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Former councilman named to Breckenridge Planning Commission

Caddie Nath
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BRECKENRIDGE – Former councilman Eric Mamula will take the seat on the Breckenridge Planning Commission vacated by local builder Michael Rath, who was dismissed for misconduct last month.

Council members said they selected Mamula for his experience with planning matters and knowledge of the town code.

“I would like to see us create a planning commission of people who are well versed in the code,” Mayor John Warner said. “(Mamula) is a singular voice that can sway people. … I do think he could serve as a mentor. He really does know the code.”

Mamula’s term will run through November 2014.

He previously served as a planning commissioner from 1998 to 2004, when he was elected to the town council.

While on the council, Mamula was a strong advocate for the protection of Breckenridge’s historic character. He stepped down in April when he reached his two-term limit.

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“I’m just very thankful to the town council for having faith in my experience and vision for the town,” Mamula said.

He says as a planning commissioner he will continue “making sure that the code is applicable to today without screwing up some of the precedent we’ve already established.”

Mamula was one of two people who applied for Rath’s seat.

Rath was relieved of his position on the planning commission after he emailed companies competing for a contract to redesign the Riverwalk Center area saying the town wasn’t ready to move forward with the project.