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    BCC Looking for Applicants for Fire Protection District Board

    The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners (BCC) is seeking applicants for a vacant position on the Elk Creek Fire Protection District (ECFPD) Board of Directors.

    The ECFPD Board of Directors is responsible for directing and supervising the Elk Creek Fire Chief who handles day-to-day operations. The board works to prepare and approve the annual budget and evaluates the financial needs of the district. The board also makes decisions regarding issues that may need to be taken to the voters when additional funds or other voter-related issues arise. The ECFPD Board of Directors meets monthly at the Elk Creek Fire Station #1 located at 11993 Blackfoot Road in Conifer. Meetings are generally scheduled for the second Thursday of each month.

    Normally the ECFPD appoints its own members to the board of directors, but recently the board has come to an impasse on deciding on the fifth member and has had a vacant spot for sixty days. This was brought to the county’s attention. By state statute the BCC may step in and fill the vacancy if the district board members fail to do so. The BCC sent a letter to the ECFPD Board of Directors, notifying the board that if the vacancy is not filled in 30 days, then the BCC will move forward with choosing someone from its pool of applicants.

    Currently, there are only four members, so the fifth director spot needs to be filled to bring back the odd number of members so that business can move forward instead of potentially stalling with 2-2 votes.

    February 10, 2011

    Last Updated: 5-31-2013