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2013 Coordinated Sample BallotOFFICIAL BALLOT COORDINATED ELECTION Eagle County, Colorado November 05, 2013 Precinct 1-Style 1 Eagle County Clerk and Recorder Instruction Text: To vote, completely fill in the rectangle to the left of your choice using only a dark blue or black ballpoint pen. If you tear, deface, or wrongly mark this ballot, return it to the Election Official and receive a replacement ballot. WARNING: Do not put an X or a checkmark in the rectangles next to your choices as they may not count properly as votes. VOTE BOTH SIDES OF THE BALLOT 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, or to a fine, or both. STATE OF COLORADO Ballot questions referred by the general assembly or any political subdivision are listed by letter, and ballot questions initiated by the people are listed numerically. A ballot question listed as an "amendment" proposes a change to the Colorado constitution, and a ballot question listed as a "proposition" proposes a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes. A "yes/for" vote on any ballot question is a vote in favor of changing current law or existing circumstances, and a "no/against" vote on any ballot question is a vote against changing current law or existing circumstances. Amendment 66 (CONSTITUTIONAL) SHALL STATE TAXES BE INCREASED BY $950,100,000 ANNUALLY IN THE FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS ARE RAISED THEREAFTER BY AMENDMENTS TO THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES CONCERNING FUNDING FOR PRESCHOOL THROUGH TWELFTH-GRADE PUBLIC EDUCATION, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, INCREASING THE CURRENT STATE INCOME TAX RATE ON INDIVIDUALS, ESTATES, AND TRUSTS AND IMPOSING AN ADDITIONAL RATE SO HIGHER AMOUNTS OF INCOME ARE TAXED AT HIGHER RATES; REQUIRING THE RESULTING INCREASES IN TAX REVENUES BE SPENT ONLY FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO PRESCHOOL THROUGH TWELFTH-GRADE PUBLIC EDUCATION; ALLOWING ALL TAX REVENUES ATTRIBUTABLE TO THIS MEASURE TO BE COLLECTED AND SPENT WITHOUT FUTURE VOTER APPROVAL; REQUIRING AT LEAST 43% OF STATE SALES, EXCISE, AND INCOME TAX REVENUES BE DEPOSITED IN THE STATE EDUCATION FUND; AND REPEALING CERTAIN EXISTING PUBLIC EDUCATION FUNDING REQUIREMENTS? YES / FOR NO / AGAINST Proposition AA (STATUTORY) SHALL STATE TAXES BE INCREASED BY $70,000,000 ANNUALLY IN THE FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY IMPOSING AN EXCISE TAX OF 15% WHEN UNPROCESSED RETAIL MARIJUANA IS FIRST SOLD OR TRANSFERRED BY A RETAIL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY WITH THE FIRST $40,000,000 OF TAX REVENUES BEING USED FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION AS REQUIRED BY THE STATE CONSTITUTION, AND BY IMPOSING AN ADDITIONAL SALES TAX OF 10% ON THE SALE OF RETAIL MARIJUANA AND RETAIL MARIJUANA PRODUCTS WITH THE TAX REVENUES BEING USED TO FUND THE ENFORCEMENT OF REGULATIONS ON THE RETAIL MARIJUANA INDUSTRY AND OTHER COSTS RELATED TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE USE AND REGULATION OF THE RETAIL MARIJUANA AS APPROVED BY THE VOTERS, WITH THE RATE OF EITHER OR BOTH TAXES BEING ALLOWED TO BE DECREASED OR INCREASED WITHOUT FURTHER VOTER APPROVAL SO LONG AS THE RATE OF EITHER TAX DOES NOT EXCEED 15%, AND WITH THE RESULTING TAX REVENUE BEING ALLOWED TO BE COLLECTED AND SPENT NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LIMITATION PROVIDED BY LAW? YES / FOR NO / AGAINST COLORADO MOUNTAIN JUNIOR COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES DIRECTOR DISTRICT NO. 1 Four Year Term of Office (Vote for One) Charles L. Cunniffe BOARD OF TRUSTEES DIRECTOR DISTRICT NO. 3 Four Year Term of Office (Vote for One) Mary Ellen Denomy Jay Rickstrew BOARD OF TRUSTEES DIRECTOR DISTRICT NO. 7 Four Year Term of Office (Vote for One) Glenn Davis TOWN OF AVON Avon Recreation Center Expansion and Improvements to Recreation Facilities BALLOT ISSUE 2A SHALL TOWN OF AVON DEBT BE INCREASED BY UP TO $12,560,000 WITH A MAXIMUM REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $22,685,936 AND SHALL TOWN TAXES BE INCREASED BY UP TO $900,398 ANNUALLY SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING: (1) SUCH DEBT MAY BE ISSUED FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING NOTTINGHAM PARK AND OTHER TOWN PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDING