Voters reject school tax overrides, dissolve Fraser Sanitation District
November 3, 2009
Grand County voters rejected two school tax override ballot issues Tuesday, while Hot Sulphur Springs voters tentatively approved two tax increases and citizens dissolved the Fraser Sanitation District at the polls.
County Clerk and Recorder Sara Rosene emphasized that the results are preliminary and 28 ballots countywide remain in limbo as some were not signed and election judges were unsure about the signatures on others.
Some of the races were close enough that the outstanding ballots could alter the outcome, Rosene said. Those votes should be counted by Nov. 12 after the voters who cast the ballots are contacted and election judges have a chance to examine the ballots in more detail.
Out of more than 9,000 ballots sent out, 3,784 were returned in the preliminary count, she said.
Unofficial results from the election were as follows:
FRASER SANITATION DISTRICT
Yes (to dissolve): 140
No (to retain): 97
EAST GRAND SCHOOL DISTRICT
Question 3B (technology tax override)
Tom Sifers: 1,726
Gale Delphia: 1,642
Barbara Ahrens: 1,585
WEST GRAND SCHOOL DISTRICT
Referred question 3A (tax override)
School board four-year terms (top four finishers elected)
Susan Ritschard: 605
Christina Whitmer: 485
Audrey Gasvoda: 398
Timothy Thompson: 529
Brendan Gale: 585
School board two-year term
David Skinner: 284
Brett Davidson: 401
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS
Measure 2A (Additional 3 mills tax )
Measure 2B (Keep excess revenues from existing mill levy)