Public meetings will return to the Vail council chambers beginning Tuesday, June 2 when the Town Council convenes for its afternoon and evening meetings in the municipal building. Safety protocols have been established to keep participants socially distanced during the proceedings with opportunities for public comment to take place either in-person or virtually.
The Vail Town Manager’s Office, in coordination with several town departments, including the police and fire departments and the Town Clerk’s Office, has authorized two public places to allow for alcohol consumption beginning Saturday, May 30.
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.
Burton Snowboards today announced that due to ongoing uncertainties around the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships, which was to take place March 1-6, 2021 on Vail Mountain.
Town of Vail Weekly News for the Week of May 25.
Town of Vail municipal offices, which have been operating mostly virtually during the pandemic, will be closed for business Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Customers doing business with the town are asked to call or email before the holiday or on Tuesday, May 26 when services will resume. Services are also available online at www.vailgov.com with many offices reopening to the public by appointment on Monday, June 1.
Eagle County has received its official variance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, allowing implementation of its new Public Health Order regarding COVID-19. The community is moving to the “Blue Phase” on May 25.
The target date to begin allowing consumption of alcohol in public places in Vail has been set for May 29 following Town Council approval of an emergency ordinance that authorizes the Town Manager to establish such locations. Until then, the Vail Police Department is reminding guests and residents that public consumption of alcohol in Vail remains prohibited. This includes consumption of alcohol on any street, alley, sidewalk, public building or parking lot in the town, or within any vehicle in those areas per Town Code 6-3C-4.
Eagle County Public Health and Environment is updating the county’s Public Health Order regarding COVID-19. In alignment with the county’s Transition Trail Map, the move to the “Blue” Phase is anticipated to take place on Monday, May 25.
May the power of your Sole be with you! Memorial Day is nearly here and that means it is time for the annual Sole Power Green Commuting Challenge. This year Sole Power celebrates its 10th year with 1,500 participants who have logged nearly 295,000 miles since the start of the program. The Sole Power Challenge is free and encourages active commuting in the Eagle Valley. Participants get outside, get fit, reduce their carbon footprint, save money and have fun. While the challenge starts on Monday, May 25, participants can log on to www.solepower.org and track miles year-round.