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Posted on: June 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] June 15 Council update

June 15 Council update

Additional financial resources are needed to help the Town’s Fire and Police departments maintain the margin of excellence with which they presently perform as the Town continues to grow. Town Council during a study session Tuesday discussed potential ballot measures for this November’s election to request from the community additional resources.

No decisions were made. Further discussions and decision-making is anticipated at Council’s July meetings. Find information about the Town’s needs and possible November tax measures at CRgov.com/OurFuture.

On Council’s regular meeting agenda Tuesday, contracts for two upcoming roadwork projects and the process for the Town’s 2021 renewable water plan update were topics.

Here is a closer look:

  • Roadwork preconstruction contracts approved – Before shovels hit the ground for roadwork projects, a lot happens to lay the groundwork. Town Council approved two preconstruction contracts related to upcoming major projects.

    The first contract, with Jacobs Engineering, provides for preconstruction services for the planned Crystal Valley interchange on Interstate 25, south of Plum Creek Parkway. The Town will pay Jacobs up to $7.6 million to finish the project’s design; complete the traffic analysis needed for Interstate access; and update a federally required environmental assessment. This work will keep the project on track for construction starting in 2023, pending funding availability.

    The other contract, with Stanley Consultants, will provide the design for improvements to Fifth Street, including additional lanes, intersection improvements, and bike lanes and sidewalks along the corridor. The Town will pay up to $1.5 million for that work, to get the project ready for phased construction starting in 2023, contingent on budget approval. Outreach for public input would be an important part of the design process.

    Watch the presentation and Council discussion

  • Renewable water plan update process finalized – In 2006, Castle Rock Water developed a comprehensive plan to transition the Town away from reliance on nonrenewable groundwater, with an overarching goal to achieve a supply consisting of 75% renewable water by 2050. This plan is updated every five years. Town Council was given an overview of the update process for 2021.

    The update will outline ongoing projects, policies and programs associated with the plan over the next five years. The plan’s components are continuing to: promote conservation, develop storage, use local renewable water resources, import additional renewable water resources, protect nonrenewable water sources for use during drought, and ensure adequate financial resources for these items. Public input will be important in updating the plan for Town Council’s adoption later this year.

    Watch the presentation and Council discussion

Also on the agenda, Town Council extended a financial agreement with Arapahoe Community College for a future second building on the school’s Castle Rock campus. The Town in 2017 invested $2 million in the building currently on the campus and committed another $1 million in investment if a second building was built by the end of July 2022. Due to delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, ACC requested the Town extend this agreement through July 2025. 

Coming up

A Special Town Council meeting is scheduled at 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, for Council to meet with the Design Review Board members. 

The next regular Town Council meeting is Tuesday, July 6. Visit CRgov.com/CouncilComments between July 1 and 6 to provide written feedback, or to sign up to speak via videoconference during the meeting. The meeting will be available live at CRgov.com/CouncilMeeting. In-person attendance will also be available.

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 of 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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