Smoky Hill Metropolitan District

"Smoky Hill - The Pride of Centennial"

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Welcome to the Smoky Hill Metropolitan District Website!

2014 Transparency Notice

District Policy Regarding Research and Retrieval Fees for Responses to Colorado Open Records Act Requests:
In those cases where the location or existence of specific documents must be researched and the documents must be retrieved, sorted or reviewed for applicability to the request, and such process requires more than one hour of staff time, the Official Custodian may charge a research and retrieval fee not to exceed thirty dollars ($30.00) per hour. The Official Custodian will not impose a charge for the first hour of time expended in connection with the research and retrieval of public records.

 

Please remember that it is our responsibility to look after our neighborhoods.  When you are out walking please pick up after your dog.  If you happen to see trash please pick it up and throw it away.  It takes a community to keep our neighborhood looking good.


The Smoky Hill Metropolitan District is a public governmental entity and political subdivision of the State of Colorado.  Established in 1976 by vote of the property owners/developers, the District was formed to finance the installation of parks and recreation facilities, exterior fencing, landscaping, roadways and drainage facilities within the Smoky Hill 400 Subdivision, as well as provide for ongoing maintenance and operation of these parks and other facilities.  All of the parks, most of the streets and other facilities, including the swimming pool, were financed through bond issues, which will be paid off by 2010.

The most visible operations of the District are: 1) its parks maintenance program, carried out by District employees; and 2) operation of the neighborhood swimming pool, managed by a pool management company.  Aside from parks and the Clubhouse/swimming pool, the District’s other notable assets are the uniform exterior boundary fences.

The District is run by a five member Board of Directors, publicly-elected by registered voters, who either own property or reside in the District—whose boundaries coincide with the Smoky Hill 400 Subdivision.  Directors are elected for staggered terms of four years, with elections held every two years, in even numbered years.

As a public entity, the District is required to conduct its affairs and carry out its business according to State statutes.  For example, the Board is annually required to adopt a budget for expenditures which allows for imposition of property taxes to pay for District operations.  The District’s financial operations are also subject to an annual audit by an independent auditor.

District meetings are held monthly on the fourth Monday of the month at the Clubhouse, located at 5405 South Telluride Street, Centennial, Colorado and are open to the public.  With certain very limited exceptions, all District business is conducted in open meetings.

As a public entity, the District should not be confused with the private Smoky Hill Homeowners’ Association (HOA), which was created by protective covenants established by the developers of the Smoky Hill 400 Subdivision.  It is the HOA, not the District, which is responsible for enforcing protective covenants in the neighborhood.  The District is responsible for maintaining the parks and rights-of-way, as well as operating the swimming pool.

While these two entities are separate, one being private (the HOA), the other being public (the District), they subscribe to the philosophy of "two boards, one goal."  The governing bodies of these respective organizations cooperate and share a common goal of maintaining the appearance and livability of the neighborhood for the benefit of all residents and for the benefit of property values for all homeowners.

Listed below are important links to various agencies within the city of Centennial.

IMPORTANT LINKS:  For watering schedules visit  www.eccv.org.  For library district information visit  www.arapahoelibraries.orgFor the Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority (SEMSWA) go to www.semswa.orgFor information about Centennial Airport visit www.centennial-airport.com.  For information regarding the City of Centennial visit www.centennialcolorado.com.  For information regarding the Arapahoe County Sheriff's office visit  www.arapahoesheriff.org.  For information regarding the Cunningham Fire District please visit www.cfpd.org.  (Please note, these sites are not for reporting emergencies.  In the event of an emergency, please call 911).

Smoky Hill resident Robyn Honsey developed a community website that has several interesting features including forums where you can post. She bills it as "A platform for local information, interesting discussion, and unique access to the local business community.  Membership to www.SmokyHillBound.com is free and we have hyper local information including updates on local events, our weather and our traffic which is often unique to this area.  We also want all visitors to have an active voice in the further development of the site."  Take a look at her site and sign in if you are interested.


The legal representation for the District is through Collins, Cockrell and Cole. Our attorney is Linda Alexander.  Our paralegal is Micki Wadhams.  Either can be contacted via our legal liaison, Justin Kersey.


The accountant for the district is Mr. David Green-CPA.  He can be reached via email at dgreen@greencpafirm.com.


To connect to the Smoky Hill Homeowners Association website, click on the following link: www.smokyhillhoa.net.


For issues regarding individual lots within Smoky Hill 400, contact Centennial Property Services at 303-400-8494.


For problems with this website, please send an email to hillb18@gmail.com.


To connect to the Smoky Hill Neighborhood Small Business website, click on the following link: www.smokyhillneighborhoodbusiness.com

For maintainance issues in our parks and common areas, contact Steve Pulford at (Office) 303-693-3414 or (Cell) 720-394-0801 (emergencies only please) or via email at familypulford@comcast.net for non-emergencies.