Haymeadow vote won’t happen until August
Eagle’s voters will decide the future of the Haymeadow project, just not as soon as originally thought.
Haymeadow, a 837-unit residential development proposed at the 660-acre parcel located just south of the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink property, will go to a referendum vote because the town received petitions containing 373 signatures calling for a citizen referendum for Haymeadow. Eagle Town Clerk Sarah Braucht certified that 310 of the signatures were valid, exceeding threshold of 214 valid signatures required to refer the issue to a municipal election. The Eagle Town Board approved the Haymeadow proposal in a 6-1 vote on March 25.
Initially, town officials thought they could schedule the referendum as soon as July 1, but a more thorough examination of statutes governing such an election revealed the earliest dates available for the special election would be Aug. 12 though Sept. 30. A resolution setting the date and the referendum ballot language can be approved by the Eagle Town Board at its June 10 meeting.
Those units are all deed-restricted, meaning that only people who work an annual average of 30 hours per week can live there. That keeps the apartments out of the short-term rental pool and available to local residents.