Please Observe Trash Rules

FLMD would like to remind residents to please observe the dump rules. We do not accept appliances, tires, etc. If you have to question if you can throw it away in the dumpster please refer to the sign at the trash site by the stairs. FLMD would also like to remind residents that organics like pine needles DO NOT belong in the dumpster, please see the earlier announcement about alternative sites to dump organics.

Bring FLMD your used oil!

Forest Lakes Metro District accepts used motor oil for disposal. Oil must be clean (no dirt, antifreeze, water) and motor oil, other forms of oil are not acceptable like cooking oil! Drop off is free, please put used oil by main shop entrance (at dumpster site) in sealed containers.

Road Grading Operations

27 March 2020: Road grading operations will take place at the maintenance shop entrance leading to the dumpster site, please allow the equipment operator space to operate in, if you can please limit the amount of trips you are taking to the dumpsters today the operator will appreciate it. Regular traffic on the road should resume around 1 p.m. today.

PROS and CONS for Financing FLMD Office Relocation

As you know, FLMD Board of Directors voted on January 14, 2020, to obtain approval from the residents during the May 5th, 2020, election to vote on the financing for the office relocation from 271 N. Mountain Ave, #107 to Forest Lakes Subdivision.

As part of this, the District has developed a list of objective Pros and Cons statements to help educate the residents on any issues that we as the District see as part of this initiative. We are sure that you will come up with others.  You’ll note, that we have separate PROS and CONS lists, and we have one that is consolidated for those that prefer to see the PROS and CONS comments side-by-side. Please take the time and read the documents you prefer and provide comments via e-mail directly to the District Manager at manager@flmd.com no later than March 27, 2020.  Thank you.

PROS and CONS to Financing for the Relocation of the FLMD Office to Forest Lakes Subdivision

PROS to Financing for the Relocation of the FLMD Office to Forest Lakes Subdivision

CONS to Financing for the Relocation of the FLMD Office to Forest Lakes Subdivision

Proposed Floor Plan
Proposed Exterior Rendering

Slash Pile Temporary Closure

Due to continuing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated threat to people with heart and/or lung disease, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) highly discourages open burning at this time to reduce the potential for additional respiratory effects from smoke.

FLMD will temporarily close the Slash pile starting Monday, March 23, 2020, and it will remain closed until we receive further information from the CDPHE.

We encourage residents to utilize the Bayfield Transfer Station or Bondad landfill in the interim.  Do not place slash or brush in the dumpsters!  Those that are doing that are causing unnecessary costs for the rest of the residents!  We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your patience as we continue to take steps to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  The trash dumpsters are not impacted and will remain open. Please call our office at 970-884-2925 if you need additional information.

E-BILL NOW AVAILABLE FOR UTILITY BILLING

PLEASE REGISTER UNDER PAY ONLINE TAB

**E-Bill service is to only view your bill online. Payment options stays the same (use mail drop or online payport service)

YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOW INFORMATION:

*ACCOUNT NUMBER: 4 DIGIT NUMBER LOCATED ON THE TOP LEFT CORNER OF UTILITY BILLING CARD

*PIN NUMBER: 5 DIGIT NUMBER IN SMALL PRINT, LOCATED AT THE TOP (MIDDLE) OF THE UTILITY BILLING CARD

*LAST FOUR OF YOUR SOCIAL

TO STOP RECEIVING MONTHLY UTILITY BILLING CARD IN THE MAIL YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT FLMD ADMIN AT 970-884-2925 OR EMAIL YOUR REQUEST TO OFFICE@FLMD.COM . REGISTERING FOR E-BILLING DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY STOP UB CARD MAILING.

 

Updates on the District’s Response to Mitigate COVID-19 Spread

Forest Lakes Metropolitan District is currently open for business and we have developed a Continuity of Operations Plan that will help ensure our essential services continue to the best of our ability while we as a nation combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our staff remains ready, willing and able to provide day-to-day resident services such as roads maintenance, operations of our critical water and wastewater treatment and distribution systems, accounts billings and payments, etc..

With that being said, we ask that our residents work with us to reduce face-to-face interactions as much as possible during this public health crisis by calling FLMD to make an appointment if you need to come into the office.  Please feel free to continue calling our office with inquires, so we can address any questions of concerns you may have.

For payments, continue using the drop boxes at the Mailstop or at the main office on Mountain View Drive, and you can also make credit card payments by calling our main office at 970-884-2925 or through our website.

These changes are an effort to implement social distancing, the most effective measure against the spread of disease by reducing close contact between people in order to slow community transmission of COVID-19.

Our next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for April 14th and the “Meet and Greet” the new Board Member Candidates” is scheduled for April 19th.  We will keep everybody posted as to the status of these two events.  Thank you for your patience!

The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is real and as of today, there is currently no vaccine to combat it.  The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this deadly virus.  What do you do if you get exposed?  What Resources are available to assist you?  Please view the attached presentation from the Special District Administration to learn ways to protect yourself and your families.

For questions on how the coronavirus may or may not impact water and waste water systems:  https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater

COVID-19 PRESENTATION & RESOURCES

The Negative Effects of Feeding Wildlife

Many people enjoy feeding wildlife because it allows them to have closer contact with these animals. Often they think they are helping the animals to survive, they could not be more incorrect.  When wild animals begin to depend on humans for food, their foraging skills diminish. When young wild animals learn to depend on humans for food, they become less experienced in foraging and consequently less likely to survive. Furthermore, wild animals that are accustomed to food provided by humans commonly lose their fear of people. Animals that are unafraid of people will approach them for food and are sometimes mistaken for as rabid, or otherwise ill and subsequently killed for the perceived threat. They also become easy targets for people who mean them harm. An instinctive wariness of people is important for a wild animal’s survival.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife also shares many insights on why feeding wild animals is a bad idea:  https://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/do-not-feed-wildlife.aspx

FIREWISE

Interested in completing wildfire mitigation on your property?  Would you like to learn more about a grant that is available to Forest Lakes residents by reimbursing up to 75% of the cost of fire mitigation on your property?  Please read on!

Wildfire Mitigation Flyer
Fire Adapted Communities and Grant Opportunities

May 2020 Election Notice

Forest Lakes is in District 3,  Precinct 26

Register to Vote https://www.govotecolorado.com/

Absentee Ballot Application

SPECIAL DISTRICT REGULAR ELECTION TUESDAY MAY 5TH 2020

Every election is determined by the people who show up.” – Larry Sabato, Political Scientist

Mark your calendars…on April 19th at 3:00 pm at the FLMD Community Center, the Forest Lakes residents will have an opportunity to meet all Board Member Candidates prior to the upcoming election.

If you haven’t heard yet, below is the complete list of candidates, and shown in order of how everybody will show up on the ballot:

  • Derrick Martin
  • Jassmyn Fouts
  • Jayne Bates
  • Robin Kissell
  • Mark Rushfeldt
  • Julie Itter
  • Shauna Unger
  • Daniel Dvojack
  • Christopher Webb
  • David Sheetz
  • Raymond Coriz

Questions for candidates are welcomed and encouraged, please come prepared.

LPEA Tree Cutting Notice

MARCH 18TH UPDATE:

LPEA’s Forestry Specialist will be removing whole trees and cutting limbs from trees that are impacting their electrical distribution system in the next couple weeks 

They are currently attempting to contact as many residents as possible in the vicinity of where they will be cutting trees. Our posting on the website will hopefully get the word out to everybody else.

*Please note that the wood will be available to Forest Lakes residents at no cost. Where practical, the live tree branches will be mulched and returned to the forest.

Snowplowing

We need your help! Please remember that in order for us to provide snowplowing of your road, we are asking that you not park or store items including vehicles and trailers within the road right of way, which is sixty (60) feet wide. In other words, your items must be parked or stored on your property, not on District property. If you have items within this area, please remove them as soon as possible. Also, your covenants restrict parking within the road rights-of-way and provide for a twenty five-(25) foot front setback area which the District utilizes for snow storage in years of heavy snow.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter!

Trash Reminders

Effective 11/01/19, Monday Trash Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Saturday Trash Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

REMINDER: Please abide by all posted signs regarding garbage and slash drop off. Garbage facilities are for household refuse only and the slash pile is for yard material. Do not leave trash in front of the dumpsters and do not use garbage facilities for items such as: appliances, tires, carpets, construction waste, mattresses/furniture, batteries, hazardous chemicals, etc.

Quick Tips for Trash Disposal