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ANNUAL REPORT 20171steamboatsprings.net/annualreport 2017 ANNUAL REPORT


The new corner of 12th and Yampa Streets afterenhancements were completed over the summer and fall as part of the downtown improvement project.


From the City ManagerDear Steamboat Springs Resident: served on council, saw the reelection of Lisel Petis, Kathi Meyer and Scott Ford, and selected a new President and Pro-Tem.I couldn’t be happier entering my third year as City Manager (includingboth interim and permanent status). The Yampa Valley is a special As the year end neared, Ski Free Sundays made first tracks, interna-place and my family has established roots with the purchase of our tional ski racing returned with the Continental Cup, Steamboatnew home, an important criterion for council and the community. AsI look back, the past year is highlighted by Springs Transit surpassed the million-ridermany accomplishments for all of us. milestone, a Master Plan is defining the future vision of our Parks, and the community’sOver the summer, Yampa and Oak Streets attention remains focused on Howelsen Hill.emerged as distinctive sections of downtownto be enjoyed for generations. The city part- As we can clearly see, the city is facing sig-nered with CDOT on US40/Elk River Road nificant questions in the coming year. Yourimprovements, and the “train is moving” on input, especially early in the process, is vitalthe first phase of a new Emerald Park Access in shaping the future. I urge you to make yourand Railroad Crossing. thoughts known on what matters most to you and our direction forward.Additionally, 18 miles of trails on Buffalo Passbecame a reality, endowment funds gained From a talented team of dedicated and pas-traction for Trails & Public Art, the community sionate city employees to a community thatsurvey tallied residents’ sentiments, a second overflows with friendliness and compassion,ice sheet solidified, four parks experimented Steamboat Springs is truly authentic, becausewith off-leash dog areas, Haymaker and of the commitment each one of us shares inBotanic Park celebrated 20th anniversaries, caring for our neighbors and making it a betternew police patrol vehicles were unveiled, and place. I’m glad to be a part of it.the Combined Law Enforcement Facilitymoved toward groundbreaking. Thank you for a fantastic 2017, and here’s to a successful year ahead!City council saw changes in February with the departure of TonyConnell. After nearly a decade of service, Walter Magill’s run on Respectfully,council came to an end due to term limits. Steamboat Springs is afar better place due to the dedication and service of both Tony Gary Suiter, City Managerand Walter.In November, the city welcomed back Sonja Macys, who previouslyCover Photo: © Larry Pierce 32 0 17 ANNUAL REPORT


Celebrating ServiceThe following individuals celebrated service milestones during 2017.20 Years 15 Years 10 Years Joe Oakland, Fire Anja Tribble, City ManagerWinnie DelliQuadri, City Manager & IGS Michael Arce, Fire Maria Bidgood, Parks & Community Services Levi Wisecup, FleetLynn Donaldson, Legal Andrew Fox, Transit Wendy Clark, Finance Mark Wooler, TransitJonathan Flint, Transit Matt Mathisen, Fire John Green, Parks & Community ServicesWill Rogers, Airport Brian Shively, Fire Sabrina James, City ClerkMel Stewart, FireForest Yeager, Police2017 Community SurveyA survey was carried out in the spring of 2017, which collected data from 2,500 households on various aspects of the community, city services,government performance and other key items. The 2017 survey, along with the results from 2015, can be found at steamboatsprings.net/survey.Quality of City Services City Performance Funding Priorities Funding Options4 CITY OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS


