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MAYOR RON IT TAKES A VILLAGE

I want to include a copy of a letter (it has been condensed for the Newsletter format), that our Chief of Police John Jackson received from a member of the community about a 9-1-1 call in May. The letter tells the story. Many of our employees from various departments strive to be the best and deliver the highest quality of customer service. There are no exceptions to their commitment as you will read in this letter involving several of our police officers. Many positives, like this one, happen every day in Greenwood Village across various departments. As I know, and many of you who live or work here can appreciate, our Village employees do make a difference! Dear John: On Sunday, May 26, 2013, officers from the Greenwood Village Police Department responded to emergency 911 calls from several Ron Rakowsky callers regarding a driver in distress on I-25. My rrakowsky@ husband Rob and I were the ones in distress. As greenwoodvillage.com 303-486-5741 we traveled north on I-25, Rob, who was driving, simply said, “I feel faint.” By the time I looked at him, he was already unconscious at the wheel. What I didn’t realize was that he was already in cardiac arrest. Not being able to reach the peddles of the vehicle, I realized he had removed his foot from the accelerator. I knew we would be slowing down. I focused on trying to revive him and keeping us in our center lane. Thanks to a wonderful Good Samaritan that pulled his car along side of our car; he saw the trouble I was in, and with his family in the car, he dropped behind us allowing me to pull off against the concrete barriers. Leaning through the driver’s window, the Good Samaritan gave Rob chest compressions while he directed me to give breaths. His quick thinking and persistence was a godsend.

RAMBLE WITH RON IN JULY Have some ideas or suggestions to share about living or working in Greenwood Village? Walk and talk with Mayor Ron Rakowsky at Westlands Park, 5701 S. Quebec Street, on Monday, July 22 and at Tommy Davis Park, Swim Club Lot, 9200 E. Orchard Road on Tuesday, July 23, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (weather permitting). Registration is not required. For more information, please call the Mayor’s Office at 303-486-5745. Check for updates of the monthly schedule for Ramble with Ron at www.greenwoodvillage.com.

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Very quickly after the Good Samaritan aided Rob and myself, one of your officers, Suzanne Beckstrom, arrived with a cardio kit. Officer Beckstrom knew we had to get Rob laying on a flat surface in order to perform the necessary cardio treatment. Suzanne and the Good Samaritan dragged Rob from the car along a narrow space between the car and the cement barriers to the back of our car where they worked on Rob. As more of Greenwood Village officers and fire department quickly arrived, I was very professionally helped with much compassion. The rescue crew took over for Officer Beckstrom and the Good Samaritan and allowed me to ride in the rescue squad to the hospital. Again, some of our officers, including Officers Beachem and Gipson, took charge of our vehicle, parked it in a safe spot and brought me the keys to the hospital. I can never thank all of them enough. I’m not sure who all did what, but your team acted in an exceptional manner. We have all of them to thank for my husband’s recovery. The Emergency Room physicians accredit Rob’s survival to the quick response from everyone involved. After 8 days total in the hospital, he is home with his family and friends. This would not be possible if it weren’t for your team’s help. Rob has 3 daughters, 26, 23, and 16 plus 2 grandsons, a 1- and 2-year-old, we owe your well-prepared team all our gratitude. Sincerely, Marcia S.

BUSINESS RETENTION PROGRAM One of our goals at Greenwood Village is to maintain a quality business environment with continued economic growth and success. We want to retain our existing businesses, as well as attract new businesses to our community. We continue to see positive shifts in our businesses community with new retail stores and restaurants, business expansions, and corporate relocations. These are excellent indicators that our Village economy is strong and remains very competitive in the region. To achieve this important outcome, the Village must continue to have a positive working relationship with our business community. In addition to partnering with a number of economic development groups, we have developed a Business Retention Program that will provide us with direct contact with our businesses so we can encourage them to remain in the Village and even expand their operations. We will be contacting businesses, based on specific criteria such as the number of their employees and when their lease may


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NOT SURE WHO YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE? Obtain a list of your state and national government representatives at www.arapahoevotes.com

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Jerry Presley

Jeff Roemer

Gary Kramer

Tom Bishop

jpresley@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4138

jroemer@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4136

gkramer@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4133

tbishop@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4131

Denise Rose

Leslie Schluter

Bette Todd

T.J. Gordon

drose@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4137

lschluter@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4135

btodd@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4134

tgordon@ greenwoodvillage.com 303-804-4132

expire, to talk with them about their business needs and identify how the Village can help them succeed. In addition, staff will proactively work with new businesses on their relocation, offering assistance as appropriate and connecting businesses with the resources they need to grow and thrive. If

you know of a business, large or small in Greenwood Village that we should reach out to or one that is considering relocating to our community, please call Matt Cohrs, Assistant to the City Manager, at 303-486-5745 or mcohrs@greenwoodvillage.com.

