COUNTY NEWS IN A HURRY

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Property revaluations coming

Notices of Valuation for 2013 will be sent to all Jeffco property owners on May 1, 2013.  The values in the 2013 notice will reflect the value of property as of June 30, 2012, as required by state law.

“Countywide, the median value of an existing single family home increased from $246,220 in 2011 to $247,015 in 2013.

The median percentage value increase for single family homes in the county was 0.3 percent,” Jefferson County Assessor Jim Everson said.

Property owners who disagree with the values of the May 1 notice may appeal the with the assessor’s office on or before June 1.

Light rail opening

RTD’s FasTracks W Rail, the west line that runs from Union Station to the Jefferson County government complex, will officially open after a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 26.

To commemorate the opening, the county is partnering with the city of Golden and RTD to host a party for the public on Saturday, April 27.

The light rail will be free to riders all day on April 27 and the stations along the new west line will be hosting parties for the community.

The Jeffco/Golden station will have food vendors, music, family activities, a petting zoo, adoptable pets, Open Space hiking/trail information and much more from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

State representatives open house

On Saturday, April 27, state Rep. Sue Schafer (D-District 24) and Sen. Cheri Jahn (D-District 20) will participate in an open house discussion about paying for K-12 education.

The open house will be located at the Wheat Ridge City Hall, 750 West 29th Ave. Other speakers include Will Gohl, a school policy analyst, and Sara Gagliardi, Jeffco Cares Board Member.

New library board elected

The Jefferson County Public Library Board of Trustees today announced the election of new officers.

They are chair, Ray Elliott; vice chair Brian DeLaet; and secretary Julia Hill-Nichols.

New officers were elected at the March 21 meeting and will serve from March 2013 to April 2014.

Also, in April, the county commissioners confirmed the reappointment of existing trustees Brian DeLaet, Buddy Douglass, and Ray Elliott, who will continue to serve as trustees through March 2016.

Ballot security discussion

Pam Anderson, Jefferson County clerk and recorder, will address the Jefferson County League of Women Voters at its annual meeting on Tuesday, April 30, at the Lakewood Country Club, 6800 W. 10th Ave., Lakewood.

The discussion will center on the election process and ballot security. The business meeting starts at 10:30 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m.

The Clerk and Recorder’s talk is free. The lunch costs $25. To RSVP for the luncheon please contact the Jeffco LWV office at 303-238-0032 or www.lwvjeffco.org.