Arapahoe County Stormwater Permittees for Local Awareness of Stream Health (SPLASH)
This Agreement outlines an understanding between governmental entities within Arapahoe County to coordinate on water quality activities associated with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Colorado Discharge Permit System (CDPS) permit.
WHEREAS, Each of the governmental entities represented has its own CDPS permit and is responsible for the implementation of their own permit requirements.
WHEREAS, The governmental entities recognize the benefits that can be realized by consolidation of effort, coordination of activities, and participation in a group that provides joint benefits to all members.
WHEREAS, The governmental entities have determined that a group of formal status will have more credibility and influence than individual entities working alone.
WE THEREFORE RESOLVE TO:
Join together to form Arapahoe County Stormwater Permittees for Local Awareness of Stream Health (SPLASH), to be made up of individual governmental entities interested in coordinating CDPS activities
Commit to the followingmember responsibilities:
1. Participate in monthly meetings to discuss and coordinate CDPS activities 2. Provide input and expertise at SPLASH meetings and activities3. Participate in SPLASH sponsored activities, including representation at public meetings, display booths, etc.4. Provide in-kind services to SPLASH and group members when appropriate.
Provide the followingbenefits to SPLASHmembers:
1. status as an official SPLASH member 2. identification on SPLASH produced and sponsored activities3. invitations to monthly meetings 4. electronic copies of monthly meeting minutes 5. access to shared information at meetings6. access to organization products for individual use
Cooperate to plan and develop SPLASH organization products, including
1. Annual newspaper or newsletter article 2. Annual brochure 3. Annual public meeting activity (Western Welcome Week booth or similar)4. Organization web site5. CDPS training materials
Participate in annual funding of SPLASH, in conformance with the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) limitations as follows:
Subject to annual appropriations, each entity may choose to participate in the annual funding of SPLASH cooperative account in the following annual amounts for each entity, depending on the permit population, in order to remain a SPLASH member.
Funding category CDPS Permit Population Funding amount
Small 10,000 $250Medium 10,000 - 50,000 $350Large >50,000 $500
The initial annual payment shall be made by each entity within 30 days following the effective date of this agreement and thereafter payments shall be made on or before January 31st of each year. All funds shall be deposited in an account to be established by SPLASH (the “cooperative account”) and such cooperative account shall be managed by SPLASH or such managing board designated by the members of SPLASH. Payments made to SPLASH shall be non-refundable except upon approval of SPLASH. In the event of termination of SPLASH, funds held by SPLASH shall be distributed to then-participating members of SPLASH in equal amounts (or amounts predetermined by SPLASH) following payment of any outstanding obligations of SPLASH.
Agree to fund SPLASH activities from the cooperative account:
1. Purchase of hand-out materials for public meetings, displays or other group sponsored activities2. Purchase of materials or products that benefit SPLASH3. Web site development and maintenance4. Group sponsored training activities5. Other activities agreed to by the majority of SPLASH members attending the scheduled meeting
Agree to contribute additional funding on a project specific basis for only those entities choosing to participate in the project. Funding will be determined on a project specific basis, and will be mutually agreed to at the start of the project by the participating entities.
Agree that Entities may withdraw from SPLASH only by written notice mailed to all members of SPLASH, which shall serve as termination of this agreement for that Entity.
Agree that the term of this agreement shall commence upon final execution by all Entities.
Agree that any amendments or modifications to this agreement shall be in writing and executed by Entities.
Agree that each Entity shall be responsible for any suits, demands, costs or actions at law resulting from its own acts or omissions as appropriate.
Fair Lake Metro District
City of Centennial
City of Cherry Hills Village
City of Glendale
Cherry Creek State Parks
City of Littleton
City of Sheridan
ECCV WSD/Muller Engineering Company
Inverness WSD/Mulhern MRE
Town of Columbine Valley/ICON
Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority (SEMSWA) including Centennial, Inverness WSD, and East Cherry Creek Valley WSD.Arapahoe County.Littleton.Glendale.Greenwood Village.Cherry Hills Village.Columbine Valley.Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority (ACWWA).E-470 Authority.Goldsmith Metro District.Colorado Department of Transportation