Aurora Carriage Place Fence Measure, 2009

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An Aurora Carriage Place Fence Measure was on the November 3, 2009 in Arapahoe County for voters in the City of Aurora. Specifically, the measure will be voted on by voters in the Carriage Place neighborhood. The measure calls for the creation of a new taxing district that would fund a new masonry fence for the neighborhood.

The fence is expected to be 2,200 feet long and cost approximately $1.19 million according to city officials. On August 17, 2009 the measure was approved for the ballot by the Aurora City Council with a 7 to 1 vote.[1]

Election results

The measure was defeated.[2]

Ballot Issue 5B
Result Votes Percentage
Defeatedd No 373 84.0%
Yes 71 15.9%
Total votes 444 100.00%
Voter turnout NA%


Ballot summary

The ballot language read as follows:[3]

Shall general improvement district 3-2009 (Carriage Place) be organized in the City of Aurora, Colorado; shall district debt be increased not to exceed $1,190,000 with a repayment cost not to exceed $2,250,000 (principle and interest), and shall district taxes be increased not to exceed $112,500 annually by the issuance of general obligation bonds, to be paid from property taxes, without reduction, in a sufficient rate and amount to pay such bonds or any refundings thereof, the proceeds of which bonds, including earnings, shall be used to pay for constructing and installing a masonry fence and other necessary and incidental improvements; and shall district taxes be increased not to exceed $6,500 annually by the levy of property taxes to pay for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the masonry fence and other necessary and incidental improvements; provided that all such taxes to be collected by the district shall be spent as a voter approved revenue change and an exception to any limits that would otherwise apply under the constitution and laws of this state and the Aurora City Charter?

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