Archive for May, 2015

Speaker Instructions

Members of the public are welcome to attend Council meetings and provide input on agenda items or other matters affecting the Town. Public comment will be taken for agenda items listed under the heading Advertised Public Hearing & Discussion Action Items.

Additionally, members of the public may address Council on items not scheduled under the agenda during the Unscheduled Public Appearances agenda item. Comment during unscheduled public appearances is limited to three minutes. Comment during advertised public hearings and discussion items is limited to four minutes.

If attendees are planning to speak before Council, refer to this speaker instructions guide. This handout is available as a reference to those who sign up to speak at meetings. It also is available for online viewing.

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Summer Trails Exploration Program (STEP)

Summer Trails Exploration Program (STEP)

SUMMER TRAILS EXPLORATION PROGRAM (STEP) STEP Logo

Step into summer with STEP! Everyone is invited to spend Colorado’s beautiful summer days exploring the local paved and soft-surface trails that travel through scenic open space areas found throughout Castle Rock. Kick off the exploration on American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, Saturday, June 6. STEP will continue through the Labor Day weekend. Celebrate and enjoy your trails all summer long! One of those trails may be in your neighborhood!

Participants who sign up for the program will receive a “passport” to document completed hikes from a list of 12 sites. Upon redemption of the online registration form, participants will get one raffle ticket for each property / trail visit that is entered into the grand prize drawing. The more sites you visit, the more chances you have to win the grand prize. Every participant will receive a participation gift, regardless how many sites they visited. 

Get outside, go for a hike and explore! There’s an adventure waiting for you right in your own backyard!

Questions? Call 720-733-2294 or email 

Date: June 6-Sept. 7

Photo Contest

There will be a separate prize drawing for submitted photos. Take a picture of yourself or your family at the designated landmarks for each trail. Each photo submitted earns you one entry into the drawing. Descriptions of the landmarks can be found below. Photos can be sent to

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STEP Landmarks

Registration
Online registration form

12 Sites included in the program:

Program Completion FormTracking Log 

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Tri the Rock

USAT
You DO NOT need a USAT number to participate in Tri the Rock.

Age Divisions: 
Tri the Rock now competes based on age as of RACE DAY. Be sure to register accordingly.

It’s waiting for you. All you have to do is try…
Tri the Rock is designed for and open to kids ages 5 to 14. Come for a great day of fun, food, prizes and sport. You are welcome to experience Tri the Rock, whether this is your first race, or if you have competed in races all your life. There will be prizes, goodies bags, food and T-shirts for everyone who participates.

More information

Tri the Rock kids 

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Utilities / Services

Utilities / Services

Electric 
Intermountain Rural Electric Association
5496 N. U.S. Highway 85
Sedalia, CO 80135
Ph: 303-688-3100

Internet
Several providers serve the Town, including Exede and HughesNet. Email us to have your company added to the list.

Natural gas 
Black Hills Energy
24-hour customer service – Ph: 888-890-5554

Telephone
Several providers serve the Town, including Comcast and Qwest.

Television
Several providers serve the Town, including CenturyLink, Comcast, DIRECTV and DISH Network.

Trash removal
The Town does not provide trash removal or recycling.  Neighborhoods with homeowners associations may provide trash removal through the HOA. Those in areas without an HOA must obtain individual service. Providers that serve the area include Haulaway and Waste Management. The Colorado Association for Recycling has helpful links to recycling services.

Water / sewer
Town of Castle Rock Utilities
175 Kellogg Court
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Ph: 720-733-6000

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Grants

Philip S. Miller Grant

The Philip S. Miller Resource Grant Program supports the large annual grant requests. The program is geared toward the support of social and human services and is funded via the Philip S. Miller Trust Fund.

The total annual budget for this program is $40,000. No more than five individual grants will be awarded annually.

