High Country Conservation Center Annual Report
High Country Conservation Center (HC3) shared the results from their 2019 Climate & Energy Program. The report can be found in the council packet on page 4. HC3 programs align Town Council’s Strategic Plan sustainability goals. Some highlights that Town Council was excited about include: Solarize Summit had 19 Frisco residents sign up for the program. HC3 and the Town of Frisco plan to continue the Solarize program into next spring/summer. This program offers rebates to residents who install solar on their rooftops. The Resource Wise Program which encourages businesses to support community sustainability by reducing their carbon emissions, energy use, and waste had 5 Frisco businesses join (Chiropractic Health & Acupuncture, Deeper Green Consulting, Epic Mountain Gear, First Bank, HighSide Brewing), HC3’s Energy Smart Colorado program which makes it easy for Frisco residents to understand how their homes use energy. The program provides energy assessments and coaching while offering rebates for energy retrofit projects. This program saw 23 assessments in 2019 and is available to Frisco residents on an ongoing basis. Energy assessments start at $99 and help homeowners make their homes more comfortable and save money.
HC3 also provided an update on new recycling and composting programs. Milk cartons are now recyclable at the Frisco and Breckenridge recycling centers. HC3 has also launched a free food scrap recycling program, which allows residents to take their food scraps to the Frisco recycling center to be turned into compost. HC3 is also providing free food scrap buckets for enrollees in the program.
Mountain Towns 2030 Conference
The Town Council discussed the MT2030 conference to be held in Summit County next fall (save the date: last week of September 2020). Council Member Sherburne and Mayor Pro-Tem Mortensen were appointed serve on the committee.
Council Approves Resolution Supporting School District Tax Issue Regarding Taxpayer Use of Kindergarten Funds
The Town Council supported a resolution supporting the Summit School District’s ballot measure for the upcoming November 5, 2019 election authorizing the school district to continue collecting their current Mill Levy Override.
Council Approves 2020 Budget
The Town Council unanimously approved the second reading of the ordinances authorizing the 2020 budget.
Temporary Uses and Structures on Town Owned Land
Council approved the first reading of an ordinance that amends the Frisco Unified Development Code (UDC) to exempt certain temporary uses and structures from the requirements of the UDC. The temporary uses and structures proposed to be exempt include: expansion and replacement facilities at the Peninsula Recreation Area (PRA) and the Marina, relocated historic buildings owned by the Town of Frisco, and temporary uses and structures associated with community special events.
Ordinance to Prohibit the Sale of a Dog or Cat from a Pet Shop
During a work session in September Council was asked to consider enacting an ordinance that would prohibit the sale of dogs and cats produced in inhumane breeding facilities. The ordinance prohibits any business from offering for sale dogs and cats from an inhumane breeding facility.
Please note that these are not official minutes of the meeting; visit the Town’s website for the official minutes of all meetings.
The next regularly scheduled Town Council the next meeting is November 12, 2019; the agenda can be found at Friscogov.com. The public is always encouraged to attend both the work session and the regular meeting at 7 pm.