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.
An update on the town’s efforts to explore an alternative path to the approved Booth Heights development in East Vail will be presented to the Vail Town Council during its afternoon meeting on Tuesday, May 19. The item is listed as 2.1 on the virtual meeting agenda which begins at 1:45 p.m. The meeting will be live streamed at www.highfivemedia.org/live-five.
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 Vail Town Council will review updated budget projections, recovery plans and other related matters during its Tuesday, May 5 evening meeting as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the town’s operations and overall economy. The discussion is listed as item 4.3 on the evening meeting which begins at 6 p.m. The meeting will be live streamed at www.highfivemedia.org/live-five. Public comment will be taken in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Town of Vail has awarded $283,000 to 10 qualifying nonprofit organizations in its first allotment of Vail Community Relief Funds. The $500,000 fund was established by the Vail Town Council to provide local financial relief associated with COVID-19 impacts in the areas of food, shelter and health for the Vail community.
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.
The Town of Vail has 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. Frequently Asked Questions page. 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. Look for Vail Transit to return operations Monday, May 5. This information will be updated as new announcements are made.
Updates on national and state COVID-19 recovery assistance will be provided during the Tuesday, April 21 Town Council meeting. The agenda items are listed as 1.1 and 1.2, respectively, on the virtual afternoon meeting agenda which begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will be live streamed on High Five Access Media at www.highfivemedia.org/live-five.
On this episode of the Vail 8150 Podcast, Vail Mayor Dave Chapin discusses the Town of Vail's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vail Council Member Travis Coggin has details on Vail's Community Relief Fund and Kelly Liken updates recent happenings at the Community Food Market.
To support local businesses during this unprecedented slow-down in the economy, the Vail Town Council has authorized an extension to its sales tax relief program. The town’s sales tax division is notifying businesses that Vail sales tax collected in the months of February through June this year are now due to be paid by Aug. 20. This extension only applies to the Town of Vail 4% sales tax.
Applications for funding from the Vail Community Relief Fund are available online from the Town of Vail. The $500,000 Vail Community Relief Fund has been established by the Vail Town Council to provide local financial relief associated with COVID-19 impacts in the areas of food, shelter and health for the Vail community.
There’s still time to take part in the Town of Vail community survey which will help the town gather critical information in its response to the COVID-19 virus, among other topics. New questions have been added to learn what the town can do to support the community during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The survey also includes questions used to evaluate municipal service levels and to identify community priorities. Residents, property owners, business owners, employees and others impacted by the town are encouraged to participate. The survey is available in two formats: online at www.vailcommunitysurvey.org/open or in a paper format that can be mailed upon request by calling 970-479-2115 or emailing email@example.com. However, if you received a postcard invitation to take part, please use the login address and passcode on the card to help ensure the survey is statistically valid.
The Vail Town Council will review revisions to the 2020 budget, including decreases in revenue projections and proposed expenditure cuts, to address the economic impacts of the public health crisis during Tuesday’s virtual Town Council meeting. The discussion is listed as item 2.5 on the afternoon agenda which begins at 1 p.m. with additional action taking place at the evening meeting with second reading of a supplemental budget ordinance listed as 8.1 on the agenda. The evening meeting begins at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be live streamed at www.highfivemedia.org/live-five.
The Vail Town Council will consider adoption of a resolution establishing a $500,000 Vail Relief Fund associated with COVID-19 impacts during a special meeting Tuesday, March 31. The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday and will be held virtually via Zoom with a live feed from High Five Access Media. Community members are encouraged to view the meeting.
A message of hope and resiliency from the Vail Town Council during these unprecedented times.