Glenwood City Council to discuss P&Z appointment |

Glenwood City Council to discuss P&Z appointment

John Gardnerjgardner@postindependent.comPost IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado City Council will discuss, and could possibly decide, who to appoint to the open Planning & Zoning Commission seat.Council decided to postpone the appointment in May after receiving only a single application in the six weeks that seat had been open.Some concerns arose from several members regarding the visibility of the open position to the public. The city publicized the opening, and several other board and commission openings, on its Website and at City Hall in the main lobby where they post openings.The open seat was vacated on March 18 by Jason Turner and the city posted the open position on March 19.Glenwood Springs resident Tim Bottger was the only applicant for the position. Bottger is a General Contractor and has been a project manager for projects in the valley.However, since the postponement, there has been another application entered by Glenwood resident Kathryn Trauger, who currently is also on several other boards including; the Citys Financial Advisory Board, the Victims and Witness Assistance and Law Enforcement Board.Councilman Stephen Bershenyi commented at the May meeting that the city should move forward because after the necessary steps they did have a qualified applicant. Bershenyi made the argument for Bottgers appointment saying that they should be thankful for such a qualified applicant. He noted that all three of the new council members ran unopposed and the April elections were scrapped, due to the lack of people interested in running for the open seats.Other items on the June 4, agenda: 6 P.M. Work session regarding the citys Fire and Emergency Services. Discussion on Amending the citys Municipal Code regarding home occupation regulations. Award of Tourism Funds and Discretionary Grant money. Discussion and possible action on amending the municipal code regarding the Victim and Law Enforcement surcharge. Discussion and possible action regarding the procedure for the establishment of penalties for traffic offenses.Contact John Gardner:

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