February 2017

Meet Your Councilmembers: Melissa Coudeyras
This year, we'll be featuring each Castle Pines Councilmember in an edition of News & Notes so you can get to know them better.  Next up, meet Councilmember Melissa Coudeyras who currently represents Ward 1. She is our newest Councilmember, and has lived in our community for 3 years.

What's your favorite part about living in Castle Pines?
I love that we have a small town feel, yet also have many amenities and conveniences that are available in a larger city. It has everything that we were looking for to settle down and raise our boys.

What 2017 City project are you most excited about?
I am very excited about the Gateway Project. I really think it is important to attract people into our community and then be able to show them all that Castle Pines has to offer.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy spending time with my family. We like to hike, travel, and watch movies together. I also enjoy a good book!

What's one thing people may not know about you?
I am a history buff. I loved learning about all the different places that we have lived. This is one of the reasons I enjoy being at docent at Cherokee Castle. I love all the history that surrounds this property and structure!

Want to contact Councilmember Coudeyras? Reach her by email.

Lagae Detour & New Roundabout
A new Lagae Road detour and a new roundabout at Lagae Road and Mira Vista will open the week of February 6 (weather permitting). Families with children attending American Academy and Village residents who frequently use Gate 5, will experience changes to their daily routines. Please use extra caution as we all get used to the new traffic patterns.
Lagae Roundabout
Please slow down and take your time when driving through the new roundabout at Lagae Road and Mira Vista, which feeds into American Academy. Since we don't have a lot of roundabouts in our community, here are some quick reminders on how to navigate them:
  • Traffic in roundabouts always travels counterclockwise
  • Look to the left and yield to drivers already in the roundabout before entering
  • Stopping before entering is not required, but you may need to stop and wait for a gap in traffic
  • Make sure to stay in your lane as you navigate the roundabout
  • Look for pedestrians and use your turn signal before exiting

Lagae Detour
The new Lagae Road detour and traffic pattern is designed to accommodate construction of the Lagae Road realignment. Traffic on the road will be re-routed until Oct. 2017.

Rueter-Hess Recreation Master Plan Complete
The Rueter-Hess Reservoir Recreation Master Plan has been completed! The master planning process began in November 2015, and the Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority received great input from the public. All this feedback was taken into account in the development of the newly completed Rueter-Hess Recreation Master Plan.  Thanks to everyone who gave their input!

Douglas County Outstanding Youth Awards
Do you know a special teenager, between the ages of 13 and 19, who resides in Douglas County and has overcome adversity and created positive change in their lives, as well as the lives of others? Then nominate them for Douglas County Outstanding Youth Awards! Nominations will be accepted now through March 31.

This one-of-a-kind award encompasses all youth: youth who have not finished their K-12 education, youth in traditional classroom settings, youth in group homes, youth in alternative schools, youth in foster homes and emancipated youth.

Mayor Pro Tem Appointed
During the January 10 City Council meeting, Councilmember Tera Radloff was appointed unanimously as Mayor Pro Tem. Tera represents Ward 1 and has served on City Council since 2010. This role means that she will be asked to fill in as Mayor should the Mayor be absent.

Planning & Zoning Commission Appointments
On January 10, City Council had the difficult task of selecting five individuals from 10 applicants to serve as members of the joint Planning & Zoning Commission/Board of Adjustments. Council appointed Lisa Glynn, David Necker, Mike Noakes and Deborah Mulvey.  Don Tosby was appointed subject to the adoption of Ordinance 17-01  which proposes to increase the size of the Board.

Castle Pines 80108 Video
Castle Pines is a great place to live and work, so why not show it?  Check out our  new video showcasing what makes our community special! It includes some drone footage of the area and clips from our 2016 events. 

Upcoming Community Events
Save the Music!
The Castle Pines Arts & Cultural Foundation is pleased to present the 3rd Annual Save the Music Fundraiser! Proceeds from the events will help raise money to provide partial or full scholarships for students with financial needs so they can enjoy the benefits of band and orchestra classes. Find tickets for both events at castlepinesarts.org.

Student Performances - Friday, Feb. 10
  • 5:30 & 7pm at the Castle Pines Community Center (7404 Yorkshire Drive)
  • Tickets: $10 per person (100% tax-deductible)
  • A heart-warming fundraiser event where children perform solos or in small groups to raise funds for needy students to be able to take band and orchestra classes.
  • Two totally different recitals - attend both for double the heart-warming evening!
Evening of Jazz - Friday, Feb. 24
  • 7 to 9:30pm at Daniel's Gate Clubhouse (6450 Daniel's Gate Road)
  • Tickets: $55 per person
  • An upscale, hipster evening of jazz, wine and hors d'oeuvres. A "Wine-Pull" is part of this event. The Hank Troy Trio will once again provide the music, and people can dance, listen, or chat the evening away.
Castle Pines Run Club
Are you a runner hoping to meet other runners in Castle Pines? Then join the Castle Pines Run Club! Between January and March, the club will meet at The Ridge, 1414 Castle Pines Parkway, every Wednesday at 5:30pm. Runs will be 3-5 miles and runners of all abilities are welcome. Runners will meet back at The Ridge's restaurant afterward for a post-run social! Please contact info@discoveryrunning.com
with any questions.


Castle Pines in the News
Check out some recent articles about what's going on in our community:

January Meetings & Closures
Municipal Court
February 3 | 7:30 a.m. | Douglas County Library | 360 Village Square Lane

City Council Meeting
February 14 | 6 p.m. | Douglas County Library | 360 Village Square Lane

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting
February 23 | 6 p.m. | Douglas County Library | 360 Village Square Lane

City Council Meeting
February 28 | 6 p.m. | Douglas County Library | 360 Village Square Lane

City Council Happenings
Read the Council Wrap-up from January 10  here.
Council Updates:
  • Appointment of Councilmember Tera Radloff as Mayor Pro Tem
  • Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments Expansion
  • Appointments to Planning Commission/Board of Adjustments
  • On-Call Engineering Service Contract with CH2M Hill
  • Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG)

City of Castle Pines
360 Village Square Lane, Suite B
Castle Pines, CO 80108