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Jan. 12 Breckenridge Town Council preview

Elise Reuter
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TOWN COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS

Jan. 12, 2016, starting at 7:30 p.m., at the Breckenridge Town Hall Auditorium:

— First reading: Establishment of the Breckenridge Liquor and Marijuana Licensing Authority

The first reading of a measure to add dispensaries to the Liquor Licensing Authority's review, forming the Liquor and Marijuana Licensing Authority. The five-member authority will shift the decision-making from the town council.

— Establishment of an intergovernmental agreement with the Board of County Commissioners concerning the Huron Landing workforce housing project

The Huron Landing workforce housing project would create designated workforce housing units on the land near 0143 Huron Road, annexed to the town of Breckenridge at the end of December. The agreement would allow the county and the town to look at ways to prepare for construction.

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"This is a really great example of the town of Breckenridge working with Summit County to help solve the housing challenge right now," Breckenridge Communications Director Kim Dykstra said. "This is dotting the I's and crossing the t's."

— Public hearing on the Peak 7 / Peak 8 Master Plan

Town council will vote on modifications to the Peak 7 and Peak 8 master plan, after hearing more details of the decision. The proposed changes include an increase of residential density at Peak 8 by 18 SFEs (single-family equivalents) and an increase in commercial density of 1.3 SFEs. The agreement was originally developed between the Town of Breckenridge, Vail Summit Resorts, Inc. and Peak 8 Properties, LLC.

WORK SESSION HIGHLIGHTS

Cash Grant reception, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Announcing all of the grants the town is giving to local organizations.

Legislative review 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Discussion of Town Council items listed above

Childcare committee interviews, starting 4:15 p.m.

Eight applicants are seeking one of two openings on Breckenridge's Childcare Advisory Committee, which reviews applications for the town's scholarship programs. Breckenridge offers tuition assistance to help offset the cost of childcare programs.

Welcome Center Study, 4:15 to 5:45 p.m.

The Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, Tourism Office, Creative Arts and the town are meeting to discuss ideas for upgrading the current exhibits at the Welcome Center, as well as looking at other needs at the site. The Heritage Alliance has earmarked $75,000 for exhibit upgrades next year. They will consider forming a study to look at the potential uses of the Welcome Center.

Carbon tax letter 5:15 to 5:45 p.m.

Breckenridge Mayor John Warner was recently approached about the idea of supporting a carbon tax at the federal or state level. Emissions would be taxed in proportion to carbon content.

Joint meeting between Breckenridge Town Council and Breckenridge Ski Resort, 5:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Breckenridge town and ski resort leadership will meet Tuesday night to discuss the lift ticket tax, parking and transportation planning, workforce housing and several other topics of interest. They will also revisit the gondola lot master plan, and discuss Epic Discovery, a planned summer program.

"It's been a number of years. … sitting down at a meeting like this, having open dialogue about some of the issues going on," Dykstra said. "How can we keep our lines of communication open, next steps, how can we go forward together?"