Transparency Notice

The Four Mile Fire Protection District (hereinafter the “District”), Boulder County, Colorado, hereby provides the following information pursuant to the provisions of Section 32-1-809(1)(a)-(j) of the Colorado Revised Statutes:

a.  “The address and telephone number of the principal business office of the special district.”

Address:

1740 Four Mile Canyon Drive

Boulder, CO  80302

Telephone number:  303.449.3333

b.  “The name and business telephone number of the manager or other primary contact person of the special district.”

The District, being a volunteer organization with limited financial resources, can not afford to have, and, therefore, does not have, a manager.  The closest thing the District has to a “manager” is its Chief, Bret Gibson, whose fire department telephone number is 303.449.3333.   If no one answers the phone, please feel free to leave a message for Chief Gibson.  An “other primary contact person” is Robert Beebe, whose telephone number is 303.449.1712.

c.  “The names of and contact information for the members of the board, the name of the board chair, and the name of each member whose office will be on the ballot at the next regular special district election.”  

The names and contact information for the members of the board are as follows.  Directors whose offices will be on the ballot at the next regular special district election have an asterisk next to their names.

Kelly Kenworthy, 1107 Four Mile Canyon Drive, Boulder, CO  80302 

  kelly@littleyogastudio.com

Grace Miller, 801 Arroyo Chico, Boulder, CO  80302 

jgracemiller@msn.com

Dave Hustvedt*, 967 Poorman, Boulder, CO  80302

david hustvedt@hotmail.com

Douglas Ray, 4367 Four Mile Canyon Drive, Boulder, Co  80302

dray@chainthong.com 

Robert Constable, 191 Alaska Road, Boulder, CO  80302

alaskahill@gmail.com

The board having five members, there are five “board chairs.”  They do not have names.  The name of the chairman of the board is Douglas Ray.

d.  “The times and places designated for regularly scheduled meetings of the board during the year, and the place where notice of board meetings is posted pursuant to section 24-6-402(2)(c), C.R.S.”

The board holds its regularly scheduled meetings at it Poorman Fire Station, 1740 Four Mile Canyon, Boulder County, Colorado.  Board meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December, when there is no meeting)  at 7:00 p.m.  That is the only time and the only place designated for regularly scheduled meetings of the board during the year.  The place where notice of board meetings is posted pursuant to Section 24-6-402(2)(c), C.R.S. is the notice box next to the door of the Poorman Station located on the balcony.  Notices of board meetings are also posted in the notice box next to the front pedestrian door of the District’s Salina Station, 546 Gold Run Road, and on the pedestrian door of the District’s Wall Street Station, 5901 Four Mile Canyon.  A notice is also posted in the County Clerk and Recorder’s building, 1750 33rd Street in Boulder.  Ask at the office of the Elections Division for the exact location in the building where the notice is posted.  The agenda for each meeting of the board is posted in the notice box next to the door of the Poorman Station located on the balcony three days prior to each board meeting.

e.  “The current mill levy of the special district and the total ad valorem tax revenue received by the district during the last year.”

The District’s current mill levy is 22.800 mills.  The total ad valorem tax revenue received during “the last year” (2018) was  $447,354 (of which $377,165was from property taxes and $70,189 was from specific ownership taxes), according to the District’s audited financial statements for 2018 dated July 31, 2019. 

f.  “The date of the next regular special district election at which members of the  board will be elected.”  

May 5, 2020.

g.  “Information on the procedure and time for an eligible elector of the special district to submit a self-nomination form for election to the board pursuant to section 1-13.5-303, C.R.S.”

Self-nomination forms may be filed as early as January 1, 2020.  Self-nomination forms will available from the Designated Election Official of the District for the election at the principal business office of the District (1740 Four Mile Canyon Drive, Boulder, Co  80302) beginning on January 29, 2020.  Note that the Designated Election Official will not actually be appointed until the board’s regular meeting on January 28, 2020.  Prior to the time the Designated Election Official is appointed, self-nomination forms may be obtained from and filed with the presiding officer or the secretary of the board of directors of the District.  Self-nomination forms must be filed with the Designated Election Official no later than the close of business 67 days prior to the date of the election. 

h.  This subsection was repealed in 2015.

i.  “The address of any web site on which the special district’s election results will be posted.”  

According to the Division of Local Government, the District’s election results will be posted on the web site of the Colorado Secretary of State (www.sos.state.co.us) and the web site of the Department of Local Affairs (dola.colorado.gov/lgis).  The District’s election results will also be posted on the website of the Special District Association of Colorado (www.sdaco.org).  If the District’s election results are posted on any other web site, it will be on the District’s web site: fourmilefire.org

j.  “Information on the procedure for an eligible voter to apply for a permanent absentee voter status as described in section 1-13.5-1003, C.R.S., with the special district. “

Section 1-13.5-1003 provides that “Any eligible voter of [the District] may apply for permanent absentee voter status.  The application for permanent absent voter status must be made in writing or by facsimile using an application form or letter furnished by the designated election official of the [District].  The application must contain the same information submitted in connection with an application for an absentee voter’s ballot pursuant to section 1-13.5-1002.”

Section 1-13.5-1002 provides:

“Application for absentee voter’s ballot – delivery – list

(1) (a) (I) Requests for an application for an absentee voter’s ballot may be made orally or in writing. The application may be in the form of a letter. The application may request that the applicant be added to the permanent absentee voter list for the local government.

(II) Applications for absentee voters’ ballots shall be filed in writing and be personally signed by the applicant or a family member related by blood, marriage, civil union, or adoption to the applicant. If the applicant is unable to sign the application, the applicant shall make such applicant’s mark on the application, which must be witnessed in writing by another person.

(b) The application must be filed with the designated election official not later than the close of business on the Tuesday immediately preceding the next local government election in which the absentee voter wishes to vote by absentee voter’s ballot.

(2) (a) Upon timely receipt of an application for an absentee voter’s ballot, the designated election official receiving it shall examine the records of the county clerk and recorder or county assessor, as appropriate, to ascertain whether or not the applicant is registered and lawfully entitled to vote as requested.

(b) If the person is found to be so entitled, the designated election official shall deliver, as soon as practicable but not more than seventy-two hours after the blank ballots have been received, an official absentee voter’s ballot, an identification return envelope with the affidavit or the envelope properly filled in as to address of residence as shown by the records of the county clerk and recorder, and an instruction card. The identification return envelope must state ‘Do not forward.  Address correction requested.’ or any other similar statement that is in accordance with United States postal service regulations. The delivery must be made to the applicant either personally in the designated election official’s office or by mail to the mailing address given in the application for an official absentee voter’s ballot.”

The Designated Election Official for the District’s May 5, 2020 election will be appointed at the board’s regular meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2020.  Applications for permanent absent voter status will be available at the District’s principal business office, located at 1740 Four Mile Canyon Drive, Boulder, CO  80302 beginning on January 29, 2020.