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Vail Valley Voices: Eagle’s best show in town

Brandi Resa
Eagle, CO, Colorado

It is probably because I have not had cable TV in some time, but for whatever reason, I find the Town Board meetings in Eagle absolutely fascinating.

Although I was not elected in the April election, I still attend the meetings and plan to write after each one on my thoughts from a citizen’s point of view.

Tuesday’s meeting nearly began without a quorum. The big item on the agenda was Habitat for Humanity moving their store location to Chambers Avenue.



After some confusion over the conditions needed for approval by the town staff and promises from Habitat to help improve the look of Chambers as desired by the Eagle Area Community Plan, there was a hooray from the audience and a 5-0 approval of the plan.

Next up, it was the ongoing passionate discussion on the issue of Legal in Eagle? Although the room was packed during an earlier meeting of Sweet Leaf’s expansion, Eagle Valley Enterprise Editor Pam Boyd and I were the only ones in the room on this evening.



As usual, the town’s attorney, Ed Sands, did a great job of summarizing what is happening around the state and how other municipalities are approaching the personal medical and caregiver issue to begin the discussion.

And as usual, pot gets this Town Board lit up, especially Trustee Webster, who called for an all-out ban and asking for those who disagree to bring on the lawsuit.

From my point of view and the town’s lawsuit funds (or lack thereof), I was glad the final results were at least more on the risk level of a 5 or 6 out of 10, per the town attorney.



This concluded the regular meeting, and I then waited while an executive session was held for 20 minutes or so. After the executive session, the board was expected to hold a work session on recreation paths.

The lateness of the hour and Trustee Turnipseed’s admission of not having read the materials completely triggered a quick end to the work session.

And although I truly enjoy the meetings, I enjoy as much adjournment.

The next meeting of the trustees is a work session on Wednesday starting at 6 p.m.

To go back to my Missouri roots a bit, I’ll end always with see y’all at Town Hall!

Brandi Resa is an Eagle resident.


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