The Formation Committee is pleased to announce that the Service Plan for the proposed new Fire District has been finalized and is ready for public review. Statutory law requires that a Service Plan for a proposed new District contain the following information: a description of the proposed services; a financial plan showing how the services are to be financed; a map of the proposed district boundaries; a general description of the facilities and equipment the new district will utilize; estimated costs of district formation, and proposed agreements with political subdivisions for the performance of services between the Districts.

The Service Plan was completed during many months of hard work by numerous volunteers and other interested parties, including the Baca Grande Property Owners Association Board of Directors, Manager, Fire and Ambulance Chiefs, Northern Saguache County Fire Protection District Board and Fire Chief, Northern Saguache County Ambulance District Board and EMS Operations Manager and Kundalini Fire Management Board and Chiefs. The Formation Committee is comprised of 24 volunteers from within the proposed new District boundaries, with 18 members from the Baca Grande Subdivision, 4 members from the Town of Crestone, and 2 members from unincorporated Saguache County. This has been an amazing collaborative effort, as each party sought to represent the needs of their own organizations while simultaneously retaining the broader vision for the new District.

For those who wish to review the Service Plan, copies are available at The Baca Grande POA office, Baca Grande Library or Crestone Town Hall. It is also available on-line at (go to CrESD Formation) and (go to Documents Center).

The Service Plan has been submitted to the Saguache Board of County Commissioners and a Public Hearing has been scheduled for July 12, 2011 at 1pm.