On July 31, 2018, The Town of Nederland was offered a grant award of $950,000 from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) for their Biosolids Handling Project.  The grant funds will be used for improvements to the existing Wastewater Treatment Facility, including adding an aerobic digester and a screw press for dewater. This grant offer was made from federal mineral lease proceeds.

The project was reviewed based on a variety of factors such as connection to energy impact, degree of need, measurable outcomes, amount of request, relationship to community goals, level of local math and community support, management capacity, and readiness to go. Competition for these limited funds was intense and DOLA received many more requests than funds available.

Mayor Kristoper Larsen said, “Awesome work by Chris Pelletier, Public Works Manager, and Nicole Bratsos Ferdinandsen Utilities Supervisor, and all the town staff responsible for making this happen.”

The Town made the application after voters approved debt authorization for this project in the April election.

Planning Commission Seeks Another Member!

The Planning Commission is seeking another member. Interested Nederland residents are invited to apply by noon August 17.
Advisory Board & Commission Application
Planning Commission meets every 4th Wednesday at 7pm at the Nederland Community Center.
The Planning Commission is created for the following purposes:
(1) To prepare and maintain, subject to periodic revision as necessary, a Master Plan as described by state statutes.
(2) To implement the provisions of Chapters 16 and 17 of this Code, and to perform all functions and powers referred to in said chapters where reference is made.
(3) To study and recommend to the Board of Trustees amendments to the Zoning Map of the Town.
(4) To study and recommend appropriate zoning classifications for all annexations to the Town.
(5) To exchange information with the various governmental agencies charged with planning and zoning responsibilities and with the Board of Zoning Adjustment of the Town.
(6) To have all other duties and powers incidental to the above and any and all powers and duties set out by state statute, except that nothing herein shall permit the Planning Commission to make amendments to changes in the zoning of the Town, such powers expressly being reserved by the Board of Trustees.
Download an application:…/Advisory-Board-Commission-Applicat…
Printed applications are also available at Town Hall. Email for more information.

Water Outage near Elementary School

Residents Near Elementary School: Water is off due to a leak at the School. Repairs are underway! We will get the water back on as soon as possible! Note…some residence may not be affected.

A ‘Work Session’ regarding Short Term Rentals will follow tonight’s BOT meeting. What is a Work Session?

A ‘Work Session’ is an open meeting (public is welcome to attend) in which the Board of Trustees can discuss a specific topic of interest as a board, but can not make any action or take public comments. According to the Town of Nederland Municipal Code, a Work Session (also known as a Special Meeting) is described as follows:
Sec. 2-52. – Special meetings.

(a) Special meetings shall be called by the Town Clerk on the request of the Mayor or any two (2) members of the Board of Trustees on at least forty-eight (48) hours’ written notice to each member of the Board of Trustees and the Town Administrator, served personally or left at such person’s usual place of residence. Said notice shall indicate the business to be performed at such special meeting. If any member shall have moved from the Town and shall be a nonresident thereof, no notice shall be required. Any Trustee may waive notice of the meeting, and a Trustee’s presence shall constitute waiver of notice of the meeting.

(b) No business shall be transacted at any special meeting of the Board of Trustees unless the same has been stated in the notice of such meeting unless otherwise determined by unanimous vote of those members present.

The intention of the August 7th Work Session following the Board of Trustees meeting is to discuss Short Term Rentals (STR). Items to be reviewed and discussed:
  • BOT DRAFT Minutes from 7.17.2018 (included earlier in the packet)
  • DRAFT STR Ordinance endorsed by PC at June meeting
  • DRAFT STR Ordinance from May PC meeting packet for comparison
  • PC DRAFT Minutes from 6.27.2018
  • Ordinance 785 to Permit and Regulate ADUs
  • Sample Nederland Good Neighbor Agreement
  • Sample Nederland STR Self-Inspection Form
  • Letters of Support and Opposition from the Public
  • STR Nederland Listings Report from April 2018

Additional details regarding the August 7th Work Session:  AIM STR Work Session Aug 7 2018