ORDINANCE NO. 1100 (2019) AN EMERGEN

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ORDINANCE NO. 1100 (2019) AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE APPROVING CERTAIN ELECTION PROCEDURES INCLUDING USING THE UNIFORM ELECTION CODE FOR THE CONDUCT OF THE COORDINATED ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 5, 2019. RECITALS: WHEREAS, the upcoming coordinated election in which the City of Craig, Colorado will participate shall be held on November 5, 2019, at which time there will be four (4) referred measures to be voted upon by the registered electors of the City of Craig; WHEREAS, the City has in recent previous elections contracted with the Moffat County Clerk to assist in conducting the coordinated election, and the City will be doing the same for the November 5, 2019 coordinated election; WHEREAS, at a Special Meeting on August 22, 2019, the City Council approved by motion an Intergovernmental Agreement for 2019 Coordinated Election with the Clerk and Recorder for Moffat County, Colorado, outlining the terms between the Moffat County Clerk and Recorder and the City Clerk for the City of Craig, which agreement has been executed and submitted to the Moffat County Clerk and Recorder; WHEREAS, when the City joins a coordinated election with Moffat County each November and during past recent general municipal elections, the elections have been conducted by the Moffat County Clerk pursuant to the Uniform Election Code set forth in Title 1 of the Colorado Revised Statutes; WHEREAS, the Charter for the City of Craig states that "General or Special municipal elections shall be governed by the Colorado Municipal Election Code as now existing or as hereafter amended or modified, except as otherwise provided in this Charter or as the Council may provide by ordinance not in conflict with this Charter (emphasis added) City Charter, Article VI, Section 3; WHEREAS, according to the wording of such charter provision the City Council may by ordinance determine whether the circumstances of a particular election warrant the use of the Colorado Municipal Election Code as found in Title 31, Article 10, or whether to make an exception and use the Uniform Election Code, as set out in Title 1 of the Colorado Revised Statutes; WHEREAS, the City Council determines that the November 5, 2019 general municipal election should be conducted according to the Uniform Election Code so that the election can be conducted by the Moffat County Clerk and in the same manner as the last several combined elections and last municipal elections, which were all conducted by the Moffat County Clerk; WHEREAS, the City Council determines that a special emergency exists due to the late stage of receiving the IGA from the Moffat County Clerk, and that such emergency could not have been anticipated by the City of Craig, and that the proper conducting of the coordinated election is necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CRAIG, COLORADO, AS FOLLOWS: 1. The upcoming general municipal election to be held on November 5, 2019 will be conducted under the Uniform Election Code as codified in Title 1 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. This emergency ordinance shall not affect the operation and conduct of any future elections. 2. The Intergovernmental Agreement for the 2019 Coordinated Election is hereby ratified as approved by motion at a special meeting on August 22, 2019. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage by a unanimous vote of the quorum of the City Council present at this special City Council meeting and shall take effect immediately upon passage. The ordinance shall be published and printed as approved. READ AND APPROVED THIS 27th DAY OF AUGUST 2019 BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CRAIG, COLORADO. ______________________________ Jarred Ogden, Mayor ATTEST: ______________________________ Liz White, City Clerk Published in the Craig Press on August 30, 2019. 0000477111