May 012013

By Naomi Hatch
Passage of a bill last year required the Snowflake Town Council to make a one-time change to shorten council terms by six months or lengthen them by 18 months. Once these terms are completed, four-year terms will resume.
House Bill 2826, passed by the state legislature, consolidates elections. Cities and towns are now required to hold their municipal elections in August and November of even-numbered years in conjunction with national and state elections.
The council unanimously approved Resolution No. 13-05 last week, stating the term of office for the mayor elected in 2011 will end when his successor assumes office following the 2014 general election. The terms of office for council members elected in 2011 and 2013 will end when their successors assume office following the 2014 and 2016 general elections, respectively.