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News Brief: Basalt's affordable housing woes

January 16, 2014
The town of Basalt recently put forward three new options for relocating displaced residents at the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park. For this week's news brief KDNK's Ed Williams talks to Nelson Harvey of the Aspen Daily News about the town's plans.

Click here for Nelson's story about Basalt's affordable housing in the Aspen Daily News.
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Basalt town manager proposes new solution for Pan and Fork residents

Basalt town manager proposes new solution for Pan and Fork residents December 10, 2013
Last week, nine families soon to be evicted from Basalt's Pan and Fork mobile home park to make way for the town's renovation of the area formed a coalition called Workers for Justice and Diversity in Basalt. With help from the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, the group hopes to stave off their removal from the trailer park until the town finds alternative housing for them in or near Basalt. At a meeting Monday night, Basalt Town Manager Mike Scanlon announced he would try and build a new housing project for the town's displaced residents. KDNK's Ed Williams reports.
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Pan and Fork residents form group and make demands

December 9, 2013
Last week, nine families soon to be evicted from Basalt's Pan and Fork mobile home park to make way for the town's renovation of the area formed a coalition called Workers for Justice and Diversity in Basalt. With help from the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, the group hopes to stave off their removal from the trailer park until the town finds alternative housing for them in or near Basalt. KDNK's Ed Williams met with the group, and brings this report.
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2013 Election results--Education finance reform amendment fails

2013 Election results--Education finance reform amendment fails November 6, 2013
In this year's election, Carbondale's marijuana taxes passed by a margin of more than 2 to 1. A property tax increase proposed by the Carbondale and Rural Fire protection district failed by a narrow margin of about 400 votes.

In Basalt, a bond issue raising money for the redevelopment of the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park passed by a margin of around 2 to 1.

Ballot questions proposing two property tax increases to fund the controversial Crown Mountain indoor recreation center failed by a wide margin of more than 4 to 1.

Elsewhere in Colorado, ballot measures banning or severely restricting fracking passed in Fort Collins, Boulder, Broomfield and Lafayette.

And on the state level, voters overwhelmingly approved taxes for recreational marijuana, setting the rates at 15 percent for excise taxes and an initial 10 percent for sales taxes on the drug.

Voters also rejected Amendment 66, a tax hike that would have injected nearly a billion dollars into Colorado schools. KDNK's Ed Williams has more on how the amendment's failure will affect schools in the Roaring Fork Valley.
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Pan and Fork residents moving from one flood-risk area to another

Pan and Fork residents moving from one flood-risk area to another October 28, 2013
Basalt officials have long cited the potential for flooding at the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park as a driving factor behind the town's plan to relocate the residents living there. After the residents are moved out, the town plans to do environmental restoration and flood mitigation work at the site of the former mobile home park. But as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, some residents of the Pan and Fork are moving to other flood-prone mobile home parks in the Valley. 

(Click here for a link to this story in the Aspen Daily News).
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News Brief: Pan and Fork relocation update

October 4, 2013
The town of Basalt is in the process of moving residents out of the Pan and Fork mobile home park, hoping to finish some time next spring. On this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac and Nelson Harvey of the Aspen Daily News talk about some of the recent developments in that process.
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Pan and Fork residents say new housing code comes up short

September 10, 2013
Tonight the Basalt town council will give a final vote on a measure that will permanently change the town's affordable housing rules. The move is part of the town's ongoing effort to relocate the residents of the Pan and Fork mobile home park in order to do restoration work to the riverbank, and to build a recreational park and possibly a hotel at the site. KDNK's Ed Williams went to the Pan and Fork to talk to residents living there, and find out what the change in affordable housing would mean for them.
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Basalt moving forward while Pan and Fork mobile home park residents worry about their future

August 29, 2013
Tuesday night the Basalt Town Council met for their regular work session. The meeting room was packed full as council members were set to vote on five items related to the relocation of residents of the Pan and Fork trailer park and the redevelopment of the land after residents are moved out. KDNK's Ed Williams was there and filed this report.
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Basalt Planning and Zoning recommend change to affordable housing requirements

August 22, 2013
Tuesday night the Basalt Planning and Zoning Commission met for their regular work session. Part of their discussion focused on the ongoing issue of the relocation of residents of the Pan and Fork mobile home park. KDNK's Ed Williams was there and filed this report.
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Basalt preparing to move first set of families out of Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park

August 16, 2013
On this week's news brief KDNK's Ed Williams talks to Nelson Harvey of the Aspen Daily News about the latest developments on the relocation of residents of the Pan and Fork Trailer Park in Basalt.
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