Forest Lakes Metropolitan District posts on their website, in the Admin office and at the Mailstop a list of those items that residents are prohibited from disposing at the Trash and Brush/Slash piles.  Those lists include, appliances, carpets, construction waste, mattresses, tires, furniture, electronics, batteries, hazardous chemicals, etc.  When those items are illegally dumped, the burden falls on Forest Lakes Metropolitan District to properly dispose of these items and this can become very costly to all residents.  District personnel has on multiple occasions witnessed many people (via video surveillance and in person) blatantly disregarding those prohibitions and dumping those items anyway.  In several cases, District personnel can positively identify the perpetrators, but the absence of Board-approved penalties did not exist and therefore could not be enforced.  On April 14, 2020 (Resolution 2020-07, effective on April 15, 2020) , the Board approved the following graduated list of penalties for positively-identified perpetrators that disregard the terms of their Key Fob Agreements, or otherwise violate the rules related to trash and brush/slash pile service:

  1. First Infraction – The District Manager will send the perpetrator a WARNING letter stating the infraction and reminding them about the rules related to the terms of their Key Fob Agreement.
  2. Second Infraction – Payment of a $100.00 non-compliance penalty fee that will be added to the resident’s next month’s bill.  Key Fob and Trash and Brush/Slash pile privileges will be revoked for 60 days.  The District Manager will send the perpetrator a letter stating the infraction and the above penalty and enforcement action.  If the perpetrator refuses to pay the penalty fee, it will be added to their next month’s bill, and current late fees and delinquent interest charges shall be assessed.  After the 60-day revocation period, the resident will sign a new Key Fob Agreement and will pay the applicable charges to get a replacement Fob.  Monthly trash fees will continue during this time.
  3. Third Infraction – Payment of a $200.00 non-compliance penalty fee that will be added to the resident’s next month’s bill.  Key Fob and Trash and Brush/Slash pile privileges will be revoked for 90 days.  The District Manager will send the perpetrator a letter stating the infraction and the above penalty and enforcement action.  If the perpetrator refuses to pay the penalty fee, it will be added to their next month’s bill, and current late fees and delinquent interest charges shall be assessed.  After the 90-day revocation period, the resident will sign a new Key Fob Agreement and will pay the applicable charges to get a replacement Fob.  Monthly trash fees will continue during this time.
  4. Fourth and Subsequent Infractions – Payment of a $300.00 non-compliance penalty fee that will be added to the resident’s next month’s bill.  Key Fob and Trash and Brush/Slash pile privileges will be revoked for one year, unless the Board determines, in its discretion, to permanently revoke the resident’s Key Fob and Trash and Brush/Slash pile privileges.  The District Manager will send the perpetrator a letter stating the infraction and the above penalty and enforcement action.  If the perpetrator refuses to pay the penalty fee, it will be added to their next month’s bill, and current late fees and delinquent interest charges shall be assessed.  After the revocation period (unless privileges are permanently revoked), the resident will sign a new Key Fob Agreement and will pay the applicable charges to get a replacement Fob.  Monthly trash fees will continue during this time.