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Cedaredge cancels municipal election

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The Town of Cedaredge has cancelled the municipal election scheduled for April 3 and declared Raymond Hanson, Patricia Michael and Catherine Brown (a write-in candidate) elected to four-year terms.

That leaves one seat vacant on the town board. Town administrator Greg Brinck said the vacancy will not be officially declared until the new board is seated in April.

In addition to adopting a resolution cancelling the election, town trustees:

• Accepted the resignation of Darcy Fabian from the Cedaredge Planning Commission and appointed Dave Pipkin to the Cedaredge Tree Board.

• Approved a special events liquor permit for the Cabin Fever Dance, to be held at the Cedaredge Civic Center on March 10. The event is a fundraiser for Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center. No comments for or against the special events liquor permit were voiced during a public hearing held prior to the regular meeting.

• Heard a treasurer's report indicating 2018 sales tax for January is down by 2.31 percent from 2017, due to slow auto sales in the county.

• Heard a report from chamber president Mitchell Gronenthal, who said the chamber and town are collaborating on a business survey.

• Heard from Kathy Edwards, county coordinator for A Little Help, about efforts to expand the program to Cedaredge, Eckert and Austin. A short informational program will be held at Volunteers for America's Eckert site at 5 p.m. March 7.

• During constituent time, Loretta Busch complained about the process, and the cost, of transferring tap fees following the purchase of property in Cedaredge. She proposed a more logical method of pro-rating water and sewer rates between the buyer and seller. She also said the $100 charged for the 15 minutes it takes to update the town's records is "highway robbery."

Trustees were unable to immediately provide a response, but said they will look into the matter.

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