At the April 27, 2017 meeting of the Board of Directors of Woodmen Hills Metro District, two issues were raised in public comment that we believe deserve a direct response in order to clarify the facts and prevent any further confusion.
March 30, 2017 Emergency Meeting
An executive session was convened during the emergency meeting of the Board held on March 30, 2017. The purpose of the executive session was to allow the Board to receive critical legal advice related to the District’s Wastewater Reclamation Facility. The District’s water attorney, Wayne Forman of Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck, was present.
A candidate for the open position of Director of Water and Wastewater was also present at the special meeting as part of a “working interview.” The purpose of this working interview was to give the Board a chance to evaluate the candidate’s analytical skills and other skills related to the Wastewater Reclamation Facility issues. Although the Colorado Sunshine Act would have allowed an executive session to be called solely for the purposes of interviewing the candidate, that was not the principal purpose of this executive session.
Many residents have shared their concern over the recent engagement of Colorado Springs Swim Team (CCST) as a swim team provider in the District. This role was previously filled by Falfins Swim Team.
The District would like its residents to know that the District does not select the swim team provider for the community. That selection is made by the parents of the Woodmen Hills swim team community members. The only role the District plays in this process is to coordinate with the swim team provider selected by the parents of swimmers for use of the pool at the Recreation Center. The District is working with all parties to ensure that children of our community continue to have the opportunity to participate on a swim team.
We look forward to continuing to serve you and the Woodmen Hills community.