October 2016 Newsletter

October Meeting Schedule:

Thursday, October 6, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting 6pm at Town Hall

Monday, October 10, 2016 Finance Meeting, 3:30pm - Town Hall

Monday, October 10, 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting, 6:00pm at Town Hall

Monday, October 17, 2016 Special meeting Board of Trustees immediately following work session scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall.

The Board of Trustees has a vacancy and is accepting letters of interest, which are to be submitted to the Town Clerk by October 10, 2016.

Please be aware that the billing in September had an error which entailed an “estimated” reading of consumption rather than an actual reading.  This means that consumption may have been over or under-billed, this error will be corrected in the October billing.  Please contact Christina with any questions.  We apologize for any inconvenience. 

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!

Keene Clinic - 6th Annual Polka Fest Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the SE Weld County Fairgrounds, from 4:30pm – 10:00pm.  Plans are underway to build an addition to Keene Clinic.  They are accepting contributions to expand the facility in order to meet the needs of a growing community.  Fabulous German style dinner and huge silent auction.

Trick-or-Treat Street will be held on Saturday, October 29th at Weld Central Middle School, 4pm – 6pm.  This is a Free Event and provided by The Wagoneers 4H Club.  Wear your costume and bring your candy bucket! Weld Central Student Council will be hosting a carnival, games and prizes. 

AirMedCare Network is a membership program that provides air ambulance service that can help reduce time to the appropriate trauma center. For more information visit: www.AirMedCareNetwork.com or pick up an application pamphlet at Town Hall. 

CapTel is offering free captioned telephones to those who qualify.  For more information, visit   townofkeenesburg.com or pick up an application at Town Hall

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.  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.  Third, if the weather is calling for snow please don’t park your cars on the street it makes it difficult for public works to plow the streets efficiently.  Lastly, the restrooms at Schey Park will be closed for the winter beginning in October.  Please do not attempt to use the restrooms as they will be locked and winterized.  The restrooms will reopen in May 2017.