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Ballot Issue A defeated – new board, new direction

Local residents in support of “the reform team,” as they called themselves, showing support in the days leading up to the recent Castle Pines North Metropolitan District regular election.

By Daniel Williams; courtesy photo

Residents of the Castle Pines North Metropolitan District (CPNMD) voted down a ballot measure last month that would have authorized the district to increase its debt by $49.5 million and impose a property tax levy up to 11.45 mills for the repayment of the debt. The increase, according to District Manager Jim Nikkel, was to be used to fund the district’s renewable-water plan.

Voters also elected four new board of director members, welcoming David McEntire (4-year term), Robert Merritt (4-year term), Norman Leslie Froman (2-year term) and Denise Crew (2-year term). Sitting board president Kathy Rosenkrans’ term runs until 2020.

Although the direction moving forward regarding the renewable water plan may be unclear at this point, Nikkel remarked, “I look forward to working with the new board, whatever that direction may be.”

In a correspondence to The Connection from the four newly-elected board directors, David McEntire wrote, “As newly elected CPNMD directors, we thank you [residents]for your vote of confidence in our reform platform, vision and approach to securing safe, reliable, renewable water supplies. We will work diligently and humbly to meet your expectations … We are steadfastly committed to achieving that objective responsibly, transparently, and as quickly as practicable … as new stewards of our community’s renewable water future, we acknowledge and thank the existing CPNMD board of directors for their service.”

CPNMD board meetings are held the third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at 7404 Yorkshire Drive and are open to the public.



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