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Small Lodge Preservation Program Extension

City Council will consider Ordinance 1, Series 2019 on February 11th to extend the Small Lodge Preservation Program (SLPP) for five more years.  Public comment on the proposed program extension will be taken at this second reading hearing.  City Council created the SLPP in 2015 to achieve complimentary Council and community goals: preserve the existing in-town lodge bed base, ensure a diversity of in-town lodging types, sizes and price points, and prevent the further loss of historic small lodges to redevelopment.  The program is popular with lodge operators and has been successful thus far in supporting Council’s policy goals.
Council directed staff in October of 2018 to extend the program for five year past the original 2020 sunset date.  The program uses several incentives available only to qualifying lodges enrolled in the program.  Council cited as reasons for the extension the success of the program, its relatively low cost, and the effectiveness of the energy efficiency program (in partnership with CORE) at achieving greenhouse gas emissions reductions.  The proposed extension would maintain the current program components and annual financial obligation through 2025.
Please direct comments or questions to:
Phillip Supino, Principal Long-Range Planner; 429-2767;

Utilities Department Update

The City of Aspen Utilities Department has published a draft version of the City’s 2019 Water Distribution System Standards. Click here for copies of this draft document.
The Utilities Department is soliciting stakeholder comments for the revision of these standards. Questions or comments regarding the City of Aspen’s 2019 Water Distribution System Standards can be submitted via email to Ryan Loebach at Questions and comments should be as specific as possible when referring to the standards by referencing page numbers, section numbers, etc. within the document.
Stakeholder questions/comments will receive a public response posted here. This database shall be updated as often as comments are received. 
Deadline for Question/Comment Submittal: March 15. 2019.
Final Water Distribution System Standards, incorporating appropriate stakeholder comments, will be published April 1, 2019.
Please click here to check the City’s Water Distribution System Standards website for updates.

2019 Water Tap Fees Increase

As of January 1, 2019, Utility Investment Fees (tap fees) have increased per ECU in each of the 7 Billing Service Areas as noted. Please reach out to Steve Wilson @ 429-1974 with questions about this increase. 

Water tap fees
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