Town & County
2008 Town budget is designed to accomplish Council’s core priorities
Despite less-than-robust revenues, the Town is committed to achieving the goals and projects Town Council established as priorities for 2008.
There will not be a tax increase in 2008, as has been the case since
The Town’s property tax mill levy will decrease for the 16th consecu-
tive year. The 2008 rate is estimated at 1.680 mills. At this property tax rate, a property owner with a home valued at $300,000 pays about $40 annually to the Town to support services.
2008 sales tax revenues are anticipated to increase 4.5 percent over the
revised estimate for 2007.
The Town-wide 2008 expenditure budget includes $58.4 million in
Capital Improvement Program costs and $83.1 million in operating costs.
The budget is scheduled for its second and final reading Dec. 11th and public comment is welcome. Keep up with all the scheduled meetings at www.CRgov.com or by calling the Town Clerk’s Office, 303-660-1367. For more details on the 2008 budget, go to www.CRgov.com, and click on 2008 Proposed Budget on the left of the Web page or contact the Finance Division, 720-733-2227.
Castle Rock View wins for keeping the community connected
The Town of Castle Rock’s Castle Rock View television news magazine swept every award for community awareness in a national competition.
The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) awarded Castle Rock View first, second and third place, plus honorable mention, in Community Awareness for programming with an operating budget under $100,000. The show segments earning the honors were “Cooking at The Grange: Odette’s Cuisine” (first place); “TABOR 2A Update” (second place); “Greater Castle Rock Art Guild” (third place); “Castle Rock Starlighting History” (honorable mention); and “Castle Rock’s 125th Anniversary” (honorable mention).
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Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program approved Tuesday by the Castle Rock Town Council
The program aims to improve situations where traffic is traveling too fast on residential streets, where drivers are using residential streets as shortcuts, and congested main thoroughfares. Though it is not required, a road- way will be given greater consideration for improvements if there is a school, park, trail crossing, recreation center/clubhouse or other facility
See TOWN & COUNTRY p. 14
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