Eagle-Vail officials eye new board | VailDaily.com

Eagle-Vail officials eye new board

Chris Outcalt
Eagle-Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE-VAIL, Colorado ” Officials in Eagle-Vail, Colorado are considering forming of a new board to oversee neighborhood operations.

The unincorporated neighborhood’s two governing boards ” the property owner’s association and the metro district ” are working on an agreement that would create one joint group to run Eagle-Vail.

Officials considered merging the two boards, but were told it would be legally difficult, said property owners association board member Tracy Walters.

“The POA can’t really go away because the metro district doesn’t have the authority to do some of the things the POA is charged with doing,” Walters said.

A comprehensive study done on Eagle-Vail by land-use experts suggested the neighborhood could benefit from the two boards working together.

“One of the things that the Urban Land Institute brought out in their report is that we have these two bodies for the most part have largely overlapping boundaries,” Walters said. “The two have historically not worked together very well.”

Both boards contributed money to draft a legal agreement that would create the new body drafted.

Walters said the two boards could meet in January to discuss the agreement, including how many members the new board would be comprised of. Walters used the neighborhood pool project as an example of where Eagle-Vail could benefit from a joint board.

“The metro district is responsible for the pool,” Walters said. “But is there some way the POA could participate by adding some additional value. Those types of discussions happen so rarely.”

To see the Urban Land Institute study click on the Eagle-Vail’s Future link on http://www.eaglevail.org

Staff Writer Chris Outcalt can be reached at 970-748-2931 or coutcalt@vaildaily.com.

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