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Special District Elections

Beacon Point Metropolitan Special District Election 2018

The Beacon Point Metropolitan District has three open four-year positions being decided in the May 8 election. The six candidates are:

Jennifer Cooper
Patricia Gardiner
Matthew Huber
Robert Kahn
O. Karl Kasch
Matthew Snider

Beacon Point election information may be found in their April newsletter here and on their web site here.

Note: This candidate list matches the list of active candidates in the Colorado Secretary of State Tracer system.

Castle Pines North Special District Election 2018

The Castle Pines North Special District election on May 8 will fill a 2 four-year positions and 2 two-year positions on the Board of Directors.

Information about the candidates may be found on the District web site here.

In addition, there will be a Ballot Issue for Castle Pines North voters to decide on financing water resource improvements. See the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties Ballot Issue page or the Castle Pines North Ballot Issue page here.

Cherry Creek Vista Park and Recreation Special District Election 2018

Cherry Vista Parks and Recreation District Directors portion of the election May 8 has been cancelled. However, voters may still be asked to approve a mill levy increase.

The Cherry Creek Vista Parks and Recreation District consists of a 5 Director volunteer Board. 3 of the 5 positions were to be filled in the 2018 election.

The May 8, 2018 Directors portion of the election has been cancelled and with 3 candidates declared elected.

Read about the Cherry Creek Vista mill levy election on May 8 and candidates declared elected here.

Deer Trail Rural Fire Protection Special District Election 2018

Public Notice NOTICE OF POLLING PLACE ELECTION FOR DEER TRAIL RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN and particularly to the electors of the Deer Trail Rural Fire Protection District ("District") of Adams, Arapahoe and Elbert Counties, Colorado. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular election of the District shall be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, during the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The Board of Directors of the District has designated the following polling place: District Fire Station 488 First Avenue, Deer Trail, Colorado At such election, the electors of the District shall vote for Directors to serve the following terms of office on the Board of Directors of the District: Three (3) Directors for Four-Year Terms Two (2) Directors for Two-Year Terms

The names of persons nominated and terms of office for which nominated are as follows:

Roberta M. Bell for Four-Year Term
Kyner Clay for Four-Year Term
Mark Dille for Four-Year Term
Randy Eldringhoff for Four-Year Term
Jennifer Kunkel for Four-Year Term
Richard Loveless for Four-Year Term
David Norrill for Four-Year Term

Julie Kaye Behrens for Two-Year Term
Christopher Garner for Two-Year Term

DEER TRAIL RURAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT By /s/ Micki L. Mills Designated Election Official Legal Notice No: 24032 First Publication: April 12, 2018 First Publication: April 12, 2018 Publisher: Elbert County News

Note: This candidate list matches the list of active candidates in the Colorado Secretary of State Tracer system.

Highlands Ranch Metropolitan Special District Election 2018

Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District residents may vote on two ballots on May 8. The first will ask voters to elect four candidates to the Metropolitan District's Board of Directors. On a separate ballot, South Metro Fire Rescue will ask residents if they support cutting ties with the City of Littleton for fire rescue services and merging with South Metro.

1. Candidates:

Six community members, including four incumbents, are vying for four seats out of the Metropolitan District's seven person Board. The Highlands Ranch Metro District Election web page is here.

According to the Highlands Ranch Herald, the six candidates are:

Northwest Region:

Jim Worley (incumbent

Southeast Region:

Allen Dreher (incumbent)

South Central Region:

Carolyn Schierholz (incumbent)

West Central Region:

Mark Dickerson (incumbent)
Randy Dunn
Kristin Tompkins

2. Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District Unification:

According to the South Metro - Cunningham Fire web site, residents and businesses in the Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District will be asked to vote on May 8 whether their fire and rescue services should be merged into the combined South Metro - Cunningham Fire District.

Voters may find information about the Highlands Ranch fire and emergency services unification election here.

Littleton Fire Protection Special District Election 2018

Littleton Fire Protection District Unification Election May 8

Voters in the Littleton Fire Protection District will be asked to vote on whether their fire and rescue services should be merged into the combined South Metro - Cunningham Fire District.

Littleton voters may find information about the Littleton fire and emergency services unification election here.

Colorado Community Newspapers also has an article explaining the inclusion vote here.

Littleton Village Metropolitan Special District Election 2018

The Littleton Village board meeting minutes from March 20, which report that there are two candidates for two-year Board of Directors positions and five candidates for four-year Board of Directors positions, may be found here.

The list of active candidates in the Colorado Secretary of State Tracer system are:

Holly Bundschu
Phil Cernanec
Brian Frailey
Marianne Gonzalez
Chrystia Losianovich
Ken Martinelli
Tom Paulsen

The Littleton Village Metropolitan District web site may be found here.

Park Meadows Metropolitan District

The Park Meadows Metropolitan Special District election on May 8 will fill a 3 positions on the Board of Directors.

The election will be May 8 by mail ballot. An election will take place only if there are more than three candidates for these board positions.

Information about the candidates may be found on the District web site here.

Smoky Hill Metropolitan Special District Election 2018

The Smoky Hill Metropolitan District Directors election on May 8 has been cancelled..

The Smoky Hill Metropolitan District declared the 4 candidates elected to the 4 Director positions.

Read about the Smoky Hill Metropolitan District candidates declared elected here.

South Metro, Cunningham, Highlands Ranch, and Littleton Fire Special Districts Election 2018

1. South Metro Fire Rescue Fire Protection Directors Election May 8

Note: The South Metro Fire Rescue Fire Protection District and the Cunningham Fire Protection District merged effective January 1, 2018. In addition, they are considering adding the Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District and Littleton Fire Protection District to the combined District. Each maintains the existing Special District Governing Boards and elections. Both Special Districts called elections to fill Director positions on May 8. Find election information on the combined Fire District web site here.

