Town of Palisade Clerk's Office

Welcome to the Clerk's Office

    The Town Clerk's office is responsible for a myriad of duties within the Town of Palisade government offices. The Clerk is responsible for generating true and accurate records of all official public meetings and to record & maintain all rules, ordinances, and resolutions adopted by the Board of Trustees. Additionally, the Clerk's duties include:

    • acting as the official custodian of all official Town DOCUMENTS & RECORDS
    • conducting all regular and special ELECTIONS held by the Town
    • oversees all licensing procedures as set forth by State statute and Town Ordinances (including BUSINESS LICENSING, LIQUOR LICENSING, and MARIJUANA LICENSING),
    • is the custodian of the Town Seal,
    • maintains CEMETERY records (including all sales),
    • administers oaths of office as set forth in State statute and Town ORDINANCES,
    • is the Clerk of the Palisade Municipal COURT
    • when applicable, acts as an administrative assistant to the Town Manager and,
    • supervises administrative support staff

    Regular Municipal Mail Ballot Election April 5, 2022

    UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

    Jamie Somerville       332 Votes

    Nicole Maxwell          268 Votes

    Stan Harbaugh          173 Votes

    Kris Frazier                 167 Votes

    Alex Sparks                 111 Votes

        David W.V. Edwards       102 Votes

    Joshua Johnson             74 Votes

    *Results will be final at the end of the day on April 15, 2022. This allows Overseas and military voters’ ballots to arrive and any signature verification requests to be cured and counted.

     

     

    ONLY REGISTERED VOTERS RESIDING WITHIN THE TOWN LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF PALISADE WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THIS ELECTION.

    "WARNING: Any person who, by use of force or other means, unduly influences an eligible elector to vote in any particular manner or to refrain from voting, or who falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits any mail ballot before or after it has been cast, or who destroys, defaces, mutilates, or tampers with a ballot is subject, upon conviction, to imprisonment, to a fine, or both."

    NOTICE OF MUNICIPAL MAIL BALLOT ELECTION

     

    A Candidate Forum, hosted by the Palisade Chamber of Commerce, will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm at the Veterans Memorial Community Center (120 W 8th Street, Palisade). For more information on this event, please contact the Palisade Chamber of Commerce at (970) 464-7458 or by email at info@palisadecoc.com.

    Meet the Candidates

    Each term will be for four (4) years, VOTE FOR NO MORE THAN THREE (3)

    Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the ballot. The order was chosen by a random lot draw that was held on February 4, 2022.

    All information below was provided by the candidates

    Jamie Somerville

    Occupation: Teacher

    Length of Time as a Town Resident: 39 Years

    Previous Political Experience: 4 Years serving as a Trustee

    Other: My name is Jamie Somerville and I am running for reelection to the Palisade Board of Trustees. For the past four years I have served the board and it is my wish to continue serving in that capacity. I'm very proud of the work that we were able to accomplish during that time and I am excited about future opportunities for the town. I am a lifelong resident of Palisade and have a tremendous amount of love and pride for my hometown. As a native son of Palisade I bring to the board a sense of history and understanding about what makes this town special. With that being said I also appreciate the future opportunities and respect the opinions of our newer residents. During my time on the board I have had perfect attendance at meetings and I have served the town in several other capacities ranging from representation on the 5-2-1 Drainage authority, to representing the town as a liaison to the Palisade Chamber of Commerce. I have worked hard to be an approachable servant of the public, open to information, and responsive to the needs of the people of Palisade. I look forward to continuing this work for another four years.


    On a personal level, I am married to Ashley Somerville. Our home consists of three children, Chase, Ayden, and Ashley, two dogs named Gunnison and Summit, two parakeets named Joe and Sky, and the happiest small flock of chickens in Mesa County led by a lone mallard named Maverick.

    Alex Sparks

    Occupation: Management

    Length of Time as a Town Resident: 2 Years

    Previous Political Experience: None, but I stay up to date on current city/state/federal affairs

    Other: I am excited for the opportunity to perform a civic duty for the town which I call home and love

    Kris Frazier

    Occupation: Home-based business/Networking

    Length of Time as a Town Resident: 24 Years

    Previous Political Experience: 0

    Other: I am a Colorado native, my family moved from Denver to Palisade in 1978. I attended Junior High School at the old Palisade Jr./Sr. High School. We moved to Trinidad in 1982 where I attended Trinidad High School. After graduation (1986) I went to Dallas TX, where I attended a college accredited trade school at UT Arlington and studied electronics and applied mathematics. I moved back to the Valley in 1996, and Palisade in 1998...I've been here ever since.

    I spent the 1st 12 years of my working career in the printing and graphic design industry, also doing maintenance and building projects on the side. In October of 1999 I was hired by the Town of Palisade where I worked at a Maintenance 2 position for 16+ years. Since then, I have been working in the insurance field, and home-based business.

