Voters Forum On EPURA Set For December 7
The Voters Forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters on the future of the Estes Park Urban Renewal Agency (EPURA) will be Monday, December 7 at 7 p.m. in the Town Boardroom, which is a few doors down from the main office at 170 MacGregor Avenue. Representatives from both sides will make a presentation and answer questions from the audience.
“We had such a strong turnout at our regular League meeting on EPURA that we realized that EPURA is on everyone’s mind now and we needed to hold the Forum before the holidays,” said Donna Shavlik, Voters Service co-chair.
The Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority (EPURA) was organized 25 years ago and was renewed for another 25 years by a vote of the Town Board this year. A citizens’ petition requested that the decision to renew be put before the voters. After litigation, the Special Election was set for January 12, 2010.
Ballots will be mailed to all active registered voters in the Town of Estes Park the week of December 21, 2009 and must be returned by January 12, 2010. The last day to register is December 14, 2009.
Because ballots cannot be forwarded by the Post Office, voters who will be out of town can have their ballot sent to an alternate address by completing the Mail-In Ballot application no later than January 5, 2010. The applications are available in the Town Clerk’s Office at 170 MacGregor Avenue, or online at http://www.estesnet.com/TownClerk/Election/mibapplicationestesJan2010.pdf.
Ballots can be returned (not postmarked) by 7 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2010, via the mail, or dropped off to the Town Clerk’s office, the County offices at 1601 Brodie, Estes Park, or Larimer County Elections at 200 W. Oak Street, Fort Collins.
The League of Women Voters promotes the informed participation of citizens in government by providing non-partisan educational information on topics of public concern and on the processes of government. The organization also takes positions on specific issues after extensive study. Membership is open to all. For more information, call Sue Pinkham at 586- 0992.