Public Notice

STATE OF COLORADO,

COUNTY OF ELBERT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

IN RE THE ORGANIZATION OF

INDEPENDENCE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT

NOS. 1-4, INDEPENDENCE OVERLAY

METROPOLITAN DISTRICT AND

INDEPENDENCE WATER & SANITATION

DISTRICT, COUNTY OF ELBERT,

COLORADO

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there has been filed with Elbert County, Colorado (the “County”), Service Plans (individually a “Service Plan” and, collectively, the “Service Plans”) for the following proposed special districts: a. Independence Metropolitan District Nos. 1-4 (individually, a “Metro District” and, collectively, the “Metro Districts”); b. Independence Overlay Metropolitan District (the “Overlay District”); and c. Independence Water & Sanitation District (the “W & S District”). Collectively, the Metro Districts, the Overlay District and the W & S District may be referred to as the “Districts,” and individually as a “District.” The Service Plans are now on file in the offices of the County Community and Development Services, 215 Comanche Street, Kiowa, Colorado 80117, (303) 621-3136, and are available for public inspection. The application was filed by Bluegreen Investments, LLC for the creation of the Districts pursuant to the current Elbert County

Zoning Regulations.

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing starting at 6:00 p.m., or soon thereafter, on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (such public hearing may be continued to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, and, if necessary, further continued to 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017, in the discretion of the Board of County Commissioners). Hearings will be conducted at the Elbert County Fairgrounds, 95 Ute Avenue, Kiowa, Colorado, or such other time and place as these hearings may be adjourned, for the purpose of considering the adequacy of the Service Plans and to form a basis for a resolution approving, disapproving or conditionally approving the Service Plans for each of the respective Districts.

The proposed Districts’ boundaries, upon full build-out, are generally described as comprising in the aggregate approximately one thousand and eleven and ninety-five-hundredths of one (1,011.95) acres and are generally located in Sections 14 and 15, Township 7 South, Range 65 West of the Principal Meridian, comprising the Independence Subdivision, located entirely within the boundaries of the County and as shown on the map of the proposed Districts that are a part of each respective Service Plan.

The proposed Metro Districts and the Overlay District have petitioned for formation as metropolitan districts to provide the services and facilities listed in each of their respective Service Plans. The proposed Metro Districts and the Overlay District have requested all the powers of metropolitan districts as described in §§ 32-1-1001 and 1004, C.R.S., as amended, subject to the limitations set forth in each of their respective Service Plans. Each of the Metro Districts shall be authorized to impose up to sixty-five (65.000) mills upon taxable property located within each Metro District’s respective boundaries, and the Overlay District shall be authorized to impose up to fifteen (15.000) mills upon taxable property located within its respective boundaries, subject to any allowable adjustments in the event that the method of calculating assessed valuation changes after the respective Service Plans are approved.

The proposed W & S District has petitioned for formation as a water & sanitation district to provide the services and facilities listed in its respective Service Plan. The proposed W & S District has requested all of the powers of a water & sanitation district as described in §§ 32-1-1001 and 1006, C.R.S., as amended, subject to the limitations set forth in its respective Service Plan. The W & S District is anticipated to rely upon the receipt of service fees and charges to generate revenue, and is not expected to impose any mill levy upon taxable property located within its boundaries.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that, pursuant to § 32-1-203(3.5), C.R.S., an owner of real property within the proposed Districts may request of the Board of County Commissioners that such real property be excluded from the respective District where such property is located. Such request shall be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners no later than ten (10) days before the day fixed for the public hearing on the Service Plans before the Board of County Commissioners, all in conformance with the requirements of § 32-1-203(3.5), C.R.S.

Legal Notice No.: 23707 First Publication: August 10, 2017 Last Publication: August 17, 2017 Publisher: The Elbert County News

Posted 8/10/2017