BOT looks at developing EcoLab

nederland-town-hallPam North – Nederland

At the Tuesday evening, November 5, meeting of the Nederland Board of Trustees (BOT), all members of the Board were present.

A resolution was approved appointing David Gloss as Municipal Judge for the Town of Nederland for the remainder of the existing term of the Town’s former judge, Lisa Hamilton-Fieldman, who was with the Town for nearly 17 years, and who resigned to take a position in Washington, D.C.. Megan Riley was appointed to the Community Center Foundation Board, with no designated term of office. Two new board members, recommended by the Nederland Downtown Development Authority (NDDA) at a special meeting on October 30, were appointed by the BOT to serve on the NDDA board: Amanda Kneer, representing the Mountain Peoples Cooperative at 30 E 1st St.; and Susan Schneider, Branch Manager of Mutual of Omaha at 26 S. Hwy 119.


Resolution 2013-14, approving the 2013 Comprehensive Plan Update, as adopted by the Planning Commission, was approved.
An ordinance to adopt the updated Nederland’s Zoning Map was approved.

Discussion and introduction of two ordinances were discussed and tabled until the Nov. 19 meeting: one amending various provisions of Chapters 2, 6, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, and 18 of the Nederland Municipal Code to correct inconsistencies and typographical, grammatical, and contradictory errors within the code; and another amending Chapter 6 of the Nederland Municipal Code concerning special event and public assembly permits.


The EcoLab Demonstration Project was introduced, and a resolution considered to allow space in the Community Center’s west wing to be rented to Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center for the period of one year beginning November 2013 for the development of an EcoLab. The EcoLab would serve as a demonstration for local food, water, energy, and waste systems, modeling household self-reliance.

Town staff will coordinate with Wild Bear to develop the plan further for the next BOT meeting.

The next regular meeting of the Nederland Board of Trustees will be on Tueday, November 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center.

For expanded coverage of this meeting, see this Thursday’s Mountain-Ear.