Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m.
Location: American Fork Hospital
Notice of Special Bond Election
American Fork City, Utah
Public Notice Is Hereby Given that a special bond election will be held in American Fork City, Utah (the “City”), on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at which special election there shall be submitted to the qualified, registered voters residing within the City the following question:
OFFICIAL BALLOT FOR
American Fork City, Utah
SPECIAL BOND ELECTION
November 5, 2019
/s/ Terilyn Lurker
City Recorder, American Fork City, Utah
American Fork Fire Station Bond
Shall American Fork City, Utah be authorized to issue General Obligation Bonds in a principal amount not to exceed $8,500,000 and to mature in no more than 21 years from the date or dates of issuance of such bonds for the purpose of paying all or a portion of the costs of purchasing real property, acquiring, constructing, and equipping a new fire station ("Station") and related improvements?
If the Bonds are issued as planned, without regard to the taxes currently levied for outstanding bonds that will reduce over time, an annual property tax to pay debt service on the proposed bonds will be required over a period of 21 years in the estimated amount of $38.94 per year on a $300,000 primary residence and in the estimated amount of $70.80 per year on a business having the same value.
The City has other outstanding bonds for which a tax decrease would occur upon the retirement of such bonds, which may not occur if the proposed bonds are issued.
The foregoing information is only an estimate and is not a limit on the amount of taxes that the City may be required to levy to pay debt service on the bonds. The City is obligated to levy taxes to the extent provided by law in order to pay the bonds.
To vote in favor of the above bond issue, select the box immediately adjacent to the words “FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS.” To vote against the bond issue, select the box immediately adjacent to the words “AGAINST THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS.”
For the Issuance of Bonds
Against the Issuance of Bonds
The bond election will be administered entirely by absentee ballot. Voters are not required to apply for an absentee ballot for the election. The election officer will mail to each registered voter within the City an absentee ballot and a postage paid business reply envelope. For a voter that registers to vote after the absentee ballots have been mailed, the County Clerk will either give the voter an absentee ballot and envelope to vote in the County Clerk’s office or mail an absentee ballot, postage paid, to the voter. If a voter fails to follow the instructions included with the absentee ballot, the voter will be unable to vote in the election.
There is no special registration of voters for the special election; the official register of voters last made or revised shall constitute the register for the special election, except that all persons who reside within the City and are registered to vote in the regular general election held on that day shall be permitted to vote in the special election. The County Clerk will make electronic registration lists available at each of the above-described polling places for use by registered voters entitled to use such voting place.
For information on registering to vote, voters may contact the office of the (a) the office of the Utah County Clerk at 100 East Center Street, Room 3600, Provo, Utah 84606, telephone: (801) 851-8109 or visit the Utah County Clerk’s website at http://www.utahcounty.gov/Dept/ClerkAud/Elections/index.html, or (b) Utah Lieutenant Governor, State Capitol, 350 N. State Street, Suite 220, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114, (801) 538-1041 or visit the Lieutenant Governor’s website at http://elections.utah.gov.
Pursuant to applicable provisions of Sections 11-14-208 and 20A-4-403 of the Utah Code, the period allowed for any contest of the special election shall end 40 days after the date on which the results of the election are to be canvassed and the results thereof declared.
In Witness Whereof, American Fork City, Utah has caused this notice to be given.
Dated: October 2, 2019.
American Fork City, Utah
2019 Notice of Election
The City of American Fork will hold a non-partisan municipal election this year to elect three (3) council members to serve a term of four (4) years each. The Primary Election (if needed) will be held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, and the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.
Individuals seeking to become a candidate for municipal office shall file a Declaration of Candidacy or Nomination Petition in person with the City Recorder at 51 East Main, American Fork, Utah, during business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning June 3, 2019 and ending at 5 p.m. on June 7, 2019. (UCA §20A-9-203, UCA §10-3-301)
Please contact the Recorder’s office at 801-763-3000 for more information.
Dated this 22 day of April, 2019.
Terilyn Lurker, City Recorder
An individual seeking to become a candidate shall file a declaration of candidacy in person with the City Recorder (51 East Main Street) during business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from June 3, 2019, through 5:00 p.m. on June 7, 2019. (UCA §20A-9-203, UCA §10-3-301)
Anyone interested in filing for one of these office must:
- Be a U.S. citizen at the time of filing
- Be 18 years of age
- Be a registered voter of American Fork City
- Be a resident of American Fork City, or a recently annexed area, for the 12 consecutive months immediately before the date of election.
- In accordance with Utah Constitution, Article IV, Section 6, a mentally incompetent individual, an individual convicted of a felony, or an individual convicted of treason or a crime against the elective franchise may not hold office in this state until the right to vote or hold elective office is restored under Section 20A-2-101.3 or 20A-2-101.5.
This year’s election will be conducted by the Utah County Elections office using Vote-by-Mail. All registered voters will receive a ballot in the mail with instructions on how to return the ballot. Ballots must be mailed to registered voters no sooner than 21 days and no later than 14 days prior to the election – so watch for your ballot! You can expect to see your ballots approximately 21 days before the election. If you do not receive a ballot you will need to contact the Utah County Elections office (801-851-8128).
When you receive your ballot, you may return your ballot by one of the following ways:
- Mail your ballot (remember it MUST be postmarked no later than the day before the election!).
- Drop off your ballot at any voter service center in the county on the day of election.
- Drop off your ballot at the City Administration building (51 E. Main) prior to the day of election.
Since all ballots will be mailed out to each registered voter, it is important to make sure your voter registration is current. If you have changed your name or address (even if you have moved from one home to another within the city) you need to re-register. Please visit www.vote.utah.gov to register to vote (if you have a current Utah Driver License or State ID Card) or to update your voter registration.
You may also register to vote by filling out a registration form and mailing it to the Utah County Clerk’s office. The forms are available on the County’s webpage or at their office (100 E. Center Street, Provo) or on the City’s website or at the city offices (51 E. Main Street).
The deadline for submitting a registration form via the mail is 30 days prior to the election or 7 days if you take the form to the County Elections office.
Voter Registration is handled through the Utah County Elections office. Please call 801-851-8128 with voter registration questions.
With Utah County conducting the Vote by Mail election, early voting will only take place at the Utah County Elections Office. If you have any questions, please call their office at 801-851-8128.
If you have any questions, please call the City Recorder’s office at 801-763-3000.