The election will be conducted as a mail ballot election.
BALLOTS WILL BE MAILED to all registered voters at their current address beginning October 9, 2020. The ballot issued to you will only contain those questions on which you are eligible to vote based on your place of residence listed on your voter registration. Voter registration changes can be made online by visiting www.GoVoteColorado.gov.
The Town Council passed Resolution No. 38, Series of 2020 on September 1, 2020 with the following ballot issue.
Ballot Title: Sustaining Existing Levels of Town Revenue from Future State Imposed Reductions in Residential Assessed Valuation Rates Due to Article X, Section 3 of the Colorado Constitution (Gallagher Amendment) or Similar State Action.
WITHOUT RAISING THE MILL LEVY FOR THE 2021 TAX COLLECTION YEAR, SHALL THE VAIL TOWN COUNCIL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO ADJUST THE TOWN OF VAIL’S MILL LEVY RATE THEREAFTER AS NEEDED FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF MAINTAINING REVENUES THAT MAY OTHERWISE BE LOST AS A RESULT OF STATE IMPOSED REDUCTIONS IN THE RATIO OF ASSESSED PROPERTY TAX VALUATIONS SO THAT THE ACTUAL TAX REVENUES GENERATED BY THE TOWN’S MILL LEVIES ARE THE SAME AS THE REVENUES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN GENERATED HAD THE STATE NOT IMPOSED SUCH REDUCTIONS, IN ORDER TO ALLOW THE TOWN TO SUSTAIN SERVICES TO THE VAIL COMMUNITY?
The Eagle County Clerk must receive your ballot no later than 7:00 pm on November 3, 2020.A Voter Service and Polling Center will be located at the Grand View, 393 South Frontage Road West (top deck of Lionshead Parking structure) to assist Vail voters with their ballots beginning Friday, October 30, 2020. You can find additional information regarding the mail-in ballot and voter centers on the Eagle County Clerk’s webpage https://www.eaglecounty.us/Clerk/
The town shall have all the powers of local self-government and home rule and all power possible under the constitution and the laws of the state of Colorado and Charter. The municipal government provided by this charter shall be known as council-manager government. The legislative affairs of the town shall be vested in a council consisting of seven (7) council members, all of whom shall be nominated and elected at large from the town. The mayor shall be elected from the duly elected council by a majority vote at its first organizational meeting to be held within seven (7) days from the election, and shall serve at the pleasure of the council for a two-year term. The terms of office for council members shall be four (4) years provided, however, that no council member shall serve for more than eight (8) consecutive years. For more detailed information about the terms and qualifications for office, see the town’s charter.
Other Municipal Elections
Elections may also be held at other times. Ballot issues, those which relate to financial matters such as taxes or debt, can be voted on at regular municipal elections, and may also be voted on at the November election held in even-numbered years, known as the statewide general election. Non-financial matters may be voted on in November of both odd and even numbered years in accordance with time-frames set out in state statute and municipal charter and ordinance. Finally, a special election may be held on dates other that those set out above in accordance with state statute and the Vail Municipal Code.
For information about elections, contact the Town Clerk's Office, 970-479-2136 or email Tammy Nagel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy Town Clerk
75 South Frontage Road
Vail, Colorado 81657