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inspredbythepastourgoalwastoensuretheongongsuccessofValregonaltransportatoncontnuedcommtmenttoopenspaceBlueSkyBasnroundaboutsandaffordablehousngforsaletolocals.Partnershpsandunwaverngdetermnatonturnedntorewardngsustanableoutcomes.PeggoefMayor1991-1995GrowthPactPrecedesNewSkiTerrain95TodaysBlueSkyBasinrepresentssomuchmorethanits645acresogladedskiing.OnceknownasCat-egoryIIIthemountainsnewestterrainisthecrowningachievementembeddedinanhistoricmanagedgrowthagree-mentbetweentheTownoVailandVailAssociates.ApprovedunanimouslybytheTownCouncilinApril1995theagreementidentiesaseriesoactionsusedtobal-ancepeakandnon-peakperiods.IncludedistheabilitytoincreasethemountainsearlyseasoncarryingcapacityviaBlueSkyBasinaswellasamanagetonumberoskiersonVailMountainatonetimeo19900.Thetownscarryingcapacitywasalsoincreasedwithcon-structionotheMainVailroundaboutswhichwerepartiallyundedbyVailAssociates.ThereviewoCategoryIIIwasexhaustiveandtheexpansionvigorouslyopposedbysomewithinVail.ArsonresonVailMoun-taininOctober1998laterdeterminedtobetheworkoout-o-stateanimal-rightscellswerethelargestactoeco-terrorisminU.S.historyandbroughtaracturedcommunitytogetherunitedinitsresolvetoovercomeadversity.KickingtheHabitCleaningtheAir91ForyearsacracklingreattheendothedayhadbeenpartothemystiqueoaskivacationinVailuntiltheEnvironmentalProtectionAgencycamecalling.Vailthecommunitythatcherishedthenaturalenvironmentwasapolluterintheeyesotheederalgovern-ment.Thepopularityowood-burningreplaceshadcausedtheairparticulatelevelstoexceedacceptablestandards.Onbusyweekendssmokesometimescreatedalidabovethevalleyfoor.In1980duringthePresidentsDayweekendthetowninitiatedasmokelessweekendcampaigntobringattentiontotheproblemosmokeromopen-hearthreplaces.Thecampaignbecameanan-nualeventormorethanadecadewhilethetownworkedtoaddressthevalleyspoorairquality.ApivotalturningpointoccurredinAugust1991whentheTownCouncilvoted7-0tobaninstallationowood-burningreplaceswhileallowingnewcleaner-burningwoodstovesornaturalgasreplacesthataestheticallymimickedtheold-ashionedreplaces.Conversionsoexistingreplacesweregivenincen-tives.Thecombinationocarrotsandsticksworked.WithinaewyearsVailsbrowncloudhaddisappearedandtheairqualitymetederalstandards.Tothisdaythetownwaivespermiteesonwoodreplaceconversions.thenineteenninetiesroundaboutsarEVolutionaryidEaIn1995VailsroundaboutsatMainVailwerethefrstotheirkindtobebuiltataninterstateinterchangeintheU.S.Cost2.8million.Trafclightswerethemostobviouscongestionremedybutthecommunityquicklydismissedthelightsasinappropriatemuchtoourbanandoutocharacter.PriortotheroundaboutsVailhadspent80000annuallytomanuallydirecttrafcduringbusytimes.StillcarsduringChristmasweeksometimesbackedup30minutesormore.FollowingthesuccessatMainVailthecommunityenthusiasticallyendorsedroundaboutsasthetrafcsolutionorWestVail.Constructionwascompletedin1997atacosto6.1million.TodayroundaboutsareanacceptedengineeringsolutionintheU.S.whichnowhasmorethan3000.Ateraour-and-a-halyearreviewprocessBlueSkyBasinopenedonJan.62000.VailvotersdeeatplantoconstructcemeteryonupperbenchoDonovanPark.Duringsamespecialelectionvotersapproveassaultweaponsban.VailHomeownersAssociationormed.Statedemographerconfrms73percentohomesinVailownedbypart-timeresidents.1991Votersdeeatsalestaxincreasestoundperormingartsandconerencecenter.Insameelectionvotersapprovede-Brucingquestion.1993UCIWorldMountainBikeChampionshipsheldinVail.Constructiono3.5millionadditiontoPoliceDepartmentcompleted.VotersseparatemillevyorVailParksandRecreationDistrictromTownoVail.1994ManagedgrowthagreementapprovedbetweenTownoVailandVailAssociates.EagleCountyvotersapprovesalestaxorregionaltransporta-tionandtrails.1995JackAfeckExpansionoVailVillageparkingstructurecompletedwithadditiono400spaces.In-boundsterrainparkopensonVailMountain.VailTennisCenteropens.19901VailsFirst50196-01