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NEWSLETTER
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District Board of Directors
Board of Directors Meeting
October 18, 2016 Special Board Meeting
The Board of Directors scheduled a Special Meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:00 PM in the District Office, 9830 Liberty Grove Drive, Falcon, Colorado.  The October 20, 2016 Regular Meeting has been cancelled.  All meetings are open to the public.
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Board of Directors
Kim Griffin
President
kim@pbhmd.com
 
Calvin Pollard
Vice President
cal@pbhmd.com
 
John Bruszenski
Secretary
john@pbhmd.com
 
Doug Burrer
Treasurer
doug@pbhmd.com
 
Chris Olney
Assistant Secretary
chris@pbhmd.com
How to Reach Us
Billing Questions  
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719-351-7438
District Office
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Paying Your Bill
You have several options to pay your PBHMD bill

By Mail
Paint Brush Hills Metro District
9830 Liberty Grove Drive
Falcon, CO 80831
Drop-Off Location
Paint Brush Hills Metro District Office Payment Drop Box
9830 Liberty Grove Drive
Falcon, CO
*Payments placed in the drop box after noon on the last business day of the month may incur a late charge. 
ACH
An Automatic Payment Plan (monthly electronic bank draft for your bill amount) is also available.  Please complete the Automatic Payment (ACH) form and  email it to  pbhmd@pbhmd.com
Online Payment
Payments may be made online by clicking here
*There are fees that apply to this payment method. 
Submit Your Billing Preferences Questionnaire
Please complete the online Billing Preferences Questionnaire. We will update your billing information so that you can take advantage of the new features when they become available.
How to Read Your Meter
If your water bill suddenly increases, but you haven't changed the way you use water, chances are you've sprung a leak. If you can not identify visible leaks, read your water meterRead more.
Checking for Water Leaks
To check for leaks in your home, you first need to determine whether you're wasting water. Then identify the source of the leak.
Read more.
October 2016
The Board of Directors and staff of the Paint Brush Hills Metropolitan District  hope you enjoy this edition of the  Newsletter.
Paint Brush Hills Metropolitan District Measure 5B
The Paint Brush Hills Metropolitan District (the "District") placed Measure 5B (the "Measure") on the November 8, 2016 El Paso County General Election ballot to utilize the revenue, if retained by the District, to provide essential District services to its residents and property owners (sometimes referred to as de-TABORing or de-Brucing). Colorado law, specifically TABOR and the statutory 5.5% limitation, place strict revenue constraints on the District. In light of the current fiscal constraints of the District, voters are being asked to consider whether the amount over the revenue limits should be retained to continue essential District services.
 
The District is not asking to increase the District mill levy.    
 
Please click here to see the Summary of the Paint Brush Hills Metropolitan District Measure 5B.
Storm Water Drainage Projects
District team member, Calvin Lindt, operates excavator to clear storm water drainage channel.
 
The first of several storm water drainage remediation projects will start on the week of October 3, 2016.  The District's Engineer has identified approximately $2 million of needed repairs and rebuilding of the District storm water facilities.
 
Phase 1 of the project will be completed in Filing 7 Tract C located near Allendale Drive and Litchfield Drive.  This phase includes the clearing and rebuilding of the storm water channel, erosion mitigation, and re-establishing the vegetation along the banks of the channel.  The engineer's cost estimate for this phase was $67,332 if the project was outsourced.  The District chose to have District employees perform the work with rented equipment at an estimated cost of $32,487.
Contractor Selected for Office & Shop Construction
West elevation of the future District Office & Shop 
 
The District's Board of Directors selected Copestone General Contractors of Colorado Springs to build the new District Office and Shop Building.  Copestone's bid amount of $1,028,563 was the lowest among the five bids considered during the August 18, 2016 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors.  Building construction will begin following the issuance of the building permit and is expected to take six months to complete.
 
The new District Office and Shop will be built at 9985 Towner Avenue near the District's water storage tanks.  Once completed, the new building will replace the presently rented District Office location, and serve as the District's maintenance facility.
District's Team Participates in Teambuilding Workshops
The District's team participated in three workshops conducted by Laura Benjamin with Communicate Colorado.  The workshops, customized specifically for the District's employees, included interactive training on communication skills, handling conflict, personality and work styles, and listening skills along with the completion of several online profiles.
PBHMD Team (L -R):  Calvin Lindt, Field Maintenance Technician; Kelcey Riggs, Office Administrator; Leon Gomes, District Manager; Steve Knepper, Water/Wastewater Operations Manager (Photo courtesy of Communicate Colorado)
Be Ready for Freezing Temperatures 
snowflakes.jpg The American Red Cross has some suggestions to prevent your pipes from freezing  Winter, along with its freezing temperatures, will be here before we know it. There are some steps you can take to prevent the pipes in your home from freezing. Check out the American Red Cross website on  Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

Every Winter, the District receives calls from residents whose neighbors' homes show signs of a water leak due to frozen pipes.  If a leak is confirmed by District staff and there is no one home, the water service to the property will be shut off at the curb stop.  This will result in a $25 charge to the property owner for the shut off and an additional $25 charge to restore water service.
We hope you enjoyed this newsletter and found that it contained helpful information and links.  What do you think?   Send us your feedback.

Sincerely,
The Paint Brush Hills Metropolitan District
Paint Brush Hills Metropolitan District | pbhmd@pbhmd.com | http://www.pbhmd.com
9830 Liberty Grove Drive, Falcon, CO 80831