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Plateau Valley 50 School Board

2017 Election

On November 7th, 2017, there are 3 seats up for vote (Districts B, D, and E). Districts B and E have one candidate unopposed in each. District D has two candidates. No incumbents are running.

There are two ballot measures specific to this district.

Sample Ballot here.


No TRACER Listings for any candidate. Called out in local media for not filing; still not filed. Yet on the ballot.

(i) = incumbent
Seat Name Party Endorsements/Info Contact
District B Dane Hilgenfeld Republican
District D Kori Satterfield Unaffiliated
District D Shana Appelhanz Unaffiliated
District E Monte Hawkins Republican
District E Kristin Melnikoff Republican

Campaign Finance

Ballot Measures

Ballot Issue 3A - Mill Levy Override

Shall Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 taxes be increased $6.5 million annually (the maxi- mum amount which may be collected in any fiscal year), beginning in 2017 for collection of taxes commencing on January 1, 2018, and annually thereafter through and including December 31, 2027, by an additional property tax mill levy in excess of the levy authorized for the district's general fund, without limitation as to rate, pursuant to and in accordance with section 22-54-108, C.R.S., such additional revenues to be deposited in the general fund and used for the following educational purposes:

  • Adding five more instructional days to the school calendar;
  • Acquiring student instructional resources and implementing staff training;
  • Providing up-to-date technology resources; and
  • Providing ongoing maintenance of and improvements to district facilities and grounds;

And shall the district be authorized to collect, retain and spend all revenues from such taxes and the earnings from the investment of such revenues as a voter approved revenue change and an exception to the limits which would otherwise apply under Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution?

  • Yes/For
  • No/Against

Arguments For

Arguments Against

Ballot Issue 3B - General Obligation Bonds

Shall Mesa County Valley School District No. 51 debt be increased $118.5 million with a repayment cost of up to $219 million, and shall district taxes be increased up to $13.5 million annually to pay such debt, with the proceeds to be used for the purpose of providing capital assets for district purposes, which may include but are not limited to:

  • Replacing Orchard Mesa Middle School (constructed in 1960) with a new facility on the same site;
  • Repairing, renovating, or making additions to school buildings, including upgrades to heat and air conditioning systems and plumbing to provide for the health and safety of students and teachers;
  • Acquiring, purchasing, equipping or furnishing school buildings, including school safety and security equipment, technology and internet or net- work equipment; and
  • Adding gymnasiums to dual immersion Academy Elementary School and Palisade High School;

And shall the mill levy be increased in any year without limitation as to rate but only in an amount sufficient to pay the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on such debt or any refunding debt (or to create a reserve for such payment); provided that such tax increase shall not produce revenue that will exceed the maximum annual amount stated above; such debt to be evidenced by the issuance of general obligation bonds or to provide district matching money for any grant awarded by the state under the building excellent schools today program; such debt to be sold in one series or more, for a price above or below the principal amount of such series, on terms and conditions and with such maturities as permitted by law, including provisions for redemption of the bonds prior to maturity with or without payment of the premium of not to exceed one percent; and shall such tax revenues and the earnings from the investment of such bond proceeds and tax revenues be collected, retained and spent as a voter approved revenue change under Article X, Section 20 of the Colorado Constitution or any other law?

  • Yes/For
  • No/Against

Arguments For

Arguments Against