Metro.- December 7, 2016

(held just prior to Regular Meeting)
REGULAR MEETING – December 7, 2016


The Budget Hearing for 2017 Budget was held at 6:00 PM at 755 E. 2nd. Avenue, Durango, CO.  The hearing notice was sent out via e-mail, regular mail and notice posted in the Durango Herald prior to the hearing.  There were NO residents present at the hearing so the hearing was closed at 6:15 PM.


 The El Rancho Florida Metropolitan District held their regular monthly meeting on December 7, 2016 at 6:00 PM. at 755 E, 2nd, Avenue, Ste. OD, Durango. The following Board members attended the meeting:

Steve Swisher – President
Robin Boucher – Vice President
Mike Arries – Secretary
David Shipps – Treasurer
Jim Belcher- Director

Also, present for the meeting were: Robert Ludwig & Tom Riley – Water Operators, Rex Emenegger – Grader Operator and Marsha Moreland – Administrator.  The meeting was called to order at 6:15 PM.


A motion was made, moved and passed to approve the Minutes of November 2, 2016 regular meeting as written.


Robert Ludwig, Water Operator, he was not sure why the water loss was so high but that the meter is working properly.  It could be due to power outages or perhaps theft.  It is a lot of water to be missing.  He will keep trying to find the reason for the loss, but at this time there is no ‘new’ lake showing up in the subdivision.  There are still two hydrants that need to be installed but we are waiting for the application for the District to fill out in order to purchase them.  Marsha would like to wait until after the first of the year as the budget for 2016 has already been amended and the numbers were not included for that.  She will double check but would rather wait until after 2016 to purchase the hydrants.

Loan Requisition form for the balance of the CWAPA Loan has been sent in and payment should be forthcoming.  A motion was made, moved and passed stating that Williams Construction has been approved for final payment and the project approved for completion.  Bonds Construction will be paid by Williams Construction as the General Contractor of the project.


  1. The Delinquent accounts listing was briefly reviewed and sent out prior to the meeting.
  2. A/P: A motion was made, moved and passed approving the payables for payment.
  3. Budget Amendment for 2016: There were no comments at the Budget Hearing and therefore no adjustments made to the Amended Budget for 2016 or the Proposed Budget for 2017.

A motion was made, moved and passed approving the Resolution to Amend the 2016 Budget and the Appropriations for the 2016 Budget.

  1. 2017 Budget Resolutions:

A motion was made, moved and passed approving the Resolution to adopt the 2017 Budget.

A motion was made, moved and passed approving the Resolution to Appropriate Funds for 2017.

A motion was made, moved and passed approving the Resolution to set the Mill Levy for 2017 at 26.110                mills.

  1. Bonuses:  A motion was made, moved and passed for all the employees of the District to receive a $200 Bonus for Christmas.  Marsha will contact the Payroll Department with the details.



Rex briefly reviewed his road report that he e-mailed to the Board prior to the meeting.  The ‘Punch List’ items still need to be addressed according to Rex.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 PM.


Michael Arries, Secretary