A services agreement for design of the Colorado Front Range Trail at Castle Rock and a CRPD retirement benefit plan discussion top Town Council’s July 21 meeting agenda
A discussion regarding possible retirement benefit plan options for Castle Rock police officers and a service agreement for design work on additions to the Colorado Front Range Trail are on Town Council’s July 21 meeting agenda. Please note, the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. View the full agenda online.
Here is a more in-depth look at those topics:
- Discussion regarding CRPD’s participation in the Fire and Police Pension Association of Colorado – Currently, The Town offers two retirement plans for its public safety employees – FPPA Statewide Defined Benefit for fire department employees and International City/County Management Association Retirement Corporation for police officers, and other Town employees. Town Council will discuss the possibility of Castle Rock police officers participating in the Fire and Police Pension Association of Colorado.
More than 200 Colorado fire and police agencies participate in the FPPA program, along with the Castle Rock Fire and Rescue Department. If finalized, eligible Castle Rock police officers would have the opportunity to participate in the benefit program. Police officers would continue to pay into Social Security.
- Resolution approving a service agreement for design of the Colorado Front Range Trail at Castle Rock – Town Council will consider a resolution awarding a service agreement to Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. for design work on additions to the Colorado Front Range Trail.
The design would include approximately 5 miles of additional trail located in three separate areas of Castle Rock – the Montane, Terrain and Cobblestone Ranch neighborhoods. The project would substantially complete the Town’s portion of the Colorado Front Range Trail in Castle Rock.
The work would include design engineering, surveying, environmental and geotechnical services for East Plum Creek and McMurdo Gulch trails. Final design is anticipated to be complete fall 2021. The project’s design will be funded through the Conservation Trust Fund. A grant awarded by the Great Outdoors Colorado Connect Initiative will fund $2 million of the project’s construction costs.
Also on the agenda, Town Council will hear a presentation on the 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and 2019 Popular Annual Financial Report. The Town Charter requires an annual audit of the Town’s financial statements. BKD LLP performed the audit and will make a presentation highlighting the Town’s conservative financial management in 2019.