February 2017 Newsletter


February Meeting Schedule:

Thursday, February 2, 2017, Planning Commission Meeting, 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall

Monday, February 13, 2017, Finance Meeting, 3:30pm at Town Hall

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, Board of Trustees Meeting, 6:00pm at Town Hall

Town Hall and Public Works will be closed on Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents’ Day.

2017 Budget. The Town of Keenesburg Trustees adopted the 2017 budget on December 12, 2016.  The budget is available for your review on our website at townofkeenesburg.com. 

Rabies Clinic Please be aware that the Town holds an annual Rabies Clinic for your convenience to vaccinate pets (dogs & cats.)  This service is offered in either late April or early May and at a discounted rate by a licensed veterinarian.  Also, all dog licenses will expire May 31, 2017 at which time, everyone is required to renew.   Keep an eye out for the scheduled date.

Code Enforcement/Dumpsters  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 the 2017 New Year 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 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. 

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.

In an effort to help our local businesses with their needs, it is imperative that we are able to identify all home based businesses.  Help us help you, by getting a town business license for a nominal fee of $15 annually this includes a business listing on the town website.  We want to work with all of the local entrepreneurs and help you grow.  The first step is to know what we have.  Your help with this matter is truly appreciated.   

Keene Thunderbolts 4H Club is having a St. Valentine Dinner and Karaoke fundraiser, Saturday, February 18th from 4-9 at the SE Weld County Fairgrounds.  Cost: $8 – Adults, $5 – Seniors & Kids 4 – 12.  Come support the Thunderbolts 4H Club with a Mexican themed dinner and rock the evening away!

 


Public Works Report 

The new water tank is installed and is in service!  This has doubled the town’s water capacity and allows for increased volume for emergencies during those warm summer days. 

Please remember that you need to have your dogs on a leash when walking them around town and at the park. We have received several calls from concerned residents about dogs being off their leash.  If you are walking them at the park, please make sure to pick up after your animals. We have installed trash receptacles for your convenience.