Town Council Update

Oct. 16 Council Update: construction contract for East Plum Creek Trail extension approved, Parks and Recreation presents the Gold Medal Award, Your Town Academy class graduates


Town Council met Tuesday to discuss several items that impact residents and business owners. Among those discussion points was the formal oath of office and badge pinning for new Castle Rock Fire Chief Norris Croom. Additionally, Castle Rock Water was awarded the Gold Level of the Colorado Environmental Leadership Program for the department’s efforts in voluntarily going beyond compliance for environmental laws and regulations.

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

  • Parks and Recreation presents the Gold Medal Award – Town Council was presented the Parks and Recreation Department’s National Recreation and Parks Association’s 2018 Gold Medal Award. 

    The Gold Medal Award honors communities throughout the United States that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management and innovative approaches to delivering superb parks and recreation services. This is the highest award given within the parks and recreation industry. View the department’s application, watch a short submittal video and read other award materials at CRgov.com/ParksandRec.

    Watch the recognition

  • Your Town Academy graduating class – The participants of the 2018 Your Town Academy officially graduated at Town Council’s meeting. Mayor Green presented the certificates of completion to the graduating class members. 

    The eight-week class aims to maintain governmental transparency by increasing community awareness of Town operations. The Town’s major departments – Police, Fire and Rescue, Public Works/Roads, Parks and Recreation, Development Services and Water – all host an evening of information and interactive demonstrations regarding their service areas. More information is available at CRgov.com/YTA.

    Watch the recognition

  • East Plum Creek Trail Extension – East Plum Creek Trail is the main trail that travels through Town. It is not only the Town’s most widely used paved trail, but it is also part of a larger statewide trail system. Now, a project to extend the existing trail an additional 2.05 miles is underway. Town Council approved a construction contract with Hudick Excavating Inc.

    The extension will be a 10-foot-wide, multiuse paved trail from South Perry Street to Crystal Valley Parkway. The Town was awarded a $1 million Great Outdoors Colorado Grant to help offset some of the costs of construction. However, the terms of the grant require the Town to match funds of an additional $1 million and to complete the project within three years of the award date. Learn more at CRgov.com/EPCTrailProject.

    Watch the presentation and Council discussion

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