Eligibility requirements
Qualified applicants must meet the following criteria:

 1. Organizations currently approved and operating for a minimum of five years, pursuant to the terms of the Internal Revenue Code as;
 

a. 501(c)(3) – An organization may qualify for exemption from federal income tax if it is organized and operated exclusively for one or more of the following purposes; religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, educational, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. To qualify, the organization must be a corporation, community chest, fund or foundation. A trust is a fund or foundation and will qualify. However, an individual or a partnership will not qualify. (Internal Revenue Service, IRS.gov)

OR

 b. 501(c)(19) – To be exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(19), an organization must be either (A) a post or organization of past or present members of the United States Armed Forces; (B) an auxiliary unit or society of such post or organization; or (C) a trust or foundation for such post or organization. (Internal Revenue Service, IRS.gov)

 AND
 

2. Funding request must include provisions for the necessities of life as listed below:

                 a. Water

                 b. Energy 

                 c. Food

                 d. OR shelter assistance

 Applications  

1. Applications must include an overview of the organization’s mission, proof of nonprofit status, category (as defined above) and purpose of requested funds.

2. A Project Budget must also be submitted with the application. 

3. Qualifying applications must demonstrate the project or service:

     a. Provides services or benefits to a significant percentage of Castle Rock residents,

     b. Supports the Town’s strategic vision,

     c. And is or will be supported by additional funding outside of potential support from the Town of Castle Rock  (must list proposed funding sources, dollar amounts from each and total dollar amount for project or service).

      d. The organization must demonstrate the ability to produce measurable results with municipal funds from previous projects. If the organization had previously requested funding for the same project, this will need to listed on the application. Within 90 days of completion, recipients are requested to prepare and submit a summary report of how the funds were used, the impact on the Castle Rock community and how the project or services supported the Town’s strategic vision. Summary reports will be posted on this website.

Evaluation process

Due to the requirements of the grant program, a concise application and evaluation process has been established. The Finance Department will coordinate the application process for the Public Safety Commission.

1. Philip S. Miller Resource Grant applications must define the program’s mission and description of the qualifying organizations, broken down into the following sections:

     a. Category selection (based on inclusion of provisions for the necessities of life, as described in eligibility requirements).

     b. Overview of the organization’s mission

     c. Proof of nonprofit status

     d. Description of project or service’s benefit to Castle Rock residents and its support of the Town’s strategic vision

     e. Sources of additional funding

     f. History of grants the Town of Castle Rock has awarded

     g. The Finance Department will send out formal awards letters to applicants Town Council approves

Schedule
Section 3.20.040 of the Municipal Code states applications must be received by August 1, and monies will be awarded the following January. 

Timeline 
Applications due: Aug. 1
Monies awarded for approved grants: Jan. 1-15

           

Grant amount

Distribution

$0 – $10,000

Full payment in January

$10,001 – $20,000

Equal semiannual payments (January / July)

More than $20,000

Equal quarterly payments (January / April / July / October)

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Philip S. Miller Grant Program

The Philip S. Miller Resource Grant Program supports the large annual grant requests. The program is geared toward the support of social and human services and is funded via the Philip S. Miller Trust Fund.

The total annual budget for this program is $40,000. No more than five individual grants will be awarded annually.

Eligibility requirements
Qualified applicants must meet the following criteria:

1.  Organizations currently approved and operating for a minimum of five years, pursuant to the terms of the Internal Revenue Code as;

a.  501(c)(3) – An organization may qualify for exemption from federal income tax if it is organized and operated exclusively for one or more of the following purposes; religious, charitable, scientific, testing for public safety, literary, educational, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, the prevention of cruelty to children or animals. To qualify, the organization must be a corporation, community chest, fund or foundation. A trust is a fund or foundation and will qualify. However, an individual or a partnership will not qualify. (Internal Revenue Service, IRS.gov)

OR

b.  501(c)(19) – To be exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(19), an organization must be either (A) a post or organization of past or present members of the United States Armed Forces; (B) an auxiliary unit or society of such post or organization; or (C) a trust or foundation for such post or organization. (Internal Revenue Service, IRS.gov)

AND

2.  Funding request must include provisions for the necessities of life as listed below:

a.  Water

b.  Energy

c.  Food

d.  OR shelter assistance

Applications

1.  Applications must include an overview of the organization’s mission, proof of nonprofit status, category (as defined above) and purpose of requested funds. 

