Milliken Fire District Levy Increase (November 2011)

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A Milliken Fire District Levy Increase measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the Milliken fire district area which is in Weld County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 772 (52.8%)Approveda
  • NO 690 (47.2%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current district levy to a rate of 10.83 mills for one year in order to further pay for hiring fire fighters and emergency medical personal in the district as well as pay for operational costs.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

SHALL MILLIKEN FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED BY $482,917 ANNUALLY, AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED THEREAFTER, BY AN ADDITIONAL MILL LEVY OF NOT MORE THAN 4.80 MILLS, (FOR A TOTAL GENERAL OPERATING MILL LEVY OF 10.83 MILLS) COMMENCING IN TAX YEAR 2011 FOR COLLECTION IN FISCAL YEAR 2012, WITH SUCH PROCEEDS TO BE USED TO SUSTAIN THE DISTRICT’S GENERAL OPERATIONS, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, HIRING FIREFIGHTING/EMERGENCY MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO MAINTAIN CURRENT OPERATIONS IN LIGHT OF DECLINING PROPERTY VALUES AND THE RESULTING DECREASED REVENUE, AND SHALL SUCH TAX PROCEEDS BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE AND SPENDING CHANGES IN EACH YEAR, WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING OR REVENUE LIMITATION CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR SECTION 29-1-301, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES?[3]

References

  1. Weld County Clerk, Unofficial Election Results
  2. Weld County Clerk, November Sample Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.