AN EXPANSION OF THE AVON RECREATION CENTER, AND ANY COSTS NECESSARY OR INCIDENTAL THERETO, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY COSTS WHICH THE TOWN MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEBT OR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE FINANCED AND THE COST OF ESTABLISHING RESERVES TO SECURE THE PAYMENT OF SUCH DEBT; (2) SUCH DEBT MAY BE EVIDENCED BY THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS, LOAN AGREEMENTS, INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENTS OR OTHER MULTIPLE FISCAL YEAR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS WHICH CONSTITUTE A GENERAL OBLIGATION OF THE TOWN PAYABLE FROM ANY TOWN REVENUES AS THE TOWN COUNCIL MAY PLEDGE TO THE PAYMENT OF THE DEBT; (3) THE TOWN'S MILL LEVY MAY BE INCREASED IN ANY YEAR WITHOUT LIMITATION AS TO RATE BUT ONLY IN AN AMOUNT TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF, PREMIUM IF ANY, AND INTEREST ON SUCH DEBT; AND (4) SUCH DEBT MAY BE SOLD OR ENTERED INTO FROM TIME TO TIME AT A PRICE ABOVE, BELOW OR EQUAL TO THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SUCH DEBT, ON SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS THE TOWN MAY DETERMINE, INCLUDING PROVISIONS FOR REDEMPTION OF THE DEBT PRIOR TO MATURITY WITH OR WITHOUT PAYMENT OF PREMIUM; Vote Both Sides Vote Both Sides10000010100014 0923031146000000000169 OFFICIAL BALLOT COORDINATED ELECTION Eagle County, Colorado November 05, 2013 Precinct 1-Style 1 BALLOT ISSUE 2A (Continued) AND SHALL THE TOWN BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE DEBT TO REFUND THE DEBT AUTHORIZED IN THIS QUESTION, PROVIDED THAT AFTER THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH REFUNDING DEBT THE TOTAL OUTSTANDING PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF ALL DEBT ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS QUESTION DOES NOT EXCEED THE MAXIMUM PRINCIPAL AMOUNT SET FORTH ABOVE, AND PROVIDED FURTHER THAT ALL DEBT ISSUED BY THE TOWN PURSUANT TO THIS QUESTION IS ISSUED ON TERMS THAT DO NOT EXCEED THE REPAYMENT COSTS AUTHORIZED IN THIS QUESTION; AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH DEBT AND ANY INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON BE COLLECTED, RETAINED, AND SPENT AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW? YES NO TOWN OF BASALT BALLOT QUESTION 2B SHALL THE TOWN OF BASALT DEBT BE INCREASED UP TO $5.0 MILLION, WITH A MAXIMUM REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $6.5 MILLION, AND SHALL TOWN TAXES BE INCREASED UP TO $650,000 ANNUALLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING A PORTION OF THE COSTS OF -REDEVELOPING THE PAN AND FORK TRAILER PARK AREA, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COSTS RELATING TO RIVER RESTORATION, FLOODPLAIN MITIGATION, CONSTRUCTION OF PARK AND STREET IMPROVEMENTS, AND SITE REDEVELOPMENT, BY THE ISSUANCE AND PAYMENT OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, WHICH BONDS SHALL BEAR INTEREST AND MATURE, BE SUBJECT TO REDEMPTION (WITH OR WITHOUT PREMIUM), AND BE ISSUED, DATED AND SOLD AT SUCH TIME OR TIMES, AT SUCH PRICES (AT, ABOVE OR BELOW PAR) AND IN SUCH MANNER AND CONTAINING SUCH TERMS, NOT INCONSISTENT HEREWITH, AS THE TOWN COUNCIL MAY DETERMINE; AND, TO THE EXTENT THAT THE PRINCIPAL OF, PREMIUM, IF ANY, AND INTEREST ON SUCH BONDS IS NOT OTHERWISE PAID FROM REVENUES FROM THE TOWN'S PARKS, OPEN SPACE AND TRAILS (POST) 1% SALES TAX, AMOUNTS ON DEPOSIT IN THE TOWN'S GENERAL FUND OR OTHER AVAILABLE SOURCES, SHALL AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES BE LEVIED IN ANY YEAR TO PAY SUCH PRINCIPAL, PREMIUM AND INTEREST, WITHOUT LIMITATION AS TO RATE AND IN AN AMOUNT SUFFICIENT TO GENERATE THE AMOUNTS SET FORTH ABOVE? YES NO BALLOT QUESTION 2C SHALL THE TOWN OF BASALT, COLORADO, ACTING THROUGH ITS TOWN COUNCIL, BE AUTHORIZED TO AMEND SECTION 4-65(a) AND SECTION 4-66 OF THE BASALT MUNICIPAL CODE TO PERMIT NOT MORE THAN TEN PERCENT (10%) OF THE FUNDS GENERATED BY THE ONE PERCENT (1%) SALES TAX RATE DEDICATED TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS FOR PARKS, OPEN SPACE ACQUISITION AND TRAIL PROJECTS TO BE USED FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF PARKS, OPEN SPACE, AND TRAILS? YES NO Ballot Question 2D Shall the Town of Basalt, Colorado, Home Rule Charter be amended by the repeal of Article XIV, Section 14.8, regarding