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Posted on: August 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Aug. 18 Council update

Aug. 18 Council update

The introduction of the Proposed 2021 Budget, a resolution approving an Intergovernmental Agreement to begin design and construction of the Four Corners Intersection Project and a resolution opposing the new Pine Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant Site Location Application were all topics on Town Council’s Aug. 18 meeting agenda.

Here’s a more detailed look at those items:

  • Introduction of the Proposed 2021 Budget – Per public feedback, the Town Manager’s Proposed 2021 Budget will continue prioritizing transportation, water initiatives and public safety. The $229.8 million budget was introduced Tuesday. It includes $56.7 million in transportation investments and water rights and infrastructure projects totaling more than $54 million. Numerous additional items – in parks and recreation, police and other departments – are included. Castle Rock Water rates are recommended to stay the same for 2021. System development fees paid by new development for water are recommended to increase by 4.9%. View details at CRgov.com/2021Budget.

    Watch the presentation and Council discussion

  • Resolution approved to begin the design and construction of the Four Corners Intersection Improvement Project approved – Town Council approved a resolution establishing an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Town and the Colorado Department of Transportation for the design and construction of the Four Corners Intersection Improvement Project. The project consists of improvements at the intersection of Founders Parkway, State Highway 86, Fifth Street and Ridge Road, also known as Four Corners. A federal grant to cover 80% of the project cost was awarded as part of the Regional Transportation Improvement Program. The program managed by the Denver Regional Council of Governments identifies federally funded transportation projects to be completed over the next four years. CDOT will oversee the federal process to administer the funds, and the Town will complete the design and construction.

    The project will improve the operation of the intersection and help minimize traffic congestion during peak traffic hours. Funding for the design and right of way acquisition is included in the Town’s Capital Improvement Program budget.

    Watch the presentation and Council discussion

  • Resolution opposing the Pine Canyon Wastewater Treatment Plant Site Location Application approved – Town Council was presented the results of a detailed review of the Pine Canyon Water & Sanitation District Water Reclamation Facility Site Location Application. Council approved a resolution recommending denial of the application to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The developer of Pine Canyon submitted a site location application to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment requesting a permit for a new wastewater treatment plant to serve the proposed development.

    Pine Canyon consists of approximately 540 acres in unincorporated Douglas County. The property extends on both sides of Interstate 25 between the railroad tracks west of the Interstate and Founders Parkway on the east.

    A thorough review of the application by an independent consultant and legal counsel revealed several concerns. Those concerns include a discharge of treated wastewater into East Plum Creek at a proposed location immediately upstream of several Castle Rock drinking water wells; a lack of funding and structure for a proposed water and sanitation district; and the environmental, noise and odor impacts of constructing and operating a wastewater treatment plant in the middle of Castle Rock.

    Watch the presentation and Council discussion

Also on the agenda, Councilmember Jess Loban received a proclamation recognizing his service on Town Council. Loban announced his resignation effective Aug. 31. Council decided Tuesday it will leave the District 1 position vacant until the November election. District 1 encompasses western portions of The Meadows.

Town Council also received a report summarizing the volunteer hours contributed to the Town. In 2019, more than 2,279 volunteers assisted multiple departments by contributing nearly 48,000 hours of service. 

More information

The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 6 p.m. Visit CRgov.com/CouncilComments between Aug. 27 and Sept. 1 to provide written feedback, or to sign up to speak via videoconference during the meeting. The meeting will be available live via CRgov.com/Sept1Council. In-person attendance will also be available.

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