Parachute voters decide to keep term limits |

Parachute voters decide to keep term limits

Ryan Graff
Post Independent Staff

Parachute will keep term limits for elected officials.

In ballot question 2I, the town asked voters whether or not the town should get rid of term limits for elected officials.

Final results show 62 percent of voters thought the town should keep term limits, 37 percent thought they should get rid of them.

The issue came up after Parachute was supposed to have held its last election in April but canceled it because it only had three candidates for three open positions, said town administrator Juanita Satterfield.

Before the election was canceled, the trustees themselves were out trying to find people to fill the positions, said Satterfield.

“We’re such a small community it is very hard to fill these positions,” she said before the election.

Year after year it is difficult to fill board of trustees positions. Board members aren’t paid well, the job is difficult, and takes a real dedication to the town, said Satterfield.

“We definitely don’t want to get into a position where we have three or four positions open and only have two (candidates),” she said.

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