Metro District Dec. 1 Board Meeting Summary
The Metropolitan District Board met on Tuesday, Dec. 1 for its regular board meeting. The following is a summary of that meeting:
- The public hearing was continued and subsequently closed on the 2021 proposed budget. District Manager Wieland presented updates on the recent COVID restrictions, which impacted the 2021 budget by approximately $90,000. District Manager Wieland also provided property tax modeling for years 2022 to 2025 showing an estimated 10 percent increase in valuation years with a 1 percent increase in non-valuation years. The effect produces higher than anticipated property tax revenues; however, funding for ongoing infrastructure and capital projects is not consistent or sustainable. Additional work and conversation is necessary to develop policy direction. A resolution was passed for the 2021 budget and 2021 fee schedule.
- Staff presented an updated Employee Handbook that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2021. A motion was passed later in the agenda approving the revised document.
- The Board approved a letter of engagement with Schilling & Associates for the 2020 audit process.
- Staff presented an option for a new payroll provider. Currently, the District is using two different providers to accomplish timekeeping and payroll processes. Paylocity provides the components necessary for District options and has offered three months free and free W2 services. The Board approved a motion to migrate providers.
- Staff met with Jefferson County planning and North American Development Group regarding the District’s options to request inclusion of new developments within Master Association boundaries but not District boundaries. Staff provided an update to the Board, and the Board discussed possible next steps.
- The Board discussed committee assignments now that the Board has been in place for six months. A revised slate of assignments was approved including the previously unfilled position with the Community Planning Committee.