Member Social TODAY, Subarea Initiatives & Open House

TODAY: TMVOA Member Social
Join your fellow TMVOA members today (7/25) from 4-6 p.m. for our Summer Member Social at the Mountain Lodge (457 MV Blvd). To avoid vehicle congestion at the Lodge, please either take Dial-a-Ride or park your vehicle at the gondola parking garage and take the short walk to the Mountain Lodge.

After the social, the fun continues in Sunset Plaza with a concert from 6-8 pm featuring Gavin Turek. See you there!

Subarea Initiatives & Open House
TMVOA, the Town of MV, and TSG through a collaborative effort are excited to announce that there will be an Open House on Thurs, Aug 9, to update the community on the ongoing subarea planning initiatives. The Open House will be held at Town Hall from 12pm-6pm, with professional planners from AECOM and members from the subarea committee present to engage with TMVOA members and the public about both the Town Hall and Village Center subareas.

Please plan to attend – your participation and input are needed.

Background
As a reminder, in 2016 the Town of MV, TMVOA, and TSG in a collaborative effort formed a committee to carefully evaluate and engage a public process to determine the most appropriate uses for the Town Hall Subarea (THS). In June 2017, after an 18-month effort that included several public work-sessions, Town Council unanimously approved an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan to replace the THS chapter. View the amended THS chapter. View entire MV Comprehensive plan.
In the second half of 2017, the committee began discussing the Village Center Subarea (VCS) and ways to implement the existing Comp Plan actions for this subarea. The committee updated Council in October 2017 and identified 3 categories to help organize focus and objectives: Vibrancy & Activation, Infrastructure, and Undeveloped Parcels.

MV Activities & Events Schedule, Member Social

MV Activities & Events Schedule
With so much going on this week, take a few minutes to plan your schedule so you don’t miss any of the great activities and events taking place in Mountain Village. TMVOA is proud to announce that our Red, White, and Blues Celebration has been expanded – with more activities and shows to enjoy. Live music performances, DJ dance party, games and fun activities for kids, and an evening light show.

Times | Plaza | Activity & Events

Tues (7/3)
· 1-5 pm | Sunset | Family & kid activities – inflatables, games, face painting, balloons, magic show, and ice cream social
· 2-3 pm | Sunset | Live music concert – featuring Foxfeather
· 3:30 5:30 pm | Sunset | Live music concert – featuring Paul Thorn
· 9 pm | Heritage | Electrolier Light Show – a unique light and music show

Wed (7/4)
· 11 am – 5 pm | Heritage & Sunset | Family & kid activities – games, face painting, balloons, magic show, bunjee jump and ropes course
· 12-1 pm | Heritage | Live music concert – featuring Porch Couch
· 1:30 -2:45 pm | Heritage | Live music concert – featuring Dave Jordon & The Nia
· 3:15 -5:15 pm | Heritage | Live music concert – featuring Glen David Andrews
· 7 -9 pm | Heritage | Music & Dance party – featuring DJ Kat V
· 9 pm | Heritage | Electrolier Light Show – a unique light and music show

Thurs (7/5)
· 8:45 pm | Reflection | Movies Under the Stars – Sing (2016)
· 9 pm | Heritage | Electrolier Light Show – a unique light and music show

Fri (7/6)
· 5 -7 pm | Reflection | Music on the Green – featuring Jim Parker
· 9 pm | Heritage | Electrolier Light Show – a unique light and music show

Sat (7/7)
· 8:45 pm | Reflection | Movies Under the Stars – Jumanji (2017)

Member Social: July 25
Save the date – Wed, 7/25 from 4-6 p.m. for our Summer Member Social at the Mountain Lodge (457 MV Blvd). After the social, walk over to Sunset Plaza for the concert from 6-8 pm featuring Gavin Turek. See you there!

Music on the Green, Village Vibrancy, Emergency Preparedness Member Social

TODAY: Music on the Green
Don’t miss today’s 5pm Music on the Green in Reflection Plaza (next to Madeline Hotel) – It’s the perfect way to start the weekend! This afternoon’s live performance features Brent Cowles.

Member Quotes
The Friday shows in Reflection Plaza are always fantastic. An amazing and perfect way to start the weekend! I enjoy hanging with friends, having a drink, and listening to live music. — Natalie Binder

Village Vibrancy
There is something exciting happening every day in MV. TMVOA, TMV, and TSG are sponsors of daily music, entertainment, and events in Mountain Village – 7 days a week.

