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Weld County Referred Ballot Question 1A

A Proposal to Repeal Article XIII in its Entirety and Sections14-7(2)(b), 16-10(11)and 16-10(12)of the Weld County Home Rule Charter,and to Repeal and Reenact Sections 3-8(4)(p), 3-9(1),3-15(1), 6-1, 6-3, 6-5(4),6-6(1),and 14-7(2)(a)of the Weld County HomeRule Charter, to Eliminate the Weld County Council and All References Thereto. Shall ArticleXIII in its entirety and Sections 14-7(2)(b), 16-10(11),and 16-10(12) of the Weld County Home Rule Charter be repealed, and Sections 3-8(4)(p),3-9(1), 3-15(1), 6-1, 6-3, 6-5(4), 6-6(1), and 14-7(2)(a) of the Weld County Home Rule Charter be repealed and reenacted, to eliminate the Weld County Council and all references thereto, thus reading as follows?Section 3-8. - Powers and Duties. (4) Without limiting the generality of the foregoing or diminishing the total authority and responsibility of the Boardas herein provided, the powers and duties of the Board shall include duties and powers to:(p) Provide for reimbursement of actual expenses of food, travel, and lodging necessary for performance of the duties of a County Commissioner, county officer, county employee, or memberof an appointed board or commission. Section 3-9. - Compensation.(1) Compensation of members of the Board shall be fixed by the laws of the State of Colorado. Section3-15. - Vacancies. (1) A vacancy in the office of County Commissioner shall be filled in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado. Section 6-1. - Elective Officers. The Elective Officers of the County of Weld, Colorado, shall be five County Commissioners; one County Clerk;one County Sheriff; one County Coroner; one County Treasurer; and one County Assessor. The salary or compensation, term of office and qualifications of such officers shall be as provided in this Charter. Not withstanding the foregoing or any other provision of this Charter to the contrary,effective January 1, 2003, the Coroner shall be appointed and the office operated in accordance with the terms of Article IV §4.1(4) of this Charter. Such appointment shall be subject to the rules established in the personnel system described in Article IV §4-2B(2) of this Charter. Notwithstanding the foregoing or any other provision of this Charter to the contrary, effective January 1,2003, the Treasurer shall be appointed and the office operated in accordance with the terms of ArticleIV §4.1(4) of this Charter. Such appointment shall be subject to the rules established in the personnel system described in Article IV §4-2B(2)of this Charter. Section-3.10 - Vacancy. Vacancies in elective offices, except County Commissioners, shall be filled by the Board as provided by this Charter. Section 6-5. - Qualifications. (4) Each county office shall be the primary employment of the officer during the term for which he is elected or appointed.Section 6-6. - Compensation. (1) Compensation of all elected officers shall be fixed by the laws of the State of Colorado. ARTICLE XIII - COUNTYCOUNCIL.– Repealed in its entirety.Section14-7. - Limitation on Annual Tax Levy. (2) Increased levy; procedure. (a) If the Board be of the opinion, the amount of tax limited by the preceding Section will be insufficient for the County needs for the current year, it may submit the question of an increased levy to the qualified electors of the County at a general or special election calledfor that purpose. However, no such excess levy shall be granted which will allow a greater revenue than would be produced by applying the previous year mill levy to the current year's assessed valuation.(b) Repealed. Section16-10.- Definitions. Unlessthe context otherwise requires, the words or phrases defined herein shall be given the meaning set forth in this Section. (11) Council– Repealed. (12) Councilman– Repealed.
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