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Unofficial April 3, 2018 Municipal Election Results

Town of Lyons

The Town of Lyons held a municipal election on April 3, 2018, for the offices of the mayor and six trustee seats, along with four policy issues. 

The State Election Law requires the Town to send ballots to registered overseas voters per the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). The law allows ballots from UOCAVA voters to be postmarked on Election Day and be received by the eighth day after the election to be counted. In addition, a new 2018 mandate requires mail ballot signatures to be verified by the election judges. Any ballots the judges are unable to verify must be cured within eight days after the election to be counted. The final official election results will be available April 12, 2018

The newly elected officials will be sworn in at the Board of Trustees meeting scheduled for April 16 at 7 p.m., in the Shirley F. Johnson Council Chamber at Lyons Town Hall, 432 5th Ave.

The unofficial results of the April 3, 2018 Town of Lyons Municipal Election are listed here:

Candidate for the office of Mayor
Connie Sullivan, 497

Candidate for the offices of Trustee are:

Mike Karavas, 386
Juli Waugh, 434
Jocelyn Farrell, 437
Wendy Miller, 384
Mark Browning, 472
Barney Dreistadt, 446
Gary McCrumb, 368

BALLOT QUESTION # 1 A 
SHALL TOWN OF LYONS TAXES BE INCREASED BY $ $74,784.00 ANNUALLY (FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR INCREASE) AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER THROUGH THE ADOPTION OF A TOWN OCCUPATION TAX ON THE SHORT-TERM RENTAL (LESS THAN 30 CONSECUTIVE DAYS) OF ANY HOTEL ROOM, MOTEL ROOM, LODGING ROOM, MOTOR HOTEL ROOM, GUEST HOUSE ROOM, BED AND BREAKFAST ROOM, ELIGIBLE CAMPSITE, OR OTHER SIMILAR ACCOMMODATION LOCATED IN THE TOWN IN THE AMOUNT OF TWO DOLLARS ($2.00) PER DAY EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019, AND SHALL ALL REVENUES DERIVED FROM SUCH OCCUPATION TAX BE COLLECTED AND SPENT ON ANY LAWFUL MUNICIPAL PURPOSE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE COST OF ACCOUNTING FOR THE IMPACTS OF SHORT-TERM VISITORS TO THE TOWN, WITH SUCH REVENUES TO BE COLLECTED AND SPENT AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE NOTWITHSTANDING ANY REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?

YES 496  NO 177

BALLOT QUESTION # 1B
SHALL THE TOWN OF LYONS, WITHOUT INCREASING TAXES BY THIS MEASURE, AND TO RESTORE LOCAL AUTHORITY THAT WAS DENIED TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS BY THE COLORADO GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND FOSTER A MORE COMPETITIVE MARKETPLACE, BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET, INCLUDING IMPROVED HIGH BANDWIDTH SERVICES BASED ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES, TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES, AND/OR CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES TO RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, NON-PROFIT ENTITIES AND OTHER USERS OF SUCH SERVICES EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY WITH PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERS, AS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED BY ARTICLE 27, TITLE 29 OF THE COLORADO REVISED STATUTES?

YES 526  NO 139

BALLOT QUESTION #1C
SHALL THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CONSECUTIVE TWO-YEAR TERMS OF OFFICE THAT THE MAYOR IS AUTHORIZED TO SERVE AS MAYOR BE INCREASED FROM THREE (3) TO FOUR (4), PURSUANT TO THE RIGHT GRANTED TO VOTERS OF THE TOWN IN ARTICLE XVIII, SECTION 11 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION TO LENGTHEN, SHORTEN, OR ELIMINATE THE LIMITATIONS ON TERMS OF OFFICE IMPOSED BY SUCH SECTION?

YES 347  NO 326

BALLOT QUESTION # 1D
SHALL THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CONSECUTIVE TWO-YEAR TERMS OF OFFICE THAT A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IS AUTHORIZED TO SERVE AS A TRUSTEE BE INCREASED FROM THREE (3) TO FOUR (4), PURSUANT TO THE RIGHT GRANTED TO VOTERS OF THE TOWN IN ARTICLE XVIII, SECTION 11 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION TO LENGTHEN, SHORTEN, OR ELIMINATE THE LIMITATIONS ON TERMS OF OFFICE IMPOSED BY SUCH SECTION?

YES 329  NO 345


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