§ § 1-13.5-501; 1-13.5-303, C.R.S.

 TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the eligible electors of the Barnes Center Metropolitan District, El Paso, County, Colorado (the “District”).

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on May 2, 2023, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  At that time, three directors will be elected for four-year terms and two directors will be elected for two-year terms.

Eligible electors of the Barnes Center Metropolitan District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form from the District Designated Election Official (“DEO”) by email request; or by calling (719) 447-1777.

The DEO is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form is the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on Friday, February 24, 2023.  If the DEO determines a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form is not sufficient, the form may be amended prior to 5:00 p.m. on February 24, 2023 (not less than 67 days prior to the election).  Earlier submittal is encouraged to allow for time to cure an insufficient form.  An Affidavit of Intent to be a Write-In Candidate must be submitted to the office of the DEO by the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on Monday, February 27, 2023

Completed self – nomination forms may be returned to Kevin J Walker, DEO:

  1. in person at 614 N Tejon Street; Colorado Springs. CO 80903; or
  2. via email to; or
  3. via USPS to: WSDM – District Managers, P. O. Box 1479, Colorado Springs, CO 80901

 NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, an application for an absentee ballot shall be filed with the DEO no later than the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on April 25, 2023


By:  Designated Election Official

Barnes Center Metropolitan District has an existing mill levy of 30.000 mills obligated to pay off Debt (see annual report) and 10.000 mills obligated to support the Operations and Maintenance of the District. At this time, there is not discussion on issuing any future mill levies. The Debt mill levy is set to stay in place until the obligated debt is paid off, current maturity date is set for December 1, 2052, and there are currently no anticipated increases or decreases.

At this time, there is no discussion on any additional Long Term Financial Obligations anticipated by the District. Here is a summary of the District’s current outstanding Long Term Financial Obligations:

Name of Debt

Initial Debt Issuance Amount

Maturity Date

Interest Rate

Series 2022


Dec. 1, 2051


The Barnes Center Metropolitan District main function is to collect tax revenue to pay off the debt obligation and provide operations and maintenance within the District Boundaries. At this time, the District is not anticipating providing any other primary functions. The District does not own any property.


Steve EngelDirectorMay 2023Steve.E@BarnesCenterMD.orgDeveloper
Tim HadjisDirectorMay 2023Timothy.H@BarnesCenterMD.orgDeveloper

Meeting Schedule: 2023 Regular meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of March and December at 10:00 AM at WSDM – District Managers, 614 N. Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, and virtually via video teleconference.

Virtual Meeting Instructions:

District Manager:

Kevin Walker

Phone: 719-447-1777


2022 Board Meeting Agendas
12-8-2022 Meeting Agenda
12-8-2022 Meeting Notice
5-23-2022 Meeting Agenda
2022 Board Meeting Minutes
12-8-2022 Meeting Minutes
5-23-2022 Meeting Minutes
2021 Board Meeting Agendas
12-2-2021 Meeting Agenda
5-20-2021 Continued Meeting Agenda
5-17-2021 Meeting Agenda
3-5-2021 Meeting Agenda
1-20-2021 Meeting Agenda
2021 Board Meeting Minutes
12-2-2021 Meeting Minutes
5-20-2021 Continued Meeting Minutes
5-17-2021 Meeting Minutes
3-5-2021 Meeting Minutes
1-20-2021 Meeting Minutes
Important District Documents
BCMD Service Plan
BCMD Boundary Map
BCMD Annual Report (2021)
BCMD Transparency Notice (2023)
Public Records Request Policy
Records Retention Schedule
Financial Documents
BCMD 2021 Audit Exemption
BCMD 2020 Audit Exemption

BCMD 2023 Budget
BCMD 2022 Budget

*The monthly unaudited financial statements can be found in the Board Meeting Agenda Packets above.
2023 Annual Administrative Resolution
Resolution Calling May 2023 Election
Election Information
Self Nomination Deadline: February 24, 2023
Regular Election Date: May 2, 2023
Election Documents and Information:
Self Nomination Form
2023 Call for Nominations
2023 Election Information Reference Guide
2023 Regular Election Calendar
2023 Election Manual – Bookmarked
2023 Frequently Asked Questions
Link to Special District Forms Page
*For more information, visit the Colorado Department of Local Affairs Special Districts Elections Page
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