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A vote for change

Dear Editor:My name is Marian Clayton; I am a candidate for the Garfield County Clerk and Recorder, and have a mission and a vision to update the Clerk’s office. This is my second letter in a series of six where I outline and briefly explain the components of the office and how I plan to update the department.Today, the topic is: Administrative Official/Agent for the Department of Revenue.The Clerk is designated by the Colorado Department of Revenue to collect ownership taxes, title and license fees for all motor vehicles. The Clerk collects sales tax for state, municipalities, Garfield county and where relevant the RFTA transportation tax.In line with my commitment to excellent customer service and convenience, as soon as the new Rifle Court/Police Facility is completed in 2007 there will be space available to expand our services and potentially offer driver’s license renewals at our Rifle Annex.With the oil and gas workers coming into our area, the County has an opportunity to enforce out of state residents to comply with registering their vehicles in Colorado. This can be a dual registration for temporary workers and is not considered double taxation. Additionally, a significant issue involves contractors paying the Special Mobile Machinery (SMM) taxes on their equipment. My plan is to have a designated enforcement official in the field to monitor this activity. This is not an enlargement of county government, rather an enforcement issue.A Vote for Marian Clayton is a Vote for Confidence in Change.Marian Clayton for Clerk.Marian ClaytonNew Castle