Vail Daily column: Haymeadow discussed at meeting
December 4, 2013
The president of the Eagle Chamber started off the latest board of trustees meeting with a status report of its accomplishments and a request to fund the dues membership when the community requests are reviewed. The consent agenda consisted of four items: two prior meeting minutes, a resolution adopting a records retention schedule and an Eby Creek Road utility construction reimbursement agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation for 2014 was approved with small changes to the minutes. Tom Ehrenberg was honored for his many contributions and service to the town with a resolution of posthumous appreciation and recognition before two items related to the ever-favorite topic of marijuana were on tap. A resolution establishing $1,500 operating fees and a $5 transaction fee was approved with only a few comments.
The board gave direction to staff on three of the manager items related to partial winter closure of the Haymaker Trail, a group housing issue, and e-waste curbside recycling information that was in the packet. Board comments were for the minutes to reflect the position citizens speak about instead of just listing the individual, an FYI the Eagle County Historical Society and Eagle Valley Library District received a state award from Colorado Preservation Inc., and a future agenda item request related to the ECO Trails.
The budget was up next with several additional staff members there for the discussion. Staff presented a highlight of changes from previous work sessions, the public and staff in attendance offered some comments and the board dug into several areas including capital expenditures, marketing and the open space fund. Community requests were increased from $40,000 to $50,000, but no allocation of specific items was made.
The Haymeadow file process and meeting schedule was then discussed. There were several comments on the number of meetings, length of meetings, public involvement and a direction to move forward with staff's proposed schedule, which includes a Wednesday meeting on Dec. 18 approved via a resolution, with one trustee a "nay."
If you want to attend the Haymeadow hearings, mark your calendar for the first one on Dec. 10. Or if are thinking of running for one of the three spots up in April and curious how it might go, check out my personal adventure at http://www.brandionboard.wordpress.com.
See y'all at Town Hall!
Trustee Brandi Resa's views in this column are her own, not the full board's.
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