Marshal Carrill invites Business Owners to meet tonight (5/2/16) • Election Results • 2016 Draft Master Plan Comments due June 4 • Business Milestones
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In this Newsletter:

  • Marshal Carrill invites Business Owners to meet tonight (5/2/16)
  • Election Results
  • 2016 Draft Master Plan Comments due June 4
  • Business Milestones
  • Business Directory - now open to ALL Nederland businesses

Meeting with Marshal Carrill
From the new Facebook group Business Owners of Nederland  started by Sasha and John at Mountain Man "May 2, at 6:00pm is our meeting with the chief regarding the transient/West Mag situation. It'll be at the Nederland Community Center. This is an opportunity for business owners to voice our concerns with the chief and each other. We haven't had the chance to personally go around and invite everyone, so please help us get as many people as possible. Sorry for the short notice. We hope to have more meetings in the future if this is productive."

2016 Election Results
By now most of you have heard that the Debt Authorization ballot measure failed with 33 opposed and 29 for. Unfortunately, all ballots were counted, even those without an affidavit, so the actual results are not really known. We checked with our lawyer and although it was wrong on the part of the Election Official/judges to count all the ballots, given the process that had been spelled out to the voters and the election officials, it wasn't illegal or malicious. It is also unfair to those who followed the process whether it changes the outcome or not.  Our only recourse would be to hire a lawyer and have the election invalidated but this would take time and money. Instead, we are going to pursue funding to go back to ballot in November.

For those of you that supported the debt authorization, we thank you very much. It was very hard to fight the misinformation and scare tactics used by the opposition but the conversations we've had since the election have been very productive. Most people realize that to get improvement started in downtown Nederland that they need to be more vocal and supportive as well as help keep the conversation going.  If you would like to see the debt authorization on the November Ballot and want to help with it, please let us know.

191   number of ballots out
 Of those ballots, the outcomes were as follows:
43     ballots voted with affidavits
19     ballots voted without affidavits but counted with the Election Judges’ verification of signer
3       ballots voted but rejected without affidavit & unknown signer
116   ballots were not returned = un-voted
10     ballots returned by the P.O. un-voted (return to sender)

2016 Draft Master Plan comment due June 4.
On Friday, April 29, a copy of the 2016 Draft Master plan was mailed to everyone in the DDA District. We hope you take a few minutes to read it and comment, by sending back the questionnaire included or email your comments to  You could also leave a message on our voice mail, 303-258-3266 x28.  The last chance for public commment will be on May 18 at the DDA board meeting, held at the Community Center at 6:30.

In June, the DDA will produce a final Master Plan, it will be presented to Nederland's Board of Trustees for approval in July.

You can read the letter and download the plan online.

Business Milestones
Weclome back Derick and Becky. They've reopened Whistler's, changed the name to Ned's and we are all happy to see them back!

The Rocky Mountain Oyster Bar has opened up where First Street Pub had been.  The inside was remodeled and they've had their soft opening. Welcome to Nederland!

Have something for the Business Shorts?  Email Katrina

May NDDA Board Meeting
The next Board meeting will be May 18th, 6:30 at the Community Center.  The public is welcome to attend. An agenda will be available on our Website May 15th.

NDDA Business Directory now open to all Nederland Businesses ...

There is a pretty nice business directory on the NDDA Website and NDDA businesses are encouraged to "claim" their listing and add a description and hours. For an example of what your listing could look like updated go to the Carousel of Happiness. After claiming your listing, the NDDA will approve your claim and you'll be able to start updating your information.  If you have any questions, let Cindy know.

The NDDA Board voted to open up the Directory all Nederland Businesses and we are ready to do that.  From the Add a Listing page you can add your business. You'll receive a confirmation email and the NDDA admin will approve your listing. You'll be able to go back and edit it and keep it up to date yourself or you can email Cindy.  You do have to have an up-to-date business license with the Town of Nederland.

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