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Pat Bingham inside District 2 December 19, 2017, 10:58 AM

Do you have specific comments, recommendations or corrections related to the 2017 draft of the Pitkin County Hazard Mitigation Plan? If so, please note chapter and page number.
No.


In your opinion, what are some steps your local government could take to reduce or eliminate the risk of future hazard damages in your neighborhood or community?
Continue to promote fire mitigation efforts in local neighborhoods.


Are there any other issues regarding the reduction of risk and loss associated with natural hazards or disasters in the community that you think are important?
Not at this time.

Name not shown outside County Districts December 14, 2017, 9:46 PM

1. Are you aware the Pitkin County Solid Waste Center has a Drop and Swap area?
Yes


2. If you are aware of the Drop and Swap have you ever utilized the service?
Yes


3. Do you find value in a reuse facility to be located in Pitkin County?
Yes


4. Would you consider using the Drop and Swap to buy or drop-off good condition furniture, fixtures, sporting equipment, and building supplies?
Yes


5. What types of items would you like to see included in the Drop and Swap (check all that apply):
Furniture (tables, dressers, chairs, upholstered couches and chairs, etc.), Decorative Home Furnishings (framed art and photos, vases, etc.), Outdoor Furniture, Sporting Goods (skis, snowboards, weights, treadmills, bikes, etc.)


6. Is getting a tax credit for materials dropped off to the Drop and Swap important to you?
No


7. Would you consider buying reused and repurposed materials for your home or business?
Yes


8. The County has potential to design into the Drop and Swap facility an education and meeting space. Would you be interested in attending trainings or presentations at the Drop and Swap facility?
Yes


9. If yes to question 8, what types of trainings and meetings would you like to see held at the Drop and Swap (click all that apply):
Do-it-Yourself Workshops, Composting and Gardening, Recycling, Waste and Recycling Operations, Water Conservation, Waste and Recycling Related Film Screenings, Guest Lectures on Waste and Reuse Related Topics


Would you consider participating on a Drop and Swap Citizen Advisory Board?
No

Name not shown outside County Districts December 7, 2017, 2:46 PM

1. Are you aware the Pitkin County Solid Waste Center has a Drop and Swap area?
Yes


2. If you are aware of the Drop and Swap have you ever utilized the service?
No


3. Do you find value in a reuse facility to be located in Pitkin County?
Yes


4. Would you consider using the Drop and Swap to buy or drop-off good condition furniture, fixtures, sporting equipment, and building supplies?
Yes


5. What types of items would you like to see included in the Drop and Swap (check all that apply):
Plumbing fixtures (sinks, toilets, faucets, bath tubs, etc.), Electrical fixtures (lighting and lamps), Furniture (tables, dressers, chairs, upholstered couches and chairs, etc.), Doors (interior and exterior), Windows, Decorative Home Furnishings (framed art and photos, vases, etc.), Outdoor Furniture, Hardware (door knobs, drawer pulls, nails, screws, etc.), Office Furniture, Sporting Goods (skis, snowboards, weights, treadmills, bikes, etc.), Books, Appliances (washer and dryers, microwaves, dish washers)


6. Is getting a tax credit for materials dropped off to the Drop and Swap important to you?
Yes


7. Would you consider buying reused and repurposed materials for your home or business?
Yes


8. The County has potential to design into the Drop and Swap facility an education and meeting space. Would you be interested in attending trainings or presentations at the Drop and Swap facility?
Yes


9. If yes to question 8, what types of trainings and meetings would you like to see held at the Drop and Swap (click all that apply):
Do-it-Yourself Workshops, Composting and Gardening, Recycling, Option 4, Waste and Recycling Operations, Climate Change, Water Conservation, Waste and Recycling Related Film Screenings, Guest Lectures on Waste and Reuse Related Topics


Would you consider participating on a Drop and Swap Citizen Advisory Board?
Yes


If you answered yes to potentially serving on a Drop and Swap advisory board please share your contact information here!
nickomiscione@gmail.com

