The Consolidated Bell Mountain Ranch Metropolitan District (Metro
District) is a Colorado Special District. The Metro District owns all
infrastructure in Bell Mountain Ranch (roads, bridges,
park land, open space, trails, paths, right of way etc.) and is
responsible for the maintenance of this infrastructure (including snow
removal and weed control). In connection with the development of Bell
Mountain Ranch, the Metro District (under control of the developer) issued
bonds and other indebtedness to help finance the construction. This
developer debt was consolidated and refinanced by the CBMRMD Board of
Directors on June 8, 2010 consisting of $14,710,000 of General Obligation
Limited Tax Refunding Bonds (Series 2010). Property owners pay about half
of their total property tax bill to the Metro District for bond debt
service and infrastructure maintenance. The governing body of the Metro
District is it's volunteer Board of Directors
(Bell Mountain owners) who are elected by the taxpayers of Bell Mountain.
Hotline: For after hours emergencies
including snow removal, street, park, trail or
landscaping emergencies or to report other items please contact Clifton
Larson Allen at 303-779-4525.
Bell Mountain Ranch Planned Development (PD) - 7th Amendment
||2017-07-26 Temporary closure of the
north lane of Glade Gulch Road, just west of intersection with Riva Rose
Beginning Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Metro District will be constructing a
retaining wall on the north side of Glade Gulch Road, just west of Riva
Rose. The retaining wall will help recover a damage portion of the walking
path and stabilize the slope. This work will require temporary closure of
the north lane of Glade Gulch Road. Work should be completed by
2017-07-27 Temporary closure of Bell Mountain Drive
between Mariposa Road and Young Circle
Please be aware that work in this
area may begin as early as Thursday, July 27, 2017. A temporary
closure of Bell Mountain Drive between Mariposa and Young Circle will be
required to install a culvert and correct drainage. The road may be
closed overnight, and as long as necessary to install the culvert and
repair the road surface.
Detour routes: Residents living on Young Circle and/or
Starburst Circle should detour to Mariposa Road to access Bell Mountain
Drive and Bell Mountain Parkway. Residents on Young Circle may also
detour to Old Gates Road to reach Bell Mountain Drive. and Bell Mountain
always, please drive slowly and with great care in the work areas.
Expect construction equipment to be on roads and give workers a wide
2016-05-04 The Bell Mountain
Ranch voters have spoken. Ballot Issue A has passed! Great news for the
future. Congratulations to the new board with Marlene Accardo as
President, Russell Grant as Vice President, James Winchester as
Secretary/Treasurer, Frank Strand as Assistant Secretary/Treasurer.
Mike Mikelson was appointed to the Board at the June meeting.
2016-04-13 Ballots have been mailed to registered voters in the
District for the May 3, 2016 Metro District election. Ballots must be
mailed back and in the hands of the designated election official by 7:00
p.m. May 3rd. Douglas County will not have a drop off location. So donít
delay. Voters will be electing 3 Directors for 4 year terms as well as
voting on Ballot Issue A. Voter approval of Ballot Issue A would raise the
General Fund cap by $200,000 (from $300,00 to $500,000), which would allow
the Board to reallocate mill levy splits to reduce the surplus in the Debt
Fund and increase the General Fund, thus leveraging the increased property
valuations for the overall good of the community. Any General Fund
surpluses would be reserved for future maintenance requirements. The Districtís
Board of Directors recommends a yes vote on Issue A.
2016-04-08 The Consolidated Bell Mountain Ranch Metropolitan
District election will be conducted as an all-mail ballot election. Look
for ballots to arrive in the mail by mid-April to registered voters in the
District. Ballots must be mailed back and in the hands of the designated
election official by 7:00 p.m. on May 3rd.
2016-03-10 Nominations for the Board of Directors positions
are now closed for the May 3rd election.
2015-12-22 There are Board of Director nomination forms
available for the May election on the 2016 election tab.
2015-12-22 The headline for 2016: The Metro District delivers
the first mill levy tax reduction in BMR history. Concurrently, the Board
increased the 2016 operating and maintenance budget to just under the
statutory cap of $300,000. So while the Board increased the operations
mill levy, it also reduced the debt service mill levy. The 2016 mill levy
will be 75 mills which is 3.869 mills less than the 2015 mill levy of
In 2016, the Board will seek an increase to the 2017 operations cap from
$300,000 to $500,000 in order to begin building a capital expense fund.
This will require a TABOR election in May.
2015-11-25 Discussion at the December 1 Board meeting
regarding the TABOR May 2016 election.
2015-10-06 Budget hearing at the November 3, 2015 Board of
Directors meeting to adopt the 2016 Budget. See proposed budget in the
2015-09-05 Chip seal update: The revised start date is
September 21 contingent on weather and other contractor scheduling
factors. Work locations remain the same.
2015-08-12 The District will be performing chip seal pavement
repair on another set of roads this summer. There will also be some new
striping as appropriate. The locations were identified and approved at the
July 7th board meeting. There will be crack sealing prior to the
resurfacing and at locations were significant cracks have been identified.
For details concerning the work locations CLICK HERE. Should you have any
questions, please feel free to contact Metro Board Director Russell Grant
at 720.733.0533 (home) or 720.878.5383 (cell).
2015-07-10 Road closure on Old Gate Road beginning Monday
July 13. Major road repair will begin on lower Old Gate Road just east of
Bell Mountain Drive and to the northwest corner of Old Gate Road and Windchant Circle. An alternative to Old Gate is to use Bell Mountain Drive
to connect with upper Old Gate Road. Construction crews will control
traffic and access for residents of lower Old Gate. This is a major
construction project consisting of two phases - to reroute storm water
runoff and to repair road damage. DO NOT enter work zone or attempt to
drive around barriers.
2014-09-19 It has been observed that the Stevenís Ranch
property is again on the market. This is certainly within the rights of
the current owner. Years ago there was a plan by the current owner to
develop the 70 acre parcel which is located in the NE quadrant of BMR. To
that end, an Inclusion Agreement was negotiated to include the 70 acre
parcel into the Consolidated BMR Metropolitan District. That agreement is
dated July 1, 2008 and is recorded with the county. The parcel has been
paying its share of property taxes to the District ever since.
Some agreement highlights: Allows for 16 lots, designed with full
compliance to BMR design standards. Water tap fees are to be paid to the
BMR Metro District. The District would supply water and the developer
would be responsible to build all infrastructure (water, roads, park,
etc.) then convey them to the District. A 5 acre park would be conveyed,
the water rights would be conveyed, and a well easement created. The
parcel would then be integrated with the BMR HOA rules, regulations and
Due to economic conditions following 2008, development did not occur and
no plat plan was ever filed. In theory, it would be possible for the
current owner or a new owner to file a Petition for Exclusion from our
District. No such petition has been filed. The District will monitor the
situation and is prepared defend the Inclusion Agreement if required.