January 2017 Newsletter

January Meeting Schedule:

Thursday, January 5, 2017, Planning Commission Meeting- Cancelled

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Finance Meeting, 3:30pm at Town Hall

Monday, January 23, 2017, Board of Trustees Meeting, 6:00pm at Town Hall

Town Hall and Public Works
will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Anonymous Gifts The Town would like to extend a big Thank You to the two Anonymous people who generously donated a total of $265 for families in need this Holiday Season. The Town picked four families randomly from the disconnect list and paid a portion of their bill to remove them from the list.

Lochbuie Police Department: On the evening of December 23, 2016, Lochbuie Police Officer Michael Anderson was involved in an off-duty traffic accident and we are saddened to say he succumbed to his injuries.  A Go Fund Me page has been established in his name and will go toward the support of his family.  As a community, we can help.  Please visit the following address to donate:  https://www.gofundme.com/for-fallen-officer-mike-anderson

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

Congratulations to the Gray Cara assisted living facility for celebrating their 30th Anniversary! 

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 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 2017 Budget was presented to the Board of Trustees on October 10, 2016 and is available at Town Hall for review upon request.  The Town Board adopted the budget during their meeting on Monday, December 12, 2016.  

Public Works Report 

Public Works has been hard at work with several projects to improve the safety in our community. We have installed new signage around town, which include: neighborhood watch, speed limit and stop signs.  The new water tank is installed and will be put into service in January. This will double the town’s water capacity allowing for increased volume for emergencies during those warm summer days.

The Town Employees would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!