No fewer than seven protests were filed with the Nederland town clerk challenging the validity of petitions submitted calling for the recall of the mountain community’s mayor, mayor pro tem and another trustee. However, one was subsequently withdrawn, leaving a half dozen to be considered.

The deadline for filing protests was 5 p.m. Friday.

Nederland Town Clerk Miranda Fisher said town officials will announce Monday on what day a hearing will be conducted concerning the protests, which came in answer to petitions that had been submitted Sept. 26 calling for the recall of Mayor Kristopher Larsen, Mayor Pro Tem Julie Gustafson and Trustee Dallas Masters.

Fisher certified the sufficiency of those petition signatures on Oct. 2, and town residents had until Friday at 5 p.m. to file protests of those signatures.

Those protests are to be heard by former Aurora deputy city clerk Karen Goldman, whose services were secured for that purpose by Nederland even before the first protest was filed. According to Fisher, the protest hearing is required to be held no sooner than five days, and no later than 10 days from when the notice of the hearing is issued.

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