Service Calls - TV System:
P.O. Box 1369
Gunnison, CO 81230
The Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District was established in 1978 by a vote of the residents to operate and maintain a television translator system. A transition to over-the-air digital television signals was begun in 2009.
The service plan was revised in 2000, expanding the mission of the District to include support for all forms of recreation, arts and cultural activities through grants and service. Since that time the District has contributed over $849,000 to support recreation and cultural arts in partnership with local governments, non-profit organizations and citizen driven grassroots groups in Gunnison County.
50% of all Lottery Funds received by the District are shared with other local governments to facilitate park and recreation services. $288,969 has been shared with local governments in the service plan area since 2001.
Meeting Schedules and Agendas
Goals and Objectives
|LOCAL GOVERNMENT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR:
GUNNISON COUNTY METROPOLITAN RECREATION DISTRICT
P.O. Box 1369
|Regular Board Meeting Information
Gunnison County Multi-purpose Building /
C.B. Community School
275 S. Spruce Street & 818 Red Lady Avenue
Gunnison / Crested Butte
3rd Monday / 6:00 pm *
|* Meeting scheduled on a holiday may be held on the following day.
|Designated Posting Place for 24-hour Meeting Notice and agenda
|Gunnison County Clerk's Office
221 N. Wisconsin Street, Gunnison
|Mill Levy Information
For Levy In
|Total Ad Valorem Tax Revenue Received by District During the Last Year
Received in Fiscal Year
|Names of District Board Members / Terms of Office
Paul Wayne Foreman
Clyde K. Hicks
|Date of Next Regular Election
||May 13, 2014
|Terms to be decided at next election
||(3) 4-year Terms
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Schedules and Agendas
The Board of Directors of the Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District will meet on the following dates during 2013. Meetings are held in either Gunnison or Crested Butte, as indicated, beginning at
6:00 p.m. For information please call 641-8725.
275 South Spruce Street
Community School Library
818 Red Lady Avenue
Agendas for upcoming meetings are posted no less than 24 hours prior to the meeting on the Gunnison County Clerk and Recorder's bulletin board located outside the Clerk's office at the Blackstock Government Center, 221 N. Wisconsin Street, Gunnison. If you wish to be added to an email list to receive agendas, please contact the District at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The mission of the Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District
(GCMRD) is to collaborate with park and recreation departments,
authorities or other governmental entities, and non-profit organizations,
to provide services which meet the public need in the specific areas
of recreation, arts and cultural services and to provide television
signals in an efficient manner within the service area of Gunnison
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The goals of the Met Rec District are to facilitate the regionalization of recreation, arts and cultural based programming and projects within the service area of Gunnison County, and to operate and maintain the television translator system providing antenna users access to television programming.
1. The Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District will provide recreational media opportunities to constituents of the District by delivering exemplary over-the-air digital television signals within the service area.
1.a Continuously deliver consistent over-the-air digital television signals within the service area.
1.b Make provision for upgrades to the system as desired and practicable.
1.c Provide a phone line for constituents to reach the operations manager to report service issues and receive information about the system.
1.d Provide opportunities for advanced training to technicians regarding delivery of over-the-air digital television signals.
1.e Provide training opportunities for all aspects of work to be performed including but not limited to tower construction, maintenance and safety, on the job safety, including OSHA training, and safe operation of all motor vehicles.
1.f Keep current on developments in the over-the-air digital television field.
1.g Assure compliance with Federal Communications Commission regulations as they relate to transmission of low power television signals and regulations for communication sites located on U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, State and private lands.
1.h Assure communication towers are constructed and maintained in accordance with industry standards.
1.i Keep vehicles and buildings in good and safe condition.
1.j Promptly solve, or fix technical problems when safe to do so.
1.k Collaborate with local low power television and not-for-profit FM radio providers, and other organizations, to provide constituents a variety of recreational and cultural media amenities.
2. The Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District will endeavor to provide support for recreation, arts and cultural based projects and programs.
2.a Collaborate with local governments to leverage receipt of grant moneys, including GOCO funds, for capital projects which serve the constituents of the District.
2.b When funds are available, provide for a grant funding cycle to support the recreation, arts and cultural projects of the citizenry.
2.c Participate in master planning for short and long term recreation, arts and cultural projects, as deemed appropriate.
2.d Collaborate with governmental entities and other organizations which provide recreation, arts and cultural activities of importance to the community and which are aligned with the mission of the District.
2.e Provide media opportunities, through the local channels on the television translator system, to governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations which provide recreation, arts and cultural activities which are aligned with the mission of the District.
3. The Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District will listen to and consult with District constituents, providing the highest level of customer service.
3.a Establish sub-district committees as community interest dictates and
appoint Board representative(s) to attend committee meetings.
3.b Schedule agenda time at each meeting for concerned citizens.
3.c Respond to inquiries from constituents in a timely and professional manner.
