January 2016 Newletter
January Meeting Schedule:
Thursday, January 7, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting @ 6:00pm @ Town Hall
Monday, January 11, 2016 Finance Meeting @ 3:30pm @ Town Hall
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6:00pm
The Town of Keenesburg town hall and public works will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day.
As reported earlier this year the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to increase water and sewer rates. The following rates are effective January 1, 2016: The new base rate for sewer will be $26.00, and a fee of $3.15 per 1000 gallons of average winter usage. The water rates increase is 8%.
By now everyone should have received a notice outlining the new calculated sewer rate. Please contact us if you have not received this notice or if you have any questions at all.
The Town of Keenesburg has entered into an agreement with the Town of Lochbuie to provide law enforcement services to the Town of Keenesburg effective February 1, 2016. This contract will provide for approximately double the coverage that we previously had with the Sheriff’s Department, and will be a positive step for the town, as well as the beginning of a partnership with Lochbuie. Please join us in welcoming this new service and partnership with Lochbuie. In the meantime rest assured that the Weld County Sherriff’s Department will continue to provide the town with the services that they have in the past until we make the change in February.
The Town of Keenesburg was awarded another grant from the Colorado Department of Local
Affairs! The town was awarded approximately $200,000.00 to complete water main replacements in four locations as follows:
Owen Street, from Cedar to Pine
Nelson Street from Pine to Elm
Gandy Street from Pine to Elm
Kipp Street from Stewart to Miller
This project will be incorporated with the Town’s street project in 2016 to replace these streets as well as several overlays and patching of streets yet to be determined. In addition the town was also awarded an additional $15,000.00 planning grant to video the entire sewer system during 2016, to aid in the planning aspect of infrastructure repair and replacement. We continue to strive to stretch our taxpayer’s money to achieve the greatest results possible.
The Town of Keenesburg will hold municipal elections on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. There are three positions that will be up for election on the Board of Trustees, as well as Mayor. A Town Trustee serves for a four year term, whereas the Mayor serves for a two year term. The Town of Keenesburg has no term limits, and we invite interested residents that would like to contribute their time through public service to consider running for either Trustee or Mayor. Petitions are available to be picked up at Town Hall on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
Public Works Report
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.