Our Board of Directors
The December meeting will be moved from the 18th to the 11th of December to discuss the 2024 budget.
The meeting will begin at the District Office located at 333 Miners Way, Hotchkiss CO 81419. The meeting is open to the public.
Regular Board Meetings:
When: Third Monday of each month at 6:00 pm
Where: District Office, 333 Miners Way, Hotchkiss, CO
Changes will be posted at the District Office and on (this page on) our website.
District Mill Levy: 2.5 mills for levy
Tax revenue projected for 2023: $265,975
Becky Ela - President
Sven Edstrom - Vice President
Daniel Ihnot - Treasurer
Michelle Pagone - Secretary
Scott Shishim - Board Member
District Administrator: Stephanie Bureau
Niki Richardson - Board Clerk
Program Coordinator - Max Heepke
Pool Manager - Mary Smith
Board Minutes Archive
Mission and master plan
In 1993, North Fork residents voted to create the North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District. Thanks to generous support from our community, Great Outdoors Colorado, and other funders, the North Fork Swimming Pool became a reality in 1995.
There are numerous recreation districts in Colorado, each providing unique recreational opportunities to their community. Each has specified boundaries and is managed and operated in accordance with Colorado State statutes.
Our boundaries include an area of approximately 400 square miles and 8800 residents. The towns of Crawford, Hotchkiss, Paonia and unincorporated areas surrounding them lie within our boundaries. In addition to building, managing, and maintaining the North Fork Pool and Crossroads Park, we maintain the Paonia Skate Park at Paonia Town Park, and the Apple Valley Tennis/Pickleball Courts. In 2000, the Kid's Kingdom Playground at Crossroads Park, located next to the swimming pool, was built in partnership with the North Fork Community Montessori School. In 2018, the aging playground was replaced with the pumptrack, climbing boulder and WeatherPort picnic structure.
The Mission of the North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District is to provide our community with a variety of activities and programs that enhance healthy lifestyles, build strong families and provide a sense of community pride.
In February, 2011, the North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District completed a Master Plan for the District. The purpose was to develop a plan that will guide the future direction of the District over the next 10 years.
Since 2011, in collaboration with generous funders, local donors and inspired partnering organizations, the NFPPRD has expanded recreational opportunities throughout the District.
Records Request and Transparency Notice
Records Request Policy
Colorado Open Records Act - CORA
Request for records response policy
North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District
Submission Process – Requests for copies of records must be made in writing and may be submitted via Email to : firstname.lastname@example.org , or mailed to North Fork Pool, Park and Recreation District, P.O. Box 2093, Hotchkiss, CO. 81419. Requestor must submit name, address, and phone number along with the request.
HIPAA Related Requests – Documents requested that include personal information of employees such as social security numbers, health related information, addresses, and the like, are not considered public information and will not be distributed to outside sources.
Research and Retrieval Fee – Research & retrieval of documents is free for the first hour, subsequent hours will be charged at a rate of $20.00/hour. $.25/page will be charged for document Photocopies. All fees must be received before documents are released or mailed.
Delivery Options – Documents may be delivered via regular mail or Email, whichever is deemed to be more convenient by the District Administrator, and will be delivered within 10 business days of request whenever possible.