Vail Town Council nominating petitions for four open seats available Aug. 8
VAIL — Nominating petitions will be available beginning Tuesday, Aug. 8, for candidates interested in running for one of four open seats on the Vail Town Council for the regular municipal election in November.
The petitions may be picked up in the Vail Town Clerk’s Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Vail Municipal Building, 75 South Frontage Road. Candidates have until 5 p.m. Aug. 28 to circulate and return the nominating petitions. A minimum of 10 valid signatures from registered voters in the town is required in order to appear on the ballot.
The town of Vail regular municipal election on Tuesday, Nov. 7, will be conducted as a polling-place election at the Vail Municipal Building.
The four council seats to become vacant are held by Jenn Bruno, Dave Chapin, Dick Cleveland and Greg Moffet. All four are eligible to run for re-election.
To be eligible to run in the upcoming Vail Town Council election, candidates must:
• Be a citizen of the United States
• Be a registered voter within Vail
• Be at least 21 years old
• Be a Vail resident for two years immediately preceding the election
Town elections are nonpartisan. In accordance with the town’s charter, the three candidates receiving the highest number of votes in the regular election will serve four-year terms, while the fourth-highest vote-getter will serve a two-year term.
Vail council members receive a salary of $625 per month.
Voter eligibility and registration information may be accessed through the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office at http://www.govotecolorado.com. For more election information and to request an absentee ballot, contact the Vail Town Clerk’s Office at 970-479-2136 or visit http://www.vailgov.com.
Paul Cuthbertson, a lifelong local of Eagle and Summit counties, died while skiing up to the Polar Star Inn to meet some friends for a celebration of his 21st birthday on Friday night.