Letter to the Community
From the Snowmass Village Town Council
Dear Fellow Snowmass Village Community Members,
During this scary and uncertain time, let’s remember who we as the Town of Snowmass Village are. We are a resilient, compassionate, and hard-working community. What we as TOSV council members love most about our Village is that we are a small town that supports each other, not only in times of prosperity, but in times of hardship.
This certainly is one of those times of hardship, as many of us face challenges to our physical health, mental health, livelihoods, and overall well-being. However, know that as a community, we will get through this together and that we, as your Town Council members, are committed to serving you.
We continue to work hand in hand with our colleagues in Pitkin County, the Pitkin County Health Department, City of Aspen, and the State of Colorado in response to this crisis. We don’t always agree on the best next steps, but we ALWAYS agree that every organization is doing the best it can with the information and resources it has. There are no easy answers to the problems before us, but there is a lot of hard work going into trying to find the best solutions for the community. We are confident that everyone’s best efforts and best interests are being used to find answers. We strongly support the County in their efforts to increase the amount of testing available, prioritizing the limited amount of tests that are currently available, and the Health Department’s efforts to strengthen their Public Health Orders to slow the spread of COVID-19. While these health orders are difficult to implement, they are hugely impactful. They strive to use science to find the balance between too many or too few restrictions and to further find the correct balance between the short-term and long-term health of the community. We ALL must pay heed to the Public Health Orders and follow them strictly. It is the right thing to do for our Village.
Markey Butler, Mayor
Bob Sirkus, Mayor Pro Tem
Alyssa Shenk, Councilor
Tom Goode, Councilor
Bill Madsen, Councilor