February 2016 Newsletter
February Meeting Schedule:
Thursday, February 4, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting Canceled
Monday, February 8, 2016 Finance Meeting @ 3:30pm @ Town Hall
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6:00pm
The Town of Keenesburg town hall and public works will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
As of February 1, 2016 the Town of Lochbuie will be providing law enforcement services to the Town of Keenesburg. The non-emergency phone number is 720-652-4222 and the phone number to the Lochbuie Police Department is 303-659-1395. As always if you have an emergency please call 911 immediately. Please join us in welcoming this new service and partnership with the Town of Lochbuie.
The Town of Keenesburg will hold municipal elections on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. WE have received petitions from the following: Trustee; Marc Johns, Cynthia Baumgartner, Wendi Tyler, and Dwaine Barclay—Mayor; Danny Kipp and Bruce Sparrow. Good luck to our candidates!
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held on March 26, 2016 starting at 11:00am for children ages 0-11 years old. It will take place at Schey Park. This is a rain or shine event! Please plan to attend, bring your own basket and enjoy the festivities!! Please check the town’s website, www.townofkeenesburg.com, for further information.
Public Works Report
We are sad to inform you that the town’s public works director, Marc Johns, has left to pursue other opportunities, although we will miss him, please join us in wishing him good luck in his new endeavors!
The Town of Keenesburg has begun the process of selecting a contractor to erect the new water tank! The bids will be reviewed and a recommendation will be given to the Board of Trustees at the February 16, 2016 meeting. The design will take place in March, permitting April—June, manufacturing of the tank July, and construction is planned to take place August—September.
The request for bids for the street project/water main replacement/basketball court resurface project will be posted on Rocky Mountain e-bid by Friday, February 5, 2016. The pre-bid meeting will take place at town hall on Friday, February 19, 2016, bids are due by Tuesday, March 8, 2016. We will have a recommendation for the Board of Trustees at their meeting on Monday, March 14, 2016, and estimate the kick off date to be April 15, 2016.
With winter here, there are a few things to be aware of. If the temperatures fall below freezing please make sure your pets are either inside or have proper shelter. Also, please keep in mind that the Keenesburg Municipal Code requires that sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours of the last snow fall. So, please make sure your snow removal equipment is ready to be put into action. We also ask that those of you who are on a school route please clear your walks as quickly as possible to enable the school children safe passage.
The water line from town to the High School is now complete! As soon as weather permits we will be repairing the asphalt on the corner of Woodward and CR 59 as well as the concrete in the driveway at Colorado East Bank. Thank you for your patience through this process.