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Attention Owners: We want to hear from you!

Please review the following documents. A 30-day comment period will begin April 15th, 2024. Please send your feedback to [email protected]

Enforcement Policy
Conduct of Meetings Policy
Collection Policy

Metro District Task Force Notice

House Bill 23-1105 was enacted May 24, 2023 by the Colorado Legislature concerning the creation of task forces to examine issues affecting certain HOA homeowners’ and metropolitan district homeowners’ rights. The Metropolitan District Homeowners’ Rights Task Force is created in the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, Division of Real Estate, to examine issues confronting communities that are governed by the board of a metropolitan district, including tax levying authority and practices; foreclosure practices; communication with homeowners regarding metropolitan district processes and homeowners’ rights and responsibilities; and governance policies, including voting and elections. The Metropolitan District Homeowners’ Rights Task Force members are designated representatives as identified in House Bill 23-1105, to be appointed on or before November 1, 2023, by the Chair of the Colorado House of Representatives and by the Office of the Governor; with its first meeting to follow as soon as practicable after all members have been appointed. The Metropolitan District Homeowners’ Rights Task Force shall prepare an interim report by March 1, 2024, and a final report by June 15, 2024. C.R.S. Section 12-10-226.5(2)(b)(V) states that “A METROPOLITAN DISTRICT SHALL NOTIFY ITS RESIDENTS ABOUT THE TASK FORCE BEFORE THE TASK FORCE HOLDS ITS FIRST MEETING.” To view the full language of House Bill 23-1105, please visit: https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/2023a_1105_signed.pdf

The Chatfield Corners Owners Association is still active and all governing documents are still in full effect.

To save owners money, the Board of Directors entered into an agreement between the Owners Association and Metropolitan District granting the District power to administer the duties (DRB, covenant enforcement, etc.) usually done by the HOA.
The Owners Association budget for 2023 is $0, and there are no dues for 2023.
That does not mean that the Owners Association will not, at some point in the future, have a budget and need to charge dues again, although the Board is working very hard to make sure that does not happen. Please be sure to keep your contact information up to date with the Association in the event we need to get in touch with you.

For more information on the Agreement, see the Governing Documents section below, speak with one of your Board Members, or contact Kenji at [email protected] or 970-926-6060

Notice of Meeting

District Meetings are open to the public

If you have any items for the agenda or would like to be added to the meeting agenda distribution list, please email Kenji Nakata at [email protected].

The Chatfield Corners Owners Association Member Meeting will be combined with the June Chatfield Corners Metropolitan District meeting. For more information, contact Kenji Nakata at [email protected] or (970) 926-6060

Notice of Meeting chatfield corners metropolitan district

The next regular meeting for the Chatfield Corners Metro District, scheduled for June 18th, 2024. To be held at 5:30 p.m., at the Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club, 100 Gun Club Rd, Gypsum, Colorado 81637 with an option to attend remotely via Zoom meeting.

Zoom Meeting Link 

Phone Only US 1 253 215 8782
Meeting ID: 852 2049 8041

The board has adopted their Updated 2024 Meeting Calendar

2024 Budget Notice to Exceed Prop Tax limit Oct 2023

Notice of Meeting chatfield corners owner’s association

The Owner’s Association 2024 Annual meeting is scheduled for June 18th, 2024 at 5:30 PM in conjunction with the June Metro District meeting. This meeting will be held at the Eagle Valley Rod and Gun Club, 100 Gun Club Rd, Gypsum, Colorado 81632 with an option to attend remotely Via Zoom meeting. 

Financial Information

The offices of Marchetti & Weaver, LLC perform all accounting functions for both the District and the Association.  Budgets and audits (if applicable) are shown for each entity.

Metropolitan District

2023
Application for Audit Exemption 2023
2023 Budget
2023 Financials

2022
2022 Audit Exemption
2022 Budget

2021
2021 Audit Exemption
2021 Budget

2020

2020 Audited Financial Statement
2020 Budget

2019
2019 Audit Exemption
2019 Budget

20182018 Audit Exemption2018 Budget 20172017 Audit Exemption2017 Budget 20162016 Audit Exemption2016 Budget 20152015 Audit Exemption2015 Budget
Reserve Study
Raw Water Irrigation System Reserve Study 11-14-2018  
Homeowner’s Association
2025
2025 Budget and Financials 2024
2024 Budget and Financials

2023
2023 Budget and Financials

2022
2022 Budget and Financials

20172017 Budget & 12-31-2016 Year End Financial Statements 20162016 Budget & 12-31-2015 Year End Financial Statements
 20152015 Budget & 12-31-2014 Year End Financial Statements   

MEETING MINUTES

Here you will find several years of meeting minutes for both the Metropolitan District and Association.  Minutes are not posted to the website until approved by the Board.

