Purpose of Districts
The Raindance Metropolitan District Nos. 1-4 (the “Districts”) were organized with authority to provide certain services and facilities within and without their respective boundaries to serve the development commonly known as “RainDance.” The Districts are a quasi-municipal corporations and political subdivisions of the State of Colorado, and as such, exercises certain governmental powers for the benefit of their constituents and RainDance in general. The Districts derive power from Colorado statutes and from a Service Plan approved by the Town of Windsor. The Service Plan contains general information about the facilities, services and powers of the Districts, and may be amended from time to time to deal with evolving needs of the Districts. A copy of the Service Plan may be obtained under the “Documents” tab from the District Manager. The Districts have the power to tax properties within its boundaries and to impose fees for services available from or provided by the Districts.
The Governing Body
The Districts are governed by elected Boards of Directors (the “Boards”). The Boards are responsible for the overall management and affairs of the Districts. The Boards consists of five individuals who, as residents or Property Owners, as defined in the Section 32-1-101 et. seq., C.R.S. (the “Special District Code”) within the Districts, who are qualified to serve as directors. Directors are generally elected to four-year terms at elections held in May of even-numbered years. The Boards may elect from their membership a president, vice-president, treasurer, and appoints a secretary.
District Services and Facilities
In general terms, the Districts attempt to provide for the planning, design, acquisition, construction, installation, relocation and maintenance of necessary and adequate public improvements and infrastructure for the RainDance development, including, but not limited to, water facilities and infrastructure, internal streets and roadway systems, wastewater collection and treatment, offsite roadway systems, and fire and emergency medical protection improvements and services.
Fees, Rates, Tolls and Charge
The Districts have the power to impose various fees, rates, tolls, charges and penalties for services and facilities provided by the Districts. Failure of a resident or property owner to pay such fees constitutes a statutory perpetual lien which may be foreclosed upon in the manner of a mechanics lien. The Districts exercise such power for the overall benefit of the Districts and have adopted a schedule of fees, as may be amended from time to time.