Public hearing and resolution for Boulder County Subdivision Paving Public Improvement District

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Hearing scheduled for 4 p.m., Wednesday, August 14 in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room

Boulder County, Colo. – Approximately 150 miles of paved roads in nearly 120 subdivisions in unincorporated Boulder County are in poor or deteriorating condition and need rehabilitation.. Without action being taken, these roads will continue to get worse and become more expensive to fix. 

At a public hearing last September, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) committed to working with unincorporated subdivision residents to develop a ballot issue in 2013 for a Public Improvement District that would serve as a permanent solution for rehabilitating subdivision roads. 

The Boulder County Commissioners have received a sufficient number of petitions to refer a question to the November ballot asking registered voters in unincorporated Boulder County subdivisions to vote whether to form a Public Improvement District (PID) to permanently address the issue of providing for rehabilitation of subdivision roads and keeping them in good condition. If the PID fails to pass, the Commissioners have committed to creating a Local Improvement District (LID) for the rehabilitation of paved subdivision roads on a one-time basis over a 15-year project duration.

Per the PID statute, a Public Hearing is scheduled to consider 1) the sufficiency of the petition that was filed to organize the district, 2) whether the proposed improvements confer a general benefit on the district, and 3) whether the cost of the improvements is excessive compared with the value of the property in the district.

What: Public Hearing on the proposed Public Improvement District to rehabilitate unincorporated Boulder County paved subdivision roads

When: Wednesday, August 14, at 4 p.m.

Where: Commissioners’ Hearing Room, Boulder County Courthouse, third floor, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder (map)
Due to the large crowd expected at the hearing, the county commissioners will take public testimony for as long as people indicate an interest to speak on the evening of the 14th, and will then continue the public hearing to 2 p.m. on Sep. 3 to take action towards approving a resolution submitting the question of forming the district, issuing bonds and imposing a mill levy to pay the costs of road rehabilitation in the district to voters in the district for the November election. There are currently three proposed unrelated ballot issues before the County Commissioners, and all three will be acted upon at the Sept. 3rd hearing. (Written testimony only will be accepted for the Sep. 3rd hearing.)
The hearing will be streamed live at

Public testimony will be taken at the Aug. 14th hearing:
  • Speaker sign-up sheets will be available one hour before the hearing begins – 3 p.m.
  • Speakers may sign-up as individuals to speak for 3 minutes or they may pool time up to 10 minutes
  • Pooling may be done in increments of 3 minutes, with a total of four “poolers” needed for the full 10 minute maximum
  • Those donating time to a pooled speaker must be present when that speaker is called to speak
  • Usual protocol is to start with pooled speakers, but it is up to the discretion of the Chair of the Board. If there are a large number of pooled groups, we will alternate between pooled groups and individual speakers
 Written comments can be emailed to or submitted in hard copy at the hearing.

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Barbara Halpin
Boulder County Public Information Officer

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