Low turnout elects four Eagle-Vail board members
EAGLE-VAIL ” John Nichols, Tom Allender and Bruce Mielke were elected the newest additions to the Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District’s board of directors, and incumbent Cindy Gilbert kept her seat after Tuesday night’s election.
Nichols, Allender and Gilbert will serve four-year terms, while Mielke sits on the board for two years.
Just 137 people showed up at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion to cast their votes for the Eagle-Vail Metropolitan district, said Eagle-Vail Operations Manager Kim Ahmad. Another 96 made their voices head via absentee ballots. Just 233 voters of Eagle-Vail’s 1,400 homeowners and 4,000 residents chimed in.
Ahmad didn’t know the percentage of eligible voters who cast ballots.
“We had a lesser voter turnout in this election,” Ahmad said compared to past years when around 300 have show up. Because of the relatively high number of absentee ballots Ahmad received, she thought it would be a better attended election.
“We look forward to a positive four years,” she said. “We plan to improve the existing recreation facilities and move into the future.”
Karl Berger and Tim Parker dropped out of the race for four-year terms. Charlie Penwill withdrew from the race for the two-year seat.
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