The Paonia Board of Trustees is in an awkward position after they laid off the town clerk late last year to save money.
According to C.R.S. 31-4-307, elected and appointed officials have to be voted off and have written charges and a hearing. The board did vote, but at that time no charges were brought against then town clerk Barbara Peterson when she was let go to help balance the Paonia budget.
At a special meeting Tuesday afternoon, the board voted to set a hearing and serve Peterson with written charges. The hearing is set for March 3 at 9 a.m.
Town officials have declined to comment on the matter. And, no further information was provided.
KVNF has filed an public records request with the town to get a copy of the charges that will be served. That request is pending.
Editor's Note: The term charge is this case means reasons for dismissal, not criminal or civil charges.