The Vail Police Department is taking part in the statewide Click It or Ticket Campaign. The first enforcement period is from March 26 through April 1. The next period is May 22 through June 4 and the final period is July 17- 23.
The Town of Vail and Eagle River Water & Sanitation District will sponsor another installment of its Lunch with the Locals series at noon Wednesday, March 21 in the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch while listening to Holly Loff of Eagle River Watershed Council discuss threats to our local water bodies and efforts to protect them.
A recap of the various construction projects currently ongoing in Vail as well as projects that will be beginning soon.
The Vail Town Council will review final recommendations for the 2018 summer parking plan during its evening meeting on Tuesday, March 20. The action item is listed as 6.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment.
This August, pro cycling will be making a return to the Town of Vail. It’s a legacy that began in Vail in 1975 with the start of the Red Zinger pro cycling tour, and has continued with events like the Coors Classic, the UCI World Mountain Biking Championships, and the USA Pro Challenge. In December of 2017, the Vail Town Council approved support for two days of pro cycling via the Colorado Classic cycling race, in partnership with the Vail Valley Foundation and RPM Events Group.
The Town of Vail is seeking a qualified contractor to perform safety improvements on the Pirateship Park children’s play structure. In general, the work will include removal and replacement of an existing stairway, replacement of the existing wooden deck with pultruded fiberglass panels, raising the height of the steel railings/handrails and other associated work. The work will require multiple trades including carpentry, welding and painting.
The Town of Vail will be hosting a five-day demo of an electric bus from Tuesday, March 20 through Saturday, March 24. The demonstration is part of a project to upgrade buses serving on the intown route to battery-electric buses in 2020. The 40-foot, ADA-accessible, battery-electric bus manufactured by BYD will be in regular service on the intown route between Lionshead and Vail Village during this timeframe and rider feedback will be encouraged.
Thirty-three special events in the Cultural/Recreational/Community category are receiving $837,290 in support from the Town of Vail Commission on Special Events in 2018. An additional $151,500 has been awarded to eight proposals falling into the Education/Enrichment events and programming category. The funding comes from monies collected from Vail business license fees and from the Town of Vail General Fund.