© Getchen Sehler Community Initiatives: Accommodation Tax ProjectsIn 2013, voters approved the 2A Accommodations Tax, which directs and signs for the Emerald Mountain trail network, improvements toaccommodations tax funds to these areas through 2023. Robbie’s Cut on Howelsen and planning for the Fish Creek Trail Underpass under Highway 40.2A Trails: In 2017, the 2A Trails Initiative provided funding to the USForest Service, enabling construction of approximately 20 miles of 2A Marketing: The 2A ballot measure directs $30,000 annually totrail on Buffalo Pass, including Panorama, Flash of Gold, Grouse, BTR, marketing of 2A improvements. In 2017, marketing was conductedand Fiddlehead, with work completed through USFS partnerships by Bike Town, U.S.A.® through SteamboatBikeTown.com, digital, printwith Routt County Riders, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, and and social media advertising, bicycling tourism trade shows andVolunteers for Outdoor Colorado. The 2A Initiative also funded the conferences, and developing and distributing the SteamboatUSFS’s preliminary planning for the Mad Rabbit Area, which looks Springs Bike Guide.at new trails stretching from Mad Creek to Rabbit Ears Pass, withthe goal of having trails available for funding in 2019. 2A funds also Reserve Fund: Fourteen projects submitted proposals to utilizeresulted in planning for the Spring Creek alternate trail, new kiosks dollars from the Accommodation Tax Reserve. Each project was reviewed and evaluated against the 1986 ballot criteria. The following projects were selected to receive funding in 2017.Craig-Scheckman Youth Sport Arena (Multi-Sports Facility at Old Town Hot Springs Expansion and Renovation 5Howelsen) 2017 ANNUAL REPORT


Financial DashboardWhat are the sources of revenue? Sales tax is a crucial componentof the city’s funding structure with 42% of revenue in 2017 comingfrom this single revenue source. The city does not have a propertytax for municipal purposes, therefore charges for services and inter-governmental grant revenues are also important funding sourcesand relied upon heavily to provide city infrastructure, equipment,and services. In 2017, the city issued $6M of debt in order to financea multi-year downtown improvement project. Parks & Community Services department, as well as other essential services such as police services, public works, and transit. In 2017, the city had 55 capital projects in progress which accounted for 33% of the expenditure budget. Some of these capital projects included downtown improvement projects, police station, US40/ Elk River Road, stormwater treatment devices, master planning, Rehder building, broadband, bus shelters, Core Trail and Yampa River bank stabilization.How is the money spent? The City of Steamboat Springs provides With anticipated service and cost increases, a long-term fiscalmany services and amenities to residents and visitors. These include sustainability plan, which includes revenue diversification, remainsa multi-use trail system funded with accommodations tax, a at the forefront and is the highest priority goal for City Council andmunicipally owned airport, a professional fire department, a robust staff in 2018. ~ Jason Lacy, City Council President6 CITY OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS


Department HighlightsThe following outlines individual city department highlights that A community open house at the Mountain Fire Station celebratedwork toward goals established by city council. While these goals 120 years of service to the community.vary in scope and scale, all of the efforts have the desire to make thecity and its departments fiscally sustainable, transparent, open andavailable to residents..CITY CLERKThe office of the city clerk provides city information to the communitythrough posting meeting agendas, packets and minutes for theSteamboat Springs City Council, Steamboat Springs Liquor LicensingAuthority and Steamboat Springs RedevelopmentAuthority. Informationis online and available upon request through the Colorado OpenRecords Act. In 2017, there were 112 open records requests, 106liquor licenses, 50 permitted events and 40 city council meetings.FIRE RESCUESteamboat Springs Fire Rescue (SSFR) serves the city and surround-ing Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District, a 387 squaremile area with an estimated base population of 20,000 peoplewith upwards of 35,000 people including visitors. SSFR is the onlyparamedic level service in Routt County and provides paramediclevel services when requested by other agencies in the countythrough mutual aid agreements. • During 2017, SSFR responded to 2,300 calls for service; a 2.3% increase over 2016 calls (2,247). • In celebration of SSFR’s 120th anniversary of service to the community, the city hosted a community open house at the Mountain Fire Station in September. • SSFR provided eleven CPR/Basic Life Support classes to groups including law enforcement, city employees as well as school staff and students as part of its community outreach goals. 72 0 17 ANNUAL REPORT


