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Turnipseed rejoins Eagle Town Board

EAGLE — The Eagle Town Board has appointed a veteran to serve out a vacancy created by the resignation of a member in August.

Scott Turnipseed, who previously served four years on the Town Board and five years on the Eagle Planning and Zoning Commission, will fill out the remaining 18 months of former member Doug Seabury's term. Seabury resigned when his family moved away from Eagle.

Turnipseed was one of eight applicants and four finalists for the Town Board position. The other finalists included Clark Gundlach, Adam Palmer and Josh Stowell.

During his remarks to the board prior to the appointment, Turnipseed noted he is an architect who operates a local firm that employs 10 people. He told the story of how he first became involved in town politics — he objected when a local resident opted to tear down a historic cabin to make space for a modular home. Board members then suggested if he was concerned about those types of issues, he should apply for a seat on the planning commission. He did.

In addition to his work with the town, Turnipseed is president of the Eagle Ranch Homeowners Association and the Eagle Ranch Wildlife Committee.

"What that (involvement with the Eagle Ranch groups) has done for me is it has shown we all have to work together to get projects done. There's not enough money to go around," said Turnipseed. "I am proud of the partnerships I have been involved in."

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He cited specifics, including the restroom facility at the Arroyo Trailhead, the Castle Peak Senior Care Center, the Abrams Creek Open Space and the Eagle Ranch kids fishing pond.

"That pond been a huge amenity for the community and tons of kids use it," he said. "These are all things that have been really positive for the town of Eagle."