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Locals Encouraged to Attend YIMBY Jamboree to Discuss Community Housing Solutions, Jan. 17

  • 10 January 2019
Building on the strong momentum of the Eagle River Valley’s multiple efforts across private and public sectors to create a healthy community by delivering incremental housing projects, the YIMBY Jamboree will take place Thursday, Jan. 17 at Donovan Pavilion.

Vail Launches Master Planning Process for Civic Area Properties; Take the Survey at EngageVail.com

  • 3 January 2019
Vail Launches Master Planning Process for Civic Area Properties; Take the Survey at EngageVail.com
The Town of Vail has introduced the first stages of a master planning process that is relying heavily on community engagement to determine how best to incorporate community needs and goals in preparing for future improvements to town-owned properties in the heart of Vail.

2018 Town of Vail Year in Review

  • 26 December 2018
2018 Town of Vail Year in Review
Partnerships and collaboration in the areas of housing, environmental sustainability, parking, economy and public safety were key contributors in helping to elevate the town’s priority initiatives during 2018. For example, in partnership with the Vail Local Housing Authority, the town continued to make an impact on its housing goals with the acquisition of 106 new deed restrictions totaling $6.5 million of public and private investments through the Vail InDEED program. This included the purchase of 23 deed-restrictions at the newly-constructed 6 West Apartments in Edwards, which represents the town’s first of its kind regional housing collaboration. Also noteworthy during the year was announcement of Vail’s official certification as the first sustainable mountain resort destination in the U.S. and the first community certified in the world under the Mountain Ideal Standard. The certifications are the result of a multi-year partnership between the Town of Vail, Walking Mountains Science Center, Sustainable Travel International, Vail Resorts, U.S. Forest Service and others, while marking the culmination of 56 years of leadership by the Vail community in progressive environmental conservation policies and programs. To address the need for additional public parking, a three-way partnership between the town, Eagle County Schools and Vail Resorts contributed to the opening of a new, four-level parking structure at Red Sandstone Elementary School in which the spaces will be utilized for both school and public use. A first-ever retreat between the Vail Town Council and executives from Vail Resorts identified areas where the two entities will be working together to enhance the guest experience and elevate Vail’s competitiveness. Events such as the Burton U.S. Snowboarding Championships, Colorado Classic, Bravo! Vail Music Festival as well as a Global Friendship exchange trip to Japan, served to showcase Vail to international audiences. Also of note was the involvement of Vail Fire in facilitating creation of the Mountain Area Mutual Aid Plan which assisted in the coordination of wildfire suppression efforts during the Lake Christine, Bocco, Buffalo, Two Elk and Golf Course fires throughout the region, and will serve to provide critical resources in the event of a wildfire in or near Vail. Other milestones included completion of the update to the Open Lands Plan, ongoing improvement in Gore Creek’s water quality, sponsorship of a wildlife forum which brought renewed focus on the health of the area’s wildlife, plus a kickoff to the Civic Area planning process that will help identify a future plan for the town’s public facilities in the heart of Vail.

Red Sandstone Parking Garage is Open for Use by Qualified Parking Pass Holders

  • 19 December 2018
Red Sandstone Parking Garage is Open for Use by Qualified Parking Pass Holders
Vail’s newest public parking garage, located on the Red Sandstone Elementary School site at 559 North Frontage Road, officially opened at 6 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 for use by eligible season parking pass holders. The lower two levels of the parking garage are available for daily access by employees who purchased the new $450 Red Pass. These spaces are also accessible to Green, Blue and Gold pass holders. Due to continued construction activity at the school, the upper two levels of the garage are restricted to allow for the safe movement of construction vehicles and related equipment during the remainder of the renovation.

Town of Vail Ready to Launch Master Planning Process for Civic Area Properties in the Heart of Vail Dec. 11

  • 6 December 2018
Town of Vail Ready to Launch Master Planning Process for Civic Area Properties in the Heart of Vail Dec. 11
The Town of Vail is introducing the first stages of a master planning process that will rely heavily on community engagement to determine how best to incorporate community needs and goals in preparing for future improvements to town-owned properties in the heart of Vail. To learn more about the Civic Area Master Plan process, the town is hosting a community open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 in the Grand View on the third level of the Lionshead Welcome Center.

