Basalt voters go to the polls Tuesday |

Basalt voters go to the polls Tuesday

Staff report

Basalt will hold an election for three council seats today and settle a question about term limits.

The only polling place is at Basalt Town Hall, which is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Five candidates are running for the three council seats. Incumbent Mark Kittle is trying to win election to a seat after getting appointed last year. The other candidates are Richard Duddy, Bernie Grauer, Jeff Orsulak and Gary Tennenbaum.

The only ballot question is one on term limits. The five-point question asks voters if the mayor position should be considered to be differently from council seats, in terms of term limits. A “yes” vote would allow a person to serve two consecutive four-year terms on the council and two consecutive four-year terms as mayor for a total of 16 consecutive years.

Basalt’s current interpretation is a person can serve only two consecutive terms, or eight years total, regardless of whether it is mayor or council.