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Vail Valley Voices: Need lobbying help in Vail?

Vail Homeowners Association
Vail, CO, Colorado

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the Vail Homeowners Association monthly report for September. We publish weekly excerpts from the association, which keeps a close eye on economic and political trends in and outside of the town. The newsletter electronic version with links to supporting documents is available at http://www.vailhomeowners.com.

The homeowners association is reaching out to determine which neighborhood issues its members want or need our assistance with.



In a meeting of Forest Road and Beaver Dam Road property owners, Bishop Park residents expressed concerns over pedestrian safety.

It is time for the town of Vail to notify property owners who are blocking the project that the town intends to build a sidewalk along the south side of Vail Road from the Chapel Bridge to Mountain Plaza.

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Property owners who have received notices from the town to stop mowing grass or using the town-owned Gore Creek stream tract want assurances that the town itself will abide by the same practices on its portion of the stream tract.

A town representative explained that the purpose of restoring the natural vegetation was to help reduce water pollution that is increasingly contaminating local streams.

Several members are concerned that the town’s development review notifications are deficient.



They say new homes are being constructed and landscaping installed that are destroying the natural environment and are out of character with the neighborhood.

Neighbors should be able to voice their opinions to the town’s Review Board about a particular building project in the neighborhood, but they are not notified by the town of the public hearings.

Owners in Vail Village are again complaining about crowd and street noise.

Meetings with homeowners association members in other neighborhoods will be scheduled for the coming months.


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