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xERISCAPING IN CASTLE PINES NORTH

A good landscape and garden begins with a good design. To learn how Xeriscaping can enhance your home and save you money on your water bill, read The 7 Principles of Xeriscape. You will also find information on water saving Bluegrass alternatives in this document.

Although the Front Range presents a special set of challenges for growing trees, the desire to have a large shade tree in your yard can be a reality. Learn more about caring for your trees in Castle Pines North.

Want to know the proper way to plant trees and shrubs? Our Tree and Shrub Planting Guidelines can get your plants off to the right start.

Click the graphic below for CPNMD's full color guide to Xeriscape Plants:

FALL + FINANCING: A PERFECT PAIRING

It's the first day of fall, which means pumpkin spice and everything nice for most. But around here, it means business. Specifically, financial business.

October marks the official start of our annual financial analysis and 2018 budget discussions. Each year, we host a public hearing on the proposed 2018 budget, but only about a dozen residents participate. This year, we're offering several opportunities for you to interact with our financial experts and Board members so you go into the next year with a good understanding of our budget priorities.

Please mark your calendars; we hope you can join us for one or more of the following events or meetings, all of which will take place at the Community Center: 7404 Yorkshire Dr.

Wednesday, October 4 at 6 p.m.
Water Wise-Up on Rates, Fees and Financing

Join CPNMD’s finance pros for an enlightening and engaging discussion on all things numbers. They’ll discuss industry best practices and how they guide CPNMD’s financial decisions. You’ll leave more informed and with answers to your burning questions about water rates, fees and general financing tools. Click here to register.

Monday, October 9 at 6 p.m.
Board of Directors Work Session

Our finance consultant will present the Board with a draft budget, which will include proposed adjustments to rates and fees. There will be no public hearing or decisions made, but residents are invited to attend and listen to the presentation and discussion.

Monday, November 20 at 6 p.m.
Budget Open House, Board of Directors Meeting and Public Hearing

Budget Open House: 6 p.m.
For an hour before the Board of Directors meeting, residents are invited to join CPNMD staff, Board members and financial experts to get answers to questions about the proposed 2018 budget.

Board Meeting/Public Hearing: 7 p.m.
The Board will continue discussion of the proposed 2018 budget and host an official public hearing; residents are encouraged to participate in the hearing, as the Board could vote at this meeting.