With the school district cancelling its board election, the only North Fork voters who will be receiving ballots this week will be Crawford residents.
The Delta County Clerk's Office reports that 285 ballots were mailed to Crawford residents, with a single question.
This week, the Delta County clerk and recorder's office mailed 13,728 ballots to residents of the Delta County Ambulance District (DCAD), plus another 947 to property owners for a total of 14,675.
DCAD has been reaching out to as many voters as possible in Delta and the Surface Creek through a series of community meetings addressing the mill levy question on the ballot.
Delta County Ambulance District (DCAD) is hosting a series of community meetings to discuss the mill levy question on the November ballot. DCAD is seeking a mill levy increase of 3.50 mills, for a total of 5.750 mills.
Delta United Methodist Church will host a community informational meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, in the fellowship hall.
The Town of Crawford and the Delta County Ambulance District will again ask voters to approve a mill levy increase after seeing those measures narrowly defeated in the 2016 general election.
Those two issues will be the only local questions on the November 2017 ballot.
At the Dec. 6 meeting of the Delta County School District 50J board, board members voted to certify to the BoCC for the counties of Gunnison, Montrose, Delta and Mesa, $8,693,771 in net property tax requirements and an assessment of 22.656 mills necessary for the general school fund.
Last year, a little over $9 million was raised, and at its peak, the district raised almost $11 million at the same mill levy, said district financial officer Jim Ventrello. "So we're seeing a decline."
The Town of Crawford is hoping that voters will support a mill levy increase on the general election ballot.
Residents are being asked to consider a five-mill increase to their property taxes.
At tonight's regularly-scheduled monthly work session, the Town of Crawford will discuss the proposed mill levy increase that voters will decide on in the Nov. 8 election. Delta County assessor Debbie Griffith will be on hand to answer questions and explain how the proposed 5-mill increase will affect taxes.
At the Sept. 7 public meeting, Crawford trustees approved a letter regarding the proposed mill levy increase to be sent to all in-town property owners. A ballot question asking voters to approve a 5-mill increase to 7.240 mills will be on the ballot for the Nov. 8 general election.
In a meeting continued from the Aug. 3 session, Crawford Town Council voted, 5-1, on Aug. 17 to place a mill levy increase on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot.
If approved, the increase will bring the mill levy back to mid-1990s levels, said Mayor Wanda Gofforth.
At the Aug. 3 Crawford Town Council meeting, trustees voted unanimously to continue discussion of a proposed mill levy increase to the Aug. 17 work session and possibly vote on a related ballot question to be placed on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.
In light of recent and steep declines in mineral tax revenues, the town is considering increasing the mill levy from the current 2.420 to 7.420 mills.
Crawford Town Council is considering the creation of a pamphlet to educate the public on a mill levy increase which it plans to place on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. At the July 20 work session, Mayor Wanda Gofforth noted that the town's severance tax revenues declined by $821.56 between 2014 and 2015, while mineral leasing declined from $16,348.90 to $7,807.91 or $8,576.99.
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