SNOWMASS VILLAGE --The Snowmass Village Town Council on Jan. 7 appointed new and returning members to fill vacancies on all the town's boards and commissions.
Thirty-three vacancies were created because some members' terms expired and other openings were not filled last year.
• Also during the regular meeting, council members voted unanimously to join the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments, a joint effort of local municipalities in the region that allows them to work together on projects and communicate better. The council also helps the governments garner state and federal grants.
Mayor Bill Boineau said in the past he had not supported joining the council for fiscal reasons. Joining this year will cost the town $6,091.
"It does sound like something I would think we probably should be getting involved in," he said following a presentation by Liz Mullen, interim executive director of the council. He also gave as a reason for joining the fact that the town is one of the few municipalities in the region that are not members.
• Town Council unanimously approved the Pitkin County pre-disaster mitigation plan. Federal law requires jurisdictions to adopt and update such a plan every five years to be eligible for multiple FEMA grant programs.
• The council also approved the location of the town's public notice board in Town Hall and re-appointed Lawson Wills as municipal judge. The judge, who Town Attorney John Dresser said has never received a raise in this position, will be provided a parking pass this year.
• The council scheduled a half-day retreat for 8 a.m. Jan. 30 to review its strategic plan.