COSA Resident Caretaker Programs?

The City and County of Broomfield and the City of Westminster jointly own the historic Metzger Farms the property and we are interested in establishing a resident caretaker program for the property. We are looking for any information you may be able to provide on how your organization has managed this type of role. Specifically, we need a resident on the property to provide some light maintenance, opening and closing gates, potentially interacting with the public and providing a regular presence on the property to discourage vandalism. We are currently trying to sort out the various FSLA, tenant/landlord and related issues. If you have any experience with this type of function, whether through employees, volunteers, tenants or other roles we would greatly appreciate any insight.


Joe Reale

Open Space Superintendent

City of Westminster

4800 W. 92nd Avenue * Westminster, CO 80031

Office 303-658-2142

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