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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Town Operations Update/COVID-19 Resources

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The Town of Eagle Operations Update 

For health and safety of employees and community, unprecedented changes in Town operations effective Monday, March 16 through Thursday, April 16. 

Starting March 16, 2020, The Town of Eagle is canceling all non-essential, non-government meetings, events and has closed public access to town-owned facilities on a rolling basis to limit exposure and slow the transmission of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. 

The measure is one of a series of steps taken Sunday by Town Manager Brandy Reitter to protect the Eagle community and Town workforce – including a declaration of local emergency that allows for greater flexibility in the deployment of Town employees, and acquisition of needed equipment, supplies, and other resources.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION LINKS: 

  1. Eagle County Public Health Order – Issued March 18, 2020
  2. Eagle County Public Safety Information
  3. Eagle County Department of Public Health Up to Date 
  4. One Valley Voice - Facebook Page for Eagle County updates
  5. Vail Health Information and updates
  6. Local Business Resources – Vail Valley Partnership
  7. Office of Economic Development - Colorado business resources
  8. State of Colorado COVID-19 Information for businesses - State of Colorado
  9. Census Field Operations Temporary Suspended - US Census - Online Census forms working normally

COMMUNITY CHECK-INS SCHEDULED: Each Thursday from 12-1 pm, the Town of Eagle will be hosting a community-wide Town Hall to get together and answer any questions you might have. The meeting link for our next meeting is here. Please note, for security reasons we request that you register and create a free Zoom ID to participate in the meeting.

PUBLIC MEETINGS: The Town of Eagle is canceling all non-essential, non-government meetings, events and has closed public access to town-owned facilities on a rolling basis to limit exposure and slow the transmission of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus until April 16, 2020. 

Until otherwise permitted, all Town of Eagle Public Meetings will be posted and conducted using an online platform where citizens can join and participate. Public comments prior to the meeting can be submitted to Jenny Rakow, Town Clerk at clerk@townofeagle.org or by calling 970-328-9623. Links to attend the virtual Board of Trustee and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings can be found on the Agenda, Minutes, and Packets page and following the link for the upcoming meeting - https://www.townofeagle.org/773/Agendas-Minutes-and-Packets

PUBLIC EVENTS: All public events currently scheduled through May 31st have been delayed until further notice. Event contact, brian.hall@townofeagle.org.

PUBLIC SPACES: Playgrounds, picnic areas, and shelters conducive to gathering have been temporarily closed by the State of Colorado. Bike trails, walking paths, and parks are still open with physical distancing of 6 feet being required while recreating. More information can be found here.

BRUSH CREEK PAVILION AND STUDIO RENTALS: All Pavilion and Studio rentals are cancelled through April 30, 2020.  If you need more information please contact Carla Nelson at carla@townofeagle.org.

MUNICIPAL COURT: All Court Dates have been postponed until June 17, 2020. If you receive a ticket, you are requested to make payment via CitePay, by US Mail (PO Box 609 Eagle CO 81631) or by dropping off a check in the Town’s drive-through payment dropbox located in the rear parking lot of Town Hall. DO NOT DROP OFF CASH. Any questions should be directed to Regina Aloia, Municipal Court Clerk at regina.aloia@townofeagle.org or by calling 970-328-9629. 

The Town Prosecutor, Courtney Edwards, will be contacting all Defendants by telephone or email or regular mail who are eligible for plea by mail discussions. Defendants are encouraged to reach out to the Town Prosecutor at courtney@ceoattorneys.com or 970-668-1678.  If an agreement cannot be made, the next scheduled court date will be June 17, 2020, and could change with an announcement. If you have not reached an agreement nor been in touch with the Town Prosecutor, you must appear in person on June 17, 2020, or a warrant for your arrest may be issued.

ELECTION AND BALLOT DROP OFF: April 7, 2020, General Election: Ballots were mailed the week of March 16th. Ballots must be returned by April 7, 2020, postmarks do not count.

Due to the closure of Town Hall, the Town’s utility payment box will be the Official Ballot Drop Box, this drive up drop box is located in the rear parking lot of Town Hall and is available 24/7. Ballots can also be mailed, postage required. **While the Eagle County ballot box is not the official ballot box, those ballots will be delivered to the Town Clerk prior to the deadline.  

All ballots will be mailed by March 27, 2020. If you do not receive your ballot by April 2, 2020, you may request a replacement ballot by completing this form or by calling 970-328-9623 or by email at clerk@townofeagle.org.

The TABOR Notice, a sample ballot and additional information regarding the 2020 General Election for the Town of Eagle can be found here. 

UTILITY PAYMENTS: 

Like many of you, the Town of Eagle has spent the last days and weeks learning about and monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Our customers, community, and employees are – and will continue to be – our top priority. We understand that we provide you with important services that you rely on every day. We are committed to continuing to provide that excellent service during this situation.

 We also understand that many of you may be adversely impacted by the community and national response to COVID-19. As schools shut down and social isolation begins to impact businesses, we realize that many customers may face financial hardships impacting their ability to pay their utility bill on a timely basis. Therefore, we will be suspending any service shut-offs and late fees for our customers until 7/01/2020. In addition, we are available to discuss payment arrangements as needed. To discuss payment arrangements, you can email our Utility Billing & Accounting Specialist (mark.herota@townofeagle.org).

TRASH AND RECYCLING: If you are cleaning out closets and have extra items that will not fit in your normal weekly pickup, here are some options: 

The town/county drop-off recycle center is open for recyclable materials. For materials that cannot be recycled, the Eagle County landfill is open, and they have a great FREE punch pass. Visit their website for more information.

https://www.eaglecounty.us/RecyclingWaste/Landfill/Fees___Accounts/. For more information on obtaining a free pass, please call 970-328-3470 ext. 3

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and electronics can also be disposed of properly at the Eagle County Landfill.

https://www.eaglecounty.us/RecyclingWaste/Household_Hazardous_Waste/Disposal_Requirements/

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: Handling Community Development Transactions 

STAFF CONTACTS: Members of the public may contact essential service divisions listed below:

Community Development, Building Regulations, Code Enforcement, including permits and plan checks and review services. Please call (970) 328-9655 or email angie.kyle@townofeagle.org

Public Works, Engineering, Streets, Buildings & Grounds, including permits and plan check review services, inspections, and encroachments. Please call (970) 328-6678 or email publicworks@towneagle.org

Utility Services, including residential and commercial billing customer service. Please call (970) 328-9621 or email mark.herota@townofeagle.org

Financial Services, including taxes, payables, and reporting. Please call (970) 328-9624 or email jill.kane@townofeagle.org

Business and Residential Services, including licenses, elections, records, and municipal court. Please call (970) 328-9623 or email jenny.rakow@townofeagle.org

Police and Law Enforcement Services, includes public safety matters. For non-emergency dispatch or to speak to an on-duty officer please call (970) 479-2200. For all other questions please email epd@townofeagle.org.

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