Linda Kimmel inside District 3 December 6, 2017, 12:51 PM

1. Are you aware the Pitkin County Solid Waste Center has a Drop and Swap area?
Yes


2. If you are aware of the Drop and Swap have you ever utilized the service?
Yes


3. Do you find value in a reuse facility to be located in Pitkin County?
Yes


4. Would you consider using the Drop and Swap to buy or drop-off good condition furniture, fixtures, sporting equipment, and building supplies?
Yes


5. What types of items would you like to see included in the Drop and Swap (check all that apply):
Plumbing fixtures (sinks, toilets, faucets, bath tubs, etc.), Electrical fixtures (lighting and lamps), Furniture (tables, dressers, chairs, upholstered couches and chairs, etc.), Doors (interior and exterior), Windows, Decorative Home Furnishings (framed art and photos, vases, etc.), Outdoor Furniture, Hardware (door knobs, drawer pulls, nails, screws, etc.), Office Furniture, Sporting Goods (skis, snowboards, weights, treadmills, bikes, etc.), Books, Appliances (washer and dryers, microwaves, dish washers)


6. Is getting a tax credit for materials dropped off to the Drop and Swap important to you?
Yes


7. Would you consider buying reused and repurposed materials for your home or business?
Yes


8. The County has potential to design into the Drop and Swap facility an education and meeting space. Would you be interested in attending trainings or presentations at the Drop and Swap facility?
Yes


9. If yes to question 8, what types of trainings and meetings would you like to see held at the Drop and Swap (click all that apply):
Do-it-Yourself Workshops, Composting and Gardening, Recycling, Waste and Recycling Operations, Climate Change, Water Conservation, Waste and Recycling Related Film Screenings, Guest Lectures on Waste and Reuse Related Topics


Would you consider participating on a Drop and Swap Citizen Advisory Board?
No

patricia nadon outside County Districts December 6, 2017, 12:29 PM

1. Are you aware the Pitkin County Solid Waste Center has a Drop and Swap area?
Yes


2. If you are aware of the Drop and Swap have you ever utilized the service?
Yes


3. Do you find value in a reuse facility to be located in Pitkin County?
Yes


4. Would you consider using the Drop and Swap to buy or drop-off good condition furniture, fixtures, sporting equipment, and building supplies?
Yes


5. What types of items would you like to see included in the Drop and Swap (check all that apply):
Plumbing fixtures (sinks, toilets, faucets, bath tubs, etc.), Electrical fixtures (lighting and lamps), Furniture (tables, dressers, chairs, upholstered couches and chairs, etc.), Doors (interior and exterior), Windows, Outdoor Furniture, Hardware (door knobs, drawer pulls, nails, screws, etc.), Office Furniture, Sporting Goods (skis, snowboards, weights, treadmills, bikes, etc.), Appliances (washer and dryers, microwaves, dish washers)


6. Is getting a tax credit for materials dropped off to the Drop and Swap important to you?
Yes


7. Would you consider buying reused and repurposed materials for your home or business?
Yes


8. The County has potential to design into the Drop and Swap facility an education and meeting space. Would you be interested in attending trainings or presentations at the Drop and Swap facility?
Yes


9. If yes to question 8, what types of trainings and meetings would you like to see held at the Drop and Swap (click all that apply):
Do-it-Yourself Workshops, Composting and Gardening, Recycling, Waste and Recycling Operations, Climate Change, Water Conservation, Waste and Recycling Related Film Screenings, Guest Lectures on Waste and Reuse Related Topics


Would you consider participating on a Drop and Swap Citizen Advisory Board?
Yes


If you answered yes to potentially serving on a Drop and Swap advisory board please share your contact information here!
patricia.nadon@pitkincounty.com

Name not shown inside District 1 December 6, 2017, 12:12 PM

Are you a
Kayaker, Surfer, Private down river rafter/ducky/dory, etc., Commercial operator: down river rafter/ducky/dory, etc.


How do you typically use the river and new whitewater park?
Kayak, Surf, Private downriver raft, dory, ducky, etc., Commercial downriver raft, dory, ducky, et.


