Recall date set for Fraser Recreation board members |

Recall date set for Fraser Recreation board members

Autumn Phillips
Fraser, Colorado

At 5:15 p.m. on Dec. 23 – 15 minutes after the recall election protest period had passed – Beth Sands stood in front of a small group in the Fraser Valley Metropolitan Recreation District office and read the resolution setting the date of her own recall.

The four Fraser Recreation board members in attendance – Pete Strohecker, Dan O’Connell, John Kacik and Sands – unanimously approved the resolution.

The recall of Fraser Recreation board members Sands, O’Connell and Strohecker will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the East Grand Fire Station on U.S. Highway 40 in Fraser. The poll will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Results are expected later that night and will be posted immediately on

East Grand Fire Chief Todd Holzwarth has been appointed as the Designated Election Official.

According to Holzwarth, the ballot will be broken into three sections – one for each recall effort. Within each section will be a question to recall or not recall a board member.

Voters must answer “yes” or “no” on the recall of board members in order to vote on the replacements for any recalled board members, Holzwarth said.

In this recall election, replacement board members must nominate themselves. Application forms are available at the East Grand Fire District office in Fraser. Those nominations are due and must be turned into Holzwarth by Jan. 7.

Ballots will be created soon after.

Candidates must choose which seat they want to fill – Sands’, O’Connell’s or Strohecker’s – in order to be placed on the ballot.

Voters may apply with the Grand County Clerk and Recorders office for mail-in ballots within 24 hours of the time the election date is set (in this case, at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 24).

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