An overview of the Vail Town Council’s alternative housing sites initiative to the Booth Heights housing development approved for East Vail will be presented during the council’s Tuesday, July 7 evening meeting. The item is listed as 5.2 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers with social distancing protocols in place. The meeting will be live streamed at www.highfivemedia.org/live-five.
The Town of Vail has rescheduled the biannual Hard to Recycle event for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 24 at the Ford Park Parking Lot. The event will collect electronic waste and household hazardous waste and will offer paper shredding services.
The Town of Vail is partnering with Bewegen Technologies to launch Bewegen Vail, an electric bike share pilot program this summer from July 1 through Sept. 9. The pilot program is geared to local Vail residents to offer an alternative to driving their vehicles or taking the bus to commute to work or social engagements and while running errands. It is a great way to get fresh air and exercise while practicing social distance.
The Town of Vail is seeking applications from community members to fill a mid-term vacancy on the Design Review Board. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, July 24. Send letters of interest and experience to: Vail Town Council, Attn. Tammy Nagel, Town Clerk, 75 S. Frontage Rd., Vail, CO 81657 by mail or in person, or e-mail to email@example.com.
The Vail Town Council will has approved plans to install Advisory Bike Lanes along Vail Valley Drive on a trial basis. The concept was reviewed during council's Tuesday, June 16 meeting.
The Town of Vail is ready to launch a comprehensive master plan process for the West Vail area. Details are available on the EngageVail.com community engagement portal with opportunities to register for project updates. The intent of this plan is to envision planning, zoning and design options as well as transportation infrastructure, housing and economic development for the West Vail area. The planning process is expected to take between 12 and 18 months, with adoption by the Town Council in the spring/summer of 2021.
The 8150 Report spotlights the people, programs and events that make the Town of Vail a great place to live and visit.
Environmental sustainability efforts have been identified as Vail’s highest priorities for action according to respondents who took part in the Town of Vail community survey which was circulated during the spring. The survey findings were presented to the Town Council on June 16 by the research firm RRC Associates which also included an overview of department and service ratings as well as comments associated with the public health crisis.
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The Town of Vail is sponsoring the distribution and giveaway of 100 native trees and shrubs as part of the annual Trees for Vail program. Beginning Monday, June 15, Vail residents or property owners who show proof of Vail residency will be eligible to pick up a free one-gallon tree or native shrub. The trees will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to one tree per household.
Limited public access to the Vail Municipal building, Vail Public Library and other town offices and facilities will be available beginning Monday, June 1 as part of a phased plan to provide restricted in-person services to customers and guests. The transition will require members of the public and employees to wear face coverings and adhere to social distancing as well as occupancy requirements when conducting business in the buildings.
May the power of your Sole be with you! Memorial Day is nearly here and that means it is time for the annual Sole Power Green Commuting Challenge. This year Sole Power celebrates its 10th year with 1,500 participants who have logged nearly 295,000 miles since the start of the program. The Sole Power Challenge is free and encourages active commuting in the Eagle Valley. Participants get outside, get fit, reduce their carbon footprint, save money and have fun. While the challenge starts on Monday, May 25, participants can log on to www.solepower.org and track miles year-round.
The Town of Vail is seeking volunteers from the community to serve on an advisory panel that will be used to help shape the planning process for the West Vail Master Plan which is being launched this spring. The intent of the master plan is to envision planning, zoning and design options as well as transportation infrastructure, housing and economic development for West Vail. The study area is approximately 262 acres and is bordered by West Gore Creek Drive to the south, Cortina Lane and Garmisch Drive to the north, Buffehr Creek Road to the east and Arosa Drive to the west. The plan will also consider connections from West Vail to local destinations outside of the project area and West Vail’s role within the town.
In place of an annual Sustainable Landscape Workshop, the Vail Environmental Sustainability Department has organized a free webinar series on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Town of Vail, Eagle River Water & Sanitation District and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, this webinar series will teach landscapers and property owners how to maintain a beautiful landscape while conserving water, creating habitat for native animals and beneficial insects, and reducing dependence on landscaping chemicals.
The Climate Action Collaborative for the Eagle County Community has launched a commuter study for Eagle County residents. The survey will be used to understand how the local workforce normally commutes around the county so transportation options can be improved to make them better and easier for everyone.
In anticipation of a new public health order from Eagle County that will become effective in the coming days, the Town of Vail is preparing for the next phase of sustainable social distancing that will incrementally return a number of municipal services following a shut-down caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an update to the Town Council Tuesday, an overview of existing and upcoming services was provided by Town Manager Scott Robson.