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What's ahead for June 5?

You can view the full agenda online for the Tuesday, June 5, meeting. There will be several items on the agenda, but here’s a brief snapshot of a few things Council is scheduled to discuss.

Council to consider Murdoch’s Public Incentive Agreement
Making sure Castle Rock has a thriving economy is a key cornerstone in the Town’s Comprehensive Master Plan. The vacant former King Sooper’s location at the Milestones Center – off Founders Parkway between Allen Way and Front Street – has led to a decline of business at the shopping center. Due to the loss of traffic, several tenants have followed by closing their doors. Now, Town Council will consider an agreement Tuesday that would help fill the vacant anchor location and bring new life into the shopping center. 

Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply is asking for an incentive that would help the company offset the significant costs of converting the former grocery store space for second-generation use. If this agreement is approved, Murdoch’s would receive a 25 percent sales tax shareback not to exceed 4 years or $300,000. Based on Murdoch’s projected gross revenue, the Town estimates the store’s sales would equate to approximately $240,000 of net taxable revenue to the Town in the first year.

Sales tax dollars generated from retail locations fund several Town services including police, fire, road improvements and park maintenance. If the resolution is approved, Murdoch’s could help generate a significant amount of revenue for the Town.

Town Code changes to identify signature requirements for potential Mayoral candidates
Castle Rock voters on May 15 finalized the necessary details to elect their Mayor at-large. Now, Town Council will consider the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday that would detail the signature requirements for the nomination of Mayor and members of Town Council.

The ordinance would amend Town Election Code to identify requirements for Mayoral candidates to qualify for the ballot. Additionally, the ordinance would make certain corresponding changes to the Councilmember candidate petition process.

If approved, the ordinance would dictate that a Mayoral petition should contain at least fifteen signatures from registered electors in each of the six Council districts. Also, the ordinance would identify that a registered elector would only be allowed to sign one Councilmember petition and one Mayor petition.

The Town’s Election Commission is currently working to redistrict the Town from seven Councilmember voting districts to six. Those interested in running for Council or Mayor must start by registering with the Town Clerk. Visit CRgov.com/elections for more information.

Parks and Recreation 2018-2020 Strategic Plan
Our community is ever-changing, but maintaining levels of service is always a top priority. That’s certainly true with the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department. Castle Rock is known for its beautiful parks and well-planned open space and trails. Now, Town Council will be officially approving the department’s 2018-2020 Strategic Plan to make sure the parks, trails and open space to which the community has grown accustom, are here to stay.

The goal of the strategic plan is to highlight aspects of parks and recreation that need attention and help drive budget planning related to parks and recreation services for the next three years. The main focus is on administration and planning for parks, trails and open space; recreation; maintenance and operations; and golf.

The department has been working on its strategic plan for some time. A draft version of the document was posted on the Town’s website to gather public feedback. Additionally, Parks and Recreation staff held office hours where residents could ask questions and submit comments. Town Council’s formal approval of the document would be the last step in the process.

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Council meetings are generally 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. 

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