Town Council Update

Aug. 21 Council Update: Proposed 2019 Budget moves forward, language for Charter amendment ballot questions finalized, construction contract for new Meadows neighborhood park approved

An ordinance finalizing changes to Town Code related to group homes within residential neighborhoods, and an ordinance approving the formation of a General Improvement District for the proposed Festival Park Commons Project, were both approved by Town Council at Tuesday’s meeting.

Additionally, Council directed Town staff to prepare an economic incentive agreement for Dorsey Pictures. The Emmy Award-winning production company is considering moving to Castle Rock and would bring nearly 100 high-paying jobs to Town. The agreement will go back before Council for formal consideration at a later date.

Alberta Development Partners gave a short presentation updating Council on the progress of the Promenade. Whole Foods has officially signed a 20-year lease and is planning to open late 2019/early 2020. The newly constructed 7-Eleven, Chick-fil-A and Del Taco will be opening before the end of the year. Additional businesses on the way include Fuzzy Tacos and Starbucks.

Council also discussed changes to Castle Rock Water’s 2019 rates and fees. An ordinance finalizing a small adjustment for outdoor water use (Tier 2 and Tier 3 water rates) and an increase in system development fees for new construction will go back before Council for consideration on first reading on Sept. 4. All other rates for existing water customers will stay the same in 2019.

Here's a look at a few other items Council discussed Tuesday:

  • Proposed 2019 Budget – Town Council received an overview of the Proposed 2019 Budget and discussed proposed increases to nonutility impact fees. Key priorities for next year were also discussed. The official first reading of the proposed budget will be at the Sept. 4 meeting.

  • Charter amendment ballot questions finalized – Council approved the final language for several ballot questions that would modify sections of Town Charter related to electing a Mayor at large. These questions will be on the Nov. 6 ballot for voter consideration.

  • Construction contract for new neighborhood park in The Meadows – Design concepts have been finalized, and work is ready to begin on a new neighborhood park located along Low Meadow Boulevard next to Aspen View Academy in The Meadows. Council approved the $2.6 million construction contract with Goodland Construction Inc. Once complete, the 5.5-acre park will house, among other things, pickleball and bocce ball courts, picnic shelters, trails, and a multiuse field.

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