Government Tracker Vail Town Council 4/18/06
How they votedYes: Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Moffet, Newbury, SliferWhat they said: The council has told town staff to replace the Gore Creek Promenade bridge, which was deemed insufficient for its current use. At the meeting, council increased the bridge budget by $170,000 to $295,000. It also hired B&B Excavating to build the bridge, and approved up to $30,000 for artwork on the bridge.What this means to you: You will see a new pedestrian bridge across Gore Creek soon.What’s next: Construction of the new bridge is supposed to start in the fall of 2006 in conjunction with village streetscape improvements.
How they votedYes: Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Moffet, NewburyWhat they said: The town wanted to institute a moratorium on new applications in Lionshead that include a net loss of hotel rooms, employee housing units or parking. The town feared redevelopment could lead to a loss of hotel rooms in Vail. The zoning will be amended while the moratorium is in effect.What this means to you: If you own property in Lionshead that you want to redevelop, and the redevelopment would include a net loss of hotel rooms, employee housing units, or parking, youll have to wait a couple of months to begin the process.What’s next: The town will amend the Lionshead Mixed Use 1 and 2 zone districts to ensure no net loss of hotel rooms.
How they votedYes: Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Moffet, Newbury, SliferWhat they said: The town decided to buy the Wendys property in West Vail, possibly to use as a site for the proposed West Vail fire station.What this means to you: The town now has a better site for a potential fire station, at a cost of $2 million.What’s next: The town will study the operating costs of a West Vail fire station, and begin design work.Source Town of VailVail, Colorado