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Snowmass OKs 2013 budget

Staff report
The Aspen Times
Aspen CO Colorado

SNOWMASS VILLAGE – The Snowmass Village Town Council on Monday passed a resolution adopting the 2013 fiscal budget.

The council met on Sept. 25 to discuss the budget prepared by the town’s Finance Department. The officials requested to make certain changes to that budget, primarily to assume that sales tax revenue would increase by 4 percent rather than 3 percent.

The body also approved on first reading an ordinance amending the 2012 budget, which would add one-time expenditures such as consulting fees for the entryway and capital-replacement plan and an increase to staff bonuses for the year.

The council also approved the second reading of an ordinance creating an entertainment district in Snowmass Village, in which licensed premises will be able to form common consumption areas, particularly for events. The district includes the mall and Base Village.

The officials amended the ordinance by omitting the requirement that hired security personnel complete the same training that servers of alcohol undergo.