Vail Valley Voices: Eagle boards put heads together
Ryan Summerlin February 10, 2013
Instead of the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month when the Eagle Board of Trustees meet, the town Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays. For the latest one, it was a joint session between the two Boards.
The joint part of the meeting had a fairly simple agenda, which included sharing the goals of the elected officials, understanding the changes in the works for the amendments to the land use code, a general discussion on the Haymeadow sketch plan approval, and an update from the engineering department on the upcoming projects around town.
There was not a lot of in-depth discussion, but lots of information was shared and the ability from all sides to put faces with names. Direction was given to staff to relay back to Planning and Zoning the information and reasoning when their recommendations are changed at the Town Board level.
Direction was also given on one issue that has been brought up by several Town Board members, which is to see if it is possible to pay Planning and Zoning for their many hours of service to the community, as they currently serve without compensation. (Trustees each receive a monthly payment of $250, and the mayor receives $400).
If you would like to eventually serve on one of these boards contributing to your community, come to a meeting or two, maybe starting this Tuesday. This meeting begins at 5 p.m. as a joint meeting with the Gypsum Town Council.
If you can’t make it, you can still stay up to date with what is happening at 200 Broadway by signing up for emails at www.townofeagle.org. Or follow along my personal political adventure at www.brandionboard.wordpress.com.
See ya’ll at Town Hall!
Brandi Resa is a member of the Eagle Town Board. Her views are her own and she does not represent the views of other board members.