Vail 20/20 meetings next week |

Vail 20/20 meetings next week

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VAIL – The Vail Town Council will hold two community meetings next week as part of its work on a long-term strategic plan for the town Vail. The Vail 20/20 meetings are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday at the Donovan Pavilion. On Tuesday, a set of nine community values – identified during a similar process 10 years ago – will be evaluated. On Thursday, concepts for housing, land use, the environment and the economy will be laid out. Those who can’t attend the meeting, can fill out a survey at Surveys completed before noon on Monday will be used at the 20/20 meetings. To RSVP for the meetings, contact Elisabeth Reed at 479-2454 Avon to trim, remove cottonwoodsAVON – Large cottonwood trees will be trimmed and one will be removed over the next few weeks.The developer of the Westin Resort is required to create a park along the Eagle River with pathways to the water. There are a lot of large cottonwoods with dead branches in the area. The other location where the dead cottonwood branches are being is along Swift Gulch Road, just north of I-70, at exit 167.A state safety inspection of the Benchmark Dam at Nottingham Lake recommended removing large cottonwood tree near the spillway. Cottonwood trees grow fast and can reach heights of 60 to 80 feet. Trimming causes new growth and increases nesting areas for birds.For more information, call Avon’s Public Works Department at 748-4100.Delinquent tax collection underwayEAGLE COUNTY – Eagle County Treasurer Karen Sheaffer says delinquent tax notices were mailed in July. Letters have been sent to all delinquent personal and mobile home property owners, and courtesy phone calls also are being made.All unpaid mobile home and personal property taxes will be advertised in the Eagle Valley Enterprise in September. This advertising will add $10 to the outstanding balance of each delinquent account. The list of delinquent property taxes will also be posted on the treasurer’s Web site at warrants will be served to all unpaid mobile home and personal property taxes, which can add up to $100 to the outstanding balance of the delinquent tax. Distraint warrants will be served by the Eagle County Sheriff beginning Oct. 2. The assets of a business are subject to seizure after a distraint warrant is served on the property. All unpaid mobile home taxes will be offered at the annual tax lien sale to be held Nov. 1.For more information, contact the Eagle County Treasurer’s Office at 328-8860.Treasurer named president of state organizationEAGLE COUNTY – Eagle County Treasurer Karen Sheaffer is now president of the Colorado County Treasurers’ Association. She has served on the organization’s executive board since 2002.Sheaffer also received the Advanced Education Certification from the International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers.Sheaffer was appointed Eagle County treasurer in 1996, after working in the office for more than 10 years.Vail, Colorado

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