Archive for July, 2015

Animal Protection Services

The Animal Protective Services Division is responsible for many aspects of animal control, including licensing, animals at large, dangerous animals, returning lost animals to their owners, barking dogs, investigating dog bites and animal cruelty and relocating some types of wildlife.

To report a problem with a barking dog, please call 303-663-6100, or report your concern using the online TRAKiT software system. Please remember to add the address of the barking dog in your narrative or the address section.

Note: As the animal control officer works Tuesdays through Saturdays (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), your online report may not be read until the next business day. The non-emergency line listed above is also an available resource.
 
Contact Animal Control by phone, 303-663-6100, or email.

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Innovation and Technology

Contact
Jenn Jaeger
Chief Technology Officer
1161 S. Perry St.
Suite 150
Castle Rock, CO  80104

Ph: 303-660-1376

Hours
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Division of Innovation and Technology (DoIT)

DoIT is comprised of five internal areas, equally essential to meet our defined levels of service and commitments to our customers.  These five areas are dedicated to improving business processes and prioritizing technical projects according to the Town’s strategy and goals.

Responsibilities: 

  • Technology Operations – Server and Desktop Infrastructure
  • Network Infrastructure – Network and Engineering
  • Security Services – Compliance, Auditing and Best Practices
  • GIS – Mapping and Demographics
  • Information Solutions – Project Management

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Public Safety Commission

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liveBIG 5k / 10k / Family Adventure Run

liveBIG 5K, 10K and Family Adventure Run

Learn to live big, enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise at the 2015 liveBIG 5K, 10K and Family Adventure Run.

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 
9 a.m.
Philip S. Miller Park



LiveBIG was created to help people share the outdoors with their family and friends while exercising their bodies and minds. Come out an support a great cause.

Runners can choose their distance – 5K or 10K – and enjoy the fall colors on natural surface trails. The liveBIG Family Adventure Run will wind through kid-friendly obstacles, including the Philip S. Miller Challenge Hill, in a short 1-mile course.

Bring the kids and enjoy family-friendly activities after the races.

The liveBIG 5K, 10K and Family Adventure Run is hosted by the Town in conjunction with the Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation. Proceeds from the liveBIG races will go tot he Castle Rock Parks and Trails Foundation. This non-profit organization is working to improve parks, recreation, trails and open space in Castle Rock.

Race Fees
10K – $35 ($40 on race day)
5K –-$25 ($30 on race day)
Family Adventure Run – $15 per person or $35 per family

Race fee includes professional, chip timing, T-shirt and goodie bags for 5K and 10K participants. Shirts can be ordered for Family Adventure Run participants for an additional $5 each. 

Adventure Run participants will be entered into a raffle for exciting prizes at the end of the run. Additional raffle entries can be purchased on race day. In the spirit of liveBIG and encouraging families to have fun together, the adventure run will not be timed. Also in the spirit of fun, it’s October – costumes are encouraged!

Race Schedule
7:30-8:45 a.m.- liveBIG race registration and packet pick-up
9 a.m. – 10K trail run
9:30 a.m. – 5K trail run
11:30 a.m. – Family Adventure Run

Trail Run Course Map
Online Registration 

LiveBIG Mission
The mission of the liveBIG is to educate youth, promote outdoor educational opportunities for youth and young adults, with an emphasis on outdoor safety and awareness.

With the help of the Parks and Trails Foundation, liveBIG also:

  • Helps strengthen family relationships.
  • Supports activities that encourage families to liveBIG together.
  • Provides outdoor activities for youth.
  • Helps young people actively enjoy the outdoors.

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Plans

Plans, Regulations and Manuals

Protecting resources through environmentally sound development
The Town is committed to protecting water resources and ensuring future development continues in an environmentally sound manner.

The Town has two permitting programs for erosion and sediment control on public and private construction projects within Town limits. The Drainage, Erosion and Sediment Control program covers residential construction on individual lots. The Grading, Erosion and Sediment Control program covers all other development and construction projects. 

This GESC and DESC Manual (commonly known as the GESC Manual) describes the permitting programs that have been adopted to promote environmentally sound construction practices in Town. The goal of the program is to implement erosion and sediment control best management practices as a standard for all land-disturbance activities. The hope is to reduce increases in erosion and sedimentation over predevelopment conditions. Erosion caused by construction and downstream sedimentation can damage property and degrade the quality of streams and lakes.

Landscape regulations and principles 
The new Landscaping and Irrigation Performance Standards and Criteria Manual (Landscape Manual) outlines the policies, procedures, performance standards and minimum criteria. The criteria provide comprehensive water-efficient design, installation and maintenance standards in a manner that balances quality of life with the overall responsibilities of the Town as a water provider. The manual demonstrates the Town’s commitment to the wise use of water resources. It enhances regional characteristics; promotes environmental sustainability; and ensures land use compatibility in a practical, consistent and efficient administrative environment.

