Silt mayor nomination petitions available |

Silt mayor nomination petitions available

Heidi RiceGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

SILT – In the event that current Silt Mayor Dave Moore is recalled, nomination petitions to fill that position are currently available.A committee seeking to recall Moore filed a petition on Sept. 14, with more than 100 valid signatures. The committee claims that Moore has violated state statutes, town ordinances and codes of conduct, which included failing to obtain a fence permit, failure to obtain a permit to close a road through work done by his construction company and interfering into a town employee issue when he was not authorized to do so.The committee is being spearheaded by mayor pro tem Tod Tibbetts and his wife, Peggy, along with several others.Moore has insisted he has done nothing wrong, except perhaps making some “procedural” mistakes.A recall election has been set for April 1, 2008, in conjunction with the town’s regular municipal election.The petitions to run for mayor may be obtained at Silt Town Hall, 231 N. Seventh St. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a one-year resident of Silt prior to the election and a registered voter in the town of Silt.”The petitions must be taken out and turned in by Feb. 15, 2008,” said Town Clerk Sheila McIntyre.The regular election will also include four open Town Board seats currently held by Bobby Hays, Ron Morgan, Jim Voorheis and Joe Sos. Nomination petitions for those seats will be available on Jan. 2, 2008, and must be turned in by Jan. 21, 2008.”But you cannot run for the mayor recall position and one of the open trustee seats,” McIntyre stressed. “You’ve got to pick one or the other.”Should Moore prevail in the recall election, the nomination petitions for the mayor’s position would become null and void.For more information, contact Silt Town Hall at 876-2353.

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