Metropolitan District

2023
2023 Minutes Binder

2022
2022 Minutes Binder

2021
2021 Minutes Binder

2020
2020 Minutes Binders

2019
2019 Minutes Binder

2018
2018 Minutes Binder

2017
2017 Minutes Binder

2016
11-01-2016
08-01-2016
03-29-2016

201510-27-2015

07-14-2015
04-28-2015

Homeowner’s Association
2023
06-20-2023
 2022
06-07-2022 

2021
10-28-2021

2016

11-01-2016

08-01-2016

2015
12-03-2015
10-27-2015

DESIGN REVIEW

KNOW WHAT’S BELOW – CONTACT CO811 BEFORE YOU DIG

Residents should request a locate several days before project start to avoid delays. To Request a locate, go to https://colorado811.org or call 811 or 800-922-1987

Construction & Alterations

All construction including fences, outbuildings and remodels, must be approved by the Design Review Board. This also includes requests for paint color choices and other minor alterations or additions.

Minor Additions and Alterations

For any request that includes a variance to the current guidelines, please complete the Variance Design Review Submittal form. For minor additions and alterations, such as fences, sheds, painting please complete the Design Review Submittal Form – minor additions/alterations. Please email the completed form to [email protected].
Only completed submissions will be submitted for review. Please allow at least two weeks for review of your submission. No construction, installation, or painting may begin until you have received notification of approval from the Design Review Committee.

New Homes, Major Additions and Remodels

The Design Review function for new homes, solar panels, and major remodels or additions in Chatfield Corners are managed by Leah Mayer with LKSM Design, PC. Please complete and email the Design Review Submittal Form-New Homes below to Leah to begin the review process. Design review fees and deposits listed on the Design Review Submittal Form are subject to change. Please contact Leah at [email protected] or by phone at (970) 376-6623 with questions, to verify fees and for additional information.

Additional Questions?

If you have additional questions or need more information, please contact Kenji Nakata via phone (970) 926-6060 or email [email protected].

And, as always, CALL 811 BEFORE YOU DIG!

Covenant Enforcement: How to Guide

Covenant Enforcement: How do I report a potential violation?

The District needs to have a written report of any complaint or alleged violation. The report need not be handwritten; an email is acceptable. In the report we will need the following:

1. Your full name and contact information (anonymous complaints cannot be investigated). This information is kept confidential.
2. Confirm property address(es) and/or owner name(s) for each alleged violaon.
3. provide a brief statement describing the alleged violation (s)
4. Date alleged violation occurred (date stamp on pic/video)
5. Documentation of actual observation of the alleged violation (s) such as pictures or video, preferably date stamped.

Once all these have been collected, please send to [email protected]

Certain violations or situations can be more quickly addressed by and handled by authorities other than the Association. You may still file a complaint with the District however we encourage you to contact the following as well: 

• For emergencies or health and safety issues, call 911.

For non-emergency health and safety issues, contact the Town of Gypsum: 970-524-7514 or Eagle County Sherriff 970-479-2201 or [email protected] 

• Animal and pet complaints: Eagle County Animal Services, 970-328-3647. To file an online complaint: Eagle County Animal Services

Title 6 of the Gypsum Municipal Code addresses topics such as, failure to prevent animals/pets from threatening livestock or wildlife, persistent barking, accumulation of feces, vaccinations, and neutering.

