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Food cart among proposals for city council

By Carrie Click

Post Independent Staff



GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Shane Eagan might be able to station his food cart at more locations than just the courtyard east of Glenwood Springs City Hall.

Eagan received approval last November to operate his mobile food cart outside City Hall. At tonight’s City Council meeting, Eagan will ask council to approve his moving the cart and operating it at four additional locations: at 8th Street and Colorado Avenue, on the pedestrian mall at the intersection of Cooper Avenue and 7th Street, at Two Rivers Park during Summer of Jazz concerts and baseball games, and on the main pedestrian bridge crossing the Colorado River.



City staff suggested to council that if approved, Eagan should be limited to operating the cart only after hours at the Cooper and 7th location, when other nearby restaurants have closed for the evening.

Also at tonight’s meeting, Glenwood Springs city manager Mike Copp will present Roaring Fork Anglers’ proposal to lease property formerly owned and occupied by Skip’s Standard Station, at 2205 Grand Ave.

Roaring Fork Anglers have expressed interest in moving their Glenwood Springs shop, presently at 2114 Grand Ave., across the street and a bit closer to the banks of the Roaring Fork River.

The city acquired the land, which lies just west of the railroad tracks at the intersection of 23rd Street and Grand Avenue, in 2001 for a potential highway bypass. Because no immediate bypass plans exist, the city staff distributed a request for proposal in late March of this year to lease the property. Roaring Fork Anglers was the sole respondent.

Roaring Fork Anglers plans to operate its fly fishing and outfitting business from the site, remodeling the existing structure to include a 180-square-foot addition, and improving the property with extensive landscaping.

The fishing business has requested a five-year lease with an option to renew for an additional five years.

Prior to the regular meeting, the council will go behind closed doors at 3 p.m., to review city manager applications.

The council will also have a work session at 5 p.m. about integrating mass transit into the Grand Avenue paving project.

Also on the agenda for the regular meeting, which starts at 6:30 p.m., City Council will:

– Consider amending the city retail sales and use tax ordinance by introducing a 5 mill tax on property within the Downtown Development Authority district boundaries through 2025.

– Consider approving the funding and finance agreement for the Glenwood Springs aquatic center.

– Discuss downtown parking, including a request from Colorado Mountain College to provide four-hour parking passes, and parking at the new fire station site at 8th Street and Cooper Avenue.

– Consider a request for a subdivision of nine townhouses at 0110 135 Road.

– Consider a request for the creation of 21 “for sale” commercial units within the Hotel Denver and The Denver Centre.

– Review an amendment to a development permit for the Iron Mountain Tramway base station and hotel.

– Consider a resolution authorizing the mayor to spend the city’s match share of the GAPP project.

– Consider a change proposed by Councilman Dan Richardson regarding the city’s annual budgetary process, to hold goal-setting sessions before budget planning.

The council meets at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 6, at Glenwood Springs City Hall, 101 W. 8th St., Glenwood Springs.

Contact Carrie Click: 945-8515, ext. 518

cclick@postindependent.com


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