Centennial Water held an inclusion election on Tuesday, May 5 to ask voters if they would like to include all properties located in the Highlands Ranch Metro District (Highlands Ranch) and Mirabelle Metropolitan District (Mirabelle) into the Centennial Water boundaries. Election results show the inclusion election passed by a vote of 478 to 53.
Highlands Ranch and Mirabelle were already in the Centennial Water service area, but only limited parcels in Highlands Ranch were in the district boundaries. The board proposed the question to voters to include all properties in Highlands Ranch and Mirabelle within the district boundaries in order to give all residents within Highlands Ranch and Mirabelle the opportunity to serve as Centennial Water board members in the future.
This inclusion does not change the current service area of Centennial Water, and it will not have any financial impact on residents. Centennial Water does not impose a mill levy, so there will be no property tax associated with inclusion. Centennial Water is funded by rates and fees. Rates and fees are reviewed annually, and will continue to increase over time due to inflation, capital replacement and regulatory requirements.
With the inclusion election approved, all residents and property owners within the areas proposed for inclusion will be eligible to serve on the Centennial Water Board of Directors. The first election for new board members will be in May 2022.