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GMWSD President's Newsletter

Issue 01, June 2019

Dear Stakeholders of Green Mountain Water and Sanitation District,

Thank you for signing up for our new Green Mountain WSD newsletter.

The 2018 financial audit of the District is going favorably and we are proud to say the District is in a good financial position. While the Board of Directors strives to perform their fiduciary duties, this would not be possible without the hard work of the District Employees, who strive to turn your payments into an investment that has become the GMWSD.

Our District Manager, Nina Cudahy found a new opportunity and her last day was May 15th.  Julie Baker, our senior customer service representative, left at the end of May.  We at Green Mountain are sad to see them go and we would like to wish them the best in their future endeavors.

The Board acted quickly to find an interim District Manager to ensure the continuity of daily operations.  We are very pleased to announce to you that our Interim District Manager is Kristan Buck.  Kristan has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Mines, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from UC Davis.  She has 12 years of experience, including serving as a District Manager for the St. Mary's Glacier Water and Sanitation District.  She is a Colorado Certified Water Professional, holding Class D Water and Wastewater Operator certifications. She is employed by CGRS, an environmental consulting company that specializes in water and wastewater and has a wide breadth of experience in other areas related to engineering, management, compliance and construction. 

 For a look at what they do, please see their website at https://www.cgrs.com

We are in the process of looking for a permanent District Manager for GMWSD and have been working on establishing the process for doing so, based on feedback from our customers and employees.

There have been some new developments related to the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) between GMWSD and the Big Sky Metropolitan District. The Board terminated the Agreement at the April 10th Board Meeting. A copy of the resolution can be found on the Green Mountain Website.

Resolution.

Concurrently, Big Sky placed a notice on the Denver Post YourHub on the 11th of April, indicating they wanted to modify their Service Plan, while referring to the IGA above.  The Notice of Intent meant that Big Sky was going to proceed with implementation of the IGA and the Board wanted to avoid any potential legal confusion going forward.  At the May Board Meeting, the GMWSD Board directed the District Legal Counsel to file what is called in legal terms a "Response to Notice and Motion to Enjoin Certain Actions Pursuant to C.R.S. §32-1-207 (3) (a)."

The Board is currently reviewing plans for a renovation update to the GMWSD offices at 13919 W. Utah Avenue.  More information will be coming soon about these plans and we would like to invite feedback from the neighborhood regarding this new extension.

Since the election on May 8th, 2018, the new Board has been diligently working to protect the interests of the District’s customers, both within its boundaries and outside of them, and we will continue to do so. We will keep you updated and appreciate your trust and support.

Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions.

Yours respectfully,

Adrienne Hanagan

President, Green Mountain Water and Sanitation District

Adrienne.Hanagan@greenmountainwater.org


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