September Meeting Schedule:
Thursday, September 3, 2015 Planning Commission Meeting @6:00pm @ Town Hall
Monday, September 14, 2015 Finance Meeting @ 3:30pm @ Town Hall
Monday, September 21, 2015 Board of Trustees Meeting @ 6:00pm @ Town Hall
The sixth annual End of Summer Town Garage Sale will be held on September 11-13, 2015. Please contact Town Hall if you would like to participate so that your address and the days you will be participating can be listed on the map.
The Town of Keenesburg is busily working on plans for several projects that we plan to have completed by the end of this year. First, we applied for a grant through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs and the town was awarded a grant in the amount of $195,839.00 to assist us in the installation of a new 250,000 gallon water storage tank just south of town located at the town’s blending facility. The grant contract has been received and has been executed. The Town is now beginning the design phase of this project.
The CR 59 water line bid was posted on Rocky Mountain E-Bid. There were 20 contractors that participated and we received 6 bids. The water line contract was awarded to Aisa Civil Inc in the amount of $284,755.00. This water line extension will give many residents along CR 59 the opportunity to purchase taps and have municipal water, this will also provide a more sustainable water source for the Weld Central Complex.
We are in the planning stages for a street project this year. We have evaluated all of the streets and formulated a plan to try to address the streets that need attention the most. We plan to use the street bond money in three different ways, some streets will be milled and overlaid, some will be chip sealed and a few will be total replacement. We unfortunately will not be able to address all of the streets because we simply do not have enough money for a project of that size, but we will stretch the money that we have as far as we can.
Finally, the Town has applied for an additional grant through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs to replace the AC water line under four of the streets in town. This will begin a phased water line replacement project. Please feel free to contact Town Hall with any questions.
Weld County and all of its jurisdictions recently kicked-off the planning process to update their hazard mitigation plan. For more information about the project and to learn more about hazard mitigation, please visit the project website at http://www.weldhmp2016.com/. The goal of updating the Weld County Hazard Mitigation Plan is to continue to make Weld County more resilient to the hazards that impact us all. Public participation is a valuable part of the planning process, and we value your input. Please take a brief survey at https://www.research.net/r/DP5R9CJ.
The American Legion Post Jr Auxiliary will be hosting a monthly dinner to raise money to attend National Convention’s throughout the year. The dinners will be held on the second Friday of every month from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at The American Legion Post 180, 595 Railroad Ave Keenesburg. The cost for the dinner will be $8.00 per plate and will include full meal and desert. The dinners will be homemade and will vary each month. For more information and a full schedule please check their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/alajuniors180.
The 5th annual Keene Clinic Fundraiser will be held on September 19, 2015 at the Southeast Weld County Fair Grounds Building. There will be a German Dinner from 4:30pm-6:30pm, a silent auction from 7:00pm-8:00pm, a bake sale that goes on all evening and a Polka Dance Band starting at 8:00pm-10:00pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $6 for kids 6-11; 5 and under get in free. For questions please call Sally Shuler at 303-532-9669
Public Works Report
Public Works has started their annual sewer jetting program. Some residents may experience some odor as we go through your area. Please note that running a little water down the drain will help control any odor you may experience. This program is important in keeping our sewer system clean and preventing any back up issues.