It might be a surprise to many but there are still a few larger tracts of developable land in Woodland Park. One of these is a 35-acre tract on the hilltop north of Kings Crown Road.At Thursday’s Woodland Park City Council meeting, property owner William F. Brown Jr. requested a preliminary plat to develop 24 homes on a little more than 24 acres with another 12 acres that are too steep to develop set aside as open space.Whether that open space is public or private is still to be determined. Several councilmembers encouraged Brown to make it public.The development, Haven at Paradise, will have two cul-de-sacs, Red Haven Point and Blue Haven Place. The developer will install a water loop between the two cul-de-sacs and a booster pump to increase water flow for fire protection.Engineer Mike Bramlett is getting help from the Colorado State Forest Service on wildfire mitigation. He said he will be trimming trees to control ladder fuels and thinning clumps of mountain mahogany and … [Read more...] about Woodland Park City Council approves 24 new homes in Paradise
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BROOK PARK, Ohio -- Brook Park City Council members approved 1-year contracts for four of the city’s five unions, including police and fire personnel, during their March 19 meeting.“There are no surprises here,” Mayor Mike Gammella told council. “We’ve talked extensively about these contracts in Executive Session.” Union employees across the board will receive a 2.25-percent pay increase. All contracts are in effect from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2019.The remaining Collective Bargaining Agreement, which covers Service Department employees, is anticipated to be approved during a special City Council meeting this week.The CBA for Teamsters Union Local 436, which represents City Hall and Finance Department clerical staff, assistant directors, superintendents, inspectors and various other administrative employees, includes a Memorandum of Understanding. That document notes the addition of the new position of Information and Data Processing/LEADS Certified … [Read more...] about Brook Park City Council approves 1-year union contracts
Tie votes seldom happen at Woodland Park City Council meetings, even when there are only six people voting. But they weren’t seldom enough to keep them from happening twice at Thursday’s council meeting when Councilwoman Carrol Harvey was absent.This was a first council meeting for the city’s new attorney Jason Meyers, and the way ties work in Woodland Park came as a surprise to him.Several years ago, council approved a resolution forcing council to reconsider a tie vote at its next meeting. Meyers said most cities allow ties to be reconsidered immediately after the vote is taken while the item is still on the agenda and council is still in session.After the meeting, Meyers and City Clerk Suzanne Leclercq said that because the rule was set by resolution, changing it would be easy if that is council’s desire.The first item in question was an agreement to pay the Woodland Park RE-2 School District $67,500 in lieu of spending $100,000 to replace 24 parking spaces … [Read more...] about Tie votes delay Woodland Park City Council decisions; Erik V. Dickson memorial gives city $19K for security in Memorial Park
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Art & Design Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByPatricia Leigh Brown Aug. 10, 2018 TULSA, Okla. — The landscape architect Michael Van Valkenburgh is a diviner of places, a city whisperer. Though he had never set foot in Tulsa, he was coaxed to a flat, ho-hum stretch of land overlooking the Arkansas River by the billionaire philanthropist George B. Kaiser, who was bent on building a park. Confronting this hodgepodge site with killer views of an oil tank farm and a power plant, Mr. Van Valkenburgh, who created Brooklyn Bridge Park, Maggie Daley Park in Chicago and other celebrated cityscapes, responded the way he typically does. “A limitation,” he will say about challenging terrain, “is the beginning of a gift.” Seven years later, the Olmsted-style transformation of 66 acres in the central city is now … [Read more...] about Transforming Tulsa, Starting with a Park
Public sector concerts v. private Doherty, a former mayor of Belmar who was appointed to lead the CRDA by fellow Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy, takes a view traditionally espoused by Republicans when discussing the role of public v. private spending on music. "If the private sector is able to step up the way Hard Rock has to attract top-name talent to the city, then a state body like us should move to the side, and allow that to happen, as opposed to trying to compete with that," Doherty said. CRDA gets its funding from surcharges on parking and lodging at the city's hotels and casinos, plus special taxes on food, drinks and entertainment. It spends the money on murals, streetscapes and other capital projects, and on tourism-related events like Beachfest. Beyond the new presence of the Hard Rock, there's at least one other reason for CRDA to reconsider the terms of its relationship with Live Nation. Under the expired contract signed by Doherty's predecessor in the Christie … [Read more...] about Will Atlantic City’s Beachfest concert series go out with the tide?