Pam North, Nederland
The Nederland Board of Trustees (BOT) met Tuesday evening, February 18. Members present were Mayor Joe Gierlach, Trustees Chris Perret, Ledge Long, Peter Fiori, and Randy Lee. Mayor pro tem Kevin Mueller and Trustee Annette Croughwell were absent. Also in attendance were Town Administrator Alisha Reis, Town Treasurer Eva Forberger, and Town Clerk Michele Martin.
There was no public comment on non-agenda items.
The BOT Goals update was given by Town Administrator Reis, who commented that the Town’s administrative assistant was researching the waste generated from each of the Town’s departments, in order to determine the most effective ways of reducing them toward the Town’s zero-waste goal.
A presentation on the future development of the Nederland Community Center was given, with an overall, many-stage plan outlined for the next 30 years.
An update on amendments and extra costs of the NedPeds final plan, recently approved by the Board, was offered in the meeting packet.
A fee waiver request from the Nederland Food Pantry for their Stone Soup fundraiser was approved. The Board felt that the charitable nature of the group’s function made it a beneficial event for the community, and the fee waiver was helpful.
The event will take place on Sunday, February 23, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Nederland Community Center. Admission is by check or cash donation and a non-perishable or personal hygiene item. There will be a silent auction and activities for kids. Soup, salad, bread, beverage, and dessert will be served.
An ordinance to update building codes to 2012 was considered. The Mayor offered the suggestion that a Mayor’s Task force be formed to study the new regulations, and how they would be handled in Nederland.
The meeting adjourned at 9:48 pm, The next regular meeting of the Nederland Board of Trustees will be on Tuesday, March 4, at 7:00 p.m. at the Nederland Community Center, 750 Highway 72, Nederland, CO.
For full coverage of this meeting, see the upcoming February 27 issue of The Mountain-Ear.