September 2017
      
New Traffic Pattern in Roundabout on Lagae Road and Mira Vista

There's a new configuration in the roundabout at Lagae Road and Mira Vista,  which feeds into American Academy. Please slow down and take your time when driving through it. 

Tips for navigating the roundabout:
  • Traffic in a roundabout 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
      

Now Accepting Applications for Planning & Zoning/Board of Adjustment

Help shape the future of Castle Pines! The combined Castle Pines Planning and Zoning Commission/Board of Adjustment currently has a vacancy and is accepting applications to fill the spot. The Commission is a seven-member board compromised of Castle Pines residents and plays a direct role in shaping how the City grows. The combined board meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please fill out an application and submit it by September 29, 2017. Applications can be dropped off at the City offices, faxed, mailed or emailed to sharon@castlepinesgov.com.

      
Protect Your Trees from EAB. Get the App!

To help Colorado property owners determine whether their trees are susceptible to being killed by emerald ash borer (EAB), the Colorado State Forest Service and Colorado State University Extension offer a free app that will allow anyone to use a mobile device to quickly determine whether a tree may be a potential target to the pest.

The EAB/Ash ID App can be downloaded on almost any modern Apple or Android-based device and is easily located in app stores by searching for "ash tree."

The City of Castle Pines does not currently have any reports of the emerald ash borer in the community. This tool is intended to provide property owners resources to determine if their trees might be susceptible to EAB.

      
Finding Douglas County data just got easier!
Douglas County recently created a Facebook account for their open data program, DougCoData. "Like" their page to keep up on new datasets, features, applications, events, and more. 

Douglas County's Open Data content includes community development and demographic information, county maps, road construction and capital improvements, recreational opportunities, election information, county finances, and more. Be on the lookout for videos detailing these services, coming soon.

      

I-25 South Corridor Transportation Study - Public Meeting
Residents are invited to attend a public meeting hosted by the Colorado Department of Transportation to provide input into priorities, phasing, and implementation of improvements along the I-25 corridor between Monument and C-470. 

Improvements along this corridor will enhance mobility, address specific safety concerns and provide increased travel reliability for those that utilizing the corridor.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (formal presentation at 5:30 p.m.)
Douglas County Fairgrounds, Kirk Hall
500 Fairgrounds Rd., Castle Rock

      

Upcoming Community Events

Y.E.S.S. Presents Free Parent Academy: Sept. 26
Youth Education & Safety in Schools is presenting their free Parent Academy on Keeping Youth & Families Safe: Social/Digital Media & Human Trafficking
on September 26 at 980 0 Schwab Way, Lone Tree, CO. Join the Resource Fair from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and be sure to stick around for the Academy from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Topics include: 
  • Identity theft
  • Keeping finances safe online
  • Social/digital media to include latest on apps and devices
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Sexting/sextortion
  • Human trafficking

Click here to RSVP. Have questions? Contact Y.E.S.S. Program Coordinator, Phyllis Harvey at pharvey@dcsheriff.net.


 

Douglas County Chemical Roundup: Sept. 30
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 at the Town of Castle Rock Water, 175 Kellogg Court, on Saturday, September 30 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. You can pre-register hereFor 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 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. 560 Castle Pines Pkwy.


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 Steakhouse, 363 Village Square, every Wednesday starting at 5:30 p.m. Runs are 3-5 miles long and runners of all abilities are welcome. Meet back at Duke's for a post-run social! Contact info@discoveryrunning.com with questions.
      

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

September Meetings & Closures

City Council Meeting
September 26 | 6 p.m. | City Municipal Offices | 360 Village Square Lane

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting
September 28 | 6 p.m. | City Municipal Offices | 360 Village Square Lane
      

City Council Happenings
Read the Cou ncil Wrap-ups from August 8  here 
and August 22  here
Council Updates:
  • Ordinance No. 17-06: Lagae Ranch Planned Development, First Major Amendment (First Reading)
  • Resolution No. 17-14: Coordinated Election Agreement
  • June Financial Statements and Statement of Expenditures
  • Douglas County Sheriff's Office Update: Prevent Crimes of Opportunity and Traffic Enforcement
  • I-25 South Corridor Study Update
  • Tax Increase and Ballot Question Discussion
  • Public Hearing: Ordinance No. 17-06; Lagae Ranch Planned Development, First Major Amendment (Second Reading)
  • Resignation of Ward 3 Council Member Roger Addlesperger
  • Rueter-Hess Recreation Authority Appointment
  • July Financial Statements and Statement of Expenditures


City of Castle Pines
360 Village Square Lane, Suite B
Castle Pines, CO 80108
303.705.0200 | castlepinesgov.com