the termination of appointed officials? Yes No TOWN OF RED CLIFF BALLOT ISSUE 2G SHALL TOWN OF RED CLIFF TAXES BE INCREASED BY $50,000.00 IN THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2014 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS MAY BE COLLECTED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION ON JANUARY 1, 2014 OF A NEW SALES TAX ON THE RETAIL SALE OF MARIJUANA, MARIJUANA PRODUCTS AND MARIJUANA ACCESSORIES BY LICENSED MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS AT A RATE OF UP TO 5 PERCENT (5%), AND BY THE IMPOSITION ON JANUARY 1, 2014 OF A NEW EXCISE TAX ON THE SALE OF MARIJUANA BY A MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY TO ANOTHER LICENSED MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENT AT A RATE OF UP TO 15 PERCENT (15%), WITH SUCH ADDITIONAL REVENUES AS ARE GENERATED BY THE NEW TAX TO BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING MUNICIPAL SERVICES AND OPERATIONS AND/OR OTHER LAWFUL GENERAL MUNICIPAL PURPOSES, AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE, OFFSET AND EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER SECTION 20 OF ARTICLE X OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW? YES NO BALLOT ISSUE 2H SHALL THE TOWN OF RED CLIFF'S TAXES BE INCREASED BY $107,592 IN THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2014 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2014 AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS MAY BE COLLECTED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY IMPOSITION OF A MILL LEVY AT A RATE SUFFICIENT TO GENERATE PROPERTY TAX REVENUES EQUAL TO 2010 PROPERTY TAX REVENUES ADJUSTED ANNUALLY FOR INFLATION PLUS ANNUAL LOCAL GROWTH BUT IN NO EVENT LESS THAN 40.000 MILLS WITH SUCH ADDITIONAL TAX REVENUES TO BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING GENERAL MUNICIPAL SERVICES AND OPERATIONS AND/OR OTHER LAWFUL MUNICIPAL PURPOSES AND SHALL THE TOWN OF RED CLIFF BE PERMITTED TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND EXPEND ALL PROPERTY TAX REVENUES DERIVED FROM ITS ENTIRE PROPERTY TAX MILL LEVY AND ALL OTHER REVENUE RECEIVED FROM ANY SOURCE AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE, OFFSET AND EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER SECTION 20 OF ARTICLE X OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW AND AS AN INCREASED LEVY EXEMPT FROM THE TAX INCREASE LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN SECTION 29-1-301 OF THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES? YES NO TOWN OF EAGLE Ballot Question 2E Shall the establishment and operation of retail marijuana cultivation facilities, retail marijuana product manufacturing facilities and retail marijuana stores be permitted in the Town of Eagle, Colorado subject to the requirements of the Colorado Retail Marijuana Code and regulations to be adopted by the Town of Eagle? Yes No BALLOT ISSUE 2F SHALL THE TOWN OF EAGLE'S TAXES BE INCREASED BY $50,000.00 ANNUALLY (FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR INCREASE) AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER THROUGH THE LEVY OF AN OCCUPATION TAX UP TO $5.00 FOR EACH SALES TRANSACTION BY ANY RETAIL MARIJUANA STORE, ANY RETAIL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY AND ANY RETAIL MARIJUANA PRODUCT MANUFACTURING FACILITY WITHIN THE TOWN OF EAGLE, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2014; AND SHALL ALL REVENUES DERIVED FROM SUCH OCCUPATION TAX BE COLLECTED AND SPENT, AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20, OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, ARTICLE 1 OF TITLE 29, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES OR ANY OTHER LAW? YES NO Vote Both Sides Vote Both Sides10000010200021 0923031146000000000272 OFFICIAL BALLOT COORDINATED ELECTION Eagle County, Colorado November 05, 2013 Precinct 1-Style 1 WEST GRAND SCHOOL DISTRICT #1-JT BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATES Please vote for 4 (four) School Board Directors 4 (four) year term Brendan Gale Tim Thomson Jessica Smiley Susan Ritschard Travis Hoesli Jon Ewert CROWN MOUNTAIN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT BALLOT ISSUE 4C SHALL CROWN MOUNTAIN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $735,000 ANNUALLY (FOR TAX COLLECTION YEAR 2014) AND BY SUCH ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY