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Community Workshop Takes Place Feb. 22 to Help Prioritize Update to Comprehensive Open Lands Plan

  • 21 February 2017
Community Workshop Takes Place Feb. 22 to Help Prioritize Update to Comprehensive Open Lands Plan
The next phase in the update of the Town of Vail Comprehensive Open Lands Plan will take place during a community workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. The workshop follows a series of kick-off meetings held in December and January that introduced the planning update to the community and began identifying themes for future priorities.

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.

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.

Lottery Submission Deadline for Chamonix Vail Homes Set for March 17

  • 19 February 2017
Lottery Submission Deadline for Chamonix Vail Homes Set for March 17
With strong buyer interest and approvals from the town review boards, the Chamonix Vail development team is announcing an expedited scheduled to lock-in lower construction costs for the new homes. The lottery submission deadline has been adjusted to Friday, March 17 for qualified buyers wishing to take part in the May 3 drawing. The previous deadline was March 31. Lottery applicants will select from among 32 deed restricted townhomes to be built on a town-owned parcel in West Vail, located at 2310 Chamonix Road.

Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals Feb. 22

  • 19 February 2017
Vail Sponsors Lunch with the Locals Feb. 22
The Town of Vail will sponsor the tenth in a series of lunch and learn symposiums at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Grand View on the third floor of the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while listening to a presentation about maintaining healthy garden soils from Shawn Bruckman of The Ground Up. Free parking for up to two hours is available in the Lionshead parking structure.
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