June 2016 Newsletter

June Meeting Schedule:

Monday, June 13, 2016 Finance Meeting @ 3:30pm @ Town Hall

Monday, June 20, 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6:00pm

            All dog licenses issued last year expired May 31, 2016. If you are a dog owner, and have not licensed your dog(s), please do so as soon as possible. The Town requires proof of the following updated vaccinations: Rabies, distemper and parvo. Also, under the Keenesburg Municipal Code, Sec. 7-6-110, the number of dogs is limited to three (3). If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to drop by or call Town Hall.

              The Town Clerk, Toni, Pearl, recently met with a representative from the Weld County Bright Futures Grant Program. This is a “first-in” educational financial assistance program for high school graduates, GED recipients and U.S. Veterans living in Weld County. The program is funded by donations primarily from Weld County property owners who receive a property tax credit for their donation. The Board of Commissioners designed the program to financially assist students who pursue post-secondary education or training from an accredited higher-education institution or certified training program. To learn more, visit: www.weldcountybrightfutures.com or pick up a pamphlet at Town Hall.

             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.

              It has come to our attention that we are lacking updated contact information for many of our water/sewer customers. We are working diligently to let our residents know when construction will occur on their streets. In order for us to do this, we need to have up-to-date contact information, which we are missing for many of you. Please call Christina at town hall 303-732-4281 with this information as soon as possible.

             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.


Public Works Report

             The street project is well underway! Patching has been completed on Kipp, Elm, Broadway and Dickson. Paving has been completed on portions of Owen, Pine, Crawford, and soon Gandy streets. The entire stretch of Elm street will be paved starting the week of June 6, 2016. In addition, the water line has been replaced on one block of Owen and a half block on Kipp. The pipe replacement on Miller Street should be completed by the end of this week. Paving will begin in the areas where the waterline was replaced beginning the week of June 13, 2016. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work on this project.  

             The public works department is working in the right-of-ways mowing and picking up trash, please be aware of their presence and keep them safe.

             Main Street is scheduled to be swept on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, please make sure that your cars are not parked on Main street during these scheduled cleaning times. We appreciate your cooperation so that we can keep Main Street looking good.

Thank You!