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Newest metro district to hold election, nominations sought

A call for nominations printed in the Public Notices section of this issue of The SUN reveals the fate of the Timber Ridge Metropolitan District proposed earlier this year — now the county’s newest special district.

The district was approved following a hearing in District Court on Oct. 29. The district’s formation will now take the form of a mail ballot to elect the district’s first board of directors.

According to the public notice, an election of eligible electors (Colorado residents registered to vote) within the district will be held Dec. 12, in the form of a mail ballot election.

“At that time, three directors will be elected to serve until May 2016 and two directors will be elected to serve until 2014,” the notice states.

Interested, eligible electors who reside within the newly-formed district can obtain a self-nomination and acceptance form from the district’s election official, Michael Ward, at 109 Kelseya Circle or by calling 731-5576 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

The deadline to submit the self-nomination and acceptance form is 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16.

According to Ward, there are 203 lots in the Timber Ridge subdivision, though most of the lots do not have homes built on them.

At last check, the subdivision had 80 registered electors, though Ward indicated the district has requested an update of that information.

“It’s a good thing, it really is,” Ward said, adding that Timber Ridge will join several other metro districts in Archuleta County, such as Aspen Springs, Loma Linda, Alpha Rock Ridge and the San Juan River Village.

According to the district’s service plan, which was approved by the Board of County Commissioners for Archuleta County following a two-hour hearing on Sept. 20, the district will provide road services, and parks and recreation services.

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