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Meet your New Castle councilors

Age: 55

Hometown: Scottsbluff Nebraska.

Years in New Castle: 14 years



How long on the council: 7.5

When is term up? April 2008



Occupation: Service manager for Elk Mountain Motors in Glenwood Springs.

Why did you run for council? Just to keep track of what’s happening in the town and help with good planning on how the town is developed.

Age: 53

Hometown: New Castle

Years in New Castle: 53

How long on the council: 11 years

When is term up? April 2008

Occupation: Owner and operator of the New Castle Cafe

Why did you run for council? It’s important to be involved. I wanted to be more involved in the development of the community. And also to follow in my father’s ” former New Castle Mayor Pete Mattivi ” footsteps.

Age: 62 in September

Hometown: Born in Rapid City, South Dakota, but was raised in New Castle.

Years in New Castle: Moved to New Castle at the age of 3.

How long on the council: 9 years.

When is term up? April 2008

Occupation: Works for the water treatment division of Bishop Plumbing and Heating. Before that he owned Robert Gordon Construction and has been a carpenter for 44 years.

Why did you run for council? I am finishing the term for Dave Schroder, who left due to illness last year.

Age: 61

Hometown: Schenectady, New York

How long on the council: Since April of 2006.

When is term up? April 2010

Occupation: Retired Professor of English from the Western Illinois University.

Why did you run for council? I had admired the work that both the Council and the town staff did and wanted to make my contribution. Since I’m retired, I felt I would have time to devote to the town.

Age: 56

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Years in New Castle: 14 years

How long on the council: Elected in April of 2006.

When is term up? April 2010.

Occupation: Sales Representative for a wholesale beverage company.

Why did you run for council? For community service reasons.

Age: 48

Hometown: Marietta, Ohio

Years in New Castle: 7 years

How long on the council: In second term, been on the council for just over five years.

When is term up? April, 2010.

Occupation: Attorney

Why did you run for council? I ran for council in order to represent my neighbors and their families in areas of interest to the future of the town.

– New Castle City Council meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

– Council board members are paid $50 per meeting or $1,200 per year, depending on if they attend every meeting.

– Meetings can be from three hours to over five hours per session and some meetings are accompanied by a great deal of paperwork and preparatory time.

– Elections for town council are on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in April in even numbered years.

– The four-year terms on the Town Council are staggered, with half the seats open every other year. Information and forms are available from the Town Clerk.

– Web site:

http://www.newcastlecolorado.org

Steps to getting on the New Castle City Council

– Candidates must be U.S. Citizens.

– Must be registered New Castle voters.

– Must be at least 18-years-old.

– Also must be a New Castle town resident for at least one year.

– Contact Town Hall for more information


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