Tracker: Vail Town Council 11/20/07 | VailDaily.com
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Tracker: Vail Town Council 11/20/07

What they talked about: The council discussed how to implement the voter-approved construction use tax. They considered:

– Whether to exempt small projects. The council agreed to exempt the first $10,000 of any projects’ valuation. They also agreed to exempt projects that have approved development applications prior to Jan. 1, 2008.

– When the tax will be collected.

– Whether the tax would be levied at 50 percent of the total project valuation.

– Whether deed-restricted housing should be exempt.

What’s next? Public comment regarding the implementation of the tax will be taken at the Dec. 4 and Dec. 18 meetings.

Yes: Cleveland, Daly, Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Newbury, Rogers

What they talked about: The council approved modifications of the town’s sign code. The changes related to signs for sales, specials and menus.

What they said: Now, restaurants can have up to two menu boxes of up to 6 square feet and one specials board of up to 3 square feet. They can also have sales signs of up to 3 square feet.

Yes: Cleveland, Daly, Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Newbury, Rogers

What they talked about: Changing the zoning map to a “Housing District” for the Solar Vail building. The change wil allow the property owner, Sonnenalp, to build 63 new, deed-restricted employee-housing units.


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