2.  Qualifying applications must demonstrate the project or service;

a.  Provides services or benefits to a significant percentage of Castle Rock residents,

b.  Supports the Town’s strategic vision,

c.  And is or will be supported by additional funding outside of potential support from the Town of Castle Rock (must list proposed funding sources, dollar amounts from each and total dollar amount for project or service).

d.  The organization must demonstrate the ability to produce measurable results with municipal funds from previous projects. If the organization had previously requested funding for the same project, this will need to listed on the application. Within 90 days of completion, recipients are requested to prepare and submit a summary report of how the funds were used, the impact on the Castle Rock community and how the project or services supported the Town’s strategic vision. Summary reports will be posted on this website.


Evaluation process

Due to the requirements of the grant program, a concise application and evaluation process has been established. The Finance Department will coordinate the application process for the Public Safety Commission.

 

1.  Philip S. Miller Resource Grant applications must define the program’s mission and description of the qualifying organizations, broken down into the following sections:

a.  Category selection (based on inclusion of provisions for the necessities of life, as described in eligibility requirements).

b.  Overview of the organization’s mission

c.  Proof of nonprofit status

d.  Description of project or service’s benefit to Castle Rock residents and its support of the Town’s strategic vision

e.  Sources of additional funding

f.   History of grants the Town of Castle Rock has awarded

g.  The Finance Department will send out formal awards letters to applicants Town Council approves


Schedule

Section 3.20.040 of the Municipal Code states applications must be received by August 1, and monies will be awarded the following January.

Timeline

Applications due:                                        August 1
Monies awarded for approved grants:            January 1-15

The current Town Code Section 3.20 includes the following distribution schedule:

$0 – $10,000  Full payment in January
$10,001 – $20,000
 Equal semiannual payments (January / July)
 More than $20,000  Equal quarterly payments (January / April / July / October)

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Recycling and Waste Reduction

The following information is provided as a convenience for the citizens of Douglas County.

Douglas County does not provide residential curbside trash pickup. As residents you are encouraged to investigate and determine the most economical and practical means of disposing your domestic trash.

Transfer Sites

As an alternative to curbside residential trash pickup, there are two trash transfer sites in Douglas County that accept residential trash in addition to other items. These sites are listed below:

SEDALIA TRANSFER SITE AND COMMUNITY RECYCLING CENTER (5761 Peterson Road)

Imperial Enterprises operates the Sedalia Transfer Site and Community Recycling Center on a contract basis with Douglas County. This site is available to residents for the drop off of residential waste and light construction materials. The site also accepts appliances, furniture, household items. We are now accepting electronic and computer recycling. Hard drive destruction is done via Gw scan (complete zeros are write to hard drive.) Or hard drives can be pierced on site. For pricing on computer and electronics please call 303.887.1936 or e-mail travler2771@yahoo.com

The site is located on Peterson Road, 1 mile north of Sedalia (Take the Sedalia exit off Hwy 85 to Hwy 67, proceed over the railroad tracks and take the first road to the right, which is Platte Rd (Platte turns into Peterson). Continue 1 mile north to the entrance.)

The hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Monday and Saturday including all Monday holidays except of Christmas and New Years.

A full service recycling operation is also in place at the facility. All types of metal products, both ferrous and non-ferrous, aluminum cans, steel cans, newspaper and cardboard are accepted. Car batteries and motor oil are accepted for recycling as well.

The following prices apply:

  • 30 gallon trash bags $3.00 each
  • 40 gallon trash bags $4.00 each
  • 50 gallon trash bags or drums $5.50 each
  • Level pickup truck loads $35.00
  • Above bed $45.00
  • Roof line loads $60.00
  • Non-compactable loads will be priced in the yard. Yardage rates are $27.00 per cubic yard.

Just about any type of waste material can be handled. Some materials require special handling and processing. If you have items to dispose of please do not hesitate to call for information on specific disposal requirements.

Please call 303.621.2275 for information and answers to questions.

SWAYBACK SITE:

2.5 miles north of Deckers ( 7828 S Highway 67)

The site is open Saturdays only 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during Mountain Standard Time (MST). The site is located at 7828 S Hwy 67 approximately 1 ½ miles north of Deckers on Hwy 67 at DOTT’s Park.

