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Tracker " Vail Town Council 4/3/06

What they talked about: The council appointed Bill Jewitt, Michael Kurz and David Viele to the Planning and Environmental Commission. They appointed Thomas DuBois and Brian Gillette to the Design Review Board. They appointed Mark Mueller to the Building and Fire Code Appeals Board. They appointed Barbie Christopher, Pam Hopkins and Bill Rey to the Art in Public Places board.

Yes: Foley, Gordon, Moffet, Newbury, Slifer.

No: Hitt, Logan



What they talked about: The council discussed what to do with the $8.6 million that’s now in the fund from taxes that were collected from 2002 to 2005 for a conference center that was rejected by Vail voters. Any new use of the money would have to be approved by voters. A question regarding the money could be placed on the ballot for November’s election.

What they said: The council said the town should move forward with a survey of voters on how to use the money.

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What’s next? The council will get some legal advice on the downsides of holding off on a vote for this November. The council will revisit the question of whether there should be a survey.

Yes: Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Logan, Moffet, Newbury, Slifer

Issue: New housing rules ” inclusionary zoning



Yes: Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Logan, Moffet, Newbury, Slifer

Issue: New housing rules ” pay-in-lieu fees

Yes: Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Logan, Moffet, Newbury No: Slifer

What they talked about: New rules for builders that would require that they build more employee housing than was previously required. The new laws would only apply to dense, mixed-use areas such as Vail Village, Lionshead and the West Vail Mall area. The council says the new laws will help them keep 30 percent of workers living in Vail.

What’s next? Implementation of the rules.

How they voted:

Yes: Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Logan, Moffet, Newbury, Slifer

What they talked about: The council gave final approval to an increase in the maximum number of condos at Solaris from 69 to 75. However, that increase does not allow for a greater amount of total square footage of condos in the project. The plan also decreases the amount of parking in the project. The developer had to provide 10 additional employee beds as a result of the change.

What’s next? Construction is expected to begin in May, and the project is supposed to be done in 2009.


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