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R85-58 supporiting cloud seeding for Vail Associates} I Commissioner �� _ moved adoption of the following Resolution BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COUNTY OF EAGLE, STATE OF COLORADO RESOLUTION NO- 85 - S3 RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE CLOUD SEEDING OPERATIONS OF VAIL ASSOCIATES: INC. FOR VAIL AND BEAVER CREEK SKI AREAS WHEREAS, it has recently been brought to the attention of the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Eagle; State of Colorado (hereinafter the "Board "). that Vail Associates. Inc. has applied to the Executive Director of the State of Colorado Department of Natural Resources for a weather modification permit, pursuant to the Weather Modification Act of 1972, Section 36 -20- -101. et seq., C.R.S., for the purpose of continuing cloud seeding operations for Vail and Beaver Creek ski areas, owned and operated by Vail Associates, Inc., for the 1985 -1986 winter ski season- and WHEREAS, the winter skiing industry is one of the major contributors to the economic prosperity of the County of Eagle, State of Colorado; and WHEREAS, the Board supports weather modification programs, such as cloud seeding, designed to enhance the winter skiing industry in, and provide an economic benefit to, the County of Eagle, so long as adequate safeguards are provided to prevent substantial damage or harm to land, people, health, safety, property, wildlife, or the environment within the County and surrounding areas. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Eagle, State of Colorado- THAT, the Board fully supports the continuation of the cloud seeding operations of Vail Associates, Inc. for the Vail and Beaver Creek ski areas during the 1985 -1986 ski season, for the reasons stated herein. THAT, the Board further supports the request of Vail Associates. Inc. that the State suspension criteria relative to the issuance of a weather modification permit for Vail and Beaver Creek ski areas be established as the following percentages of the normal snowfall measured at the snotel site on Vail Mountain for the months as indicated during the 1985 -1986 winter ski season- November 165% December 165% January 150% February 140% March 135% THAT., this Resolution is in the best interests of the public health. safety and economic welfare of the County of Eagle, State of Colorado. MOVED, READ AND ADOPTED by the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Eagle, State of Colorado. at its regular meeting held on e, day of .,41-b',,, ,- 1985. ATTEST- COUNTY OF EAGLE. STATE By and Through its BOF BYE. Cllr/ esr%yrr /� By Clerk to the Board `df Countv Commissioners OF COLORADO -2- 3 Commissioner /� �� -J seconded adoption of the foregoing resolutj.on. ` The roll having been called. the vote was as follows- Commissioner David E. Mott Commissioner Richard L. Gustafson Commissioner Donald H. Welch This Resolution passed by jj?!p� vote of the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Eagle. State of Colorado. -3-