Ballot Issue

Ballot Issue 5A

This election cycle, Eaton Fire Protection District voters will be asked to approve a mill increase to fund increased emergency and non-emergency services.  Eaton community and it’s demand for services has dramatically increased recently with growth.  Should the voters approve the funding it will allow for the necessary planning of an additional fire station east of the railroad tracks and will allow enhanced emergency medical services, delivery and capability.  Which in turn improves service coverage, reduces response times, and decreases ISO rating.

Ballot issue 5A is a simple Yes/No vote.  We encourage you to VOTE and to Vote YES on this issue.  The language you will see on the ballot reads:

BALLOT ISSUE 5A:

SHALL EATON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED BY $ 947,900 ANNUALLY BY AN ADDITIONAL TAX LEVY OF 2.89 MILLS, AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE ANNUALLY RAISED THEREAFTER, COMMENCING IN TAX YEAR 2018 (FOR COLLECTION IN FISCAL YEAR 2019), AND CONTINUING THEREAFTER AS PROVIDED BY LAW, WITH SUCH TAX PROCEEDS TO BE USED FOR GENERAL OPERATING AND CAPITAL EXPENSES, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • STATION DEVELOPMENT EAST OF RAILROAD TRACKS TO IMPROVE SERVICE DELIVERY AND REDUCE RESPONSE TIME THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT
  • ENHANCED EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DELIVERY AND CAPABILITIES

AND SHALL SUCH TAX PROCEEDS BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT AS VOTER APPROVED REVENUE AND SPENDING CHANGES IN EACH YEAR, WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING OR REVENUE LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND SECTION 29-1-301, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES?

 

Ballot Issue 5B

This election cycle, Eaton Fire Protection District voters will be asked to approve a reallocation of funds.  This is NOT an increase in taxes.  Currently 0.5 Mill is currently being allocated to fund the Volunteer Firefighter Pension Fund.  The Funds will continue to be budgeted annually based off the amount of volunteers using the Pension and not be dependent on the fluctuating value of a 0.5 Mill.

Ballot issue 5B is a simple Yes/No vote.  We encourage you to VOTE and to Vote YES on this issue.  The language you will see on the ballot reads:

BALLOT ISSUE 5B:

WITHOUT INCREASING TAXES, SHALL THE EATON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO REALLOCATE THE 0.5 MILLS TO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE DISTRICT, SUCH 0.5 MILLS HAVING PREVIOUSLY BEEN VOTER APPROVED TO BE APPLIED TO THE VOLUNTEER PENSION FUND, WITH SUCH REALLOCATED TAX PROCEEDS TO BE USED FOR GENERAL OPERATING AND CAPITAL EXPENSES, WHILE THE VOLUNTEER PENSION CONTINUES TO BE FUNDED BY RESTRICTED FUNDS IN THE ANNUAL BUDGET; AND SHALL SUCH TAX PROCEEDS BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT AS VOTER APPROVED REVENUE AND SPENDING CHANGES IN EACH YEAR, WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING OR REVENUE LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND SECTION 29-1-301, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES?

Ballot Issue 5C

This is NOT an increase in taxes, but rather an extension.  Eaton Fire will need to maintain consistent revenues if the residential assessment rate is reduced.  A reduction in funding would affect the ability to maintain current service and planning for the future as the area grows and demand increases

Ballot issue 5C is a simple Yes/No vote.  We encourage you to VOTE and to Vote YES on this issue.  The language you will see on the ballot reads:

BALLOT ISSUE 5C:

WITHOUT IMMEDIATELY INCREASING TAXES, AND ONLY IF THE CURRENT RESIDENTIAL ASSESSMENT RATE IS REDUCED BELOW THE CURRENT RATE OF 7.2% ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 3 OF ARTICLE X OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, AND SUCH RATE REDUCTION RESULTS IN A DECREASE IN DISTRICT TAX REVENUES FROM THE DISTRICT’S VOTER APPROVED MILL LEVY, SHALL THE EATON FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT (DISTRICT) BE PERMITTED TO INCREASE ITS PROPERTY TAX MILL LEVY TO OFFSET ANY SUCH DECREASE IN REVENUES THAT MAY DECREASE FIRE, RESCUE, AND EMERGENCY SERVICES AS DETERMINED BY THE DISTRICT’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS;  AND SHALL SUCH TAX PROCEEDS BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT AS VOTER APPROVED REVENUE AND SPENDING CHANGES IN EACH YEAR, WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY CONSTITUTIONAL OR STATUTORY SPENDING OR REVENUE LIMITATIONS INCLUDING THOSE CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND SECTION 29-1-301, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES?

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