward the center of the store, you will notice spacious aisles and with the high-ceilings and significantly more natural light being let in from the large windows, there is a new open and airy feeling. It is nice be able to walk down the aisles and now see the mountains and blue sky from inside the market. Turning to the products on the shelves, you will see many new specialty items that were previously not available to shoppers in Mountain Village.

Near the front of the market, along the new floor-to-ceiling windows are several shorter, easy to shop aisles for health and beauty products. This section includes a wide variety of vitamins and supplements, refrigerated probiotics, medicines and heath care items, make-up, and even a baby section.

At the rear of the store you will find the new refrigerated sections for items like milk, dairy and eggs, and a plentiful frozen section for pizzas, meals, ice cream and desserts.

Given the current county orders and restrictions on self-service food and indoor dining, a few conveniences will unfortunately not be available to shoppers until restrictions are lifted. This includes the soup and salad bar, as well as hot and cold food bar. Additionally, the indoor seating area which includes a large screen TV, gas fireplace for colder days, and fast complementary wifi will be roped-off until county and state orders are lifted. Finally, the bulk food section that will supply 50 unique items like granola, oats, proteins, and candies will also be available once restrictions are lifted.

There is a lot of excitement in the community about the new market and in welcoming John and The Village Market back to our area. As a reminder, the Buxman family have a long relationship with our region as his father, John Sr. operated the grocery market on Fir and Pacific in Telluride for almost 30 years. Currently, The Village Market operates grocery stores in Edwards, Colorado; Moab, Utah; Ketchum / Sun Valley, Idaho; and Mountain Village as of next Thursday.

Meeting the original opening schedule of Memorial Day weekend during these challenging times required tremendous support and hard work from many of our community partners. Trifecta Construction had crews working around the clock, the Town of Mountain Village building and planning department’s ability to help navigate the process from start to finish was invaluable, and San Miguel County working with TMVOA and the Town of Mountain Village to allow this essential project to continue during restrictions was critical to our ability to open on schedule. We are extremely thankful to those listed above and the many others not named here that came together to make this project a reality for our community.

We look forward to the opening of The Village Market on Thursday, May 21. The market will be open 7-days a week from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. We have worked very closely with John to ensure the market meets the high expectations of our members and guests for high-quality foods and products, a wide selection of products and brands, competitive prices, and exceptional service.

Please visit The Village Market and support our community’s newest business and enjoy an enhanced shopping experience in Mountain Village. The market’s staff will be carefully following Public Health orders and taking every precaution in the promotion of good public health.

Get a sneak-peak of the market here

Telluride Daily Planet – Online article

San Miguel County Update: Loosening Restrictions
On Tuesday (5/12), Public Health officials announced plans to continue to align with the State’s orders, saying that their goal is to thoughtfully loosen restrictions categorically based on what is happening in the San Miguel County and to mirror state orders where is makes sense. County Public Health officials are regularly analyzing data with intentions on loosening restrictions every two weeks if possible. As part of this next phase of a gradual reopening, it allows for the workforce from the Western Slope for our community’s businesses to be welcomed back effective yesterday, May 15.

As the County continues to loosen restrictions, we will provide concise updates to keep you informed. Currently, the county has outlined the following projected phases (with guidelines and dates subject to change).

June 1
Childcare limited, outdoor guides, and TBD including summer camps, restaurants limited, and group size less than 25.

TBD / Early June
Visitors limited, short-term lodging phased in, and no self-quarantine for returning residents (currently 14-days).

TBD
Full restaurants, retail / businesses, special events, travel open and groups less than 150.

For more information on San Miguel County Public Health orders, FAQ’s and news releases, you can access the SMC website here.

Mountainfilm Goes Virtual
For 41 years, people have gathered in Telluride over Memorial Day weekend to celebrate adventure, big ideas and indomitable spirit at Mountainfilm. This year, in light of Covid-19, Mountainfilm is going virtual, bringing its 42nd annual festival directly to you, wherever you may be around the world. The Festival is taking place May 15-25 and will allow viewers to stream over 100 films, a symposium and presentations from the safety and comfort of your home.

