Town Council Update

Sept. 18 Council Update: 2019 budget approved, additional enhancements included in the Plum Creek Parkway widening project


Town Council met Tuesday to discuss several items that impact residents and business owners. Among those discussion points, was the official appointment of Castle Rock Fire and Rescue’s new Fire Chief Norris Croom. 

Additionally, Councilmembers heard a status update on the Plum Creek Water Purification Facility Advanced Treatment Project. The project is a six-month pilot test of advanced water treatment processes. Councilmembers also heard a presentation from the Public Works Department regarding the operations of the Town’s traffic signals. Watch that presentation.

Here's a look at a few other items Council discussed Tuesday:

  • 2019 Budget – The 2019 Budget was officially approved. There will be no tax increase, nor new taxes. The owner of a median-valued home will still pay the Town only $35.74 in property taxes in 2019, and the Town’s portion of the sales tax rate will hold at 4 percent, which it has been since 2011. Modest rate increases have been approved 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 impact fees – which developers pay to fund growth-related capital items like new roads, parks and fire stations – is included in the budget. Water related system development fees – which developers pay to fund growth-related capital for water resources, water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure – will increase by 8 percent.

    The entire 2019 Budget is online at CRgov.com/2019budget.

  • Plum Creek widening and roundabout design – Town Council gave direction and accepted several enhancements for the Plum Creek Parkway/Gilbert Street roundabout project.

    After two public meetings and gathering feedback from the public, staff requested the addition of a number of enhancements to the project’s scope of work. Those enhancements include a guardrail and flashing lights at certain pedestrian crossings to increase safety, and a second roundabout at Eaton Street. A potential sound fence along both sides of the roadway will be studied following initial construction, per Council direction.

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Get a full agenda or watch any Council meeting. The next Town Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 2. Also please note, the Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20, has been canceled.

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