• Parking issues, speeding, or other traffic concerns: Eagle County Sherriff 970-479-2201 or [email protected] 

• Street maintenance and Parks/Playgrounds: Town of Gypsum 970-524-7514

Covenant Enforcement: How to Guide

WATER & WASTE WATER

Chatfield Corners uses ditch water to irrigate.  Cleaning your irrigation intake screen on a regular basis will optimize your water pressure.  You may never have cleaned your screen before but because of the warm temperatures and low water, there were a number of issues last season which was all related to dirty or plugged up screens.  We recommend cleaning the screen no less than weekly during the irrigation season. Please see the attached instructions

Esquinas de Chatfield usos zanja de agua para regar.  Limpiar la pantalla de entrada de riego regularmente optimizará la presión del agua. No puede nunca haber limpiado la pantalla antes, pero debido a las temperaturas cálidas y agua bajo de que una serie problemas la temporada pasada que estaban todas relacionadas con sucio u obstruido por pantallas. Recomendamos limpiar la pantalla de no menos de cada semana durante la temporada de riego. Consulte instrucciones adjuntas

Raw Water Irrigation

The raw water irrigation system will be available to owners beginning May 1st, weather permitting.

Irrigation Maintenance Days

In response to owner requests, the Board has authorized specific days throughout the irrigation season on which the irrigation system will be turned on for all homes in the community during normally restricted time periods to provide a time for owners or their landscaping contractor to perform maintenance on their system, such as checking for broken heads, verify run times, and other repairs. 

Irrigation maintenance days are not meant to be used as an extra watering day. Do not run your system unless you are doing repairs or maintenance and turn off your system once you are finished with your maintenance or repairs.

Irrigation Maintenance Days will be determined in spring 2024 

Irrigation Maintenance Days are subject to change or cancellation without notice and are dependent on the overall condition of the system and water supply. 

NOTICE OF MEETING TO CONSIDER RATE INCREASE

CHATFIELD CORNERS METROPOLITAN DISTRICT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the customers of the Chatfield Corners Metropolitan District and all other interested persons that the Board of Directors of the District have approved an increase to the Water Rate from $37 to $38 beginning January 1, 2024.

Notice of Consideration of Water Rate Increase

Water rates changes are considered at the District’s budget meeting usually held in October. 

2024 Water-Sewer Rate Increase Notice

Notice of water rate increase

Effective January 20243, the raw water irrigation rate will increase to $38.00 per month. 

Chatfield Corners Raw Water Irrigation

Irrigation water is generally available to owners from the beginning of May through Mid-October, weather dependent. The District advises that owners clean the intake screens at least once a week and more often during runoff periods. Instructions for cleaning your intake screen can be found below.

If you experience any trouble with your irrigation water or notice any issues in the community common areas, please contact the District at 970-926-6060 or [email protected]

Restrictions on the Raw Water Irrigation
The Raw Water Irrigation system has been shut down for the season. 
Reserve Study for the Raw Water Irrigation System

In 2018, Chatfield Corners Metropolitan District hired Borne Consulting to complete an inventory and prepare a Reserve Study for the Raw Water Irrigation System to assist in projecting costs for capital replacement and repair of the irrigation system infrastructure.

 Click here to view and download the study

Guidelines and Directions

Directions to Clean Intake Screen (English)
Watering Guidelines (English)
Instrucciones para limpiar la pantalla de admisión (Español)
Pautas de riego (Español)
Irrigation Water Rules & Regulations

ELECTIONS

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Chatfield Corners Metro District election information

Colorado Special Districts (including Chatfield Corners Metropolitan District) hold elections for the election of directors to serve on the District’s Board in May of odd-numbered years. The next District election will be held on May 2, 2025.

To be eligible to run for a Board seat a person must be an “eligible elector” in the District which is defined as a registered voter of Colorado and either: 

  • The owner (or spouse of the owner) of taxable real or personal property situated in the District
  • A person obligated to pay taxes under a contract of purchase taxable property.

Results of Mail Ballot Election for Chatfield Corners metropolitan District

An independent mail ballot election was held by Chatfield Corners Metropolitan District, in the Town of Edwards, County of Eagle, State of Colorado (the “District”) on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

The purpose of the election was to submit to the eligible electors of the District one ballot issue and two ballot questions. The results of the election are as follows:

Ballot Question 6A (Directors of Chatfield Corners Metropolitan District) 
THERE ARE NO CANDIDATES FOR THIS OFFICE

Ballot Issue 6A(Operation and Maintenance Mill Lecy Increase) PASSED
Number of YES votes cast: 60
Number of NO votes cast: 33

Ballot Question 6B (Term Limits) PASSED
Number of YES votes cast: 54
Number of NO votes cast: 36

 