© Steamboat Art MuseumSSFR’s brush truck works the early stages of the Deep Creek wildfire. The Rehder building underwent an extensive remodel which redesigned the space for the Steamboat Art Museum’s new home. • 32 education events took place over the year, ranging from public education at schools and fire extinguisher training for Procurement & Contracting Division: This division provides a lodging/hotel staff to an annual dinner for children that are centralized source for procurement of goods and services and burn survivors. contracting with vendors. In 2017, the division issued 44 invitations for bids and requests for proposals and processed 136 contracts, • July 4th fireworks were canceled due to dry conditions. During 16 grant agreements and 167 purchase orders. this same period, department personnel assisted with fighting a wildfire burning in Routt County. Risk Management: Risk Management continually provides for the safety of city employees and the public by analyzing the risks andGENERAL SERVICES exposures for city services, programs and special events, conduct- ing audits on public facilities and programs, coordinating insuranceFacilities: The Facilities division maintains the city’s 132 facilities and coverages and programs, and promoting safety consciousness andstructures as well as managing several capital projects each year. In loss prevention. In 2017, the City increased their ADA presence by2017 this division replaced the Ice Arena roof with a cold roof to establishing an ADA compliance webpage and identifying an ADAprevent ice damming, installed new boilers at Howelsen Hill with coordinator to address ADA compliance.energy efficient units and oversaw the remodel at the Rehderbuilding renovating the back of the building into a museum. Air quality Information Systems (IT): IT conducts major upgrades and carriesremained a major priority seeing the installation and replacement of out critical and day to day technological operations needed to keepair quality monitoring sensors and equipment in the Transit and the city’s storage of information safe and secure and the technicalPublic Works buildings. Over 900 work orders were completed in operations and equipment running seamlessly. In 2017, IT handledthe various facilities. 2,109 tech help tickets, ran fiber optic cable between the Transit8 CITY OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS


Program Length Filled Avg. Kids Per Day/Sessionbuilding and the Public Works shop and to the After Action 172 days 7504 43.6Mountain Fire Station; completed the NCB fiber School Days Off 26 days 1224 47.0project; and installed a new phone system, and ASSET Club (36 camps) 136 days 4268 32.3new boundary security system. ASSET Week-Long Camps (1st-8th grade) 41 days 381 Kids” Night Out 11 days 9.3 171 15.5Geospatial Information Systems (GIS): In 2017, Middle School Asset Club (12 camps) 84 days 556 6.7 94.2%the division hired a new GIS Analyst providing high Senior Trips 8 trips 47 5.9 87.4%level GIS expertise and enhanced customer Thrill Seekers Summer Camp (kindergarten) 14.1 15 max 93.9%service. The division migrated to a new GIS Server Adventure Summer Camp (1st grade) 44 sessions 622 29.7 34 max 94.6%which allowed for performance enhancements, Explorers Summer Camp (2nd-3rd grade) 44 sessions 1307 31.8 34 max 78.0%versioned editing to assist departmental data Mountaineers Summer Camp (4th-6th grade) 43 sessions 1369 16.7 18 maxmaintenance, and the latest software updates. Mini-Sprouts Summer Camp (ages 3-5) 36 sessions 602 11.7 15 max 13 sessions 153The new interactive map, developed in-house, is water saving landscaping at the Tennis Center and Apres Ski Wayvery responsive, user friendly and contains enhanced search and roundabout and elements within the Yampa Street Improvements. Inmapping tools. Additional online maps now display and manage the addition, nearly $75,000 in revenue was generated from sportsconduit/fiber network, city-owned property and department tournaments, programs and river operations. Trail crews completedspecific data. GIS completed data and spatial analysis relative to the significant work on the Core, Walton Creek, Spring Creek, Orton andSTARS Initiative and currently is establishing baselines for future Mile Run trails. Howelsen Park hosted 17 on-snow SSWSC events (28analysis. In collaboration with the USPS, addressing issues within days) at the ski area and 21 PRCA Rodeo events at Romick Arena.city limits continue to be rectified and a new processes assuresagencies and delivery services are aware of updates. Recreation: Adult programs remain competitive with record numbers of teams in winter indoor soccer league. It was a strong inauguralINTERGOVERNMENTAL SERVICES year for coed flag football, and more than 200 individuals playedThe Intergovernmental Services Division wrote 28 grants in 2017, in the hockey league. On the Youth, Teen and Senior side, manywhich brought in a little over $1.8 million for identified city projects. programs enjoyed near capacity and some experienced their lastIn addition, the division coordinated the 2017 Community Survey, 2A run including Igloo programming and Pee Wee Adventures. SOSTrails Initiative, City 101, as well as worked with stakeholders to revise Outreach offered 80 low-income and at-risk youth the chance tothe Public Art Policy and provided the Accommodations Tax Reserve ski/ride free for five weekends.Committee staffing support. Special Events/Marketing: The Steamboat Pentathlon and TownPARKS & COMMUNITY SERVICES Challenge MTB Series raced off to increases in participants and sponsorships. With the cancellation of the July 4th Fireworks show,Parks, Open Space & Trails: Over $500,000 in enhancements high- volunteer hours saw a corresponding decrease with 709 hourslighted the year including the resurfacing of Tennis Center’s clay compared to 964 in 2016.courts, new Howelsen Beach park shelter, Stockbridge River Access& Bank Stabilization, Toots and A Wave river features, Emerald Howelsen Ice Arena: The business enterprise division enhancedMountain Hazard Tree Mitigation, two pedestrian bridge renovations, Ice Arena operations and set a new revenue record for bumper car 92 0 17 ANNUAL REPORT


