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Improvement district formed for Kara Circle and Windy Way

 

September 5, 2019

Landowners gathered on Tuesday morning for the official formation of the Kara Circle and Windy Way Improvement and Service District, an effort approved by the county commissioners in November. The intent of the district is to maintain the roads for the use of residents, requiring each member to pay an equal amount to fund such things as plowing and gravel.

The public hearing that was held on Tuesday morning allowed interested parties to comment on the accuracy of the map and associated documents for the formation of the district. According to County Attorney Joe Baron, copies of the map and proposed resolution had been sent out and errors were fixed to ensure proper descriptions. These were “simply clerical errors”, he stated.

Several landowners had questions about the functions of the new district and the three-person board of directors that has already been elected to oversee it. These questions included how the money will be collected, how it will be spent, whether money will be collected per lot or per landowner and whether there is likely to be a change from the $300 per year, per landowner, that was originally touted.

The answer to all of these questions was the same: it’s up to the board. Baron said of the elected board that, “They will decide what they are going to do.”

The initial board of directors elected to represent the district will include Larry Brown, Nancy Brown and Stephanie Mckown. Larry and Nancy Brown, both present at the meeting, expressed their desire for input from every member of the district when making such decisions.

“We will be calling a meeting of all the members,” said Nancy of the board’s first moves. The intention, she said, is to ensure there is clarity for all involved; Larry further noted that the board is hoping to hold at least one meeting per year with all landowners present.

Regarding use of the collected money, Larry commented that it will be used for the stated purpose of plowing and gravel but the board is hoping to “hold a little money back for emergency cases,” such as blizzards.

The county commissioners approved the resolution for the formation of the district following the public hearing. The approval is contingent on all fees being paid and the county receiving the necessary mapping documentation.

 
 

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