• CERTIFIED LIST OF BALLOT CONTENT

    ADAMS COUNTY, COLORADO

    COORDINATED MAIL BALLOT ELECTION

    NOVEMBER 5, 2013

     

    Based on content provided and certified by participating entities, I, Karen Long, County Clerk and

    Recorder in and for the County of Adams, State of Colorado, do hereby certify that the following is a list of

    candidates, an amendment, a proposition, issues and questions to be voted on in Adams County at the

    ensuing November 5, 2013 Coordinated Mail Ballot Election.

    Karen Long

    Adams County Clerk and Recorder

     http://www.adcogov.org/DocumentCenter/View/3985

    CITY OF ARVADA

     

    COUNCILMEMBER AT LARGE

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Ascenzo Di Giacomo

    Don Allard

     

    CITY OF AURORA

     

    COUNCIL MEMBER WARD I

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Eric Busch

    Sally Mounier

     

    COUNCIL MEMBER WARD II

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Bernard Celestin

    Renie Roberta Peterson

     

    COUNCIL MEMBER AT-LARGE

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for not more than Two)

    Barbara Cleland

    Matthew L. Cook

    PK Kaiser

    Angela Lawson

    Brad Pierce

    CITY OF BRIGHTON

     

    MAYOR

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Richard “Dick” McLean

     

    COUNCILMEMBER WARD 1

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Chris Maslanik

    Joan Kniss

     

    COUNCILMEMBER WARD 2

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Rex Bell

     

    COUNCILMEMBER WARD 3

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Ken Kreutzer

     

    COUNCILMEMBER WARD 4

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Peter Phibbs

    Mark Humbert

    David E. Rose

    CITY OF COMMERCE CITY

     

    COUNCILMEMBER – WARD I

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for not more than One)

    Andrew Amador

    Gene Leffel

     

    COUNCILMEMBER – WARD III

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for not more than One)

    Jadie Carson

     

    COUNCILMEMBER-AT-LARGE

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for not more than Two)

    Harvest Thomas

    René Bullock

    Jason McEldowney

    Robert Toavs

     

    CITY OF FEDERAL HEIGHTS

     

    WARD ONE – COUNCIL

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Harold Paul Thomas

    Sharon Richardson

     

    WARD TWO – COUNCIL

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Pat Willett

    Daniel Dick

     

    WARD THREE – COUNCIL

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Theodore “Ted” May

    Ken Murphy

    CITY OF NORTHGLENN

     

    MAYOR

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Joyce Downing

    Gene Wieneke

     

    COUNCIL MEMBER WARD 1

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Carol Dodge

     

    COUNCIL MEMBER WARD 2

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Loyal “Herb” Barstow

    Joe Brown

    James Klingensmith

     

    COUNCIL MEMBER WARD 3

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Angelia McConico

    Kyle Mullica

     

    COUNCIL MEMBER WARD 4

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Kim Snetzinger

    Antonio Esquibel

     

    CITY OF THORNTON

     

    COUNCILMEMBER – WARD 1

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Mack Goodman

     

    COUNCILMEMBER – WARD 2

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Val Vigil

    COUNCILMEMBER – WARD 3

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Sam Nizam

    Write-In:

     

    COUNCILMEMBER – WARD 4

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Janifer “Jan” Kulmann

    Adam Matkowsky

     

    CITY OF WESTMINSTER

     

    MAYOR

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Mary Lindsey

    Herb Atchison

    Bob Briggs

     

    OFFICE OF CITY COUNCILLOR

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for Three)

    A. J. Elserougi

    Emma Pinter

    Suzanne Ramirez

    David Michael Vincent DeMott

    Alberto Garcia

    Debbie Bergamo

    C. Michael Litzau

    Bruce Baker

     

    ADAMS 12 FIVE STAR SCHOOLS

     

    SCHOOL DIRECTOR DISTRICT NO. 3

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    David Elliott

    Debbie Christensen

    Joshua Bastian

    Kathy Plomer

     

