Ashland City Library Levy Renewal Question (November 2012)

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An Ashland City Library Levy Renewal question was on the November 6, 2012 election ballot in Jackson County, which is in Colorado.

County authorized and published summary of Question:

Renewal of this tax will continue funding for enhanced services at the Ashland branch public library through June 30, 2017.

Up to $.21 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value may be levied if this measure passes. The average 2012 assessed value for a single family home in Ashland is approximately $241,000. Such an average household could pay $50.61 per year if this measure passes. The estimated tax cost for this measure is an ESTIMATE ONLY based on the best information available from the county assessor at the time of the estimate.

Over the past four years Ashland has levied just $.19 per $1000 of assessed property value and that amount has generated the funds needed for enhanced services. If the full $.21 cents is levied it is estimated this tax will generate up to $439,110, in 2014, $452,271 in 2015, $465,851 in 2016 and $479,821 in 2017. Pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between the City of Ashland and Jackson County, these funds will be used to pay the county for enhanced library services beyond its base services.

Subject to the IGA, enhanced library services in Ashland include the following, at a minimum:

· 16 additional open hours per week · Three additional full time employees or the equivalent · Enhanced outreach library programs for teens, seniors and children[1][2]

Election results

Question 113-Ashland City Library
Approveda Yes 8,561 80.19%

Election results from Jackson County Current Election Results Summary

Text of measure

Language on the ballot:

Shall Ashland levy up to $.21 per $1,000 assessed value for four years beginning July 1, 2013 for library operations? This measure renews current local option taxes.[1][2]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Jackson County Elections, List of Local Measures
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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