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What's ahead for June 19?

You can view the full agenda online for the Tuesday, June 19, meeting. Town Council is set to hear a presentation regarding the 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, which includes an independent third-party audit of the Town’s finances. Additionally, they’ll be receiving the Election Commission’s determination on redistricting. The Commission has worked to redistrict from seven to six Council districts since voters approved doing so last November. There will be several other items on the agenda, but here’s a brief snapshot of a few things Council is scheduled to discuss: 

Council will consider Site Development Plan for Calvary Chapel Castle Rock
Planning for and acting to manage the impacts of growth is a key goal in the Town’s Comprehensive Master Plan. With that priority in mind, Town Council will consider Tuesday a Site Development Plan for Calvary Chapel Castle Rock.

The proposal details a plan to construct a nearly 23,000-square-foot church on a 5.4-acre site at the corner of Fifth Street and Woodlands Boulevard. Because the church would be located adjacent to an existing residential neighborhood, the Site Development Plan outlines proposals to minimize the impacts the facility would have on the neighborhood.
Town staff worked with the church to incorporate several additional elements into the design. Now, with Planning Commission approval, the church will present the proposal to Town Council. While public feedback was solicited at several neighborhood meetings, there will be time allotted for public comment at Tuesday’s meeting.

More information on the entire planning and development process is available on the Town’s website, CRgov.com.

Proposed Town Code changes identify signature requirements for Mayoral candidates
Castle Rock voters on May 15 finalized the necessary details to elect their Mayor at-large this November. Now, Town Council will consider an ordinance that would finalize the details regarding 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 at this second reading, the ordinance would dictate that a Mayoral petition should contain at least 10 signatures from registered electors in each of the Town’s new six Council districts. Additionally, both Mayoral and Councilmember petitions would have to be personally circulated by the prospective candidate. The ordinance would also identify that a registered voter would only be allowed to sign one Councilmember petition and one Mayoral petition.

Council to consider possible Town Code changes regarding group homes
In Castle Rock, making sure everyone has a great place to live is a priority. That’s why Town Council will be considering Tuesday changes to Town Code regarding group homes within residential neighborhoods. The goal of the ordinance is to make sure people with disabilities have the opportunity to live in the same neighborhoods as people without disabilities.

The proposed ordinance would amend several sections of Town Code to better align them with current State and Federal Statutes. Cleanup items, like enhancing the definition of “group home” and clearly setting parameters for governing group homes in residential neighborhoods, would all be outlined with this ordinance. The proposed ordinance seeks to strike a balance between preserving the characteristics of residential neighborhoods and providing opportunities for everyone to have a great, safe place to live.

This will be the first reading of the proposed ordinance. There will be an opportunity for public comment. Please keep in mind, comments will be limited to 4 minutes, and residents will be given priority.

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Wondering what happens next? Keep an eye on your inbox. We’ll send a follow-up email to detail the outcome of this meeting. Stay tuned! 

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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