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Eagle-Vail examines property tax election

Matt Terrell
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE-VAIL” Residents might be voting on a property taxes this November.

The Eagle-Vail Metropolitan District, which is in charge of operating the recreation facilities in Eagle-Vail, is considering asking voters to keep the mill levy, or property tax rate, at its current rate.

The taxes are used to operate things like the golf course and swimming pool in Eagle-Vail. With assessed property values increasing this year, the metro district will bring in more tax revenue, and a tax rate increase wouldn’t be necessary, operations manager Kim Ahmad said.

“Asking for a mill levy increase is probably not the way to go and it wouldn’t pass,” Ahmad said. “It would be a hardship on the people of Eagle-Vail.”

The metro district will be seeking input and support from the Eagle-Vail Property Owner’s Association on the issue before it goes to voters. The metro district is not allowed to promote or campaign for issues, and it would be up to the property owner’s association to get the word out, Ahmad said.

“Nothing is set in stone yet,” Ahmad said. “There could be some give and take on the ballot question before it’s finished.”

The metro district will discuss the mill levy at the next property association owner’s meeting, which is at 5 p.m. Monday at the Eagle-Vail Pavilion.

Staff writer Matt Terrell can be reached at 748-2955 or mterrell@vaildaily.com.

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