Vote for Apex PRD and the Arvada Fire PD May 6th





Tomorrow is the day we select new directors for the Arvada Fire District and the Apex Recreation District. 

To vote in the fire race visit one of these places

  • Arvada Fire Protection District Headquarters
    7903 Allison Way Arvada, CO 80005
  • Apex Community Recreation Center-6842 Wadsworth Blvd.
  • Apex Center 13150 W. 72nd Ave. Arvada, CO 80005

In the Apex election you can vote at these places


There is plenty of information available if you still have not made up your mind. Remember that these election usually have a low turn out and with so many running the races will likely be decided by only a few votes. 


For more information see the links below

Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 11:57am MST
Clrc Arvada shared a link.
Arvada Fire Protection District Board – Call for Candidates Our fire department is having an election again in May, and February 28th is the deadline to apply to run for their Board of Directors. The Arvada Fire Protection District (AFPD) has seen a number of changes over the last few years. During an election in late 2010, the district, with strong backing by the firefighters’ union, passed a tax issue increasing its property tax by more than 50%. That increased the mill rate to its current 14.898 mill level. That works out to about $237 a year for a typical $200,000 home. If you rent, your landlord pays the property tax for you and includes it in your rental bill. That’s a higher mill levy than other fire districts. The Denver Post recently reported that Wheat Ridge homeowners only pay 7.5 mills. Homeowners in the West Metro district pay 12.3 mills, and Fairmount residents in unincorporated Jefferson County pay 8.58 mills. Wheat Ridge is expected to
make a decision soon on whether to ask for a tax increase for their district. During the 2010 election the district was also considering running its own emergency medical services (EMS), although that was not a campaign issue. For years the district had contracted its EMS response to Pridemark Paramedics. Those ambulances are mostly gone now. In March of 2013 Pridemark’s franchise was not renewed after a couple of changes in ownership and the Arvada Fire Protection District began running its own fleet of ambulances. The AFPD also hired enough employees to run the response service in-house. Pridemark still remains the EMS provider for Wheat Ridge, Fairmount and Edgewater. Last year, citing a lack of applicants, the Board created some controversy by proposing to eliminate term limits for its incumbent Board members, some of whom have served multiple terms. That proposal was overwhelmingly turned down by voters with 79% saying no. Like the independent Apex
Park and Recreation District, The AFPD Board members are often elected by only a handful of votes. The skills needed to be on the Board are mostly managerial and several members of the Board have gone on to serve in higher public office. If you think you might better serve your community by serving on its Board, you can find application information by going to this link. The application deadline is February 28th and early applications are encouraged. –John Kiljan

Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 12:00pm MST
Clrc Arvada shared a link.
Do you want to help decide the future of recreation in Arvada? If you do, you have until February 28th to self-nominate yourself for one of three open positions on the Board of Directors for the Apex Park and Recreation District. The District is independent of the City of Arvada and is now facing the dilemma of how to structure a bond-renewal request for a controversial “eastside” recreation center or centers. The City of Arvada recently turned down an offer from Apex to build a very large recreation center on the campus of the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities at 68th and Wadsworth. And others are advocating for more local recreational opportunities for underserved neighborhoods in Arvada. This election is wide open. Apex elections are typically won by only a handful of votes. The current Chair of the Board was reelected with a three-vote margin. Director Loveridge is not running for reelection. To run, you have fill out a Self-Nomination and
Acceptance form from the District and submit it by Friday, February 28th at 4:00 pm. Here’s a link with more information. –John Kiljan







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