December Newsletter

December Meeting Schedule:

Monday, December 5, 2016, Finance Meeting, 3:30pm - Town Hall

Monday, December 12, 2016, Board of Trustees Meeting, 6:00pm at Town Hall

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall

Town Hall and Public Works will be closed on Friday, December 23rd and Monday, December 26th for the Christmas Holiday; as well as Friday, December 30th and Monday, January 2nd for the New Year Holiday.    

Mayor Kipp appoints Mayor Pro Tem.  Congratulations to Sandra Beach on her appointment! 

Ries Electric  The Town would like to recognize Ries Electric for their dedication and contribution to the town of Keenesburg, Thank you!

Please notify Town Hall of any street lights that are out.  We appreciate residents working together with the Town to ensure all street lights are working properly.  This process will take a few weeks to be resolved.

The Lochbuie Police Department has given some tips to safeguard your belongings:      

  • Turn on porch lights at night
    • Close garage doors 
    • Lock car doors
    • Keep all valuables out of sight

Lochbuie Police Department, dispatch/non-emergency number: 720-652-4222. 

Code Enforcement  The Town of Keenesburg does have an ordinance (KMC 7-1-40) that requires trash containers be off the street, curb, sidewalk and all other public ways, except for the day of collection, and then only for 12 hours prior to collection and 12 after collection.  Please make sure to remove your trash cans from the street and public right-of-ways.  In addition to the trash can requirement, it is not allowed to have a container with a capacity of (1) cubic yard or larger (dumpsters) on any sidewalk, street, alley, or public right-of-way.  These type of containers i.e. dumpsters must be kept on private property on a concrete pad, and must be located behind any structure on the property.  Please be aware of this ordinance, as we will be enforcing this ordinance in an effort to improve the appearance of our neighborhoods as well as preserve our sidewalks, curb and gutter.  If you have any questions, please contact Town Hall.  Thank you!

The 2017 Budget was presented to the Board of Trustees on October 10, 2016 and is available at Town Hall for review upon request.  The public hearing for adoption is scheduled for Monday, December 12, 2016. 

Growth in 2016 – As this year is coming to an end, it is evident that Keenesburg is growing!  The growth is demonstrated by the issuance of two commercial building permits and three new residential building permits.   The Town has also completed two annexations this year, which are located at the Weld Central complex and AmberChris, LLC, where Eagle Precast is located at 29378 Hwy 52.     

Public Works Report 

With winter’s arrival, there are some things to be aware of during the snowy cold season.  First, when the temperatures fall below freezing, please make sure your pets have proper shelter or are brought inside.  Second, please be aware that the Keenesburg Municipal Code requires that sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours of the last snow fall.  Please make sure your snow removal equipment is ready to be put to use as soon as possible to enable the school children safe passage.  Third, if the weather is calling for snow, please do not park your cars on the street as it makes it difficult for Public Works to plow the streets efficiently.

The Public Works team has finished painting all the fire hydrants around town. We have received several inquiries as to why this color was chosen. The color identifies the hydrant’s strength of water flow for the Fire Department. In an emergency, this can be a quick and useful tool for them. During the month of December, we will finish painting the curb and gutters in front of the hydrants, which will indicate a restricted parking area. This allows access for the fire trucks.

Happy Holidays!