Author: Christy Ruehman

What is a Recall Petition?

The first amendment of the Constitution guarantees the right of the people to “petition the Government for a redress of grievances” and citizens have the right to petition in many areas.

Nederland is a statutory town so what is allowed by petition and how petitions are handled is spelled out in the Colorado Revised Statute and includes recall petitions. Specific limitations for recall petitions include that the official must be in office for at least 6 months, the recall petition must be initiated by a committee of at least three individuals and the petition must be approved to form by the Town Clerk prior to circulation. The petition must state, in no more than 200 words, why the official should be recalled.

There are currently three active recall petitions that are being circulated. The following information is made available for public review:

Should the petitions to recall be certified and filed with the Town Clerk, it is possible for registered voters to protest the recall petition within 15 days. If a protest is filed, the Town Clerk must hold a hearing regarding the validity of the petition. The protest process must be completed within 30 days.

Should the recall petitions be completed successfully and meet all the other time requirements in the statute (CRS sec 31-4 Part 5) including how close a special election can be to a General Election (next one in Nederland is April 2020) there must be an election at the same time to fill the positions. Once the election date is set, individuals interested in running for office may pick up petitions from the Town clerk.  A special election will cost the Town roughly $10,000.

Should a recall election take place, the officer(s) who are the subjects of the recall will have an opportunity to provide a justification for their course in office and this will be printed on the official ballot.

Periodic updates to the petition to recall process will be posted on the Town’s website and social media sites. In the meantime, if you have questions, please email the Town Clerk at TownClerk@nederlandco.org.

Nederland Police Department Seeks Full Time Police / Court Clerk

The Town of Nederland is accepting applications for a full-time Police / Court Clerk.

  • $42,500 – $47,800 per year based on experience (excellent benefit package included)
  • Must have minimum of high school diploma/GED, accurate typing of 40 WPM, experience with Microsoft Office suite, and Colorado driver’s license
  • Previous experience working in a court or the legal/judicial field, such as a law clerk, paralegal, or administrative assistant, highly desirable
  • Must pass background checks including criminal history, driver’s license record, and drug screen

To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest, and Town of Nederland application to larryj@nederlandco.org. The application can be downloaded here or picked up at Nederland Town Hall, 45 W. 1st Street, Nederland, CO 80466. You may also submit your application materials in person at Town Hall or via fax: (303) 258-1240.

Applications accepted through Monday, May 20 at 9 a.m.

Download and view the full job description here.

Public Works Seeks Full Time Operator I for Streets Department

The Town of Nederland is accepting applications for a full-time position in the Public Works Department (Streets).

  • Must have a valid Class B CDL with tanker endorsement and without airbrake restrictions, or obtain within six (6) months of hire
  • Previous experience with heavy equipment operations, snow plowing, and streets maintenance work highly desirable
  • Must be willing and able to be on-call and/or subject to call 24/7
  • $17.00 to $19.00 per hour based on experience (excellent benefits package included)

To apply, please submit a resume and Town of Nederland application to christyr@nederlandco.org. The application can be downloaded here or picked up at Nederland Town Hall, 45 W. 1st Street, Nederland, CO 80466. You may also submit your resume and application in person at Town Hall or via fax: (303) 258-1240.

Applications accepted and position open until filled.

Full Job Description – Streets Operator I

Join the Nederland Facebook group for carpooling to Eldora

The purpose of the Eldora Nederland Carpool Forum is for residents of Nederland and surrounding mountain communities to connect and coordinate carpooling to Eldora.

Click this link and request to join the group: https://bit.ly/2US5a24. You must be logged in to Facebook for the link to work.

This Facebook group is ONLY for residents of Nederland and surrounding mountain communities. If you are coming from greater Boulder or points East and looking to carpool to Eldora, please join the Eldora Boulder Carpool Forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EldoraBoulderCarpool.

Burning operations resume week of Feb. 11 in Boulder and Gilpin counties

Crews will resume pile burning operations on National Forest lands in Boulder and Gilpin counties starting the week of Feb. 11. Burning generally begins after 10 a.m. and ceases several hours before sunset. Burning will be focused in the following areas:

  • James Creek Units M0501 M0503 150 acres of hand piles or approx. 4,500 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Ward, Bar K subdivision, Gold Lake, Jamestown Gold Hill, Rowena; General location: Gold Lake Rd 1 East of Peak to Peak Hwy. [30 acres remaining]
  • James Creek Units M0502, M3202, H3101: 200 acres of hand piles or approx. 4,000 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Ward, Bar K subdivision Gold Lake, Jamestown Gold Hill, Rowena; General location: Peak to Peak Hwy 1 mile North of Ward Gold Lake and County Rd 100 and 103. [50 acres remaining]
  • James Creek Unit H1501 M1603 M1401 M1603: 500 acres of hand piles or approx. 5,000 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Sky View Estates, Glacier View , Bar K subdivision Gold Lake, Jamestown; General location: 2 miles east of Peak to Peak on Overland Rd.

Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Wind helps disperse smoke created during pile burning operations and snow helps keep the piles contained. Seeing flames and smoke, even after dark, is part of normal operations. This is one way that we can help reduce fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.

Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.

1/23/19: Planning Commission meeting at 7 p.m.

The Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, January 23 starting at 7 p.m. in the Nederland Community Center MPR room. Meetings are open to the Public, and comment can be submitted as directed throughout the meeting. For any questions please contact Deputy Zoning Administrator Cynthia Bakke at 303-258-3266 ext 1040 or cynthiab@nederlandco.org.