Are you concerned about more taxes and government funding? Please read this letter and get involved:
"Dear Property Owners as you may know Clear Creek County is seeking to organize the Clear Creek County Health Services District ("proposed District"), a title 32 special district that will provide local access to Comprehensive Health Services by assuming responsibility from the county for providing ambulance services and by constructing a community health facility in Idaho Springs that will provide Essential Health Services such as Primary Care Urgent Care workers compensation x-ray Services physicals immunizations and prenatal care. The proposed District also will support collaborative and holistic approach to individual health by leasing space at the health facility to other health and social service agencies.
In accordance with its service plan the proposed district will maintain strong identification with the county and will promote engagement in partnership with the county and policy matters in emergency planning the proposed district will continue to provide services to the county that historically have been provided by the County's Emergency Medical Service Department.
At the time it is organized the proposed district will seek voter authorization to assess a 4.0 Mill property tax generating approximately $1,797,973 during the first budget year. This amount is expected to decrease over time with the Henderson mines closure. The property tax revenue will provide funding for the proposed District's ongoing operations including Personnel Administration equipment and vehicles supplies and services and capital improvements. Either the special district act nor the service plan imposes a maximum Mill Levy that may be assessed by the proposed District over the proposed district will be subject to article 10 section 20 of the Colorado Constitution (TABOR) and related statutes which require that any increase in the proposed District Mill Levy be approved by the voters.
If approved by the voters the proposed District Also may assess a sales tax excluding food purchased for home consumption and residential utilities if authorized pursuant to the health district service plan. Assessing a sales tax will ensure that motorists and visitors to the county in need of Health Services contribute to the cost and that such costs are not borne exclusively by the proposed districts residents. Finally the proposed district will seek voter authorization either to obtain a USDA loan or to issue General obligation bonds for the purpose of purchasing real property and constructing the community health facility as described in the service plan. Under either scenario the annual Debt Service will be met by the proposed District imposing a separate voter-approved tax which will end ("Sunset") once the debt is paid off.
The County Assessor's Records show that you own property within the proposed District's boundaries. On June 6th 2016 Clear Creek County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider whether it will approve the proposed District service plan which is on file with the board of County Commissioners. The public hearing will be held at 9 a.m. at the Commissioners Board Room in the county courthouse 405 Argentine Street Georgetown Colorado 80444.
Sincerely Keith Montague County Manager Clear Creek County."
More information here: http://www.co.clear-creek.co.us/index.aspx?NID=826&ART=5099&ADMIN=1
405 Argentine St
Georgetown, CO 80444
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