    As a former employee, I am very familiar with the day-to-day operations of the Town of Palisade. I believe I will bring a unique and very helpful perspective to the Palisade Board of Trustees. I love this little town, and I hope to preserve the traditions and values of our life-long residents, while being an advocate for responsible growth.

    David William Valberg Edwards

    Current Leadership: President, Grand Valley Interfaith Network; Board Member, Together Colorado; President, Palisade Irrigation Pipes & Laterals; Shaliach Tzibur (Service Leader)/ Baal Tefilah (Prayer Leader) Congregation Ohr Shalom; Board Member, Grand Valley Caothlic Outreach

    Palisade Town Board Service & Accomplishments: 2010-2018; New Fire Station, Cameo Sports Shooting Range, Palisade Plunge, Main Street and Iowa rebuilds in downtown Palisade, Successful implementation of recreational marijuana legalization after voter approval, and Member of the Colorado Municipal League 2010-2018, Executive Board, Vice President, 2017-2018

    2022 Vision, Goals: Custom growth of Palisade encouraging development of Palisade as a safe, friendly place to live, shop and work.

    Education: BA Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois; MA Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois; MBA University of St Thomas, St Paul, MN; JD Hamline University William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, MN; LLM cum laude Hamline University William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, MN; Certified Public Accountant; Certified Management Accountant; Certified Internal Auditor

     

    Joshua Johnson

    Occupation: Assistant Manager

    Length of Time as a Town Resident: 34 Years

    Previous Political Experience: None

    Stan Harbaugh

    Occupation: Retired

    Length of Time as a Town Resident: 5 Years

    Previous Political Experience: 4 Years Palisade Planning Commissioner

    Other: I live in the Great Town of Palisade. It was great when I arrived, and I want it to be still great when I depart. My wife and I chose to move here for many reasons, but mostly because Palisade is a small town, yet with lots of parades and festivals. There is always something going on. As we like to tell our friends: "Palisade is a town known for its --eries namely wineries, breweries, weederies, distilleries, meaderies, and even an insectary.

    Nicole Maxwell

    Occupation: Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist, wife, mom, Palisade Trustee

    Length of Time as a Town Resident: 5 Years

    Previous Political Experience: Served as Trustee from 2019 - Current

    Other: Deeply committed to Smart Growth for Palisade & also ensuring Palisade stays a welcoming & SAFE community for all, especially our children.

     

    Information for Voters

    Ballot Content
    • Three (3) Trustee positions - see Sample Ballot or "Meet the Candidates"
    • No additional questions will be on the April 5, 2022 ballot.
    How to Return Your Ballot

    You may return your ballot by mail in the provided return envelope. Postage IS required. Please keep in mind when mailing that your ballot must be RECEIVED by the Town Clerk's Office no later than Election Day.

    BALLOT DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

    Palisade Town Hall: 175 E 3rd Street, Palisade. Drop-box open 24 hours a day beginning on March 14, 2022, and up to 7:00 pm on Election Day, April 5, 2022.

    Veterans Memorial Community Center: 120 W 8th Street, Palisade. Drop-box open 24 hours a day beginning on March 14, 2022, and up to 7:00 pm on Election Day, April 5, 2022.

    Replacement Ballot

    Replacement ballots may be obtained form the Palisade Town Clerk's Office located at 175 E 3rd Street, Palisade BEGINNING the week of March 14, 2022, thru Election Day, April 5, 2022, from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 7:00 am to 7:00 pm on Election Day, April 5, 2022.

    Register to Vote or Check Voter Status

    Click Here to Register to Vote OR Check Voter Status

     

    Information for Candidates

    Important Dates

    January 4      First day to circulate nomination petitions

    January 24    Last day to circulate nomination petitions, signed affidavit of circulator, and acceptance of nomination due in Town Clerk’s office by 4:30 pm; Candidates must file Candidate Affidavit/Fair Campaign Practices Act with Town Clerk.  

    January 31    Last day nomination petitions may be amended to correct or replace signatures Last day candidates may withdraw from the nomination

    January 31    Last day for filing an affidavit of intent to be a write-in candidate

    February 4    Drawing by lot to determine the order of candidates listed on the ballot
    4:00 pm at Town Hall. Either the candidate or a representative appointed by the candidate may be present; however, neither is required.

    March 12       Candidate Forum - Hosted by the Palisade Chamber of Commerce at the Veterans Memorial Community Center 120 W 8th Street, Palisade.

    March 14       Ballots are Mailed

    March 15       First FCPA Report due

    April 1            Second FCPA Report due

    April 5            Election Day

    April 15          Last day for Clerk to certify election results

    April 26          New Trustees will be sworn into office at the regularly scheduled meeting beginning at 6:00 pm at the Palisade Civic Center 341 W 7th Street, Palisade, CO 81526.

    May 5            Third and Final FCPA Report due

    Colorado Municipal Candidate Guide

    Click Here to View the Colorado Municipal Candidate's Guide

    Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA) Info and Forms

    FCPA General Info

    FCPA Campaign & Political Finance Manual

    Form: Non-Receipt of Contributions Non-Expenditure of Funds

    Form: Statement of Personal Expenditures

    For all other FCPA forms, please contact the Town Clerk at (970) 464-5602 or kfrasier@townofpalisade.org

     

    Upcoming Meetings

    Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Palisade Civic Center
    Meetings begin at 6:00 PM Palisade Civic Center: 341 W 7th Street, Palisade, CO 81526
    Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Location: Palisade Civic Center, 341 W 7th Street, Palisade Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/96182810397  
    Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Palisade Civic Center
    Meetings begin at 6:00 PM Palisade Civic Center: 341 W 7th Street, Palisade, CO 81526 Agenda and packet will be posted no later than the Friday before the meeting.

    Town of Palisade Municipal Code

    The Palisade Municipal Code is the collection of laws (ordinances) adopted by the Palisade Board of Trustees.

    Municipal Code

    Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)

    The Town of Palisade complies with public records inspection requests in compliance with the Colorado Open Records Act, Article 72 of Title 24. The Act provides that "all public records are open for inspection by any person at reasonable times," unless otherwise provided by the Open Records Act itself or other law.

    CORA Request

    Please email CORA requests to the Town Clerk, Keli Frasier at kfrasier@townofpalisade.org.

    Liquor Licenses

     The Town Clerk's Office cannot give legal advice pertaining to Liquor License applications. General guidance is offered, but all applicants must consult with their attorney for questions and concerns when applying for any type of liquor license.

    For the most updated and current applications and information, please visit the State of Colorado Department of Revenue's website.

    Rules and Regulations

    State of Colorado Liquor Code

    State of Colorado Liquor Rules

    State of Colorado Special Event Liquor Code

    Local Applications

    Temporary Permit Application

    State Applications

    Liquor License Application (New)

    Special Event License Application

    Modification of Premesis (Permit Application and Report of Changes)

    Wholesaler Affidavit

    Affidavit of Transfer and Statement of Compliance

    Check Lists, Processes and General Info

    New License Checklist

    Neighborhood Needs and Desires Guidlines

    Distance Restrictions

    Special Event Permit Information

    Transfer of Ownership Process

     

    Marijuana Licenses

    The Town Clerk's Office cannot give legal advice pertaining to Marijuana License applications. General guidance is offered, but all applicants must consult with their attorney for questions and concerns when applying for any type of license.

    For the most updated and current applications and information, please visit the State of Colorado Department of Revenue's website.

    Rules and Regulations

    Coming Soon

    Local Applications

    New License Application

    Renewal Application

    Individual History Record

    Application for a Major Change

    State Applications

    Click here to be directed to the State of Colorado's Applications & Forms

    General Info

    Please view Chapter 6 of the Palisade Municipal Code for more information on marijuana licenses.

    Click Here to View Code

     

    Business Licenses

    The Town Clerk's Office cannot give legal advice pertaining to Business License applications. General guidance is offered, but all applicants must consult with their attorney for questions and concerns when applying for any type of license.

     

    Applications

    General Business License (Yearly)

    Home Business License

    Short-Term Vacation Rental Home

    Daily/Special Event

    General Info

    Please view Chapter 6 of the Palisade Municipal Code for more information on Business Licenses.

    Click Here to View Code

     

    Public Meeting Recordings

    Beginning August 3, 2021, all REGULARLY SCHEDULED Board of Trustee and Planning Commission meetings will be live-streamed on YouTube. The links for those meetings will be included on each agenda.

    To View the Past Meeting Recordings, Please Click Here to be Re-Directed to the Town of Palisade's YouTube Page