Schedule | Plaza | Times
~Live Music in the Core (Heritage: afternoons) – Sun, Mon & Tues
~Market on the Plaza (Heritage: 11 am – 4 pm) – Wed
~Sunset Concert Series (Sunset: 6-8 pm) – Wed
~Movies Under the Stars (Reflection: 8:45 pm start) – Thurs & Sat
~Music on the Green (Reflection: 5-7 pm) – Fri

See our events calendar for band & musician names, movie titles, etc

Emergency Preparedness
With the fires south of us and the wind blowing quite a bit of smoke our way, combined with the ongoing dry conditions, it’s important that our community is confident in emergency preparedness and in ways to stay informed.

Please see today’s Mayor’s Minute (7/29) that covers emergency preparedness, sign-up for CodeRED alerts, evacuation guide and map, and fire restrictions.

Member Social: July 25
Save the date – Wed, 7/25 from 4-6 p.m. for our Summer Member Social at the Mountain Lodge (457 MV Blvd). After the social, walk over to Sunset Plaza for the concert from 6-8 p.m. See you there!

Market, Northlight, Settlement Term Sheet Reached with Ridge, Fire Restrictions

Market in Mountain Village
As previously communicated in our 5/16 email, TMVOA is committed to improving the market in Market Mountain Village. The TMVOA board unanimously decided to pursue legal action against the market as a result of the market’s continued failure to meet pricing and other service level items in the lease.

The court has set a trial to take place on Sept 11-13, 2018. TMVOA understands the importance of having a high-quality market in Mountain Village for residents and guests to buy their groceries and general supplies, and TMVOA is committed to ensuring that the market operator provides the highest level of service and competitive prices that our community demands.

5/18 Telluride Daily Planet – Market’s price tags, quality of food questioned
5/16 communication to TMVOA members

Northlight Update
On May 31, a Special Town Council meeting was held to consider an amendment to extend the Standstill Agreement between the Town and Northlight (owners of Lots 126R & 152R). Due to extensive public comment, the landowner requested the deadline to submit a new PUD application be extended to Sept 14, 2018, to consider the feedback received and further evaluate their alternative development plan. Town Council approved the extension, and in their communication stated that the speed in which the application is filed is not as important as having plenty of opportunity for dialog, reflection, and refinement.

More information about the history of this proposed project:
Mayor’s Minute Rosewood Update (6/4/18)
Lots 126R and 152R Rosewood Land and Density Analysis (updated 6/4/18)
Mayor’s Minute Rosewood Edition
Northlight Open House Plan Set
Northlight Open House Presentation

Settlement Term Sheet Reached with Ridge
On Sept 9, 2015, TMVOA acquired 100% of the Membership Interests in CO Lot 161C-R Mountain Village LLC, which holds title to Lot 161C-R, a 2.8-acre site located in the heart of the Mountain Village Core adjacent to the gondola transfer stations. This acquisition was undertaken by TMVOA in order to ensure that Lot 161C-R is developed in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Mountain Village Comprehensive Plan and Mountain Village property owners.

In August 2017, the TMVOA Board approved an operating agreement for CO Lot 161C-R Mountain Village, LLC. The operating agreement governs the decision-making process with regards to matters pertaining to Lot 161C-R and established a three-person Board of Managers, currently filled by Jim Royer, Tim Kunda and David Mehl. In order to avoid conflicts of interest, TSG Board Members are recused from decision making regarding Lot 161C-R.

In Sept 2017, the Board of Managers for Lot 161C-R, along with designated representatives from The Ridge HOA, The Ridge Club, and the Town of Mountain Village engaged in good faith mediation aimed at resolving the litigation involving claims related to Ridge parking and Lot 161C-R. The litigation was stayed in order to provide the parties the opportunity to further settlement discussions.

As a result of months of direct negotiations, a settlement term sheet was executed in April 2018, which provides the terms for a global settlement agreement among all parties to fully resolve and dismiss the litigation. The term sheet provides for the purchase of adequate vehicle parking for the Ridge on Lot 161C-R which will allow the Ridge Development to be a successful project in Mountain Village and does not unreasonably encumber Lot 161C-R so that it can be developed to benefit the entire community. As for next steps, the parties are in the process of finalizing the global settlement agreement which will bring the litigation to a close by the end of 2018.