Candidates:

According to South Metro File's "Fire Line" publication here, of the four-year positions open this election in District A, E, and G, only District A has a contested race. The two candidates for District A are:

Hank Eng
Tim Hartwig

The two candidates' bios may be found here.

The District E incumbent, Dr. Laura Simon, who is also is the Board Chairperson, is seeking a second term and running unopposed.

The District G seat also is uncontested with the incumbent, William Shriver, running for an additional term.

South Metro Fire's web page with information about the election may be found here.

2. The Cunningham Fire Protection Directors Election May 8 has been cancelled according to the South Metro - Cunningham web site here.

The May 8, 2018 election was called to fill 4 of the 5 Director positions. 3 Director positions are 4 years terms and 1 is a 2 year term. Because they had exactly the number of candidates needed to fill the positions, the Cunningham Fie District cancelled their election and declared the candidates elected.

Read about the Cunningham Directors declared elected here.

Inclusion:

3. Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District Unification Election May 8

According to the South Metro - Cunningham Fire web site, residents and businesses in the Highlands Ranch Metropolitan District will be asked to vote on May 8 whether their fire and rescue services should be merged into the combined South Metro - Cunningham Fire District.

Voters may find information about the Highlands Ranch fire and emergency services unification election here.

4. Littleton Fire Protection District Unification Election May 8

Voters in the Littleton Fire Protection District will be asked to vote on May 8 whether their fire and rescue services should be merged into the combined South Metro - Cunningham Fire District.

Littleton voters may find information about the Littleton fire and emergency services unification election here.

Colorado Community Newspapers also has an article explaining the inclusion vote here.

South Suburban Recreation Special District Election 2018

The South Suburban Recreation Special District election on May 8 will fill a 3 positions on the Board of Directors. There are 9 candidates.

It will be a polling place election, with the option of obtaining an absentee ballot.

You're invited to attend a Candidate Forum:
Saturday, April 21, 2018
1:00 -3:00 p.m.
Goodson Recreation Center
6315 S. University Blvd., Room 7
The candidate forum, free and open to the public, is hosted by the League of Women Voters of Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.

The 9 Candidates for the 3 four-year Board Positions are:

Jerry Bakke
Pete Barrett
Charlie Blosten
Michael G. Kohut
Dave Lawful
Jeff Monroe
Dan Purse
Susan Pye
Tom Wood

Information about the election may be found on the District web site here.

Tollgate Crossing Metropolitan Special District 2 Election 2018

1. Board Member Candidates to be decided at Annual Meeting May 16:

The Tollgate Crossing HOA Members Annual Meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 16th, 2018. At that meeting two Board Members will be elected: one for a three‐year term ending 2021 and one to complete a vacated position ending 2019. Current Director are Brian Matise is not running for reelection. Find information about the Annual Meeting and electing candidates on the Tollgate Crossing web site here.

2. Ballot Question:

In the May 8 election, the Tollgate Crossing Board of Directors is asking voters for authority to levy more property taxes for operations, which would eliminate the need for the $576 annual fees.

The Tollgate Crossing web site has Ballot Issue information 5A information here.

It also has a file with Ballot Issue 5A's text here.

Ballot Issue 5A

SHALL TOLLGATE CROSSING METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 2 TAXES BE INCREASED $655,000 ANNUALLY (FOR COLLECTION IN CALENDAR YEAR 2019), OR BY SUCH LESSER OR GREATER ANNUAL AMOUNT AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO PAY THE DISTRICT'S ADMINISTRATION, OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE, CAPITAL REPLACEMENT, AND OTHER SIMILAR EXPENSES; SUCH TAXES TO CONSIST OF A GENERAL FUND AD VALOREM PROPERTY TAX LEVY IMPOSED WITH SUCH LIMITATIONS AS EXIST IN THE DISTRICT'S SERVICE PLAN, AS IT CURRENTLY EXISTS OR MAY BE AMENDED, OR OTHER APPLICABLE LAW, AND AS MAY BE DETERMINED BY THE DISTRICT, AND BY THE FOLLOWING LIMITATION: THE PROPERTY TAX INCREASE SET FORTH ABOVE SHALL BE REDUCED OR ELIMINATED, BUT SHALL NOT BE BELOW ZERO, IF THE TOTAL MILL LEVY IMPOSED BY TOLLGATE CROSSING METROPOLITAN DISTRICT NO. 2 FOR ALL PURPOSES WOULD OTHERWISE EXCEED 57.556 MILLS, PROVIDED THAT IF ON OR AFTER JANUARY 1, 2019, IF THERE ARE CHANGES IN THE METHOD OF CALCULATING RESIDENTIAL ASSESSED VALUATION, SUCH MILL LEVY LIMIT SHALL BE INCREASED OR DECREASED SO THAT TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE, THE ACTUAL TAX REVENUES AS ADJUSTED FOR SUCH CHANGES ARE NEITHER DIMINISHED NOR ENHANCED AS A RESULT OF SUCH CHANGES; AND SHALL THE PROCEEDS OF SUCH TAXES AND INVESTMENT INCOME THEREON CONSTITUTE VOTERAPPROVED REVENUE CHANGES AND BE COLLECTED AND SPENT BY THE DISTRICT IN 2019 AND IN EACH YEAR THEREAFTER WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY SPENDING, REVENUE-RAISING, OR OTHER LIMITATION CONTAINED WITHIN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION, OR SECTION 29-1-301, COLORADO REVISED STATUTES?