Yampa voters decide 3 questions at Tuesday election
April 2, 2014
Steamboat Springs — The town of Yampa held its first April municipal election in some years Tuesday.
A total of 69 voters turned out for the election and the three questions on the ballot. There are 276 registered voters in Yampa, making the election turnout 25 percent.
Yampa Mayor Tom Yackey had no challengers and was re-elected to another two-year term.
In the first contested Town Board race in recent years, Michael Lewis won with 53 votes to Jill Anderson's 16 votes. Yampa voters previously approved a ballot question reducing the number of trustee positions from six to four.
The terms of the remaining trustees — Brian Ashley, Jeff Drust and Tom Estes — run until April 2016. Trustees serve four-year terms.
Also on Tuesday's ballot was a question about whether to allow the town to publish only the titles of ordinances in required legal notices rather than the full text.
Voters approved the ballot question by a vote of 61 to 8.