TMVOA has been actively engaged in the Village Center Subarea planning process, which is sponsored by TMVOA, the Town, and TSG. Lot 161C-R will be a component of this planning process and will provide TMVOA members and the public the initial public platform for evaluating the best uses for Lot 161C-R for the benefit of the TMVOA membership and community. The planning process will be seeking community input this summer through public meetings conducted by professional planners. The schedule for the public meetings will be available soon and TMVOA and the Town will have future communications on this joint planning program.

Fire Restrictions – Stage 2 Continues
Due to exceptional drought conditions and fire danger in the region, Town Council approved a motion yesterday to continue to remain under Stage 2 Fire Restrictions (read press release). The ordinance includes a ban on open fires and fireworks and restricting smoking within the Town.

Northlight / Rosewood Update, Dial-a-Ride, Updated Website

Northlight Update
As previously communicated, the Town and Northlight, the owners of Lots 126R and 152R (historically referred to as “Rosewood”), entered into a standstill agreement with one of the requirements being that the landowner was to submit an alternative development plan application by June 15, 2018.

According to a Town meeting packet (5/31/18), due to extensive public comment and other factors, the landowner desires to have the application deadline extended by approximately 90 days in order to consider the public comments and further evaluate their alternative development plan.

In a special Town Council Meeting tomorrow (5/31) at 8:30 a.m., Council will consider an extension of the application deadline from June 15, 2018 to Sept 14, 2018.

5/31 Special Town Council Meeting Packet

Dial-a-Ride | TMVOA Member Benefit
Why drive in Mountain Village if you don’t have to? With the opening of the gondola last week, TMVOA’s funded ground transportation for its members and guests is also up and running. This TMVOA member benefit allows residential property owners convenient point-to-point transportation in Mountain Village.

The service is free for up to 200 rides per season, per valid address. After the 200th ride, there is a nominal charge of $8.00 per ride. Members can easily track their usage by accessing the Ridership Report on our Website (tmvoa.org), under Member Resources, Dial-a-Ride. The report is organized by street, in alphabetical order, and then address number for quick and easy search.

To schedule a pick-up, call: (970) 728-8888
Hours
Daily 6:15 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Fri – Sat 6:15 a.m. to 2:15 a.m. (starting June 22)

Updated Website
At TMVOA, one of our missions is to “promote member communications and education”, with special attention to keeping our members updated on important items facing our community. As part of this commitment, we’ve expanded our communications (like these brief email updates) and are continually evaluating ways to increase interaction with our members.

We’ve recently updated our website, allowing our staff more flexibility and control to update content and provide our members with the concise and straightforward information they desire. While we invite you to take a look at our new and simplified website, over the next few months we will be sending you links to new information and features. For today, here are two links to check out:

Blog – Contains “quick-view” of all communications…. Useful if you missed one or searching for a specific topic

MV Economic Snapshot… Contains a quick look at our local economy (RETA/real estate transfer assessments, lodging, retail, restaurant)

Gondola Opens 5/24, Improving the Market in MV, Water Conservation

Gondola Opens 5/24
The gondola opens Thursday, May 24 – just in time for the first festival of the season.

Held every Memorial Day weekend, Mountainfilm (5/24-28) is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. You can view the festival schedule here.

TMVOA is Committed to Improving the Market in Mountain Village
Since 2006, there has been a grocery market located in the Town Hall Building of Mountain Village, with the market conveniently located just steps away from gondola terminal and parking garage. The market is a tenant of TMVOA, as TMVOA is the owner of the commercial space in which the market resides.

Over the years, TMVOA has worked closely with the current grocery market tenant to ensure that our members, residents, and guests have a positive experience when shopping at the market with respect to quality, selection, price and service. However, in 2009 and 2010, TMVOA issued notices of default for failure to provide certain required services and failure to sell goods at competitive and reasonable prices. Mediation followed that ultimately resulted in a 2012 amended lease that included terms that the market is required to operate a first-class fully stocked grocery store, with competitive prices, among other items designed to ensure a positive shopping experience.

