Dec. 4 Joint Study Session Meeting Summary
The Ken-Caryl Ranch Master Association and Metropolitan District Boards held a Joint Study Session on Dec. 4 and discussed the following items:
- Jim Antes spoke to the Boards about the Ken-Caryl Ranch Historical Society Hall of Fame. Don Ebner, Dolores Ebner, and Marty Burdick are the first residents to be nominated, particularly for their work in restoring the Bradford-Perley House.
- Cathy Packard thanked Pat Malloy for the Parks Department’s work along Club Drive and in Heirloom Park.
- The Boards presented an overview of the 2019 Master Association budget and the 2019 Metropolitan District proposed budget. The Master Association raised dues by $1 per month. The Metropolitan District will be adopting their budget later in the evening and it will include several budget cuts due to the failure of the mill levy.
- The Boards discussed the future role of the Community Planning Committee. The Boards would like the CPC to update the Community Plan and to gather feedback from the community through focus groups. The CPC may also want to look at communications and use of social media in the community. The Boards want the CPC to be involved at a higher level and look at issues in the surrounding area that may affect the community.
- The new Westerly Apartments in the Jefferson Corporate Center south of C-470 will open in the spring. The apartments are not on Ken-Caryl Ranch, but they are adjacent to the South Hogback public open space owned by the Metropolitan District. Staff discussed a biological study to identify the location of rare plants in this area. The Metropolitan District budgeted $15,000 from Conservation Trust Fund money to fund the biological study. Bruce Heise expressed his support for the biological study.
- Melissa Daruna gave an update on the Gallagher Amendment. She said Governor Hickenlooper submitted a request to the Colorado Supreme Court to look into the conflicts between the Gallagher Amendment and the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. The Supreme Court denied the request.
- Master Association Executive Director Chris Pacetti announced he will reduce his schedule in 2019 and retire at the end of 2019.