New Ice Park proposal gets chilly reception from council

Ouray City Council Meeting

Ouray resident Michael Bazin reads portions of a four-page prepared statement to Ouray city councilors in front of a packed house Monday night, detailing issues and solutions to the shortage of long-term housing in Ouray and the outbreak of short-term rental housing without, as Bazin described, adequate oversight and regulations. The council decided to place the discussion on a future agenda.

Plaindealer photo by Alan Todd


by Alan Todd

The question posed to the Ouray City Council Monday night was whether or not the council will negotiate with Ouray Ice Park, Inc., on a long-term agreement for the Ice Park. After months of negotiation and meetings with an Ice Park steering committee composed of two council members, the city administrator and multiple representatives from the OIPI board of directors, the council was thrown a curve by OIPI within the past two weeks, when its board delivered a new proposal for negotiation.
The new plan sets forth...


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