July 31, 2019 Minutes

A special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Arrowhead Metropolitan District, Eagle County, Colorado, was held on July 31, 2019, at 3:30 p.m., at the offices of Marchetti & Weaver, LLC, 28 Second Street, Suite 211, Edwards, Eagle County, Colorado, in accordance with the applicable statutes of the State of Colorado.


The following Directors were present and acting:

  • Bob Shafer
  • Vincent Riggio
  • Tom Howard (via telephone)
  • Thomas Svoboda

The following Director was absent and excused:

  • Bill Roe

Also in attendance were:

  • Ken Marchetti, Marchetti & Weaver, LLC
  • Beth Johnston, Marchetti & Weaver, LLC, recording secretary

Call To Order

The special meeting of the Board of Directors of Arrowhead Metropolitan District was called to order by Director Shafer on July 31, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. noting a quorum was present. No conflicts of interest were disclosed.

Consideration Of Agenda

Director Shafer requested that Director Riggio give a brief update on the road safety meeting.

Public Input

There was no public input.

Road Safety Meeting Update

Director Riggio gave an update on the Road Safety meeting earlier in the day that focused on finding solutions to on-going issues with bike, pedestrian and automobile traffic on Cresta Road. Director Riggio reported that Mr. Herbert was tasked with preparing a memo that outlines the creation of an educational brochure for residents and visitors, a permit process for bicycles, and an enforcement plan. Mr. Hensel is already researching possibilities for limiting access and directing traffic to the main gate for entry. General discussion continued with Director Riggio noting that speed bumps were not a reasonable solution due to the pitch of the road and potential liability if there were to be an accident. Director Svoboda urged the committee to consider all areas of Arrowhead, not just Cresta Road, in their evaluations.

Sales Tax

Director Shafer opened discussion for considering a sales tax in Arrowhead. The Board defined the mission and purpose of imposing a sales tax as 1) to utilize the sales tax to lower property taxes which would enhance overall home and property values in Arrowhead and 2) to cover any potential downturns to property tax revenues due to the Gallagher amendment.

Discussion continued on a reasonable sales tax rate and participants reviewed the models as well as the projection worksheet included in the board packet. The Board reviewed the items included on the projection sheet and requested that the numbers be firmed up and that the models be updated with the most up to date information.

Executive Session

By motion duly made and seconded it was unanimously

RESOLVED to enter into executive session at 4:18 p.m. pursuant to C.R.S. §24-6-402(4)(e), for the purpose of determining positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations, developing strategy for negotiations, and instructing negotiators as it relates to potential alternative uses for the skier parking lot.

The board adjourned from executive session at 4:26 p.m.

Election Resolution & Ballot Language

The board reviewed the proposed ballot language and resolution included in the packet. The Board requested that, based on prior discussion, that the maximum sales tax rate should be 5.0% instead of 5.5%. Discussion continued on how to reach out to residents and provide educational materials about the potential sales tax. The Board decided to send out a communication via email in mid-August with educational materials as well as an invitation to attend a Town Hall meeting in Arrowhead on August 28, 2019. The Board requested that the educational materials be concise and transparent.


By motion duly made and seconded, it was unanimously

RESOLVED to continue this Special Meeting of the Arrowhead Metropolitan District Board of Directors to August 13, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the offices of Marchetti & Weaver, 28 Second St, Ste 213, Edwards, CO.

Respectfully submitted,

Beth Johnston
Secretary for the Meeting