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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.

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Council has voted 6-0 to approve motion. Tonight's meeting is adjourned. Be safe. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Cleveland has moved to proceed with up to $50K for shop drawings, to direct RA Nelson to line up subs & create early application incenti 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Cleveland suggests considering a preference lottery to encourage applicants to get their information in early. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Foley is asking Finance Director if she's comfortable with numbers. She says she'd like to wait for third party review. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Mayor Chapin is asking for public comment. No one has stepped forward. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Zemler suggests limiting decisions tonight to approve $50K in shop drawings for systems built option and directing RA Nelson to line up subs 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Cleveland supports single phase, systems built approach. He wonders if buyer commitment schedule could be moved up. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Cleveland is expressing concern about project's risk. Says town has to commit to pay significant money in 3 weeks without knowing buyer #s. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Langmaid is asking if Energy Star appliances will be used, solar panels, wiring for electric vehicles, etc. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: RA Nelson contractor representative is explaining how local subs will be used on the project. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Finance director is explaining intent to have a 3rd party examination of numbers to evaluate town's risk. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Michael O'Connor with Triumph Development, the town's partner, is presenting the proposed development schedule and key milestones. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Buyers must become qualified to participate in lottery which is currently scheduled for May 3. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Ruther says 145 potential buyers have expressed interest in participating in a lottery to purchase one of the units. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Phased approach would allow for greater flexibility with town's cash reserves and has less financial risk. However, costs would be higher. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Single phase approach for systems-built construction requires up front financial commitment from town. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Finance Director is presenting info on phasing, funding and cash flow. Estimated construction costs for 32 units is $17.5M. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Ruther is providing update on Chamonix Vail activities. Website launched, buyer info meetings, development reviews, home type preferences. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Next and last agenda item is an update and schedule on the planning and entitlement process for Chamonix Vail. George Ruther is presenting. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Citizen participation has closed. Next item is Town Manager Report. Zemler says he has nothing to add. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Erb is also asking why Vail Resorts isn't building employee housing. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Erb is also suggesting considerations of policy changes to strengthen housing requirements for new developments. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Wendy Erb is asking if a school teacher who doesn't work during the summer meets qualifications to live in deed restricted housing. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Council members are suggesting that Rondeau have those conversations with the developer. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Rondeau is asking if the developer has been contacted about his idea and whether it has been considered. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Rondeau is presenting his ideas on how to reconfigure the Marriott development proposal by swapping the hotel and housing spaces. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Paul Rondeau is addressing Council on Marriott Residence Inn proposal. Says he's known as "process" guy & believer in goal driven soluti 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Michael Cacioppo is asking some follow up questions resulting from the afternoon meeting, re: transit and transportation. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Chris Fitzgerald is addressing the Town Council on various traffic and transit suggestions to improve circulation in West Vail on busy days. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Citizen participation has been called. 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Vail Town Council evening session has begun. 6 of 7 Council members are present. (Moffet absent). Follow @VailTownCouncil 10 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Meeting has recessed until 6 p.m. tonight when tweets return. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Cleveland is opposed. Says Spring Back conversation should have occurred during the budget process and via Commission on Special Events. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: At the suggestion of Bruno, council majority offered support to explore supplementing $$ for Spring Back to Vail to help select major act. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Cleveland asked for clarification regarding a paid advertisement for yogurt on level 2 of the parking structure. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Lastly, Mason asked if access to Alpine Gardens Education Center could be enhanced during winter with better parking options and wayfinding. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Mason also asked if there could be a better way to assist guests with dead car batteries in parking structures, perhaps by signing a waiver. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Mason shared complaints about illegal RV camping in West Vail and suggested addition of a host at east end of VV parking structure. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Langmaid also attended Global Energy Forum which featured diversity of topics. Best one yet. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Langmaid attended Camp Hale historical designation event and asked about status of TOV heritage and history preservation. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Bruno reported on latest meeting of Vail Local Marketing District Advisory Council. Beth Slifer was elected chair. PR trip to NY successful. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Next agenda item is Matters from Mayor, Council and Committee Reports. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Next agenda item is Information Update. Council is reviewing series of memos and reports on a variety of topics. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Kassmel: Hospital wants to begin relocating utilities this summer, so will be important to finalize plans & cost share. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Conceptual design includes a roundabout to accommodate hospital, Evergreen redevelopment and future redevelopment of municipal site. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Next agenda item is an update on Vail Valley Medical Center South Frontage Road Improvement plan. Tom Kassmel is presenting. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Council has directed Kassmel to return at next meeting for additional discussion on traffic impact fees for residential. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
VailTownCouncil: Langmaid is asking if impact fees from Highland Meadows and other areas bordering town are paid. Those are collected by Eagle County. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite
Cleveland is noting the need for a town council discussion on a proposal to include incremental impact fees on residential properties. 11 days ago . Reply . Retweet . Favorite