November 2, 2021 Coordinated Election
A final round of unofficial final results for the 2021 Coordinated Election has been published from the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder.
Town of Avon Ballot Issue 2C: short-term rental tax for community housing
SHALL THE TOWN OF AVON’S TAXES BE INCREASED BY ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,500,000) IN THE FIRST YEAR (2022), AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY LEVYING AN EXCISE TAX OF 2% ON THE AMOUNT CHARGED TO ANY PERSON LEASING A SHORT-TERM RENTAL UNIT, DEFINED AS LEASING ANY PROPERTY ASSESSED AS RESIDENTIAL BY THE EAGLE COUNTY ASSESSOR FOR A PERIOD LESS THAN THIRTY DAYS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING COMMUNITY HOUSING, INCLUDING THE ACQUISITION OF LAND FOR HOUSING, CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING, EXTENSION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE TO SERVE COMMUNITY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT, PURCHASE OF DEED RESTRICTIONS, DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS, PARTNERSHIPS WITH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENTITIES TO DEVELOP COMMUNITY HOUSING, AND RELATED COSTS FOR ADMINSTRATION, DESIGN, LEGAL AND CONSULTING, ALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH ORDINANCE NO. 21-11 ADOPTED BY THE AVON TOWN COUNCIL, AND SHALL THE TOWN BE PERMITTED TO COLLECT, RETAIN, AND EXPEND ALL REVENUES DERIVED FROM SUCH TAX AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE AND AN EXCEPTION TO LIMITS WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE APPLY UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?
YES 792 NO 326
Total votes: 1,118
Town of Avon Recall Election – Mayor Sarah Smith Hymes
Reasons set forth in the petition for demanding the recall of Mayor Sarah Smith Hymes:
The Avon Recall Committee believes that Avon Mayor Sarah Smith Hymes is acting contrary to Avon residents’ desires. For example, the Vail Daily reported member’s arrogance, that there is no appetite among taxpayers to use public funds to move the barn, and quoted a council member stating “I do not support sending this to the ballot, because it won’t pass” Citizen’s pressured the council to do a public survey about spending millions to move the barn. The survey revealed a whopping 891 against the move and only 104 for it. It is clear that Sarah Smith Hymes is putting her own opinion in front of those of the community.
YES 285 NO 798
Total votes: 1,083
Town of Avon Recall Election – Tamra Underwood
Reasons set forth in the petition for demanding the recall of Councilor Tamra Underwood:
The Avon Recall Committee believes that Avon Council Member Tamra Underwood is acting contrary to Avon residents’ desires. For example, the Vail Daily reported member’s arrogance, that there is no appetite among taxpayers to use public funds to move the barn, and quoted a council member stating “I do not support sending this to the ballot, because it won’t pass” Citizen’s pressured the council to do a public survey about spending millions to move the barn. The survey revealed a whopping 891 against the move and only 104 for it. It is clear that Council Member Tamra Underwood is putting her own opinion in front of those of the community.
YES 285 NO 801
Total votes: 1,086
Please follow this link below to see unofficial final results.
Election Date: November 2, 2021
Election Type: Mail Ballot
Election Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nomination petitions for the purpose of nominating a candidate to replace an officer sought to be recalled are now available at the Avon Town Clerk’s Office located at Avon Town Hall, 100 Mikaela Way, Avon, Colorado.
The deadline for filing the petitions with the Avon Town Clerk is Friday, August 27, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. Any petition deemed insufficient by the Town Clerk may be corrected and must be returned no later than Friday, September 3, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
The deadline for filing an affidavit with the Avon Town Clerk to be a write-in candidate is Wednesday, October 27, 2021 by 5:00 p.m.
The November 2, 2021 recall election is being coordinated with the Eagle County Clerk & Recorder’s Office.
Candidates for the recall election must circulate a petition to replace EITHER Sarah Smith Hymes or Tamra Underwood. Candidates may not seek to replace both members of Council.
To be eligible for election, candidates must be 18 years of age on the date of the election, a citizen of the United States, a qualified elector, and have resided within the Town of Avon for a period of at least twelve consecutive months immediately preceding the date of said election.
Campaign Sign Regulations in Avon
As campaign season launches, the Town of Avon has some reminders for candidates and ballot supporters regarding the posting of signage within Town limits. In no instances will signs be permitted on public property. This includes within and surrounding roundabouts and intersections of roads, unless the sign is fully within private property.
Additional stipulations include:
• No more than twelve (12) square feet of sign per property.
• Signs must be four (4) feet or less in height.
• Signs may not be posted for more than forty-five (45) days in duration.
The Town’s Public Works Department actively enforces the prohibition on public property. If a sign is found to be located on public property, it will be promptly removed. Signs removed from public property are brought to the Town’s Swift Gulch facility located at 500 Swift Gulch Road.
Please contact the Avon Town Clerk with any questions or if you believe your sign may have been relocated. You can refer to the Avon Municipal Code about Avon's sign regulations.