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Council Highlights

After more than a decade, the Town of Vail is changing the format of Vail Town Council Highlights.

You can now view council meeting highlights as they happen or anytime afterwards via the Town Council’s Twitter account at http://twitter.com/VailTownCouncil . You do not need a Twitter account to access the Council Highlights.

VailTownCouncil: Tonight's meeting is adjourned. Be safe. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Council has voted 6-1 (Foley against) to adopt 2nd reading of 2018 budget Ordinance No. 14. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Cleveland says budgeted salary and benefit costs are necessary to be an average payer within market comparison. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Foley says he'll vote no on budget. He's uncomfortable with employee salary and benefit costs. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Lindstrom also thanked Dick Cleveland for his ongoing support of housing issues. Cleveland's term will end Nov. 7. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Steve Lindstrom of Vail Local Housing Authority is offering support for advances in housing. Says more heavy lifting is ahead. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Public comment has been called. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Council is reviewing Town Manager's recommendation to create a new Housing Department and to structure a new fund to advance housing. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Last agenda item is 2nd reading adoption of Ord. No. 14, re: 2018 Town of Vail budget. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Correction: Approval of Resolution No. 34 Question 1 Ballot Issue was misidentified as Resolution No. 35. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Council has voted 7-0 to approve Solar Vail development agreement. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Council members say they hope the agreement inspires other community members to come forward with similar concepts. Proud moment for town. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Public comment has closed. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Steve Lindstrom of Vail Local Housing Authority is explaining more about the deed restriction purchases and review criteria. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Rick Smith from the Vail hospital is offering support for the development agreement. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
On behalf of VVP, Romer is applauding Sonnenalp Properties and town for significant public-private partnership. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Public input has been called. Chris Romer with Vail Valley Partnership is offering point of clarification re: business license reference. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Community Development Director George Ruther is presenting background. The town will call upon the new Vail InDEED program to help fund. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: The 65 new Solar Vail rental units would be a combination of studio, one and two bedroom. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
16 of the new apartments at Solar Vail would be available for businesses and individuals not associated with Sonnenalp Properties. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: This involves purchase of 65 deed restrictions on property at $65K per unit for total of $4.225 million. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Next item is Resolution No. 35, re: development agreement between Town, Vail Local Housing Authority & Sonnenalp Properties, re: Solar V 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Council has voted 7-0 to approve Resolution No. 35. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Opt out also addresses Internet service. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Next item is Resolution No. 35, Re: Cable opt-out ballot issue. Town Attorney Matt Mire is providing background. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Council has voted 7-0 to support Resolution No. 33. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Cacioppo: "This one's for the kids. The kids deserve this." 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Public comment has been called. Michael Cacioppo says VRD is one of the few governments that has never had a tax increase. 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Next item is Resolution No. 33, Re: supporting VRD 1 mill property tax increase to maintain service levels and fund capital obligations. 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Council has voted 7-0 to support Resolution No. 32. 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Next agenda item is a resolution of support for Eagle County Ballot Issue 1A - pot tax funding mental health and substance abuse services. 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Based on feedback from Town Council, an ordinance will be drafted that will address the discussion items. First reading scheduled for Nov. 7 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Stephen Connolly says overall goal is to preserve quality of life for neighborhoods. He's also presenting economic benefits to community. 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Town manager says proposed STR effort is to create a valid licensing process that works for Town of Vail. No additional staff needed. 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Also under review is whether Council wishes to pursue requiring hosting platforms to confirm licensing prior to posting a rental online. 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Council is being asked if it would support the posting of a license number on exterior of unit for increased enforcement. 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Council is reviewing a process for administrative revocation of a short-term rental license in Vail. 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Stephen Connolly suggests if council wants to pursue, they should require inspections of all rentals and home occupation license holders. 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Public comment has been called. Dennis Linn is asking about unsafe shared exterior stairs at his duplex. Could they be inspected by town? 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Another question of council is whether owners should be required to obtain a life-safety inspection by a third party. 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Penny Wilson suggests sign off requirement by HOAs. 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Town attorney will research legality of the joint ownership sign-off, re: property rights. 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Council is taking public comment on the joint ownership topic. Stephen Connolly suggests permission be given to renew a license by adjacents 11 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Council is also reviewing if sign off should be required by a neighbor sharing a party wall, for example a duplex owner. 12 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: ...require local property contact for each rental which must be posted in interior of rented unit for renters as well as documented w/town. 12 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
...require an affidavit to be signed by the licensee to acknowledge trash, noise and parking violations as well as life safety are addressed 12 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: ...create a penalty/fine structure for unlicensed operation of short-term rentals 12 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Staff is beginning to draft ordinance that would revise current ordinance to remove 14-day threshold to require a license... 12 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Next agenda item is a discussion on short term rental policies. Finance Director Kathleen Halloran is presenting. 12 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Michael Cacioppo is asking which of the council members up for re-election are in favor of reducing parking from 2 hrs to 90 minutes. 12 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite