Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

July 11, 2013
When ballots were marked with an ‘X’

The South Rim Special Service District held its special election on June 25. Out of 198 registered voters, 72 ballots were cast (36%), 56 in favor and 15 against (one did not count).

It was fun to go back in time and see how simple things were when the ballot was marked with an “X” and the votes were counted by hand. Quick and easy, in a small election. I can’t fathom what it would be like in a big election.

Previously I had mentioned that Grantsville City and the North Tooele County Fire District (NTCFD) would be holding primary elections on August 13. Grantsville City is still having an election; the candidate bios will be on the Clerk’s website next week. NTCFD has decided to have all of its candidates on the general election ballot which is allowed by state code. What a smart way to save over $5,000 of taxpayer money.

The Tooele County Commission has set two more Town Hall meetings to inform citizens of the county’s financial situation and the need for the proposed tax increase. A meeting will be held Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. at the Stockton Miners Cafe (47 N. Conner Ave., Stockton) and the last meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Tooele High School Auditorium (301 W. Vine behind the high school). Just as an FYI: The proposed tax increase has been reduced from 82% to 66.4%, which reduces the cost of a $150,000 home to $73 per year or $6.08 per month.

The County Commission meeting minutes and agenda’s have been on the county and state “Public Notice Website” for quite some time. You may now listen to the audio recording of each meeting. The recording may be accessed by going to Select County, Tooele County, County Commission Meeting. Pick the meeting you want to listen to and “enjoy.”

All county business and beer licenses are now past due, which means a late penalty will also be charged. If you haven’t paid yours yet, get it paid ASAP so the penalty isn’t doubled!


Marilyn K. Gillette, Tooele County Clerk

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