November 2016

November Meeting Schedule:

Wednesday November 9, 2016, Planning Commission Meeting, 6pm at Town Hall

Monday, November 14, 2016, Finance Meeting, 3:30pm - Town Hall

Monday, November 21, 2016, Board of Trustees Meeting, 6:00pm at Town Hall

The General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Town Hall will have Voter Service and a Polling Place.  Please DO NOT place your ballots in the Utility Payment Drop Box at the north end of the building on or before November 8th

Staff, Mayor Kipp and the Board would like to congratulate Steve Brandt for his appointment to fill the vacancy on the Board of Trustees. 

Town Hall and Public Works will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016 for Veterans Day, as well as Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2016 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The Town of Keenesburg Mayor, Trustees, and Staff wish to extend to you and your families a safe, happy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.

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.

The Lochbuie Police Department - As we all know, Lochbuie provides law enforcement in Keenesburg, it is very important that they are notified of any theft, suspicious persons/vehicles and crime.  They are here to serve us and patrol within town limits, please do not hesitate to call them.   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 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 public hearing for adoption is scheduled for Monday, December 12, 2016. 

Growth in 2016 – As this year is coming to an end, it is evident that Keenesburg is growing!  The growth is demonstrated by the issuance of two commercial building permits and three new residential building permits.   The Town has also completed two annexations this year, which are located at the Weld Central complex and AmberChris, LLC, where Eagle Precast is located at 29378 Hwy 52.     

Public Works Report 

     With winter around the corner there are some things to be aware of during the snowy cold season.  First, when the temperatures fall below freezing, please make sure your pets have proper shelter or are brought inside.  Second, please be aware that the Keenesburg Municipal Code requires that sidewalks must be cleared within 24 hours of the last snow fall.  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.  Third, if the weather is calling for snow, please do not park your cars on the street as it makes it difficult for public works to plow the streets efficiently.  Lastly, the restrooms at Schey Park are now closed for the winter.  Please do not attempt to use the restrooms as they will be locked and winterized.  The restrooms will reopen in May 2017.