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Sippel, Glenn and Godden elected to Park Meadows district

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Martha Sippel, Bryan Glenn and Gary Godden were elected May 8 to the Park Meadows Metropolitan District, according to preliminary voting results provided by Sue Blair, an election official with Community Resource Services of Colorado, contracted by the district to run the election.

Sippel, received 534 votes to continue her position. She also is a South Suburban Park Foundation Board trustee and manages the landscape committee for the Carriage Club Homewoners' Association. She has previously served on the Lone Tree Planning Commission.

Sippel said, “I look forward to collaborating with our current and new board members and partners. I’m excited about serving all Park Meadows Metro District residents, continuing to improve many processes for current and future boards to save time and money, beautifying our medians and right-of-ways, spending the District’s tax dollars in the most efficient manner, and increasing property values for our residents.”

Glenn received 419 votes and has lived in Lone Tree since 2011. He addressed transportation and growth issues as areas of concern during his bid for a seat.

"With growth comes increased traffic congestion and expanded city amenities," he said. "I want to enhance the livability of Park Meadows Metropolitan District residents through innovative transportation initiatives and continued beautification efforts.”

Of winning a seat on the board Glenn said ""I'm honored to be elected and will do my best to serve the citizens of Lone Tree on the PMMD Board. I look forward to partnering with the city of Lone Tree to both maintain our beautiful city and move our transportation infrastructureinto the future. It's a great opportunity to make a difference and I'm excited to serve over the next four years."

Godden received 356 votes. He has lived in Lone Tree since 2000 and has served on City of Lone Tree Planning Commission and the Douglas County Planning Commission. In his bid for election, Godden said he would focus on high design standards and making sure money was spent efficiently.

"It's exciting to get back involved with the community, and helping shape the future of the city," said Godden. "I'm really excited about it. It will be a new experience."

The metro district, organized in 1982, is a government entity managed by a five-member board of directors, serving an area that includes about 5,000 eligible voters. The district operates an annual budget of approximately $2.5 million, according to district officials.

The district is located almost entirely within the city of Lone Tree. Boundaries are generally County Line Road on the north, I-25/Park Meadows Drive/Yosemite Street on the east, Lincoln Avenue on the south and Quebec Street on the west.

The district works with Lone Tree and Douglas County to provide major capital improvements to arterial and collector streets. The district also maintains landscaped medians and public rights-of-way within district boundaries, and oversees street improvements and transportation and safety protection.

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