Nomination packs out for byelection

Two seats will be on the line in the upcoming byelection in Golden.

A byelection will be happening in Golden and the nomination packages will be available as of July 16

Manager of Corporate Administration for the Town of Golden Jon Wilsgard said packages will be accepted between July 26 and August 3.  The byelection is being held to fill two vacancies caused when long time Coun. Mag Magnusson resigned due to health reasons and more recently Coun. John Jackson resigned due to new work commitments. Wilsgard said he will not be able to declare an election until he receives at least three nominations for the positions.

“What will happen will be on a Monday of the second week of August, I will either declare an election or an acclimation,” Wilsgard said.

People can go to the town office and pick up a package if they are interested in running.

“We are two councillors short. We need to have all of council there to make the good decisions which need to be made. Other than that it is a great opportunity to learn about local government,” Wilsgard said. “What I really like is how much councillors learn about local government.”

Wilsgard also said his door is open to talk to anyone who is interested in learning more about the process and possibly running in the election.