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April 1 election for Firestone mayor, three Board of Trustee seats

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By The Staff

FIRESTONE — The Firestone Board of Trustees is gearing up for a spring municipal election in which three trustee positions and the office of mayor will be elected.

The election is set for April 1. 

For residents interested in running, a public announcement stating intent to run should be made, followed by the filing of a candidate affidavit with the Firestone Town Clerk within 10 days of the statement of intent.

Beginning Feb. 10, potential candidates can begin circulating a nomination petition. Petitions may continue to be circulated until Feb. 28.

As the governing body of the Town of Firestone, the Board of Trustees is comprised of a mayor and six voting trustees. Authority is vested in the board as a legislative body, not as individual trustees. The board will question, debate and consider the agenda items discussed in a public forum. In addition, as a representative of the community, board members will be required to listen to the public and take decisive action when necessary. The mayor is elected for two-year terms, while trustees are elected for four-year staggered terms.

The Board of Trustees represents the community and is tasked with developing a long-range vision for its future. Their role is to establish policies that affect the overall operation of the community, as well as listen to residents’ needs and ideas. The council-manager form of government is designed to promote effective management with a transparent, responsive and accountable structure.

The seats of Trustees Jennifer Weinberger, Bobbi Sindelar and Darrell Walsh are the ones up for election in 2014, as all three were voted to the board in the 2010 municipal election. All of the seats are at large and are voted on by the town’s voters as a whole.

Mayor Chad Auer is term-limited and cannot run for another two-year term.

  For more information about running for a Board of Trustees position, please contact Town Clerk Carissa Medina at 303-531-6264 or cmedina@ci.firestone.co.us.