Basalt is a quaint mountain community located at the confluence of two Gold medal trout streams, the Fryingpan and the Roaring Fork Rivers. We are a vibrant and diverse community offering a wealth of recreational opportunities both in Basalt and in the surrounding communities of Aspen, Snowmass Village, and Glenwood Springs.
Rich in history, Basalt maintains a small town feel while offering a wide variety of restaurants and unique shopping.
Roaring Fork River Improvements Project
The Town Council has awarded the construction contract to the low bidder, American Civil Constructors, in the amount of approximately $2.7 million. The Council has authorized American Civil to proceed with Phase 1 of the construction, which has a value of approximately $735,000. Phase 1 construction will occur from late October through the end of December, 2013. The schedule for Phase 2 of the construction will depend on the outcome of the November 5th bond election.
Further information on the project can be found by selecting Plan Sets and Other Documents at www.FixTheFork.org. Questions about the project construction can be directed to Town Engineer Larry Thompson
411 on Bears - Information on co-existing peacefully with Bears in the valley. Here is a list of Bear resistant containers.
A dry winter across Colorado has led to low snowpack, and mountain streamflows are expected to be well below normal. Prolonged dryness may lead to a more severe drought declaration with strict water enforcements .
Please be responsible and conserve water. Now more than ever, we ask customers to use only what they need. Click here to learn more about how you can conserve water in your home.
NWCCOG Weatherization Program
Home Energy Improvement Funds Available Free of Charge. Click here for more information
Building Department adopts sustainable building regulations! Click here to learn more!
Information from Town of Basalt Planning
Housing Citizens Action Group Documents
Recycling Guidelines for Pitkin County Resource Recovery
If you are confused about recycling and want to learn more here is a comprehensive outline of what and how you can maximize your recycling efforts.
Basalt Business/Sales Tax Licenses
You may now download a Business/Sales Tax License Application form for a new or renewal of a Basalt Business and Sales Tax License for 2013. Please read the instructions carefully.
Automatic Utility Payment Plan
Town of Basalt Complete Streets Design Manual
The Town has openings on the following boards:
To apply, please email Susan Philp at firstname.lastname@example.org , send or bring a letter to Susan Philp, Basalt Planning Director, Basalt Town Hall, 101 Midland Avenue, Basalt, CO 81621.
Please include your name; residence, mailing and email address; home and work phone numbers; how long you have lived in Town; and why you are interested and what you feel you would bring to the board.
The town is taking applications until the position is filled. Please contact Susan if you have any questions.
Basalt Sunday Market Manager
The Town of Basalt is looking for a Manager to oversee the administrative operations and on-site duties of the Basalt Sunday Market in downtown Basalt. The position requires organizational and bookkeeping skills as well as the ability to attend/oversee the weekly event from June through September. The Manager will be the point of contact for vendors attending the market during the season. Please click here for a full job description. Depending upon interest, the position may be split between an administrative manager and on-site manager. Resume and cover letter should be emailed or sent to Susan Philp at the Town of Basalt, 101 Midland Avenue, Basalt, CO 81621 no later than December 1st.
Basalt Personnel Code and Employee Handbook
Town of Basalt Employment Application