1A BALLOT WORDING
Shall El Paso County Stratmoor Valley streetlight public improvement district taxes be increased in an amount up to $20,000 annually in 2014 and each year thereafter by whatever additional amounts may be raised, such taxes to be assessed only if formation of the district is approved by the voters, to pay for the cost of public improvement operation and maintenance performed by the district, the district’s administration and operations, and other similar expenses as may be authorized by law, from the imposition of ad valorem property taxes levied in any fiscal year, at a rate not to exceed 3.300 mills (provided that such maximum mill levy shall be adjusted up or down to account for changes in law or the method by which assessed valuation is calculated after 2013, so that to the extent possible, the actual tax revenues generated by the mill levy, as adjusted, are neither diminished nor enhanced as a result of such changes), and shall the proceeds of such taxes and any investment income thereon (regardless of amount) be collected, retained and spent by the district in fiscal year 2014 and in each fiscal year thereafter as a voter-approved revenue change without regard to any spending, revenue raising or other limitation contained within Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado
Constitution, the limits imposed on increases in property taxation by section 29-1-301, C.R.S. in any year, or any other law which purports to limit the district’s revenues or expenditures as it currently exists or as it may be amended in the future, and without limiting in any year the amount of other revenues that may be collected, retained and spent by the district?
If passed, this ballot measure will allow a $20,000 annual tax for the Stratmoor Valley Streetlight Public Improvement District. According to El Paso County Commissioner Dennis Hisey, the area bordered by Interstate 25 to the west, Academy Boulevard to the south and U.S. 85-87 to the north and east has been asking for streetlights “for years.” If ballot measure 1B passes, then this tax money will pay for the construction and maintenance of streetlights through Colorado Springs Utilities. CSU is the electricity provider for the area.
1B BALLOT WORDING
Shall the El Paso County Stratmoor Valley Streetlight Public Improvement District be organized pursuant to Section 30-20-501, et seq., Colorado Revised Statutes, for the purpose of operating and maintaining streetlights within the boundaries of the proposed district, which streetlights are to be installed using a federal Community Development Block Grant and which boundaries are as set forth as follows:
All of the following subdivisions on file with the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office:
- Ingham Subdivision
- Maxwell Subdivision
- Pikes Peak Habitat of Humanity Filing No. 2
- R D Subdivision No. 3
- Stratmoor Heights Filing No. 1
- Stratmoor Valley First Filing
- Stratmoor Valley Second Filing
- Stratmoor Valley Third Filing
- Stratmoor Valley Fourth Filing
- Stratmoor Valley Fifth Filing
- Stratmoor Valley Sixth Filing
- Stratmoor Valley Seventh Filing
- Stratmoor Valley Eighth Filing
- Stratmoor Valley Ninth Filing
This ballot measure would establish the Stratmoor Valley Streetlight Public Improvement District in order to build and maintain streetlights in the area bordered by Interstate 25 to the west, Academy Boulevard to the south and U.S. 85-87 to the north and east.