July 2016 Newsletter

July Meeting Schedule:

            Thursday, July 7, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting 6 pm at Town Hall

            Monday, July 11, 2016 Board/Planning Workshop, 6pm at Town Hall           

            Monday, July 11, 2016 Finance Meeting, 3:30pm at Town Hall

            Monday, July 18, 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting, 6:00pm at Town Hall

          As you may know, a study was conducted on the water and wastewater (sewer) rates to determine the financial capital needs for the next 20 years. The study finding revealed the need to increase water and sewer rates annually. These rates have not previously been raised on an annual basis and actually have only been increased minimally in the last 10 years. To meet financial needs for our water and wastewater funds we must follow the study recommendation to meet our long term goals.

          The sewer rate is based on an average of winter water consumption for December 2015, January 2016, and February 2016. This rate will be adjusted each year based on the average consumption during those months, and will go into effect each year on July 1.


Base Sewer Rate $26.83  Water Rate

$3.35 per thousand                      Up to 6,000 gallons $31.49

                                                   6,001 – 10,000 $2.62 per 1,000 gal

                                                   10,001-20,000 $3.78 per 1,000 gal

                                                   20,001-40,000 $4.66 per 1,000 gal

                                                   40,001-60,000 $5.83 per 1,000 gal

                                                   Over 60,001 gal $6.99 per 1000 gal


             This rate is effective from July, 2016 to July, 2017. A new notice will be sent out in April, 2017 to become effective July 1, 2017. Please contact Town Hall if you have any questions or concerns.  


              Please remember that Schey Park is for the enjoyment of everyone, and cleaning up after your dog is a must. We have provided for your convenience, three pet waste receptacles placed in the park just for this purpose. Per the Keeenesburg Municipal Code 11-3-30 (15, and 16) which states that dogs are to be on leashes while at the park or on public property, and that all fecal matter must be removed. Please be advised that if your pet is observed not wearing a leash, and/or you have not cleaned up after your pet, one verbal warning will be given, if another instance is observed, a summons will be issued. Your help with this matter is truly appreciated.

              Dog licenses have expired for 2015-2016. If you have not registered your dog, please do so as soon as possible. If your dog is found to be without registration, you may be subject to a court summons and fines.

              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.                       

             Dogwood Hills Baptist Church from Palestine Texas is excited about bringing a team to Keenesburg (Schey Park) July 10th – 13th. On Sunday July 10th at 6:00pm, there will be a concert at the park. July 11-13th, there will be a Back Yard Bible Club for children pre-k through sixth grade, from 9:00am – 11:30am; also, from 6:30pm – 7:30pm, there will be a city-wide revival with praise and worship followed by preaching. The desire of the Dogwood Hills Baptist Church is to be a blessing to the community in any way possible. If there is a family that is in need of a handicapped ramp or small home repairs, there will be a team of professional carpenters that will help with this need.

            Weld County RE-3J will once again be accepting donations of new school supplies. Collection will be accepted at Town Hall from July 10th through August 15th Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm.   The items in greatest need by teachers include: Dry Erase Markers, Zip Lock Bags (Qt. & Gal.), Kleenex, Clorox Wipes, 1” Three Ring Binders, Hand Sanitizer, 3” X 3” Sticky Notes, Highlighters, Construction Paper, Copy Paper, File Folders, Poster Board and basic art supplies. Thank you for your support!

Public Works Report

            The original scope of work for the street project is nearing completion. The remaining work to be completed will include some warranty work, a chip seal on Dickson, as well as some additional streets that have been identified as a priority. The full scope of the additional work is yet to be determined, and is dependent upon remaining funds. We will advise of the additional work once we have compiled the final numbers of the completed work as well as the approved change orders. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve our town.

            Please welcome two new public works employees! Jake Peterson and Sam Warne have joined the Town of Keenesburg public works team.    Thank you!