Council Wrap-up from July 25
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 4:39pm
Douglas County Sheriff's Office Update: Prevent Crimes of Opportunity
The Sheriff's Office asked residents to help prevent crimes of opportunity. Remember to close your garage, remove valuables from your car, and lock your doors to deter crime. Council also shared concerns about speeding at Griggs Road and Daniels Gate.
Event Management Proposal
City Manager Don Van Wormer introduced a potential event management and planning firm, Team Player Productions, Inc. (TPP). The City aims to bolster Castle Pines' sense of community and economic activity with strategic events that showcase the city. TPP has extensive experience creating and producing events throughout Colorado and beyond. TPP evaluated events in and around Castle Pines and suggested a Halloween Dog Parade, Bocce Tournament and Wine Tasting, Pinknic, Movie Series, and Beer & BBQ as potential event ideas. City Council underscored the importance of spending money responsibly and agreed to discuss budgets, potential ROI, and next steps at a later date.
Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD)
The Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD) was established by the Colorado state legislature to provide flood control services to 33 incorporated entities in the region, including Castle Pines. The City is looking to formalize a relationship with UDFCD to design and construct stormwater infrastructure in The Canyons development to reduce risks and costs.
The developer of The Canyons is responsible for designing, funding, and constructing stormwater infrastructure. Ultimately, the City is responsible for stormwater management and therefore will eventually take ownership and maintain this infrastructure. As the City does not collect a stormwater fee from residents, it's critical that the initial investment is built with long-term maintenance and sustainability in mind.
Agreement with UDFCD
Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District to design and construct stormwater infrastructure in The Canyons. As the developer is responsible for 100% of the costs, the City will collect payment from the developer and turn it over to UDFCD to design and construct improvements. UDFCD brings 50 years extensive stormwater engineering expertise and will provide assurance that the improvements reduce risk and long-term maintenance costs.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Centennial Airport Community Noise Roundtable
City Council approved the MOU that formalizes Castle Pines' participation in the Centennial Airport Community Noise Roundtable. The Roundtable is a partnership among regional local governments that work collaboratively to reduce noise and impacts on nearby neighborhoods and communities. The MOU requires a $1,000 contribution. Council also appointed Ben Price as the alternate representative of Castle Pines. Councilmember Melissa Coudeyras is the primary representative.
Recreational opportunities are now available at Reuter-Hess Reservoir! A new website, rhrecreation.org, provides details on activities, trails, capital improvements and more.
National Fitness Campaign
Mayor Huff introduced the concept of an outdoor Fitness Court, provided by the National Fitness Campaign, as an enhancement to the City's outdoor recreational opportunities. The National Fitness Campaign is currently accepting applications from communities nationwide to participate in their 2018 funding campaign, which would offer seed money to defray the costs of installing the workout equipment. If accepted into the program, the City would explore other sponsorship and partner opportunities to further defray installation costs.
Castle Pines Parkway Road Improvement Discussion
As a follow up to the July 11 meeting, City Council directed staff to continue refining the road improvement plan on Castle Pines Parkway and develop a communication and community outreach campaign to inform the community about the proposed road improvements.