AN AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX MILL LEVY IMPOSED AT A RATE OF UP TO 2.5 MILLS OR SUCH LESSER RATE AS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS SHALL DETERMINE, WHICH TAXES SHALL BE USED FOR DISTRICT PURPOSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: -PROVIDING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF A COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER AND PARK FACILITIES, AND SHALL THE REVENUE FROM SUCH TAXES CONSTITUTE VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGES WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH IN SECTION 29-1-301 OF THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES, AS AMENDED? YES NO CROWN MOUNTAIN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT BALLOT ISSUE 4D SHALL CROWN MOUNTAIN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT DEBT BE INCREASED UP TO $25 MILLION, WITH A MAXIMUM REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $50.85 MILLION, AND SHALL DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED UP TO $2.78 MILLION ANNUALLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF FINANCING THE COST OF CONSTRUCTING AND EQUIPPING ON LAND WITHIN CROWN MOUNTAIN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT A COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER WHICH IS EXPECTED TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: -AN AQUATICS AREA (INCLUDING A 4-TO-6 LANE LAP POOL, A LEISURE POOL AND A HOT TUB), -WEIGHT-CARDIO FACILITIES, -TWO GROUP FITNESS ROOMS, -A MULTI-PURPOSE GYM, -AN INDOOR WALK-JOG TRACK, -A GYMNASTICS/ ZERO GRAVITY GYM, AND -A DEDICATED SENIOR CENTER, CROWN MOUNTAIN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT BALLOT ISSUE 4D (CONTINUED) SUCH DEBT TO CONSIST OF THE ISSUANCE AND PAYMENT OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, WHICH BONDS SHALL BEAR INTEREST AT A MAXIMUM NET EFFECTIVE INTEREST RATE NOT TO EXCEED 6.0% PER ANNUM AND BE ISSUED, DATED AND SOLD AT SUCH TIME OR TIMES, AT SUCH PRICES (AT, ABOVE OR BELOW PAR) AND IN SUCH MANNER AND CONTAINING SUCH TERMS, NOT INCONSISTENT HEREWITH, AS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY DETERMINE; SHALL AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES BE LEVIED IN ANY YEAR, WITHOUT LIMITATION AS TO RATE AND IN AN AMOUNT SUFFICIENT TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF, PREMIUM IF ANY, AND INTEREST ON SUCH BONDS AS THE SAME BECOME DUE; AND SHALL THE EARNINGS ON THE INVESTMENT OF THE REVENUES FROM SUCH TAXES AND THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH BONDS CONSTITUTE A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE? YES NO GYPSUM FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BALLOT ISSUE 4A SHALL GYPSUM FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $361,040 ANNUALLY, OR BY SUCH AMOUNT AS MAY BE RAISED BY THE IMPOSITION OF AN ADDITIONAL AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX RATE OF UP TO 3.5 MILLS FOR GENERAL OPERATING PURPOSES WHICH ARE EXPECTED TO INCLUDE: -PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION AND EMERGENCY SERVICES; -ACQUIRING NECESSARY FIRE FIGHTER'S GEAR; -REPLACING AGING FIRE TENDERS AND EQUIPMENT; - CONTINUING GENERAL STATION UPKEEP; - REPAIRING CONCRETE STATION BAY FLOOR; AND - CONTINUING COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS, RESULTING IN A TOTAL DISTRICT MILL LEVY RATE, EXCLUSIVE OF REFUNDS, ABATEMENTS, OR DEBT SERVICE, NOT TO EXCEED 10.333 MILLS, COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2014 AND CONTINUING THEREAFTER THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2020, AFTER WHICH TIME THE INCREASE SHALL AUTOMATICALLY EXPIRE AND THE DISTRICT'S MILL LEVY RATE SHALL REVERT TO 6.833 MILLS; AND SHALL SUCH INCREASED MILL LEVY RATE BE EXCLUSIVE OF REFUNDS, ABATEMENTS, OR DEBT SERVICE; AND SHALL THE DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND SPEND ALL TAX REVENUES COLLECTED FROM SUCH TOTAL PROPERTY TAX RATE AND ALL OTHER REVENUE RECEIVED FROM ANY SOURCE, AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE, OFFSET AND EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER TABOR (ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION) OR ANY OTHER LAW AND AS A PERMANENT WAIVER OF THE 5.5% LIMITATION UNDER SECTION 29-1-301, C.R.S.? 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