The Town of Frederick Board of Trustees has set a September 5, 2017 date for the recall election. The ballots will be mailed out in August and will be due by September 5th. Anyone interested in running for office can obtain a nomination petition packet at Town Hall from Meghan C. Martinez, Town Clerk.
A link to the Town’s website can be viewed HERE
Once again, the Town of Frederick has been caught red-handed. This time, they have been caught pilfering water from the Countryside Home Owner’s Association. You can read about it HERE
Tipple Parkway has become a magnet for town corruption. There are currently three issues that exist on Tipple Parkway alone:
1. Sonic Drive-In – Alleged Illegal Development
2. Agilent Technologies – Alleged United Power Electrical Encroachment
3. Countryside HOA – Water Theft
When will this stop?
This is a copy of the letter that United Power’s legal counsel sent to the Town of Frederick’s counsel. The $1.95 Million price tag came directly from United Power. This letter is well worth reading since it confirms the site in question is the Agilent Technologies site where the encroachment is being alleged.
The electrical encroachment issue between United Power and the Town of Frederick appears headed to litigation. The Town of Frederick leadership is once again taking a position of denial. How long will they continue to deny responsibility on this issue? Will another two million dollar hit to the town budget wake up the voters? United Power is keeping the residents updated since the town will not.
Go to United Power for more information about this important issue.
The Frederick Recall Committee received official confirmation from the Town of Frederick Clerk’s office that no protests had been filed against our recall petitions. This means that the recall election will be held. It seems that the Town of Frederick Board of Trustees will continue to cancel regularly scheduled board meetings so they will not have to vote on setting a date for a special recall election. These actions are expected, though. They continue to dance around the issues and deny that spending over $5 million more than allocated by the budget is perfectly acceptable.
Fifteen days has lapsed and United Power has not offered any updates regarding the Town of Frederick electricity encroachment. When the taxpayers money is going to be spent on infrastructure improvements, these expenditures MUST be approved by the Town Board of Trustees. After an in-depth review of previous Board of Trustees Resolutions and Minutes from past meetings, there is no record of the board approving this encroachment. Who approved this spending at the Town of Frederick? It is time to demand answers and accountability at the Town of Frederick.
An initial determination of sufficiency for the recall signatures was recently provided by the Town of Frederick Clerk’s office. In summary, we collected 317 valid signatures for the recall of Trustee Hudziak – a minimum of 147 valid signatures were required. We collected 319 valid signatures for the recall of Trustee Skates – a minimum of 147 valid signatures were required. Last, but not least, we collected 318 valid signatures for the recall of Mayor Carey – a minimum of 146 valid signatures were required.
A final determination of sufficiency will be provided once the protest period has lapsed. Stay tuned as we will provide another update around May 12th.
It seems the Town of Frederick is being accused of breaching an agreement with United Power by illegally building into an area of the town that is served by United Power. The Board of Trustees went into Executive Session at the April 25th board meeting. Since executive sessions are done “behind closed doors”, we can only assume that part of their discussion involved a letter that United Power sent to the Town of Frederick on April 21st. A link to United Power’s press release is below:
Town of Frederick Utility Illegally Builds into United Power Territory
Who is going to take responsibility for the town potentially breaking State of Colorado Statute? Who is going to pay for this? Once again, add it to the budget deficit because the taxpayers will be on the hook to cover this.
It seems there is a new group being led by Mike Schiers that is attempting to recall two different Frederick Board of Trustees now. Yes, this is the same Mike Schiers that did not get enough votes to win the Board of Trustees election back in 2016, so he is going after the two Trustees that did beat him. Maybe he wants to run for the board again? And yes, this is the same Mike Schiers that stated he was against the recall effort only a couple of months ago. Now he is for the recall. What has changed? Is someone pulling his strings and using Mike to do their dirty work for him? Interesting times in the Town of Frederick.
The bottom line is this – Please make sure you read the recall petition carefully and ensure the petition states the recall is for Trustee Hudziak, Trustee Skates, and Mayor Carey.
And if you see a “No Recall” supporter, ask them if they are still against the recall.
Over the next several weeks, you will hear from those opposed to this recall effort. They will tell you that the cost of a recall election is too expensive and not based on facts. If so many of us didn’t feel so strongly about what we are doing, we wouldn’t be doing it. The Frederick Recall group has spent a great deal of time and efforts to not only get our petitions approved, but to also educate the public about what is happening in our Town of Frederick. We will only report the facts and will continue to provide you with the reasons why this recall effort is happening and gaining momentum.
The budget deficit is a fact. The Town of Frederick’s own finance director spelled out the details of our deficit in December 2016. This information is available at the Reasons for Recall Page The bigger question to ask yourself is this – “Is spending $5.6 Million more than the $21.2 Million allocated to the budget fiscally responsible?” Put into percentage terms – Is spending over 25% more than what you take in a good idea?
What is too expensive? A $10,000 – $13,000 recall effort, or a $5.6 Million deficit? We will let the voters decide. Stay tuned as more facts are highlighted in future posts.