Message from the South Metro Fire Rescue Fire Protection District/Parker Fire Protection District
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the South Metro Fire Rescue Fire Protection District, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties, Colorado, that at the close of business day on the sixty-third (63rd) day before the election or thereafter there were not more candidates for Director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, the election to be held on May 3, 2016 is hereby cancelled.
The South Metro Fire Rescue Fire Protection District (dba “South Metro Fire Rescue”) started as a merger of the Parker Fire Protection District and South Metro Fire Rescue in 2008. A Fire Authority was formed as the first step to providing fire and emergency medical services through a single, permanently integrated governmental entity. On January 5, 2016, the two separate fire districts were completely consolidated into a single district named South Metro Fire Rescue Fire Protection District. The District is approximately 179 square miles with a population of 203,500 and serves all or portions of the cities of Castle Pines, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Foxfield, Greenwood Village, Lone Tree, and Parker along with portions of Unincorporated Arapahoe and Douglas Counties.
The Board of Directors that represents the citizens, businesses and visitors in the District is composed of 7 eligible electors. Each is a resident or property owner within one of 7 director districts, but is elected by all eligible voters in the South Metro Fire Rescue Fire Protection District. The May 3, 2016 election has been called to fill 6 of the 7 director districts (those seats are currently filled by eligible electors and they will need to seek re-election to continue service). Initial terms of 2 or 4 years have been assigned to each district, then board members can continue to serve, if re-elected, for additional 4-year terms. There are no term limits.
If you have not received your mail ballot by April 19, 2016, if you spoiled your ballot, or if you would like your ballot mailed to an address other than your registered voter address, please complete the Request for Mail Ballot Form and submit it to the Designated Election Official.