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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
The town of Carbondale has scheduled a “community vision” workshop to launch the town’s comprehensive plan update, from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 at Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave., Carbondale.
The town has selected RPI Consulting of Durango to oversee the process to update the 2000 comprehensive (comp) plan. The plan is intended to provide long-range guidance for land use and infrastructure planning in and around Carbondale.
Residents are invited to identify their values and aspirations for Carbondale. The workshop will pose the questions:
• What concerns do you have now and for the future?
• What do you treasure and want to preserve in Carbondale?
• What would you like to change?
• What do you want Carbondale to look like in 20 years?
“The vision workshop will be an interactive, fast-paced event with both small- and large-group discussion,” RPI Consulting’s Gabe Preston said in a press release announcing the meeting.
After the workshop, planners will draft a vision statement for the town, followed by more opportunities for public comments.
“The vision statement will become the foundation for the comprehensive plan update as the process evolves and the plan’s subject matter becomes more detailed and action-oriented,” Preston said.
Updates on the comp plan process will also be posted on the Community Governance page at the town of Carbondale’s website, http://www.carbondalegov.org.
For more information about the comp plan update, contact Gabe Preston at (970) 382-9886.
Ballots for the Glenwood Springs City Council Ward 1 race between incumbent Russ Arensman and challenger Ted Edmonds have been sent out to all active registered voters residing in the ward.
According to city clerk Robin Unsworth, there were 737 active voters in Ward 1 as of the March 7 registration deadline. An active voter is one who has participated in the two most recent elections, or who is newly registered, she explained.
That leaves 559 “inactive” voters in Ward 1. Those voters will not receive a ballot in the mail. These voters are still eligible to vote in the April 5 election by picking up a ballot from the city clerk’s office at Glenwood Springs City Hall, 101 W. Eighth St., during regular business hours.
Ward 1 includes the area west of Grand Avenue, from the Colorado River south to 14th Street. It also includes the Red Mountain neighborhood and Midland Avenue from West Glenwood to the 27th Street roundabout.
City council canceled the election for the Wards 3 and 4 and at-large seats, since there was only one candidate for each of those seats. Incumbent Dave Sturges and newcomers Mike Gamba and Todd Leahy will be sworn in along with the Ward 1 winner on April 14.
Completed ballots in the Ward 1 race may be returned via mail or in person to city hall any time before the April 5 election, and up to 7 p.m. on election day.
For more information, contact the city clerk’s office at 384-6403.
A March 12 story on planning for the 2011 Garfield County Fair gave the wrong time and date for the Livestock Round Robin Showmanship exhibition, due to an error in the schedule issued by the county.
The Round Robin is scheduled for Friday afternoon, Aug. 5, an hour and a half after the conclusion of the beef show, according to county officials.
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