Commissioners will Create Local District to Pay for Road Repairs: Boulder County rural residents dodged one bullet after the Public Improvement District property tax ballot issue (known as 5C) failed to pass on Nov. 5. But the County Commissioners were upfront in saying that they had a backup plan that does not require a public vote. This plan will be considered at a public hearing on Nov. 18.
At that meeting t he Commissioners will discuss the creation of a Local Improvement District (LID), which the County can authorize for 15 years as long as the revenues generated are only used for a stated purpose. The road improvement fees will be assessed against property based on two factors: 1) 25 percent of the assessment is based on a property’s value and 2) 75 percent of the assessment is based on average length of road/property in the subdivision where the property is located. Certain properties such as out lots and severed mineral interests may not be assessed until such time as they are developed.
Rural property owners can calculate their costs online by visiting www.bouldercounty.org/subdivisionpaving and clicking on “Cost Calculator,” or call 720-564-2644. The County says the average cost per year, per property over 15 years is estimated to be $358. To view a map of the affected subdivisions, click here: http://www.bouldercounty.org/doc/transportation/sdpavqualmap.pdf