Ballot Issue 1A sales tax revenue at work
On April 1, 2014, Ballot Issue 1A to increase the Town sales tax by 1% passed by the voters. The tax is effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2024. Four special revenue funds (Street Improvement, Trail Expansion, Community Recreation Center and Emergency Response System Funds) have been created to account for the proceeds of the sales tax designations listed above and are restricted to expenditures for those specific purposes.
What will Ballot Issue 1A sales tax fund in 2019?
- Street Improvement Fund: 60% of 1A revenues fund construction, repair, replacement, expansion, rehabilitation and renovation of existing streets within the Town of Estes Park. This includes project management and construction costs for street repairs and maintenance, overlays, parking lot repairs, and seal coating and crack sealing projects. This will include Brodie Avenue improvements, as well as redesign and reconstruction of Fourth Street.
- Trails Fund: 12.5% of 1A revenues fund construction and expansion of public trails within the Estes Valley Planning Area. 2019 projects include $400,000 for Brodie Avenue Trail Improvements and $234,000 for a Fall River Trail extension along Fish Hatchery Road.
- Community Center Fund: 25% of 1A revenues help fund the community center, including facilities for Senior Services. Funds are remitted to the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District on a monthly basis.
- Emergency Response Fund: 2.5% of 1A revenues fund capital acquisitions associated with emergency response capabilities of the Town. For 2019, this funding will primarily be used to replace the emergency communications radios used by the Police and Public Works Departments. Many of these radios are outdated, and due to discontinued technical support from the vendor, the Town is required to replace them.
View revenue data for Ballot Issue 1A in monthly Sales Tax Revenue reports starting in April, 2017.