RESOLUTION NO. R-008-186
A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING A PARTNERSHIP OF DOUGLAS COUNTY GOVERNMENTS AMONG THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF THE COUNTY OF DOUGLAS COLORADO, THE CITY OF CASTLE PINES NORTH, THE TOWN OF CASTLE ROCK, THE TOWN OF LARKSPUR, THE CITY OF LONE TREE, THE TOWN OF PARKER, THE DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE DOUGLAS COUNTY LIBRARY DISTRICT, AND THE HIGHLANDS RANCH METRO DISTRICT.
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the taxpayers and citizens of Douglas County to build relationships, foster communication and share information among local governmental entities;
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the taxpayers and citizens of Douglas County for the Partnership of Douglas County Government (the “Partnership”) entities to work together where possible on projects and programs where two or more of the entities have a common interest; and
WHEREAS, the City of Castle Pines North and Highlands Ranch Metro District have asked to become a part of the Douglas County Partnership of Governments; and
WHEREAS, the Partnership was originally established in 2002 and it is appropriate to update the Partnership Resolution; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Partnership of Douglas County Governments of COLORADO, AS FOLLOWS:
The Partnership of Douglas County Governments commits to achieve the following: Cost savings to the taxpayers of Douglas County and its municipalities; Improvements in operations; Programming efficiency, and/or Enhancement of the level of service currently being provided.
The Partnership of Douglas County Governments is established to include the following members: the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Douglas, the Cities of Castle Pines North and Lone Tree, the Town of Castle Rock, Larkspur and Parker, the Douglas County Libraries and the Highlands Ranch Metro District.
Partnership members will support this effort by providing staff and elected official representatives to the Partnership of Douglas County Governments and by sharing the meeting and facilitation costs of the committee.
The Partnership of Douglas County Governments shall adopt operational guidelines, which may be amended from time to time by the Partnership.
The Partnership of Douglas County Governments will communicate its efforts and successes to its constituents, to let the citizens of Douglas County and its municipalities know the importance and benefits of collaborative efforts.
Decisions by the Partnership of Douglas County Governments are made by informed consent; meaning that no member present at the regular meeting voices an objection to a course of action by the Partnership.
New members will be recommended, following the membership criteria in the Operation Guidelines, by the informed consent of the existing Partnership membership, and ratified by resolution by all parties.
Passed and adopted this 28th day of October 2008, in Castle Rock, Douglas County, Colorado.