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PRESS RELEASE
February 25, 2013

City voters to consider release of downtown Glenwood Springs parking lots by mail ballot

Glenwood Springs, CO - Voters in the April 2 Glenwood Springs municipal election will consider a ballot question to allow the Glenwood Springs City Council to release the city-held portion of two municipal lots. They are currently used for downtown parking at the corner of 7th Street and Colorado Avenue, and adjoin parking lots owned by Garfield County.

Voters in Glenwood Springs need to give approval in order for the city to sell or convey its interests, at the regular municipal election, April 2, 2013, conducted by mail ballot. The ballot question is as follows:

CITY OF GLENWOOD SPRINGS BALLOT QUESTION A: SHALL THE CITY OF GLENWOOD SPRINGS BE AUTHORIZED TO SELL OR OTHERWISE CONVEY ITS INTEREST IN TWO PARCELS OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED ON COLORADO AVENUE BETWEEN 7TH STREET AND 8TH STREET: (1) A WHOLLY OWNED PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED AS LOTS C AND D AND THE NORTH 20' OF LOT 23 OF BLOCK 43 OF THE ORIGINAL TOWNSITE OF GLENWOOD SPRINGS, AND (2) AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF INTEREST IN THE PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED AS LOTS 1 AND 2 OF BLOCK 43 OF THE ORIGINAL TOWNSITE OF GLENWOOD SPRINGS?

In the event the ballot question passes, the specific terms of a conveyance will be negotiated. Garfield County has expressed interest as a prospective buyer of the parcels. The city clerk's office is managing the election, and city staff will mail ballots to voters March 11, 2013.

Andrew Gorgey County Manager, Garfield County email or phone 970-945-5004

Media contacts: Media Contact(s): Jeff Hecksel, City Manager Jeff.hecksel@cogs.us 970-384-6401

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