Forget the weather
July 19, 2013
It was a fabulous weather evening, but that didn't stop many from showing up at the latest Board of Trustees meeting in Eagle.
To start things off, Amy Cassidy introduced herself and gave an update of what she has been doing since being hired as the marketing and events coordinator. She then presented the contest winners: Dave Watson (1st), Brittnee Hammond (2nd), and Tanya Barnicoat (3rd) cash prizes for their photos related to Eagle Outside.
Four items were approved as part of the consent agenda including the prior meeting minutes, the June bill schedule, and a liquor license for the AmericInn Lodge and Suites and Moe's Original Bar B Que.
Another liquor license, a special event one for the Aug. 17 10th Mountain Roller Dolls roller derby at the Eagle Ice Rink was approved before the Kum & Go file started. This discussion related to questions on the process and staff's memo about the options for future zoning on the property before it was continued until the Aug. 13 meeting.
SpeakUP Reachout (www.speakupreachout.org) will continue to do their part in working to prevent suicide in Eagle County with their education, training and hope. This effort was supported with a $1,000 community donation from the Town Board toward their Sept. 14 community walk in Eagle Town Park.
The board also supports the efforts of the local district ranger of the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, David Neely, related to the travel management plan. This discussion provided several public comments on the importance and economic impact of hunting, camping and fishing to our area, as well as concerns over some of the plan.
The town manager items included an invite from the county to the Eagle County Fair & Rodeo on July 24-25, progress on the finance director position, the hire of an assistant town planner, direction from the board on a LERP housing unit, and the upcoming modifications to the criminal and building codes.
Board comments were one trustee's written recap of the Colorado Municipal League conference experience, a desire for a work session on marketing and events, and the beginning of a discussion for a committee for river project possibilities among communities.
There were also questions about the executive session process before a 5-1 vote took the discussion of Amendment 64 implementation into private with one trustee missing the initial conversation on this issue, which needs to be addressed by Oct. 1.
If you don't want to miss out on what is happening in your community, mark your calendars for July 23 at 6 p.m.
Or if you want to see how this trustee's personal adventure in local politics is going, check out http://www.brandionboard. wordpress.com.
See ya'll at Town Hall!
Brandi Resa is an Eagle Town Board member. Her views do not necessarily reflect the views of the full board.