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Colorado Court of Appeals Rules on Vail Stream Tract Case

  • 6 December 2016
The Colorado Court of Appeals has reversed a decision of the Eagle County District Court and has ruled in favor of the Town of Vail in a Gore Creek public stream tract case that is likely to assist the town in other enforcement actions involving private landscaping on public property aimed at improving the creek’s water quality and riparian habitat.

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.

Citizen Applicants Needed for Openings on Vail Local Housing Authority

  • 13 March 2016
The Town of Vail is seeking community members to fill two vacancies on the Vail Local Housing Authority. Applications are due to the town by 5 p.m. March 28. Applicants will be interviewed by the Town Council at its April 5 afternoon meeting, with appointments to follow at the evening meeting.

2015 Year in Review

  • 24 December 2015
2015 Year in Review
The Town of Vail experienced numerous successes during 2015, highlighted by the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in February which generated world wide attention and amplified the resort’s preeminent leadership position. A continued focus on upgrading infrastructure and amenities to maintain Vail’s competitiveness resulted in decisions to move forward with a major remodel of the Vail Golf and Nordic Clubhouse, provide additional funding to ensure construction of the Vail I-70 Underpass, facilitate construction of the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens Education Center and build a state-of-the art skatepark. All the while, the town’s financial health remained strong with sales tax collections headed for another record year.

Housing Topics Top Town Council Agenda for Dec. 6

  • 4 December 2016
Housing Topics Top Town Council Agenda for Dec. 6
The Vail Town Council will be reviewing three housing-related agenda items at its Tuesday, Dec. 6 meeting as it seeks to lay the foundation for additional housing opportunities in the community. Discussions include construction of the Chamonix Neighborhood at West Vail and associated recommendations on the deed restriction and lottery selection for the development, plus appointment of the Vail Local Housing Authority to serve as the town’s agent to negotiate and purchase deed restrictions community wide.

Vail Sponsors Monthly Lunch with the Locals Nov. 16

  • 14 November 2016
Vail Sponsors Monthly Lunch with the Locals Nov. 16
The Town of Vail will sponsor the next in a monthly series of lunch and learn symposiums at noon on Wednesday, Nov 16 at the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while enjoying the films “The Heart of Vail” and “The Next, Best West.”

Town of Vail Celebrates America Recycles Day on Nov. 15

  • 13 November 2016
Town of Vail Celebrates America Recycles Day on Nov. 15
In recognition of America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, the Town of Vail is joining communities around the country in hosting a series of events to encourage waste reduction and recycling. The town’s environmental office is partnering with the Vail Public Library and Walking Mountains Science Center on the local America Recycles Day Events. 

Here’s How to Recycle those Campaign Yard Signs

  • 8 November 2016
Here’s How to Recycle those Campaign Yard Signs
Throughout this election season, yard signs have become a popular way for voters to advocate their ballot preferences. Unfortunately, these yard signs cannot be recycled curbside or at the community drop off locations. To address this circumstance, the Town of Vail is partnering with Vail Honeywagon to provide recycling of the standard size yard signs.

Vail Town Council to Review Development Concepts for Chamonix Neighborhood Housing on Nov. 1

  • 30 October 2016
Vail Town Council to Review Development Concepts for Chamonix Neighborhood Housing on Nov. 1
Development concepts for the town-owned Chamonix Neighborhood housing parcel will be reviewed by the Vail Town Council at its Tuesday, Nov. 1 meeting that could see the project breaking ground this spring pending key approvals at the meeting. The item is listed as action item 6.2 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers, 75 S. Frontage Road, with opportunities for public comment.
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