This week you will receive your official Colorado Election Ballot, among the issues to be voted upon is a Foothills request (5A) for an increase in their mill levy. It is a modest increase, approximately $6 a month for a $300,000 home, but very important for our children to have well maintained (watered, fertilized and mowed) spots fields. The money raised will also be used to improve parks, playgrounds, trails and recreation centers. It has been 14 years since Foothills last received an increase in their mill levy.
The cost of water to irrigate the fields we use has increased 166% over the past ten years. In addition, the cost of fertilizer and mowing equipment cost has also risen during this period. This ballot measure will help ensure that Foothills has adequate funds to provide the needed water and maintenance that the fields continually require.