Vail seeks volunteers for board vacancies
VAIL — The town of Vail is seeking community members to fill vacancies on three citizen boards. Openings exist on the Planning and Environmental Commission, Design Review Board and Art in Public Places Board. Applications for all vacancies are due to the town by 5 p.m. Friday, March 6.
The Vail Town Council will conduct interviews during its work session on March 17, with appointments to follow at its evening meeting. The terms become effective April 1 and expire March 31, 2017. Send letters of interest and experience to: Vail Town Council, Attn. Patty McKenny, Town Clerk, 75 S. Frontage Road, Vail, CO 81657, drop them by in person or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s a description of each of the boards:
Planning and Environmental Commission
Three vacancies exist on this board for terms of two years each. Applicants must be residents and registered voters in the town of Vail. The commission meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 1 p.m. in the Vail Municipal Building. This seven-member volunteer board is responsible for the review and determination of requests for variances and conditional use permits, and recommendations to the town council on special development districts, subdivisions, rezonings, town of Vail proposed plans and other community matters.
Design Review Board
There are two vacancies on this board for terms of two years each. Applicants must be residents in the town of Vail. The five-member board meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 3 p.m. in the Vail Municipal Building. This volunteer board is responsible for reviewing the design of new structures, remodels, sign requests, landscaping plans and other architectural and aesthetic matters.
Art in Public Places Board
There are three vacancies on this board for terms of two years each. To qualify, applicants must either be a resident of the town of Vail or own property within the town for a minimum of one year prior to the appointment. The board meets on the first Monday of each month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Vail Municipal Building.
The volunteer board oversees the town of Vail’s Art in Public Places Program and is responsible for implementation of policies and selection procedures, acquiring public art, overseeing the maintenance and preservation of works displayed, assisting the coordinator with fundraising for public art projects, promoting public art through a public education program, publicizing projects, evaluating the program annually, selecting artwork and visual arts events for temporary display, encouraging support for and inclusion of public art projects in private sector development and setting program goals on a five-year basis.
Contact Vail Town Clerk Patty McKenny at 970-479-2136 for more information on submittal requirements. For additional information on the planning or design review board, contact Warren Campbell, chief of planning at 970-479-2148. For information on Art in Public Places, contact coordinator Molly Eppard at 970-479-2344.