How many times did you visit the whitewater park/waves in 2017?
More than 10 Times


When you visit the whitewater park waves do you
Surf (kayak, SUP, river board,etc.), Pass through the waves and continue downriver, Stop/eddy out to spectate or picnic


Between 240 and 380 cfs - October through November
extremely mellow


Between 380 and 1,300 cfs - May and mid July through September
mellow but you can get in there and play class 2


Between 1,300 and 2,500 cfs - Early June through early July
getting beefy definitely not for beginners but if you do fall out it does flush which is good class 3


Above 2,500 cfs - Peak Runoff - Mid to late June
its awesome but i can see how people get into trouble it just needs a longer clean up area after the second hole so people don't get swept downstream class 4 2nd hole with class 2, 3 consequences


Considering the aforementioned river flows, how does the recreation experience compare to the Roaring Fork River segment from Wingo Junction to Hooks Bridge and below Hooks Bridge to Catherine Store Bridge?
throws a bit more challenge into it but the holes by the roaring fork golf club are similar to beginners ,difference being you can avoid them IF you know how


How would you rate the whitewater park's recreational quality?
0 = poor to 5 = excellent

5


What could be done to enhance the recreational experience?
like i said before it needs a longer clean up area after the 2nd hole so peeps don't get swept downstream


How important do you think the Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park is for the community? 0 = not important to 5 = very important. Please explain why.
5


What is your overall opinion of the whitewater park and why?
its awesome ,it has to be a little extreme a high water otherwise it would suck at mid to low levels .its a whitewater park not a lazy river correct

Name not shown outside County Districts December 5, 2017, 4:19 PM

Are you a
Kayaker, Stand Up Paddler (SUP), Fisherman, Private down river rafter/ducky/dory, etc.


How do you typically use the river and new whitewater park?
Kayak


How many times did you visit the whitewater park/waves in 2017?
5 to 10 times


When you visit the whitewater park waves do you
Surf (kayak, SUP, river board,etc.)


Between 240 and 380 cfs - October through November
Minimal surfing but there is stuff to do in the lower feature. The upper feature was not surfable


Between 380 and 1,300 cfs - May and mid July through September
Did not paddle at this level


Between 1,300 and 2,500 cfs - Early June through early July
Did not paddle at this level


Above 2,500 cfs - Peak Runoff - Mid to late June
Did not paddle at this level


Considering the aforementioned river flows, how does the recreation experience compare to the Roaring Fork River segment from Wingo Junction to Hooks Bridge and below Hooks Bridge to Catherine Store Bridge?
It has a different character. It adds to the character of the river.


How would you rate the whitewater park's recreational quality?
0 = poor to 5 = excellent

4


What could be done to enhance the recreational experience?
Fix the upper wave.


How important do you think the Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park is for the community? 0 = not important to 5 = very important. Please explain why.
4 for the river community it is an asset. I do not live in Basalt so I could not say.


Please explain what has or has not improved with the addition of the whitewater park?
I would not have gone to Basalt to paddle before and now I do.


What is your overall opinion of the whitewater park and why?
It is a great asset to the paddling community. I was gone for much of run off. I am looking forward to paddling it with some water.


Did you fish the project area before construction of the whitewater park?
No


Do you fish the whitewater park area now?
Yes


Has your fishing experience changed in the whitewater park area? If so, how?
It is very convenient to fish the deep pools from the stadium bank.


Do you think fish move throughout the reach of the two-wave whitewater park? What have you observed?
I have seen fish rising in both the upper and lower pool.


Do you think the fish habitat has improved with the project?
Yes

Name not shown outside County Districts December 5, 2017, 4:05 PM

Are you a
Kayaker


How do you typically use the river and new whitewater park?
Kayak


How many times did you visit the whitewater park/waves in 2017?
Other - I "visited" the park over 10 times, but did not put my boat in the water because the waves were too big/dangerous for me.


When you visit the whitewater park waves do you
Surf (kayak, SUP, river board,etc.)


