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The boundary consists of most of the current service areas of Evergreen Metropolitan District and the West Jefferson Metropolitan District. The full legal description, map of the proposed district, and a list of the property addresses included in the proposed district can be found on the main Evergreen Local Improvement District web page.
The list of improvements includes 17 sites in the greater Evergreen area. A list of the improvements, map and estimated costs can be found here.
The Evergreen Economic District (EED), formerly the Downtown Evergreen Economic District, approached the county with a list of safety and connectivity projects throughout the activity centers in Evergreen. Jefferson County staff worked with EED to narrow the project list considering:
EED and county staff then prioritized the project by immediate need, impact to the community, design time, and construction feasibility.
At this time, staff is only requesting the improvements listed. It is estimated that these projects alone will take at least 10 years, if not longer, to complete based on funding from the proposed district. As projects are completed, the Board of County Commissioners can add additional projects to the list through a formal action of the board.
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 a property owner specifically desires to be excluded from the proposed district, the property owner must request that the property be formally excluded by filling out and submitting the online form. Any party desiring to be excluded should plan to attend the Oct. 27, 2020, hearing at 8 a.m. and show cause as to why the property should be excluded.
PLEASE NOTE: the proposed district will be funded initially by a voluntary sales tax and not on property taxes assessed against individual property. As such, any property that is excluded from this proposed district at this stage will not be part of the district and will NOT have a right to vote on a potential sales tax in the area if such a vote is proposed and submitted to the electors of the district by the Board of County Commissioners.
As such, if a property owner wants to have a vote in any future sales tax election, the property should not be removed from the proposed district at this time. The Board of County Commissioners will decide on any petitions to exclude property from the district at the hearing on Oct. 27, 2020, to the extent the Board receives any such requests.
No. All that is being considered at this time is the formation of a local improvement district which will be formed upon the passage of a resolution of the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners. The formation resolution will be considered by the Board of County Commissioners at their public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 at 8 am. Please see the Meetings and Agendas page for more information on the Board of County Commissioner meeting and how to attend the via the WebEx meeting platform.
No. A sales tax election may be considered at a future date but will not be on this year’s ballot. The Board of County Commissioners may consider a sales tax if there is not enough funding from the Evergreen Economic District (EED), the Evergreen Legacy Fund (ELF) grants, and other donations to fund the 17 improvement projects.