The target date to begin allowing consumption of alcohol in public places in Vail has been set for May 29 following Town Council approval of an emergency ordinance that authorizes the Town Manager to establish such locations. Until then, the Vail Police Department is reminding guests and residents that public consumption of alcohol in Vail remains prohibited. This includes consumption of alcohol on any street, alley, sidewalk, public building or parking lot in the town, or within any vehicle in those areas per Town Code 6-3C-4.
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.
Work is underway to create the next iteration of Eagle County’s public health order in response to COVID-19. In alignment with the county’s Transition Trail Map, the transition to the “Blue” Phase will loosen some restrictions that have been in place since April 27. As some restrictions are rolled back, Eagle County officials note the importance of residents and business leaders continuing to meet social distancing requirements.
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.