Littleton strikes agreement with West Metro Fire on two subdivisions

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Budget constraints are forcing West Metro to charge for coverage

By Ramsey Scott

The Littleton City Council has approved a financial agreement for the West Metro Fire Protection District to provide emergency services to the TrailMark and Loch Moor subdivisions.

Previously West Metro had been providing emergency services for the subdivisions for free. Yet due to budget constraints, West Metro can no longer subsidize the coverage of emergency services for the two subdivisions.

Under the new agreement, the city will pay West Metro to continue to provide first-responder services for both neighborhoods. The amount — about $316,000 a year — will be based on West Metro’s property-tax levy applied to the value of the homes in the TrailMark subdivision; provision of services for Loch Moor subdivision is included in that price. West Metro’s current levy is 12.382 mills.

As part of the agreement, the Littleton Fire Department will have access to West Metro’s training facility.

TrailMark, located south of C-470 near Wadsworth, has 801 homes, while Loch Moor is a 56-house neighborhood near Wadsworth and West Quincy. The city said both neighborhoods should see shortened emergency response time since they are close to West Metro stations.


Contact Ramsey Scott at ramsey@evergreenco.com or 303-933-2233, ext. 22.