Elk Ridge Park Vandalism
Elk Ridge Park has recently experienced significant vandalism, particularly to the restrooms. A computer monitor was thrown off the rock wall onto the Splash Pad, drug paraphernalia has been found in the restrooms, glass alcohol bottles have been strewn about, and young adults have been observed on the restroom roof. The restroom doors automatically lock at 9:00 P.M. We ask that the doors are not propped open so that vandals do no have access to the building. The park closes at 9:00 P.M.; therefore, anyone in the park after closing is trespassing. The Douglas County Sheriff has increased patrols in the park, and we ask that you call the Douglas County Sheriff's Office immediately to report any questionable activity at 303-660-7505.
City to Install Flashing Pedestrian Crossing Lights at Several Intersections
The Castle Pine's City Council has approved the installation of five solar-powered pedestrian crossing signals throughout the community. One of the recommendations identified in the City's 2011 Multi Modal Plan was that flashing beacons be installed at cross walks along Monarch Blvd. and at Castle Pines Parkway and Forest Park Drive. At Council member Tera Radloff's recommendation, flashing crossing signals near the Douglas County School District bus stop on Griggs Road near Daniels Park were added to the project. After obtaining bids from three sign vendors and evaluating their product offerings, Council authorized the purchase of the Carmanah Series R820 Solar LED Crosswalk Flashing Beacons.
The locations of the five flashing beacons are as follows:
- Berganot Trail and Monarch Blvd.
- Hidden Pointe Blvd. and Monarch Blvd.
- Glen Oaks Avenue and Monarch Blvd.
- Castle Pines Parkway and Forest Park Drive
- Griggs Road and Daniels Park
In addition to the flashing beacons new warning signs will be installed alerting motorists that pedestrians could be present. The City is planning to install two additional flashing beacon signs in 2013 at Bristlewood and Monarch Blvd. and at Brambleridge Lane and Monarch Blvd. In the mean time appropriate pedestrian signs will be installed as part of the 2012 work.
It is anticipated that sign installations will begin in early June with work being completed by the middle of July.
The City will be striping the primary and secondary roadways during the month of June. Before lane striping can be completed, all streets will be swept by the City's contractor so that paint will adhere to the street surfaces.
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