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PAWSD election will fill three seats on board of directors

Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD) is officially accepting self-nomination forms from individuals wanting to be candidates for a seat on the PAWSD board. Terms for board directors are four years.

Three director terms will end in May. Board chair Steve Hartivgsen and secretary/treasurer Windsor Chacey will each have finished serving two full terms, a total of eight years, and will not be able to run again. Director Jan Clinkenbeard’s term will also be up. Clinkenbeard was appointed to the board when Bob Huff resigned in September 2010 due to health reasons. While Clinkenbeard could run for election, she told SUN staff in an e-mail that she will not.

This leaves the door wide open for interested parties to run for a seat on the PAWSD board. To be eligible for self-nomination, an individual must be an eligible elector, defined by Colorado code as a person who has been a resident of the special district for not less than 30 days or who, or whose spouse, owns taxable real or personal property within the boundaries of the special district.

On Tuesday, May 8, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. the PAWSD regular election will be held in conjunction with the board elections for Pagosa Fire Protection District and Upper San Juan Health Service District.

Interested parties can pick up self-nomination and acceptance forms from Renee Lewis, the PAWSD designated election official, at 100 Lyn Ave. The complete forms can be returned in person or mailed to 100 Lyn Ave., P.O. Box 4610, Pagosa Springs, CO 81157. Forms must be filed by Friday, March 2.

Applications for a mail-in ballots must be filed with Lewis in person or by mail to the above address.

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