The Town of Vail is partnering with Bewegen Technologies to launch Bewegen Vail, an electric bike share pilot program this summer from July 1 through Sept. 9. The pilot program is geared to local Vail residents to offer an alternative to driving their vehicles or taking the bus to commute to work or social engagements and while running errands. It is a great way to get fresh air and exercise while practicing social distance.
The Vail Town Council will review a proposal for a countywide animal control code during its Tuesday, Aug. 4, meeting. The discussion is listed as 3.2 on the virtual afternoon meeting agenda which begins at 2:30 p.m.
An update on the Vail Town Council’s alternative housing sites initiative, the development of deed-restricted housing and a new future location for the child learning facility will be presented by Town Manager Scott Robson during the Tuesday, Aug. 4 Town Council meeting. The presentation is listed as 6.1 on the evening meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place in an online format and will be live streamed at www.HighFiveMedia.org/live-five. This update will be informational only with no action being requested of the Town Council.
The Vail Town Council will consider a potential ballot question to address local impacts of the state’s Gallagher Amendment at its Tuesday, Aug. 4 meeting. The discussion item is listed as 3.4 on the afternoon meeting agenda which begins at 2:30 p.m.
The Town of Vail is inviting feedback from users of our municipal website to help shape future improvements. A short, 10-question survey has been posted here with opportunities to comment on user-friendliness, ease of navigation and improvement ideas. The survey is live through Monday, Aug. 10, and the more responses received, the better the end result will be.
Trends in the local spread of COVID-19 could affect Eagle County’s ability to maintain its public health order variance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). If disease spread does not decrease to acceptable levels, the county may be required to reset to the state’s more restrictive public health order.
The Vail Town Council is inviting community members to offer public comment on a draft memorandum of understanding document that outlines a series of steps between the town, Vail Resorts and Triumph Development that will determine future ownership and use of the Booth Heights property in East Vail while addressing the community priorities of housing and wildlife protection. If implemented as drafted, the Town of Vail will obtain the title to the Booth Heights parcel in the future. The draft MOU is the result of nearly six months of review and consideration by the Vail Town Council.
The Town of Vail is canceling its neighborhood picnics this summer due to public health concerns. The gatherings typically attract several hundred residents who enjoy free food and drink served up by the town staff. In evaluating public health guidelines related to food service and sanitation requirements for high-touch areas, the town has determined it is not equipped to accommodate the requirements needed to sponsor a food-related event, nor to adequately control the size of the gathering.
Eagle County has updated its public health order regarding COVID-19 due to increasing local spread of the disease. The new order is effective immediately.
Public meetings in Vail will return to a virtual-only format beginning Tuesday, July 21 when the Town Council convenes for its afternoon and evening meetings. With the recent Eagle County amended Public Health Order dated July 17, the Town Manager’s Office has determined that the virtual format will create the most appropriate environment for the town’s public meetings during the public health crisis at this time. With the trend of COVID-19 cases on the rise and the need to reduce the numbers that gather in public places, the town thought it prudent to no longer host the meeting in council chambers. The town had been recently conducting its public meetings in chambers as well as simultaneously on the zoom platform.