The Ridgway Sun: Feb. 9-15, 2005
At a workshop meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28, Ridgway Town Council decided to give voters an opportunity to invest in town’s infrastructure.
After a thoughtful and lively debate, council directed town staff to craft a ballot question for the April 5 election. The question will ask whether to raise sales taxes within town by 0.6%, revenues from which would be used to begin a capital improvements fund, with road, sidewalk and storm water improvements within the Historic Business District being slated as a top priority.
Town attorney John Kappa will have the language of the question together by the next council meeting Wednesday, Feb. 9. Town manager Greg Clifton stated that opportunities for grant money will certainly be pursued to match the increased revenues, as was the case with South Lena Street and other town projects.
--by Robb Magley, staff writer