Installation of ‘Museum on the Street’ is now complete! Please come to Ritter Plaza, in downtown New Castle to begin your journey into New Castle’s history.
The Museum on the Street project was implemented by the ‘Downtown Group”, a citizen ad-hoc committee dedicated to beautifying the downtown area.
Funding of this project came partially from an Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado grant.
To see photographs of the Museum on the Street, click here.
The November 8 election contained three local New Castle issues: The election of a mayor to complete Bob Gordon’s term and two ballet issues.
OFFICE CANDIDATE NUMBER OF VOTES
Mayor Art Riddile 1749
Ballot Question 2J
(The Ability to Provide a 20-YR Public Service Franchise Agreement)
Passed Yes votes: 1468 No votes: 501
Ballot Question 2K
(Exempting New Castle from SB05-152 to be able to provide Broadband Services)
Passed Yes votes: 1520 No votes: 442
The Town of New Castle grants money to organizations and for special events that preserve or enrich the health, education, welfare, and fitness of the community. There are two types of grants that the Town funds: Arts and Special Events grants and Community support grants. Each of these categories have to be used in the Town or support programs or activities accessible to the Town community.
The Town’s budget for 2017 is yet to be determined and therefore the budget for the current grants-making initiative is currently unknown. Town funding for grants may fluctuate from year to year. Typically, Town funding for grants has been approximately 1 percent of General Fund expenditures.
The deadline for the applications is November 18, 2016, notification will be by the end of 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Nichols at (970)984-2311.
The Town of New Castle’s Climate Action Advisory Commission is looking for citizens interested in serving as a member of this commission.
Climate Action Advisory Commission is an ad-hoc commission that develops reasonable proposals for the Town to meet their climate protection goals.
There are three seats available. Citizens should send a letter of interest to Town Clerk Melody Harrison at email@example.com or at 450 West Main Street, New Castle, Colorado 81647.
Main Street Improvement Update
The equipment has been delivered and as you can see the asphalt and concrete are being cut. These are all a part of continuing our Streetscaping project. This project is funded by a grant the Town received from Garfield County Federal Mineral lease District. Weekly updates will be posted here.