Sackbauer returns to Eagle River water board
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado Frederick Sackbauer defeated incumbent Timm Paxson for an open seat on the Eagle River Water & Sanitation District Board of Directors.The board is charged with making major decisions concerning how water is treated, used and acquired in Eagle County.Sackbauer won by a 12-vote margin in District 3, which includes Matterhorn and Intermountain in Vail, Eagle-Vail north of U.S. Highway 6, most of downtown Avon and Mountain Star.
Incumbents David Viele in District 2, Debbie Buckley in District 4, and Robert Warner Jr. in District 6 ran uncontested, which means they were re-elected to four-year terms.Sackbauer has lived in Vail for 33 years and is married with three children. He has already served 14 years on the board, with 12 of those as chairman. During that time, the board built the Eagle Park Reservoir augmentation and snowmaking system, fought for recreational water rights in Gore Creek and began the landmark water rights discussions between Western Slope and Front Range communities, Sackbauer said.We made some great strides on the wastewater treatment side as well, upgrading all of our plants, fixing the odor issues at Avon, and making sure we are well-positioned for future growth, Sackbauer said.Paxson had been appointed to the board in November after the resignation of a board member.The district handles wastewater treatment for communities from East Vail to Wolcott. It provides water for Vail and is the water provider for Eagle-Vail to Cordillera through an operating contract with Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority.Staff Writer Matt Terrell can be reached at 970-748-2955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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