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Government Tracker: Vail OKs additional budget items

Board: Vail Town Council, Tuesday afternoon and evening meetings.

Present: Kevin Foley, Greg Moffet, Jenn Bruno, Kim Langmaid, Jen Mason, Dick Cleveland, Mayor Dave Chapin.

Issue: First supplemental budget of 2017.

How they voted: 7-0 to approve.

What it includes: Additional appropriations for this year include $1.3 million for design work on a new parking structure at Red Sandstone Elementary School. Other additional spending includes $60,000 for a 12-week study of use at the town's parking structure, as well as $76,000 to increase the frequency of summer bus service between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

What they talked about: While the town currently has more than $23 million in general fund reserves, Moffet noted the town's sales tax collections in March — the second-busiest month of the year — were off 14 percent this year compared with 2016. Moffet suggested keeping a close eye on sales tax numbers and suggested town staff look for possible cuts in 2018 and coming months.

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Issue: Approval of a contract to reconstruct the bike path that connects the Gore Valley Trail to the South Frontage Road adjacent to the new Interstate 70 underpass.

How they voted: 7-0 to approve.

How much is it? The total contract with Kraemer NA is for $213,491.

Issue: Contract for design work on future South Frontage Road improvements.

How they voted: 6-1 to approve. Moffet cast the dissenting vote.

What this is: The town, Vail Valley Medical Center and the Evergreen Lodge are collaborating on a plan to accommodate those facilities' uses as work continues on the medical center.

Who got the contract? Glenwood Springs-based SGM.

How much is it? $375,000, to be funded by the town's traffic impact fees.

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