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Government Tracker: Can Chamonix traffic be slowed?

Board: Vail Town Council, Tuesday’s afternoon work session.

Present: Jenn Bruno, Greg Moffet, Ludwig Kurz, Margaret Rogers, Dave Chapin, Dale Bugby and Mayor Andy Daly.

Election news

Issue: Election update.

Who they talked to: Vail Town Clerk Patty McKenny.

What they talked about: McKenny gave the council an update about the election schedule. Election Day for the town election is Nov. 3.

The polling place is Vail Town Hall. Seven people are running for four seats on the council, and at least three new members will be elected. Daly and Rogers are ineligible to run this year due to term limits, and Bugby has chosen not to seek re-election. Kurz is running for another term.

Those who can’t vote Nov. 3 can apply for absentee ballots. Those ballots are available through Friday at Town Hall, but about 200 have been sent to people already registered.

People who want to vote absentee can actually fill out their ballots and leave them at Town Hall the day they’re picked up if they want.

What’s next? Election Day, Nov. 3.

Chamonix speeding

Issue: Speeders in the Chamonix neighborhood.

Who they talked to: Public Works Director Greg Hall, Town Manager Stan Zemler.

What they talked about: Daly noted that residents along Chamonix Lane have long complained about traffic speeds in the area and wondered if perhaps it isn’t time to put in a couple of temporary speed bumps on the road. Those structures can be removed in winter so they aren’t destroyed by snowplows.

That led to a brief discussion of possible solutions to speeding motorists in the neighborhood.

Zemler said while there’s been a lot of discussion about ways to “calm” traffic in the town’s residential neighborhoods, there’s been no actual research done on the subject. He asked for a bit of time to find some options, and then present those options to the council.

What’s next? Look for options to be presented some time in the next several weeks.

Vail Daily Business Editor Scott Miller can be reached at 970-748-2930 and smiller@vaildaily.com. Follow him on Twitter @scottnmiller.