To purchase a pass or for additional information, go to mountainfilm.org

Market Progress Pics | 2,343 Unique App Users | Town Updates

Market Renovation – Pics
Progress on the market in MV is continuing, with exterior enhancements now visible for all to see. The 600 sq ft addition is now completely enclosed by large panoramic windows. Above the main entrance, larger windows and added stone are now in place and complete. Upon entering the first automatic sliding glass doors there are now separate entrances to the grocery market and liquor store. The interior of the market is nearly completely drywalled.

Take a few moments to view this 15-page picture update.

Dial-a-Ride – Using the App
A total of 753 unique property owners have download the App using their “owner code”. What’s interesting is that members are clearly using the “guest code” functionality of the system and providing a unique code to family members, friends and renters as there have been 2,343 unique app users this winter. Many members have found this function very valuable as the app allows owners to track the ride count and history by guest code.
Ridership continues to grow, with total rides up 9% this winter compared to last year. For more information about our new app and its functions, visit the TMVOA website here.

MV Town Updates – 2020 Budget, Open Board Seats
The most recent Mayor’s Minute 2020 Budget Edition provides an overview of the Town’s revenues and budget in a quick and easy to read format. It states that the Town’s revenues are primarily from 3 sources: sales taxes (51%), property taxes (43%), and building activity fees (6%). Highlights also include some of the large-scale investments in infrastructure and other notable items; including:
· Broadband system fiber capacity upgrades (1G)
· Sidewalks, trails, & bike lane improvements
· Regional wastewater treatment plant capacity upgrades
· Village Court Apartments
· Water system improvement plan (Ski Ranches)
· Property taxes – due to valuation changes triggered by CO Gallagher Amendment, residential property owners in MV can expect a modest decrease in property taxes this year ($32.30 per $1M of actual value)
· Legal savings – budget for legal was reduced by 21%

Mayor’s Minute – 2020 Budget
Jan 2020 Mayor’s Minute
Dec 2019 Mayor’s Minute

Design Review Board (DRB). The Town of MV has 4 open seats and is seeking interested community members with experience in architecture, design, construction and planning. MV residents receive priority in consideration for the seats. The volunteer board meets the first Thursday of each month, with special meetings as needed. Interested members must submit a letter of intent and resume by 5pm Feb 19. Submit to jmarinoff@mtnvillage.org

Telluride Regional Airport Authority Board. The Town of MV is seeking candidates for 1 regular board seat representing MV. This opportunity is open to MV electors. This volunteer board meets the third Thursday of each month. Interested members must submit a letter of intent and a brief bio by 5pm Feb 12. Submit to mvclerk@mtnvillage.org

State of the Association | 700 Downloaded App | Online Payment Option

SUMMARY: TMVOA State of the Association
The Annual Members Meeting was held on Dec 18.
Election Results – Jim Royer was re-elected to the Residential seat and will serve another two-year term (he received 66% of votes cast). Michelle Caporicci, GM & Regional VP – Madeline Hotel, ran unopposed for the Lodging seat (receiving 424 votes, more than double the required 20% quorum to be elected) and will also serve a two-year term.
Board Officers – The board elected to maintain Bill Jensen as Chairman, Jim Royer as Vice-Chairman, and elected Tim Kunda as Secretary & Treasurer.
7 Key Updates – While 2019 proved to be a very productive year, here are just a few notable items.
1. The gondola saw several large capital projects completed; including some smaller projects like new seats in 29 cabins and 9 cabins being completely refurbished
2. We announced that the grocery market would be transitioned to a new operator after a comprehensive renovation and remodel; with grand opening in May 2020
3. Resolution of long-standing litigation on Lot 161C-R; resulting in clean title that allows for property to be positioned with qualified developers
4. Launched Dial-a-Ride App; making it easier and more convenient to use this member benefit
5. We announced that the Telluride Brewing Company will be in MV in 2020; opening a tasting room, including signature small batch beers brewed on-site and food menu (tacos).
6. This summer we launched the common consumption area in the MV core; allowing for an alcoholic beverage from an approved establishment to be enjoyed in the plazas
7. Created on-line dues payment option; allowing members to make a payment on-linewith a credit card
Committee Changes – Thanked the members of the investment committee for their expertise, time and service: Brian Kanaga, Michael Zarrilli and Pam Cavness. After serving 4-years, Brian decided to pass the torch and is being replaced by Pete Mitchell.
Local Economy – The data from several areas, including real-estate sales and metrics, and overall spending in MV show positive numbers and trends as compared to historical data.
· Real Estate. In 2019, real estate sales in MV were strong, with TMVOA receiving just over $7M in RETA (real estate transfer assessment at 3%) from MV property sales. This represents the 7th highest year of RETA over the past 30-years (view historical graph since 1992). Key metrics such as average sales price and price/sq ft also showed upward movement for both single family homes and condos in MV. In an effort to keep members informed about property values, we’ve developed a Real Estate Snapshot that highlights key metrics and trends for our local market. We plan to publish this report a few times a year and make it available on our website.
· Spending. Overall spending in MV, as measured by total sales/revenue in 3-key categories all show growth. For example, summer 2019 vs summer 2018 yielded: Lodging (+7.5%), restaurant (+14.2%), and retail (+29.9%). We routinely publish this data in graph format, along with historical data for trending (view these trend graphs).
State of the Association – Take a few minutes to view the State of the Association presentation from the annual meeting or you can watch a video of the full meeting.

