The Town of Vail is bringing back temporary fencing that was installed last year in East Vail to reduce the potential for motor vehicle collisions with bighorn sheep and other wildlife. The fencing was constructed last April along the north side of the North Frontage Road following the loss of three bighorn sheep over several months.
The Town of Vail is announcing a Gift Card Program to reward hard working employees and boost local Vail business revenue during the shoulder season. The Vail Economic Advisory Council recommended the program as part of economic recovery efforts the town has undertaken to address challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the town’s numerous economic recovery efforts have received over $2.7 million of funding.
Community members who continue to need humanitarian assistance related to the impacts of the public health crisis are encouraged to seek help from the Vail Community Relief Fund. Six months after the fund’s creation, funding remains available to provide direct relief to front line households in the areas of food, shelter and health impacts.
Children’s Garden of Learning and the Town of Vail have agreed to a relocation plan that includes use of the Charter Bus Lot in Lionshead as a temporary location to allow time to prepare for a permanent facility. The announcement by Town Manager Scott Robson and CGL Executive Director Maggie Swonger was made during the Oct. 6 meeting of the Vail Town Council.
As political signs begin appearing ahead of the Nov. 3 General Election, the Vail Town Clerk’s Office is reminding campaign supporters to be mindful where these yard signs are allowed.
Vail’s winter parking rates and associated policies for the 2020-2021 season will be presented for review by the Town Council at its evening meeting Tuesday, Oct. 6. The action item is listed as 5.1 on the meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. in the Vail Town Council Chambers with opportunities for public comment.
Join in the Vail Trails Cleanup Days, Oct. 1-4. The Town of Vail is partnering with U.S. Forest Service, Vail Valley Mountains Trails Association, Adopt-A-Trail and Walking Mountains Science Center to show trails in Vail some love before the transition into winter. Stop by the Vail Welcome Centers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1-4 to pick up complimentary bags and gloves then hop on the bus to any one of the many trails in Vail. Participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver and can choose from a variety of swag from Town of Vail and the partner organizations as a thank you.
The Town of Vail is pleased to announce that businesses are now eligible to apply online for the commercial rent relief program. The program was developed by representatives from the Vail Economic Advisory Council with assistance from the Economic Development Department and supported by $1 million from the Vail Town Council The program is designed to help support and sustain local businesses as part of the town’s multiple recovery efforts in response to the public health crisis.
UPDATE: Town Council has voted unanimiously to place this property tax question on the Nov. 3 ballot.
The Vail Town Council will consider whether to move forward with a resolution to submit a ballot question to Vail’s electorate to address local impacts of the state’s Gallagher Amendment at its Tuesday, Sept. 1 meeting. The action item, Resolution No. 38, is listed as 5.2 on the virtual evening meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. with opportunities for public comment. To provide public input to the Town Council prior to meeting, please email email@example.com no later than noon Sept. 1. Or to provide public input during the virtual meeting, please register to attend at www.vailgov.com/town-council. The meeting is live streamed at HighFiveMedia.org/live-five.
Wednesday's update on the Grizzly Creek Fire from the National Incident Management Team and U.S. Forest Service.