Cdale will choose mayor in November |

Cdale will choose mayor in November

Ryan Summerlin


Carbondale Town Council meetings will soon switch back to Tuesday nights. The scheduling shift requires an ordinance, which is expected to be passed at the council’s next meeting. The soonest the switch would take effect on the second regular meeting in July. The board is looking to accommodate the Sopris Sun, which is published on Thursdays and has a deadline prior to the Wednesday meetings.

Carbondale trustees have set the election to replace former Mayor Stacey Bernot for the general election in November.

The candidates for mayor will be running to fill what’s left of Bernot’s term, which would have expired in 2018.

Bernot told the Post Independent upon her departure that she strategically timed her resignation to give the town the option of holding the election in November, when the voter turnout is expected to get a big boost from the presidential election.

As many as 85 percent of registered voters in town are likely to turn out for the November election, said Town Clerk Cathy Derby.

The town also stands to save a few thousand dollars by piggy-backing on the county’s coordinated election.

In the meantime, newly elected Trustee Dan Richardson will hold onto the reigns as acting mayor.

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