    SCHOOL DIRECTOR DISTRICT NO. 4

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Rico Figueroa

    Amy M. Speers

     

    ADAMS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 14

     

    SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for Two)

    Connie Quintana

    Manual “Manny” Gonzalez

    Robert Vashaw

     

    ADAMS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 50

     

    BOARD OF EDUCATION, AT-LARGE

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for Two)

    Joe Davidek

    Ryan McCoy

     

    AURORA PUBLIC SCHOOLS 28J

     

    BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT-LARGE

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for Four)

    Eric Nelson

    JulieMarie Shepherd

    Barbara Yamrick

    Amber Drevon

    Jasper Armstrong

     

    BENNETT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 29J

     

    SCHOOL DIRECTOR AT LARGE

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for Two)

    James DuBois

    Bonnie L. Feight

    Philip Edward Redgate

    Troy Karsten

    Robert Scoby

    Amy M. Kirkwood

     

    BRIGHTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 27J

     

    SCHOOL DIRECTOR DISTRICT No. 2

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

     

    Write-In

     

    SCHOOL DIRECTOR DISTRICT No. 4

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Michael K. Landwehr

     

    SCHOOL DIRECTOR DISTRICT No. 5

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Cassandra L. Barker-Carr

    Patrick D. Day

     

    SCHOOL DIRECTOR DISTRICT No. 6

    TWO-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Stanley Hiller

    Teresa R. Gallegos

    Luis Mella

    David S. Gill

     

    SCHOOL DIRECTOR DISTRICT No. 7

    TWO-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Gregory Piotraschk

     

    DEER TRAIL SCHOOL DISTRICT 26J

     

    SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for Two)

    Jennifer West

    Candice Reed

    Tara Haight

    Michael Geesen

     

    MAPLETON SCHOOL DISTRICT 1

     

    SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for Three)

    Jen Raiffie

    Sheila Montoya

    Martín Mendez

    Raymond Garcia

    Stephen Donnell

     

    STRASBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 31J

     

    DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for Two)

    Linda Gudka

    John N. Sampson

    Keith R. Yaich

    Stephen Russell Johnson

     

    WELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Re-3J

     

    DIRECTOR DISTRICT A

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Candace M. Veldhuizen

     

    DIRECTOR DISTRICT B

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Fred Jensen

     

    Weld County School District Re-3J (continued on next page) Adams County 2013

    Page 9

     

    Weld County School District Re-3J (continued)

     

    DIRECTOR DISTRICT C

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Cindy Baumgartner

    James A. Robertson Jr.

     

    DIRECTOR DISTRICT D

    TWO-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Bryan Haffner

     

    WIGGINS SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-50J

     

    BOARD OF EDUCATION

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for Two)

    Mike Steinbach

    James Bostron

    Brian Baker

     

    AIMS JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT

     

    DIRECTOR DISTRICT C

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Ray Peterson

    Louis Beard

     

    DIRECTOR DISTRICT D

    FOUR-YEAR TERM

    (Vote for One)

    Larry Wood

     

    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.

     

    (Vote Yes/For or No/Against)

     

    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 LIMITATIONS PROVIDED BY LAW?

    YES/FOR NO/AGAINST Adams County 2013 Page 11

     

    LOCAL ENTITIES ISSUES AND QUESTIONS

     

    CITY OF AURORA

    BALLOT QUESTION 2A

    VACANCIES ON THE CITY COUNCIL

    Shall Section 3-7 of the Aurora City Charter be amended to increase the period of time within which a vacancy on the City Council must be filled from the current 30 days to 45 days after such vacancy occurs?

