New Development? Avon

by  Clayton Moore

Know where (Jim Pavelich’s) NorthSide Cafe is in Avon?  (photo)

Well…the northside of Jim’s Northside Cafe has a new Development Proposal (March 2015) in the works.IMG_0747

The approval process for this proposed new Development is just beginning in Avon – 2MAR2015.

The Players?   At a minimum – the Eagle River Fire Protection District (ERFPD), the Town of Avon and Healthcare Developer NexCore Group.  The site is at the corner of Avon’s Nottingham Road and Buck Creek Road – currently zoned in Avon as Parcel 1A & 1B.  ECT has been told that Parcel (1A) is owned by ERFPD and (1B) owned by a legal interest controlled by – local Oscar Tang’s family.

The current plan…is for a kind of “Public Safety/Facilities Building” that could house Avon PD and a new ERFPD Building (allegedly) big enough to house their big (Hook and Ladder Fire Truck) currently housed at the ERFPD building in Cordillera (south side of Rte. 6).  Also planned is some sort of “Medical Facilities/Office Building” by NexCore Group.

So…Just WHO pays for WHAT?

As always the “Beelzebub is in the Details”.  Those (cost? financing?) details are currently being worked out in a new IGA (InterGovernmental Agreement) that has not reached “Public Record” status – or you’d already be reading that (IGA) here at the ECT.

NexCore Group’s – Executive Managing Director Todd Varney – answered a few questions for an ECT contributor late last week (26FEB2015).

Q.)  Is NexCore Group (under the current proposal) the (General Contractor?) for this project?

[Todd Varney] NexCore Group is the owner and developer of the project.  We are currently working with Calcon as our prospective general contractor partner (26FEB2015). We will require our contractor to bid all sub trades to local and regional subcontractors to ensure the majority of the money stays within the community.

Q.) Does NexCore hire the Architect for the design of the Construction Project?

[Todd Varney] We also retain an architect to work with us on the design, but NexCore will oversee all aspects of the project as the owner and developer.

Q.)  Will NexCore own the (medical office building?) and (lease?) space to local doctors?

[Todd Varney] NexCore will own the medical facility and will lease space to physicians and medical providers who have an interest and meet the criteria to be a tenant in the facility.

Q.)  What level of medical services do you expect to be performed in your new Medical Facility?

[Todd Varney] As we are still under preliminary discussions with prospective tenants, I am not able to comment (26FEB2015) on the mix of specialties and associated medical services that will be contemplated for the building. 

Next up?  The ECT folks will review and present and critique their IGA as soon as it becomes Public Record.

Interested Parties are encouraged to attend the first Public Presentation of this proposed Development at Avon’s scheduled Planning and Zoning meeting – 5PM, Monday, March 2nd 2015 – Avon Town Hall.

-CM

CitizenFour – Documentary on HBO Now (MAR2015)

by      Clayton insists…ECT can’t tell you everything we know…

Can you Trust your Federal Government?

What started under President Bush (post 9/11) – was expanded greatly under Obama.

Who was this Booz Allen Hamilton (Defense Contractor) stationed in our 50th State?  Even though he admitted to have only a TS level Security Clearance – he claims to have had access (his software job) to computer information – that was only suppose to be available to individuals with a much high Clearance.  Just (Click On) the graphic below.

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Judging from the DoD information that he leaked…the ECT folks believe his claim.

If you want to get some understanding of the size and scope of (SIGINT) electronic surveillance our Federal Government is capable of today…you should watch this HBO Documentary this month (March 2015).

While the ECT folks can’t share everything we know – what we can tell you is this…ECT folks didn’t always live here in Eagle County, Colorado and we were cleared (years earlier) with DoD security clearances at least as high as Snowden’s…’nuff said.

Does our County – need another Music Venue?

by the fans of   Julie Andrews and Robert Preston

The ECT thinks it’s time to ask the Question.

Will our quality of life be increased if we add – one more Music Venue in Eagle County?

We suppose that depends on “who you ask”.

Consider…Bravo in Vail at the Ford Amphitheater, Hot Summer Nights, same Amphitheater, Street Beat, the front of Solaris from time to time, the Vilar Center in Beaver Creek, Avon’s new Music Pavilion on Nottingham Lake, Friday’s (FAC) during the summer at Wolcott’s Yacht Club, Outdoor – Eagle’s Music Pavilion, Gypsum Daze and their outdoor Music Pavilion, Minturn has an outdoor performance stage too – countless evening Music Venues…

Do we really require one more?

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It’s almost getting to the point in Eagle County – where you can throw out your iPod and car stereo and just drive around Eagle County in the Summer – with your car windows rolled down…and hear some music somewhere – all the time.

“Not in My Backyard?”  Well…Maybe it’s time to re-read that abbreviated list above – and ask yourself “What’s already going on in your Front Yard”!

The ECT folks can handle a little more peace and quite around here.  It’s the quite time that helps us think.  The hills around here are already alive – with the Sound of Music…Sometimes even Mariachi Music too.  Olé!

Après in Avon? He’s their Report Card

by  Clayton Moore

For the two weeks of the 2015 World Alpine Ski Championships – the Town of Avon (budgeted) $225,000.00 for this event.  (Click Here)

So, using Avon’s 4% Sales Tax figure…the amount of additional/incremental business in the Town of Avon (for those two February 2015 weeks) would have to be – $5,625,000.00 to (break even) for that expense at 4%, RIGHT?

Is there any doubt that the Town of Avon got no where near that $5.6 Million dollar figure?

Job Creation:  Yes, new jobs were created during those two weeks.  The new jobs created were for Parking Lot Attendants – hired to protect the Commercial Parking lots near the Après in Avon – afternoon events.  If you were not a Business owner or customer coming to Park and visit one of the local business – you were summarily – chased away by these new Avon Parking Attendants!

Local Signage Businesses:  Received a windfall of new Signage orders!  It was easy new business for the Signage folks to accommodate, since the message printed on all those news signs – was always the same!

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Situated at the west end of Avon’s so called new (pedestrian mall – the Après events epicenter) – is the Avon Public Library – part of the Eagle Valley Library District.

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Local Entrepreneurs:   Wasted no time setting up their new Event Parking businesses for the two weeks of Après in Avon.  Plywood sales at the local Home Depot also saw an uptick.

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FACT:  Did you know the Town of Avon – has trouble complying with their own LAWS?  It’s true, the Town of Avon (forgot?) to issue themselves a Town of Avon PERMIT for the AMPLIFIED MUSIC that was played on stage in the afternoon!  That’s a fact.

Make sure if YOUR future Amplified Music event in Avon has the necessary (and legally required) Permit – or you can count on a ticket/fine (and possibly a Municipal Court date) from the Town of Avon.  Just ask Avon’s Ms. Danita Dempsey – a very nice lady by the way…

Looking Ahead:  This Event Parking disaster is only getting started in Avon.  Once Avon’s new Music Pavilion (you remember – the Avon Pavilion with the $2 Million Dollar cost overrun) gets started later this year…the disastrous Public Parking problem in Avon – will continue to get worse.

 

2015 World Championships – As you’ve never heard them before!

by   the fans of Edwin Howard Armstrong

Dateline:  Sunday, February 15th 2015.

Location:  Red Tail – Beaver Creek Race Course

Event:  Men’s Slalom Ski Race

Brought to you by:  The Germans, Austrians, or Swiss Television (ECT not sure which team).  ECT sure they’re speaking German.  The Television announcers were transmitting their Slalom Ski Race commentary on 467.2875Mhz – for some time last Sunday.

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To listen to their (in German) Audio Broadcast (at least a bit of it)  CLICK HERE

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