Improvements on West Vail Pass along Interstate 70 can move forward this year, thanks to a major milestone completed by the Federal Highway Administration and the Colorado Department of Transportation. CDOT and FHWA recently signed the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Action documented in the Environmental Assessment and Section 4(f) Evaluation of West Vail Pass. The approval is required by federal law and establishes that the proposed improvements to West Vail Pass meet the needs of the corridor.
A draft development agreement between the Town of Vail and Triumph Development for construction of deed-restricted homes on the town-owned Lot 3, Middle Creek site has been released for public comment in advance of Town Council’s formal consideration at its March 2 evening meeting. The draft is available for review at www.vailgov.com/HousingActionsandInitiatives with public comment accepted in advance of the meeting by email at email@example.com or registering to attend the virtual March 2 meeting at www.vailgov.com/town-council.
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The Town of Vail is pleased to announce a new business relief program, the Grant Award Program (GAP) which will provide direct aid to Vail businesses experiencing hardship due to the public health crisis. Developed by representatives of the Vail Economic Advisory Council with assistance from town staff, the grant program was authorized by the Vail Town Council on Feb. 2 in the amount of $500,000 and will offer Vail businesses grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000.
The Vail Town Council will review a revised draft pre-development agreement between the town and Triumph Development in pursuit of its Alternate Housing Sites Initiative at its Feb. 2 evening meeting. The agreement, Resolution No. 3, is listed as action item 5.1 on the virtual meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. with opportunities for public comment before and during the meeting. The draft agreement was originally scheduled for review and adoption at the Jan. 19 meeting but was moved to the Feb. 2 meeting to address concerns forwarded to the town by Vail Resorts, which is not a party to the agreement.
The Vail Town Council is seeking public comment on a pre-development agreement between the town and Triumph Development in pursuit of its Alternate Housing Sites Initiative. The draft agreement has been reviewed by the Town Council and prepared in the form of a resolution which will be considered for adoption by the Town Council at its Jan. 19 evening meeting.
It was a year like no other. Hit hard by the onset of the deadly pandemic, much of 2020 was spent addressing the health, emotional and economic needs of the community with the development of programs and assistance guided by the Town Council, staff and various working groups. All the while, the delivery of municipal services continued in various iterations, including virtual building inspections, online civic engagement activities and remote board and commission meetings to keep business flowing.
Vail’s emergency order that had limited the size of private gatherings to a single household has ended as of Dec. 15. In allowing the order to sunset, Vail Town Council members said the emergency action had done its job in creating awareness and keeping the number of COVID-19 cases down during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Beth Slifer will be honored for her longstanding role in leading the Vail Local Marketing District Advisory Council during Tuesday’s Vail Town Council meeting. Slifer will be recognized with a Mayoral Proclamation in appreciation of her long tenure as chairperson of the VLMDAC. After serving for more than 20 years, she will be stepping down upon completion of her latest term.
Nominations for the 2021 Vail Trailblazer Award are being accepted by the Vail Town Clerk’s Office through Dec. 15. The award is presented annually by the Vail Town Council to recognize an individual, couple or team that exemplifies the spirit and fortitude in making Vail a great community through one or more actions that make a lasting impact.