(EATON, CO) – With the support of Eaton residents, the Town of Eaton now has a dedicated funding source for transportation projects. Eaton community members voted to pass Ballot Issue 2A in the 2023 November elections. According to unofficial results as of 10:10 a.m. on November 8, the ballot issue has passed with 61% of the votes. The approved measure means the Town of Eaton will begin collecting a 1% Sales and Use Tax to be used as a dedicated street fund.
The tax is estimated to produce $1,575,000 annually and will be collected starting January 2024. This tax will be used to maintain, construct, and restore streets, sidewalks, and related infrastructure such as curbs and gutters, storm drainage, ADA accessibility, roadway widening, and safety improvements.
The ballot measure was introduced following a pavement study performed by the Town of Eaton in 2022, which showed that almost 59% of Eaton’s roadways are in poor, marginal, or fair condition, with multiple roadways in Eaton needing major rehabilitation.
Eaton Mayor Scott Moser commented on the election results, “This new funding would not have been possible without a dedicated group of Eaton residents who served on the committee and recognize the importance of creating a dedicated funding source for maintaining and improving Eaton’s roadways in the future. We thank the committee for their hard work and residents for voting to approve this new funding source. We are excited for future projects that can now be funded.”
Town Administrator Wesley LaVanchy commented, “We at the Town are committed to being transparent with these funds and informing Eaton residents and community members on how funds are being used. As we begin planning out projects, residents can find more information on our website, eatonco.org.”
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