Archive for June, 2015

Xeriscape Photo Contest

Xeriscape Photo Contest

Got xeriscape?

Here’s your chance to show off how you can save water and still have a beautiful landscape. Plus your beautiful
xeriscape could earn you a $100 credit on your utility bill. To enter the xeriscape contest, submit photos of your water-wise landscape using this form.

Selected xeriscapes may be featured in news releases and social media. Winners will be announced on August 3 and September 1 from the entries received. You must be a Castle Rock Water customer to enter. Only one entry per service address. A total of two winners will be randomly selected.

Questions? Contact us at 720-733-6000.

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ReportIt

Personal property inventory and more
The Castle Rock Police Department and LeadsOnline recently partnered to provide a new way for the public to protect their personal property.

ReportIt lets you securely store serial numbers, item descriptions, pictures and scans of receipts so that your items may be more easily identified in the event of theft or loss.

Residents can create a free account which will allow them to build a personal inventory and download reports of missing or stolen items for insurance or law enforcement purposes.

LeadsOnline will not share your private information with anyone, not even law enforcement.  Information is securely stored using the same technology employed by financial and governmental institutions.  Your data can only be accessed with your unique username and password.

To create a free account, visit reportit.leadsonline.com.

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CAF Reports / Audits

There’s a better way to personalize your website experience. With myConnection, the profile you create allows you to set up a unique starting point for the tasks and transactions that you want to complete in your time on this website. Use myConnection to gather the information that you most care about from across this website into one central location, giving you greater control over how you connect with your community.

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Youth and Teen Kids’ Nite Out

Kids Nite Out

Kids, it’s time to have some fun!
Kids’ Nite Out is held at the Recreation Center from 7 to 10:30 p.m. beginning the first Friday after Labor Day and every Friday through May. Our program provides a safe, supervised environment for kids ages 7-14 to be active, have fun, make friends and win prizes! Come and experience our themed nights which include swimming, dancing, and gym activities. Food, drink, and novelties are available for sale. 

Admission
Admission is $12 cash or credit card. We are no longer offering a Recreation Center Member Card discount.

Late fees
Due to the fact that we keep an officer and staff on duty until all youth are picked up, we must charge adults picking up their children late a fee of $5 for 15 minutes after close or $10 for 30 minutes after close.

Additional information
For more information:

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Registered Landscape Professional’s Training

The Town of Castle Rock requires industry professionals — including designers, installers and maintenance contractors — performing commercial landscape and / or irrigation work within Town limits to be registered.

Please complete the registration form to sign up for the next class on June 30, 9 a.m. to noon at the Public Safety Training Facility.

Requirements
To become registered, a landscape professional must attend a Town seminar and score a minimum of 75 percent on the associated open book test. Additionally, the following minimum certifications must be obtained, kept current and filed with the Town:

  • Landscape designers must posses, at a minimum, a certificate of completion from GreenCO for its best management practices program.
  • Irrigation designers must posses, at a minimum, the Certified Irrigation Designer certificate from the Irrigation Association or a certificate of completion from GreenCO for its best management practices program.
  • Installation / construction contractors must posses, at a minimum, a certificate of completion from GreenCO for its best management practices program or be a landscape industry certified technician through the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado in the areas of hardscape installation, softscape installation and irrigation.
  • Maintenance contractors must posses, at a minimum, a certificate of completion from GreenCO for its best management practices program or be a landscape industry certified technician through the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado in the areas of turf maintenance, ornamental maintenance and irrigation.

Registered landscape professionals
See a current list of registered landscape professionals.

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Water Quality

Our goal is to provide you with a safe and reliable supply of drinking water. Learn about Castle Rock’s safe drinking water supply in the 2015 Water Quality Report.

In the past, this report was sent to you in the mail. We will also have printed copies available. If you would like to receive a copy, contact us at 720-733-6000 or email.  You can also pick up a copy at Castle Rock Water, 175 Kellogg Ct., or Town Hall, 100 N. Wilcox St.

