Metropolitan District Jan. 28 Board Meeting Summary

The Metropolitan District held its regular Board meeting on Jan. 28. The following is a brief summary of that meeting:

  • Staff presented a cost recovery philosophy illustration for discussion. Cost recovery, simply stated, is the charging of fees to offset expenses. Board input on this philosophy will help set the stage for staff to be able to better serve the community and maximize resources. Staff will develop recommendations for where program areas should be placed within the pyramid and present to the Board at their February meeting.
  • The Board discussed administration of the Veteran’s Monument buy a brick program.
  • A full set of fiscal policies was presented to the Board after their request for such policies in 2019. These policies include expenditure controls, accountability, purchasing card use, surplus property, prevention of fraud, investments, and more. Much of the work was updating the policies to be more consistent with best practices and auditor recommendations.
  • A revised fees and charges document was presented to the Board to correct several small administrative errors that were part of the previous document. The resolution was approved.
  • A 2020 election update was provided to the Board. There are three open seats for this year’s election. Self-nomination forms are due February 28 and ballots will be certified by March 6. The election is May 5. A resolution was approved calling for the mail ballot election.
  • A resolution was approved with the 2020 meeting schedule including a change to March to account for Spring Break. Also, the resolution included a provision to allow for electronic posting of agendas.
  • The Board approved a request from Ken-Caryl Little League to renovate the Ranch House infield. The project will cost approximately $5,300 and will be split between the District and the Little League.
  • The Board supported an easement request from Jefferson County for approximately 4,000 square feet of District property adjacent to the South Valley Park Parking Lot off of Deer Creek Canyon Road. Once reviewed by Jefferson County, the formal request will come back to the Board for approval in February.
  • The Board discussed the color of the concrete for the South Valley Parkway hard surface trail. A vote will occur in February to determine if it will be traditional grey or buff colored to match Master Association open space projects.

The Board’s next meeting will be February 25 at 6 p.m. at the Ranch House.


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