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Possible Water Outage in Upper Navajo Trl & Ute Way

Last Thursday, 03/22, a small number of homes were posted that their water service may be interrupted as our Water Dept. continues to narrow in on locating a leak servicing the Upper Navajo Trl and Ute Way area.  If your water is off, it is likely you are one of those homes.

Even if work continues on subsequent days, the plan is to restore service for the evening/overnight hours.  Subsequent updates may be found here and/or by calling 303-258-3088 for a recorded update; messages may also be left at that number.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but appreciate your cooperation and understanding while this repair is made.

2018 Residential Utility Late Charge Deadlines

Please note that the due dates to avoid late charges has changed.  Although the change was approved effective 01/01/2018, the first implementation will be with the 1st Qtr 2018 bill (service period 01/17 thru 04/13).  Payments need to be received in Town Hall before close of business (5pm) to be considered on time (regardless of postmark date).

Late Charges (5% of unpaid balance) will be assessed on:

Day 30 (after mail date/postmark on bill to customer)

Day 50

Day 70

If a balance remains on Day 70, a $75 administrative fee will be assessed and the service address will be posted with a Shut-Off Notice (red tag).  Customer will have 15 calendar days to make payment in full, with cash or certified funds only.

Day 85 – If balance remains unpaid, water service will be discontinued.

These changes pertain to the Residential Quarterly Billings only.

Via is expanding their services in Nederland

Via has provided limited paratransit service to the mountain communities west of Boulder for many years. Starting on February 26, 2018, Via will be launching into a partnership with zTrip to provide expanded service to the Nederland community. To learn more details download the informational flyer below.

Joint statement on law enforcement contract with the Town of Nederland

The Sheriff’s Office will provide nighttime policing service from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., seven days a week

Nederland, Colo. – At their March 20 meeting, the Nederland Board of Trustees approved the town staff’s request for a Nighttime Police Contract with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office at a cost of $121,498 annually. This is a yearlong contract with an automatic renewal, and a cancellation clause of 6 months’ notice. As a result, the Sheriff’s Office will assume responsibility for all primary law enforcement operations and call response in the Town of Nederland between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., seven days a week. Monies provided under the contract will be used to hire an additional deputy and acquire an additional patrol vehicle, which will result in an increase of law enforcement coverage not only in Nederland, but to the surrounding mountain communities in the unincorporated county. The contract must still be signed by the Board of County Commissioners, but is anticipated to begin April 1.

The Nederland Police Department (NPD) has had a difficult time attracting and retaining enough police officers to provide 24-hour coverage and currently has two vacant police officer positions. The Sheriff’s Office is able to provide night time policing for less cost than two new officers, in addition to having more resources available for investigative follow-up, when needed. The flat contract pricing includes all ordinary costs for policing services, meaning the town has a set budgeted amount for police service and would not incur additional town staff expenses such as medical coverage, 401k retirement contributions, workers comp insurance, payroll taxes, fuel, vehicle maintenance, overtime, and training, which can be unpredictable. Additionally, NPD will see cost savings in elimination of the fee officers were getting paid to be on call, which totaled $5,200 annually.

/s/ Sheriff Joe Pelle
Town Administrator Karen Gerrity
Nederland Marshal Larry Johns

Listen to the 2018 Municipal Election Candidate Forum

The 2018 Municipal Election Candidate Forum is available in audio format on our Town’s Civic Web portal.

Please note: The full recording time is 38 mins. You will notice the moderator begins to speak at 1 min into the recording.  Be patient or fast-forward the audio 1 minute to begin listening.

To listen, copy and paste the link below into your browser:

http://view.earthchannel.com/PlayerMedia.aspx?PGD=nederlandco&eID=11&

Save a Stamp! Ballot Drop Off at the Town Hall

Save a Stamp!

Drop your municipal election ballot at Town Hall

The 2018 Municipal Election Ballot Box is located in Town Hall.

You can drop your ballot off as of today and up until 7pm on

Election Day, April 3rd 2018.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you sign the self-affirmation signature box  on the outside of the return envelope. Signatures will be verified by election judges and must match your voter registration signature. Any ballots without signatures will not be counted.

Municipal Election Ballots have been mailed to all registered voters

Municipal Election Ballots have been Mailed to All Registered Voters

Election day is Tuesday April 3rd, 2018

Your ballot will come with a return envelope. If you have multiple voters in one household, please be sure to return each ballot individually in the return envelope provided. All return envelopes are numbered and must match the ballot number to be counted. Please mail (stamp required) or drop off your ballot once completed.

All ballots must be received by the Town Clerk by 7pm on Election Day

Save a stamp. Drop your ballot in the BALLOT BOX at Town Hall

IMPORTANT: SIGN THE SELF-AFFIRMATION PORTION OF THE RETURN ENVELOPE. Ballots are only counted if they are signed. Signatures will be verified by election judges and must match the signature on your voters registration to be counted. Stamps are required for mailing the return envelope by mail.

Candidate for the office of Mayor is: Kristopher Larson

Candidates for the office of Trustees are: Alan Apt and Lyn Hanna

Candidate Withdrawal: Both Candidate Duggan and Candidate Martin have withdrawn from the election.  Please note, if you mark an “X” by either of their names as your selection, your vote will not be counted.

With two Board of Trustees seats remaining vacant, the process to appoint new members to those positions follows the Title 10 of Title 31 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, as stated:

Vacancies in Nomination:  As described in CRS 31-10-304, if a vacancy becomes available prior to twenty-three days before the day of the election, the vacancy may be filled by a vacancy committee (designated on the candidates original nomination petition) or by write-in candidate affidavit, if before write-in deadline as stated in CRS 31-10-912. Unfortunately, there was no designated candidate committee assigned by either Candidate Martin or Candidate Duggan on their nomination petition, both submitted January 22nd, 2018.

Write-in Candidates Affidavit: According to CRS 31-10-306, the State of Colorado requires that all write-in candidate affidavits must be filed no later than 64 days before the election (January 29th,2018).

Write-in Candidate Affidavit in Mail Ballot Election: Stated in CRS 31-10-912, No write-in votes for any office shall be counted unless an affidavit of intent to be a write-in candidate has been filed with the clerk by person wishing to be a write-in candidate not later than 64 days before the day of the election.

There were no write-in candidate affidavits submitted to the Town Clerk prior to January 29th, 2018.

At this time, the candidate vacancy will remain open until the election is final. Once the new Trustees and Mayor are sworn in, the open Trustee seats are considered officially vacant. The Board of Trustees will then appoint a Trustee to fill each open seat for a two year term, instead of the four-year term expected of all elected candidates. At the end of the two-year term, coinciding with the next Municipal election, the appointed Trustees will be required to submit a Municipal Election Nomination Petition and be voted onto the Board of Trustees for the following two-year term.

If you are interested in learning more regarding the candidate vacancy process and would like to meet and discuss issues with 2018 Electoral Candidates, please join us on March 19th from 6:00PM – 8:00PM at the Nederland Community Center for the 2018 Mayor and Trustee Candidate Forum.

For more information please contact Nicole Cavalino, Town Clerk by email at townclerk@nederlandco.org or call Nederland Town Hall at 303-258-3266 ext. 23.