Archive for August, 2015

Recreation Guide

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2015 Charter Election

2015 Charter Election

November election could ask voters to change Town’s election date

Castle Rock voters will likely be asked to approve a series of changes to the Town Charter this November, including whether Town Council elections should be held in November, rather than in April.

Town Council Tuesday night took an initial step in calling a special election to coordinate with the County election scheduled for Nov. 3. It is considered a special election for the Town, because regular Town elections are currently held in April.

Council has proposed to change the Town’s elections from April to November, starting in 2016.

There are five other charter changes set to be proposed to voters.

The other proposed changes are:

  • Publishing public notices online instead of in the local newspaper
  • Changing the window of time in which petitioners challenging or proposing a Town ordinance can withdraw a petition
  • Creating a legal process for voters to withdraw their name from a petition before it is filed with the Town Clerk
  • Increasing the percentage of signatures required for a referendum to 10 percent 
    (A referendum is a voter-driven challenge of an ordinance approved by Town Council.)
  • Increasing the percentage of signatures required for an initiative to 15 percent
    (An initiative is a law proposed by registered voters, rather than by a Town Council action.)

The Town of Castle Rock is a home-rule municipality, which means the foundation of the local government is outlined in the Town Charter. Any changes to this charter – such as the timing of elections – must be approved by voters.

Town Council holds two public hearings to approve an ordinance and hold an election. The first of those hearings was Tuesday. The second is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 18.

The Town will issue another news release with updated information after that meeting.

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support for all

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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.Tire obstacle

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 one-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 to the 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 FoundationliveBIG 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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Backflow / Cross Connection

A cross connection is a physical connection between a potable (drinking) water supply and a source of contamination or pollution. This connection can be created when plumbing is installed, when using certain appliances or even by simply attaching a hose to a faucet. Cross connections are not easy to discover but pose a serious threat to water quality.

Here are two examples of the most common backflow prevention assemblies used in homes. Please refer to the Pressure vacuum breaker or Reduced pressure assembly depending on your type of installation. Remember, if you have specific questions about your irrigation system, contact your landscape professional.

A current list of certified backflow prevention testers can be viewed online.

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