    Ordinances

    2022

    PASSED    TABLED    FAILED

    2022-01-LDC Text Amendment-Bed and Breakfasts

    2022-02-LDC Text Amendment-Child Care Homes

    2022-03-LDC Text Amendment-Board of Trustees Decision

    2022-04-LDC Text Amendment-Trash Enclosures

    2022-05-MJ Moratorium Extension to December 31 2022

    2022-06-317 W. 8th Street Rezone

    2022-07-702 37.1 Road Rezone

    2022-08 - Tourism Advisory Board Restructuring

    2022-09 - Lincoln Woodworks Rezone

    2022-10 - Text Amendment Concert Permits

    2022-11 - Sewer Industrial Discharge

    2021

    PASSED    TABLED    FAILED

    2021-01 - Text Amendment Clean-Up

    2021-02: Retail Marijuana Store Moratorium Extension

    2021-03: LDC Text Amendment Use Table 6.01

    2021-04: Fowl Permit Repeal

    2021-05: 1724 37 3.10 Rd. Rezone

    2021-06: LDC Text Amendment Use Table 6.01

    2021-07: High Country Orchards ROW Vacation Extension

    2021-08: MJ Moratorium Extension to March 31 2022

    2021-09: Watershed Clean-Up

    2021-10: North River Road DeAnnexation

    2021-11: Fire Chief Residency

    2021-12-Adoption of Salary Schedule

    2020

    PASSED    TABLED    FAILED

    2020-01: Cresthaven Acres Sewer Easement Vacation

    2020-02: 105 Main Street Re-zone

    2020-03: Site Plan Applications to be a Public Hearing before the Planning Commission

    2020-04: Variance Applications to be a Public Hearing before the Planning Commission

    2020-05: Amend Land Development Code HR Zoning

    2020-06: Amend Land Development Code Guest Parking

    2020-07: Fire Code Adoption

    2020-08: High Country Orchards Right-of-Way Vacation

    2020-09: Model Traffic Code Adoption

    2020-10: Stormwater Code Update

    2020-11: Truck Route

    2020-12: Amend Land Development Code for Taverns

    2020-13: Municipal Code Amendment to Add Procurement Policy

    2020-14: Municipal Code Amendment to Liquor Code

    2019

    PASSED    TABLED    FAILED

    2019-01: Adopting Building Codes

    2019-02: Rezone 3691 G Road

    2019-03: Amending LDC - Utility, Major to Conditional Use

    2019-05: Moratorium on New Development Applications

    2019-06: Amendment to LDC RV Space Occupancy Duration

    2019-07: Amending Subdivision Requirements

    2019-08: Transportation Impact Fee Update

    2019-10: Marijuana License Priorities and Deadlines

    2019-12: Marijuana Moratorium

    2018

    Coming Soon

     

    Resolutions

    2022

    PASSED    TABLED    FAILED

    2022-02 USDA Signing Authority

    2022-03 Fee Schedule Update (Garbage Fees)

    2022-04 TAB Meeting Time Amendment

    2022-05 DOLA Grant Support

    2022-06 OEDIT Grant Support

    2022-07 - DOLA Innovative Housing Strategies Planning Grant

    2022-08 - 2022 Special Event Calendar

    2021

    PASSED    TABLED    FAILED

    2021-01: Garbage Budget Amendment

    2021-02: Water/Sewer Budget Amendment

    2021-03: Fee Schedule Update

    2021-05: Fee Schedule Update

    2021-06 Conservation Trust Fund 2020 Amendment

    2021-07: General Fund 2021 Amendment

    2021-08: Terminating Disaster Emergency

    2021-09 - DOLA Tier 1 Grant for IT

    2021-10 - DOLA Admin Grant for Comp Plan

    2021-11 - BOT Meeting Procedures

    2021-12 - 2020 Audit Acceptance

    2021-13 - School District 51 Bond Support

    2021-14 - Appointing 2022 Election Official

    2021-15 - Appointing 2022 Election Judges

    2021-16 - Meeting Time and Place

    2021-17 - Budget Approprating Sums

    2021-18 - Budget Exp and Revenues

    2021-19 - Budget Tax Levy

    2020

    PASSED    TABLED    FAILED

    2020-01 - Setting Ballot Language Regarding Non-Publishing of Expenditures

    2020-02 - Palisade Fire District Protection - Re-labeled 2020-10

    2020-03 - Town Officer Appointment

    2020-04 - Appointment of Municipal Judge

    2020-05 - Appointment of Election Judges

    2020-06 - Designated Election Official

    2020-07 - Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency

    2020-08 - Emergency Electronic Meeting Policy

    2020-09 - Town Officer Apointment

    2020-10 - DOLA Fire Re-Districting

    2020-11 - CDOT Contract for Highway 6 Project

    2020-12 - Licensed Premises and ROW Permits

    2020-13 - Bank Account Signatures

    2020-14 - COVID-19 Board of Trustees Policy - FAILED

    2020-15 - TAP Grant IGA with Mesa County

    2020-16 - Cemetery Policy Re: Headstones and Holiday Burials

    2020-17 - Board of Trustees Vacancy Policy

    2020-18 - Real Estate Agreement for Palisade Plunge Parking Lot

    2020-19 - Street Classification Map

    2020-20 - 2019 Audit Acceptance

    2020-21 - Cresthaven Final Plat

    2020-22 - Mesa County Hazard Mitigation Plan

    2020-23 - EPA Asbestos Mitigation Grant

    2019

    Coming Soon

    2018

    Coming Soon