Councilman Bill Infante was the sole dissenter in the 6-1 vote to purchase the Shelton property during the Sept. 22 council meeting. …, Olde Towne Moving Now hiring movers. According to Basalt’s most up-to-date sales tax report, the town’s “retail sales” category has already contributed $1.2 million in sales tax this year, marking a 36.6% increase when compared to 2019’s data. Join our team and learn a new trade. Following months of preparation, members of Basalt city staff unveiled a first draft of the town’s 2021 budget at Tuesday night’s regular council meeting — and although plenty of uncertainty remains, there were quite a few glimmers of hope in the numbers. Mahoney said Monday that the appraisal will be shared when the property closes. There was an error processing your request. Generally sunny. “We’ve actually run a very lean staff over the years. Would you like to receive the daily headlines? “I am not supportive of this purchase.”. Details on the acquisition of the 1.1-acre parcel of land from Shelton Properties LLC will be discussed tonight in an executive session that precedes the Basalt Town Council meeting. Experience and good attitude required. Those may be dropped off at Basalt Town Hall, where reimbursement checks will be cut on a weekly basis. An email has been sent to with a link to confirm list signup. His website says Motio was originally commissioned as a temporary artwork on the Martin Plaza as part of Denver Art Museum’s summer 2016 exhibition. Report a Concern. BPAC Chair Jeff Orsulak said Buzzell intended to take the sculptures down and discard them. Ready for a change? Such a move might require some convincing of council members. In 2021, the town also plans to undertake a handful of capital improvement projects, including enhancements to Arbaney Park’s pool and the new River Park downtown, as well as bolstering streets and facilities projects — according to the draft 2021 budget, the town projects spending $1.7 million on street maintenance over the course of the next five years. Low 36F. According to Town Manager Ryan Mahoney, the town plans to retain all of its 35 full-time employees in 2021, too. A short survey sent to 105 businesses netted 33 responses, according to Town Manager Ryan Mahoney. Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Forms & Permits. “The world has changed. This week, host Alycin Bektesh checks back in with infectious disease expert Dr. Daniel Pastula to find out what we know now about coronavirus that we didn’t know when we called him up as the the COVID-19 outbreak hit in March. Dr. Pastula is an Associate Professor of Neurology Infectious …. Instead, the five separate pieces received an extended stay into this year. “We’re excited to get those vouchers in people’s hands,” said Town Manager Ryan Mahoney. Wanted: A good home for five pieces of sculpture that have been part of Basalt’s first formal public art display for the past three years. The 2021 Basalt budget draft was presented virtually to the town council Tuesday, which, previous to the COVID-19 outbreak, traditionally would have taken place at the Basalt Town Hall. Would you like to receive the daily headlines? “We’re keeping the town fully staffed and we are providing full services,” Basalt Mayor Bill Kane said in an interview prior to Tuesday’s meeting. One piece in the Motio 2.0 exhibit occupies the Basalt River Park.Scott Condon/The Aspen Times, This piece in the Motio 2.0 exhibit in Basalt is located at the intersection of East Two Rivers Road and Highway 82. According to Finance Director Christy Chicoine, the town also estimates bringing between 12% and 14% more in online sales tax collection in 2020 than it did in 2019. They wear many hats and do a great job for us.”. First draft of Basalt 2021 budget presented to Town Council Tuesday night, Matt Bennett/Aspen Daily News Staff Writer, Alycin Bektesh, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer. You’re looking in your crystal ball, but we’re also approaching it in a fashion that we’re using the best information we have at hand.”. Officials are seeking a new home.Scott Condon/The Aspen Times. Visit tosv.com for…, El Jebel CREW *$15.00 HR. There was a problem saving your notification. Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Dr. Pastula is an Associate Professor of Neurology Infectious …. Yes, I am excited about infrastructure. Something came up and he was “waylaid,” Mahoney said. That’s the point of art, he continued, to spur emotion and “conjure up conversation.”. He thinks combining the five pieces into one would be thought-provoking. Council and city staff will continue to finalize the 2021 budget in the coming weeks before formally adopting it on a second reading, likely in early December. The property abuts Umbrella Roofing, Willits Bend and Aspen Skiing Co.’s tiny homes project. If the Shelton property acquisition moves forward, the town will have allocated $1.8 million “on sheltering equipment,” Stevens said. The project was scrapped because the price was too steep to have Buzzell tear apart the aluminum grid sculptures and reassemble them as one, according to Basalt Town Manager Ryan Mahoney. “In my opinion, it is not unusual for a municipality to purchase property without the benefit of a real estate broker. ** Free Meals Free Uniforms Flexible…, Bread Baker Bear Den Aspen , is looking for a passionate and talented Bread Baker.â Previous experience required, experience with…, The Ritz-Carlton, Aspen Highlands, 75 Prospector Road, Aspen, CO 81611 we are seeking ladies and gentlemen to join our unrivaled…, Timberline Condominiums in Snowmass Village is looking for full time winter season Front Desk, Bellman, and Maintenance positions. In 2020, the town of Basalt did implement a brief hiring freeze but was not forced to furlough or lay off any of its full-time employees as a result of the pandemic.