Two new faces will be seated when the Cedaredge town council next meets as the result of this year's municipal election.
Voters did not return Nelson Cederberg or Mike Meskel to the council.
They did re-elect Nancy Sturgil as a trustee. Pat Means, who was appointed mayor in 2009, was unopposed in her bid to return to the council as mayor.
Means, who has been a Cedaredge resident since 2001 and elected to the town council in 2008 as a trustee, received 442 votes in the election. She was hoping to return to the board to complete some unfinished business, such as the Main Street Improvement Program and downtown revitalization. "I want to see the people take pride in our community," she said before the election.
Dalton Myers, Jr. is new to the board, receiving 345 votes. A 1973 graduate of Cedaredge High School, he has lived in the community for nearly four decades. He has worked in the town's public works department, and currently works for the Upper Surface Creek Domestic Water Users Association.
Also elected to council is Ray Hanson, receiving 330 votes. Hanson is also a CHS graduate, the Class of 1966. He has served on town council in the past, and chaired the Home Rule Committee.
Re-elected to a second term is Nancy Sturgil, who received 336 votes. She has lived in Cedaredge since 2003. She hopes to see several big projects move forward, including the Main Street Improvement Project, planning for a civic center, and dealing with wastewater treatment and infrastructure.
Ken Simpson is also a new face on the council, receiving 324 vote. The businessman moved to the area in 1997 when he and his wife bought the Grand Mesa Lodge. They later purchased the Ole Bakery Cafe in 2006. His priorities are water, sewer, and major street repairs. Before the election he said, "If people are satisfied with the way things are currently being run in Cedaredge, you odn't have to vote for me. Bit if you're not . . . "
Unsuccessful in their bids to be Cedaredge trustees were Nelson Cederberg, who received 315 votes; Curt Williams with 284 votes; and Michael Meskel with 237 votes.
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