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.
Recyling Center on Two Rivers Road and Midland Spur
Pitkin County is permanently closing down the recycling center at the corner of Two Rivers Road and Midland Spur on March 2nd
Candidates: If you are considering running for Basalt Town Council, feel free to contact Town Manager Mike Scanlon if you would like to discuss current and future issues. Call 970-927-4701 to schedule an appointment.
Nomination Petitions will be available beginning Monday, February 10. To obtain a nomination petition, stop by Town Hall, 101 Midland Avenue, office of the Town Clerk.
Voter Information: This election will be conducted as a polling place election held at the Basalt Town Hall on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 7 AM to 7 PM. You may walk in on election day and vote, or you may request an Absentee Ballot to vote by mail.
If you wish to vote by mail in this election, you MUST apply for an Absentee Ballot with the Town Clerk, even if you have registered previously as a permanent mail-in voter. Click here for an absentee ballot application.
Complete and sign the application for an Absentee Ballot and return it to the Basalt Town Clerk:
- By mail: 101 Midland Avenue, Basalt, CO 81621
- By fax: 970 927-4703
- By e-mail: email@example.com
Applications for Absentee Ballots must be received by the Town Clerk no later than Friday, March 28 by 2:00 PM.
For more information on any of the election information, please call Town Clerk Pam Schilling or Deputy Clerk Sally Ferren at 927-4701.
Vendor Applications For the Basalt Sunday Market Are Available Click Here.
2014 Basalt Sunday Market begins Sunday June 14 and Runs through Sunday, September 28
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 2014. Please read the instructions carefully.
Automatic Utility Payment Plan
Town of Basalt Complete Streets Design Manual
The Town has openings on the following board:
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.
There are no employment opportunities at this time.
Basalt Personnel Code and Employee Handbook
Town of Basalt Employment Application