Canvass Board Certification of Results

Designated Election Official

Contact Person for District: Beth Johnston
Telephone Number of District: 970-926-6060 extension 111
Address of District: 28 Second St, Ste 213, Edwards CO  81632
Email of District: [email protected]

Chatfield Corners Metropolitan District Board of Directors

Board Director Seat Term
Grant Murphy President/ Chariman Expires May 2025
Michael Humphrey Secretary Expires May 2027
James (JD) Werkmeister Treasurer Expires May 2025
Dean Callis Asst Secr/ Asst Treas Expires May 2025
Ryan Thousand Asst Secr/ Asst Treas Expires May 2027

To Contact the Board of Directors, please email [email protected]

chatfield corners owner’s association election information

The following Members were elected to the Chatfield Corners Owners Association Board of Directors: 

Michael Humphrey
President – 3 year term expires 2024

Grant Murphy
Secretary – 3 year term expires 2026

Ismenia Interiano
Treasurer – 2 year term expires 2025

If you would like to serve the District or the Owners Association, please contact the District or Association for more information. 

Governing Documents

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The documents provided on this and other pages of this site are for the convenience of website users. The documents are not all of the documents or instruments affecting the Metropolitan District, Association, or ownership of the property at Chatfield Corners. Owners are responsible for obtaining and reviewing all documents of record and otherwise affecting his/her property, including without limitation, all documents relating to title, the neighborhood, the Association, and the Metropolitan District.

If you require a District document not available below, you may request a copy by submitting a public record request to Marchetti & Weaver, LLC.

Transparency Notice

2023 Annual Report

District Transparency Notice 2024

Association Annual Disclosure 2024

Metropolitan district
Chatfield Corners Service Plan First Amendment to Service Plan Town of Gypsum Resolution 2018-36 Approving Adjustment to Mill Levy Rate Public Records Policy Agreement Between Association and District Regarding Services Irrigation Water Rules and Regulations Boundary Map
Association

Declaration

Articles of Incorporation

Bylaws

Rules and Regulations

Amendment to Rules and Regulations

Design Review Guidelines

Agreement Between Association and District Regarding Services

Special Districts in Colorado
Special Districts are local governments (quasi-municipal corporations and political subdivisions of the State of Colorado) established to provide certain necessary public infrastructure, facilities and services to a community.  These improvements and services include water, sewer, streets, drainage systems, landscaping, traffic related safety enhancements, park and recreation facilities and services, fire protection, mosquito control, and transportation improvements.  There are currently over 1,800 Special Districts in Colorado providing these types of facilities and services to communities throughout the State. The use of a Special District to provide these public improvements and facilities allows financing on a tax-exempt basis, at lower interest rates and on more favorable terms than would be otherwise available through private sector alternatives, resulting in a savings to property owners on the cost of infrastructure necessary for a community.  Special Districts as local governments are not only able to save money for their residents and property owners by selling tax-exempt bonds (to provide financing), they are also able to reduce costs by purchasing essential goods and services tax-free, and participating in intergovernmental agreements with other local governments. Special Districts protect property values by assuring property owners that infrastructure is properly phased, and roads, water and sewer lines, and other essential facilities and services, to the extent owned and maintained by the Special District, will continue to be maintained.  As governmental entities providing essential, fundamental services, the Colorado Legislature has promoted the use of Special Districts through a governing set of statutes.  Special Districts are governed by a board of directors that must meet and act in public session with public notice, and Special Districts must comply with, among other requirements, the Colorado Open Records Act, the Local Government Budget Law, and the Local Government Audit Law.  Special Districts are also accountable to the approving jurisdiction through annual reporting requirement and service plan limitations. For more information, please see the attached document provided by the Colorado Department of Local Government. 

Community events

Please email [email protected] your name, physical address, and email address to join the Chatfield Corners’ email distribution list, which provides updates on the irrigation system and other important community matters.

Fire Mitigation

With recent wildfire scares the past few years, including the Grizzley Creek Fire in Glenwood Springs, Chatfield Corners would like to offer the following resources for steps owners can take to protect yourselves and your property.

