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Posted on: October 6, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Oct. 5 Council update

Oct. 5 Council update

A resolution endorsing the Town’s four November election ballot questions and a Downtown Historic Preservation Grant were approved at Town Council’s Oct. 5 meeting. 

Here is a closer look:

  • Resolution supporting a “Yes” vote on the November ballot questions – Additional financial resources are needed to help the Town’s Fire and Police departments maintain high-quality services as the Town grows. More resources are also needed to preserve and maintain open spaces and trails and to support other Parks and Recreation needs. Four questions were added to the November 2021 ballot to request voters’ approval of that additional funding. Town Council approved a resolution supporting a “Yes” vote on those ballot measures:
    • 2A: A new housing construction tax, paid by builders, for police and fire
    • 2B: A parks and recreation lodging tax
    • 2C: A 0.1% sales tax increase (1 cent on a $10 purchase) to provide additional funding for open space acquisition
    • 2D: A question authorizing a 10-year TABOR revenue “timeout” for police and fire needs and for road projects like the interchange at Interstate 25 and Crystal Valley Parkway

Council referred these items to the ballot after months of evaluating the Town’s long-range financial projections, alternative revenue options and public feedback. Learn more at CRgov.com/2021Election.

Watch the presentation and Council discussion

  • Downtown Historic Preservation Grant – The Town’s Downtown Historic Preservation Grant program provides monetary assistance for rehabilitation and restoration of historic properties within Downtown. The grants are available for 50% of the project cost or up to $25,000. Two rounds of applications were conducted in 2021. One round received no applications, and the second round received one application.

    Town Council awarded a $25,000 grant to the Douglas Masonic Temple Association building, 300 N. Wilcox St. The owners were asking for assistance with window and door restoration costs. The Douglas Masonic Temple, formerly known as the First National Bank of Douglas County, is on the National Register of Historic Places and is locally landmarked.

    Watch the presentation and Council discussion

Also on the agenda, Town Council approved two proclamations – one in recognition of the contributions made by the Dads of Castle Rock, and a second proclaiming the week of Oct. 3 as Fire Prevention Week.

Coming up

The next regular Town Council meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 19. Visit CRgov.com/CouncilComments between Oct. 14 and 19 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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