Vail Daily news briefs: Meeting on Dotsero plan is Thursday |

Vail Daily news briefs: Meeting on Dotsero plan is Thursday

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Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado – Eagle County has recently completed the draft of a master plan for the Dotsero Area, representing the culmination of two years of work. The chapters and maps of the draft document are located on the county’s website

As a chapter of Eagle County’s Comprehensive Plan, the Dotsero Area Community Plan will provide information and policies to help guide land use and site design in the greater Dotsero area. According to Cliff Simonton, senior planner for Eagle County, gathering input from property owners, business owners and citizens on the contents of the draft plan is critical as the plan heads toward the public adoption hearings, which will be scheduled with the Eagle County Planning Commission later this fall.-

“At this point we are seeking additional input to make sure we haven’t overlooked a significant issue that community members believe needs to be addressed in the plan,” Simonton said.

County staff will provide a brief introduction at the meeting, followed by a presentation and public input session facilitated by Dominic Mauriello of Mauriello Planning Group, LLC.

“We hope to be able to gather all relevant opinions and concerns regarding the plan, so the Planning Commission can make adjustments prior to final adoption,” Simonton said.

The final public open house meeting will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Two Rivers Community Center building in Dotsero. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. Written comments will be accepted throughout the final planning and adoption period. For more information or to submit comments, contact Simonton at 970-328-8751 or or Dominic Mauriello at 970-376-3318 or

“Coffee with a Cop” Takes Place Wednesday

VAIL – The Vail Police Department’s “Coffee with a Cop” program continues Wednesday with free coffee courtesy of Sapphire Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 223 E. Gore Creek Dr. in Vail Village, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The monthly coffees provide opportunities for informal conversations between members of the community and representatives from the department. The focus of the upcoming coffee will be free registration of skis and snowboards. To register, bring information on the model, color, serial number or any other identification markings for your equipment. Questions and discussions of other topics of interest will also be encouraged.

The November coffee will take place at Joe’s Famous Deli in Vail Village on Nov. 16.

For more information, or to host an upcoming Coffee with a Cop, contact Code Enforcement Officer Moses Gonzales at 970-376-6952 or

Early voting for Vail election begins Thursday

VAIL – Early voting for the town of Vail regular municipal election begins Thursday. Voters may cast ballots in person during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 4 in the Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road.

Mail-in ballot request forms are available for download from the town’s web site at or for pick up from the front desk of the Vail Municipal Building with requests due to the Town Clerk’s office by Nov. 4. The ballots will be mailed on or before Nov. 4 and must be returned by 7 p.m. Nov. 8.—— –

The Nov. 8 election is an at-the-polls format with all voting taking place at the Town of Vail Municipal Building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, voters who receive mail-in ballots for this election must return the completed ballot to participate in the election. Anyone receiving a mail-in ballot becomes ineligible to vote at the polls.

There are 4,312 voters eligible to participate in the upcoming election, including 2,178 active voters and 2,134 inactive voters. Of those, 1,025 Vail voters will automatically be receiving a mail-in ballot for the election. This is because as voters filled out their voter registration forms with Eagle County, they selected the option to receive permanent mail-in ballots for all elections.

During the last regular municipal election in 2009, there were 4,059 eligible voters and 1,001 votes cast in the Vail election, including 607 who voted early or by mail.

This year’s election will seat four of seven Vail town council members from a field of seven candidates and determine the outcome of a ballot question to redirect previously collected conference center funds for repairs and upgrades to the Golf Course Clubhouse, the Vail athletic fields and the Ford Amphitheater.

For more information, call Town Clerk Lorelei Donaldson at 970-479-2136.

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