3rd term OK’d for Maintenance District board members
Colorado Springs City Council has helped out the Old Colorado City Security & Maintenance District by agreeing to let its Advisory Committee members serve
three three-year terms instead of the previous two.
The action took the shape of an ordinance that was approved on two readings in November.
“It helps us in retaining our members because we do have a hard time getting people to serve,” said committee chair Judy Kasten. Also, she pointed out, the pool of potential members is limited. “We have just three blocks of property owners, and, a lot of them aren't living or working here anymore,” she said.
Appointed by City Council, the committee has overseen the public infrastructure in the three-block area between 24th and 27th streets since 1979, when Old Colorado City underwent a major revitalization through combined public and private efforts. The district has the use of one City Parks employee and the maintenance building on South 25th Street. Costs are covered by a tax on district property owners
Kasten herself has served on the board 13 of the last 14 years. After her first six years, the term limits made her stay off the board a year before she was allowed to get back on, she explained. Her next six years ended last year, but she received a one-year extension from council, letting her stay on while the ordinance revision was finalized.
Kasten said another committee member who stands to benefit from the ordinance change is Bill Grimes, who has been on the board for all but 5 of the years since the district was formed.
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