1-13.5-501, 1-13.5-1102(3),  32-1-905(2), C.R.S.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the Gardens at North Carefree Metropolitan District, El Paso County, Colorado.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 2nd day of May, 2023, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  At that time, 2 directors will be elected to serve 4-year terms. Eligible electors of the District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form from the District Designated Election Official (DEO):

Peter M. Susemihl                                                        (Designated Election Official)

660 Southpointe Ct., Suite 210                                        (DEO Address)

Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906                                 (DEO Address)

719-579-6500                                                              (DEO Telephone)

The Office of the DEO is open on the following days: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance is close of business on Friday, February 24 2023 (not less than 67 days before the election).  Affidavit of Intent To Be A Write-In-Candidate forms must be submitted to the office of the designated election official by the close of business on Monday, February 27, 2023 (the sixty-fourth day before the election).

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, an application for an absentee ballot shall be filed with the designated election official no later than the close of business on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

Gardens at North Carefreee Metropolitan District                  

Peter M. Susemihl   (Designated Election Official Signature On File)   

Gardens at North Carefree Metropolitan District has an existing mill levy of 40.000 mills obligated to pay off Developer Reimbursements and 10.000 mills to fund operations and maintenance within the District at this time there is no discussion on issuing any future mill levies. The Debt mill levy is set to stay in place until the obligated debt is paid off, current maturity date is set for December 1, 2046, and there are currently no anticipated increases or decreases.

At this time, the Board is discussing the benefits of issuing a Bond to pay off the Developer Advance and eliminate a higher interest rate. Here is a summary of the District’s current outstanding Long Term Financial Obligations:

Name of DebtInitial Debt Issuance AmountMaturity DateInterest Rate
Reimbursement Agreement   

The Gardens at North Carefree Metropolitan District’s main function is to collect tax revenue to pay off the current Long Term Debt and provide covenant enforcement along with operations and maintenance, including but not limited to, landscape maintenance throughout the District owned by the District. At this time, the District is not anticipating providing any other primary functions.

The District currently owns detention ponds and landscape tracts. *See map for a visual of property owned by the District.

Elizabeth CovingtonDirectorMay 2025Elizabeth.C@GardensAtNorthCarefreeMD.orgDeveloper
Ron CovingtonDirector May 2025Ron.C@GardensAtNorthCarefreeMD.orgDeveloper
Laureen DeveauDirectorMay 2025Laureen.D@GardensAtNorthCarefreeMD.orgDeveloper
Cheryl HerberDirectorMay 2023Cheryl.H@GardensAtNorthCarefreeMD.orgDeveloper
Heath HerberDirectorMay 2023Heath.H@GardensAtNorthCarefreeMD.orgDeveloper

Meeting Schedule: 2023 Regular meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month.

District Manager:

Rebecca Harris

Phone: 719-447-1777 ext. 103


2022 Board Meeting Agendas2022 Board Meeting Minutes
Important District Documents
Service Plan
Boundary Tax Map
Gardens at North Carefree MD CCR’s
Architectural Submission Online Form
2023 Transparency Notice
Financial Documents
2022 Budget
2021 Budget
Election Information
Self Nomination Deadline: February 24, 2023
Regular Election Date: May 2, 2023
Election Documents and Information:
2023 Call for Nominations
Self Nomination Form
2023 Election Information Reference Guide
2023 Regular Election Calendar
2023 Election Manual – Bookmarked
2023 Frequently Asked Questions
Link to Special District Forms Page
*For more information, visit the Colorado Department of Local Affairs Special Districts Elections Page

Historical Election Documents:
2022 Notice of Cancellation and Results
Helpful Links and Information on Special Districts: