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Posted on: March 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Notice of Municipal Election April 5, 2022

City of Burlington will hold its 2022 Regular Election Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at Burlington Community and Education Center, 340 S. 14th St.

Polls at Burlington Community and Education Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Municipal electors are classified as follows:

At least 18 years of age,

Reside inside Burlington city limits,

Resident of Colorado for 22 days prior to April 5, 2022,

Citizen of the United States, and

Registered to vote.

Three city council seats are vacating at this election.  Each seat will carry a four-year term.

Candidates who turned in nomination petitions are:

Lana Lee Mireles

Dale Franklin

One candidate filed an Affidavit of Intent of Write-in Candidate.

Two ballot issues are on the ballot to be decided by vote of the people:

REFERENDUM A 

ONE PERCENT SALES AND USE TAX INCREASE TO BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR STREET, ALLEYWAY, CURB, GUTTER, SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS.

SHALL CITY OF BURLINGTON SALES AND USE TAXES BE INCREASED BY AN ESTIMATED SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($725,000.00) ANNUALLY IN THE FIRST FISCAL YEAR (2023) AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY IN EACH SUBSEQUENT YEAR, BY A ONE PERCENT (1.0%) INCREASE IN THE CITY SALES AND USE TAX RATE (ONE PERCENT REPRESENTS 10 CENTS ON EACH 10 DOLLAR PURCHASE EXCLUDING THOSE ITEMS EXEMPT FROM TAXATION BY CITY CODE) INCREASING THE CITY SALES AND USE TAX RATE FROM TWO PERCENT (2.0%) TO THREE PERCENT (3.0%), COMMENCING ON JULY 01, 2022 AND CONTINUING IN PERPETUITY, THE REVENUES FROM SUCH ONE PERCENT (1.0%) INCREASE SHALL BE ADDED TO THE CITY’S GENERAL FUND AND USED TO CONSTRUCT, MAINTAIN, REBUILD AND IMPROVE STREETS AND ALLEYWAYS, CURB, GUTTER AND SIDEWALKS OF THE CITY OF BURLINGTON AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMIT OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?

 

INITIATIVE 1-B 

AN INITIATIVE MEASURE ALLOWING FOR A SPECIAL TAX ON RETAIL MARIJUANA SALES AND ALLOWING FOR RETAIL MARIJUANA STORES IN BURLINGTON

SHALL THE CITY OF BURLINGTON’S TAXES BE INCREASED BY FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ANNUALLY IN THE FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR (2023) AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED IN SUCH FISCAL YEAR AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS AS RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER, THROUGH THE IMPOSITION AND ASSESSMENT OF AN ADDITIONAL SALES TAX IN THE AMOUNT OF EIGHT PERCENT (8%) ON THE SALE OF RETAIL MARIJUANA AND RETAIL MARIJUANA PRODUCTS SOLD WITHIN THE CITY, WHICH TAX SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL SALES TAX, WITH REVENUES DERIVED FROM SUCH TAX COLLECTED BE USED TO DEFRAY COSTS INCURRED IN REGULATING THE RETAIL MARIJUANA INDUSTRY, OTHER COSTS RELATED TO ENFORCEMENT OF MARIJUANA LAWS AND TO PROMOTE THE GENERAL PURPOSES OF THE CITY OF BURLINGTON AND WITH THE RESULTING TAX REVENUE BEING ALLOWED TO BE COLLECTED AND SPENT NOTWITHSTANDING ANY LIMITATIONS PROVIDED BY LAW, AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO THE REVENUE AND SPENDING LIMITS OF ARTICLE X, SECTION 20, OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION AND; SHALL RETAIL MARIJUANA STORES, AS AUTHORIZED BY ARTICLE XVIII, SECTION 16 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, BE ALLOWED IN THE CITY OF BURLINGTON, SUBJECT TO SUCH RULES, REGULATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS AS MAY BE ADOPTED THROUGH ORDINANCE BY CITY COUNCIL?

Application for Absentee Voter’s Ballot by Mail may be made in person at City Hall, 415 15th St., or may be requested by telephone at (719) 346-8652 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Applications for Absentee Voter’s Ballot by Mail forms must be returned to City Hall no later than 3 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2022.

Absentee Voter’s Ballots must be received by the City Clerk by 7 p.m. Election Day – Tuesday, April 5.

Should an emergency arise after the closing day for absentee ballot applications, requests for emergency absentee ballots may be made to the City Clerk before 7 p.m. on Election Day.

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