New Castle seeks commission members |

New Castle seeks commission members

The town of New Castle is seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on its commissions.The Planning and Zoning Commission reviews the town master plan, which guides development of the town and the surrounding area. It also reviews regulations governing the subdivision of land, reviews regulations for the town’s zoning districts, and reviews various types of land use applications. The commission makes recommendations to Town Council on these issues, with council making the final decisions. The P&Z Commission’s regular meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, and workshop meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The Historic Preservation Commission reviews proposals to designate properties as historic landmarks, advises property owners on physical and financial aspects of property preservation, advises Town Council on matters related to preserving the historic character of the town, and performs related duties. The commission developed the conceptual plan for the Main Street Streetscape project. It is currently working on the creation of a New Castle Veterans Memorial. This commission’s regular meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.These commission positions are nonpaid positions. Persons appointed to the Planning & Zoning Commission will serve for four years, while terms on the Historic Preservation Commission are three years.The deadline for submitting letters of interest is April 13. Town Council will make the appointments in May. Submit letters of interest to Lisa Cain, Town Clerk, Town of New Castle, P.O. Box 90, New Castle, CO 81647, or drop them off at town hall at 450 W. Main St., or e-mail them to For more information, call 984-2311, or fax 984-2716.

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