3.d Inform constituents and municipalities of the services provided and the mission of the District and it’s accomplishments.
3.e The district web page will be regularly updated and kept current.
4. The Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District will comply with all regulations governing Special Districts.
4.a The district will continually update knowledge of regulations from the State of Colorado, facilitated by membership in professional organizations.
4.b Opportunities for personnel and board members to stay current with positions, legislation, and regulations from the state will be given.
4.c The District Manager will assure compliance with regulations including timely filing of required documents.
4.d Educate Board members, managers and technicians using industry experts and other educational opportunities, in order to consistently provide exemplary service and administration of the District.
5. The Gunnison County Metropolitan Recreation District board will be fiscally responsible assuring the District remains solvent, makes provision for future financial needs and meets statutory regulations governing special Districts.
5.a Annual budget will be developed and adopted in accordance with State statute.
5.b. Annual certification of mill levies will be made to Gunnison and Saguache Counties to meet the general operating expenses of the District.
5.c Monthly income and expenses will be reviewed and a monthly budget comparison report provided to the board.
5.c The accounts payable will be reviewed and approved by the board monthly.
5.d Bank accounts will be reviewed monthly by the treasurer including examination of transactions and fund balances. An independent copy of the checking account statement will be sent to the treasurer each month.
5.e An annual audit will be conducted by an outside accounting firm in accordance with State statute and board designation.
5.f Bank accounts will, preferably, be kept on the local level with close attention to the fund balance of each account and assuring fund balances do not exceed FDIC limits.
5.g Efforts to acquire an adequate structure to house office, records, vehicles, technical studio and equipment will be pursued.
5.h The feasibility to de-Bruce will be reviewed annually.
5.i All land leases and the costs associated with each will be reviewed annually.
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Qualifications: To qualify as a Director of a special district
(“District”), a person must be an “elector”,
defined as a registered voter of Colorado and either:
1. A resident of the District for not less than 30 days,
2. The owner (or spouse of the owner) of taxable real or personal
property situated in the District, or
3. A person obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase
Colorado Revised Statutes (“C.R.S.”)
Directors are elected to four-year terms, unless appointments have
been made to fill vacancies, in which case two-year terms may be
Directors are limited to two consecutive terms of office. Term
limits apply only to elected four-year terms, not to interim terms
that arise by appointment to fill a vacancy or to elected two-year
terms created due to a vacancy.
A Director has a general, common law obligation to the District
as a fiduciary. The Director has the duty to exercise the utmost
good faith, business sense and astuteness on behalf of the District.
A Director is prohibited from taking personal advantage of a situation
to benefit himself or prejudice the District.
Directors serving a term commencing after July 1, 2005 may receive
compensation not in excess of $1,600 per annum, payable not to exceed
$100 per meeting attended; 32-1-902(3)(a), C.R.S. No Director
shall receive any compensation as an employee of a District; 32-1-902(3)(b),
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Special districts in Colorado must hold regular elections on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May in even numbered years for the purpose of electing Directors to the Board and for the submission of other ballot issues or questions. 32-1-103(17), Colorado Revised Statues (“C.R.S.”)
The next regular election will be held on May 13, 2014 at which time 3 four-year terms for Directors will be decided. The deadline to submit a Self Nomination and Acceptance Form to the Designated Election Official is Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. (C.R.S. 32-1-804.3(3)). Earlier submittal is encouraged as the deadline will not permit curing an insufficient form. The form will be made available following publication of the Call For Nominations (C.R.S. 32-1-804.1) on February 6, 2014. For further information, please contact the Designated Election Official.
Lori Patin, Designated Election Official
P O Box 1369, Gunnison CO 81230
Self Nomination and Acceptance Form, 2014 (Download PDF). Note: Form will be posted online February 2014.
Voter Eligibility. Persons entitled to vote at special district elections must be registered to vote in the State of Colorado * (CRS 32-1-806) and:
A resident of the district for not less than thirty days; or
The owner, or spouse of the owner, of taxable real or personal property situated within the boundaries of the special district; or
A person who is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property situated within the boundaries of the special district.
* Registration Deadline (CRS 1-2-201(3): Electors shall be permitted to vote if the elector is registered to vote no later than 29 days before the election. To register to vote or to verify elector status, please contact the County clerk and recorder of the county in which you reside.
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Districts in Colorado
The Met Rec District is a special District of the State of Colorado.
Special districts were first authorized in 1949 as a form of local
government to provide certain municipal-type services in rural and
unincorporated areas. Since then, more than 1400 special districts
have been created to provide park and recreation services, fire
protection and prevention, emergency medical services, drainage,
water, sanitation, hospital services, ambulance and roads to local
Colorado special districts have been instrumental in providing
the public infrastructure to meet the growing needs of the state’s
population in the face of increasing demands on cities and counties
to keep up with the ever-increasing needs for urban services.
Dept. Local Affairs www.dola.state.co.us/
Association of Colorado www.sdaco.org
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