Town Council Update

Dec. 18 Council update: ordinance temporarily suspending kratom businesses in Castle Rock approved; two contracts related to reuse water finalized

Several items were discussed at Tuesday’s Town Council meeting, including the 2019 major projects list, the 2019 meeting schedule and the new Council liaison assignments. Council also received an update on a survey conducted by Castle Rock Water regarding a recreational vehicle dump station in Town. More than 420 people responded to the survey. However, the survey results did not show enough support to make the station financially viable.

Here's a look at what was discussed Tuesday:

  • Ordinance to provide a temporary suspension on kratom businesses – Town Council approved an ordinance to provide a temporary suspension on the establishment of new businesses related to kratom sales. Currently, many federal agencies, including the FDA and DEA, are studying kratom due to concerns about potential abuse and quality control. This ordinance will allow Town staff the opportunity to further survey and collaborate with both the kratom industry and regulatory agencies to identify, and potentially regulate, kratom sales within the Town.

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  • Important contracts related to reuse water are finalized – Castle Rock Water presented Town Council with two contracts for a project to upgrade Plum Creek Water Purification Facility to purify reuse water.

    Town Council approved a service agreement with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co. Inc. for engineering services on the advanced treatment construction phase at the water treatment plant. The firm was retained to design improvements at the plant to purify reuse water for use in Castle Rock. The firm will now continue to oversee the project through the construction phase.

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    Additionally, Town Council approved the first amendment to the Plum Creek Water Purification Facility Advanced Treatment Project construction agreement with Garney Companies Inc. The agreement is for the portion of construction consisting of a 1-million-gallon raw water blending tank, associated site and infrastructure work, and equipment packages for the advanced treatment systems. A second work package will be presented to Council in early 2019 for the balance of the work.

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  • Agreement to expand capacity at the wastewater treatment plant moves forward – An agreement between the Town, Plum Creek Water Reclamation Authority, Castle Pines Metropolitan District and Castle Pines North Metropolitan District to expand the Plum Creek Water Reclamation Authority plant’s capacity by 3 million gallons of water per day was approved by Town Council. That project, which is being funded primarily by system development fees paid by new development, will be completed in 2020.

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Get a full agenda or watch any Council meeting. Due to the holidays, the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 1, has been canceled. A special meeting has been called for Tuesday, Jan. 8. The meeting for Jan. 15 was also canceled, with a special meeting called for Jan. 22.
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