One Jefferson County neighborhood may have approved a permanent tax to pay for road maintenance and improvement, but the race was too close to call late Tuesday night.

The measure in Tuesday’s election would form the Canyon View Special Road District by implementing a permanent tax of $1.50 per $1,000 of the assessed property value. The tax would go into effect for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

The measure appeared to be passing by a slim margin Tuesday night after initial ballot results.

In the first year, the road district tax revenue for the neighborhood of 93 homeowners is estimated at $28,473.

The Jefferson County Commission would appoint a three-person board for the district.

The road district would include most of the Canyon View Subdivision, according to election documents. Properties on SE Rodeo Lane, SE Nugget Lane, SE Bitterbrush Drive, SE Zapata Place, SE Laredo Place, SE Pecos Drive, SE Dry Gulch Lane and a portion of SE Sagebrush Lane are included within the boundaries of the proposed road district.

The rate would not fluctuate with the real estate market.

— Reporter: 541-617-7829, acolosky@bendbulletin.com

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