August 2018
      

Mayor's Message

Aug 2018

City Council unanimously approved Ordinance No. 18-06 and Resolution No. 18-24, which initiated the process for adopting a Home Rule Charter for the City of Castle Pines, provides for the election of Charter commission members and allows this measure to be on the November 6, 2018, ballot. 
 
In November, Castle Pines residents will determine whether a Charter Commission should be formed, and who, from the community, should be elected to serve on the 13-member Commission. The Commission will then have up to 180 days to draft the City's home rule charter to present to the residents of Castle Pines at a subsequent election.

Under Home Rule, the City will have less intervention from the state, allowing residents and the City the ability to draft laws that directly affect the community. This means we'll also have greater authority over sales and use tax collection; greater ability to regulate zoning and development; and greater flexibility and effectiveness regulating public streets and traffic management.

City Council and I unanimously agree that moving to Home Rule is in the best interest of the community - now and for the community we're building together. We believe that the government that's closest to the people is best for the people. There is still a lot of work to be done before this reaches the ballot in November and I encourage all Castle Pines residents to learn more about Home Rule and participate in the process. You'll find more at www.engage.castlepinesco.gov/home-rule
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Sincerely, 
Mayor Tera Radloff

      
Join the Home Rule Charter Commission
 
Residents interested in serving on the Charter Commission may pick up a nominating petition from the City Clerk's office at 360 Village Square Lane, Suite B, beginning August 2. Eligibility to serve on the Charter Commission includes being a registered elector of the City of Castle Pines.
 
Applicants must collect at least 25 verified signatures from registered electors of Castle Pines and submit their nominating paperwork to the City Clerk's office by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4.

      
















      
Pizza in the Pines - Monday, August 27

Join friends and neighbors for food and fun at Elk Ridge Park on Monday, August 27 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. This new event is all about getting to know your community a little better - meet members of City Council, talk with Castle Pines' city manager and staff, and ask questions about your local government. Enjoy complimentary pizza, ice cream, refreshments and giveaways.
      
Partnership Award Recognizes Efforts of Community Storytellers
The Castle Pines Connection is the first recipient of the citywide award

The City of Castle Pines presented The Castle Pines Connection with the 2018 City of Castle Pines Partnership Award for the publication's steadfast support of the community. Staff at The Connection have tirelessly worked to elevate, educate and engage residents and businesses of Castle Pines for a decade and were recently recognized by the City for their efforts.

Terri Wiebold, owner and publisher of The Connection , accepted the award on behalf of the paper's staff during a Castle Pines City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 24.
 
Upon presenting the award, Mayor Tera Radloff stated, "The Connection has done incredible work to partner with the City, the residents and our businesses to engage and communicate the great things happening in our community. I am so proud to have an organization like The Castle Pines Connection representing our City.  Terri, thank you again for all you and your staff do for the City of Castle Pines."
      

Road Construction Update  
The City's road maintenance and repair budget for 2018 is $2.2M and includes full depth roadway section replacement, concrete panel replacement, curb and gutter repairs and crack sealing in a number of areas throughout the City.
 
Completed Road Maintenance Projects:
  • Briar Cliff Dr. & Briar Cliff Ct.: Excavation of current base, full pavement replacement, material testing to determine structural integrity, installation of reinforcing material to further stabilize roadway, placement of new asphalt or concrete based on roadway section area.
Upcoming Road Maintenance Projects:
  • Hidden Point Blvd. (from Monarch Blvd. to Crossing Cir.): Excavation of current base (if necessary), full pavement replacement, material testing to determine structural integrity, installation of reinforcing material to further stabilize roadway (if necessary), placement of new asphalt or concrete based on roadway section area.
  • Briar Ridge Dr. and a small portion of Oak Briar Wy.: Excavation of current base (if necessary), full pavement replacement, material testing to determine structural integrity, installation of reinforcing material to further stabilize roadway (if necessary), placement of new asphalt or concrete based on roadway section area.
  • Yorkshire Dr. (from Castle Pines Pkwy. to Monarch Blvd.): Curb and gutter repairs.

      

New, Safer Pedestrian Crosswalks 
Under Construction  
Two new pedestrian crosswalks along Monarch Blvd. - one at Yorkshire Dr. and the other at Shoreham Cir. - are currently under construction and expected to be operational by the time school is in session next week. Both crosswalks include flashing yellow lights that a pedestrian can activate prior to crossing Monarch Blvd. The walkways are also ADA-accessible and include new paint striping for better visibility.
      

Share the Trail  
Castle Pines has many great trails to explore and it's fun to spend time with family, friends and pets outdoors. Proper trail etiquette is important to ensure everyone stays safe and has a good time while enjoying our trail system. As a reminder, proper trail etiquette states that bikers always yield to both walkers/runners and horses, and pedestrians must always yield to horses.
      
Upcoming Community Events 

Douglas County Household Chemical Roundup
Tri-County Health Department organizes three Household Chemical Roundup events for Douglas County residents each year. These community events help dispose of chemical waste properly, prevent pollution and protect the people handling your garbage. They even unload the products, so you don't have to get out of your car!
 
The next event will take place in Highlands Ranch at Shea Stadium, 3270 Redstone Circle, on Saturday, August 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring unwanted antifreeze, oil, pesticides and other household chemicals to safely dispose and recycle.
 
This event is open to all residents of Douglas County (proof of residency is required), and costs $25 per vehicle. For more information,  view the event flyer.

Boulter's 5280 Urban Market
Shop locally grown vegetables, fruits, meats, nuts, breads, dairy and many other farm fresh foods every Wednesday through October 3 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Montessori School parking lot off of Castle Pines Pkwy.  

New Resident Welcome Reception
Enjoy an exclusive welcome reception in honor of new residents of the City of Castle Pines. Meet community leaders and learn more about your new community. Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar on  Thursday, August 9 at 6:00 p.m. at Pino's Italian Kitchen and Bar, 361 Village Square Ln. #130. Please RSVP by calling 303-688-3359 or emailing the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce, info@castlepineschamber.com.
      
Castle Pines in the News
Check out some recent articles about what's going on in, and around, our community.
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August Meetings
August 3 | Municipal Court - 7:30 a.m., 360 Village Square Ln.  

August 14 | City Council Meeting - 6:00 p.m., 360 Village Square Ln. 
(Study Session begins at 5:00 p.m.)  

August 23 | Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting - 6:00 p.m., 360 Village Square Ln.

August 28 | City Council Meeting - 6:00 p.m., 360 Village Square Ln. 
(Study Session begins at 5:00 p.m.)
      
City Council Happenings

View recent meeting agendas, minutes and videos online
Council Updates:
  • Douglas County Sheriff's Office Update
  • Ordinance 18-05 (Second Reading) - Amending Ordinance No. 16-02, Vacating a Portion of Lagae Road within the Castle Pines Town Center Superblock Plat No. 2 and Declaring an Emergency
  • 2018 Community Partnership Award Presentation
  • Ordinance 18-06 - Initiating the Adoption of a Home Rule Charter for the City, Providing for the Election of Charter Commission Members and Authorizing Participation in the 2018 Coordinated General Election

      
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