With the ink still drying on this year’s Municipal election results, the Town of Granby is looking to fill the seat that had been occupied by Trustee Paul Robertson, who passed away during his 4-year term, with two years of tenure remaining.

Robertson, originally from St. Paul Minnesota, moved to Grand County in 2010 and served as both a Granby Town Trustee and as Field Director for Grand County Search and Rescue.

Granby’s Mayor Paul Chavoustie said, “Paul was a great community advocate and leader.” Chavoustie added. “He had an incredible gift and it will be hard to fill his shoes.”

Robertson’s passing happened after the 2018 election had been set, so the Board of Trustees had the option of either appointing someone to fill the vacancy, or, have a special election to fill it.  

At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Board chose to fill the vacancy by appointment. The Town has announced the opening to determine the level of interest in the position by Granby citizens.

The Town Board of Trustee meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, beginning at 6 pm, with workshops sometimes beginning at 5 pm. Annual compensation is $6,000. Applicants must reside within the Town limits for one year prior to appointment and must be a registered elector of the Town of Granby. The appointed trustee will serve until April, 2020.

Those interested should send a letter of interest to Deb Hess, CMC, Town Clerk, PO Box 440, Granby, CO 80446, email to dhess@townofgranby.com, or, drop off at Town Hall, Zero Jasper Avenue, Granby. Letters must be received by Thursday, April 19 at noon. Any questions can be directed to Town Hall: (970) 887-2501, ext 201.