    YES NO

     

    CITY OF COMMERCE CITY

    BALLOT ISSUE 2K

    SHALL THE CITY OF COMMERCE CITY DEBT BE INCREASED BY UP TO $166 MILLION, WITH A MAXIMUM REPAYMENT COST NOT TO EXCEED $422 MILLION, AND SHALL CITY TAXES BE INCREASED BY UP TO $15 MILLION ANNUALLY IN THE FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR, AND BY

    WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, BY INCREASING THE RATE OF SALES AND USE TAX LEVIED BY THE CITY BY ONE PERCENT (1.0%), WITH THE

    PROCEEDS OF SUCH DEBT AND SUCH TAXES TO BE USED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, INSTALLATION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF PARKS, RECREATION, AND ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

    A NEW RECREATION CENTER WITH INDOOR LEISURE POOL IN THE NORTHERN AREA OF THE CITY;

    MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS TO TOWER ROAD FROM 80TH TO 103RD AVENUES, INCLUDING WIDENING TO FOUR LANES;

    A NEW SEASONAL OUTDOOR POOL IN THE SOUTHERN AREA OF THE CITY;

    THREE NEW NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS LOCATED IN THE SUBDIVISIONS OF TURNBERRY, FRONTERRA AND THE VILLAGES OF BUFFALO RUN EAST;

    ADDITIONS TO THE EXISTING SOUTHERN RECREATION CENTER, INCLUDING A NEW INDOOR THERAPY POOL;

    SUCH INCREASE IN THE SALES AND USE TAX RATE TO BEGIN ON JANUARY 1, 2014; SUCH DEBT TO BE SOLD IN ONE SERIES OR MORE AT A PRICE ABOVE, BELOW OR EQUAL TO THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SUCH DEBT AND ON SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS THE CITY MAY DETERMINE, INCLUDING PROVISIONS FOR REDEMPTION OF THE DEBT PRIOR TO MATURITY WITH OR WITHOUT PAYMENT OF PREMIUM OF NOT TO EXCEED 3.0%; SHALL THE CITY BE AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE DEBT TO REFUND THE DEBT AUTHORIZED IF 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 AUTHORIZED AND IF ALL DEBT ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS QUESTION IS ISSUED ON TERMS THAT DO NOT EXCEED THE REPAYMENT COSTS AUTHORIZED IN THIS QUESTION; AND SHALL THE REVENUES RAISED BY SUCH SALES AND USE TAX RATE INCREASE AND PROCEEDS OF SUCH DEBT, ANY OTHER REVENUE USED TO PAY SUCH DEBT, AND INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON, BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE CITY AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?

    YES NO

    BALLOT QUESTION 2L

    Shall Section 3.1 of the City Charter of the City of Commerce City be changed to provide that regular municipal elections be held as coordinated elections with Adams County, Colorado in odd-numbered years?

    YES NO

     

    CITY OF NORTHGLENN

    BALLOT ISSUE 2J

    SALES TAX EXTENSION

    WITHOUT RAISING ADDITIONAL TAXES, SHALL THE CITY OF NORTHGLENN’S EXISTING ONE-HALF PERCENT (1/2%) SALES AND USE TAX BE EXTENDED FROM ITS CURRENT EXPIRATION OF DECEMBER 31, 2015, UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2025, THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH ONE-HALF PERCENT (1/2%) SALES AND USE TAX TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY TO ENHANCE OR INCREASE THE CITY’S WATER SUPPLY; PROVIDED THAT SUCH SALES AND USE TAX SHALL CONTINUE NOT TO APPLY TO SALES OF FOOD FOR HOME CONSUMPTION?

    YES NO Adams County 2013 Page 13

     

