Mountain Village Council to table charter amendments ordinance; hold worksession in June

After consulting on an individual basis with the mayor, mayor pro tem, and the other members of Town Council, Mountain Village staff is recommending that the Mountain Village Town Council table the second reading of an ordinance calling for a special election to amend the Town Charter. The second reading was initially scheduled for the April 25 Town Council Meeting.

If the staff recommendation is approved by Council, the second reading will be tabled to provide staff more time to address issues raised during the first reading of the ordinance. Town Council would also hold a public worksession this June to further discuss the potential special election and proposed charter amendment ballot questions with the community.

In March, Town Council considered a first reading of an ordinance to set a special election for July 9 to ask the voters five questions to amend the Town Charter:

  1. Allowing property owners holding property in LLCs or other entities the ability to vote like other non-resident property owners
  2. Moving the regular election from the last Tuesday in June to the last Tuesday in July
  3. Clarifying the effective dates of ordinances
  4. Allowing publication of ordinances via the Town website rather than by newspaper
  5. Reconciling a conflict between the Town Code and the Charter regarding DRB terms

Council discussed the proposition, the five ballot questions, how LLC voting could be verified by staff and heard public comments against it.

In a 5-2 vote (with Mayor Marti Prohaska and Tucker Magid dissenting), Council approved the first reading of the ordinance setting the special election. The motion also included amending ballot question 1 to exclude commercial-use properties from the list of eligible voters and to prohibit corporations that own residential properties from voting as non-residents.

Once the worksession is scheduled, it will be noticed to the community through all Town channels.

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