MOUNTAIN VILLAGE – The Mountain Village Town Council presents a public meeting this Thursday, Jan. 20, to discuss the Mountain Village Comprehensive Plan process, the single-use plastic bag ban or fee, and an ordinance regarding contractor licensing and certification requirements.
The meeting agenda may be reviewed on the town’s website, townofmountainvillage.com. Those unable to attend the meeting may view it live on Mountain Village Cable Channel 15, or on the web under the Village News link on the town’s website. Comments may be emailed remotely during the meeting to Nichole Zangara at email@example.com.
Thursday’s meeting takes place at Mountain Village Town Hall starting at 8:30 a.m. The public meeting is scheduled to conclude at 3:40 p.m.
2011 Grant Awards Announced
The Town of Mountain Village, in cooperation with the Telluride Foundation, awarded nine local nonprofit organizations a combined total of $44,500 as part of the town’s 2011 Grant Program. Each grant recipient works to provide the Mountain Village and Telluride region with services that directly support the town’s mission of providing health and human services programs.
Since 2001, Mountain Village has awarded almost $360,000 to a number of regional nonprofit organizations. For 2011, the town received $84,000 in grant requests from 13 nonprofits; last year, 20 nonprofits requested $170,500.
This year’s recipients include: Bright Futures; Midwestern Colorado Mental Health Center; One to One; San Miguel Resource Center; San Miguel Watershed Coalition; Telluride Foundation – OneTelluride; Telluride Medical Center; University Centers of the San Miguel; and the Wright Stuff Community Foundation.
“The Town of Mountain Village values the important contributions made by the nonprofit organizations in our community,” said Town Manager Greg Sparks. “They provide services in a cost-effective manner and are highly supported by volunteers. The Town Council is pleased to have this collaborative relationship with all of these organizations.”
In 2009, the newly formed Mountain Village Prioritization Committee, made up of members of the Mountain Village Town Council and Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA), further defined the scope of grants offered to ensure that applicants were directed to the appropriate entity when requesting funds. The committee determined that organizations seeking funds for economic development activities should apply to TMVOA while organizations seeking funds for health and human services apply to the Town of Mountain Village. The committee reviewed requests to both entities and provided its funding recommendations to the Town Council and TMVOA Board. The Town Council approved the recommendations made by the Mountain Village Prioritization Committee unanimously at its Dec. 8, 2010, meeting.