2018 Park & Recreation Bond & Mill Levy

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2018 Park & Recreation Bond & Mill Levy Bond & Mill Levy Projects
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2018 Park & Recreation Bond & Mill Levy

Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) Board of Directors have decided to pursue a $23.8 million bond and a 2-mill levy increase (approximately $990K) to help fund some large capital improvements for the District.  EPRD will be asking taxpayers to consider two different questions on the November ballot: 1) Mill Levy Increase: 6C (for operations & maintenance) and 2) Bond: 6D (for construction)
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Bond & Mill Levy Projects (updated 8-27-18)

Evergreen Park & Recreation District is placing a bond measure and mill levy measure on the November 2018 ballot to address the District’s highest priority capital facility and operating needs. The capital improvements include:

Trail Improvements

A permanent, long-term solution to the Evergreen Lake North Trail would be addressed as well as other trail upgrades.

Land Acquisition

The District would purchase a 2.2-acre site at Buchanan Park to complete original vision for this area.

Improvements to Buchanan Park Recreation Center

BPRC improvements would include the addition of a 2-court gymnasium with elevated walk-jog track, new 6-lane fitness, lesson and lap pool; expanded fitness class space, additional parking and facility upgrades.

Improvements to Wulf Recreation Center

WRC improvements would include repair of the swimming pool, which is over 47 years old; a new elevator and the updating of locker rooms to address code requirements. Group showers would be converted to individual bay showers.

ADA Enhancements to Existing and New Facilities & Parks

Rubberized surfaces would be added to Arrowhead Park, Kittredge Park and Wulf Park. A multiuse court would also be added to Arrowhead Park to allow for wheelchair basketball and other programming.

For more details on the capital improvements on the Bond & Mill Levy, please refer to the documents section of this page.
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Mill Levy Increase (6C) and Bond (6D) Ballot Text:

EVERGREEN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT BALLOT ISSUE 6C:

SHALL EVERGREEN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED $990,000 IN 2019 AND BY SUCH OTHER AMOUNT AS MAY BE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER BY THE IMPOSITION OF A MILL LEVY OF NOT MORE THAN 2 MILLS, PROVIDED THAT THE TAX INCREASE AUTHORIZED BY THIS QUESTION SHALL ONLY BE EFFECTIVE IF BALLOT ISSUE "6D" IS APPROVED BY THE VOTERS OF THE DISTRICT AT THIS ELECTION, FOR THE PURPOSES OF OPERATING AND MAINTAINING DISTRICT PARKS, TRAILS, RECREATION CENTERS AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONTINUING DISTRICT PROGRAMS?

YES     Check Box                                           NO     Check Box

EVERGREEN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT BALLOT ISSUE 6D:

SHALL EVERGREEN PARK AND RECREATION DISTRICT DEBT BE INCREASED $23,860,000, WITH A REPAYMENT COST OF NOT MORE THAN $39,896,000, AND SHALL DISTRICT TAXES BE INCREASED NOT MORE THAN $2,386,000 ANNUALLY, PROVIDED THAT THE DEBT INCREASE AUTHORIZED BY THIS QUESTION SHALL ONLY BE EFFECTIVE IF BALLOT ISSUE "6C" IS APPROVED BY THE VOTERS OF THE DISTRICT AT THIS ELECTION, FOR PARK AND RECREATION PURPOSES TO INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:


1.    NEW TRAIL CONNECTIONS, INCLUDING IMPROVEMENTS TO THE EVERGREEN LAKE NORTH TRAIL, AND LAND ACQUISITIONS FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES AND TO PROTECT FROM FUTURE DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING AVAILABLE PARCELS NEAR BUCHANAN PARK RECREATION CENTER;


2.    NEW GYMNASIUM AND SWIMMING POOL, EXPANDED FITNESS AREA, AND FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS AT BUCHANAN PARK RECREATION CENTER;


3.    REPAIR OF THE SWIMMING POOL AND NEW LOCKER ROOMS AT WULF RECREATION CENTER; AND


4.    AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) ENHANCEMENTS TO EXISTING AND NEW FACILITIES;

AND SHALL THE MILL LEVY BE INCREASED IN ANY YEAR, WITHOUT LIMITATION AS TO RATE, IN AN AMOUNT SUFFICIENT TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF, PREMIUM, IF ANY, AND INTEREST ON SUCH DEBT OR ANY REFUNDING DEBT (OR TO CREATE A RESERVE FOR SUCH PAYMENT); SUCH DEBT TO BE EVIDENCED BY THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, NOTES OR OTHER MULTIPLE FISCAL YEAR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS TO BE SOLD IN ONE SERIES OR MORE, FOR A PRICE ABOVE OR BELOW THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SUCH SERIES, ON TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AND WITH SUCH MATURITIES AS THE DISTRICT MAY DETERMINE; AND SHALL THE EARNINGS FROM THE INVESTMENT OF SUCH BOND PROCEEDS AND TAX REVENUES BE COLLECTED, RETAINED AND SPENT AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE UNDER ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION OR ANY OTHER LAW?

YES     Check Box                                           NO     Check Box

Community Meetings

Community meetings were held on May 12, 15 and 31 to inform the public about the Bond & Mill Levy improvements.
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Documents

Documents  PDF
2018 Park and Recreation Bond Projects (updated 8-27-18) PDF_icon
Estimated Tax Impact (posted 8-28-18) PDF_icon
2018 Park & Recreation Proposal Registered Voter Letter (posted 4-25-18) PDF_icon
2018 Park & Recreation Proposal Facts Sheet (posted 4-25-18) PDF_icon
2018 Park & Recreation Proposal BPRC Improvements (posted 4-25-18) PDF_icon
2018 Park & Recreation Proposal Q & A (posted 5-3-18) PDF_icon
2018 Park & Recreation Proposal Newsletter (posted 5-3-18) PDF_icon
2018 Park & Recreation Proposal Survey Results (posted 7-10-18) PDF_icon
2018 Park & Recreation Proposal Follow-up Letter (posted 7-19-18) PDF_icon
TABOR - Market Value vs. Assessment Rate (posted 6-26-18) PDF_icon
2-13-18 EPRD Citizen Task Force Meeting Notes PDF_icon
3-13-18 EPRD Citizen Task Force Meeting Notes PDF_icon
4-9-18 EPRD Citizen Task Force Meeting Notes PDF_icon
6-13-18 EPRD Citizen Task Force Meeting Notes PDF_icon
   

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Proposed Drawings

BPRC Improvements - Lower Level

BPRC Improvements Lower Level (updated 8-27-18)

BPRC Improvements - Upper Level

BPRC Improvements Upper Level
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