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Your Town Council meets Tuesday, Sept. 18. View the full agenda online.

There will be several items on the agenda. Among the discussion points will be the Downtown Mobility Study. The study is looking at creative ways to increase mobility Downtown for all modes of transportation, including driving, walking, riding a bike, and the physically challenged. Staff will be looking for Town Council direction before a formal report is put together for final approval.
 
Additionally, Castle Rock Fire and Rescue will soon have a new Fire Chief. Town Council will be asked to ratify the appointment of Norris Croom as the new Chief. Croom has more than 30 years of experience with CRFD and was the first career firefighter hired by the Town.
 
Here’s a look at a few other things on the agenda:

  • 2019 Budget – The second and final reading of the Proposed 2019 Budget is part of Tuesday’s agenda. This will include the opportunity for public comment on budget priorities and/or details. The proposed budget is online at CRgov.com/2019Budget. 

    There are no tax increase, nor new taxes, being proposed. The owner of a median-valued home would still pay the Town only $35.74 in property taxes in 2019, and the Town’s portion of the sales tax rate would hold at 4 percent, which it has been since 2011. Modest rate increases are included for existing Castle Rock Water customers on outdoor water use, as well as for golf course and recreation facility users. Additionally, a four-year phase-in of a 53 percent increase in the Town’s non-water related impact fees ­­– which developers pay to fund growth-related capital items like new roads, parks and fire stations – is included in the proposed budget. Water related system development fees – which developers pay to fund growth-related capital for water resources, along with water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure – will increase by 8 percent.

  • Traffic signal operation practices – Town Council is scheduled to hear a presentation on how the Public Works Department manages operation of the Town’s traffic signals. This presentation will explain the process and qualifications to install a new traffic signal, and other steps the department is taking to improve traffic efficiency in Town.

  • Plum Creek widening and roundabout design – After two public meetings and incorporating feedback from the public, Town Council will discuss and give direction on the Plum Creek widening and Plum Creek Parkway/Gilbert Street roundabout project.

    At its April 3 meeting, Town Council approved a service agreement between the Town and Kimley-Horn to begin design on the project. After receiving public input, the Town is adding two safety enhancements to the project – a guardrail and flashing lights at certain pedestrian crossings. Additionally, staff is recommending Town Council consider a second roundabout at Eaton Street and a sound fence along both sides of the roadway. In all, the enhancements would add about $1.1 million to the project’s cost.

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Town Council meets twice a month to make decisions that impact the community. Whether a road project, construction contract or budget amendment, your Councilmember is working to represent you. Stay connected to Council’s decisions with this email update.
 
Wondering what happens next? Keep an eye on your inbox. A follow-up email will be sent detailing the outcome of this meeting. Council meetings are open to the public, and are generally held the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. in Town Hall Council Chambers, 100 N. Wilcox St.

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