Government Tracker: Vail Town Council, March 16
Present: Kevin Foley, Susie Tjossem, Kim Newbury, Dick Cleveland, Margaret Rogers, Andy Daly, Kerry Donovan.
Issue: Town board appointments.
How they voted: Votes were unanimous.
What they did: The council appointed the following people to town boards:
For the Art in Public Places board, Pamela Hopkins, Jennifer Mason and Bill Rey were selected. For the Design Review Board, Peter Dunning, Roland Kjesbo and Elizabeth Plante were selected. For the Planning and Environment Commission, William Pierce, Henry Pratt, Sarah Robinson-Paladino and Tyler Schneidman were selected.
Issue: Top priorities for Town Council.
What they said: Town Council members decided on the group’s top priorities. The consensus was that the top three were budget and capital maintenance, parking and transportation and economic development. Affordable housing and environmental stewardship were also identified as priorities.
What’s next? The council will discuss the priorities at a future evening meeting.
Issue: West Vail fire station
What they said: The Town Council gave the nod of approval for the West Vail fire station plan to proceed to the town’s Planning and Environmental Commission. The current budget for the station is $5 million. The station still needs to be approved by the planning commission and the Design Review Board. Construction is expected to begin May 20 and be completed Jan. 15. Some council members expressed concerns that the landscaping included too many trees.
What’s next? The Planning and Environmental Commission will consider the proposal.