Eagle open space debate continues Tuesday | VailDaily.com

Eagle open space debate continues Tuesday

David L'Heureux

One of Eagle’s hottest topics will once again take center stage at a town board meeting scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday.The issue of open space management, particularly travel access, will receive the majority of attention from town officials. If past meetings regarding this issue are any indicator, there should be a large public presence.On June 29, a standing-room-only crowd of 70 people turned out to respond, and to express their opinions about who, and what, should be allowed to travel on town open space.That meeting lasted over three hours, at which point Mayor Jon Stavney concluded the session. He said those who did not have a chance to speak or attend the initial meeting could attend Tuesday’s meeting.”There will be time made for any and all remaining public input,” said Stavney. The governing Board of Trustees will then discuss recommendations made by residents and public planners. At a subsequent meeting, the board will likely approve an amendment to the current open space policy.The previous meeting on this topic brought the most overwhelming response from motor-vehicle users. The town had proposed no access through town-owned open space. Other concerns that came up most often regarded seasonal closures, dogs on open space, a trails-only policy and the legality of under-age kids riding dirt bikes and ATV’s in the town and on open space.Come early if you want a seat for this one.

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