In a proactive effort to ensure the market is operating to the standards of its lease and provide a first-class market, TMVOA has performed audits since the amended lease, as well as met with the tenant to review findings and discuss potential areas of improvement. In 2017, TMVOA unfortunately began to receive additional negative feedback about the market, most commonly about high prices, poor selection, and deli quality.

In order to validate the market’s performance and compliance with the lease, TMVOA contracted with an independent CPA firm and food industry expert to audit the market. Over the past 4 months, these consultants performed three separate audits, with each of their reports showing that the market was not compliant with terms of the lease. Specifically, the pricing audit showed that the market’s prices, in many instances, were substantially higher for the exact same item (same SKU) at Clarks in Telluride, and out of compliance with lease terms of prices being no more than 7.5% higher than Clarks. Also, the deli and some related grocery services were noncompliant.

As a result of the market’s continued failure to meet pricing and other service level items in the lease, the TMVOA board unanimously decided to pursue legal action against the market. TMVOA understands the importance of having a high-quality market in Mountain Village for residents and guests to buy their groceries and general supplies, and TMVOA is committed to improving the market and ensuring that the market operator provides the highest level of service and competitive prices that our community demands.

Water Conservation Measures in Effect
Earlier this month, both the Towns of Telluride and Mountain Village initiated water restrictions in an effort to conserve water rather than waiting until June when the area could be potentially in a more sensitive drought situation.

Today, MV provided additional information through its Mayor’s Minute update that highlights water conditions of our local area, as well as throughout southwest Colorado. Additionally, their communication discusses the threshold of in-stream flow requirements on the San Miguel River and the Town’s water rights.

See full details on the water conservation measures in effect for Mountain Village

Rosewood / Northlight Open-House (5/10), Water Conservation & Restrictions

Rosewood / Northlight Open-House
Northlight, the owners of Lots 126R and 152R (historically referred to as “Rosewood”) will be holding an open-house meeting this Thursday (5/10) at 1 PM at Town Hall to obtain community feedback. These two lots are located on Country Club Drive, near the trail-heads for Boomerang and Jurassic.

Prior to submitting a new planned unit development (PUD) application, Northlight is required to hold two public open house and discussion forums to gather community feedback. The first public open-house was held on March 28, with this Thursday being the second meeting. Northlight will also be holding a third public meeting this summer, date yet to be announced.

For those unable to attend Thursday’s meeting in-person, the meeting will be live-streamed, as well as available for viewing afterward. For additional information on the Northlight properties, including proposed plan sets, presentations, and tentative timelines of future meetings, see links to MV Town communications.

5/10 – Rosewood Update – including meeting materials

4/6 – Mayor’s Minute Rosewood Edition – including background

Water Restrictions in Effect
This month, both the Towns of Telluride and Mountain Village initiated water restrictions in an effort to conserve water rather than waiting until June when the area could be potentially in a more sensitive drought situation.

Properties north of Mountain Village Blvd (MVB) and Elk Run are allowed to water their landscaping on Mon, Wed, and Fri. Properties south of MVB, plus the Ski Ranches and Skyfield may water on Tues, Thurs, and Sat. Irrigation hours will be either before 10 AM or after 5 PM.

See full details on the water conservation measures in effect for Mountain Village

TMVOA Parking Lottery

Dear Mountain Village Merchants and Lodgers,

You may have noticed some activity on the vacant lot (161 CR) adjacent to the gondola plaza in the Mountain Village Core. A stairway has recently been constructed through the rock wall between the gondola plaza and the soon to be private and permitted parking on the vacant lot.

TMVOA applied for a conditional use permit for temporary parking on this lot, and we are currently finalizing a few remaining requirements. In the meantime, TMVOA is holding a lottery for businesses that reside in the Village Center Subarea that have a valid MV business license and are interested in leasing a parking stall on the lot.

At this time, we are reaching out to businesses to get a full understanding of the demand for the limited number of parking stalls and to officially compile a list of those interested in entering the lottery. During the next two weeks, TMVOA will be sending out a variety of communications to ensure as many businesses as possible are aware of this parking program and all have an equal opportunity to participate in the lottery.

Below is important information about the process and instructions to participate.

