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Triview Newsletter – April 2021

Triview Snow Plows

 

The March 14 snowstorm lived up to expectations with some 27” falling in the district. A huge thanks to our team for their work removing the snow and to our residents for keeping cars off the roads. We had a couple of residents who emailed us to thank our plow drivers, and we wanted to acknowledge their efforts publicly.

“I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to the driver who was plowing our roads from the big snowstorm last weekend. My son is 2 years old and is obsessed with snowplows, excavators, loaders, bulldozers, etc. We say hi to the garbage men every Monday and absolutely live for snowstorms so we can go out and shovel and watch all the snowplows and tow trucks drive by. Thank you for the kindness of your driver for keeping our streets clear and safe to drive on, as well as making my kiddo’s day!”

“A HUGE shout out to all of the crews continuing to dig out the neighborhoods. I’ve seen them working up and down Jackson Creek Parkway, Lyons Tail and in and out of neighborhoods as I take my kiddos to and from school and sports. This morning I was chipping away at a 15’ long stretch of iced over snow on our sidewalk that was about 3’ tall when a loader operator came by and gave me a helping hand, or scoop! I was out there for about 20 minutes making very little headway. He came over and in two scoops, leveled off enough ice pack and saved me at least another hour of chipping away! Thank you again for all you and the crews do for our community!”

Final Overlay for District Targeted for May

As you know, the district has undertaken significant road repairs over the past few years, and that is expected to come to an end early this summer. The final stretch of roadway in the district that is targeted for asphalt overlay will be a one-mile stretch of Leather Chaps Drive from Bear Creek Elementary to Jackson Creek Parkway. We evaluated competitive bids and awarded the $357,291 project to Martin Marietta. We expect to begin this year’s overlay on May 3rd (weather permitting); it should be completed by the end of the month. While the overlay projects can be an inconvenience to anyone driving, riding or living near the area, they are a long-term investment in the district’s roads and will help them last 15 to 20 years before additional repairs are needed. 

Watering Restrictions Begin May 1

While the district has had 30% more snowfall than average this year (130” compared to our average of 100”), we remain committed to water conservation and want to remind our residents that watering restrictions will begin May 1 and continue through Sept. 30. Following are the guidelines:  

  • Watering is allowed only between 6 p.m. and 9 a.m. on your authorized days.
  • Odd-numbered addresses – Watering is allowed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Even-numbered addresses – Watering is allowed on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
  • No watering is allowed on Sundays.

Schedule Installation of Your New Meter

Last summer was hot and dry, and water usage was considerably higher than previous summers. One of the best ways to monitor your household water usage is by upgrading to a new smart meter, which is completely free to our residents. So far, nearly 600 new meters have been installed in homes, and we hope to install another 600 this year. Letters are being sent to homeowners in specific neighborhoods to schedule their free water meter replacement.

Following is what you need to know about the water meter change:

  • Trained district staff will replace the meter, and it typically takes less than one hour.
  • Homeowners will need to be present because the water meters are located in basements.

To schedule an appointment, call 719-488-6868 or email us at info@triviewmetro.com.

Smart Meter change schedule

Screenshot of Triview websiteTriview Launches New Website

The district has launched a new website that makes it easier for residents and other visitors to find information they need about the district. We welcome any questions or feedback you may have. And if you know anyone who is looking for a full-time or summer job, we have several openings in the district for people who enjoy working outside and with their hands. Check out “Employment” under the “More Info” heading.

District Reduces Mill Levy = Savings for Homeowners

When the Triview Metro District was formed in the mid 1980s, it issued bonds to pay for the initial construction of all the district’s infrastructure such as roads, water and sewer facilities, and area parks. The principal and interest on those bonds are paid for through a 27-mill property tax assessed on residential and commercial properties in the district. 

Over the past couple of years, the district has lowered the mill levy from 35 to 27, resulting in money back in your pockets through tax savings. As the district continues to grow, especially with new commercial properties west of I-25 and along Jackson Creek Parkway, more assessed valuation is added and therefore it takes fewer mills to pay the outstanding general obligation debt (approximately $45 million). The district expects to continue lowering the mills in the coming years. 

The bottom line: If you own a home with a $600,000 market value, you have seen a $343.20 reduction in your property tax bill paid to the Triview Metropolitan District, and that likely will continue to grow in the coming years.

Here is the math on a home with a $600,000 market value:  $600,000 x .0715 = $42,900 assessed valuation

Previous District Mill Levy @ 35 Mills
$42,900 x .035 = $1,501.50 Property Tax Paid to Triview Metropolitan District

Current Mill Levy @ 27 Mills
$42,900 x .027 = $1,158.30 Property Tax Paid to Triview Metropolitan District

Savings $343.20 or $57.20 per year for each $100,000 dollars in market valuation

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