April 17 Council Update: first reading for animal code updates, plan for new Meadows neighborhood park approved, first reading of the Drought Management Plan
Your Town Council representatives meet twice a month. During those meetings, Councilmembers make decisions that impact you, our residents and business owners. This email will help you stay connected with those decisions.
Here are some meeting highlights
You can watch the full meeting online, but here is a brief update on Council action.
First reading regarding changes to the Town’s Animal code approve
Following two open houses and substantial public feedback, Town Council heard a formal presentation on proposed changes to Town Code related to animals Tuesday night. Town Council approved the first reading of the ordinance. This was the first of two formal considerations by Town Council and related public hearings.
At Tuesday night’s meeting, Town Council also directed staff to conduct additional research and evaluate options for provisions in the ordinance regarding goats and pot-bellied pigs. Second reading of the ordinance will be presented at a publicly noticed Town Council meeting.
Proposed changes include a staff recommendation to replace the current breed-specific ban with a two-tiered, behavior-based system.
As a home rule municipality, the Town of Castle Rock has its own set of laws and codes. It’s prudent for a local government to evaluate its laws from time to time to ensure they are up to par with current legal best practices and local culture. That’s why Town staff started a review of the Town Code related to animals in 2017. Council directed staff to move forward at its March 6 meeting.
Watch the presentation and Council discussion