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 2022?
- 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. The 2022 budget for the Street Fund includes $1,287,000 for the Estes Park Mobility Hub (bus/trolley station) improvements at the Visitor Center, largely paid for by a $1,030,000 grant from CDOT. The 2022 Street Fund budget also includes $530,000 for the annual street overlay program and $390,000 for chip sealing, pothole patching and other repairs and maintenance of the streets.
- Trails Expansion Fund: 12.5% of 1A revenues fund construction and expansion of public trails within the Estes Valley Planning Area. The 2022 budget for the Trails Expansion Fund includes an additional $400,000 to complete Fall River Trail Phase 1A.
- 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. This funding will primarily be used to make the lease purchase payments on the financing used to replace the emergency communication radios used by the Police and Public Works departments.
View revenue data for Ballot Issue 1A in monthly Sales Tax Revenue reports starting in April 2017.