No decision on Vail conference center money
How they voted:
Yes: Daly, Gordon, Hitt, Rogers
No: Cleveland, Foley, Newbury
What they talked about: In 2005, voters recinded a sales tax and lodging tax that was being collected for a proposed conference center. The money that was collected now totals about $9 million. The town can either refund the money to taxpayers or submit a question to voters for another use. The council decided to put off a vote on the use of the money until November 2009.
What’s next? The council will wait until spring of 2009 to discuss a ballot question.
How they voted;
Yes: Daly, Gordon, Hitt, Rogers.
No: Cleveland, Foley.
What they talked about: A developer, Triumph Development, asked permission to submit an application to amend the Vail Village Master Plan. The developer has a plan to redevelop a berm south of the Vail Village parking structure into deed-restricted housing, stores, restaurants and offices.
What’s next? The developer will submit an application to amend the master plan. The Planning and Environment Commission will be the first to consider the application.
How they voted:
Yes: Cleveland, Daly, Gordon, Hitt, Rogers
What they talked about: The council considered whether to control rents at a renovated Timber Ridge. A developer, Open Hospitality Partners/Hillwood Capital, has proposed to rebuild the employee-housing complex. The council decided that they should pursue the Timber Ridge proposal with the idea that increases in rental rates should be tied to some sort of standard such as a consumer price index.
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