View previous year’s reports:

2014 Water Quality Report.

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Winterizing your landscape and irrigation

Castle Rock Water holds a winterization workshop each year to get you started thinking about the rapidly approaching fall and winter seasons. This year’s class is scheduled for Sept. 16, 6 p.m. at Town Hall Council Chambers, 100 N. Wilcox St., Castle Rock.

These workshops are presented by Water Conservation Specialist Rick Schultz, who has 30 years experience in landscape and irrigation maintenance in both the public and private sectors; and Water Conservation Plan Reviewer Ruth Stadler (M.S. in Horticulture from Colorado State University,) who has more than 20 years of designing and building xeriscapes.

The workshop reminds you to apply less water as temperatures decline and to consider other areas of maintenance that are often overlooked, including fertilization, pruning, mulching, and aeration.

Registration is required to attend this workshop.

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Meadows Parkway

Meadows Parkway

Meadows Parkway
This work involves extending the outside eastbound through-lane on Meadows Parkway from Factory Shops Boulevard to the Interstate 25 northbound on-ramp. Currently, this lane only extends to the southbound I-25 on-ramp, where traffic must exit. Once this project is completed, this additional lane will extend to the I-25 northbound on-ramp where it will exit.

The on-ramp will be reconstructed to allow for two lanes of traffic to exit from Meadows Parkway. The two lanes will merge together before entering the interstate. The work is expected to begin July 13, 2015 and take about two months.

View a map of the plan.

Once the construction schedule is set, look to this page for updated information on traffic impacts.

This project is separate from the Town’s North Meadows Extension project, which will create a new roadway connection between The Meadows and I-25, north of the Founders / Meadows Parkway interchange.

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Zoning

Contact
Zoning Division

100 N. Wilcox St.
Castle Rock, CO  80104

Ph: 720-733-3559

Hours
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Zoning division is responsible for responding to zoning code compliance complaints and zoning inquiry requests; reviewing business licenses for zoning compliance; and providing the public with information regarding municipal zoning ordinances.

The zoning division staff reviews development applications to ensure compliance for projects relative to construction, alteration, conversion, or use of any structure or land. The staff also renders final decisions, interpretation and/or determinations on the content and application of municipal zoning ordinances. View zoning FAQs.

The Board of Adjustment is responsible for hearing qualified requests for qualified variance from strict enforcement of the zoning ordinance regulations. The Board of Adjustment also hears appeals from decision or determination made by the zoning manager.

Apply for a varianceAnimals and pets
View information on animals and pets.

Common Code Violations
View information on common code violations.

Municipal code links
   


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Online Ticket Payment

Online payment is available for some court offenses. The Town now participates in CitePayUSA, which makes paying court obligations fast, easy and secure. Any offense to which defendants can plead by mail now can be pleaded to and paid for online through CitePayUSA.

Speeding ticket point reduction
Four-point speeding tickets – those for 10-19 mph over the speed limit – will be reduced to two-point tickets and three-point tickets to one-point if paid by the court date.

Defendants not eligible to plead online still can pay their fines online after pleading in court,  an option especially helpful for those unable to pay the fines on their court date.

No envelopes, stamps or trips to the courthouse are needed with CitePay, which can be used anytime and anywhere Internet access is available.

How to pay using CitePay
To pay your court obligations, do the following:

  • Select Colorado and then Castle Rock Municipal Court from the drop-down menus on the CitePay Web site
  • Enter your citation number and date of birth to find your information
  • Select the items you wish to pay
  • Use your Visa, MasterCard, Discover card, debit card or checking account information to make they payment
  • Print a receipt

The site uses the same high-level security used by online banking and financial sites. CitePay charges a convenience fee of 5.95 percent of the total amount paid for the convenience of paying online, all of which CitePay keeps.

Castle Rock Municipal Court does not pay nor receive any remuneration for participating in the service. It’s simply provided as an additional option for defendants.

Questions?
If you have a question regarding CitePay, contact CitePay directly at 1-800-460-3987 or via email. For all other questions, please contact the court at 303-663-6123 or via email.

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