Vail has vacancies on several boards
VAIL, Colorado The town of Vail, Colorado needs community members to fill open seats on the Planning and Environmental Commission, Design Review Board, Art in Public Places Board and Building and Fire Codes Appeals Board. Applications for all vacancies are due to the town by 5 p.m. March 11. The Vail Town Council will conduct interviews during its work session on March 17, with appointments to follow at its evening meeting. Send letters of interest and experience to: Vail Town Council, Attn. Lorelei Donaldson, Town Clerk, 75 S. Frontage Rd., Vail, CO 81657. A description of each of the boards is as follows:
Three vacancies exist. Applicants must be residents and registered voters in the town of Vail. The term of each new appointment to the PEC begins April 1 and expires March 31, 2011. The commission meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 1 p.m. in the Vail Municipal Building. This seven-member volunteer board is responsible for the review and determination of requests for variances and conditional use permits, and recommendations to the Town Council on special development districts, subdivisions, rezonings, various Town of Vail proposed plans and other community matters. In appreciation of their services, members receive a blue parking pass and a merchant ski pass.
Two vacancies. Applicants must be residents in the town of Vail. Appointments take effect April 1 and run to March 31, 2011. The five-member board meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 1 p.m. in the Vail Municipal Building. This volunteer board is responsible for reviewing the design of new structures, remodels, sign requests, landscaping plans and other architectural and aesthetic matters. In appreciation of their services, members receive a blue parking pass and a merchant ski pass.
There are two vacancies. To qualify, applicants must either be a resident of the Town of Vail or own property within the town. The term of each new appointment to the AIPP begins April 1 and expires March 31, 2012. The board meets on the first Monday of each month from 8:30 to 11 a.m. in the Vail Municipal Building. In addition, board members attend committee meetings and should anticipate a commitment of four to six hours per month. The board is made up of members who have demonstrated expertise in architecture, art criticism, art education, art history, fine arts, graphic arts, interior design, landscape architecture, town planning/community development or other art/design related backgrounds not specifically mentioned, or who have demonstrated a strong interest in the visual arts and/or civic improvement. The volunteer board oversees the Town of Vails Art in Public Places Programand is responsible for implementation of the AIPP policies and selection procedures, acquiring public art by purchase, donation or other means for Vail’s permanent Art in Public Places collection, overseeing the maintenance and preservation of art works displayed in public areas, assisting the Art in Public Places coordinator with fundraising for public art projects, promoting public art through a public education program that will further community appreciation and understanding of the visual arts, publicizing Art in Public Places projects, evaluating the Art in Public Places program annually, selecting artwork and visual arts events for temporary display, encouraging support for and inclusion of public art projects in private sector development and setting program goals on a five-year basis. Interested persons are strongly encouraged to attend an AIPP board or committee meeting prior to Town Council interviews.
One vacancy. Applicants must be registered voters and residents of the town of Vail and be a licensed architect, a registered engineer with building-related engineering experience, a construction company executive or superintendent with at least ten years of construction experience, or have similar building design and construction knowledge and experience. The term of the appointment begins April 1 and expires March 31, 2014. The five-member appeals board meets as required to review disputes over the equivalency of alternate building materials and methods of construction, as well as interpretations of the town building and fire codes, among other issues. The board also reviews proposed building and fire codes amendments and updates, plus serves as technical advisors to the town council regarding the adoption of proposed amendments and updates. In appreciation of their services, Building and Fire Codes Appeals board members receive a blue parking pass.
Contact Lorelei Donaldson at 970-479-2136 for more information on submittal requirements. For additional information on the Planning and Environmental Commission or Design Review Board, contact Warren Campbell, Chief of Planning, at 970-479-2148. For information on AIPP, contact Leslie Fordham, Art in Public Places Coordinator, at 970-479-2344. For more information on B&FCA, contact Martin Haeberle, Chief Building Official, at 970-479-2142.