Vail Town Council to consider Economic Recovery Team recommendations at Tuesday meeting | VailDaily.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Vail Town Council to consider Economic Recovery Team recommendations at Tuesday meeting

Eagle County will transition to the blue phase of its transition trail map on Monday, which allows restaurants to open at reduced capacity and for gatherings of up to 50 people.
Chris Dillmann | cdillmann@vaildaily.com

Recommendations from Vail’s Economic Recovery Team will be presented to the Vail Town Council at its Tuesday evening meeting which starts at 6 p.m. The team has been working to develop tactics to provide relief and support to the business community while respecting and operating within the public health orders from Eagle County and the state of Colorado.

Public comment will be taken in advance at publicinput.vailtowncouncil@vailgov.com.

The newly-formed economic recovery team is comprised of members of the Vail Economic Advisory Council and includes representatives from retail, restaurants, lodging, health and nonprofit organizations as well Vail Valley Partnership and Vail Chamber and Business Association. The team has met twice and is building on Eagle County’s economic recovery efforts and the work of the Vail Valley Foundation’s industry task forces.

Recommendations to be presented Tuesday include extending the outdoor capacity of retail and restaurants by using town right-of way, allowing consumption of alcohol in designated public areas, reimagining events such as the Vail Farmers’ Market and Fourth of July, bulk orders of face masks and adding hand washing stations for public use, and consideration of a rent relief program for commercial business owners.

Support Local Journalism


The Town Council will be asked to take immediate action Tuesday with adoption of an emergency ordinance allowing consumption of alcoholic beverages in designated public places. Approval of Ordinance No. 6 would allow the restaurant and bar community to do substantially more carry-out business in the villages by accommodating more patrons than would be allowed in their establishments during this public health emergency situation.

Also included during Tuesday’s meeting will be updates on the Vail Farmers’ Market which will begin June 14 with a virtual format offering curbside pickup of fresh Colorado produce, as well as plans to continue with the tradition of fireworks on the Fourth of July plus a socially-distanced walking tour of stationary parade floats throughout the villages.

To review the staff memo on the economic recovery recommendations and other agenda items for the May 19 meeting, visit http://www.vailgov.com/agendas.


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Vail, Beaver Creek and Eagle Valley make the Vail Daily’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User



Trending - News


See more