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Vail Announces Operational Adjustments to Comply with Public Health Order

  • 2 April 2020
Vail Announces Operational Adjustments to Comply with Public Health Order

The Town of Vail and Vail Resorts have taken immediate measures to implement the Standing Public Health Order Related to Events, Bars and Restaurants issued by Eagle County Department of Health & Environment and recommendations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community. We have adjusted our protocols to emphasize social distancing practices in our day-to-day municipal operations and have canceled public gatherings according to the standing order. We ask that you conduct business with the Town of Vail via phone and/or online services. Operational changes include a suspension of all Vail Transit routes, closure of the Vail Public Library and other public buildings. This information will be updated as new announcements are made.  

 

 

 

  • Vail Transit -  Town of Vail buses have suspended operations on all routes as of midnight March 18 until further notice. 
    https://www.vailgov.com/announcements/rider-alert-vail-transit-will-suspend-operations-end-of-tonight
     
  • ECO Transit - Limited service available for essential needs only. https://mailchi.mp/eaglecounty.us/eco-transit-modifies-schedule-urges-critical-use-only
     
  • Parking Paid parking in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures has been suspended as of 6 p.m. March 14. Daily and overnight parking will remain free in the structures until further notice. www.vailgov.com/parking
     
  • Public Meetings - Vail Town Council, Board & Commissions will be held according to the Town of Vail Remote Meeting Policy until further notice. The virtual schedule is as follows: Art in Public Places, April 6; Vail Town Council, April 7; Planning and Environmental Commission, April 13; Vail Local Housing Authority, April 14 and April 28. These meetings will be a Zoom webinar feed and most will be recorded by High Five Media. 
     
  • Municipal Building (east side) is closed to the public with the exception of urgent police matters. See below for emergency and online services available at www.vailgov.com
  • Police Counter is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday for individuals with an urgent need such as to report a missing person, to report a crime or to retrieve found and recovered property. While we value face-to-face contact, please call us at 970-479-2210 during those hours, prior to coming in to see us. If we can help you remotely, we will do that first. The following services have been suspended until further notice: non-criminal fingerprinting, vehicle identification (VIN) checks and processing of passenger transportation permit applications. Parking ticket disputes are being accepted by email only. Please send your message to vailpolice@vailgov.com and, if it is a municipal court-related matter, please send your message to lmoore@vailgov.com. Your email will be forwarded to the officer who issued the ticket, or your contest of the ticket will be handled by municipal court staff. Submit online requests for Vail Police Open Requests for Criminal Justice Records to vailpolice@vailgov.com using this form or this form in Spanish www.vailgov.com//solicitud_de_registros. To report lost items, please provide your contact information and a description of the item at www.vailgov.com/lostandfound. Contact vailpolice@vailgov.com or call 970-479-2210 with any additional questions. Citizens can use this form crimewatch.net/us/co/eagle/vail-pd/118587/report to report an event or suspicious occurrence that took place in Vail and which you do not need police to attend immediately, If your event does not qualify for online reporting, citizens should call Dispatch for non-emergent police matters at 970-479-2201.

  • Parking tickets - pay by phone only by calling 970-479-2100. Visa or Mastercard.
     
  • Municipal Court – The court will be closed until further notice. Call the court at 970-479-2129 or 970-479-2132 with questions.  Please mail penalty assessment violation payments to the court at 75 S. Frontage Road, Vail, CO 81657 or call to pay over the phone with a credit card.   
     
  • Town of Vail Community Survey - Fill out the community survey online at www.vailcommunitysurvey.org/open. New questions have been added to learn what the town can do to support the community during the public health crisis. The deadline for responses is April 20. If you'd like a copy to be mailed, call 970-479-2115 or email ssilverthorn@vailgov.com
     
  • Use of conference rooms  - Conference meeting rooms and Council Chambers that are typically available for nonprofit, HOA and other public agency group use are closed to the public until further notice
     
  • Community Development Building (west side) is closed to the public. This includes access to Planning, Permitting and Building divisions, plus Environmental, Economic Development and Housing Department functions. The department is actively processing applications, performing plan reviews and issuing approved permits, as well as performing inspections Monday-Friday. Staff members are working remotely to ensure that projects are not negatively impacted. Questions regarding the status of your applications and permits can be addressed by emailing cdev_submittal@vailgov.com. Our administrative team will be responding to emails regularly and will provide the most up-to-date information. In-person payments will be accepted by appointment only by contacting Shelley Bellm by phone, 970-479-2325 or by email, sbellm@vailgov.com. Credit card payments can be accepted over the phone and inspections can be requested by emailing inspections@vailgov.com. For information on construction safety measures, check here.

