Valagua

Metropolitan District

The Valagua Metropolitan District is a quasi-governmental entity formed in 2003 to provide essential public improvements and services for the Brightwater Club community, which is located roughly 5 miles south of the Town of Gypsum in Eagle County, Colorado.  The gated community contains a total of 963 acres which are largely bordered by BLM land and will eventually contain a total of 535 residential lots as well as a private golf course and other Club amenities. 

Welcome

The District’s primary function is the servicing of debt which was issued to finance the costs of constructing public improvements, including water and sewer lines, enhancements to the road used to access the subdivision, and limited recreational amenities. 

The majority of the infrastructure constructed has been conveyed to the Town of Gypsum for ongoing operation and maintenance. The District did not finance nor is responsible for any of the roads inside of the gates nor any of the Club facilities as these are not public improvements. 

The District is funded through property taxes assessed upon property owners within the District.

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Welcome

The District’s primary function is the servicing of debt which was issues to finance the costs of constructing public improvements including water and sewer lines, enhancements to the road used to access the subdivision, and limited recreational amenities. 

The majority of the infrastructure constructed has been conveyed to the Town of Gypsum  for ongoing operation and maintenance. The District did not finance nor is responsible for any of the roads inside of the gates nor any of the Club facilities as these are not public improvements. 

The District is funded through property taxes assessed upon property owners within the District.

Upcoming Meetings

May 2021
September 2021
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Information

Transparency Notice

Pursuant to section 32-1-809, Colorado Revised Statutes for Transparency Notices may be led with Special District Association of Colorado. This information must be provided annually

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Special Districts in Colorado

Special Districts are local governments (quasi-municipal corporations and political subdivisions of the State of Colorado) established to provide certain necessary public infrastructure, facilities, and services to a community. 

These improvements and services include water, sewer, streets, drainage systems, landscaping, traffic-related safety enhancements, park and recreation facilities and services, fire protection, mosquito control, and transportation improvements.  There are currently over 1,800 Special Districts in Colorado providing these types of facilities and services to communities throughout the state.

Special Districts in Colorado

Special Districts are local governments (quasi-municipal corporations and political subdivisions of the State of Colorado) established to provide certain necessary public infrastructure, facilities and services to a community.  These improvements and services include water, sewer, streets, drainage systems, landscaping, traffic related safety enhancements, park and recreation facilities and services, fire protection, mosquito control, and transportation improvements.  There are currently over 1,800 Special Districts in Colorado providing these types of facilities and services to communities throughout the state.

Special Districts

The use of a Special District to provide these public improvements and facilities allow financing on a tax-exempt basis, at lower interest rates, and on more favorable terms than would be otherwise available through private sector alternatives, resulting in savings to property owners on the cost of infrastructure necessary for a community. Special Districts as local governments are not only able to save money for their residents and property owners by selling tax-exempt bonds (to provide financing) they are also able to reduce costs by purchasing essential

For more information, please see the attached document provided by the Colorado Department of Local Government. 

Property Values

Special Districts protect property values by assuring property owners that infrastructure is properly phased. It allows roads, water and sewer lines, and other essential facilities and services, to the extent owned and maintained by the Special District, will continue to be maintained.

Government

As governmental entities providing essential, fundamental services, the Colorado Legislature has promoted the use of Special Districts through a governing set of statues. Special Districts are governed by a board of directors that must meet and act in public session with public notice, and Special Districts must comply with, among other requirements, the Colorado Open Records At, the Local Government Budget Law, and the Local Government Audit Law. Special Districts are also accountable to the approving jurisdiction through annual reporting requirements and service plan limitations.

Special Districts

The use of a Special District to provide these public improvements and facilities allow financing on a tax-exempt basis, at lower interest rates and on more favorable terms than would be otherwise available through private sector alternatives, resulting in a savings to property owners on the cost of infrastructure necessary for a community. Special Districts as local governments are not only able to save money for their residents and property owners by selling tax-exempt bonds (to provide financing) they are also able to reduce costs by purchasing essential

For more information, please see the attached document provided by the Colorado Department of Local Government. 

Property Values

Special Districts protect property values by assuring property owners that infrastructure is properly phased. It allows roads, water and sewer lines, and other essential facilities and services, to the extent owned and maintained by the Special District, will continue to be maintained.

Government

As governmental entities providing essential, fundamental services, the Colorado Legislature has promoted the use of Special Districts through a governing set of statues. Special Districts are governed by a board of directors that must meet and act in public session with public notice, and Special Districts must comply with, among other requirements, the Colorado Open Records At, the Local Government Budget Law, and the Local Government Audit Law. Special Districts are also accountable to the approving jurisdiction through annual reporting requirement and service plan limitations.

