Voters Will Decide The Future Of EPURA On January 12, 2010
At the August 25 Estes Park Town Board meeting, Trustees adopted a resolution to send an Initiated Ordinance regarding the Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority (EPURA) to a special election on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Voters will decide whether or not to abolish EPURA and if a vote of approval will be required before the creation of any new Urban Renewal Authority.
As a coordinated election with Larimer County, ballots will be mailed to registered voters of the municipality. Since election material cannot be forwarded, voters should ensure their valid mailing address is registered with the Larimer County Clerk and Recorder by calling 970-498-7820 or visiting www.co.larimer.co.us.
The proposed measure was brought forth by citizens William Van Horn and Larry Pesses. The Town Clerk’s office approved the Initiated Ordinance form on April 28, 2009. On July 8, 2009, 27 petitions were submitted by Van Horn and Pesses. Signatures from 5% of the registered electors, or 226 valid signatures, were required; petitions were determined valid by the Clerk’s office with 229 signatures. The Town Board had the following options regarding the Initiated Ordinance: Adopt without alteration the ordinance as proposed; refer the Initiated Ordinance to the registered electors of the municipality at a coordinated election on November 3, 2009; refer the Initiated Ordinance to the registered electors of the municipality at a special election to be held on a Tuesday between October 27, 2009 and January 19, 2010.
EPURA is an independent governmental entity established by the Town of Estes Park in 1982 to plan and implement physical improvements to enhance the Estes Park community and economy. For more information on EPURA, please visit www.estes.org/EPURA.
For information on the special election, please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 970-577-3702.