The Board of County Commissioners approved, 2-1, the formation of a local improvement district (ELID) to construct public improvements in the Evergreen area, at its public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. No petitions for exclusion from the Evergreen Local Improvement District were received by the initial deadline of October 28, 2020; as a result, there will be no public hearing on December 15, 2020 to hear the petitions for exclusion as previously scheduled.
In general, the ELID will facilitate the construction of roadway safety projects in and around Evergreen’s activity centers. The projects will be designed, constructed and maintained by Jefferson County.
The funding stream for the proposed Improvements will be provided to the ELID through its partnership with the Evergreen Economic District (EED) and the Evergreen Legacy Fund (ELF), which collects a voluntary 1% donation on the value on sales of products and services at businesses within the Evergreen area. Other grants and donations could provide supplemental funding.
If the ELF funding stream is insufficient to support the proposed improvements, the ELID could be funded in the future by imposing a sales tax throughout the proposed ELID. Such a sales tax would not be imposed unless and until it is approved in an election of the electors of the ELID.