Storm Drainage Design and Technical Criteria Manual
The Stormwater Drainage Design and Technical Criteria Manual was adopted in 2007. The manual presents the policies and minimum technical criteria for the planning, analysis and design of storm drainage systems within Town boundaries. The manual was developed in cooperation with Douglas County and urban drainage to improve consistency between neighboring jurisdictions.

Stormwater Master Plan
The Stormwater Master Plan was adopted in 2004 and updated in 2010. The plan commits the Town to a long-term program to ensure that drainage and other systems control stormwater runoff, protect the public during major storms, protect property values, safeguard Town streams from the high level of pollutants carried by urban runoff, and balance storm drainage planning approaches to complement open space and recreation corridors.

The plan outlines stormwater and floodplain problem areas and recommends time frames and priorities for specific drainageway improvement projects through 2020. The prioritization and ranking of these capital improvement projects were based on an evaluation that included criteria such as property protection, public safety, flood risk and water quality enhancement.

Water Efficiency Master Plan
The Water Efficiency Master Plan approved by Town Council on July 21, 2015 outlines a goal-oriented, performance-based and cost-effective strategy that provides a practical approach to design and implementation, while providing measurable water savings. This plan outlines current and future water-use profiles, establishes conservation goals, identifies conservation measures, reflects the costs and benefits of conservation, defines regulations and incentives, outlines water budget rate structure and educational program, and establishes evaluation processes.

Water Facilities Master Plan
The Water Master Facilities Plan was adopted in 2006 and updated in 2010. The plan examines the existing water system infrastructure. It identifies water treatment and distribution capital improvement projects required to provide service to existing and future development through build-out of the Town’s service area boundary. Specifically, the plan examines the following components of the water supply system:

  • Existing water treatment and distribution system
  • Potable water demands and finished water capacity
  • Water treatment for meeting existing and future demands
  • Water distribution system modeling for both existing and future conditions
  • Recommended capital improvements for maintaining a safe reliable drinking water system

The Water Master Plan is not available electronically. View a copy at the Utilities Department.

Water Resources Strategic Master Plan
The Water Resources Strategic Master Plan was adopted in 2006 and updated in 2010.  This plan addresses the future water needs for the Town to achieve a sustainable long-term water supply. The plan charts the path and identifies strategies for the Town to move toward a sustainable water future.

Currently, 100 percent of the Town’s water demands are met by deep aquifer groundwater. Over the past several years, water providers, community leaders and the public have noted declining water levels throughout the region, including in Castle Rock. With or without growth, that existing groundwater supply is a non-renewing resource that is not sustainable for the Town’s long-term future.

Water Use Management Plan
The Water Use Management Plan is designed as a demand-management tool to allow adequate volumes and pressures to the water distribution system during landscape irrigation season. This program is also intended to encourage wise use of a finite resource.

Criteria Manuals
The Water System Design Criteria Manual and the Wastewater Collection Design Criteria Manual contain the polices and minimum technical criteria for the planning, analysis and design of potable water and wastewater-collection systems in the Town, as well as areas served by the Town. The manuals outline requirements for utility reports and plans, analyses and designs. The primary goal of the new manuals is to bring criteria up to current construction and design standards. The most significant change to the criteria is aligning the manuals with the new development procedures, which moves detail to the back end of the process.

Wastewater Master Plan
The Wastewater Master Plan was adopted in 2004 and updated in 2010. The plan examines the existing wastewater system infrastructure. It identifies collection system capital improvement projects required to provide service to existing and future development through build-out of the Town’s service area boundary. The goals of the plan are to:

  • Identify capital improvement projects that will provide adequate sanitary sewer service to the Town
  • Establish capital improvement project costs
  • Develop a capital improvement financial plan for the identified capital improvement projects

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Town Manager’s Reports

The Town Manager provides Town Council with an update on items of note at each regularly scheduled Town Council meeting. The Manager’s presentations are archived here for the public’s reference.

View current and archived Town Manager’s Updates

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Development Review

Development Review

We manage changeAward winning streamlined Development Review

If there’s something that will happen in the near future, chances are,
we are already reviewing it. New roads, water lines, subdivisions
and shopping centers all pass through here on their way to becoming realities. We make sure all development meets Castle Rock’s standards for safety and quality of life.

Award winning, streamlined development review process
The streamlined development review process includes four key components:

  1. Implementation of the project manager model for aggressive management of the plan review process, resulting in significant improvement in meeting development review time lines and providing excellent customer service.
  2. Replacement of existing development software with new system, resulting in faster processing and tracking of applications and permits.
  3. Formation of the In Your Backyard program, a public outreach tool whereby information on current development activities can be accessed through this Web site.
  4. Our on-line Development Procedures manual, available at CRgov.com/codecentral.

Development review awards
Awarded the 2009 American Planning Association Colorado Chapter award for community engagement
 
 
 

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Financial

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