Friday, January 5, 2018

This Week in Pics

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year. Be on the lookout for many exciting things to come in 2018.

Mesa County Criminal Justice Services Director Dennis Berry shakes hands with Criminal Justice Officer Shawn McNamara as he presents him with recognition for earning Employee of the 4th Quarter. Congratulations, Officer McNamara!  
Mesa County Road and Bridge Crews plow snowy roads for motorists on Glade Park. Learn more about Mesa County's snowplow program, visit

Mesa County Assessor Ken Brownlee talks to KKCO News Channel 11 Reporter Stephanie Bennett regarding the assessment of property taxes and what taxpayers should expect to see this year.

Mesa County Assessor Ken Brownlee explains that property tax is derived by multiplying the assessed value times the mill levy. In November 2017, passed by the vote of the people, School District 51's ballot initiatives and Clifton Fire district mill levy increase (for Clifton area residents) resulted in a mill levy increase, which will be on average a 12 percent tax increase for the tax year 2017 due in 2018.

Mesa County Treasurer Janice Rich tells KKCO News Channel 11 Reporter Stephanie Bennett that the 2017 Property Tax Roll (due in 2018) has been certified. Property Tax Statements may be in the mail stream in the next few weeks, she invites taxpayers to utilize the website, and review property taxes owing. “It is very easy to click on Pay/View Property Taxes. From that point, follow the directions to see taxes owing for 2017, payable in 2018. You are welcome to call our office for property tax information,” Rich said.
Mesa County Treasurer Janice Rich reminds residents to throw those Denver envelopes away, and use the new envelopes included with the Property Tax Statement – the new envelopes have a Grand Junction address. No more mailing your property tax payments to Denver!
Last week, Motor Vehicle Customer Service Specialists Greg, Matt and Don helped spread holiday cheer at the Motor Vehicle office.

The Mesa County Organic Materials Composting Facility, 3071 Highway 50, offers an easy, free way to dispose of  (real/natural) trees after the holidays. Don't forget to remove lights, tinsel, ornaments and the stand from the tree before dropping it off. Flocked or artificial trees are not eligible and are not accepted.

Customers drop off and unload yard waste and a Christmas tree at the Mesa County Organic Materials Composting Facility, 3071 Highway 50. Trees and yard waste are processed for compost production on-site. For more information, please call (970) 263-9319.

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