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Agenda – Town Meeting – February 1, 2016

Town Meeting
February 1,2016


  1.  How the upcoming road closures might affect local business’, and what we can do to help alleviate potential impact on them.
  2.  Sustainability
  3.  Possibility of hosting a celebration for the recent successful acquisition of our water rights.   

Minutes – Town Meeting – January 2016

Record of Proceedings
Town Meeting
January 4. 2016

In Attendance– Mayor/ Karelle Scharff, Clerk/ Kristen Cornwall, Bookkeeper/ Carol Elmore, Council/ Christina & Sequoia Zahn, General Assembly/ Cynthia Bakke, Paul Kolovos, & Clarissa Arana.

At this time Kristen read the minutes from the December meeting.  Christina pointed out that Kristen did not name the task force members appointed by the Mayor to oversee removal of junk and abandoned vehicles pursuant to Ordinance 142.  These task force members are Chris Pelletier, Amy Hardy, & Bobbi Ann Goodnow.  With those omissions addressed, Christina motioned to accept minutes, Cynthia Bakke seconds.  All were in favor.

Department Reports

Mayor– Karelle reported that she is adding more and more content to our Town of Ward website, and Kristen will be beginning to post minutes etc. there as well.  Please check it out at www.ward-co.org.

Karelle also asked Kristen to extend an invitation to our County Commissioners to join us for dinner & drinks in June.

Bookkeeper– Carol handed out the finalized budget, as well as a super informative hand-out with definitions pertaining to the budget.  Carol reported that we have $25,880.23 in checking and $103,675.01 in savings.

Emy on Sustainability–  Emy asked Bill Gilbert to put together a list of municipalities that allow “community septics.”  “Community septics” allow more than one home to share their fields/septics.

As there was no agenda for this meeting, it was a meeting of reminders on upcoming events…


  • Saturday, January 9 from 10-1 at the Nederland Community Center is the  “How to Prepare for Everything Workshop.”  Please RSVP to amy.hardy@unitedwayfoothills.org.
  • Wednesday, January 13 from 6-8 p.m. also at the Nederland Community Center is a DOLA sponsored meeting being hosted by Cynthia Bakke.  This is not a public meeting, but a meeting for elected officials only.  Pizza will be provided.  Please RSVP to cynthiab@nederlandco.org.
  • Sunday, January 17 from 1-3 & Wednesday, January 20 from 6-8 at the church, Emy will be hosting “Planning for Sustainability”  meetings.
  • Cynthia Bakke encouraged us all to get together to view the show “High Profits” which shows Breckinridge and the highs/lows they have experienced with legal marijuana and dispensaries.  Perhaps a potluck and viewing marathon at the church?

Meeting adjourned @ 8:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Kristen Cornwall