    CITY OF THORNTON

    BALLOT ISSUE 2B

    WITHOUT RAISING ADDITIONAL TAXES, SHALL THE EXISTING .25% SALES AND USE TAX FOR OPEN SPACE, RECREATION AND PARKS PURPOSES BE EXTENDED FROM ITS CURRENT TERMINATION DATE OF DECEMBER 31, 2018 TO DECEMBER 31, 2038 WITH SUCH TAX REVENUES TO BE USED FOR OPEN SPACE, PARKS, RECREATION, SENIOR FACILITIES, SPORTS FIELDS, BUILDINGS OF HISTORIC, ARTISTIC OR CULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE, TRAILS, PASSIVE PARKS, WATER BODIES, WILDLIFE HABITAT, AND WATER AND MINERAL RIGHTS ASSOCIATED WITH A PROPERTY, AND CONSTRUCTION, REPLACEMENT OR REHABILITATION OF APPURTENANT FACILITIES, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE (EXCLUDING CITY STAFF COMPENSATION); AND PROVIDED THAT NO MORE THAN 20% OF THE TOTAL ANNUAL REVENUES FROM THE TAX MAY BE SPENT ON OR RESERVED FOR MAINTENANCE COSTS AND PROVIDED THAT THE EXPENDITURE OF THE REVENUES FROM THE TAX IN EACH YEAR SHALL BE BASED ON ADVICE FROM CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS AS ADOPTED IN MASTER PLANS BY THE CITY COUNCIL?

    YES NO

    BALLOT QUESTION 2C

    EXTENDING TERM LIMITS

    “To promote long-range planning and effective government and provide consistency with the terms of other county elected officials, shall the terms of office for the City of Thornton Mayor and City Councilmembers be extended to a maximum of three consecutive terms as permitted in the Colorado Constitution Article XVIII, Section 11?”

    YES NO

    BALLOT QUESTION 2D

    “Shall Section 4.4 of the Thornton City Charter, Qualifications, be amended to reduce the age to qualify for Mayor or Councilmember from 25 years of age to 21 years of age?”

    YES NO

    BALLOT QUESTION 2E

    “Shall Section 4.5 of the Thornton City Charter, Vacancy, be amended to have a vacancy in the position of Mayor filled by the Mayor Pro-Tem becoming the Acting Mayor until the next regular election at which time the office of Mayor would be filled for a four year term and the Acting Mayor returns to Councilmember for the remaining unexpired term?”

    YES NO

    BALLOT QUESTION 2F

    “Shall Section 4.23 be added to the Thornton City Charter, titled Continuity of Government to provide that the City Council shall adopt an ordinance for continuity of government in the event of natural or enemy-caused disaster or emergency that establishes an orderly line of succession of City elected officials with the authority to take action to protect life and property and provide for alternative Council meeting locations or use of telecommunication systems for meetings during a disaster or emergency notwithstanding the provisions of the Charter?”

    YES NO

    BALLOT QUESTION 2G

    “Shall Section 18.2 of the Thornton City Charter, Definitions, be amended to define fire fighter as regular sworn fire fighters up to and including the rank of Lieutenant and regular emergency medical technicians who are not supervisors whose primary duties are to provide emergency medical or fire suppression services?”

    YES NO

     

    TOWN OF BENNETT

    BALLOT ISSUE 2H

    SHALL TOWN OF BENNETT TAXES BE INCREASED $450,000 IN 2014 (FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR DOLLAR INCREASE) AND THEN ANNUALLY BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF A SALES TAX AT THE RATE OF 0.75 PERCENT AND SHALL TOWN OF BENNETT DEBT BE INCREASED $5.3 MILLION, WITH A MAXIMUM REPAYMENT COST OF $8.1 MILLION; SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING:

    ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE NET PROCEEDS OF THE TOWN SALES TAX, AS DETERMINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MAY BE DEPOSITED TO THE TOWN’S SALES TAX CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND, WHICH IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED TO BE CREATED, TO BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT TO FINANCE THE CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, REPLACEMENT, EXPANSION, REHABILITATION AND RENOVATION OF EXISTING AND PLANNED

    STREETS AND OTHER STREET RELATED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS WITHIN THE TOWN AS DETERMINED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, OR TO PAY DEBT SERVICE ON DEBT ISSUED FOR SUCH PURPOSES OR TO PAY THE COSTS OF OPERATING OR MAINTAINING IMPROVEMENTS FINANCED FROM THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND;

