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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-January 18, 2023-The Brown Ranch Annexation Committee (BRAC) will host the first in a series of bi-weekly meetings on the discussion to annex 420-acres of the Brown Ranch into the City of Steamboat Springs.
“This meeting is the start of the process,” commented City Manager Gary Suiter. “We’re looking to iron out the terms of the annexation agreement with as much transparency and public participation as possible.”
The Brown Ranch Annexation Committee is an open public body that follows similar meeting requirements to city boards & commissions like City Council or Planning Commission. The committee is charged with negotiating the terms of a comprehensive agreement governing the proposed annexation.
During the initial session later this week, the committee will set the direction for the group including formalizing the meeting schedule, public comment and finalizing a third-party independent chair.
The meeting is set for Friday, January 20 from 9-11am in the Carver Conference Room in Centennial Hall, 124 10th Street. All BRAC meetings will be live streamed via Zoom and carried on the city website and YouTube channel. Additional information can be found at steamboatsprings.net/BRAC.
The BRAC consists of two City Councilors, two members of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority (YVHA) Board of Directors, the City Manager, YVHA Executive Director. In addition, city and YVHA staff and/or technical consultants will participate as required.
All future meeting minutes, agendas, session video recording and other pertinent material will be accessible online through the city website, YVHA website and EngageSteamboat.net/Annex. Public comment is available at all committee meetings, through EngageSteamboat.net or by email or letter.
Once the draft agreement is finalized by the BRAC, City Council will review, and additional public comment will be available.
ContactGary Suiter, City Manager, 970.879.2060 or emailDan Foote, City Attorney, 970.879.2060 or emailMichael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email