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Ever Vail talks are off to a messy start

Lauren Glendenning
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL – The Vail Town Council tried to get through a discussion Tuesday night about proposed amendments to the town’s Lionshead Redevelopment Master Plan for Vail Resorts’ Ever Vail application, but the meeting quickly became unfocused and disorganized.

Council members acknowledged the problem with the way the meeting ran soon after the presentation by Vail Resorts, telling representatives from the ski company as they left the meeting that the town would work on a better system for getting through discussions on complex pieces of the development application.

Town Manager Stan Zemler suggested holding one meeting per month, in addition to regularly scheduled council meetings, in order to deal specifically with Ever Vail, but council members said they’d rather work longer days on their regularly scheduled meeting days. They talked about starting their evening sessions earlier on the nights Ever Vail is on the agenda in order to get through town business that rarely draws any public input earlier in the evening.

“I think it needs to be at night to do Ever Vail because that’s when people can come,” Mayor Dick Cleveland said.

Councilwoman Margaret Rogers said Tuesday’s meeting was more contentious than she expects future meetings to go because the parking issue kept coming up. Cleveland said every meeting will be the same unless the council doesn’t establish some discipline and organization within the meetings.

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