Between 240 and 380 cfs - October through November
III


Between 380 and 1,300 cfs - May and mid July through September
III


Between 1,300 and 2,500 cfs - Early June through early July
IV


Above 2,500 cfs - Peak Runoff - Mid to late June
IV+


How would you rate the whitewater park's recreational quality?
0 = poor to 5 = excellent

"1". It's good to have a whitewater park, but this is one for experts only. The average population can't use it because it's dangerous. Paddlers running downriver are getting seriously hurt.


What could be done to enhance the recreational experience?
Make it safer and more user friendly to average and beginner boaters. Provide a "safety chute" or "slip line" on all rapids! Go back to the original promise as stated in the 9/13/2016 Aspen Times article: The upper wave will be a little more radical. The lower structure will be GENTLER so it will be accommodating to beginning kayakers, tubers and the like." Upper wave is too steep for surfing and acts as a low head dam, trapping downstream boaters. Need to create an easy wave (smooth, greasy) for beginners and the average recreationalist visiting Basalt. The existing lower wave is great for experts, but nothing is good for beginners.


How important do you think the Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park is for the community? 0 = not important to 5 = very important. Please explain why.
5. Residents and visitors alike want to use the Whitewater Park if there is a gentler/easy wave. Designing dangerous waves keeps visitors and residents away.,


Please explain what has or has not improved with the addition of the whitewater park?
SAFETY FIRST. Add "safety chutes" to every feature so down river boaters have to choice to "run the rapids" or "play it safe". Existing bank edges of the waves should point downstream creating a "smiling" or friendly wave that does not trap/window shade boaters. Add a third gentle/beginner wave as promised in the original proposal. Add upstream signage to let downriver boaters know the safest route.


What is your overall opinion of the whitewater park and why?
Absolute dangerous! It's a great idea to make a whitewater park, but safety should come first, second and third. If modifications are made for safety, this will be a great addition for the community.

Bill Dinsmoor inside District 3 December 5, 2017, 10:51 AM

1. Are you aware the Pitkin County Solid Waste Center has a Drop and Swap area?
Yes


2. If you are aware of the Drop and Swap have you ever utilized the service?
Yes


3. Do you find value in a reuse facility to be located in Pitkin County?
Yes


4. Would you consider using the Drop and Swap to buy or drop-off good condition furniture, fixtures, sporting equipment, and building supplies?
Yes


5. What types of items would you like to see included in the Drop and Swap (check all that apply):
Other - Anything that is in good enough condition to be of use to someone.


6. Is getting a tax credit for materials dropped off to the Drop and Swap important to you?
No


7. Would you consider buying reused and repurposed materials for your home or business?
No


8. The County has potential to design into the Drop and Swap facility an education and meeting space. Would you be interested in attending trainings or presentations at the Drop and Swap facility?
No


Would you consider participating on a Drop and Swap Citizen Advisory Board?
No

Name not shown inside District 3 December 2, 2017, 6:17 AM

1. Are you aware the Pitkin County Solid Waste Center has a Drop and Swap area?
Yes


2. If you are aware of the Drop and Swap have you ever utilized the service?
Yes


3. Do you find value in a reuse facility to be located in Pitkin County?
Yes


4. Would you consider using the Drop and Swap to buy or drop-off good condition furniture, fixtures, sporting equipment, and building supplies?
Yes


5. What types of items would you like to see included in the Drop and Swap (check all that apply):
Plumbing fixtures (sinks, toilets, faucets, bath tubs, etc.), Electrical fixtures (lighting and lamps), Furniture (tables, dressers, chairs, upholstered couches and chairs, etc.), Doors (interior and exterior), Windows, Outdoor Furniture, Hardware (door knobs, drawer pulls, nails, screws, etc.), Office Furniture, Sporting Goods (skis, snowboards, weights, treadmills, bikes, etc.), Appliances (washer and dryers, microwaves, dish washers), Other - Anything that doesn’t belong at the Thrift Store


6. Is getting a tax credit for materials dropped off to the Drop and Swap important to you?
No


7. Would you consider buying reused and repurposed materials for your home or business?
Yes


8. The County has potential to design into the Drop and Swap facility an education and meeting space. Would you be interested in attending trainings or presentations at the Drop and Swap facility?
No


Would you consider participating on a Drop and Swap Citizen Advisory Board?
No