Nominating petitions for the April 1 Cedaredge municipal town board elections became available for prospective candidates on Jan. 21.
They must be completed and returned to Town Hall by Feb. 10, according to an emergency ordinance passed by the trustees.
Candidates have 20 days from the Jan. 21 date (Feb. 10) to complete their nominating petitions and other materials and have them returned to make candidates eligible for candidacy in the municipal election.
Complete details of election requirements are available at Town Hall.
At their January meeting, the town trustees adopted the new schedule of timetables and deadlines for administrative functions to conduct the municipal election. The ordinance, in addition to dealing with requirements of nominations, codifies rules for withdrawal of petitions, vacancies in nominations, write-in candidate affidavits, cancellations of elections, and other details of the local process.
available Feb. 10
in Orchard City
Nominating packets for anyone wanting to run for Orchard City trustee will be available on Feb. 10, it was announced at the town board's January meeting.
There will be three openings on the board this election cycle. The official muncipal election day is April 1. Since the town will be conducting its election through a mail ballot handled by the county clerk's office, April 1 is the deadline for having ballots returned.
In other business at their January meeting, the Orchard City trustees dealt with the following matters:
• Trustee Jan Gage asked the board if there might be room in the town's 2014 budget to increase Orchard City's $1,500 donation to Dolphin House — the children's advocacy organization based in Montrose.
Gage said that the organization has lost a large portion of its grant funding and has faced other financial and management challenges.
Gage said she will ask for specific information on how many Orchard City residents are served by the organization and the matter will be discussed at a trustee work session.
• The water utility crews had a busy month in December. In addition to a major break on the brand new West Main transmission line reported last week in the DCI, there were other leaks and the replacement of a major pressure release valve on the town's East Main transmission line.
• Trustees approved their annual appointments and designations as follows: Melissa Oelke, town clerk and treasurer; official trustee meeting place and posting location for open meetings is Town Hall; Larry Beckner of Grand Junction, town attorney; Pete Blair, town auditor; and the Delta County Independent, official publication for legal notices.
• Trustees received a word of thanks and an update from Bryan Kissner, president of the Field of Dreams youth sports organization. Kissner complimented the town on the condition of the sports playing facilities maintained at Town Park.blog comments powered by Disqus