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Your Town Council representatives meet twice a month, and during those meetings, Councilmembers make decisions that impact you, our residents and business owners. This email will help you stay connected with those decisions. 

Generally, Council meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 100 N. Wilcox St. These meetings are open to the public. 

What's ahead for April 17?

You can view the full agenda online for the Tuesday, April 17, meeting. While there are several other items on the agenda, here’s a brief snapshot of a few things Council is scheduled to discuss. 

First reading regarding changes to the Town’s Animal code
Following two open houses and initial public feedback, Town Council is poised to hear a formal presentation on proposed changes to Town Code related to animals Tuesday. This will be the first of two formal considerations by Town Council and related public hearings.

Proposed changes include a staff recommendation to replace the current breed-specific ban with a two-tiered, behavior-based system.

As a home rule municipality, the Town of Castle Rock has its own set of laws and codes. It’s prudent for a local government to evaluate its laws from time to time to ensure they are up to par with current legal best practices and local culture. That’s why Town staff started a review of the Town Code related to animals in 2017. Council directed staff to move forward at its March 6 meeting. 

It’s important to note, there will be time for public comment at Tuesday’s meeting. Priority will be given to Town residents, and speakers will generally be limited to four minutes. 

Learn more about the proposed changes to Town Code at CRgov.com/animals.

Master Plan for new Meadows neighborhood park moves forward

The Town knows a park means so much more to a neighborhood than just providing playground equipment. It’s where communities gather and a street becomes a home. With that in mind, work has begun on a new neighborhood park in The Meadows.

The new park will be located along Low Meadow Boulevard near Aspen View Academy. The location was chosen after an extensive site comparison analysis. Then, an online survey was conducted, along with two public open houses, to incorporate community feedback into the design. Now, an initial Master Plan is complete and Town Council will hear a presentation Tuesday. 

If approved, the Master Plan would include courts for pickle ball – and other games such as bocce and corn hole – garden and wildflower areas, exercise stations, play equipment, picnic shelters and more. Additionally, the proposed design incorporates a half-mile trail loop to be used for walking and fitness.

The $2 million park will be funded through impact fees. Learn more about the proposed park design at CRgov.com/futureparks. While a construction contract would still need to be approved by Town Council, construction is expected to begin this summer.


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Drought Management Plan

A key component of the Town’s long-term water plan is working toward more renewable water sources. While renewable water is a much more reliable source long-term, it is dependent on weather and other environmental factors. The goal is to move toward a 75 percent renewable water supply by 2050. But, as we make that transition, precautions must be taken. Tuesday, Castle Rock Water will be presenting for Town Council approval its Drought Management Plan.

The new plan outlines strategies that provide short-term responses to temporary drought-related water supply shortages. The plan prioritizes the Town’s water usage into four categories:
  • Health and safety
  • Business indoor use
  • Outdoor irrigation (public spaces)
  • Outdoor irrigation (residential and commercial)
Once approved, the plan will provide an organized and conservative approach to declaring drought stages and communicating the public action needed to protect the Town’s water supplies.

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