Howelsen Ice Arena launched a new fleet of bumper cars in July, Yampa Street lights up after improvements installed new street and overhead festival lighting.operations, surpassing $100,000. Adult hockey participation, includ- processes and definitions, as well as completely revising theing a new multi-week program, saw increases across the boards. format of the code. Ongoing review and update of policy issues willOverall financials continue to trend up, including a substantial increase continue to be a priority in 2018. Zucker Systems was engaged toin adult league revenues, and savings from a new refrigeration and review the City’s Development Review Process. Their report andutility scheduling initiative, which relied on consistent, year-round 1.5- recommendations were received in November and Planning willinch ice depth. Youth learn-to-skate programs were sharpened take on a key role in leading suggested improvements.seeing immediate results in Intro to Hockey and Figure Skating. Planning will kick off a new Downtown Area Plan early in 2018. This isHaymaker Golf Course: Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Haymaker intended to be the first of several much needed long-range planningenjoyed one of its longer seasons of play. New features swung into use initiatives for key areas within the community. Public engagementacross the course with a new cart fleet, upgraded irrigation controllers and input is key to successful planning and policy review. There will(phase I), new restrooms and the installation of new tee boxes. be numerous opportunities for public engagement, in person and on-line, throughout 2018.PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT POLICE SERVICESThe past year saw development permit activity fairly consistent with2016 levels. However, several projects were of a larger scale, in Twenty-six sworn police officers and 11 support personnel provideterms of acreage, number of units and valuation, than seen since around the clock public safety services. In 2017, there were:before the recession. The number of variances fell slightly. • 12,560 calls for service, all of which required the attention of aThe update and reorganization of the Community Development police, community service or animal control officer.Code was completed in November. This project clarified language,10 CITY OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS


© Larry PierceCoffee with Cops returned for a second year with community The Wild West Air Fest soared into Steamboat and provided anevents at McDonald’s and Mountain Brew. interactive day for guests with displays and demonstrations.• 3,359 traffic and parking citations and 826 written warnings. • Community service officers (CSO) and river rangers worked 156 Traffic enforcement is a mixture of education, awareness and events and a total of 2,080 hours, including weekend rodeos, enforcement, all in an effort to proactively improve the safety free concerts and events. In addition, CSO and parking and code of citizens. compliance officers handled several functions including VIN checks, refuse storage requirements, lost and found property,• 184 Records Checks, 684 Report Copies, 115 Liquor License vehicle complaints, and parking and private tows. Checks and 3 Marijuana License Clearances were requested by the public and released, all of which require the service PUBLIC WORKS attention and processing of the Records Division. The Records Division are the first employees to greet citizens seeking Airport: Steamboat Springs Airport/Bob Adams Field again saw an police assistance and provide access to critical information for increased number of General Aviation and Military operations this investigators, administrators, officers, and the public. year with 8,222 take offs and landings recorded in 2017, an increase of nearly 1,000 operations. The Fixed Base Operator (FBO) provided• The property and evidence unit is responsible for the secure aircraft services and sold 105,219 gallons of Aviation Gasoline and cataloging, packaging and storage of items submitted as Jet Fuel to transient and based pilots during the year. Three fire-fight- found property, recovered property and evidence submitted ing helicopters staged from the Airport in August and September, by officers for criminal cases, as well as return of property to protecting the community from the Big Red and Deep Creek fires. rightful owners and disposal of property per court orders. In The Airport hosted the annual Wild West Air Fest over Labor Day 2017, there were 7,534 transfers of physical evidence which weekend, providing an air show and aircraft static displays for avia- included 1,231 items collected. 790 items were returned to tion enthusiasts. The Colorado Department of Wildlife conducted owners and 109 items were auctioned. moose tagging operations from the Airport prior to the Steamboat 112017 ANNUAL REPORT


Emerald Park Access and Railroad Crossing finishes Phase I of the A City 101 participant maneuvers one of the city’s sand trucksproject on time, ahead of the coming winter season. through the obstacle course.Ski Resort opening day. The airport was also frequented by Black put in motion a robust temperature monitoring program with testingHawk crews from Fort Carson, CO as they performed mountain probes installed at a number of river locations through town. In addition,training flights in the area. permanent stormwater quality treatment devices were added to four culvert pipe outfalls along the Yampa River along with consolidationEngineering: The engineering division completed a second year of of two former outfalls. This effort led to a reduction of six outfalls thatsignificant capital projects, highlighted by Yampa and Oak Streets, drained 27.8 acres directly to the Yampa River without treatment.Emerald Park Access (Phase I), and collaboration with the ColoradoDepartment of Transportation on the Elk River/US40 intersection. Each Fleet: The Fleet Division serves 20 different divisions in the city,of these projects have been years in the making and involved coordina- accounting for over 175 vehicles and equipment with a staff of 4tion with stakeholders, regulators and partners at the local, state, and employees (3 technicians and 1 superintendent). In 2017, 3,500 servicesfederal levels. This past year, $1.6M in grant awards were secured and repairs were completed; up 300 from the previous year. Thefor future projects such as Walton Creek/Chinook Lane transit division dispensed 72,000 gallons of gasoline and diesel, down fromimprovements, Community Center sidewalks along US40 and instal- 84,000 gallons in 2016. The city fleet traveled over a half millionlation of a stormwater quality device near the 12th St. and Lincoln miles, similar to 2016. This past year, two new black and white policeAve. intersection. 171 development applications were reviewed and cars, one plow truck, a trails crew vehicle and a new CSO truck werestaff inspected and accepted infrastructure into the public system purchased. The Fleet Division facilitated the donation of six usedfor Stone Lane, Captain Jack Drive, Thornburg extension in the new city cars and trucks to hurricane-ravaged Port Aransas, Texas.Pahwintah subdivision, and first phase of Sunlight subdivision streets,all totaling an additional 2.9 lane miles of streets and infrastructure. Streets: In 2017, streets hauled 51,192 yards of snow (2,844 truckloads), distributed over 1,456 tons of scoria for traction andThe Healthy Yampa River program took steps to maintain compliance spent nearly 2,334 hours sweeping up 2,823 tons of material whichwith the municipal separate stormsewer system (MS4) permit. Staff improved air quality and kept pollutants out of the Yampa River. In12 CITY OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS


