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Council approves fire vehicle replacements, grants construction contract for new water well during Jan. 2 meeting

Your Town Council representatives meet twice a month. During those meetings, Councilmembers make decisions that impact you, our residents and business owners. This email will help you stay connected with those decisions. 

Generally, Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Meetings being at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers at Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St., and are open to the public. 

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Here are some meeting highlights

You can watch the full meeting online, but here is a brief update on Council action. 

Council approves fire vehicle replacements

Building a safe community means, in part, having public safety vehicles on which first responders can depend. Castle Rock Fire and Rescue is requesting a new brush truck and two new engines. Town Council approved the request unanimously Tuesday night.
The department has already saved $418,837 for the brush truck and $1,390,326 for the engines. The brush truck is coming in under budget at $299,650, and the engines are coming slightly over budget ($1,411,067) including contingency. It’s the department’s goal to avoid contingency and still come in at or under budget when the vehicles are delivered in 2018. These vehicles are part of the Town’s fleet replacement program and will replace in-service vehicles that are more than 15 years old.

Watch the presentation. 
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Construction contract awarded for improvements along Hangman’s Gulch Trail

Making sure the community stays safe from flooding is a top priority for Castle Rock Water’s Stormwater Division. With that in mind, the department presented a construction contract Tuesday to Town Council for improvements along Hangman’s Gulch Trail. The improvements would be within the channel to help reduce erosion and sedimentation along the trail between I-25 and the confluence with East Plum Creek.
Council unanimously approved the $676,065 contract with Hudick Excavating, Inc. Construction is expected to begin in February 2018. Weather permitting, substantial completion is anticipated for June 2018.

Watch the discussion.

Contract approved for new water well construction

As communities throughout Colorado continue to grow, Castle Rock Water is taking proactive actions to help meet increased water demands – especially during the dry summer months. In an effort to secure additional water supplies and keep pace with demand, Castle Rock Water is planning to drill a new water well.
The Founders Arapahoe Well CR-227 will be located near Matney Park, and in combination with a Denver well drilled this fall, is anticipated to produce about .85 million gallons of water per day. Town Council approved the contract with Hydro Resources – Rocky Mountain Inc. The total drilling cost is approximately $1.6 million and is part of a larger $5.3 million project to incorporate the wells into the water system.

Watch the presentation.

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