Comments encouraged for mill levy ballot question
At the regular board meeting on Aug. 20, 2012, the Mancos Board of Education approved a Mill Levy Override question to be placed on the ballot of the Nov. 6, 2012 election. Any registered elector in the Mancos School District Re-6 may submit pro or con statements regarding any ballot issue which will then be summarized and included in the TABOR Notice.
The deadline for submitting pro or con statements with the Mancos School District is 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. Statements should not mention names of persons or private groups. Statements may be faxed to Theresa Titone, Administrative Assistant, at 970-533-7954 or delivered to the District Office at 395 West Grand Avenue, Mancos, CO 81328. Each pro or con statement must be signed by a Mancos School District RE-6 registered voter of record in order to be accepted.
The certified ballot question reads as follows:
REFERRED MEASURE 3A
MANCOS SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-6
ADDITIONAL MILL LEVY
SHALL THE MANCOS SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-6 TAXES BE INCREASED $276,000.00 IN TAX COLLECTION YEAR 2012 AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER THROUGH TAX COLLECTION YEAR 2019, TO OFFSET REDUCTIONS IN STATE K-12 FUNDING, AND TO BE USED FOR EDUCATION PURPOSES INCLUDING TO MAINTAIN QUALITY K-12 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND TO RETAIN HIGHLY QUALIFIED STAFF, BY AN ADDITIONAL PROPERTY TAX LEVY AT A RATE SUFFICIENT TO PRODUCE THE AMOUNT SPECIFIED ABOVE, WHICH TAXES AND ALL INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON SHALL BE DEPOSITED INTO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE DISTRICT, SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO ANY PROPERTY TAXES THAT OTHERWISE COULD BE LEVIED FOR THE GENERAL FUND, SHALL BE INDEPENDENT OF ANY OTHER TAX LEVY WHETHER OR NOT APPROVED BY THE VOTERS, AND SHALL CONSTITUTE A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE THAT MAY BE COLLECTED AND SPENT WITHOUT FURTHER VOTER APPROVAL, NOTWITHSTANDING THE LIMITATIONS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW.