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Posted on: September 18, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Sept. 17 Council update

Town Council Update

Final adoption of the Town’s 2020 Budget and consideration of the Town’s participation in the 2020 Community Development Grant Program were both major topics on Town Council’s Sept. 17 meeting agenda. Council also directed staff to proceed with purchase agreement to acquire a 7.6-acre portion of non-course land from the Plum Creek Golf Club.

Here’s a more in-depth look at those major agenda items:

  • 2020 Budget finalized – The 2020 Budget will continue to prioritize public safety, transportation and water initiatives. Town Council adopted the $228 million budget Tuesday. The budget includes three new Police Department positions, $10.6 million toward annual pavement maintenance, and water projects totaling more than $40 million.

    The final budget will also decrease wastewater rates by 3%, which will result in a .9% reduction in the total water bill for the typical residential customer. Growth-related impact fees charged on new construction will also be increased. View details of the entire budget at CRgov.com/2020budget.

    Watch the presentation and Council discussion
  • Participation in the Community Development Block Grant declined –The Town was recently notified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development of its eligibility to participate in the 2020 Community Development Block Grant program. Council declined to participate.

    Watch the discussion

  • Staff to prepare purchase agreement for property from Plum Creek Golf Club – Council directed staff to prepare a purchase agreement for about 7.6 acres of non-course land near the Plum Creek Golf Club for $525,000. The final purchase agreement will be presented to Council at a future meeting. Removal of the existing pool, pump house, tennis courts, etc., would occur later, and future improvements to the site would occur as budgeted funds are available in future years.

    Watch the Council vote

Coming up

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Questions? Email all Councilmembers at TownCouncil@CRgov.com, or find your Council representative at CRgov.com/Council; sign up for email updates by clicking “Get Email Updates.” Updates include summaries of top Council items, as well as previews to Council meetings.

View Town Council agendas at CRgov.com/Agendas. Watch Council live at CRgov.com/WatchCouncil, or catch a recording there after the meeting. Town Council meetings are also broadcast live and replayed on Comcast Channel 22.

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