NOVEMBER 2016
      
      
2017 Budget Process
With the end of 2016 drawing near, City of Castle Pines staff have been busy preparing the 2017 budget. City Manager Don Van Wormer presented an overview of the proposed budget to City Council during the meeting on October 11. Overall, revenues and expenses are expected to be similar to 2016. See the presentation here.

The next step of the budget process is to hold a public hearing. The forum will be held during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 8 at 6pm. Residents are invited to attend and give Castle Pines City Council and staff their feedback.
      
Councilmember Resignations
Two councilmembers has recently resigned from City Council, leaving seats in Ward 1 and 2 vacant.  Council needs to appoint a replacement within 60 days or hold a special election. Applicants must be a resident of Castle Pines for at least a year, be registered to vote, and currently reside in Wards 1 or 2. Letters of interest should include your qualifications and why you should be considered to serve on City Council.

Ward 2
During the Oct. 11 Council meeting, Ward 2 Councilmember Geoff Blue announced his resignation from the Castle Pines City Council.  Those interested in serving on City Council for Ward 2 should contact the City Clerk  with a letter of interest by Nov. 3.

Ward 1
With a letter dated Oct. 20, Ward 1 Councilmember Rex Lucas announced his resignation from the Castle Pines City Council. Those interested in serving on City Council for Ward 1 should contact the City Clerk with a letter of interest by Dec. 1. 
      
Don't Forget to Vote!
The 2016 General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, so don't forget to vote! This year a 24-hour ballot box is located behind the Castle Pines Library building, 360 Village Square Lane. Please be aware that no ballot box is located inside the building, and ballots must be placed in the box by 7pm on Election Day. Find other ballot drop-off locations here.

Election Student Art Contest
Calling all student artists! Douglas County students are welcome to enter the Election 2016 Student Art Contest until Nov. 4. Sponsored by the Douglas County Elections Division and Douglas County Educational Foundation, students can enter to receive prizes and to have their art displayed. Find more information and the submission form here
      

Public Hearings on Nov. 8
Please be aware that several public hearings will take place during the City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 8 at 6pm:
  • Presentation of the proposed 2017 budget
  • To consider the adoption of the International Building Code 2015 Edition
  • To consider amending sections 11 and 27 of the City of Castle Pines Zoning Ordinance. See the proposed changes here.
      
PaRC Plan Update
We have heard from hundreds of residents about community priorities for parks and recreation. Thanks to all who participated in the second Public Survey or talked to us at Party in the Pines events. Check out what we heard in the Phase 2 Outreach Summary. During October, we focused on drafting the strategies and recommendations to go into the Plan based the community's strong feedback as well as the market and inventory analysis completed earlier in the process. Stay tuned for a release of the draft later this month!
      
Snow Season is Coming!
You never know when Colorado weather is going to change, so it's time to start getting ready for snow. Find the resources you need here, and below are a few friendly resident reminders:
  • Property owners are responsible for any sidewalks abutting their property, so please clear snow from your sidewalks within 24 hours of a storm ending. 
  • Avoid getting plowed in by moving cars out of the street before a snow storm comes. This helps plows clear snow from curb to curb and makes for a safer community.
  • If you do park along the curb, please park your car parallel to the curb, as opposed to perpendicular to it. This makes streets and cul de sacs easier to plow.
      
Legacy Village Groundbreaking
On October 26, a groundbreaking ceremony took place for the new Legacy Village development. This is the first new commercial development in Castle Pines in four years. When finished, the facility will be a  continuing care  senior living campus and will include 66 independent living, 79 assisted living, and 31  memory care resident units.
      

Upcoming Community Events
Castle Pines Library Events
  • Book Lovers - Sunday, Nov. 6, 2pm: If you love books and need a new holiday reading list, join library staff and guest book expert for this fun event. Refreshments will be served, and door prizes handed out.
  • Art Stop on the Go - Sunday, Nov. 7 & 28, 4:30pm: Budding artists age 6-12 cultivate their inner Picassos. Staff from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art will present a book, then lead the kids in a literature-based art project. 
  • Castle Pines After Dark - Friday, Nov. 18, 6-10pm: An after-hours night of games, movies, food and prizes for teens 13-18.
Register and see all library events here. All listed events take place at the Castle Pines Library, 360 Village Square Lane.

Castle Pines Run Club
Are you a runner hoping to meet other runners in Castle Pines? Then join the Castle Pines Run Club! The club meets at Duke's, 363 Village Square Lane, #100, every Wednesday at 5:30pm. Runs will be 3-5 miles and runners of all abilities are welcome. Runners will also meet back at Duke's afterward for a post-run social! If you have questions, please contact  info@discoveryrunning.com
      
Castle Pines In the News
Check out some recent articles about what's going on in our community:
      

November Meetings & Closures
Municipal Court
November 4 | 7:30 a.m. | CPN Community Center | 7404 Yorkshire Drive

City Council Meeting & Public Hearings
November 8 | 6 p.m. | Douglas County Library | 360 Village Square Lane

Veteran's Day
City offices closed Friday, November 11

City Council Meeting
November 22 | 6 p.m. | Douglas County Library | 360 Village Square Lane

Thanksgiving Holiday
City offices closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25
      

City Council Happenings
Read the Council Wrap-up from September 27 here.
Council Updates:
  • Request for Service Plan Changes
  • Resignation of Ward 3 Councilmember Ned Wilt


City of Castle Pines
360 Village Square Lane, Suite B
Castle Pines, CO 80108
303.705.0200