A year-long moratorium enacted by Westminster City Council due to sewer system threats

Early last week, Westminster City Council was briefed on the city’s sewer capacity, age, and condition issues.  In light of that, the City Council unanimously adopted an emergency ordiance that freezes acceptance of new, large scale, development proposals in the area served by the Big Dry Creek network for up to a year.

“The (sewer) system is now at a trigger point of risk that warrants both near-term mitigation measures, as well as longer-term expansion to support continued development,” a staff memo recommending the emergency ordinance read.  “Not addressing these system constraints is believed to compromise the health, safety, and welfare of the community with a level of risk that is not acceptable.”


Things to note about the freeze:

  • the moratorium applies to new development applications that would increase flows into the Big Dry Creek network
  • home reno’s or projects that will not add to the sewage flows will not be subject to the freeze
  • applications and pre-applications submiteed prior to the moratorium taking effect will be honored
  • the city will lift the moratorium before 12 months if possible, but its sewer contractor is expected to need 9 months to access the system
  • sewer rate hikes and municipal debt are expected to cover the costs of the emergency

To read the full article by The Denver Post, click here.

President’s Circle Award

I am honored to have earned

There are so many people who have been a part of my professional journey who have partnered with me to allow me to earn this award. Each transaction is unique and rewarding and I have gained numerous friends from what started as a greeting on a doorstep. This award should truly be shared with all my clients as well as my professional partners. Closing a real estate transaction takes a team and I am grateful to have an amazing one. Kelley Pachello is my unofficial partner who is always willing to jump in and cover for me when I am away or double booked. I am always grateful for my “back up”. Kaylee Bolton was a new client whom I met on a doorstep a few years ago. In 2017 she joined with me to become the brains and execution of all my marketing. Josh Drovdal continually “WOW”s my clients with his amazing photography. Heather Simms is an incredible home stager who has helped prepare the homes for the opportunity to gain top dollar. Gavin Higashi and his team (Mark Hott) at First American Title provide constant professional assistance through the title process and the closing. Ashley Gearhart Pratt and Scott Bushlack are two amazing lenders who always deliver stellar, fair and honest service. Ross Bowen is patient, knowledgeable and “calls out what he sees” to educate and protect my clients through the inspection process. He even takes a bit of time to allow the little ones to fly his drone over their future home. N Angelica De Chavezis always available to fit in a cleaning at the last minute as sellers often realize they are maxed out and cleaning their “old home” is the last thing they want to do. There are others who have been a part of my success as well and I am forever grateful. Today, I share this recognition with you all.


Moving Checklist

If a move is in your near future, use this simple checklist to help you take care of everything you should before the big day.  These are 6 ultimate items that should be completed before your move-in date.  Moving is stressful enough, so make things a little easier on yourself by not putting off these tasks any longer.