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Meet Avon’s Town Council candidates Monday

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AVON — Five candidates are on the ballot to fill three seats on the Avon Town Council, and a candidate forum will take place on Monday in the council's chambers from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This candidate forum is an opportunity for Avon voters to evaluate council candidates in a side-by-side forum. Each candidate will have equal time to answer questions on a variety of topics, which will be presented by moderator Brian Sipes.

Members of the public are welcome to submit questions for the forum in advance by emailing avonforum 2016@highfivemedia.org by 9 a.m. the morning of the forum, Monday.

Topics discussed will include the candidates' visions for the future, how the town can strengthen its relationship with Avon businesses, neighboring communities and how it can engage with Eagle County and other organizers.

The candidate forum will also be aired live on the radio on KZYR (97.7 FM), and video coverage will air on Channel 5 as well as on the internet at http://www.highfivemedia.org.

Election Day is Nov. 8

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Elections take place on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and ballots will be mailed to all registered voters on Monday. Ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off at the Avon Center Building. In-person voting is also available at the Avon Center Building. For polling locations, dates and hours, visit http://www.eaglecounty.us.

Sipes, the candidate forum moderator, has practiced architecture in the valley for nearly 23 years and is owner of Sipes Architects. He served on Avon's Planning & Zoning Commission from 1998-2002 and on Avon Town Council from 2002 to 2010. Sipes currently lives in Minturn and is passionate about local public policy and design.

If you go …

What: Avon Town Council candidate forum.

Where: Town Council Chambers, 1 Lake Street, Avon.

When: Monday, Oct. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free and open to the public.

More information: Five candidates are running to fill three seats on Town Council. Email questions for the forum to avonforum2016@highfivemedia.org. The forum will also air live on radio and TV. The election is Nov. 8.