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Baca Grande Water & Sanitation District’s (BGWSD) mission is to provide high quality, reliable, water supply and environmentally responsible treatment of wastewater with a commitment to service excellence for the well-being of the community in the most efficient and economical manner.

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2015 DRAFT Budgetpdf document


BGWSD Board Meetings

Regular meetings of the Board of Directors of the Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District, are typically held on the third Friday of each month, at 8:00 A.M., at 57 Baca Grant Way South. The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:00 A.M.
Agenda

BACA GRANDE WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT NOTICE CONCERNING 2014 BUDGET AMENDMENT AND PROPOSED 2015 BUDGET

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all interested parties that the necessity has arisen to amend the Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District 2014 Budget and that a proposed 2015 Budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors of the Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District; and that copies of the proposed Amended 2014 Budget and 2015 Budget have been filed at the District's offices, 141 Union Boulevard, Suite 150, Lakewood, Colorado, where the same is open for public inspection; and that adoption of Resolutions Amending the 2014 Budget and Adopting the 2015 Budget will be considered at a public meeting of the Board of Directors of the District to be held at the District Office, 57 Baca Grant Way South, P.O. Box 520, Crestone, Colorado, 81131-0520 on Friday, November 21, 2014, at 8:00 A.M. Any elector within the District may, at any time prior to the final adoption of the Resolutions to Amend the 2014 Budget and adopt the 2015 Budget, inspect and file or register any objections thereto.

BACA GRANDE WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT
By /s/  Kyle Grote       Secretary
Published in: Crestone Eagle
Published on: November 1, 2014             


2014 Distribution System Improvements
November 10, 2014 Update

The District has retained an independent contractor to work on a series of projects intended to reduce potable water losses from the District’s distribution system.  The overall effort includes the installation of three pressure reducing valve (PRV) vaults and over 500 feet of new pipe in six locations at the southern end of the District.  Minimal service interruptions are anticipated but will be communicated to those that will be affected.  Traffic control operations may necessitate vehicular detours in the vicinity of the work. 

The project is scheduled for completion in late-October and a current construction schedule is detailed below.

Week of August 18:  Pre-construction meeting and equipment/materials mobilization.  Construction staking was performed.

Week of August 25:   Equipment and materials mobilized.

September 2 to September 16:  Completed waterline interconnect at Camino Del Rey and Graceful Way.  Began waterline interconnect on Rarity Way between Cordial Way and Lovers Way.

September 15 to September 22:  Completed waterline interconnect on Rarity Way between Cordial Way and Lovers Way. 

Week of September 29:  PRV vault installed in Carefree Way near Camino Del Rey.  PRV vault installed in Jubilant Way near Virtue Way.

Week of October 6:  Waterline interconnected at Jubilant Way and Virtue Way.

Week of October 13:  PRV vault installed in Ridgecrest Way near Green View Court.

Week of October 27:  Installed PRVs in each of the vaults.

Week of November 10:  Complete interconnect on North Carefree Way near Leisure Way.

Week of November 17:  Conduct initial acceptance walk-through and perform project clean-up and closeout.


BGWSD Board Meetings

Regular meetings of the Board of Directors of the Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District, are typically held on the third Friday of each month, at 8:00 A.M., at 57 Baca Grant Way South.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:00 A.M.


BGWSD Board Reviews Accomplishments and Begins 2015 Planning

By Judy Deluca & Cindy Reinhardt, Directors

The Baca Grande Water & Sanitation District Board, along with management staff and consultants, held a day-long special meeting on October 8 to review the District’s 2014 accomplishments and begin work on plans and budget for 2015.

This year, the District has completed its annual fire hydrant maintenance program and sewer collection system cleaning along with routine system maintenance and dealt with a major failure of pump motors at the main well complex in July. Upon touring the District’s facilities and learning more about the systems and regulatory requirements to keep taps flowing, the Board’s newest member, Judy Deluca, declared “It’s a daunting task.”

It’s costly too. And, like other expenses, those costs are rising. The Board learned that the cost of chemicals to treat wastewater at the Aspen treatment plant doubled in 2014. These and other rising costs along with debt service and reserve requirements, plus another decline in property values, are key factors that will drive the 2015 budget.

Recognizing that 2015 is a critical year for the District to address long term financial health as well as deferred maintenance needs, District Manager, Lisa Johnson presented scenarios for controlling costs. These include reducing both operating costs and consultant fees, with more responsibility being shifted to the local staff and streamlining meetings. “My primary responsibility is the District’s financial health, and a part of that health means reducing my fees and supporting the local staff to be confident in taking on more responsibility,” she said.

As a part of the budget workshop, the team reviewed revenue projections, including increasing water and sewer service fees as well as the mill levy. “These are not easy or popular choices,” said Board President Cindy Reinhardt, “but the District’s financial health requires it. We have an aging, geographically spread out system with a limited customer and taxpayer base to share in the costs. That is the balancing act that we must engage in, and always, our ability to provide service now and in the future, must be our priority.”  

Continuing to seek grant funding and reaching out to tax exempt organizations to secure agreements for Payments In Lieu of Taxes are also being considered for the coming year.

With several capital projects completed or nearing completion this year, the Board began to look ahead to 2015 capital projects. With infrastructure needs far exceeding the approximate $1 million dollars in bond funds and grants currently available, priorities will be reviewed as a part of the budget process.

We encourage District residents to attend the regular meeting and budget hearing on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:00am at the District office, 57 Baca Grant Way South.  A draft budget will be available on the District’s web site (www.bacawater.com) prior to the meeting.    


NOTICE OF INTENT TO FIX OR INCREASE FEES, RATES, TOLLS, PENALTIES OR CHARGES
FOR WATER AND/OR SANITARY SEWER SERVICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to § 32-1-1001(2)(a), C.R.S., the Board of Directors for the

Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District (the “District”) will consider the fix and/or increase of fees,

rates, tolls, penalties or charges for water and/or sanitary service at a public meeting to be held on Friday,

November 21, 2014, at 8:00 A.M., at the Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District Office, 57 Baca

Grant Way, Crestone, Colorado.  Any interested member of the public may attend the public meeting.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
BACA GRANDE WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT


2014 Consumer Confidence Report (for Calendar Year 2013)

The Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District is pleased to present this year's water quality report.

2014 CCR

2014 Transparency Notice Adobe PDF
2014 Adopted Budget Adobe PDF

Corrosion Control Study

The 2012 Corrosion Control Study for the Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District is now available for download. You will need Acrobat Reader to download this file.Adobe PDF

Corrosion Control Study
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Baca Grande Water and Sanitation District Rules & Regulations Adobe PDF

2014 Resolution Amending Rules and Regulations (2012 Issue)
Adobe PDF


Please note that the District office will be closed 12:30-1:30 daily for lunch.