NOTICE OF COURT HEARING AND FILING DEADLINE ON PROPOSED FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT CONSOLIDATION:
Public notice is hereby given that Elk Creek Fire Protection District, Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District, and North Fork Fire Protection District (the “Districts”) have initiated the proposed consolidation of the Districts into a single fire protection district, pursuant to §32-1-602, C.R.S. The Districts have filed a consolidation resolution and concurring resolutions proposing the consolidation with the Jefferson County Court. A court hearing to determine whether the consolidation should be referred to voters in November, 2023 will be held in Jefferson County District Court, Division 2 on the date listed below in case number 1948CV6431.
Hearing Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at 1:30 pm
Any eligible elector, property owner, county, or municipality which desire to oppose the consolidation or the inclusion of property or territory within the proposed consolidated district shall file a written and verified petition with the Court no later than the filing deadline listed below.
Opposition Filing Deadline: Friday, July 21, 2023
Petitions opposing or objecting to the proposed consolidation are limited to (i) the failure of any of the Districts to comply with the statutory consolidation process; or (ii) the provision of new and unwanted service to the petitioner's property by the proposed consolidated district. §32-1-602(2)(d), C.R.S.
At the hearing, the Districts will be seeking a Court Order setting an election in each of the Districts for voters, on November 7, 2023, to consider whether to approve the proposed consolidation and related mill levy increase to enable the consolidated District to collect a mill levy up to 16 mills. The proposed consolidated District would be called the Conifer Fire Protection District, if formed, and would provide fire protection and emergency response services throughout the area currently served by the Districts.