General Information About the District


Fronterra Village Metropolitan District (District), a quasi-municipal corporation, was organized on November 16, 2000, and is governed pursuant to provisions of the Colorado Special District Act (Title 32). The District operates under a service plan approved by Commerce City (City) on August 21, 2000, as amended on August 19, 2002 and February 5, 2007. The District's service area is located in Adams County, Colorado entirely within the boundaries of the City. The District was established to provide financing for the design, acquisition, construction and installation of streets, street lighting, landscaping, storm drainage, television relay, mosquito control and park and recreation improvements and facilities within the District.

The land within the District is fully developed and the District’s service are is comprised of 770 single family homes and 203 multi-family units. All parks and open spaces within the District’s boundaries are owned and maintained by the Fronterra Village Homeowners Association, Inc. (Note: Fronterra Park located on the east side of the neighborhood is owned and maintained by Commerce City.)

In 2001 and 2007, the District issued a total of $11.1 million in bonds to finance the construction and development of the Fronterra Village neighborhood infrastructure (e.g. streets, curbs, sidewalks, water and electric lines, sewer lines, storm drainage, detention pond, perimeter fencing, park and open space landscaping, etc). The completed infrastructure assets were turned over to Commerce City (e.g. streets) and the respective utility companies (e.g. water and sewer lines turned over to South Adams County Water & Sanitation District, street lights and power lines were turned over to United Power, etc). Ownership of the open spaces, park, detention pond and perimeter fencing were turned over to the Fronterra Village HOA to maintain.             


In order to fund the repayment of its bond debt and provide neighborhood services to the Fronterra Village residents, the District generates revenue from the following sources:

Property Taxes: Each year, the District assesses property taxes on the homeowners living within the Fronterra Village neighborhood. Property tax assessments is the District's primary source of revenue and currently comprises approximately 91% of the District's total annual revenue. In November 2000, voters approved the District's ballot issue, which authorized the District to change the mill levy rate each year without obtaining further approval from the voters. However, the District is restricted from generating annual property tax revenue in excess of $250,000 to fund operations.

State Tax Subsidies: Each year, the District receives a "specific ownership tax" subsidy from the State of Colorado. The State funds this subsidy from its collection of annual vehicle registration fee taxes paid by owners of Colorado-registered vehicles. The subsidy is paid out in the form of a matching contribution to the District and is calculated as a percentage of the total property taxes assessed by the District. The State establishes the rate each year for matching contributions. A historic trend of the matching rates set by the State is provided in Exhibit 1.

For the past few years, this subsidy has comprised approximately 8% of the District's total annual revenue.

Interest Income: State laws restrict the types of funds in which the District may invest its cash.  For the past several years, the District's investment income has been an insignificant source of revenue to the District due to the decline in interest rates paid by banks on savings accounts and certain low-risk money market funds.

District Contractors

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Bond Debt

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