Vail approves golf course windmills |

Vail approves golf course windmills

Daily Staff Writer

VAIL – The Vail Town Council approved the money Tuesday to install 2,700 glowing windmills on the Vail Golf Course later this winter.Lights inside the windmills, made of 8-foot-tall plastic posts, will light up when the wind spins the turbines. The project was conceived by Denver artist Patrick Marold.The art installation will cost $94,500. The money comes from the town’s Art in Public Places budget, which in turn comes from the town’s real estate transfer tax.The windmills will be installed March 16 near the 16th green of the golf course and will remain there until Earth Day, April 22.The council approved the expenditure by a vote of 5-1. Farrow Hitt voted against the project, objecting to this use of the real estate transfer tax fund.

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