Tracker: Vail Town Council 8/7/07
How they voted
Yes: Gordon, Hitt, Moffet, Logan, Slifer.
No: Foley, Newbury.
What they talked about: The town was asking permission from the council to spend an additional $200,000 for the construction of a fire-water fountain at Seibert Circle in Vail Village. The total cost of the project since the last sculpture was removed has risen to $1.7 million. The town will take the extra $200,000 from money saved from streetscape-project costs.
What they said: The council approved the additional $200,000, even as Councilwoman Kim Newbury called it “a debacle.”
Yes: Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Logan, Moffet, Newbury, Slifer.
What they talked about: The town was asking permission to buy six hybrid buses from the San Joaquin Regional Transit District. The price for each bus is $515,771, and the total cost is $3.1 million. Each hybrid bus costs $200,000 more than a conventional bus.
What they said: The council approved the spending.
What’s next? The buses should be delivered in about a year.
Yes: Foley, Gordon, Moffet, Logan, Slifer.
What they talked about: The council was considering a modification to a law to allow for extensions for certain types of first-floor offices. Vail Resorts’ offices at Treetops and Concert Hall Plaza were only allowed on the first floor because their original offices were displaced by redevelopment. But that permission is set to expire in 2008. Under the proposed changes, Vail Resorts could apply each year for an extension, for three years.
What they said: The council approved the changes.
What’s next? Vail Resorts can stay at Treetops and Concert Hall Plaza for the next three years. Some offices were planned at one time to be built as part of Ever Vail in West Lionshead.