Emergency ordinance updates election codes
By Don Benjamin
Published Thursday, February 8, 2018 7:34 am
The Town of Cedaredge board of trustees held a special meeting on Feb. 1 to pass an emergency ordinance to bring the town's municipal code "into conformity with amended deadlines contained in the Colorado Municipal Election Code of 1965." Interim town administrator Greg Brinck discovered the code discrepancy while reviewing what action to recommend to trustees regarding the upcoming April municipal election. The emergency ordinance makes technical changes to bring the town into line with Colorado code. It passed unanimously with trustee Al Smith absent and not voting.
Regarding the April 2018 election, deadlines for declaring candidacy for open trustee positions have come and gone with only incumbents Raymond Hanson and Patricia Michael returning nominating petitions. No other citizens submitted petitions or declared themselves as write-in candidates. Lacking sufficient candidates, the trustees will discuss the April election at their next work session and take action regarding this matter at their next regular meeting. Both the work session and regular meeting are open to the public and town citizens are encouraged to attend.
The work session is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 8, and the regular trustee meeting for Thursday, Feb. 15. Both meetings start at 5 p.m. in the Cedaredge Civic Center, Grand Mesa Room, 140 NW 2nd Street.