Page 5 - October 2011 issue of the Castle Pines Connection
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SMFRA names new fire marshalInformation provided by Becky O’Guinn, SMFRAA fire captain with a unique background in architec-ture, education, training, and firefighting has been selected as the new firemarshal for the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority. Theappointment of Kevin Milan was announced September 21 by Assistant ChiefMike Dell’Orfano.Milan, who currently serves as a captain in the Authority’s training division, was picked froma field that included both internal and external candidates. "The opportunity to lead the SM- FRA Life Safety Bureau is an incredible honor and privilege,” says Milan. “I look forward to enhancing the exceptional partnerships forged with the communities we serve as fire marshal. Our staff of dedicated professionals protect life and property in our communities each and every day. I’m fortunate to couple a background in architecture, a love of teaching, and passion for firefighting in this position," Milan says.In addition to Milan’s “unique background,” Chief Dell’Orfano says “we look forward to his enthusiasm for fire prevention and mitigation, and his dynamic leadership that will benefit both our organization and the communities we serve for years to come.”The fire marshal is responsible for fire investiga- tions, construction plan reviews and inspections of new buildings, andfire code complianceinspections of existing commercial buildings.Milan was previously the training chief for the City of Golden Fire Department (2001 to 2007). He holdsa Master’s Degree inExecutive Fire Leadership and is pursuing a Ph.D. through Oklahoma State University. Mi- lan takes over from Rob Geislinger, who retired earlier this year.Municipal News 5Partnership of Douglas County Governments signs Disaster-Emergency IGABy Elizabeth Wood West with photo provided by Douglas CountyThe Partnership of Douglas County Governments signs a Disaster-Emergency Mutual Aid and Disaster-Emergency Re- sources Assistance IGA. Signing members include (left to right)) Sherilyn West, mayor of Larkspur; Vicky Starkey, board member, Highlands Ranch Metro District; Douglas County Sheriff David Weaver; Jim Gunning, mayor of Lone Tree; Ste- ven Boand, Douglas County commissioner; William Moffitt, executive director of facilities management, Douglas County School District; Jill Repella, board chair, Douglas County commissioners; Jeff Huff, mayor of Castle Pines; Amy Hunt, board chair, Douglas County Libraries; Paul Donahue, mayor of Castle Rock; and David Casiano, mayor of Parker.Representatives from the Partnership of Douglas County Governments (PDCG) recently gath- ered in the Douglas County Commissioner's first floor hearing room of the County's PhilipS. Miller Building in Castle Rock to sign an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) regarding disaster-emergency mutual aid and disaster- emergency resources assistance.The IGA sets the terms for emergency manage- ment cooperation and the provisions for mutual aid and assistance, as well as county funding during a declared emergency. It is the resultof collaborative work done by a subcommittee of the PDCG and includes participation by all partnership entities.The PDCG was established in 2002 by the Towns of Castle Rock, Larkspur and Parker,the City of Lone Tree, and Douglas County. In 2003, Douglas County School District became a member, followed by Douglas County Librariesin 2005. The City of Castle Pines joined after its incorporation, along with the Highlands Ranch Metro District.PDCG members meet monthly at rotating lo- cales to work together on issues, projects, and programs for the greater good of Douglas Coun- ty’s citizens. For further information, contact Douglas County Libraries Director Jamie LaRue at 303-688-7656 or Road extensionproject nears completionThe final phase of the Hess Road Extension Projectis to make improvements to the existing I-25/Castle Pines Parkway interchange. This phase involves installing new traffic signals at both the northbound and southbound on-off ramps, making a minor widen- ing of the northbound on-ramp and re-striping Castle Pines Parkway over I-25. These proposed inter- change improvements began in August and shouldbe completed by year’s end. It is anticipated that the signals will be operational and ready to be open to traffic by late November or early December 2011.Final concrete pours on the roadway in July

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