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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. 7 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Staff will seek public input on impact fee and return to Town Council for further discussion. 7 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Consultant says draft fee schedule has been prepared and next steps will involve public input if council is comfortable with work to date. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Town has hired consulting firm TischlerBise to develop updated transportation impact fee that will codify current traffic mitigation fee. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Moffet is asking how study impacts public policy decisions of Town Council. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Last item on tonight's agenda is an update on transportation impact fee. Tom Kassmel is presenting. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Council has voted 5-2 to approve (Foley and Mason against). 2nd reading to occur Feb. 21. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Moffet has made motion to approve Marriott Residence Inn SDD ordinance on 1st reading with conditions. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Cleveland says he's prepared to support the project. He's challenging the business community to step up and master lease the units. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Cleveland: Recognize trade offs needed between neighborhood and greater needs of community. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Cleveland: My goal has been to get as close to compliance with underlying zoning. Vast majority of height is now in compliance. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Moffet: "What's zoned here is essentially what we're getting." 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Chapin says he'll vote to move the project forward to second reading. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Chapin says West Vail Master Plan has been funded for 2017 but won't be completed overnight. Says it's a long process. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Chapin thanked Greg Bemis for sharing his "plan B" idea. If project is approved tonight, says additional concessions can made at 2nd reading 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Mason is thanking citizens for taking part in public hearing process. She's describing difficulty in making decision. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Bruno: "We need to be forward-thinking and willing to make sacrifices." 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Bruno suggests increasing commitment by developer to fund left turn lane to east access, if built, within 10 years of approval. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Langmaid also suggests sharing project's recreational amenities with affected interests. She wants to learn more about carshare program. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Langmaid suggests turning roof of building as dogpark. Suggests extra safety precautions for trail users & use of firewise trees as buff 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Langmaid says she's leaning toward voting to approve with conditions. She says dog waste issue is a serious public health threat. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Langmaid applauds Greg Bemis for his "out of the box" thinking. Says we need more of that. She's thanking citizens for turning out. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Langmaid says she's struggling with decision. Says Vail needs a vision for the future. Says West Vail Master Plan is seriously overdue. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Mason is asking what developer will submit if this project isn't approved. Mauriello says it will be similar to prior hotel approval. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Foley will vote against ordinance. Sees adverse impacts on neighborhood. Wants to get West Vail Master Plan going. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Mayor is asking for comments from Town Council. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: George Ruther is adding staff clarification regarding density count and deed restriction compliance checks. 8 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Mauriello is clarifying earlier comments and questions regarding traffic study, height calculation and site coverage. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Public comment has closed. Applicant now has closing comments. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Steve Lindstrom, Housing Authority, predicts site will house big building one day. Urges Council to support this public-private partnership. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Kim Bell Williams is describing how people are sleeping in their cars on cold nights because there is no housing available. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Alison Wadey of Vail Chamber & Business Association is speaking of chamber's endorsement and reasons behind it. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Brian Rodine is offering support for development. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Gwen Scalpello suggests project is too urban. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: A downvalley resident is telling the Town Council she would love the opportunity to live in Vail. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
A resident of the Intermountain neighborhood supports the project. Says rental units are essential for Vail's future. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Erb is urging council to vote no and send developer back to the drawing board. Says it represents spot zoning. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Wendy Erb is objecting to 5 min. comment limit. She has lots to say that hasn't been mentioned. She questions affordability of rental units. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: A resident on Meadow Ridge Road is speaking against project while a resident from East Vail is speaking in favor. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Bemis: swap Roost site for 2 acres at Timber Ridge. Says this would accommodate a bigger building with more hotel rooms and more housing. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Greg Bemis is proposing a "plan B." 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Michael Dunahay is offering his support for the project. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Another resident is criticizing applicant for mounting largescale public relations campaign. She wonders why issue is still before council. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Chris Romer of Vail Valley Partnership is speaking of organization's endorsement and identifying members of the VVP board and other members. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Stephen Connolly is urging Council to consider neighborhood concerns given Council's focus on "building community." 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Resident of Meadow Ridge Road is speaking against the project. Concerned that project will block their view. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Rick Smith, chief administrative officer of Vail Valley Medical Center, is speaking in support of project. 9 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Council will be hearing testimony for and against the project. Randy Guerriero says project doesn't meet character of neighborhood. Too big. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Council is back from break. Ready for public comment. Mayor Chapin is asking for 5 minute limit per person and one chance to speak. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Council is taking a 5-minute break before opening the floor to public comment. 10 hours ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite