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.
The Vail Town Council has unanimously extended to Dec. 15 the Town Manager’s Executive Order that limits the size of private gatherings to a single household. This applies to all private homes, short-term rentals, hotels, and restaurant and bar seating. By passing Emergency Ordinance No. 23, Series of 2020 at its Dec. 1 meeting, provisions set forth in the ordinance are more restrictive than the current private gathering limitation of 2 households and 10 individuals set by the State of Colorado for Eagle County and other jurisdictions that are currently in the "Orange" level of COVID-19 public health restrictions.
An executive order has been signed by the Vail Town Manager that limits the size of private gatherings to a single household. The order also restricts indoor seating at restaurants and bars, where only members of the same household can be seated together. The order, effective Nov. 24 to Dec. 8, applies to all properties within Vail’s town boundaries.
Adjustments to the Town of Vail office-based operations are continuing until further notice in response to the state’s elevated COVID-19 risk meter for Eagle County which is Orange/High Risk. This is due to the rapid increase in local COVID-19 cases which have doubled over the past two weeks and a request from the governor's office.
The Town of Vail will issue an official proclamation of the Vail Interfaith Chapel’s iconic place in the town’s history as a historic and cultural center at its Dec. 1 evening meeting.
A public hearing will take place Tuesday, Dec. 1 in a virtual format as the Vail Town Council prepares to review and adopt the 2021 municipal budget. The $99.5 million expenditure plan is available here. The public hearing is listed as action item 8.1 on Tuesday's meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. via Zoom. To register to provide public comment during the meeting, visit www.vailgov.com/town-council or to provide public input prior to the meeting, email email@example.com.