March 2019
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Mayor's Message
Aug 2018

Together we are building a world-class City where people matter, businesses thrive, new development adds value and pays for itself and government is small, independent, responsive and effective.  

On February 19, we celebrated our community, discussed the City's 2018 accomplishments and took a look at what's ahead for 2019 at the City's inaugural State of the City event. It was well attended and I appreciate the support of our citizens, local business owners, community and regional partners that were able to join us and see, firsthand, what makes Castle Pines such a great place. 

If you were unable to attend, I encourage you to watch my presentation and the community videos we debuted at the event, which are available on the City website castlepinesgov.com/state-city.

Sincerely, 
Mayor Tera Radloff

      
Home Rule - What's Next?

The Home Rule Charter Commission has completed their work writing the Charter, and on February 12, the Commission presented their final Charter draft to City Council. On February 26, City Council officially called for a special mail ballot election to be held on May 14, 2019 and set the ballot language for residents to vote on the new Home Rule Charter. 

You can read the entire Home Rule Charter online, by visiting www.engage.castlepinesco.gov/home-rule. There, you will also find a list of FAQs about Home Rule and can even access the meeting minutes and agendas of the Home Rule Charter Commission and the formal actions by City Council pertaining to Home Rule dating back to June 2018 when this process began. 

      

Are You Registered to Vote?

Castle Pines will hold a special mail ballot election on Tuesday, May 14. If you don't know your voter status or wish to register, visit govotecolorado.com

You may register to vote up until Election Day - May 14 - but ballots cannot be mailed after April 29.  If you register to vote after April 29 , you will need to pick up your ballot at the City Offices (360 Village Square Lane, Suite B, Castle Pines, CO).  If registering to vote on Election Day (May 14 ), you will need to register in person at the Douglas County Elections Offices, 125 Stephanie Place, Castle Rock, CO.

If you have election questions, please contact Tobi Basile, City Clerk, at tobi.basile@castlepinesco.gov or 303-705-0226. 

      


Stay Informed: I-25 South Gap Project
 
Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews are actively improving an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 25 known as "The Gap," which starts south of Castle Rock and continues to Monument. 

Learn about the project's construction progress and sign up for updates via email, phone, text or social media. 

Project Hotline: 720-745-5434
Email: i25gap@cdot.us 
Text Alerts: Text I25GAP to 21000 
Facebook and Twitter: @ColoradoDOT

      

Nominate an Outstanding Douglas County Teen

Do you know a Douglas County teenager, between the ages of 13 and 19, who has overcome adversity and created positive change in their lives, as well as the lives of others?

Nominations for the 2019 Douglas County Outstanding Youth Awards are now being accepted. Ten award recipients will have the opportunity to share their special night with family members, their adult supporters and elected officials at an April reception hosted by the Douglas County Youth Initiative at the Douglas County Commissioners Hearing Room in Castle Rock.
 
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, and youth in foster homes.
 
Award recipients will receive a signed letter from elected officials recognizing the teen's achievements, a $100 certificate for educational or activity fees to be redeemed at a later date and County-wide recognition of their award.

      


Event Volunteers Needed

Are you, or a family member, interested in helping make the City's events great? Volunteers are needed throughout the summer to assist special event staff with set up, clean up, logistics, and more. 

The first event of the season is The Egg Scramble, a new spring egg hunt on Saturday, April 20 at The Ridge driving range. Volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will help distribute eggs, set up and pick up after the event. There is also an opportunity for a community member to dress in a festive bunny costume for a fun photo op. 

High school students looking for service hours and adults are invited to contact Jolene Richardson, Event Coordinator, at jolene@castlepinesco.gov for more information.
      
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Upcoming Community Events 

Farmers Market 2019 - Bigger and Better!
Palizzi Farms from Brighton and Forte Fruits from Palisade headline this year's market. Other wonderful products will be there, too, such as gourmet sausage, bakery treats and more. Mark your calendar for Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m, June 5-September 25 in the Castle Pines Marketplace (old Safeway shopping center). For more information, contact Robin at 303-884-8735 or visit boulders5280urbanmarket.com

The Art of Coffee
Sunday, March 31, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Douglas County Libraries in Castle Pines (360 Village Square Lane)
Expand your coffee savvy at this guided tasting featuring Crowfoot Valley Coffee. Crowfoot owner Jason Gray will talk about the art of taking coffee bean to coffee cup, with tastings of roasted coffee blends. This free event is ideal for adults. Registration is required at 303-791-7323 or DCL.org.
      
Castle Pines in the News
Check out some recent articles about what's going on in, and around, our community.
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March Meetings 

March 12 | City Council Meeting - Meeting Canceled

March 26 | City Council Meeting - 5:30 p.m. Study Session, 6:30 p.m. Regular Meeting, 360 Village Square Lane

March 28 | Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting - 6:00 p.m., 360 Village Square Lane
      
City Council Happenings

View recent meeting agendas, minutes and videos online
Council Updates:

Recently Council action items include:

  • Resolution 19-07 (Public Hearing) - Approving the Berkeley Homes Filing No. 1 Preliminary Plan; Case No. PP 18-001
  • Resolution 19-08 - Approving the Berkeley Homes Filing No. 1 Final Plat; Case No. FP 18-005
  • Resolution 19-09 - Submitting the proposed Home Rule Charter to the Registered Electors of the City at a Special Election to be held on May 14, 2019 and Setting the Ballot Title
  • Resolution 19-10 - Approving a Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Castle Pines and the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce
  • Resolution 19-11 - Approving First Amendment to the Intergovernmental Agreement for Disaster-Emergency Mutual Aid and Disaster-Emergency Resources Assistance
      
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City of Castle Pines
360 Village Square Lane, Suite B
Castle Pines, CO 80108
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