Thursday, September 1, 2011
Council ballot order
■ District 1
■ District 2
■ District 3
Steamboat Springs Candidates for the Steamboat Springs City Council now know the order voters will see their names when casting ballots in November.
City Clerk Julie Franklin pulled names out of a box to determine the ballot order during an informational forum Thursday afternoon at City Hall.
Eight candidates are vying for four seats on the City Council. The order is District 1: Rich Levy and Scott Myller. District 2: Bart Kounovsky. District 3: Sonja Macys and Dave Moloney. At-large: John Fielding, Kevin Kaminski and Daryl Levin.
City Council members Meg Bentley (District 2) and Jon Quinn (District 3) are not seeking re-election. Terms expire in 2013 for City Council President Cari Hermacinski, Walter Magill and Kenny Reisman.
Before the candidates’ names were drawn, Hermacinski and City Manager Jon Roberts gave short presentations.
Hermacinski discussed the City Council’s role in the community. She said its members are part-time citizen legislators who direct the city manager in the day-to-day operations of Steamboat.
Roberts described how city staff supports the City Council. Roberts said he and his staff prepare information for council members to help them make decisions and carry out their directives.
Hermacinski and Roberts praised the candidates for their decision to run.
“I wish you luck,” Roberts said. “Regardless of the outcome, hold your heads high because you answered the call to service for your community.”
Routt County Clerk and Recorder Kay Weinland has said ballots would be mailed to county residents starting Oct. 11. Voters have until Oct. 3 to register or become active if they didn’t cast a ballot in the 2010 general election or if they have moved since then and haven’t updated their addresses.