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Eagle, Eagle-Vail benefit from eco-cash

What they did: The commissioners agreed to pay roughly $23,600 to help fund an array of solar panels at the new pool at Eagle-Vail, and $6,000 to help pay for an upgrade to the heating systems at town of Eagle-owned buildings.

Where’s the money come from? Payments to the county’s Eco Build program. Money comes into the program from builders who would rather pay than meet the county’s “green building” standards. Money from those payments will pay $200,000 over four years to the Gore Range Natural Science School, and will help other local energy-saving projects.

Quotable: “I like that these are public projects, and they seem to fit the guidelines.” – Runyon.

How they voted: Runyon, Stavney: yes.

What happened: The commissioners extended for another 30 days a temporary regulation about who can grow medical marijuana. The regulation limits growing operations only to the premises of existing medical marijuana dispensaries and only to patients holding valid medical marijuana cards.

What’s next? These regulations were originally passed while county officials waited for the Colorado Legislature to pass new medical marijuana regulations. Since regulations on growing aren’t included in any of the proposed laws, the county will probably pass permanent regulations similar to the temporary ones in another month.

Present: Peter Runyon, Jon Stavney.

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