General Information About the District


The Aberdeen Metropolitan District (District), a quasi-municipal corporation and political subdivision of the State of Colorado, was organized by order and decree of the District Court for Adams County in November 2003, and is governed pursuant to provisions of the Colorado Special District Act (Title 32, Article 1, Colorado Revised Statutes). The District operates under a service plan approved by Commerce City (the City) in September 2003. The District’s service area boundaries encompass approximately 295 acres of land west of Highway 2 and north of 104th Avenue.

In 2005, the District issued bonds to finance various public improvements within the District including the following:

  • Relocating the Fulton Ditch
  • Installing road improvements to Peoria Street and 104th Street
  • Installing Paris Street and 105th Avenue
  • Installing a storm water detention pond
  • Installing water and sewer lines
  • Constructing the club house and pool
  • Installing landscaping in the open spaces and right-of-ways
With a few exceptions, the completed infrastructure assets were turned over to Commerce City (e.g. streets) and the respective utility companies (e.g. water and sewer lines turned over to South Adams County Water & Sanitation District, street lights and power lines were turned over to United Power, etc). The open spaces, park, detention pond and club house/pool were retained by the District to maintain and operate.

District Revenue Sources

In order to fund the repayment of its bond debt and provide neighborhood services to the Aberdeen residents, the District generates revenue from the following sources:

Property Taxes: Each year, the District assesses property taxes on the homeowners living within Aberdeen. Property tax assessments is the District's primary source of revenue and currently comprises approximately 93% of the District's total annual revenue. In November 2018, voters approved the District's ballot issue 6C, which authorized the District to change the mill levy rate each year without obtaining further approval from the voters. However, the District is restricted from generating annual property tax revenue in excess of $4.5 million to fund District operations.

State Tax Subsidies: Each year, the District receives a "specific ownership tax" subsidy from the State of Colorado. The State funds this subsidy from its collection of annual vehicle registration fee taxes paid by owners of Colorado-registered vehicles. The subsidy is paid out in the form of a matching contribution to the District and is calculated as a percentage of the total property taxes assessed by the District. The State establishes the rate each year for matching contributions. A historic trend of the matching rates set by the State is provided in Exhibit 1.

For the past few years, this subsidy has comprised approximately 6% of the District's total annual revenue.

Interest Income: State laws restrict the types of funds in which the District may invest its cash.  For the past several years, the District's investment income has been an insignificant source of revenue to the District due to the decline in interest rates paid by banks on savings accounts and certain low-risk money market funds.

District Contractors

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Bond Debt

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