In voting yes to a $3.6 million construction contract to reconstruct several Castle Pines roadways, City Councilmember Roger Hudson said, “I too am excited about asphalt.” The council unanimously …
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In voting yes to a $3.6 million construction contract to reconstruct several Castle Pines roadways, City Councilmember Roger Hudson said, “I too am excited about asphalt.”
The council unanimously approved the plan as the members continue to make road repairs in Castle Pines a top priority in 2021. While budgeting more than $4 million for road repair for the year, the action taken on May 11 was a major step.
After receiving 11 bids, the council approved a contract with the Schmidt Construction Company. The $3.6 million contract will go toward the Castle Pines Parkway reconstruction project and to improve Monarch Boulevard to Yorkshire Drive.
In a report to council, Public Works Director Larry Nimmo said in adopting the 2021 budget, the council has supported public works in improving local roadways, traffic signalization improvements and in making pedestrian-crossing upgrades.
In June last year, Nimmo said the city worked with the American Concrete Pavement Association to evaluate local road conditions. As part of the results, it was concluded that Castle Pines Parkway from Village Square Drive to Forest Park Drive is in need of reconstruction due to joint deterioration and faulted joints.
In identifying needs, Nimmo said staff started working with the Castle Pines Metropolitan District. The metro district informed the city that they needed to conduct waterline replacements along Castle Pines Parkway.
Because of this need, Nimmo said the metro district will be paying about $1.3 million of the contract with Schmidt Construction, cutting the city’s cost to $2.2 million.
In other business, the Castle Pines council continues to work to get organized, including discussions to form a nuisance code in city limits. The council discussed the ongoing issue during a study session. The council also discussed the ongoing project in a March study session.
The council also approved the second reading of the city’s municipal code to establish an administrative procedure to address municipal campaign finance complaints and alleged violations.
In a report to the council, Silvia Fejka, assistant city attorney, said changes in state law now require complaints about a candidate’s campaign financing to be filed exclusively with the clerk of the local municipality.
Feiks said the ordinance establishes a process for the city clerk to resolve complaints involving municipal campaign finance matters, including an initial screening process and appointing an independent hearing officer if necessary.
The measure passed unanimously.
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