Parks and Community Services staff conduct work days on local trails to help maintain and improve the trails across the city.132017 ANNUAL REPORT


New black and white patrol vehicles were unveiled by Steamboat The city donated six vehicles to the City of Port Aransas, Texas in responseSprings Police. to Hurricane Harvey. Fleet superintendent, Jason Weber, stands next to the carrier before it started the more than 1,200 mile journey south.addition, 800 feet of storm sewer pipes were replaced across the 155 lane miles of streets, 6 miles of alleys, 105 cul-de-sacs and 39city. The streets division, comprised of 15 full-time employees and parking lots. In addition, the department maintains all street signage,5 winter seasonal staff, is responsible for maintaining approximately three traffic signals and storm drainage including bridges, culverts, ditches and catch basin inlets. Transit: For the eleventh consecutive year, the transit division (SST) carried more than 1 million passengers, with 1,167,456 total passengers in 2017. Paratransit service experienced a 4% increase, and the regional bus, which travels between Craig and Steamboat Springs, carried 30,900 passengers during the year. Wastewater Treatment Plant: In 2017, the SSWWTP treated 953 million gallons of wastewater (approximately 7% less than 2016, mostly due to less precipitation and therefore less I&I), and produced 395 dry tons of biosolids (2% less than 2016). A monthly peak influent loading of 6,839 pounds BOD occurred in January and represents 71% of plant capacity. This maximum monthly loading is basically unchanged from 2016 (CDPHE requires initiation of expansion design at 80% capacity and construction to commence at 95% capacity). There were no violations of the 2017 CDPHE Discharge Permit in 2017.14 CITY OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS


Construction of a new lift station neared 90% completion in 2017. A look into the pump room of the new lift station, set to come online inThe new station replaces the old one which served the plant for early 2018.nearly 35 years.The CDPHE Discharge Permit was renewed in 2017 (effective Jan. 1, used during summer and 840,000 gallons during winter. This past2017) requiring considerably more effluent testing for metals and year didn’t see the same amount of sewer replacement (170 linearseveral chemical compounds (~500 annual tests in new permit feet) as in 2016 due to fund reallocations. Water crews respondedcompared to around 25 previously) and additional dollars ($35,000 and repaired six water main breaks within the city district.in 2017 compared to $15,000 in 2016). Additionally, the 2017 Permitrequires quarterly WET (Whole Effluent Toxicity) testing versus Four water court applications were filed in 2017, including making twoannual testing (each test costs $4,000). The 2017 CDPHE permit conditional use permits absolute for Vanderblomen and Wilsonincludes compliance schedules for analysis of the ability to meet Ponds at Haymaker Golf Course, one for change in point of diversionmore stringent effluent metals and effluent ammonia limits. to support lake levels in Casey’s Pond, and one to sustainably provideConstruction is required to be completed by mid-year 2021 if analysis irrigation for Ski Town Park. For the second time, the city called uponindicates the need for additional treatment. Construction of a its 552 acre-feet pool in Stagecoach Reservoir to improve flows andreplacement for the existing lift station (roughly 35 years old) is at water quality in the Yampa River along with partners, Colorado Water90% completion as of the end of 2017, with startup expected towards Trust and Upper Water Conservancy District.the end of January 2018. Design of an additional digester, required tofully utilize the existing capacity, is 60% complete, with bids and The Yampa River Health & Streamflow Management Plan kicked offconstruction expected in 2018. in 2017 as scheduled, with the project expected to be finalized in May 2018. The plan will shape long-term and sustainable solutionsWater & Sewer: The past year, 414 million gallons of water was to drought and stream flow impacts. After negotiations with theconsumed by the City of Steamboat Springs Water District, down 8% Colorado River District and Colorado Division of Water Resources,from 2016. This equates to an average per day of 1.9 million gallons two real-time stream temperature gauges were installed to existing streamflow gauge sites on the Yampa River. ■ 152017 ANNUAL REPORT


