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Snowmass Village Fire District Levy Measures, 2 (November 2010)

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Two Snowmass Village Fire District Levy Measures were on the November 2, 2010 ballot in the fire district area of the village of Snowmass, which is in Pitkin County.

The two proposed property taxes were scheduled to go into effect, if approved by voters, only if State Proposition 101 and State Amendment 60 were passed in the statewide November election. However, both measures were defeated.

The first property tax, in response to the proposed effect of Prop 101, would have been at a rate of .0001 mills and would have helped compensate salaries of fire fighters in the district.

  • YES 678 (66.21%)Approveda
  • NO 346 (33.79%)

The second property tax, in response of Amendment 60, would sought to add a levy of 1.803 mills and would have helped with the continued operational and maintenance expenses of the district.[1]

  • YES 610 (60.46%)Approveda
  • NO 399 (39.54%)[2]

If these measures had failed, the fire district was looking at a loss of around $1.28 million including services that were cut back to accommodate the smaller budget. The district had seen significant growth since 1993 and if the state measures were approved city officials reported that fire staff believed services would return to their 1993 rates. With a small force already, fire officials noted that at least two jobs would be cut if the levies were not approved.[3]