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Budget Update – 2020 Draft Budget Posted

The Town of Nederland will be holding a public hearing during the Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00 pm to discuss the 2020 Budget for the Town and the Nederland Downtown Development Authority.

The public hearing will take place at the Community Center located at 750 HWY 72, Nederland, CO 80466.  Interested electors of the local government may file comment to the proposed budget at the meeting or to Town Hall by person or e-mail ( by October 31st.

The 2020 draft budget is available for inspection by the public at Town Hall, 45 W 1st Street, on October 15th.

Click here for a copy of the 2020 Draft Budget!


Seven Recall Protest Petitions Received

The deadline for submission of a protest was 5:00 p.m. today, October 11, 2019. Seven protest petitions were submitted. Submission of a protest requires the scheduling of a protest hearing not less than five nor more than ten days following the issuance of the notice fixing a time for the hearing. Notification of the protest hearing will be sent out to the officers named in the protest petition on October 14, 2019 to you along with copies of the protest petitions. The protest hearing will be held on October 24, 2019, starting at 1 pm at the Nederland Community Center Multi-Purpose Room.

If you have any questions, please contact Miranda Fisher, Town Clerk, email or 303-258-3266 ext. 1030.

Recall Petition Deemed Sufficient

On October 2, 2019, the recall petitions for Mayor Larsen, Mayor Pro Tem Gustafson and Trustee Masters were deemed SUFFICIENT by the Town Clerk.

The Town Clerk verified enough signatures to satisfy the number of signatures required for each petition is determined by C.R.S. § 31-4-502(1)(d). All the sections of the petitions that were submitted contained a full and accurate copy of the title and text of the petition. C.R.S. § 31-4-502(1). The petition was submitted on September 26, 2019 which is within the 60 day timeframe from when the petition was approved on August 6, 2019. C.R.S. § 31-4-502(2)(a). Each petition included an affidavit of the person who circulated the petition including their address, affidavit that they are eighteen years of age or older and that circulator made no misrepresentation of the petition. C.R.S. § 31-4-502(2)(c).

Click here for copies of the sufficiency letters.

Recall Petition Guidelines are available on CivicWeb. These guidelines outline the recall petition process.

Contact Miranda Fisher, Town Clerk, with any questions, email or 303-258-3266 ext. 1030.

Short Term Rental Ordinance Passed

On October 1, 2019, Ordinance 798 passed which amends “Article V of Chapter 6 of the Nederland Municipal Code, concerning business licensing, to establish a short-term rental licensing program and impose a penalty for violations thereof, and amending Chapter 16 of the Nederland Municipal Code, concerning short-term rental as an accessory use”. The ordinance does not take effect until March 16, 2020 , allowing Town Staff time to implement the licensing provisions. Town Staff will provide updates throughout the next six months regarding the licensing provisions established. If you have any questions, please contact Miranda Fisher, Town Clerk, email or 303-258-3266 ext. 1030.

Copy of the draft ordinance can be located here.  Once signed by all applicable parties, the signed ordinance will be uploaded to CivicWeb.

Recall Petitions Update

In the statue regarding recall petitions (C.R.S. 31-4-503), there is no requirement that the Town Clerk post the petition. The public however was asking to see the petitions which are public documents. Once it was confirmed that there is nothing in Colorado law that prohibits the posting of the petitions and the signatures, it was decided that the recall petition could be made public and that the easiest way to do this was to provide it on the Town’s website. Due to the concerns brought forth about the recall petitions being made public on CivicWeb, we have decided to remove the petitions from the website. Copies of the recall petitions have been made available at Town Hall. Electronic copies can be requested from the Town Clerk.

Please contact Town Clerk, Miranda Fisher, email or 303.258.3266, ext. 1030, with any questions.