Adoption of 2019 Vail Municipal Budget Scheduled for Dec. 4

  • 30 November 2018
Adoption of 2019 Vail Municipal Budget Scheduled for Dec. 4
Public comment opportunities will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4 as the Vail Town Council prepares to adopt the 2019 municipal budget. The $73.3 million expenditure plan is available on the town’s website at www.vailgov.com. Second reading of Ordinance No. 21 is listed as item 8.3 on Tuesday’s meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers. 

Vail Town Council to Consider Final Updates to Short-Term Rental Regulations Dec. 4

  • 29 November 2018
Vail Town Council to Consider Final Updates to Short-Term Rental Regulations Dec. 4
The Vail Town Council will consider final amendments to an ordinance regulating short-term rentals during its regular evening meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The item, second reading of Ordinance No. 19, is listed as 8.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment.

Vail Announces Promotion in Town Clerk’s Office

  • 20 November 2018
Vail Announces Promotion in Town Clerk’s Office
Vail town manager Greg Clifton has announced that Tammy Nagel has been promoted to serve as town clerk following her years of service in the deputy town clerk role. She replaces Patty McKenny who has recently been promoted to Vail’s assistant town manager. The appointment is effectively immediately.

Proposed 2019 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review

  • 19 November 2018
Proposed 2019 Vail Municipal Budget Available for Public Review
Public comment opportunities will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and on Tuesday, Dec. 4 as the Vail Town Council reviews the proposed 2019 municipal budget. The $71.8 million expenditure plan is available on the town’s website. First reading of the budget ordinance is listed as action item 5.1 on the Nov. 20 meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers.

Paid Parking Begins Friday, Nov. 16 in Vail; Increased Bus Service Starts Wednesday, Nov. 14

  • 12 November 2018
Paid Parking Begins Friday, Nov. 16 in Vail; Increased Bus Service Starts Wednesday, Nov. 14
Paid parking in Vail’s public parking structures and outlying lots will begin at 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16 as originally scheduled with increased bus service to begin on Wednesday, Nov. 14 to coincide with the early opening of Vail Mountain.

Get Your Discounted Vail Parking Pass Before the Season Starts

  • 7 November 2018
Get Your Discounted Vail Parking Pass Before the Season Starts
Season parking passes are available for purchase on the lower level of the Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road. Paid parking in the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures begins Friday, Nov. 16.

Vail Town Council to Consider Updates to Short-Term Rental Regulations Nov. 6

  • 6 November 2018
Vail Town Council to Consider Updates to Short-Term Rental Regulations Nov. 6
The Vail Town Council will consider amendments to an ordinance regulating short-term rentals during its regular evening meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6. The item, Ordinance No. 19, is listed as 7.2 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment.

Town Council Review of Short-Term Rental Regulations, Oct. 16

  • 15 October 2018

The Vail Town Council will discuss potential changes to the town's short-term rental regulations at its Tuesday, Oct. 16 work session. The discussion will take place at approximately 2 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers. While a draft ordinance is included in the staff presentation materials, the draft is for presentation and discussion purposes only and is not under consideration for an official vote by the Town Council at this time.

Vail Special Events Commission Accepting Online Applications for 2019 Special Events Funding

  • 18 September 2018
Vail Special Events Commission Accepting Online Applications for 2019 Special Events Funding
The Town of Vail Commission on Special Events is currently accepting funding requests from special event producers for 2019 events occurring in Vail. The RFP application, guidelines and accompanying information are available for submission online.

Vail Town Council to Review Recommended Updates to Short-Term Rental Regulations Sept. 4

  • 30 August 2018
Vail Town Council to Review Recommended Updates to Short-Term Rental Regulations Sept. 4
The Vail Town Council will be reviewing the status of its short-term rental regulations, including recommended updates, during its regular evening meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 4. The discussion item is listed as 5.2 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment.
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