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Town of Vail Year in Review for 2016

  • 28 December 2016
Town of Vail Year in Review for 2016
The Town of Vail experienced numerous successes in 2016 as it marked its 50th year as a municipality.

Town of Vail Issues Reminder on Short Term Rental Requirements

  • 24 December 2016
Property owners in Vail are reminded of previously adopted requirements for short term rentals. These include a requirement to post the Town of Vail sales tax account number in all advertisements of those rentals. Also, effective Jan. 1, 2016, all short term rental properties in Vail renting more than 14 days per year are required to obtain an annual business license from the town regardless of the location of the business management office.

Town of Vail Holiday Hours Announced

  • 20 December 2016
Most Town of Vail municipal offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday and will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27. A similar closure will occur the following week during the New Year’s holiday with most offices closed Monday, Jan. 2 and reopening on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Customers of the parking sales office are being reminded to plan ahead and take care of any last minute parking business in advance of the closures. 

 

Public Hearing is Tuesday for Town Council Adoption of 2017 Vail Municipal Budget

  • 30 October 2016
Public Hearing is Tuesday for Town Council Adoption of 2017 Vail Municipal Budget
A public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1 as the Vail Town Council prepares to adopt the proposed 2017 municipal budget. The $65 million expenditure plan is available on the town’s website at vailgov.com. The budget hearing is listed as item 7.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers. The hearing follows preliminary approval of the budget by the Town Council at its Oct. 18 meeting.

Proposed 2017 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review

  • 16 October 2016
Proposed 2017 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review
Public comment opportunities will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 18 and on Tuesday, Nov. 1 as the Vail Town Council reviews the proposed 2017 municipal budget. The $62 million expenditure plan is available for review on the town’s website. First reading of the budget ordinance is listed as action item 5.4 on the Oct. 18 meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.

Town of Vail Marks 50 Years with Community Birthday Party, Tributes on Aug. 23

  • 22 August 2016
Town of Vail Marks 50 Years with Community Birthday Party, Tributes on Aug. 23
The Town of Vail is throwing a community birthday party on Tuesday, Aug. 23 - 50 years to the day it became a new town. The celebration will include a variety of tributes, highlighted by a community gathering from 4 to 6 p.m. at Donovan Park and Pavilion with activities for the entire family.

Last Community Picnic is Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Donovan Pavilion

  • 7 August 2016
Last Community Picnic is Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Donovan Pavilion
The Town of Vail will host its remaining neighborhood picnic of the summer on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Donovan Pavilion. The picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and food and drink will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Town of Vail to Sponsor 17th Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 12 and Aug. 9

  • 11 July 2016
Town of Vail to Sponsor 17th Annual Neighborhood Picnics July 12 and Aug. 9
Mark your calendars for the Town of Vail’s 17th annual "Celebrating Community" neighborhood picnic series Tuesday, July 12 at Bighorn Park in East Vail and Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Donovan Pavilion in West Vail. Each picnic will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free food and drink provided by the town on a first-come, first-served basis. The picnics provide community members with an opportunity to offer comments and suggestions about various topics and to meet members of the Vail Town Council and town staff.

2015 Audit Finds Town in Enviable Financial Position

  • 26 June 2016
The Town of Vail remains in a strong financial position according to results of the 2015 audit presented to the Town Council earlier this month by Michael Jenkins of McMahan and Associates. The report gave the town a "clean" opinion, which means the auditors believe the financial statements are presented fairly in all material respects. 

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.

Take Part in Vail’s Community Survey

  • 28 March 2016
Take Part in Vail’s Community Survey
There’s still time to take part in the Town of Vail community survey which is used to evaluate municipal service levels and to identify community priorities. Residents, property owners, business owners, employees and others impacted by the town are encouraged to participate. The survey is available in two formats:  online at tovsurvey.org/2016, or in a paper format available at the front desk of the Vail Municipal Building. The survey link is also accessible from the Vail Public Library website at vaillibrary.com for those that want to participate using a library computer.

Annual Town of Vail Community Meeting on March 8 Offers Opportunity to Celebrate Successes and Look to the Future with Town Council

  • 6 March 2016
Annual Town of Vail Community Meeting on March 8 Offers Opportunity to Celebrate Successes and Look to the Future with Town Council
Major milestones from 2015 and key focus areas for the future will headline Vail’s Annual Community Meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 at Donovan Pavilion. The gathering is hosted by the Vail Town Council and town staff.

Town of Vail Community Survey Underway to Identify Municipal Service Ratings, Community Priorities

  • 6 March 2016
Town of Vail Community Survey Underway to Identify Municipal Service Ratings, Community Priorities
The Town of Vail is inviting all residents, property owners, business owners and employees to take part in its biennial community survey which is taking place in two formats, web and mail-back. The survey was last conducted in 2014 and is used to evaluate municipal service levels and to identify community priorities.

Short Term Rentals in Vail

  • 2 January 2016
Since July 1, 2015 short term rental properties in Vail are required to post their Town of Vail sales tax account number in all advertisements of those rentals. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, all short term rental properties in Vail renting more than 14 days per year will be required to obtain an annual business license from the town regardless of the location of the business management office. Previously, management companies located outside of Vail were not required to obtain a business license.

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.
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