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GettingDowntoBusiness66AterincorporationtherstelectionheldonNov.81966seatedthetownsrstmayorTedKindelandsixtowntrusteesPeteSeibertMitchHoytJohnDobsonHarryWillettLarryBurdickandJoeLangmaid.HoytlaterresignedandJohnDonovanwasappointedinhisplace.TherstmeetingoverwhichMayorKindelpresidedwasusedtoestablishanorganizationalstructure.TheagendaincludedappointmentoBlakeLynchasinterimtownrecorderadoptionoRobertsRulesoOrderestablishingthedayandtimeorregularmeetingsplusordinancestocreatethepositionsotownrecordertowntreasurertownattorneypolicemagistratetowncoordinatorandtownmarshal.A5-memberPlanningCommissionandtheLocalLicensingAuthorityliquorboardwerealsocreated.Taxestoowereestablishedatthatrstmeetingincludinga2percentskilittaxanda2percentsalestaxonlodgingrestaurantsandbarsretailsalesopersonalpropertyandretailliquorstoresplusanagreementtoacceptapplicationsorutilityranchises.Thetownsrstbudgetwasalsoadoptedincluding104415oroperatingexpendituresand24710orcapitalprojects.VailBecomesaTown66InthebeginningPeteSeibertandhisinvestmentpartnersweretooocusedonthemonumentaltaskodevelopingaskiresortanditsancillarycomponentstogivemuchthoughttocreatingatown.Theywerentevensureonewasneeded.AsskioperationstastedsuccessSeibertthengeneralmanageroVailAssociatescametoadiferentconclusion.Couldotherspayorsnow-plowingmaintainingtheparkinglotspolicingandthemanyotherservicesneededinaresortItwastimetoincor-poratebuthowSeibertandhisteamlearnedthatthenewcommunityhadtooewpropertyownerstoqualiyasatown.ToreachtheminimumVailAssociatesdevisedasolutionbysellingtwosteeplotsabovethesewerplantonWestForestRoadto20couplesincludingDickandDorisBailey.DickanarchitecthadbeenhiredbyFitzhughScottwhileDorisworkedortheVailResortAssociation.WithenoughqualiedvotersnowconrmedtheelectiontoincorporateastheTownoVailwasheldonAug.231966.Approvalwasgranted43-19.ThetwolotsweresoldbacktoVailAssoci-atesashadbeentheoriginalagreement.TheBaileysandtheotherpartnersenjoyedatidyprotwhilealsohelpingbirthanewtown.InfuencingtheRouteoI-7068Vailhasalwaysattractedpeoplewithenvironmentalsympathies.Theylovemountainsandthenaturalenvironment.ThosesympathiesbecameevidentinadisputeabouttherouteorInterstate70.StatehighwayengineerswantedtobuildthehighwaydirectlyromSilverthornetoVailasavingso10milesascomparedtotherouteoverVailPass.TheroadwastoollowGoreCreektoatunnelunderwhatbecameknownasRedBufaloPassbutmarooningachunkotheGoreRange-EaglesNestPrimitiveAreaandsullyingtheadjacentnaturallands.SomewithinVailavoredtheshorterroutetoexpeditebusiness.Oppositionwasheadedbyseveral10thMountainveteransincludingBobParkerthevicepresidentomarketingorVailAssociatesandenvironmentalistsWilliamBirdMounseyandMerrillHastings.Theymaintainedthatshorterwouldbemoreexpensivebecauseotunnelingcostsandthesaetyproblemsposedbyrockslidesand25avalanchepathsalonebetweenVailandthespineotheGoreRangeandalsoarguedortheneedtoprotectremainingwilderness.In1968SecretaryoAgricultureOrvilleFreemaninwhosedepartmenttheU.S.ForestServicewasadministereddeniedapermitduetointrusionintotheprimitivearea.In1976withthesupportopart-timeresidentPresidentGeraldFordthetractwasdesignatedbyCongressastheEaglesNestWilderness.TheI-70routeoverVailPasswascompletedin1978.FirstsnowmakingsystemsinstalledatGoldenPeak.SchoolDistrictormsVailsfrstpublicschoolK-6absorbingVailCountryDaySchoolstudents.ClassesheldinVailClinicbuilding.1968VailTrailnewspaperoundedbyGeorgeKnoxSr.One-yearsubscriptionsoeredor5.LandmarksemergewithconstructionoClockTowerBuildingandootbridgeenclosuretomatchnameo1965newCoveredBridgeBuilding.Dr.TomSteinberghiredasVailsfrstull-timedoctorandopensasmallclinic.FirstinternationalalpineskiracesheldinVailthemostimportantcompetitionontheskicalendardesignedtoflltheo-yeargapbetweenFISandOlympiccompetition.InanticipationotheracestheskitrailisnamedInternationalnowcalledLindseysinhonoro2010OlympicmedalistLindseyVonn.GoldenPeakopenswithfxedgripdoublechairlitandpomalit.Halthetownsstreetspavedorthefrsttime.One-laneForestServicebridgeonVailRoadwidenedto2-lanes.1967VailsurpassesWinterParkandAspentobecomestatesbusiestskiareawith205459skierdaysa30percentgain.VailGolCourseopens9holes.VailPlayersAnnualMelodramastarts.1966VailMetropolitanRecreationDistrictormed.VailAssociatesLtd.dissolvestransersassetstoVailAssociatesInc.withstockoptions.VailvotersapproveincorporationotheTownoVail.WeTownCouncilhadtowritealltherulesandregulationstomakeatownfunction.Wearguedabouteverythingincludingspeedlimitsbutitworked.VailVillageviewfromnortheastspring1967.townoFVaillogoAfterusingavariationofthefamiliarVcreatedbyDickHausermananewtownlogowasdevelopeddepictingtheGoreRange.ItwassketchedbyTownManagerTerryMingertogivethetownitsownidentity.thenineteensixtiesJhdvTownCouncilMember1967-19806VailsFirst50196-01