For urgent matters, please contact the following:

  • Community Development
    Matt Gennett, Director of Community Development
    970-479-2146 or 970-343-2767
    Shelley Bellm, Office Manager
    970-479-2325 or 970-390-0417
     
  • Environmental
    Kristen Bertuglia, Environmental Sustainability Director
    970-477-3455 or 720-281-2447
    Pete Wadden, Water Quality
    970-479-2144
    Beth Markham, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator
    970-479-2333
  • Economic Development
    Mia Vlaar, Economic Development Director
    970-479-2454
    Jeremy Gross, Special Events Coordinator
    970-477-3417
    Liz Gladitsch, Marketing Coordinator
    970-477-3417
     
  • Housing Department
    George Ruther, Housing Director
    970-376-2675
    Lynne Campbell, Housing Coordinator
    970-479-2150
     
  • Public Works Administration building, 1309 Elkhorn Drive is closed to the public until further notice. Please leave mail, rent checks and public way permits in the mailbox provided. The mailbox will be checked daily.​

Permits

  • All right-of-way permits will continue to be processed in a timely manner.
  • Permits will be issued online or by appointment only by contacting Leonard Sandoval by phone 970-390-4677 or by email lsandoval@vailgov.com

Housing

  • Drop rent checks in mailbox provided
  • Tenant questions regarding your lease or repairs to your unit can be done online or by appointment only by contacting Susie Hervert 970- 390-4930 or email shervert@vailgov.com


For urgent matters, please contact the following:

  • Housing 
    Susie Hervert, General Serv. Administrator                   
    970-390-4930                                                                   
    970-479-2444  
                                                                                                                                                        
  • Office                                                                               
    Greg Hall, Director of Public Works                                
    970-479-2160 or 970-390-4676

    Janeil Turnbull, Prof. Administrator/Custodial Coordinator
    970-479-2158
     
  • Construction & Permitting                                             
    Leonard Sandoval, Construction Coordinator                
    970-479-2198 or 970-390-4677  
     
  • Engineering
    Tom Kassmel, Town Engineer
    970-479-2235
    970-376-1664

    Chad Salli, Senior Engineering
    970-479-2169
    970-376-2389
     
  • Landscaping
    Todd Oppenheimer, Capital Projects Manager/Landscape Architect
    970-479-2161 or 970-390-4678

    Gregg Barrie, Senior Landscape Architect                      
    970-479-3286 or 970-390-3286             
                             
  • GIS
    Sean Koenig, GIS Specialist
    970-477-3504
     
  • AIPP                                                                               
    Molly Eppard, Art in Public Places                                   
    970-479-2344    
                                                                 
  • Streets
    Charlie Turnbull, Street Superintendent
    970-390-3008
     
  • Facilities
    John King, Facilities Manager
    970-376-0949

     
  • Art in Public Places is canceling all Art Walks until further notice. Call 970-479-2344 or email artinvail@vailgov.com with your questions. www.artinvail.com 
     
  • Vail Public Library is closed as of March 15 until further notice. Call the library at 970-479-2187 or email libinfo@vailgov.com with your questions. www.vaillibrary.com
     
  • Welcome Centers - Vail Village & Lionshead are operating virtually from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call the center with your questions at 970-477-3522 or email welcome@vailgov.com.

  • ECO Transit  - Service changes updated here
     
  • Vail Fire Stations are closed to public access. Fire permit inspections will be conducted on a limited basis and may be conducted remotely. Please call 970-479-2250 or email Fire Chief Mark Novak at mnovak@vailgov.com with questions.
    Thank you for your patience as we continue to evaluate this situation and make decisions in the interest of keeping our community safe. We will update this information as circumstances change. If you have questions about COVID-19, call the CO HELP Hotline at 1-877-462-2911. For local updates, visit www.ECEmergency.org or www.vailgov.com/COVID-19.
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