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March 6 Council Update: Animal Code discussion, road construction contracts finalized, Castle Rock Water documents approved

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. 

Here are some meeting highlights

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

Animal Code discussion; Council gives direction on next steps

As a home rule municipality, the Town of Castle Rock has its own set of laws and codes. It's prudent for a local government to evaluate its laws from time to time to ensure they are up to par with current legal best practices and local culture. That's why Town staff started a review of the Town Code related to animals in 2017. 
Following research and community feedback, Town Council heard a presentation on proposed changes to the Town’s animal code. Proposed changes include a staff recommendation to replace the current breed-specific ban with a two-tiered, behavior-based system.
Council discussed the proposed changes and heard from community members during public comment.

Ultimately, a majority of Council directed staff to come back to a Council meeting at a later date with a draft ordinance to formalize the proposed changes. Get details of the proposed changes and provide feedback at
Watch the Council discussion.

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Tax dollars at work: Council approves work contracts for annual road maintenance

Proper maintenance extends the lives of our local streets and makes the most of our investment in roadways. Town Council approved a series of work contracts Tuesday to complete necessary maintenance as part of the Town’s annual Pavement Maintenance Program.
The Pavement Maintenance Program concentrates residential roadwork to one of five defined areas each year on a rotating basis. Additionally, primary and Downtown streets receive repairs as needed. The goal is to reduce costs by increasing efficiency, while reducing disruption to neighborhoods.

For 2018, the Town is investing $11 million in road maintenance. The funding is primarily from the Town’s Transportation Fund, which includes revenues from sales tax, motor vehicle tax and building use tax. 

Residential work is planned for Founders Village. Additional roadwork will occur along main roads Downtown, along Woodlands Boulevard and along Meadows Boulevard. 

View a map of the work and sign up for project update emails at Work is expected to start in April and last through late summer.

Watch the Council presentation.

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Keeping up with Castle Rock Water

Castle Rock Water customers have embraced the call to conserve. Whether it’s abiding by a designated watering schedule, participating in a Water Wiser Workshop or planning water-efficient landscape for the yard, this community knows that conservation is key. On Tuesday, Town Council approved a series of agenda items necessary for the department to continue its work to meet the community’s water needs. 

The Parker Water and Sanitation District Wheeling Agreement was approved by Town Council Tuesday. This is the final agreement needed to officially bring WISE water to Castle Rock. The community should expect the first drops of imported water by early summer.

Additionally, Town Council reviewed and unanimously approved several planning documents related to water: the 2018 Water Use Management Plan, the 2018 Conservation Rebate Incentive Program, and the 2018 Landscape and Irrigation Performance Standards and Criteria Manual. 

The Water Use Management Plan is the main planning document that helps recognize where conservation will make the biggest impact. New to the plan this year is a watering schedule for HOA and commercial customers and an expiration date for Water Wiser certification.

Watch the Castle Rock Water section of the agenda.

Stay connected

Get a full agenda or watch any Council meeting. The next Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3. The Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, has been cancelled. .

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