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Ranchland Farm News (Newspaper) - April 14, 1977, Colorado Springs, Colorado PIKES PEAK REGIONAL LIBRARY BOX 1579 2 COLORADO CO 80901 AL n u ti ews 20 Serving the Pikes Peak plains region since 19O1 The Larsest Rural Weekly In All Of Elbert County And East El Paso VOLUME 77 ISSUE 8 APRIL 1977 CARTER DENIES DISASTER AID President Carter last Tuesday denied a major disaster aid for 21 Colorado Counties hardest hit by the March Gover nor Richard Lamm is pursuing the issue with the Department of Agriculture Congressman Frank Evans said that after the President turned down Lamms Carter forwarded the proposal to the Department of Agriculture with the view that the secretary might still designate counties as an emergency The consideration of a lesser designation from major disas ter to emergency declaration1 would still possibly encourage the Farmers Home Administra tion to grant emergency loans and Small Business Administra tion on economic injury Lamms letter to the Presi dent said that assessments re veal losses of 434 head of livestock and 000 acres of added to this list was 520 building losses and miles in Lamm also stated that due to the loss of equity over recent years and the recent the equity of many producers has been He further commented that available cash in rural Colorado banks has been seriously Electrial utilities companies reported an million partially due to 000 rural poles being The melting snow and Mondays rain helped to provide this encouraging scene north of PROPERTY TAX INCREASE STILL TIME TO Colorado property owners in 61 of the states 63 counties will pay more than million in property taxes dur ing an increase of at least million over 1976 property the Colorado Public Expenditure Council stated in a newly released re port on 1977 Coloradoproperty Property tax bills exceed those of 1976 by at least and probably a little when the final tabula tion is the Expendi ture Council Data from Clear Creek and Eagle counties had not been submitted at the time the re port was and as a result of a State Supreme Court order of March the assessed valuation of property in Garfield and Las Animas Counties must be revised up ward in compliance with orders of the State Board of Equaliza Although Garfield and Las Animas property tax certifi cations are included in the 61 counties for which data is arid are included in the they were based on lower valuations than those which the Board ordered county officials to The Court decision upholding the Boards orders will mean increased valuation for assessment of property in these two counties and a certain increase in school taxes Taxes for sup port of other local government jurisdictions will not automati cally increase as do school taxes the possibility of increased taxes for municipal and special district support does PUBLIC NOTICES in Your Newspaper Today Within the 61 counties assess ed valuation increased 7 percent over the previous from billion to 9 bil The combined property tax bills in these counties rose percent above those of the previous Since the assessed valuation rose at a greater rate than the amount of taxes the average 61 county mill levy decreased by 57 mills to 80 School property taxes rose percent over the previous increasing at a greater rate than all other types of pro perty The 1977 school tax increase of million in these 61 counties includes 8 million authorized for collection by the State School District Budget Review School District General Fund taxes rose The Public School Finance Act of 1973 operates to shift a great er share of school costs to the local property taxpayer as pro perty values with a cor responding saving to the state except in districts which already qualify only for the state minimum Taxes levied for school district Capital Reserve Funds rose 84 percent over those of the previous year due to the large increase in assessed valuation plus the fact that more and more districts are levying the full four mills authorized by Bond Re demption Fund taxes rose 5 percent over the previous School district General Fund levies will produce million in tax revenue in these 61 Capital Reserve Fund levies will amount to and Bond Redemption Fund tax revenue will be approximately 6 Junior Colleges will receive million in tax revenue from taxpayers in 13 The 8 million in property taxes levied for all school purposes in these 61 counties represents an average school levy of 96 Total Property Taxes Levied Collection Years 1976 1977 1976 1977 Elbert El Paso Lincoln Change 85 El Paso 89 and Lincoln 96 AVOID FINE Owners of income producing personal property have received the necessary forms some time ago to fill out and return to their County Assessor before April This year a new law is in ef whereby failure to get these forms in the mail to the Assessor on or before April 15 could result in a possible fine of Most of the Ranchland Farm News families will receive this reminder in time to get their declaration schedule postmarked on or before April if they have not already done Four Vacant Posts On Paso Personnel Advisory Committee The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners has vacancies for three citizensat large and one alternate to serve on the countys Personnel Ad visory All four persons must be residents of El Paso Approval for the creation of the committee was given by the Board of County Commis sioners at their April administrative The committee will and make the established personnel policies that will be acceptable to all county Elected In the committee will propose a job classification system consisting of classes Clerk Bookkeeper Maintenance pay and salary range in each The committees membership will consist of two nonsuper visory county employees and one alternate elected by all county employees two super visory level employees and one alternate appointed by the Elected County Officials and the three citizensatlarge and one who will be selected by the Board of County the Clerk the the and the For mal appointments of the citi zensatlarge and the alternate for terms of and one with the alternate appointed for one year will be made by the Vacancies will be filled in the same man Persons interested in serving on the committee should have or in terest in wage and salary classi and in personnel Applications should be sub mitted by April 29 to the Office of the Board of County Commis attention Bob 3rd County Office 27 Colorado Robies Clinic In Simla The SAC 4H Club will spon sor their annual Rabies Clinic at the Simla near the April from 1 to 2 Woodrow will be there at this time to ad minister the To Leove Town Last week a young man was in Simla selling candy door He stated that he was representing an undenomi national the Christian at an alert Simla re sident began questioning the salesman and discovered he was a follower of Sun Myung Recent national publi city about alleged brainwashing by Moons Church the Unifi cation Church have brought him into the The alert Simla resident then called Elbert County De puty Ed Kovitz and the young man was escorted out of The Greenriver Law prohibits such activity in the Simla city PUBLIC NOTICES IN THIS ISSUE The Public Notices in mis weeks issue include notices of biennial school various schools in Ranchland reader Also included is a notice to creditors of the Floyd Eugene Knox The Farmers State Bank Statement of Con a notice of supple mental appropriation and trans fer of funds in Elbert County due to the and notice of the Annual Meeting of Double El Soil Conservation which was postponed from due to the These or Legal Notices in your newspaper are to inform the public and it is hoped that the public reads them each
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