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Central Marksheffel Bridge

The District is a quasi-municipal corporation and political subdivision of the State organized in December 2002 pursuant to Article I, Title 32, Colorado Revised Statutes (the “Act”). The District is located in El Paso County, Colorado(“El Paso County” or the “County”), along the Marksheffel Road and the Sand Creek Channel on the west, Constitution Avenue on the North, and U.S. Highway 24 on the east and south, immediately east of the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The District currently contains approximately 423 acres.

The District is organized primarily to finance the design, acquisition, installation, and construction of street, landscaping, traffic and safety control, water, sanitary and storm sewer, and park and recreation improvements (“Facilities”) for the benefit of the District’s residents and taxpayers and other users of such regional improvements. The majority of the Series 2004 Bond proceeds will be used to finance and provide public improvements to Marksheffel Road, a north-south thoroughfare, which bisects the District, as well as improvements to the Sand Creek Channel and Bridge improvements along Marksheffel Road and Sand Creek Channel.

Once completed, the District will dedicate or cause to be conveyed the park and recreation, traffic safety, all public streets and streets dedicated by plat, all public drainage facilities, and public sidewalks, as well as rights-of-way and easements necessary for access to such facilities to El Paso County.

Improvements including all the tract-landscaping improvements, landscaping along major streets, entry features, and drainage tracts may be retained by the District for operations and maintenance if the same are not otherwise dedicated to and accepted by El Paso County. The water improvements and wastewater improvements constructed and financed by the District are to be conveyed to Cherokee Metropolitan District for ownership and continued operation and maintenance. Additionally, the District anticipates conveying open space landscaped improvements along certain sections of the Sand Creek Channel to the Cherokee Metropolitan District. 

Central Marksheffel Metropolitan District has an existing mill levy of 22.637 mills obligated to pay off Debt (see annual report) and 5.000 mills to fund operations and maintenance within the District at this time there is no 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, 2046, and there are currently no anticipated increases however the district is hoping to decrease the Operations and Maintenance mill levy in the next couple years.

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 DebtInitial Debt Issuance AmountMaturity DateInterest Rate
US Bank 2014 Loan$12,230,000Dec. 1, 20242.94%

The Central Marksheffel Metropolitan District main function is to collect tax revenue to pay off the current Long Term Debt and provide detention pond maintenance along with landscape maintenance throughout the District owned by the District. At this time, the district is not anticipating providing any other primary functions. The district currently owns the landscape tracts and is in process of taking ownership of the detention ponds. *See map for a visual of property owned by the District.

Schedule of Fees

Fee TypeClassificationsRate
Capital Facilities FeeResidential
Single-Family
$1,914 / Residential Unit
Capital Facilities FeeResidential
Multi-Family
$1,172 / Residential Unit
Capital Facilities FeePronghorn Meadows F 2 & 3$246.70 / Unit
Capital Facilities FeeIndustrial / Agricultural$1.50 / Square Foot
Capital Facilities FeeLodging Land$200 / Room
Capital Facilities FeeRecreational / Institutional$2.00 / Square Foot
Capital Facilities FeeMedical / Office / Retail$2.00 / Square Foot
Mill LevyDebt Service25 Mills
Mill LevyO&M5 Mills
The Due Date for each Building Permit Fee is at the time of issuance of a building permit.

PAYMENTS: Payment for each fee shall be made payable to the Central Marksheffel Metropolitan District and sent to the following address for receipt by the Due Date:

Central Marksheffel Metropolitan District
c/o WSDM District Managers
614 N Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Announcements:

 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

§§ 1-13.5-501; 1-13.5-303, C.R.S.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the eligible electors of the Central Marksheffel 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, two (2) directors will be elected to serve until May 2025 and two (2) directors will be elected to serve until May 2027. Eligible electors of the District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form from the Designated Election Official (“DEO”) at 2154 E. Commons Ave., Suite 2000, Centennial, CO 80122 or via telephone at 303-858-1800, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Self-Nomination and Acceptance Forms are also available online at https://whitebearankele.com/.

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. Earlier submittal is encouraged as the deadline will not permit curing of an insufficient form after this date and time. 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.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that information on obtaining an absentee ballot may be obtained from the DEO, and applications for an absentee ballot must be filed with the DEO no later than the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on April 25, 2023.

CENTRAL MARKSHEFFEL METROPOLITAN DISTRICT

By: Designated Election Official

Current Board of Directors

NamePositionTermEmailDeveloper/
Resident
Lindsay CasePresidentMay 2025Lindsay.C@CentralMarksheffelMD.orgDeveloper
Randy Case IIVice PresidentMay 2025Randy.C@CentralMarksheffelMD.orgDeveloper
Bryan LongTreasurer/SecretaryMay 2023Bryan.L@CentralMarksheffelMD.orgDeveloper
Jim MorleyAssistant SecretaryMay 2025Jim.M@CentralMarksheffelMD.orgDeveloper
Dave HammersAssistant SecretaryAppointed May 2023Dave.H@CentralMarksheffelMD.orgDeveloper

Meeting Schedule: 2023 Regular meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Case International, 119 N Wahsatch Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado, and virtually, as needed. 

Virtual Meeting Instructions:

District Manager:

Rebecca Harris

Phone: 719-447-1777 ext. 103

Email: rebecca.h@wsdistricts.co

2022 Board Meeting Agendas & Packets2022 Board Meeting Minutes
11-01-2022 Meeting Agenda and Packet
10-04-2022 Meeting Agenda and Packet
07-19-2022 Meeting Agenda and Packet
11-01-2022 Meeting Minutes
10-04-2022 Meeting Minutes
07-19-2021 Meeting Minutes
2021 Board Meeting Agendas & Packets2021 Board Meeting Minutes
11-02-2021 Meeting Agenda11-02-2021 Meeting Minutes
Important District Documents
CMMD District Service Area Map
CMMD District Boundary Map
CMMD Service Plan
CMMD Annual Report (Filed in February 2022)
CMMD DLG 30 Form (Filed in February 2022)
CMMD Transparency Notice (2023)
Intergovernmental Agreements (IGAs)
IGA Meadowbrook Pwy / Marksheffel Road Intersection
Financial Documents
CMMD 2021 Audit

CMMD 2023 Budget
CMMD 2022 Budget 2021 Amended

*The monthly unaudited financial statements can be found in the Board Meeting Agenda Packets above.
Resolutions
2023 Annual Administrative Resolution
Resolution Calling 2023 Election
Second Amendment to Traffic Impact Fee & Public Improvement Agreement (2020)
Resolution Concerning Imposition of Capital Facilities Fees (2017)
Election Information
Self Nomination Deadline: February 24, 2023
Regular Election Date: May 2, 2023
 
Election Documents and Information:
2023 Call for Nominations
Self Nomination Form
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
Helpful Links and Information on Special Districts:
https://metrodistricteducation.com
https://www.sdaco.org/
https://cdola.colorado.gov/special-districts