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Water pumping puts Arrabelle on ‘pause’

Scott N. Miller

NWS Arrabelle Construction PU 9-1 Preston Utley/putley@vaildaily.com Sam Parks of Tulsa, OK., watches construction activity at the site for the new Arrabelle, Thursday in Lionshead.

VAIL – Work stopped on much of the Arrabelle at Vail project in Lionshead recently. But the job site should be fully jumping this week.Town officials asked Vail Resorts Development Company to stop pumping water from the site into Gore Creek because of silt in the water. The construction company expected to have a new holding pond for water ready to use this week.While most of the work did stop at the Arrabelle, both town and construction company officials were careful how they talked about it. “We’ve never had an official ‘stop work’ order on the Arrabelle,” Arrabelle spokesman Paul Witt said.

Charlie Davis, the town’s head building inspector, agreed, but said there are times when work stops on parts of the project.”Given the size of the project, things will change,” Davis said. “Sometimes we have differences of opinion how they need to comply with their agreements with the town.”Both Witt and Davis said while work stops on parts of the Arrabelle from time to time, the construction company is trying to comply with its town permits.

“That’s why there hasn’t been any need for enforcement on our part,” Davis said.Staff Writer Scott N. Miller can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 613, or smiller@vaildaily.com.

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