Town Council Update

Feb. 19 Council update: Site Development Plan for new south Meadows neighborhood approved; ordinance to update Town Code regarding fireworks tabled indefinitely; resolution approving 2019 water conservation measures moves forward

In a study session Tuesday night, Town Council heard an overview of water and public safety issues in Castle Rock. Following the study session, Council discussed several items, including the 2018 Sales Tax Report. Staff carefully monitors sales tax projections for budgeting purposes. While trends remained steady in 2018, revenue showed a decline of .7% from budgeted amounts.

Here’s a look at a few other item Council discussed Tuesday:

  • Resolution for a Site Development Plan in south Meadows approved – Town Council approved a proposal to construct a neighborhood of 58 paired homes, totaling 116 single-family units, on a 27-acre site just west of the Park Preserve development on Wolfensberger Road near Coachline Road/Plum Creek Parkway. Amenities will include two neighborhood parks and direct trail access to the Philip S. Miller Park/Ridgeline Open Space trail system.

    Watch the presentation and Council discussion.

  • Proposed changes to Town Code regarding fireworks tabled indefinitely – Town Council decided to indefinitely table proposed changes to Town Code regarding fireworks and fire restrictions.

    Under Town Code, fireworks can be sold, but not used, when the Town is under Stage 1 fire restrictions. Staff had proposed prohibiting both the sale and use of fireworks under Stage 1 restrictions, as is the case under Stage 2 restrictions. However, Town Council elected to maintain the current code provisions and indefinitely table the proposed ordinance.

    Watch the Council discussion.

  • Resolution approved 2019 conservation measures – Castle Rock residents know conservation is key for the community. Tuesday, Town Council reviewed the 2019 Conservation Rebate and Incentive Program in anticipation of the upcoming irrigation season.

    Two changes are being made for 2019 – the maximum rebate amount for the nonresidential SmartScape renovation program will be increased, and the per-square-foot reimbursement for both residential and nonresidential turf replacement will be increased.

    Watch the presentation.

    Additionally, Town Council approved the 2019 Water Use Management Plan. The plan helps manage peak water demand by staggering customers on an every-third-day watering schedule. The schedule for 2019 will be in effect May through September. As in years past, watering during the daytime hours of 8 a.m.-8 p.m. will continue to be prohibited. This schedule helps customers use water outdoors during the most efficient and effective times of day.

    Watch the Council discussion.

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Get a full agenda or watch any Council meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5. A study session has been scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. The regular Council meeting will follow at 7 p.m.
 
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