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     Notice is hereby given to District Employees that a vote will be held on November 12, 2022, in which the Board of Directors will vote on participation in the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (“FAMLI”) Program.

     Such a vote will follow the District’s process for other votes of the governing body.

     A declination vote will not take effect with a resulting change in coverage until the earlier of at least 180 days after the  vote or January 1, 2023, to allow individual employees the opportunity to opt into the benefits program pursuant to 8-13.3-514 C.R.S., should individuals choose to elect coverage.

     Public notice will be given in the same manner as any other business before the governing body, and the local government will take/hear testimony prior to the vote, pursuant to the procedural rules of the governing body.

     Within 30 days following a local government declination vote, the local government will provide its local government employees with a written individual notice of the local government’s declination vote and the impact toward FAMLI coverage, or other paid family and leave insurance coverage. The written notice, will at a minimum, explain the differences between benefits offered by the FAMLI program and any other paid leave plan offered by the local government. The notice will also state which employees, if any, are eligible for job protection under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) benefits or other local provisions where applicable. affects employees’ rights and benefits.


     Even though the District may decline participation in the FAMLI Program, a District employee may individually opt into the program by contacting the FAMLI Division at CDLE_FAMLI_info@state.co.us.

PLEASE NOTE: Any District employee voluntarily opting into the program as an individual will be responsible to remit premiums directly to the State of Colorado. The District will not be deducting the premium from paychecks nor will it remit any premium payments on your behalf to the State.

Welcome to the Harris Park Metropolitan District’s (HPMD) website!
We are a small mountain community located in the northeast corner of Park
County in the town of Bailey, Colorado.  HPMD sits generally at an elevation of 8,852 feet and borders the Pike National Forest and the Mount Evans Wilderness area.

The purpose of our website is to keep HPMD residents, property owners, real estate agents, and other visitors informed of the latest news, business items, and events within our community.  If you are seeking information, please visit the FAQ tab before you make a phone call to the district.  We invite you to explore the site and feel free to contact us if you need any additional information not available here.


HPMD is a special district.*  At this time, HPMD is primarily responsible for managing the water within its boundaries. The purpose of this page (and its accompanying pages) is to provide transparency to the voters within the district.

*Special Districts in Colorado are local governments, i.e., political subdivisions of the state, which make up a third level of government in the United States. (The federal and state governments are the other two levels.) Local governments include counties, municipalities (cities and towns), school districts, and other types of government entities such as “authorities” and “special districts.” -Colorado DOLA website

  • The District’s resources are overseen by a publicly elected Board of Directors, consisting of five citizens who own property or reside within the District’s boundaries.
    Notice to Property Owners:
    It’s the Owners responsibility for Contacting Park County Clerk Office to make sure you are properly registered in order to receive ballots to vote in HPMD elections.
    In 2020 and 2022, Board members will serve three-year terms.  Beginning in 2023 Board members will serve four-year terms going forward.   Elections take place every two years in May.  The State Legislature approved changing local elections to odd years rather than even years.  The 2020 election was been cancelled.  There were 3 available seats and 3 nominations received.  These candidates were automatically elected and sworn in at our May meeting (May 9, 2020).  Please refer to our “Contacts” page for updated Board of Directors. 

    HPMD Board of Directors’ monthly meeting is the 2nd Saturday of every month at our Community Center at 2154 Shelton Drive.  The meeting starts at 9:00 am.  All regular monthly meetings are open to the public.  

  • The Community Center building is available for private party rentals     (Please refer to the “Forms” page for the application and agreement).
    The  Community Center has be reopened for events, with restrictions.  Please refer to the Rental Agreement on the “Forms” page for more details.  Monthly board meetings are still being held by Zoom call ins. 
  • Our voluntary annual membership fee of $50 is used for repairs, maintenance and upkeep on our buildings and equipment, utilities, supplies, as well as community events.  Please consider giving $50 per year for Harris Park.
    Donations and Volunteers are always welcome and appreciated!!

Please call HPMD phone 303-495-2860 if you are interested.

Website redesign by Joe Steadman, and Gail Stokes,  with input and suggestions from Harris Park Community members. July, 2019.