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Call for board members for two local maintenance districts

The city needs additional volunteers to serve on the Board of two Local Maintenance Districts that are partly in Council District 10. There are two vacancies on the St. Luke's LMD and two vacancies on the Expanded Greektown LMD.

The city needs additional volunteers to serve on the Board of some Local Maintenance Districts that are partly in Council District 10. Below is information to will you understand what the board position is all about and the specific LMDs in need of additional members.

District Board Make-up in Denver Revised Municipal Code

From the Denver Revised Municipal Code (D.R.M.C.), bolded text indicates the make-up of the Board:

Sec. 20-201. – General power to create and operate local maintenance districts; appointment of district boards.

Pursuant to the authority of charter § 7.6.2, the City and County of Denver may create local maintenance districts, conferring special benefits upon real property within such districts and general benefits to the city and county at large under the provisions of this article IX, for the continuing care, operation, security, repair, maintenance and replacement of local public improvements. Any such local maintenance district shall have a board of five (5) members (hereinafter called the “board”); at least three (3) members of said board shall be owners of real property within such district or shall be representative of owners of such property or officers of corporations which are owners of such property; and one (1) member shall be the manager of transportation and infrastructure. The four (4) members of the board who will serve with the manager of transportation and infrastructure shall be appointed by the mayor at the time of the initiation of the proposed district for a term of three (3) years and may be removed only for cause upon written charges and after a public hearing conducted by the manager of transportation and infrastructure. Activities involving the continuing care, operation, security, repair, maintenance and replacement of local public improvements shall be subject to prior review and approval by the manager. Subject to prior written approval by the manager, the board may, utilizing district assessments, undertake the activities delineated above either directly or through contractor(s) selected by the board. The administration and/or contracting of such activities shall not be subject to any other provisions of the Charter, ordinances, or regulations of the city.

(Ord. No. 757-05, § 1, 10-17-05; Ord. No. 39-20, § 44, 2-3-20)

Questions to consider before applying

  1. Are you a property owner within the district or are you a representative of a district property owner?
  2. Do you agree with the purpose of the District?
    From Charter and Code, the purpose can be summarized as the continuing care, operation, security, repair, maintenance and replacement of local public improvements.
  3. Are you willing to volunteer 8 to 12 hours per month as a volunteer Board member?
    Duties could include:
    • Being the Treasurer
    • Leading and attending meetings
    • Soliciting bids
    • Monitoring vendors, monitoring the work
    • Approving invoices
    • Developing budgets
    • Other
  4. Are you willing to be on the district bank account and be a check signer?
  5. Are they willing to sign contracts on behalf of the district?

Board member openings

St. Luke’s Local Maintenance District

Council District: 9 & 10
Location: Generally bounded by (vacated) Court Place, Park Avenue West, Clarkson Street, 18th Avenue, and Logan Street
Board Vacancies: 2

Expanded Greektown Local Maintenance District

Council District: 9 & 10
Along the north side of East Colfax Ave from Detroit Street to Saint Paul Street; and along the south side of East Colfax Ave from Columbine Street to Saint Paul Street
Board Vacancies: 2

If interested in applying for a board position on either LMD, please email district10@denvergov.org.