Town of Winter Park will consider balanced 2009 budget proposal |

Town of Winter Park will consider balanced 2009 budget proposal

Will Bublitz
Grand County, Colorado

The first draft of Winter Park, Colorado’s, 2009 budget was presented during a brief public hearing at the Town Council’s Monday, Nov. 3 meeting.

Interim Town Manager Drew Nelson told the council members that it was a “balanced budget” based upon “anticipated 2009 revenues that would equal expenditures.”

The council members commended Nelson and Financial Director Shawn Cordsen for their hard work in developing next year’s budget.

The public hearing on the budget was continued until the council’s next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Copies of the 2009 budget are available for public review at the Town Hall and the Fraser Valley Public Library.

Also during Monday’s meeting, the town council approved the second and final reading of an ordinance that would require the recording of a final plat within 180 days after receiving approval by the town. Along with setting a time limit on recording a final plat, the ordinance also gives a developer two years to commence “significant” improvements to a property.

The council members also approved a memorandum of understanding between the town and Headwaters Trail Alliance to allow that organization to groom trails during the winter within the town’s boundaries. The grooming will take place on the Fraser River Trail.