Tracker: Vail Town Council 7/17/07
What they talked about: Employee housing was the most identified issue when residents were asked to name the “two biggest issues” facing the town, at 21 percent of overall respondents, up from 10 percent in 2005. “Development” was the next most mentioned at 18 percent, up from 7 percent in 2005. Thirteen percent said parking, down from 21 percent in 2005.
“Environmental protection” was rated the highest of 10 offered topics “important to Vail’s future,” with a score of 4.3 on a scale of 5, with 5 being “extremely important.” Next was “addressing the pine beetle infestation” with a score of 4.1.
How they voted:
Yes: Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Moffet, Slifer.
No: Logan, Newbury.
What they talked about: The Town Council gave preliminary approval to an extension of permission for Vail Resorts to have offices in first-floor buildings at the Treetops building and at the Concert Hall Plaza Building. VR was originally granted permission to stay there until January 2008. The planning commissioner granted an extension to January 2009, contingent on the Town Council’s approval of the proposed law.
What’s next? Consideration of final approval of the proposed law is slated for later this month.
Voting to table: Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Logan, Moffet, Newbury, Slifer.
What they talked about: The Spraddle Creek homeowners association asked for a change in zoning rules to allow for increased site coverage from 15 percent to 20 percent on a lot. They said it would allow for greater flexibility in building new homes as well as additions. They also said it would bring the neighborhood more in line with recently passed rules that allowed for more site coverage on steep slopes in other neighborhoods in town.
What they said: The council told the applicant to incorporate some kind of affordable housing into the proposal, and then come back.