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Special District Management

Special District Management

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Clifton Gunderson has built an outstanding reputation throughout Colorado for quality professional services that address the needs of special districts, public utilities and other governmental entities. We work with districts in all stages of development, from initial planning to ongoing business operations. Typically, 25-30 percent savings can be realized by outsourcing services to Clifton Gunderson.

In addition to special district management, we provide land development consultation, including feasibility studies, project development, management assessments and consulting services for local governments. All of our services focus on assisting you in accomplishing your objectives in the most cost-effective manner possible in today's complex governmental and regulatory climate.

District Management

Clifton Gunderson applies the best practices of public management, and experience in both government and private industry to the management of your special district. Our clients enjoy greater efficiency, enhanced constituent service and substantial cost savings.

Management Services

Clifton Gunderson uses the best private business practices to accommodate diverse district needs, from overseeing the construction and operation of water and sewer systems, to billing and answering customer billing questions.

District Formation

During the early phases of district formation, we can provide feasibility assessments, furnish financial projections, draft and review service plans and coordinate with local governments. Our experience with hundreds of district formations gives you access to the expertise to get your district up and running.

Election Services

Our qualified election staff can serve as your election official to conduct polling place, mail ballot or county-coordinated elections. We will assure that legal requirements are met and that every aspect of the election process is followed.

Day-to-Day Operations

Once your district is established, our staff will work with you to implement and oversee financial operations, attorneys, engineers, budget preparation, capital improvement planning, insurance administration, feasibility studies, public relations, annual reporting, mapping, negotiations and project management. While our rates rival those of our competition, our depth of knowledge exceeds what others can offer.

Parks and Recreation

We work with qualified, experienced contractors to oversee and maintain swimming pools, greenbelts, landscaping, irrigation systems, tennis courts, pond systems and other public resources to your specifications and within your budget.

Budget and Financial Management

Clifton Gunderson takes a disciplined approach to financial solutions that respects your unique needs, and keeps control where it belongs–in your hands. We bring you options that deliver maximum leverage without undue risk exposure.

Customer Relations

When it comes to customer inquiries, requests and complaints, a quick, courteous and knowledgeable response makes all the difference. Our staff is specially trained to support your operations by fielding inquiries and responding with results-oriented action. Preserving the positive image of your district with your constituents is always our first concern.

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Land Development Consultation

Clifton Gunderson professionals have worked in both the private development and local government side of the entitlement process, offering you a unique perspective to developers and throughout the development process.

Negotiation and Planning

Whether working with a governmental entity or a property owner association, we offer realistic growth solutions. Our expert negotiating skills and creative solutions can be invaluable in maintaining the strength and momentum necessary for a successful project.

Development Feasibility Studies

Clifton Gunderson utilizes development experience, extensive government and development contacts and refined research methods to provide feasibility studies for proposed developments. Our assessments include analysis of governmental regulations, competing projects and appropriate markets. This data and analysis eliminates surprises and reduces risks. Frequently, our ability to suggest how to proceed will facilitate available public financing, additional property access and other governmental cooperation.

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Infrastructure Development

We have successfully developed hundreds of public infrastructure improvements, from parks and playgrounds, to water and sewer plants, roads, bridges and parking structures. From initial planning and financing to ribbon cutting, we are committed to bringing every project in on time and on budget.

Negotiation and Planning

We're dedicated to providing "win-win" solutions to complex situations. Our expert negotiating skills and creative solutions can be invaluable in maintaining the strength and momentum necessary for a successful project.

Project Management

Our specialists can assist you in the development of complete infrastructure planning, design and construction, from paving streets to building sewer systems. We can also facilitate the dedication of improvements to the local government responsible for operation and maintenance.

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Maintenance

After your public improvement project is complete, we can provide for the operation of facilities and preventive maintenance services through your contractors.

Budget and Financial Management

Clifton Gunderson takes a disciplined approach to financial solutions that respects your unique needs, and keeps control where it belongs–in your hands. We bring you options that deliver maximum leverage without undue risk exposure.

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Utility Billing

You decide how and when your special district customers will be billed. We will do the rest. We process over 80,000 invoices annually, handling all aspects of utility billing – preparing and mailing bills, producing status reports, collecting and recording payments, depositing receipts, monitoring accounts and collections, and answering customer calls. Complete utility billing solutions include–

  • Personalized data conversion
  • Meter reading (manual or electronic)
  • Custom billing forms
  • Total security of customer accounts
  • Daily back-up files with off-site protection
  • Multi-meter billing capabilities
  • Financial management interface
  • Rate analysis and revenue projection
  • Complete delinquency tracking and notification
  • Detailed consumption reporting
  • Complete customer payment history

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Other Special District Services

Management Assessments
  • Feasibility studies
  • Financial plans
  • Inventory and assessments services
Administrative Services
  • Meeting facilities
  • 24-hour telephone service
  • Computer services
  • Customer billing
  • Word processing
  • Mapping services
  • Records management
Local Government Services
  • Annexation development agreements
  • Special district service plan development
  • Project management
  • Staffing solutions
Utility Operations
  • Planning, construction and operation
  • Maintenance
Communication / Community Services
  • Staff consulting and coordination
  • Presentations to constituents
  • Direct interaction with citizens to promote positive outcomes
  • Monitoring and reporting on legislative developments

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