Have a fire risk assessment done and follow the recommendations REALFire Assessment Application

Xeriscaping

Xeriscaping is a type of landscaping that focuses on water conservation.  With the extended droughts affecting the West, xeriscaping is one way can residents to do their part to help conserve water.  Xeriscaping is not “zero-scaping” with rocks and other non-porous surfaces replacing turf or other high-water use plants.  If planned properly xeriscaping can result in beautiful landscaping that makes the most efficient use of the water that is available.  Chatfield Corners has utilized xeriscaping with the refurbishment of the planting bed along the recreation path off of Autumn Glen St.  Consider these sources for more information and ideas on xeriscaping:


Fire Mitigation & Xeriscaping

2023 Town Hall Meeeting

1) Review of Infrastructure Projects
     a. The District uses the Raw Water Irrigation System Reserve Study completed in 2018 and on-site reports from the Water Operator for             budgeting and project information. The system and scheduled projects are evaluated each year and completed when necessary. General           Fund projects are researched and completed as necessary, and as funds allow.
     b. Projects budgeted in 2023 for the Raw Water System:
          i. Construction of 6×6 structure to replace the manholes to access the electric valves between the ponds, budget $13,915. This project                  is in process.
          ii. Replacement of McBrayer Ditch head gate, budget $6325 – this project is complete, came in at budget.
          iii. Replace irrigation pump control panel and 7 subsurface control clocks, total budget $37,592. This project is being evaluated and if                    not needed this year, funds will roll to the following year until replacement is necessary.
     c. Projects budgeted in 2023 for the General Fund:
          i. Revamp Cottonwood Pass entrance area, budget $17,144. This project is complete and expected to come in at or under budget.
          ii. Pond 2 improvements, budget $100,000. This project will not be completed based on the water engineer’s report.

2) Outstanding Bonds
     a. The District has one Bond outstanding issue, Chatfield Corners Metropolitan District General Obligation Limited Tax Refunding                   Bonds, series 2020, which were issued to refund the 2010 Bonds at a better interest rate.
      b. The Bonds are held privately by BOK Financial.
      c. The total principal outstanding as of December 31, 2022, is $2,135,000.
      d. The interest rate of all Bonds is 2.25% with a final payoff in December 2035.
      e. The interest and principal are being paid in accordance with the debt schedule with no late or short payments anticipated.
3) Review of year-to-date Financial Statements
     a. The District has 3 Funds: General, Debt Service, and Water.
          i. General Fund:
               1. Property Tax collections are coming in as expected; Interest Income is higher than budgeted due to the increase in rates.
               2. Overall, expenses are tracking as expected. There are overages in the Accounting and Elections lines mostly due to the May                             2 TABOR election. Covenant Enforcement is under budget since there has not been an enforcement officer since last fall.                                 Capital Projects are under budget due to no further work being done on Pond 2. The budgeted $10,000 contingency will cover                         the expected expense overages. 
                3. The Fund balance is expected to stay constant or decrease slightly from 2022.

          ii. Debt Service Fund
                 1. Property Tax collections are coming in as expected and Interest Income is higher than budgeted due to the increase in rates.
                 2. Expenses are tracking as expected with little or no variance to the
                     budget.
                 3. The Fund balance is expected to stay consistent with 2022.
          iii. Water Fund:
                 1. No property tax is collected for the Water Fund. Revenues are provided by the Water Usage Fees which are coming in as
                     expected. As with the other funds, the interest income is higher than budgeted due to the increase in rates.
                 2. Overall, expenses are tracking as expected. The budgeted $25,000 continency is not expected to be used.
                 3. The Fund balance (reserve) is expected to decrease approximately
$50,000 from 2022 as a result of the raw water system projects
identified above which are being paid for out of accumulated
reserves. The majority of the Water fund balance is reserved for
future system replacement.

4) Expected property taxes payable to CCMD for 2024 – Although it isn’t a required
presentation, people may be interested to know that although property values have
increase approximately 50%, CCMD is planning to implement a temporary mill levy
credit so that there won’t be a similar increase in property taxes and property taxes
payable to the District in 2024 will be similar to what was paid in 2023 (adjusted for
inflation).
5) The meeting needs to be opened to provide an opportunity for members of the public to
ask questions about CCMD.

continuation of comcast installation in Chatfield Corners

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Quinten Bristol
SEFNCO Communications | Construction Manager
502 Gilder Way, Gypsum, CO 81637
C (303)-905-2274

CONTACT US

The Metropolitan District, as well as the Association, are administered by Marchetti & Weaver, LLC.  Contact information for their office, as well as other useful entities, is available below.