Colorado Springs Woodmen Edition in Colorado-Springs, Colorado 23 Jan 2004
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Colorado Springs Woodmen Edition (Newspaper) - January 23, 2004, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Prs std us postage paid Colo. Springs co permit no. 291 your Hometown newspaper email january 23.2004 851local librarian receives National recognition Patio Home development approved Terry Zarskyj a work in the Community earned her a 2003 new York times librarian award. By Stephen Prudhomme As the business services librarian for the pikes Peak Library District Terry Zarsky is accustomed to seeing copies of the new York times one of the most recognized newspapers around the world. One Day last december she took special note of the times. There for All the world to see was Zarskyj a name in a full Page and taken out by the newspaper. A resident of Briargate Zarsky is a Winner of the 2003 new York times librarian awards. The award was Given to 27 librarians from around the country who provided outstanding Public service. They were selected from nearly 2,000 nominations. The winners were recognized during an awards ceremony at the new York times building. They each received a plaque and $2,500 along with recognition in a full Page and in the new York times. Zarsky who had been nominated for the award six months before it was announced said she thought it was Over and done with when she received a phone Call from the newspaper in november. At first she dismissed it As relating to Library business and in a subsequent phone message she left with the times referred the caller to another Library employee. A representative from the times called Back and said she wanted to specifically talk to Zarsky. A Short time later Zarsky found out she was a Winner. A i was very pleasantly surprised a Zarsky said. A a it a a huge Honor. Its a lifetime achievement to get it from a paper with the credibility of the new York times. It validates what in be been doing since i got Here. Its always Nice to have your work Zarsky noted that the winners featured a wide diversity of people Young and old men and women. She said it was Nice to meet the other winners All of whom showed up and share recognition and stories. Zarsky used some of her prize Money to extend her stay in new York City by a week and visited five museums a in a a museum Buff a Zarsky explained. Committee members for the Library awards told Zarsky that the letters of support she received from members of the local business Community were instrumental in her being selected from the Many candidates. Sheila Ferguson former Community relations officer for the Library District initiated the nomination process for Zarsky. She noted How her former coworker went out into the Community to help business people use the Library As a resource and became the Public face of sorts for the District. A a Terry a a terrific resource for the Community a Ferguson said. A a she a always willing to help people no matter what their needs Are in the business world. Terry just does no to sit Back and wait for questions to come to her. She continued on Page 14 construction equipment will return to the former site of the Dairy barn this Spring As work begins on a Patio Home development. By Stephen Prudhomme once a Home for cows the tract of land in Peregrine sits empty now surrounded by mountains upscale Homes and a Park. The anachronistic Dairy Bam a fixture in the area for nearly a Century has been replaced by dirt and grass. In the coming months however the site will most Likely be filled with construction Crews and equipment. Despite objections by some nearby residents More upscale Homes Are coming to the area. Earlier this month the planning commission unanimously approved the plan for 47 Patio Homes to be built at the site. Town Council will vote on the plan at the end of the month and is expected to approve it. If passed the project will begin in Spring and will be completed in phases. The estimated completion time is two years. The Keller Homes development features Bellezza Homes designed in three unit clusters. Each Cluster has three sides with the driveways of each unit facing a courtyard. Courtyards feature a tile base and stucco Walls. Thirteen three Story units or a towers a will be scattered throughout the development and will be a maximum of 35 feet in height above Grade. Some neighbouring residents had raised concerns Over a number of issues concerning the development. These included obstruction of the views by the three Story buildings excessive noise generated by people cars and air conditioning units and the potential for a retention Pond to serve As a Breeding ground for mosquitoes. James Mayrl senior planner for the City a planning department said that Only a few residents attended the planning commission meeting. A basically a lot of people were Happy with the plan a Mayrl said. The unanimous vote by the planning commission bore this out. The concerns raised by some residents Mayrl said were very minor issues. By and Large he added the planning commission approved of the plan. One stipulation was placed on the Developer putting in a sidewalk along i of feet of dutch Rock and several Hundred feet along Woodmen Road. On the Issue of obstructed views Mayrl noted that the people who were complaining lived in houses whose backs Are three stories High and 40 feet above the development. Regarding excessive noise concerns he said the City a never required noise studies for a single family development located next to another one. He previously pointed out that one would have to listen closely to detect the sound of the air conditioning units. Overall Mayrl added the development is a Good use of planned unit development pud. A a they be respected the natural features out there in creating a unique develop continued on Page 14 some neighbouring residents not enamoured with All facets of the plan _ Quot a a it a. Of Mil a
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