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Vail Dail letter: Allendar seeks re-election

Tom Allender
Eagle-Vail, CO, Colorado

The Eagle-Vail Metro District Board elections are Tuesday, May 4, and I am asking for your support in my effort to be re-elected to the board.

I began my service on the Eagle-Vail Metro District Board and have represented Eagle-Vail on the Upper Eagle River Water Authority since 2006. I have the desire and commitment to continue that service for four more years. Some Metro Board accomplishments of the last four years:

n Green Play’s Eagle-Vail Pavilion and Park conceptual master plan.

n The Urban Land Institute’s Eagle-Vail advisory report.

n The Borne 20-year engineering study of district facilities.

n The 2007 mill levy continuation that has helped put the Eagle-Vail Metro District in a better financial position.

n Construction of Phase 1 of the Eagle-Vail Trail.

n Passage of the debt service mill levy in 2009 for improvements beginning in 2010 with new pool facility construction and golf course upgrades.

n Instituting joint governance with the Property Owners Association Board.

n Completing the new Eagle-Vail flood plain study and applying for grants to fund improvements to eliminate all but a few homes from the flood plain.

n Hiring of a community manager.

n Ground-breaking on new pool.

While many challenges exist, I believe that there are exciting opportunities ahead for Eagle-Vail and that we are now well-positioned for those opportunities.

Some of the issues I would like to work on for the next four years include adequate staffing for the district, affordable office space utilizing existing district property, complete the Eagle-Vail Trail, complete planned golf course upgrades, replace tennis facilities, identify a dog park, maintenance of facilities and most importantly balance our income and expenses.

I hope you can give me support so I can continue to be allowed to use my experience, education and common sense to work for Eagle-Vail using a fiscally responsible approach.

Please remember that the quality of our amenities is a reflection of our community and can have a positive or negative effect on all of our property values. I believe we must continue the work that has taken place over the last four years and continue to maintain and upgrade Eagle-Vail.

If I may, I ask that you allow Reed Ford and Stephen Kirchner to continue to work for Eagle Vail by also voting for them for the Eagle Vail Metro District Board.

Visit us at Vote for experience. Vote for Eagle-Vail.

Tom Allender

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