Gardens at North Carefree Metropolitan District Technology Accessibility Statement

Gardens at North Carefree Metropolitan District is committed to providing equitable access to our services to all Coloradans.

Our ongoing accessibility effort works towards being in line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) version 2.1, level AA criteria. These guidelines not only help make technology accessible to users with sensory, cognitive and mobility disabilities, but ultimately to all users, regardless of ability.

Our efforts are just part of a meaningful change in making the District’s services inclusive and accessible. We welcome comments on how to improve our technology’s accessibility for users with disabilities and for requests for accommodations to any District services.

Feedback and Support

We welcome your feedback about the accessibility of the District’s online services. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers. The District is committed to responding within three (3) business days.

Phone: 719-447-1777 

Address: Gardens at North Carefree Metropolitan District

Attn: Compliance Officer

614 N Tejon Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Gardens at North Carefree Metropolitan District has an existing Debt 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 regarding issuance of future mill levies. The Debt mill levy will remain until the obligated debt is paid off. The debt is currently set to mature on December 1, 2046 and there is currently no anticipated increase or decrease.

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

Name of DebtInitial Debt Issuance AmountMaturity DateInterest Rate
Developer Reimbursement Agreement $5,000,000 December 1, 2046 Variable

The Gardens at North Carefree Metropolitan District’s primary function is to collect tax revenue for repayment of Long Term Debt. The District has also been charged with providing Covenant Enforcement and Architectural Review, along with facilitating ongoing operations and maintenance. At this time, the District does not anticipate providing additional primary functions.

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

Ronald CovingtonPresidentMay 2025Ron.C@GardensAtNorthCarefreeMD.orgDeveloper
Grace CovingtonSecretary May 2025Grace.C@GardensAtNorthCarefreeMD.orgDeveloper
Laureen DeveauTreasurerMay 2025Laureen.D@GardensAtNorthCarefreeMD.orgDeveloper
Heath HerberAssistant SecretaryMay 2027Heath.H@GardensAtNorthCarefreeMD.orgDeveloper
VACANTDirectorMay 2027

Meeting Schedule:

Regular Meetings of the Board have been scheduled Quarterly for 2024 as follows:

February 8, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.

May 9, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

August 8, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

November 4, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

The Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held immediately following the November Board Meeting.

All meetings will be held in person at the Covington Homes office, 13737 Struthers Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80921 and virtually at

District Manager:

Heather Smith

Phone: 719-447-1777


2024 Board Meeting Agendas2024 Board Meeting Minutes
July 1, 2024 Board Meeting Agenda
February 8, 2024 Board Meeting Agenda
2023 Board Meeting Agendas2023 Board Meeting Minutes
November 1, 2023 Town Hall Presentation
November 1, 2023 Board Meeting Agenda
November 1, 2023 Board Meeting Notice
June 7, 2023 Board Meeting Agenda
November 1, 2023 Town Hall Minutes
November 1, 2023 Board Meeting Minutes
June 7, 2023 Board Meeting Minutes
2022 Board Meeting Agendas2022 Board Meeting Minutes
November 2, 2022 Board Meeting AgendaNovember 2, 2022 Meeting Minutes
Historical Meeting Minutes
November 3, 2021 Meeting Minutes
November 4, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Required Notice Pursuant to House Bill 23-1105 – Metropolitan District Homeowners’ Rights Task Force

House Bill 23-1105 created the HOA and Metropolitan District Homeowners’ Rights Task Forces to examine certain matters in communities that are governed by these entities.  The Metropolitan District Homeowners’ Rights Task Force will review, among other matters, tax levying authority and practices, foreclosure practices, communications with homeowners and governance policies. A requirement of the new law is that we notify you of the creation and existence of the Metropolitan District Homeowners’ Rights Task Force prior to its first meeting.  If you have any questions about the Metropolitan District Homeowners’ Rights Task Force, please reach out to the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies or visit their website at

Important District Documents
Service Plan
Boundary Tax Map
Gardens at North Carefree MD CCR’s
Gardens at North Carefree Design Guidelines
Architectural Submission Online Form
2024 Transparency Notice
Information for New Owners (Welcome Letter)
Frequently Asked Questions (District FAQs)
Financial Documents
2024 Budget and 2023 Amended Budget
2023 Budget
2022 Budget
2021 Budget

2022 Audit Exemption
Resolutions & Intergovernmental Agreements (IGA)
2022 Reimbursement Agreement
2022 Reimbursement Resolution
2023 Election Resolution
2023 Bond Resolution
2024 IGA with CO Special Districts Property & Liability Pool
Election Information
Self Nomination Deadline: February 24, 2023
Regular Election Date: May 2, 2023
Election Documents and Information:
2023 Notice of Cancellation and Certified Statement of Results
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: