by Clayton Moore
No Means NO! – Avon City Council!
Fact is: Avon Voters said “NO” to your Tax Question on the November 2013 Ballot!
The answer is still NO! Avon Councilmembers! Stop turning Avon into Eagle County, Colorado’s #1 Tax Town!
Avon – Colorado’s #1 Tax Town?
FACT: Buying a home or condo in Avon costs you 2% (Real Estate Transfer Tax) to “buy in” and another 2% of your hard earned money – when you choose to sell your home and get out! 4% of your Avon Real Estate Investment paid to the local Government – now add to this the Real Estate Commission you pay a Realtor when you go to sell your home – and it’s easy to see why home prices in Avon – are not appreciating! Wake up folks!
FACT: Avon Property Owners just absorbed (2014) a new and additional Property Tax increase this year from the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District!
FACT: The Eagle County Fire Protection District – also passed a new Permanent Property Tax increase in Avon, on the November 2012 ballot! Ballot Question 5A.
Question: Can you TRUST your Avon City Council to make good, Taxpayer responsible decisions?
NO! Proof? The Avon lawsuit against Traer Creek has cost the Avon Taxpayer ~$3 Million in legal fees…(nothing has been resolved) and still the Lawsuit goes on today! Monday, July 21st 2014.
FACT: As a point of “lawsuit settlement” the current Avon Town Council agreed to a new increased Sales Tax – that has raised the Sales Tax you pay at the Avon Wal~Mart – now to almost 10% (9.549%)
FACT: It took “years” for the lake in Avon (actual Avon lake photo below) to be repaired to the point it could be used for Recreation again. How can a reasonable Taxpayer trust what their Avon City Council is telling them about the cost and time frame to “improve” Avon’s existing Rec Center – if you agree to their (November 2014) Tax plan?
The Good News? Yes! 4 Avon City Council seats are up for election this November 2014. Isn’t it time to vote for some real “Budget Hawks” as in reasonable FISCAL CONSERVATIVES?