To all qualified electors of Castle Valley Special Service District, Utah:
Take notice that on November 5, 2019, an Election (the “Election”) will be held in the Castle Valley Special Service District, Utah (the “District”). The election will be conducted entirely with mail-in ballots. On November 5, 2019, the Emery County Clerk’s office at 75 E. Main in Castle Dale, Utah 84513 will be open and available for deposit of mail-in ballots between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the District the proposition contained in the following ballot proposition:
OFFICIAL BALLOT PROPOSITION FOR THE
CASTLE VALLEY SPECIAL SERVICE DISTRICT
NOVEMBER 5, 2019
/s/ Brenda Tuttle
Shall Castle Valley Special Service District, Utah be authorized to issue General Obligation Bonds (the “Bonds”) in an amount not to exceed $14,000,000, bearing interest, and maturing not more than 15 years from the date of issuance for the purpose of paying all or part of the cost of acquiring or improving, through purchase or construction or both, facilities for the collection and treatment of sewage; facilities used in connection with the acquisition, treatment, storage, transportation, and supply of water for domestic, industrial secondary and other purposes; drainage and storm sewer facilities, including curbs and gutters; and transportation facilities consisting of roads, sidewalks and related bridges and viaducts; together with all necessary land, rights-of-way, equipment and furnishings therefor, and including such legal, engineering, and fiscal agent expenses reasonably incurred in connection with the acquisition of such facilities in and for the District (collectively, the “Project”) and for providing moneys for the refunding, at or prior to maturity thereof, of all or part of the bonds authorized hereunder or heretofore issued and now outstanding; and
PROPERTY TAX COST FOR THE BONDS
The Bonds shall be General Obligation Bonds for which the ad valorem or real property taxes on all taxable property in the District shall be pledged as security. If the Bonds are issued as planned, an annual property tax to pay debt service on the bonds will be required over a period of 15 years in the estimated amount of $50.23 per year on a residence with a value of $120,000 and in the estimated amount of $91.32 on a business property having the same value. HOWEVER, because prior general obligation bonds have been retired, no increase in taxes is expected as the tax impact on the prior bonds and the tax impact on the proposed bonds are estimated to be the same. The foregoing information is only an estimate and is not a limit on the amount of taxes that the governing body may be required to levy in order to pay debt service on the Bonds. The Governing Body is obligated to levy taxes to the extent provided by law in order to pay the Bonds.”
For the Issuance of Bonds
Against the Issuance of Bonds
To vote in favor of the above bond issue, place a cross (x) in the square after the words “For the Issuance of Bonds”. To vote against the bond issue, place a cross (x) in the square after the words “Against the Issuance of Bonds”.
The voting at the Bond Election shall be by ballot in the form set forth above, which ballots will be furnished by the District to the election officials who, in turn, will furnish them to the qualified voters by mail-in ballots.
The Election Official shall give notice of the dates, times and location of early voting by (i) publishing a notice in one issue of the ETV News and on the website described in Section 45-1-101 of the Utah Code at least five calendar days before the date early voting begins, and (ii) posting the notice at the District Offices at least five calendar days before the date early voting begins. Information will also be available at the Utah Voter Information Website at https://vote.utah.gov/.
There will be no special registration of voters for the Election, and the official register last made or revised shall constitute the register for such election except that the County Clerk will register, as provided by law at the County Clerk’s office during regular office hours, except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, up to and including October 7, 2019, any person who is or will be eighteen years of age or older and who otherwise will be a qualified elector on the day of the Election. If registration forms are submitted in person at the office of the County Clerk between October 7 and October 21, 2019, during designated office hours, except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, by persons seeking to register to vote, the County Clerk shall accept all such registration forms if those persons, on voting day, will be legally qualified and entitled to vote in the Election and the County Clerk will inform them that they will be registered to vote in the pending election but will not be eligible to vote using early voting under Title 20A, Chapter 3, Part 6, Early Voting, Utah Code, because they registered too late. Individuals submitting registrations forms to the Clerk as late as October 29, 2019 must vote on the day of the election or by provisional ballot. Failure to register to vote at the County Clerk’s office at any time at least 7 days before the Election will result in the voter being ineligible to vote at the Election. The County Clerk will make available at its office a registration list or copy thereof listing all registered electors entitled to vote at the Election.
Any person whose qualifications to vote are challenged for cause by any one or more of the Election Officials, or by any other person prior to the deadline for filing such a challenge, shall be permitted to vote if such person (i) is shown on the registration lists as a registered voter in the District, or (ii) provides valid voter identification establishing the person’s identity and residence in the voting precinct. Election Officials shall proceed as directed by Section 20A-3-105.5 of the Utah Code.
Ballots may be obtained by any person otherwise eligible to vote at the Election by making application in the manner and time provided by law, either by mail or fax or in person at the office of the appropriate Election Officer. Further information such as where voting precincts are and where to obtain a voter information pamphlet can be requested from the County Clerk whose office is located at 75 E. Main Street, Castle Dale, Utah 84513 (fax number (435) 381-5183, phone (435) 381-3550.
NOTICE is further given that on November 19, 2019, being a day at least seven (7) days but not more than fourteen (14) days after the Election, the Board of County Commissioners for Emery County, Utah acting as the Governing Body of the District will meet, as the Board of Canvassers, at its regular meeting place at 3:00 p.m. mountain time, or as soon thereafter as feasible, to canvass and declare the results of the Election. Attendance of a simple majority of the Governing Body shall constitute a quorum for conducting the canvass. If all of the election returns have not been received by November 19, 2019, the Board of Canvassers shall postpone the canvass from day to day, Sunday and legal holidays excepted, until all of the election returns are received or the Board of Canvassers has postponed the canvass seven times.
Pursuant to applicable provisions of State law, the period allowed for any contest of the Election shall end forty (40) days after November 19, 2019 (the date on which the results of the election are to be canvassed and declared). No such contest shall be maintained unless a complaint meeting the requirements of applicable law is filed in the District Court of Emery County within the prescribed forty-day period.
GIVEN by order of the Board of County Commissioners of the Emery County, Utah acting as the Governing Body of the Castle Valley Special Service District, Utah this August 20, 2019.
/s/ Lynn Sitterud
Chair of the Board of County Commissioners
Acting as the Chair of the Governing Body of the
Castle Valley Special Service District
/s/ Brenda Tuttle
To be published on October 9, 16, and 23, 2019, in the ETV News.
Voter Information Pamphlet to be mailed to every household containing a registered voter who is eligible to vote on the Bonds at least fifteen (15) days but not more than forty-five (45) days before the Election.