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Prospective Homebuyers Prepare for Chamonix Vail Lottery Drawing

  • 26 April 2017
Prospective Homebuyers Prepare for Chamonix Vail Lottery Drawing
The Town of Vail will be conducting its first large-scale housing lottery in 20 years on Wednesday, May 3 when 88 qualified homebuyers will gather at Donovan Pavilion for the Chamonix Vail selection process. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for registration and sign-in with the lottery proceedings beginning promptly at 6 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Vail Spring Cleaning Blitz Returns May 11-13

  • 25 April 2017
Vail Spring Cleaning Blitz Returns May 11-13
Vail’s annual spring cleaning activities are returning this year with free one-day-only recycling opportunities on Friday, May 12 for paper shredding, e-waste and household hazardous waste as well as clothing and shoe recycling.  New this year, the town will be collecting bike tubes, tents, wetsuits (no booties) and old climbing ropes to be recycled. The 2017 collection event has been moved to the Ford Park parking lot to accommodate increased participation by the community. Activities will culminate on Saturday, May 13 with the annual town wide cleanup event. Dumpsters courtesy of Vail Honeywagon will be available for residential items in West Vail along the North Frontage Road just past the West Vail Fire Station and at the East Vail Park and Ride during the three-day event.

Housing Lottery Applications Available for Vail Master Purchaser List

  • 12 April 2017
Housing lottery applications for the Town of Vail's master purchaser list are now available on the town’s web site or from the Community Development Department, 75 S. Frontage Road. The list will be in effect for one year and used when any existing town-facilitated housing units, such as Vail Commons, Red Sandstone Creek, North Trail Townhomes and Arosa Drive Duplex become available for resale.

Housing Lottery Applications Available for Vail Master Purchaser List

  • 7 April 2017
Housing lottery applications for the Town of Vail's master purchaser list are now available on the town’s web site at www.vailgov.com or from the Community Development Department, 75 S. Frontage Road.

Colorado Court of Appeals Decision Reinstitutes Appeal Status for Gateway Plaza Building Zoning Case

  • 1 March 2017
The Colorado Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court’s ruling that had denied appeal of a finding by the Town of Vail that allowed a medical office as a professional office use in the Gateway Plaza Building, located at 12 Vail Road.

Vail Joins on to Climate Action Plan

  • 23 January 2017
The Vail Town Council has unanimously adopted a resolution in support of the Climate Action Plan for Eagle County. Resolution No. 2 was approved unanimously by the council at its regular meeting on Jan. 17. The Climate Action Plan process is being facilitated by the sustainability and stewardship team from Walking Mountains Science Center. In addition to Vail, the plan has been adopted by Eagle County, Town of Avon and Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District.

What You Should Know about the Spruce Bark Beetle

  • 21 January 2017
What You Should Know about the Spruce Bark Beetle
The blue spruce is the official state tree of Colorado and an important streamside species. Their roots stabilize soil, preventing erosion. Their cones provide food for squirrels and birds, such as nuthatches. Their branches offer shelter and nesting space. However, these towering trees are threatened by a tiny enemy. 

Free Curbside Christmas Tree Recycling Available in Vail

  • 25 December 2016
Free curbside collection of discarded Christmas trees will take place in Vail Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. Trees must be free of lights, tinsel, ornaments, stands and plastic wrapping. Also, trees should be left whole; do not cut trees into sections. Trees should be placed at the side of the road so as not to block the roadway.

Town of Vail Surveying Employers about Employment, Housing and Transportation

  • 14 November 2016

The Town of Vail is asking area employers to participate in a survey about employment, housing and transportation. The survey is part of the town’s efforts to understand the current workforce housing situation and to maintain current data on local conditions. The results of the survey will help inform and shape plans and related policies in the town. 

 

Community Picnic Suggestions and Responses Compiled by Town of Vail

  • 20 September 2016
Comments and suggestions from the 2016 Town of Vail neighborhood picnics have been compiled and are being evaluated by the Town Council and staff. Comments have been sorted into the categories of neighborhoods, enforcement, recreation paths/trailheads, housing, Vail’s future and compliments. The picnics were held on July 12 at Bighorn Park and on Aug. 9 at Donovan Park and are used as a community outreach measure to connect with residents and guests.

Vail Town Council Adopts New Housing Strategic Plan at Sept. 6 Meeting; Includes Goal to Acquire 1,000 Additional Housing Unit Deed Restrictions by 2027

  • 5 September 2016
Vail Town Council Adopts New Housing Strategic Plan at Sept. 6 Meeting; Includes Goal to Acquire 1,000 Additional Housing Unit Deed Restrictions by 2027
The Vail Town Council approved a resolution adopting a new housing strategic plan at its Tuesday, Sept. 6 meeting that fundamentally shifts the town’s emphasis from construction of new housing stock to obtaining deed restrictions on existing units. The plan is supported by an ongoing funding commitment and a new decision-making structure that enables the Vail Local Housing Authority to act on behalf of the town. The goal is to acquire 1,000 additional resident housing unit deed restrictions by the year 2027.

Community Priorities, Service Levels Identified in Town of Vail Surveys

  • 21 June 2016
Affordable and adequate housing for employees has been identified as a top priority by respondents to the Town of Vail’s latest community outreach efforts. The housing topic was prominently noted in the town’s biennial survey conducted in March as well as a new “Employer-Employee” survey, also fielded in the spring. Together, the surveys recorded the opinions of more than 2,000 respondents. When asked to evaluate nine topics of interest to elected officials and staff, a focus on “housing for middle income and service worker households in vital support roles” topped the list. Rounding out the top five were: parking opportunities for residents, economic vitality, environmental sustainability and transportation needs. The findings were presented to the Town Council on June 21 by the research firm RRC Associates.

Town of Vail Partners with The Valley Home Store for Affordable Housing Services

  • 17 June 2016
Town of Vail Partners with The Valley Home Store for Affordable Housing Services
Eagle County residents looking for affordable housing within the Town of Vail will now use The Valley Home Store to find information on the town’s housing program. Community members can access services online at valleyhomestore.org, or by calling 970-328-8776, or in person at the Miller Ranch Community Center, located at 25 Mill Loft Road in Edwards.

Sole Power Challenge Enters Sixth Season

  • 24 May 2016
Sole Power Challenge Enters Sixth Season
May snow and rain showers bring June flowers and Sole Power. Memorial Day is nearly here and that means time for the annual Sole Power Challenge. Sole Power turns six this season. The first five years of Sole Power have resulted in some impressive numbers. 597 people have logged 22,140 trips or 145,903 miles (over 140,000 lbs. of carbon reduced). The Sole Power Challenge encourages human powered commuting in the Eagle Valley. Participants get outside, get fit, reduce our carbon footprint, save money and have fun while doing it.

Housing Lottery Applications Available for Vail Master Purchaser List

  • 20 April 2016
Housing lottery applications for the Town of Vail's master purchaser list are available on the town’s website at vailgov.com or from the Community Development Department, 75 S. Frontage Road. The list will be in effect for one year and used when any existing town-facilitated housing units, such as Vail Commons, Red Sandstone Creek, North Trail Townhomes and Arosa Drive Duplex become available for resale.
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