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Briefs: Only one meeting, Eagle

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado ” The Eagle Town Board and its advisory planning commission may combine meetings at they review the next phase of a large retail and housing development east of town.

The Eagle River Station got preliminary approval form the town in November. Details such as size, appearance and financial plans now have to be worked out and that, along with public input, could take place in the joint meetings.

The two board would make decisions separately.

“This is a big project, with lots of citizen interest. Instead of making them sit through meeting after meeting, then do it again at the town board level, we decided to try joint meetings,” said Eagle Town Planner Bill Gray.

Eagle River Station includes a shopping mall, 581 housing units, a hotel and a private school. Developers want to build it on 100 acres east of Chambers Road.

Eagle Mayor Jon Stavney said that in addition to economizing the number of public hearings, the joint review process could move the process along quickly enough that a vote can be taken before the Town Board election in April. Three board seats and the mayor seat are up for election.

If the project review straddles the old board and the new board, the new members would have to review all of the previous meetings’ tapes before casting a vote.

EAGLE COUNTY ” The Coalition for Older Adult Wellness and Eagle County are sponsoring a six-session workshop, “Healthier Living: Managing Ongoing Health Conditions.”

This program is designed to help people manage ongoing health problems, such as heart conditions, diabetes, asthma, emphysema and cancer. The course also is open to a caregivers.

“Every day presents new challenges for people with chronic illnesses and their caregivers,” said Doreen Constantine, Eagle County adult services caseworker. “Some days are better than others, but having the tools to proactively manage one’s health is a good way to start living better.”

The workshops take place from 3:30 to 6 p.m., every Thursday, from Feb. 7 through March 13 at the Miller Ranch Community Center, Edwards. The cost is $10. For more information or to register, contact Doreen Constantine at 328-1483.

EAGLE COUNTY ” A pre-licensing training session for people interested in opening day-care centers in their homes will be held Jan. 18 and 19.

The workshops are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Jan. 18 and 19 at the Glenwood home of Dana Damm, Garfield County’s family child care licensing specialist.

“As a licensed provider, people can enjoy running their own business and earning an income while being able to stay at home with their children,” said Meegan Moore, Eagle County’s family child care licensing specialist.

Home day-care providers may also qualify for significant income tax deductions, meal reimbursements, start up grants and discounted ski passes, Moore said.

Contact Dana Damm at (970) 945-9191, ext. 3066 by Jan. 17 to register for the workshop. For additional information, call Meegan Moore, 471-0492.

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