Basalt doesn’t have any ethics provision in its Home Rule Charter that addresses an elected official accepting a job for a project in advance of that project coming before the council. Sam Mamet, executive director of the Colorado Municipal League, an association for the state’s cities and towns, said he was unaware of any such regulations in Colorado. The city of Aspen’s Home Rule Charter doesn’t address elected officials taking a job on a project that will come before the council.
BASALT REAL ESTATE — A Basalt councilman and mayoral candidate won’t participate this spring in reviewing the biggest development proposal to come through the town in several years because of a conflict of interest. Councilman Glenn Rappaport said he worked as a consultant to help prepare the redevelopment plan for the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park. The nonprofit Roaring Fork Community Development Corp. wants to replace the trailer park with a hotel, retail shops, restaurants, housing and a campus for nonprofit organizations. The proposal must include a plan to provide replacement housing for the 38 mobile homes that will be removed from the site. The property is in the heart of Basalt between Midland Avenue and Taqueria el Nopal.
By Scott Condon, February, 24 2012, AT
See related article: Aug 15, 11 “Basalt Town government, nonprofit complete buying of mobile home park”
Map Source: Coldwell Banker Mason Morse. The proposed redevelopment of the Pan and Fork Mobile Park is located in the center left area of the map, at the intersection of Midland Ave. and Two Rivers Rd and continuing west, to the left, along the river and Two Rivers Road. The development company, “CDC, acquired the mobile home park and 5.3 acres of land in August for $3.25 million. It immediately sold 2.9 acres to the town of Basalt for $1.2 million. The town will turn that land into a park along the banks of the Roaring Fork River.”