The following prices apply:

  • 30 gallon bags $2.25 each
  • 55 gallon bags $4.25 each
  • Drums $4.25 each
  • Level pickup truck loads $25.00
  • Roof line loads $40.00
  • Non compactable construction materials $21.00 per cubic yard.  Prices are subject to change.
  • Recyclable materials
    • plastics 1-7
    • tin and aluminum
    • paper, white and colored magazines, junk mail, envelopes, brochures/phamphlets, coated paper, computer printouts, carbonless receipts, manuals with folders
    • glass bottles and jars
    • cardboard boxes
  • Non-Recylable materials
    • electronics
    • car / truck batteries
    • hazardous chemicals
    • plastic bags, shrink wrap and styrofoam

Should you need additional information regarding the Swayback trash transfer site, please call 303. 660.7480.

Landfills

Sedalia Landfill: At 5970 North US Hwy 85.

Hours of Operation are Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Materials accepted: “Non-putrescible” solid waste, such as construction and demolition debris, inert materials, and freon-free appliances. Recycling of plastic, aluminum and cardboard also available.

For further information on the Sedalia landfill, please call 720.733.8584.

Denver-Arapahoe Disposal Site: At Gun Club Road and East Hampden Ave. in east Arapahoe County. For further information on the Denver Arapahoe site landfill please call 303.690.4303.

Colorado Springs Landfill: On Hwy 94, 6 miles east of Colorado Springs. For further information on the Colorado Springs landfill please call 719.683.2600.

Other Disposal Options

Elbert County residents: Elbert County operates a trash transfer site at 5250 Elbert County Road # 124. For further information, please call Elbert County Government at 303.621.3132.

Englewood: Waste Management operates a commercial trash transfer site at 2400 West Union Blvd, Monday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further information, please call 303.797.9085.

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Festival Park Redesign

Help the Town of Castle Rock and the Downtown Development Authority decide what’s next for Festival Park. Located in the heart of Downtown, the park hosts some of the community’s favorite events – including the Starlight Movie Series, Trick or Treat Street, and Spring Up the Creek. But, the full potential of the park has not been realized.

 

We need your participation to help create the future of the park. Join us for a series of workshops to provide your invaluable input as the design team develops new concepts.

 

Interactive open houses:

 

Thursday, May 7 at 6 p.m.

Municipal Court Room, 100 Perry St.

 

Thursday, June 4 at 5:30 p.m.

Art On The Edge Art Center, 314 Wilcox St.

 

Interactive community presentations:

 

Saturday, June 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Festival Park

Starlight Movie: Big Hero 6

 

Friday, July 3 at 5:30 p.m.

Festival Park

Starlight Movie: Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

 

We need your feedback!

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Cultural Resource Surveys

Learn more about your Town’s past
Colorado Cultural Resource Surveys have been completed for many historic buildings in Downtown Castle Rock and in the Craig and Gould neighborhood.  

These surveys are architectural inventory forms that contain both architectural and historic information, helping to determine a building’s historic significance and integrity.

These surveys are filed with the State Historical Society and are used for a variety of purposes that will further strengthen the goals of identification, evaluation and protection of the historic resources in Castle Rock. They can also give you a peek inside your Town’s history.

View available surveys through the address links below.   (please note, the surveys are PDF files and may appear in your browser’s download menu).

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Parking on Front Street

Learn about upcoming changes
The Town knows parking in Downtown Castle Rock can be a challenge for residents, employees and visitors alike. At the same time, it’s imperative emergency personnel have the access needed to quickly respond to an emergency call. 

According to the 2012 International Fire Code, all streets should maintain a width of 20 feet, so emergency vehicles can pass through. Many Town streets are wide enough to accommodate parking on both sides, while maintaining that 20 feet of clearance for emergencies. Others are not.

Front Street is one of those that is not. Front Street, between Second and Fifth streets, is 25 feet wide in most areas. 

As a result, the Town is working with residents and business owners in the area to limit parking along some portions of Front Street, where the roadway is not wide enough to accommodate emergency vehicles if cars are parked on both sides of the street. (See map.)

The Town met with residents in January 2015 and the Downtown Merchants Association in February. The Town is meeting with local businesses in May. Changes can be expected in May.  

Questions?
Email us or call Transportation Planner Tom Reiff, 730-733-2483.

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