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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: RT @VailGov: Sadly, we lost another #Vail pioneer today, Dr. Tom Steinberg. Our heartfelt condolences to the family. https://t.co/aWBq6JNC… 19 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Tonight's meeting has adjourned. Be safe. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Council has voted 7-0 to table Resolution No. 29. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
At the recommendation of Dick Cleveland, Council will table this item to a future meeting given the late hour of the evening. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Each 5% reduction equates to $900,000 subsidy by Town of Vail. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Fee option alternatives include a recommended fee schedule, plus 5% reduction, 10%, 15% and 20% reduction option. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Last item on agenda is Resolution No. 29, re: Approving Transportation Impact Fee Schedule. Tom Kassmel is presenting. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Ruther recommends returning to Town Council with recommendations on commercial ski storage following joint task force meeting w/ PEC. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Next agenda item is an update on commercial ski storage. Chris Neubecker is presenting several questions of clarification. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Council will revisit parking recommendation in two weeks with public input and final decision. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Moffet suggests getting clear about what behavior changes are desired with winter rate structure. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Chapin says someone is developing a local App that would identify available private parking spaces. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Season parking passes are recommended to be increased: $300 for pink, $750 for green, $1,500 for blue and $2,000 for silver. Gold at $3250. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Recommended fee structure would be reduced to $10 for 2 to 3 hrs., then $20 for 3 to 4, $30 for 4 to 15 hours and $40 for 15 to 24. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Cleveland says he'd support a 90 min. free time period if merchants stepped forward to create a validation system for the additonal 30 min. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Task Force recommends reducing free parking period from current 2 hrs to 90 min to minimize looping & create additional turnover in spac 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Task Force recommends increased transit service by Vail and ECO to help keep more cars off the road. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Task Force recommends being proactive, re: there will be 3 years of parking challenges during hospital expansion construction. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Greg Hall is presenting parking goals and recommendations. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Next item is an update on recommendations from Parking & Transportation Task Force, re: 2017-2018 winter parking program. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Council has voted 6-1 (Foley against) to approve 1st reading of Ord. No. 12. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Public comment has been called. No one has stepped forward to comment. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Changes are based on Nexus Study. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Ordinance decreases accommodation unit rate for employee generation by 0.1 & increase by 3.45 employees for eating & drinking establ 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Next item is 1st reading Ord. 12, re: amending employee generation & mitigation rates. Chris Neubecker is presenting. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Council has voted 5-2 (Langmaid, Mason against) to approve 1st reading of Ord. No. 13. Second reading public hearing takes place in 2 weeks. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Moffet says another option is for neighborhood to lobby Eagle County to buy the land from w/open space funds & preserve in perpetuity. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Moffet has moved to approve 1st reading of Ord. No. 13, re: East Vail rezoning application. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Chapin is mindful this is private property. Says ability to preserve 75 percent of space is commendable. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Cleveland commended Danson and the Booth Creek group for bringing forward an alternative. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Foley: If we don't rezone, we stop the discussion. He noted existing private development rights. Looks forward to exploring possibility. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Cleveland agrees with Langmaid 100%. He notes land is private property w/ development rights, but questions applicant's ability to mitigate. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Cleveland: Every project needs to be evaluated by its positives and negatives. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Bruno: This is an opportunity to advance the community's needs. It's private, undeveloped property. Most of it goes to open space. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Mason: "Sometimes there's the right thing to do and sometime there's the wrong thing to do." She hopes Vail Resorts won't develop the land. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Quick cowboy math by Moffet indicates private development is worth $30M on this site. Says rezoning request is a down-zoning. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Moffet says it is the land owner's right to apply for rezoning. He questions why the town would want to swap its land with Vail Resorts. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Moffet says he takes issue with characterization of "youthful behavior" by tenants of employee housing. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Langmaid says bighorn habitat on the property is invaluable and irreplaceable. She supports tabling application to review land swap idea. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Langmaid is also describing her involvement in supporting employee housing. Says she has an employee housing unit in her home. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Langmaid is talking about history of bighorn in Colorado and in Vail. Says the herd could go extinct. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Kim Langmaid is speaking first. She's holding up a color photo of bighorn sheep and talking "through the eyes of a scientist." 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Mayor Chapin is reminding the audience this is the first reading of the ordinance. He's now asking for comments from Town Council. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Chapin is asking if failure to pay property taxes on parcel would stand in the way of rezoning application. Town attorney says "no." 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Questions from Council. Moffet is clarifying what conditions would warrant tabling. Mason is asking about property ownership confusion. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Staff is clarifying misinformation that was communicated earlier during citizen comment regarding property ownership & zoning classifica 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Applicant representative is stressing that no development plans for the property have been contemplated at this time by Vail Resorts. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Public comment period has closed. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: "I have a stake in this game," says a ski industry employee who currently lives in Minturn. 5 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite