Smith swears in as new Fraser mayor |

Smith swears in as new Fraser mayor

Fraser Town Clerk Lu Berger swears in new mayor and trustees. From left, Lu Berger, Eileen Waldow, Peggy Smith, Vesta Shapiro, Cheri Sanders, and Philip Naill.

FRASER – Peggy Smith was sworn into office as mayor of Fraser on Wednesday, April 4.

One of her goals will be to collaborate with the town of Winter Park, the county, the Forest Service, and Winter Park Resort.

“I hope that we can all work together. We need to support each other to make everyone viable.”

The board has yet to appoint someone to fill the board seat vacated by Smith to become mayor.

A new traffic signal on US Highway 40 and development are two issues that will be in the forefront this year.

“Signalization is still 18 months away,” Smith said. “The board was divided when we voted for the resolution to support the traffic study.”

As far as development is concerned, Smith is adamant about developers paying their way and developing areas with respect for the environment.

“I look forward to finding opportunities to showcase Fraser through mountain biking and rec district offerings,” she said.

Also during the Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, a resolution was passed for additional funding to Headwaters Trail Alliance (HTA) for Fraser Valley trail initiatives and to provide them office space at 120 Zerex (the Fraser Visitor Center).

“The Town of Fraser has a great relationship with HTA and the Visitor Center is accessible to trails, which will give them more visibility,” said Town Manager Jeff Durbin.

In other discussion items, the resolution to confirm the town’s position regarding a possible traffic signal at Rendezvous Road was postponed until the April 18 meeting. Appointment of town officers included town clerk, Lu Berger, town treasurer, Nat Havens, town attorney, Rod McGowan, and municipal judge, Georgia Noriyuki.

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