Dial-a-Ride: 700 Members Have Downloaded App
We are pleased to see that 41% (700) of all eligible members have download the App. Ridership continues to increase, with a record 551 unique vehicle trips taken on Dec 31st and the new App is making it easier and more convenient to use this transportation amenity. Over the past 10-days, 79% of all rides were requested by using the App.

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.

On-line Dues Payment Option & How to Save 10%
A new and convenient Online Payment option is now available. This option is 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 accepts Discover, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. We will continue to accept checks via physical mail.

Save 10% if you pay your full-year’s dues by Feb 28, 2020. If you have questions, want to make a payment or receive invoices via email in order to make payments online, call 970-728-1904, ext 5 or email accounting@tmvoa.org.

Ski Resort | Holiday Prelude | In the News | 1/3 Downloaded App | Annual Meeting

Ski Resort – Additional Chairs & Terrain Opening!
With over 6 feet of natural snow and effective early season snowmaking, the resort announced exciting news for this weekend (14-15). On Sat, Chairs 10, 11, 12 & 13 will open. On Sun, Chair 14 is scheduled to open for access to gravity-fed terrain off this chair.

Access to Prospect Bowl will be through either the east portal at the top of Chair 5 or the west portal through Ute Park. Egress out will be via Ute Park and the lift 10 area. With these lifts, high mountain restaurants will be open, including High Camp, Bon Vivant (weather permitting) and Alpino Vino for lunch (dinner to begin on Dec 20).

On Wed (18), Chairs 8 & 9 will open with all terrain off those lifts and access into the Town of Telluride. As always, lift and terrain openings are subject to change, especially with the impending snowstorm.

Holiday Prelude
MV is being transformed once again into the North Pole for this weekend’s Holiday Prelude celebration on Sat and Sun (14-15). The celebration includes: Holiday Movies, Train Rides, Santa and his workshop, Live Reindeer, Ice Skating and children’s holiday surprises around every corner. Event Schedule

Holiday Prelude is a collaborative effort between TMVOA, Town of MV, TSG, and local merchants to transform MV into the regional destination for holiday fun and activities.

Telluride – In the News
Just in time for the ski season, here is the latest coverage highlighting Telluride & Mountain Village.

AFAR (Dec 9). The World’s Most Charming Ski Towns
Conde Nast Traveler (Nov 29). The Best Ski Resorts in the US & Canada
Hemispheres (Nov 1). A First-Time Skier Takes on Telluride

Dial-a-Ride: 1/3 of Members Have Downloaded App
About one-third of eligible TMVOA members have downloaded the App. 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.

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.

3 Days to Vote | Annual Meeting |!!! Dial-a-Ride !!!| Market | 2020 Budget & Assessments

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.