Eagle County commissioner term limits question heads to ballot
Eagle County Commissioners, Aug. 24.
Present: Sara Fisher, Jon Stavney, Peter Runyon.
What they did: The commissioners voted 3-0 to put a question on the Nov. 2 ballot asking voters for a third term for the county commissioners. While voters have lifted the state’s two-term limits from all other county elected offices, the limit remains for the commissioners.
Runyon, who has two years left on his second term, has said he would not seek a third term if the measure passes. Fisher, who is running for a second term, has also said she would serve only two terms. Stavney is two years into his first term.
What’s next? The Nov. 2 election.
Issue: Raising inspection fees for the Eagle County Department of Environmental Health.
How they voted: 3-0 to approve.
What it means. Department director Ray Merry said it’s been several years since fees were raised for various inspections. The biggest jump is the inspection fee for septic systems in rural areas, which will go from $373 to $800.
Merry said the increased fee reflects the costs of at least two site visits and many hours of office work to make sure new systems are properly installed. He also said the state-imposed maximum fee for that service is $1,000.