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Town Clerk Receives EPURA Petition

On July 8, Town Clerk Jackie Williamson received a petition from proponents William Van Horn and Larry Pesses regarding the Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority (EPURA). The proposed initiated measure is summarized as “The Initiated Ordinance abolishes the Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority and before the creation of any new Urban Renewal Authority requires the approval of the same at an election.”

The Clerk’s office will proceed to verify the petition before issuing a statement indicating if a sufficient number of valid voter signatures were present. The statement of sufficiency shall be issued no later than 30 days from July 8.
If the petition is determined to be valid, the Town Board will proceed within 20 days with one of two options. The Board can choose to adopt the proposed ordinance or order the ordinance to a regular or special election held not less than 60 days and not more than 150 days after the final determination of petition sufficiency.

EPURA is an independent governmental entity established by the Town of Estes Park in 1983 to plan and implement physical improvements to enhance the Estes Park community and economy. For more information on EPURA, please visit

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