2017 Steamboat Springs City Council BOARDS & COMMISSIONS Be Engaged In Your Community, Appointed by City Council Serve on a Board, Committee or Commission Parks & Recreation Transportation Golf Management Committee Yampa Valley Airport Commission Ice Rink Advisory Committee Parks & Recreation Commission Community DevelopmentKathi Meyer, At-Large; Scott Ford, District II; Economic Development Board of AdjustmentTony Connell*, District I; Heather Sloop, District III; Local Marketing District Historic Preservation CommissionWalter Magill, President, District III; Jason Lacy, Accommodations Tax Steering Committee Planning CommissionPro-Tem, District II; Robin Crossan, District I Accommodations Tax Reserve Steering Committee Urban Redevelopment Authority Advisory* Lisel Petis replaced Tony Connell in Feb. 2017. Accommodations Tax Trails Steering Committee Committee Yampa Valley Housing Authority Accommodations Tax Yampa Street Steering CommitteeJason Lacy, Pro-Tem Kathi Meyer Lisel Petis Robin Crossan Sonja Macys Heather Sloop Scott Ford District II At Large District I District I District III District III District II jlacy@ kmeyer@ lpetis@ rcrossan@ smacys@ hsloop@ sford@steamboatsprings.net steamboatsprings.net steamboatsprings.net steamboatsprings.net steamboatsprings.net steamboatsprings.net steamboatsprings.netVISION STATEMENT MISSION STATEMENT VALUESTo preserve our past while assuring We plan, partner, and provide for superior Friendliness • Integrity • Respectan economically, culturally and services and a safe environment in our Stewardship • Teamworkenvironmentally sustainable future. thriving authentic community.16 CITY OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS


TOP: International competition returned to historic Howelsen Hill as the ski area hosted 13 countries © Upper Yampa Water Conservancy Districtduring the Continental Cup. MIDDLE: New 8th Street Parking lot design brought additional parkingspaces and new alignment over the summer. BOTTOM: Water released from Stagecoach Reservoirhelped improve flows and quality during a summer which saw water restrictions and low levels.2018 CITY COUNCIL GOALSHighest Priority Goal1. Develop a long-term fiscal sustainability plan for the City, which incorporates revenue diversification, cost recovery, asset performance for facilities, and community educa- tion and outreach. a. All Things Emergency ServicesAdditional Goals (non-prioritized)2. Community Engagement: Develop and implement a community engagement plan which emphasizes key messages through multiple channels to the community and encourages participation in the public process in advance of council decisions.3. Define city policies and processes to facilitate viable options for diverse community housing opportunities.4. Howelsen Hill – a. Work with all public stakeholders to develop a community vision, strategic plan, master plan, long term sustainable financial plan and long term maintenance plan for Nordic, jumping, alpine and summer usage. b. Work with SSWSC to clarify the Joint Use Agreement for Howelsen Hill in the context of the community vision and strategic plan for the ski area.5. Downtown a. Downtown Master Plan: Community discussion and master plan for character of downtown area. (Including land uses, density, height, parking standards, etc.) b. Define parking problem and investigate solutions for parking in the downtown area.6. Long Term Water Planning: Identify and implement strategies to promote water supply resiliency: prepare for growth, plan for drought & wildfire, plan for a Colorado River Compact Call, plan for water conservation, develop redundant water supplies.Monitor7. Combined Law Enforcement Facility (CLEF) – shovel ready to ribbon cutting8. Downtown Improvement Project – complete project 172017 ANNUAL REPORT


