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Vail takes on light pollution

How they voted:

Yes: Cleveland, Daly, Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Newbury, Rogers.

What they talked about: The proposed outdoor lighting ordinance seeks to better achieve environmentally sensitive, energy-efficient lighting policies. It also tries to minimize light pollution with “dark sky” policies.



Under the proposed ordinance, lights must be “fully shielded” so light isn’t emitted upwards. Also, lights can’t glare or cross over to neighbors’ properties. Lights should also be designed to conserve energy by methods such as timers and motion sensors.

Lights that flash, move, revolve, rotate and blink are also prohibited. Floodlights also aren’t allowed. Exemptions may be made for special events or construction lighting.



How they voted:

Yes: Cleveland, Daly, Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Newbury, Rogers.

What they talked about: Dick Cleveland was recommended as the town of Vail’s representative of the Open Space Advisory Council, filling the spot of Greg Moffet, who resigned from the advisory council in March.



How they voted:

Yes: Cleveland, Daly, Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Newbury, Rogers.

What they talked about: Steven DeWitt Jr. was appointed to the board.

How they voted:

Yes: Cleveland, Foley, Hitt, Newbury.

No: Daly, Gordon, Rogers.

What they talked about: Manor Vail discovered that several decks and walkways on the rear of Building C of its redevelopment encroach on town land. The encroachment equals 206.75 square feet.

Previously, Manor Vail had given the town a 430-square-foot parcel for a different encroachment that was later eliminated. The 430-square-foot parcel was still given to the town.

What they said: The council approved an encroachment agreement to be made between the town and Manor Vail.

Yes: Cleveland, Daly, Foley, Gordon, Hitt, Newbury, Rogers.

What they talk about: The council gave approval to buy two housing units for town of Vail employees. The units are both in the Gore Range Condominiums. The proposed purchase prices are $309,000 and $290,000. They are both one-bedroom, one-bathroom units, and one of the units also has a loft.


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