Voters Approve Ballot Issue to Ensure Continued District Operations
The Triview Metro District Board of Directors wishes to extend its deepest gratitude to district voters for approving ballot issue 6A by a 59-41 percent margin. The ballot issue, which does not increase the amount that district taxpayers pay, allows the district to repurpose existing mill levy revenue intended for debt service to instead fund a portion of operations and services starting in 2021.
The flexibility to use debt service dollars for operational expenses such as street repairs, snow removal, parks and open space maintenance will protect the district in the event it doesn’t collect enough money from sales tax revenues.
Today, the funds to pay for these services comes from monies derived from a 50% sales tax share back agreement with the Town of Monument from the retail businesses located on Baptist Road and Jackson Creek Parkway, along with one-time fees charged on new home construction. The authorized repurposing of up to seven mills will be adjusted in the future based on sales tax projections and the revenue requirements for major capital construction projects. As an example, the district is assessing a total of 27 mills in 2021, which is five mills less than 2020. One mill of the 27 mills assessed will be used for operations and capital improvements.
2020 District Budget
The five-member Triview Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2021 budget at its Dec. 10 meeting. The budget was first shared with the board in October, and input from the community was solicited at a public presentation in November.
For the full, adopted budget, please visit our website.
District General Fund – $4,330,330
District General Fund Debt Service – $2,634,585
Utility Enterprise Water and Wastewater – $4,714,594
Utility Enterprise Connection Fees/lease income/Misc – $6,014,610
Transfer from General Fund – $600,000
Total – $18,294,119
District General Fund – $2,038,069
General Fund Transferred to Utilities Enterprise – $600,000
District General Fund Debt Service – $2,531,912
Utility Enterprise Water and Wastewater – $3,104,374
Utility Enterprise Debt Service – $2,005,447
Total – $10,279,802
District General Fund – $1,143,000
Utility Enterprise Water and Wastewater – $7,157,677
Total – $8,300,677
Snow Removal Reminder
As the dead of winter is fast approaching, residents are reminded to not park on any of the streets when there is snow in the forecast. Streets that are free of cars makes it much easier for plow drivers to clear the roads and minimize the risk of plowing in cars, or worse, accidentally hitting a car during snow removal.
While the district is responsible for snowplowing the streets, residents must clear their own driveways and sidewalks. You can visit our website (click on “District Policies”) for the detailed snow removal plan, but the general details are:
- Less than 2 inches of snow or slush – No plowing takes place.
- Between 2 and 4 inches of snow or slush – Primary streets are plowed, secondary streets are plowed at intervals and all streets are plowed once the storm is over.
- Between 4 and 8 inches of snow or slush – Primary streets are plowed; secondary streets are plowed at intervals; all streets are plowed once the storm is over; district-maintained sidewalks and other areas will be cleared.
- At least 8 inches of snow or slush is considered a major snowstorm – Concentration is focused on high-traffic areas.
Final Repairs for Leather Chaps Planned for Spring
The district has undertaken significant road repairs over the past few years, and in 2021 we will focus on asphalt overlay for a remaining section of Leather Chaps Drive, starting 200 feet north of Larimer Creek Drive to Jackson Creek Parkway. The overlay project will help protect the integrity of the underlayment and decrease maintenance costs related to the road over the long-term. The work is expected to begin in late spring when outside temperatures remain above 50 degrees for at least six hours per day.
Meet Matt Rayno
You may have noticed a new member of the Triview Metro District staff. His name is Matt Rayno, and he oversees parks, trails, open space and roads.
Matt joined the team in July after working for the Brightview Landscape Services as the operations manager for seven years. He brings extensive experience to the district and is responsible for enhancing and beautifying Triview Metro District. He moved to Colorado in 2013 after working as an irrigation service technician in Indiana and as a vineyard manager for Nebraska’s largest estate vineyard, James Arthur Vineyards. He studied biology at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and also attended Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Neb.
Originally from Rule, Nebraska (west of Lincoln), Matt lives in Colorado Springs. He enjoys spending time with his family and in the great outdoors.