Meeting Notice & Information

The annual meeting schedule is confirmed at the first meeting of each year. All meetings are open to the public and are held at the offices of
Marchetti & Weaver, LLC, 28 Second Street, Suite 213, Edwards, Co 81632

Meeting Notice & Information

The Annual Member meeting is held in January of each year.  Special Member meetings are called if necessary.  Notification will be sent at least ten days prior to any Member meeting. 

2021 Meeting Schedule

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Meeting Minutes

Minutes are taken for all District meetings. Minutes are posted to the website once approved by the Board at the subsequent Board meeting. 

Financial Information

The District is funded by property taxes levied on the properties within the District.  The majority of the taxes collected are dedicated to the repayment of the $21,000,000 of Limited Tax General Obligation Bonds issued in the District in 2008 to finance the infrastructure for the community.

The District also levies a separate mill levy of 15 mills to provide funding for general operating costs of the District

Financial Information

The District is funded by property taxes levied on the properties within the District.  The majority of the taxes collected are dedicated towards the repayment of the $21,000,000 of Limited Tax General Obligation Bonds issued in the District in 2008 to finance the infrastructure for the community.

The District also levies a separate mill levy of 15 mills to provide funding for general operating costs of the District

Governing Documents

The District is governed by the Service Plan approved by the Town of Gypsum, which was amended in 2009 to allow the District to add security services to it’s powers. Below are links to these documents.

The documents provided on this and other pages of this site are for the convenience of website users. The documents are not all of the documents or instruments affecting the districts or ownership of property at Brightwater.  Owners are responsible for obtaining and reviewing all documents of record and otherwise affecting his/her property, including without limitation, all documents relating to title, the neighborhood and the metropolitan districts. If you require a district document not available below you may request a copy by submitting a public records request to Marchetti & Weaver.

Budgets

Each link is an individual PDF 

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

Audits

Each link is an individual PDF 

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

Election Information

Colorado Special Districts (including Valagua Metropolitan District) hold Director elections in May of even-numbered years. 

Election Information

Colorado Special Districts (including Valagua Metropolitan District) hold Director elections in May of even numbered years. 

Colorado Special Districts

The Director’s election scheduled for May of 2020 has been canceled as there were not more applicants than seats available.  Anyone interested in learning more about the District, or becoming a Director, is encouraged to attend directors’ meetings.  These meetings are open to the public. 

Voter Registration

Confirm or update your Voter Registration information at GoVoteColorado.com
Self-nomination and Acceptance forms (including amended forms)  must be filed with the Designated Election Official no later than the normal close of business on the 67th day before the election. 

To be eligible to run for a Board seat, a person must be an “eligible elector” in the District, which is defined as a registered voter of Colorado and either: 

  1. A resident of the District for not less than 30 days, or
  2. The owner ( or spouse of the owner) of taxable real or personal property situated in the District, or
  3. A person is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase a taxable property. 

Valagua Designated Election Official:  Erin McCauley

[email protected] or (970)-926-6060 ext 2

Current Board of Directors, Term

Don Janklow – 2023
Chairman

Maury Keller – 2023
Vice President
Assistant Secretary/ Treasurer

Scott Green – 2023
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer 

Brandon Causey, – 2022
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

Jeffrey L Petersen – 2022
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

Public Records

Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)

In the spirit of open government, the Colorado Open Records Act requires that most public records be available to the public. 

Public Records

Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)

In the spirit of open government, the Colorado Open Records Act requires that most public records be available to the public. 

Record Request Form

Let us know if your mailing address or email changes. Put the current information into this form, and we will update our member database.  All contact information is kept confidential. Thanks! 

Request a record

To request Valagua Metropolitan District records that are not already published o this website, complete either the webform template OR the PDF template.  Submit the PDF by mail, fax, or email to: 

Valagua Metro District
c/o Marchetti & Weaver
28 Second St, Suite 213,
Edwards, CO 81632

Phone: (970) 926-6040 ext 2
Email: [email protected]

Only one request is needed. The Custodian will contact you to discuss the request if necessary, especially if fees will be charged. 

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Contact Information

District Managers & Accountants
Marchetti & Weaver LLC.,
28 Second Street, Suite 213,
Edwards, CO 81632.
(970) 926-6060 ext 2

District Legal Counsel

Fritsche Law
(720) 833-4223

Valagua Metropolitan District

Administration provided by Marchetti & Weaver, LLC

28 Second Street, Suite 213, Edwards, CO 81632
970-926-6060 ext 2

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