June 2019
      

Mayor's Message
Aug 2018

Thank you,  Castle Pines voters! On Tuesday, May 14, Castle Pines became Colorado's newest home rule municipality thanks to your support. The ballot initiative passed with 77% of the votes - a resounding victory for our community. 

So, what's next? 
Home Rule procedures begin immediately for the City, staff and elected officials. While Home Rule doesn't have an immediate impact on residents' daily life, you can expect to see a lot of administrative work by City Council and staff taking place. 

First, the City will begin amending ordinances to come into compliance with the Charter's new requirements. Additionally, the City will begin the process to directly collect and audit sales and use tax (both in person and online beginning January 1, 2020), which, under statutory rule, is first collected by the state. Direct tax collection by the City improves tax procedures and guarantees that local tax dollars remain in the community to fund local projects. The City also has greater flexibility, clarity and effectiveness in adopting regulations related to streets and traffic management as well as zoning and development. 

This is just the beginning! We continue to build a stronger, more vibrant Castle Pines, and, under home rule, are now better equipped to address local issues and retain our unique values. 

Sincerely, 
Mayor Tera Radloff
      

Meet City Staff
Tobi Basile - City Clerk

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I most enjoy the wide variety of tasks and responsibilities my job entails. Everything from Elk Ridge Park Permits to Elections! I can honestly say I have not had two days that were exactly alike. Since we have such a small staff, I also have the opportunity to be involved in many things that other City Clerks may not ever get a chance to do. We are lucky to have a City Manager who values us and knows we are capable.

What do you love most about working for the City of Castle Pines?  
I love being a part of such an amazing team! We are a like-minded, hardworking group of individuals that together make up a tight-knit and cohesive team. We are all dedicated to creating the community that City Council envisions. It's such a blessing to have a job you love where you are surrounded by an amazing group of co-workers and I really appreciate the opportunity to be a part of Castle Pines government. 

What 2019 City project/initiative are you most excited about?
I am most excited about Home Rule. It was a pleasure working with the members of the Home Rule Charter Commission and I really appreciate their commitment and dedication. Now that Castle Pines is a Home Rule community, City Council has the opportunity to pass Ordinances that will benefit the City and it's residents. It's an exciting time to be in Castle Pines! 

What do you like to do in your free time?  
In my free time I like Pina Coladas and getting caught in the rain. (Really, how often do you get a chance to use that line?) In all reality, my favorite free time activity is spending time with my fiance, Patrick, and my children, Dominic and Grace. We can be doing absolutely anything and it's a darn fine time! I also love traveling, going to the movies, hiking, cooking, and mixed martial arts (that last one might be a lie). Additionally, I like spending time with my big dog (Oskar), little dog (Simon), and extra large cat (Bruce).
      

Who's Your City Council Representative? 
New district boundaries change City Council representation for some  residents

City Council districts were modified for the first time in the City's history on Apr. 23, 2019. This redistricting effort shifts the boundaries of the wards - now named districts - to conform to constitutional principles and accounts for new population projections in Castle Pines Town Center and The Canyons developments before the next regular election. This change also brings the difference in population among the three districts to 3.2% or smaller - a decrease from a difference of 11.6% with the previous district map.   

      

Watch Out for Fearsome Sunbathers!
Tips for living with Snakes in Colorado

Weather is getting warmer, and our slithery friends are starting to sunbathe too! The most common large snakes you'll find in the area are prairie rattlesnakes and bull snakes. Rattlesnakes are venomous while bull snakes are not -- but both can bite and cause a medical issue. As we approach snake season, brush up on best practices and preventative actions. 

      
Pilates in the Park
Saturdays: June 8, July 13, Aug. 17

Join instructor Bonnie Thompson, owner of The Pilates Ranch, for a flowing, multi-level Pilates mat class that will tone and balance your muscles, align your body, strengthen your core, and give you renewed energy!

Pilates in the Park is an hour-long mat Pilates session at Retreat Park (off Tangleoak Lane) in the grass.

Event Details:
  • 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • Free!
  • Must be 18 or older to participate
  • Bring your own mat and water
      
Movie at the Ridge
Featuring "Ralph Breaks the Internet"

Thursday, June 27
6:30 p.m. (movie begins at dusk)

Bring the whole family for a movie under the stars at The Ridge golf course driving range. 

Enjoy food truck eats and cool treats from Kona Ice, Mac 'n Noodles food truck, and popcorn bliss. 

Other activities include a special interactive game truck, bouncy house, face painting and yard games that can be played before and during the movie. 

A special thanks to The Castle Pines Connection and The Ridge for their event partnership.

      

Upcoming Community Events 

Weekly Wind Down - Family Yoga
Fridays through June, 4-5 p.m.
Castle Pines Library  (360 Village Square Lane)
A family-friendly alternative to game and movie night. Learn about safe yoga practices, healthy movement, kinesthetic awareness, and mindful team communication. Yoga mats provided, but bring your own if you prefer. Music, instruction and beverages also provided. Ideal for all ages. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org.

Prepare to Hike the Summer Front Range
Thursday, June 13, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Castle Pines Library (360 Village Square Lane)
Prepare to hike the Front Range with tips and advice from veteran hiker Pete K.J., author of "Base Camp Denver: 101 Hikes in Colorado's Front Range." Pete will talk about hiking strategies, equipment, safety and trails, followed by a book sale. Ideal for adults. The event is free, but registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org.

It's Go Time
As in go to the Castle Pines Farmers Market for fresh everything from now until September 25. Produce, coffee, bakery, pasta, eggs, meats and more. Every Wednesday, 9:00 - 1:00 p.m., in the Castle Pines Marketplace off I-25 and Castle Pines Pkwy.  Visit  boulters5280urbanmarket.com  for more information
      
Castle Pines in the News
Check out some recent articles about what's going on in, and around, our community.
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June Meetings 

June 11 | City Council Meeting - 5:30 p.m. Study Session, 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting, 360 Village Square Lane

June 25 |  City Council Meeting  - 5:30 p.m. Study Session, 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting, 360 Village Square Lane

June 27 | Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting - 6:00 p.m., 360 Village Square Lane
      

City Council Happenings

View meeting agendas, minutes and videos online
Recent Council action items include:
  • Ordinance 19-04, Changing the boundaries of the three wards of the City in accordance with Section 31-4-104 of the Colorado Revised Statutes on Second Reading 
      

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