# Town council
Castle Rock water rates to increase in 2023
Town of Castle Rock water rates will be higher in 2023. |Town of Castle Rock. By Mike McKibbin / NewsBreak Denver / Sept. 21, 2022. [CASTLE ROCK, COLO.] — Castle Rock residents will pay an average of $4 more monthly for their water next year under an ordinance unanimously adopted by the town council Tuesday.
Orange Park town council adopts final budget, millage rate
Screenshot of Orange Park Town Council 9/20 meetingJulie Morgan. The Town of Orange Park adopted a final budget and millage rate for the fiscal year 2022/2023, but not before lengthy discussion; some of it contentious.
Orange Park residents upset with trees cut down at Bradley Park
Bradley Park dedication ceremonyClay County BCC Facebook Page. Orange Park residents continue to voice their concerns about the trees cut down at Rob Bradley Conservation Park at Nelson Point.
Morristown Council Introduces Rent Freeze for 2023
Morristown Town Council unanimously introduced an amendment to freeze rent increases in 2023. Morristown’s Town Council on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, unanimously introduced an amendment (Ordinance No. O-27-2022) to place a one-year freeze on rent increases for rent-controlled apartments in 2023.
Project that could bring Costco to Castle Rock set for vote
The Dawson Trails planned development that could include a Costco is shown in blue. Castle Rock Town Council considers the project Tuesday.| Town of Castle Rock. [CASTLE ROCK, COLO.] — The Castle Rock Town Council is to consider a massive development project Tuesday night that could bring thousands of jobs, new businesses — including a possible Costco big box store — along with thousands of more residents.
Castle Rock council, mayor seats up for election
[CASTLE ROCK, COLO.] — Residents interested in running for two Castle Rock Town Council member seats and the mayor in the town's Nov. 8 general election can now pick up petitions at town hall.
Orange Park Town Council leaves millage rate unchanged
(L-R) (Sam Garrison, Attorney; Doug Benefield, John Hauber, Randy Anderson, Susana Thompson, Alan Watt, Sarah Campbell, Town Manager)Screenshot of 8/2 Orange Park Town Council meeting.
Orange Park Town Council appoints new council member, vice mayor
The Town of Orange Park has a new council member and vice mayor. Doug Benefield was sworn-in to vacant Seat 1 on the town council at Tuesday night’s meeting. In addition, Councilman Alan Watt was sworn-in as vice mayor.
Parker weighs need to raise taxes in next decade to cover expenses
(Parker, Colo.) Parker officials warn the town may need to raise taxes to meet its needs. Parker Finance Director Mary Lou Brown recommended the town consider raising taxes between 2025 and 2032 to meet projected expenses.
3 candidates being considered for vacant Orange Park Town Council seat
Three candidates have applied for the open seat on the Orange Park Town Council. Doug Benefield, Frank Ricketts, and Winnette Sandlin submitted their names by the July 8 deadline.
Orange Park Town Council sets date to fill vacant council member seat
The four-member Orange Park Town Council took less than 20 minutes at Tuesday night’s meeting to discuss how and when the next member of the panel would be appointed. Just last month,Eddie Henley resigned from Seat 1 and the vice mayor position. Henley cited racism as the reason for his resignation. He said he received intimidation and hate emails after he spoke out about being passed over for mayor in May. Henley would’ve made history as the first Black mayor of Orange Park. Randy Anderson was reelected.
Castle Rock council sets higher salaries
[CASTLE ROCK, COLO.] Whether elected, reelected or appointed, the next Castle Rock town council members will earn nearly twice as much as those already on the council. Current council members unanimously approved the first salary increase for local officials in 14 years at Tuesday night's meeting.
Orange Park board member resigns citing ‘overt racism’ in mayoral vote
Mayor Randy Anderson (Left); Vice-Mayor Eddie Henley (Right)Town of Orange Park website. A member of the Orange Park Nuisance Abatement Board resigned following Tuesday night’s council meeting where Councilman Randy Anderson was re-elected mayor.
Meet Nicole Buccellato — one of five candidates running for a Town Council seat
(Pinal County, AZ) — Senior Diversion Officer, mom, wife and Pinal County lifer Nicole Buccellato is throwing her hat into the Town Council’s ring. There are five people running for Florence’s three city council seats complete with a breadth of powers and responsibilities ranging from public safety and budgeting. Buccellato joins two other candidates — Cassandra Scherm and Jose “Mo” Maldonado — as first time political candidates. NewsBreak sat down(virtually) with Buccellato to discuss her life in Florence, her journey to the ballot and her plans if elected.
One of the new candidates on the Florence Town Council ballot: Cassandra Scherm
It’s no secret that Florence might be gearing up for one of the most interesting Town Council election seasons it's seen in a long time. New candidate on the ballot Cassandra Scherm uses the breadth of her personal and professional skills and titles to try her hand at local government.