Community EngagementAn engaged community is a healthy community. Active participation by residents whether making their views known early during the publicprocess or serving on council, a commission or board, leads to dialogue and discussion that shapes the process of making the City ofSteamboat Springs a better place. The city provides educational opportunities for residents to discover how to engage, learn about localgovernment and participate to a greater degree through council, a board or commission.WEBSITES: 24/7 COMMENT TO COUNCIL CITY 101Steamboatsprings.net Send an email or comment form to the entire city Ever wondered what it’s like to pilot a snow plowCommunity’s source for news, council, city manager, city attorney and city clerk. or SST bus? Plan for future growth? Or go into ainformation and questions smoke filled building completely in the dark?on city programs, services, • Email, citycouncil@steamboatsprings.netdocuments, departments • Website, .steamboatsprings.net/comment This annual program offers in-depth insights intoand operations. city operations, straight from the individuals PUBLIC COMMENT – REGULAR Meetings responsible for them day-in and day-out. steam-EngageSteamboat.net boatsprings.net/city101Engage Steamboat is spurring • Public Comment for items not on the agenda-community conversation. This typically occurs around 7 PM. CITIZENS’ POLICE ACADEMYis your place to get involved,share ideas, evaluate priorities, • When recognized by president during Public The annual academy is designed to enhance theand empower Steamboat Comment community’s knowledge about local law enforce-Springs to reach new heights – Come to podium ment, their duties and responsibilities as wellas a city. Spring into action! – Identify yourself by name & address as its public safety programs and services. The – All comments should not exceed 3 minutes 10-week interactive curriculum covers topics associated with the police department and general law enforcement. steamboatsprings.net/ policeacademyWATCH & LISTEN RELAXED SETTING SOCIAL • Coffee with Council – 2nd Friday of month CityofSteamboat CityofSteamboat CityofSteamboat • Farmer’s Market – Saturday (June-Sept) CityofSteamboat18 CITY OF STEAMBOAT SPRINGS


Five Blackhawk UH-60M helicopters from Ft. Carson, Colorado, refueled at theSteamboat Springs Airport (KSBS) during a training mission.By the NumbersAIRPORT 2017 2016 PLANNING 2017 2016 STREETS 2017 2016Take Off/Landings 8,222 7,268 Snow Removed (yards) 51,192 65,000CITY CLERK 2017 2016 Development Plans 21 25 Scoria Applied (tons) 1,456 2,700Open Records 112 242 Sweeping (hours) 2,334 1,850ENGINEERING 2017 2016 Final Development Plans 18 23 Material Cleaned (tons) 2,823 1,044Capital Improvements $6.9M $7.7M TRANSIT 2017 2016FLEET 2017 2016 POLICE SERVICES 2017 2016 Total Passengers 1,167,456 1,154,762Repairs & Service 3,500 3,200 Regional 30,900 29,465Gas & Diesel (gallons) 72,000 84,000 Calls for Service 12,560 14,512 Paratransit 1,991 1,916FIRE SERVICES 2017 2016 WASTEWATER 2017 2016Calls for Service 2,300 2,247 Traffic Citations 3,359 2,950 H2O Treated (gallons) 953M 1.030BIGS 2017 2016 Biosolids (dry tons) 395 403Grant Dollars $1.8M $3.0M Traffic Warnings 826 1,672 Annual Permit Tests 500 25PARKS 2017 2016 WATER & SEWER 2017 2016Olympian Hall Permits 164 168 Records Checks 184 280 Consumed H2O (gallons) 414M 450MFireplace Room Permits 28 18 Avg. daily summer use 1.9M 2.1MHoweslen Beach Permits 40 31 Records Copies 684 244 Avg. daily winter use 840,000 800,000Rodeo 8 7Event Permits (Marketing) 31 27 Liquor License Checks 115 98 Physical Evidence Transfers 7,534 7,084 Items Collected 1,231 1,365 CSO Events 156 118 CSO Time (hours) 2,080 2,333 PROCUREMENT 2017 2016 Invitations to Bid 44 42 Contracts Processed 136 131 Grant Agreements 16 23 Purchase Orders 167 185 192017 ANNUAL REPORT


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