Eligibility & General Information
~Businesses in the MV Core (must have a valid business license) are eligible to participate
~Only a business will be allowed to participate, not an individual employee of a business
~TSG businesses are NOT eligible for this parking program
~Cost of permit will be $350 annually (subject to annual escalation and adjustment)
~The number of available parking stalls are yet to be determined

How to Enter the Lottery
~Interested businesses have until April 5, 2018 at 5pm to notify TMVOA via email of their interest to lease at most two (2) parking stalls on the unpaved lot
~Businesses must complete this form and email or fax back to TMVOA
~Businesses may only submit one form
~After April 5, TMVOA will send a communication to all interested businesses on the lottery process, date of lottery, lease information and start date of parking on the lot

TMVOA Parking Lottery

Dear Mountain Village Merchants and Lodgers,

You may have noticed some activity on the vacant lot (161 CR) adjacent to the gondola plaza in the Mountain Village Core. A stairway has recently been constructed through the rock wall between the gondola plaza and the soon to be private and permitted parking on the vacant lot.

TMVOA applied for a conditional use permit for temporary parking on this lot, and we are currently finalizing a few remaining requirements. In the meantime, TMVOA is holding a lottery for businesses that reside in the Village Center Subarea that have a valid MV business license and are interested in leasing a parking stall on the lot.

At this time, we are reaching out to businesses to get a full understanding of the demand for the limited number of parking stalls and to officially compile a list of those interested in entering the lottery. During the next two weeks, TMVOA will be sending out a variety of communications to ensure as many businesses as possible are aware of this parking program and all have an equal opportunity to participate in the lottery.

Below is important information about the process and instructions to participate.

Eligibility & General Information
~Businesses in the MV Core (must have a valid business license) are eligible to participate
~Only a business will be allowed to participate, not an individual employee of a business
~TSG businesses are NOT eligible for this parking program
~Cost of permit will be $350 annually (subject to annual escalation and adjustment)
~The number of available parking stalls are yet to be determined

How to Enter the Lottery
~Interested businesses have until April 5, 2018 at 5pm to notify TMVOA via email of their interest to lease at most two (2) parking stalls on the unpaved lot
~Businesses must complete this form and email or fax back to TMVOA
~Businesses may only submit one form
~After April 5, TMVOA will send a communication to all interested businesses on the lottery process, date of lottery, lease information and start date of parking on the lot

Subarea Initiatives & Planning

Subarea Initiatives & Planning
At last Thursday’s MV Town Council meeting, there were several updates related to planning initiatives for the Town Hall and Village Center subareas.

As a reminder, in 2016 the Town of MV, TMVOA, and TSG in a collaborative effort formed a committee to carefully evaluate and engage a public process to determine the most appropriate uses for the Town Hall Subarea (THS). In June 2017, after an 18-month effort that included several public work-sessions, Town Council unanimously approved an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan to replace the THS chapter. View the amended THS chapter. View entire MV Comprehensive plan.

At Thursday’s Council meeting (3/15), Council heard from committee members and consultants from AECOM on next-step planning for key elements of the approved THS plan that are aligned with community feedback and will enable and/or promote future development phasing. Specifically, 4 priority items serve as the “spine of the overall THS plan”: Roundabout, Roadway Consolidation, Elk Lake & Park, and School Bus Stop. During this year, surveying, civil engineering, and planning will take place to better understand costs and implementation planning. Stay tuned – the committee will be employing several communication methods to keep you updated (i.e. email, website, slide-sets, newspaper).

Additionally, Council was updated on the committee’s planning efforts for the Village Center Subarea (VCS), often called the MV Core. In the second half of 2017, the committee began discussing the VCS and ways to implement the existing Comp Plan actions for this subarea. The committee updated Council in October 2017 and identified 3 categories to help organize focus and objectives: Vibrancy & Activation, Infrastructure, and Undeveloped Parcels.

During the past few months, the committee further discussed the implementation of principals, policies and actions, with attention to land use values and vision statements in the 2011 Comp Plan. This resulted in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that Council considered at Thursday’s meeting. After thorough discussion, Council approved the MOU. Stay tuned – the committee will be sending out more detail on the public process once a schedule is complete.

Below are links to Council materials and coverage in the Telluride Daily Planet:

3/15 Town Council Materials

Subarea Memos & MOU

AECOM Update

Village Court Apartments

3/18 Telluride Daily Planet article – Sub-area plans progressing