    ANY PORTION OF THE NET PROCEEDS OF SUCH ADDITIONAL SALES TAX WHICH ARE NOT DEPOSITED TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND SHALL BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT FOR OPERATING OR MAINTAINING ANY EXISTING OR PLANNED STREETS;

     

    THE SALES TAX INCREASE SHALL COMMENCE JANUARY 1, 2014 AND BE COLLECTED IN ADDITION TO THE TOWN’S SALES TAX OF 3.0 PERCENT UPON THE TOWN’S EXISTING SALES TAX BASE;

     

    ANY SUCH DEBT SHALL BE PAYABLE FROM THAT PORTION OF THE TOWN SALES TAXES DEPOSITED TO THE TOWN’S SALES TAX CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND;

     

    ANY SUCH DEBT MAY BE SOLD IN ONE SERIES OR MORE, ON TERMS AND CONDITIONS AS THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MAY DETERMINE, INCLUDING PROVISIONS FOR THE REDEMPTION OF THE BONDS PRIOR TO MATURITY WITH OR WITHOUT PREMIUM,

     

    ANY SUCH DEBT MAY BE REFUNDED BY THE TOWN, 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 SUCH TAX REVENUES AND THE EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF SUCH DEBT PROCEEDS AND TAX REVENUES BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT AS A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?

    YES NO

     

    ADAMS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 14

    BALLOT ISSUE 3C

    General Obligation Bond

    SHALL ADAMS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 14 DEBT BE INCREASED $44 MILLION, WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF UP TO $106.95 MILLION, AND SHALL DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED BY UP TO $7.45 MILLION ANNUALLY BY ACQUIRING, CONSTRUCTING AND IMPROVING DISTRICT CAPITAL ASSETS INCLUDING:

    • PROVIDING INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY TO ENABLE STUDENTS, INCLUDING STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, TO ACCESS PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES TO MEET THEIR INDIVIDUAL LEARNING STYLE,

    • REPLACING OUTDATED COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH PRACTICAL SKILLS USED IN THE WORKPLACE AND COLLEGE, AND ENHANCE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH PROGRAMS,

    • IMPROVING THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF SCHOOL BUILDINGS DISTRICT-WIDE, AND

    • CONSTRUCTING A REPLACEMENT MIDDLE SCHOOL TO ADDRESS OVERCROWDING AT BOTH THE 60-YEAR-OLD KEARNEY MIDDLE SCHOOL AND 57-YEAR-OLD ADAMS CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL, BY THE ISSUANCE AND PAYMENT OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS WHICH SHALL BEAR INTEREST, MATURE, BE SUBJECT TO REDEMPTION (WITH OR WITHOUT PREMIUM), AND BE ISSUED AT SUCH TIME, AT SUCH PRICE (AT, ABOVE OR BELOW PAR) AND IN SUCH MANNER AND CONTAINING SUCH TERMS, NOT INCONSISTENT WITH THIS BALLOT ISSUE, AS THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MAY DETERMINE; AND SHALL AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAXES BE LEVIED WITHOUT LIMIT AS TO THE MILL RATE TO GENERATE AN AMOUNT SUFFICIENT IN EACH YEAR TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF, PREMIUM IF ANY, AND INTEREST ON SUCH DEBT AND TO FUND ANY RESERVES FOR THE PAYMENT THEREOF?

    YES NO

     

    ADAMS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 50

    BALLOT ISSUE 3B

    SHALL ADAMS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 50 TAXES BE INCREASED $5.25 MILLION IN 2014 AND BY SUCH AMOUNTS AS MAY BE GENERATED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF AN ADDITIONAL MILL LEVY OF NOT TO EXCEED TEN MILLS FOR GENERAL FUND PURPOSES PROVIDED THAT THE DISTRICT SHALL EXPEND THESE ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS TO IMPROVE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND ENSURE STUDENTS HAVE THE SKILLS NECESSARY FOR THE JOBS OF TOMORROW, BY TAKING ACTION INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

    PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH THE INSTRUCTION AND BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND THE WORKPLACE, SUCH AS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH;

    KEEPING HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS AND STAFF IN THE CLASSROOM;

    PROVIDING EACH CHILD ACCESS TO COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION WITH PROGRAMS SUCH AS ART, MUSIC, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND TARGETED READING SUPPORT;

    PROVIDING FUNDS TO IMPLEMENT THE NECESSARY IMPROVEMENTS WHICH ARE CONDUCIVE TO THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF STUDENTS, INCLUDING SAFETY AND SECURITY NEEDS IN ADDITION TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS;

    AND SHALL THE DISTRICT BE AUTHORIZED TO COLLECT, RETAIN AND SPEND ALL REVENUES FROM SUCH TAXES AND THE EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF SUCH REVENUES AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?

    YES NO

     

    BENNETT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 29J

    BALLOT ISSUE 3A

    SHALL BENNETT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 29J TAXES BE INCREASED $300,000 ANNUALLY IN THE CURRENT TAX COLLECTION YEAR (2014), AND IN EACH BUDGET YEAR THEREAFTER UNTIL THE (2017) COLLECTION YEAR TO IMPLEMENT, FUND AND PROVIDE:

    A TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE REPLACEMENT & ENHANCEMENT PLAN TO PURCHASE COMPUTER, VIDEO, AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE,

    A BUS REPLACEMENT PROGRAM AS DETERMINED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO KEEP THE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM OPERATING.

    WHICH TAXES SHALL BE DEPOSITED INTO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE DISTRICT, SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO THE PROPERTY TAXES THAT OTHERWISE WOULD BE LEVIED FOR THE GENERAL FUND, AND SHALL CONSTITUTE A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE?

    YES NO

     

    BENNETT PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT

    BALLOT ISSUE 5B

    SHALL BENNETT PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $100,000 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 3.10 MILLS OR SUCH LESSER RATE AS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS SHALL DETERMINE, WHICH TAXES SHALL BE USED FOR DISTRICT OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE PURPOSES, AND SHALL

    THE REVENUE FROM SUCH TAXES CONSTITUTE A VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITATION SET FORTH IN SECTION 29-1-301 OF THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES?

    YES NO

     

    SOUTH ADAMS COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 4

    BALLOT ISSUE 5A

    SHALL SOUTH ADAMS COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 4 TAXES BE INCREASED BY

    FOUR MILLION TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINE

    DOLLARS ($4,274,709) IN THE FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR (2014) AND BY SUCH ADDITIONAL

    AMOUNTS RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY AN AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX MILL LEVY INCREASE IMPOSED AT A RATE OF 5.6 MILLS, SUCH REVENUES TO BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING THE DISTRICT’S OPERATIONAL AND MAINTENANCE COSTS OF PROVIDING FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES BOTH NOW AND IN THE FUTURE, AND ANY OTHER LAWFUL DISTRICT PURPOSES, WHICH MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

    IMPROVING PUBLIC SAFETY BY HIRING ADDITIONAL FIREFIGHTERS, IMPROVING EMERGENCY RESPONSE TIMES, ENHANCING FIREFIGHTER TRAINING AND SAFETY, AND FUNDING REPLACEMENT FIRE TRUCKS AND EQUIPMENT AND UPDATING AGING FIRE STATIONS ON A PAY-AS-YOU-GO BASIS

    WHICH INCREASE SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO THE CURRENT MILL LEVY IMPOSED BY THE DISTRICT; AND SHALL THE REVENUE FROM SUCH TAXES AND THE INVESTMENTS EARNINGS THEREON (REGARDLESS OF AMOUNT) CONSTITUTE PERMANENT VOTER-APPROVED REVENUE CHANGES WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH THEREIN AND IN SECTION 29-1-301 OF THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES OR ANY OTHER LAW?

    YES NO

    Posted by norths00 @ 5:08 pm for Adams County Politics, Candidates, Elections |

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