Montrose City Council members heard from citizens on the proposed recreation center. Future council member for district 2, Rex Swanson voiced his opinion in support of Measure B. Council member Kathy Ellis read a 12 minute statement about misinformation and her support of Measure B and county benefits.
Kathy Ellis said she voted against the recreation center the first time around. Montrose voters will vote yes or no April 1 on whether to raise sales tax from 7.65% to 7.95% to help fund the proposed recreation center.
Listen to Kathy Ellis
From The Watch
Councilor Kathy Ellis, who proclaimed herself the “most conservative” of all council members said the passage of Measure B will “put people back to work,” increase property values and become a permanent economic driver for both the city and Montrose County. “This is the first time and last time I will ever vote for a tax increase,” Ellis said. “This resolution, urges the voters of the City of Montrose to vote yes,” said councilor Bob Nicholson.
From The Montrose Press
Councilor Kathy Ellis gave perhaps the strongest remarks by reading a prepared statement, which she said had kept her up all night Monday. As the council’s most conservative member, she said, she felt she owed an explanation for supporting a tax increase. The plan, including its financing and 0.3 percent sales tax, was better than the plan presented previously in measure “A” and warranted support, she explained.