Grand County Motor Vehicle Department
Grand County Motor Vehicle and Driver License will be closed from noon to 2:00 pm on December 14, 2017 due to Grand County employee Christmas Party. We look forward to serving our citizens before and after that time. Thank you!
Carvers for Bingo
The Winter Park Rotary Club had its first progressive jackpot winner!! On Saturday Nov 18th Judy Neiberger of Granby won the $786.50
Jackpot. The progressive jackpot had been growing since 2015. The Rotary Club has Bingo most every Saturday at Carvers in Winter Park from 6:30 to 8:30. Picture thanks to Rich Cimino
Fraser River Corridor Master Plan Public Workshop
On Wednesday evening, at the Town of Fraser’s Board of Trustee’s meeting, Brandon Parsons with THK, the firm the Town engaged to help prepare the Fraser River Corridor Master Plan, presented 3 different design concepts to the Town. The concepts were developed using input from the Town, various stakeholders and the community from the last workshop in September along with results of the October survey, to which 319 participants responded.
The Master Plan encompasses 120 acres of the Fraser River Corridor through Cozens Ranch Open Space (from Rendezvous Road to CR 804) and the Town has scheduled the next public workshop for Tuesday, December 12th from 5 – 7 pm at the Fraser Historic Church. The workshop provides an opportunity to review the different concepts and give feedback regarding your preferences. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
Shipping deadlines approach
The USPS advises those shipping packages elsewhere to make note of deadlines for Christmas delivery. Those shipping internationally should have Priority Mail International packages to the post office by December 9, International Express by December 14, and, Express Guaranteed by December 19. If you are shipping domestically, first class packages should be sent by December 19, Priority Mail by December 20, and Priority Express by December 22. Visit usps.com for more information.
Granby adding Lift Bus Stop Signage
The Town of Granby has reached an agreement with the Transit Authority to add formal stops to the Granby Area Lift route and has begun the process of placing signage at each stop. The new stops are located in and around town on Main street and at the Middle Park High School. Under the current agreement, Granby is served by the Transit Authority Lift shuttle during the winter season only and receives the service at no cost. Town officials are evaluating potential opportunities for year-round services.
At the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting on Monday, December 4, it was confirmed that the Town of Granby does not currently contribute to the transportation services provided between the Town of Granby and Winter Park. The Granby Line has been in place for several years, but has been expanded from serving Winter Park Resort employees to also allowing visitors and commuters to ride as well. Once reliable passenger data has been collected, discussions related to the line and future funding will resume.
In other TAC news, Lift bus driver uniforms have been updated to reflect the new Town of Winter Park logo. The uniform features an orange jacket with a removable, logoed fleece liner, a polo and long-sleeved shirt, as well as a Lift baseball cap, complimented by black pants. First Transit funded the $15,000 cost of the new uniforms.
Discussion related to finalizing the TAC memo intended to advise community business and homeowners of the timelines to apply for new bus stop sites was continued and will be communicated between committee members via email, for approval at the next TAC meeting, in January 2018, prior to the deadline for summer 2018 applications.
And just like that, Dollar General opens their doors!
The new Dollar General store in downtown Granby opened its doors in a soft opening on Wednesday afternoon. Although hours are not yet
posted, an employee stated they’re open 7 days a week.
Imagining the Future of Winter Park
The Town of Winter Park’s Community Development Department is in the process of creating a new Town Plan titled “Imagine Winter Park”. This plan will guide the future of the Town for the next 10-15 years as a visionary and aspirational document that sets the overall direction in an interactive and measurable way.
Imagine Winter Park identifies four vision themes based on initial community input collected at various events and open houses this past fall:
Our Character and Our Culture
Our Global and Local Connectivity
Our World -Class Outdoor Recreation
Our Healthy & Thriving Environment
The Town is currently working with the steering committee and consulting team to build upon these vision themes to establish the vision and principles for the plan, develop frameworks for how the vision is applied to the landscape, and big ideas to make it happen. Stay tuned for your next opportunity to participate in early 2018.