April 2018
Community Scrapbook
We know you have stories and photos to share about your memory-making experiences in Castle Pines. Maybe you brought your first-born child home from the hospital to your house in Castle Pines, or you're a proud Castle Pines business owner. Perhaps you've celebrated a milestone birthday or personal achievement with family and friends in the City. We want to see your photos and hear your stories! We'll collect this information from community members throughout the month of April and compile it into an anniversary scrapbook that will be shared online and printed and saved in the City archives. 

New City Council Study Session Meetings

In addition to the regular City Council meetings that take place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, Study Session meetings have been scheduled for the 1st Tuesday each month on an as-needed basis beginning May 1. An exception to this schedule is the April Study Session meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, April 17.  

Study Session meetings are open to the public and take place in the Event Hall at 360 Village Square Ln. These meetings differ in several ways from the regular Council meetings. While Council may give direction to City staff, they will not cast any votes during the meeting. It's also an opportunity for Council to ask questions or discuss a project or issue in a less formal meeting setting. No meeting minutes are taken and there isn't an opportunity for public comment. 

Welcome, Treasurer Aaron Cowan

Aaron Cowan was appointed by City Council to fill the Treasurer vacancy created when Gregg Fisher was sworn in as a council member in January. At the March 27 meeting, Mr. Cowan was officially sworn in to office to serve until the next regular election in November 2019, whereupon a successor will be elected and will take office in January 2020.  
Council Adopts Vision and Strategic Objectives

At a retreat in early March, City Council reviewed and amended the City's vision statement and developed the following strategic objectives. 

City Council City of Castle Pines Vision 2018
  • An inclusive Colorado Community that embraces unique neighborhood character.
  • A Community that creates outdoor and active lifestyle living amenities.
  • A Community that supports conscientious development where we live, work, play, and shop.
City Council 2018-2019 Strategic Objectives
  1. Financial resiliency and vitality
  2. Reliable and safe infrastructure
  3. Intentional development
  4. Foster community
  5. High performing operations
  6. Economic strength
Help Keep our Parks Clean this Spring

The springtime weather we're having means residents - especially our four-legged ones - are really enjoying the outdoors. Please help keep our parks, trails and sidewalks clear of pet waste by picking up after your dog. All parks within the City require that your dog remain on a leash. If you're looking for more space for your pet to roam, visit Glendale Farm Open Space, which is maintained by Douglas County and includes a 17-acre off-leash dog park. 
Extension of Lagae Rd. at Happy Canyon Rd. Now Open

The extension of Lagae Road to the south is complete, and, for the first time, connects to E. Happy Canyon Road, providing a new access point through the City. Drivers should be aware that the street design at the intersection of Lagae Rd. and Chase Ln., just north of Happy Canyon Rd., requires drivers on Chase Ln. to yield to motorists on Lagae Rd. It's important for residents to obey all traffic laws and be aware of street signage, especially on this newly constructed stretch of roadway. 
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for Unincorporated Douglas County and Castle Pines

By order of Sheriff Tony Spurlock, Stage 1 fire restrictions remain in place for Douglas County and the City of Castle Pines. Prohibited activities include open burning of any kind and the use of fireworks. For a list of allowable activities, visit the Sheriff's Office website

Violation of these fire restrictions are considered a Class-2 Petty Offense, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine. If you hear or see fireworks in your neighborhood, you are encouraged to call 911 or 303-660-7500.
Upcoming Community Events

Run the Ridge 5K & 10K
Registration is now open for the June 24 Run the Ridge races. Choose between the 5K or 10K distance; both of which take runners through the beautiful Ridge Golf Course. Following the race, enjoy food, live music and an awards ceremony. Register online.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Properly dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter drugs on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at any of the three drop-off sites in Douglas County.
  • Castle Rock Police Department: 100 Perry Street
  • Lone Tree Police Department: 9220 Kimmer Drive
  • Douglas County Sheriff's Office (Highlands Ranch Substation): 9250 Zotos Drive
Unused or expired prescription medications are a public safety issue, leading to accidental poisoning, overdose and abuse. Take-back programs are a great way to ensure your medications don't get in the wrong hands. Visit the DEA's website for more information.
Castle Pines in the News

Check out some recent articles about what's going on in, and around, our community.

April Meetings
Meetings and Court Dates

April 6 Municipal Court - 7:30 a.m., 360 Village Square Ln.
April 10 | City Council Meeting - 6:00 p.m., 360 Village Square Ln.
April 17 City Council Study Session Meeting - 6:00 p.m., 360 Village Square Ln.
April 24 | City Council Meeting - 6:00 p.m., 360 Village Square Ln.
April 26 | Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting -  6:00 p.m., 360 Village Square Ln.

City Council Happenings
Read the Cou ncil Wrap-ups  from March 13 and March 27.   
Council Updates:
  • Oath of Office for new City Council Member and City Treasurer
  • Douglas County Sheriff's Office Update
  • Resolution 18-12 Appointing a City Treasurer
  • Council Adopts Vision and Strategic Objectives
  • Ordinance No. 18-02 - Amending Section 27 of the City's Zoning Ordinance to Include Mixed Use Design Guidelines
  • Resolution No. 18-13 - Approval of the Canyons Superblock Plat No. 2
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Castle Pines, CO 80108
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