Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 28, 2016
Clerk/Auditor’s office working through a variety of subjects

They say variety is the spice of life, and in the Tooele County Clerk/Auditor’s office, we have a lot of variety.

Veterans abatements: Veterans who have applied for tax abatements in the past should have received a letter with a form from my office. We are requesting verification each year for a number of reasons: 1) Some veterans’ abatements do not roll over from one year to the next; 2) If your disability percentage changes, we will catch it the first year; 3) We have found a number of property owners receiving the abatement who do not qualify.

Sometimes the veteran moves out of the home or passes away and the new home owner receives the abatement. If you would please fill out the form you were sent — “Veteran with a Disability Property Tax Exemption Application” — and include a copy of the form the VA sent to you showing your percentage of disability, we can keep our files up to date.

There is no need to provide a “Certificate of Discharge” (DD214) unless it is your first time applying. If you are a veteran with a disability and have not filed for tax relief, please contact my office. Thank you for your service to our country!

Tourism tax grant: Applications for the Tooele County Tourism Tax Grant are being accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29. The primary purpose of the tourism tax grant program is to provide financial support for the promotion of recreation, tourism, film production, and conventions. It is also intended to provide financial support for the maintenance and operations of convention meeting rooms, exhibit halls, visitor information centers, museums, sports and recreation facilities, and other related facilities as outlined by the State of Utah and the Tooele County Board of Commissioners. For more information on the grant, please go to www.co.tooele.ut.us.

Candidate petitions: The following candidates have filled out the “Intent to Gather Signatures Form” for the following county positions in the Master Ballot Position order:

State House District #21: Douglas Sagers, Republican

State House District #68: Merrill Nelson, Republican

County Commissioner (in the Master Ballot Position order):

Brenda Faddis, Republican

Shawn Milne, Republican

Danny Marz, Republican

Gerard H. Larrivee, Jr., Unaffiliated

County Attorney: Scott A. Broadhead

Candidates who have filed for Tooele County School Board positions:

District #3: Scott Bryan, Nonpartisan

District #4: Maresa Manzione, Nonpartisan

Board openings: The county has a number of opportunities for anyone who would like to serve on a county board. They include:

Budget Advisory Board: 2 positions – open until filled

Lake Point Cemetery and Park District: 2 positions – open until filled

Rush Valley Water Conservancy District: 2 positions (representing Ophir and Stockton) – open until filled

Council on Aging: 2 positions – open until filled

Tourism Tax Advisory Board representing recreation: 1 position – open until Feb. 1.

Career Service Council: Must be “Sympathetic to Merit Principles”: 1 position – open until Feb. 12.

If you would like more information on the board functions, board members or an application, please see the following link: www.co.tooele.ut.us/boards-committees.htm.

If you have any question on these topics or anything else, my contact information is: mgillette@tooeleco.org or 435-843-3148.

Marilyn Gillette is the Tooele County Clerk/Auditor

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