VILLAGE RECEIVES ARAPAHOE COUNTY OPEN SPACES SMALL GRANT AND SHAREBACK FUNDS Thanks to the voter approved countywide sales and use tax that was originally passed in November 2003 and extended by voters in November 2012, Greenwood Village and other Arapahoe County cities receive funding from Arapahoe County Open Spaces for the preservation and enhancement of parks and trails in our respective communities. Fifty percent of the Open Space tax revenue generated by the program is returned to the cities and towns through continued on page 4 J U LY 2 0 1 3 |

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Mayor Ron reports continued from page 3 shareback funds and project grants. Because funds are distributed based on population, this year the Village received $291,593 in shareback funds. Shareback funds are to be used to fund park, trail and open space projects and land acquisitions. Only 20 percent of shareback funds may be used on maintenance projects. In June, the Village received a Small Grant to assist in funding the replacement of outdoor fitness equipment at Tommy Davis Park. The grant from the County is $25,000, with a required 10 percent match from the Village. Staff will work closely with surrounding neighbors and users of the park for input on the type and style of equipment to be installed at the park. It is anticipated that this project will be completed during 2013. Watch for information on a future public meeting on this project in the August Newsletter.

WATER RESTRICTIONS REDUCED TO STAGE 1 DROUGHT Page 14 of this Newsletter discusses Denver Water’s announcement to declare a Stage 1 drought. Although this means you can now water three days a week, it is imperative for every one of us to save water whenever and wherever possible. A great way to conserve water is to pay attention to the weather. If it rains one day, skip the next two days before watering your landscapes. Another way is to not run the water when you brush your teeth, or reduce the time you are in the shower. It’s the daily tasks that we all take granted that could help us save a significant amount of water.

Rod Bockenfeld, Nancy Doty, Mayor Ron Rakowsky, Eric Ensey, Denise Rose, Nancy Jackson, Margaret Griffes, Debbie Belcik and Nancy Sharpe.

GET READY FOR GREENWOOD VILLAGE DAY Remember to get your all access passes and parking tickets for this year’s Greenwood Village Day on Saturday, July 27 at Village Greens Park. The Parks, Trails, and Recreation Department has designed a signature event for you to create lifetime memories with your family and friends. Some of the event’s highlights

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include carnival rides, hand-on art, bungee trampolines, climbing wall, pre-school activities, inflatables, RC cars, airplanes, helicopters, carnival games, face painting and much more! This year, there will also be a ropes course, zip line, adult art and other activities for the young at heart. In addition, as long as it is prudent to do so, we will host another amazing fireworks display that serves as the event’s finale. This will be another fantastic event and we hope you and your family will join us! GV


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GREENWOOD VILLAGE’S REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION

NOVEMBER 5, 2013 This year, the City Council designated the Village’s Regular Municipal Election to be a coordinated election with Arapahoe County. Arapahoe County is conducting the November 5, 2013 Coordinated Election as a Mail Ballot Election. Village electors will receive a ballot by mail. Mail Ballot Packets will be mailed to eligible electors October 1518, 2013. Voters will still have the

PARK AND OPEN SPACE SURVEY CITIZENS ASKED TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK Have you been to one of the many Village parks or open spaces recently or are you planning on visiting one in the near future? If so, we want to hear from you — your opinions matter! Take a couple minutes to answer a few questions and help us continue to ensure the high quality environment and fun experience of the parks and open spaces in Greenwood Village. www.greenwoodvillage.com/ parksurvey

option of mailing their ballots back, dropping them off in person or voting in person at any Voter Service and Polling Center.

VOTER REGISTRATION In May, Colorado Legislators passed House Bill 1303. This law changed the deadlines for voter registration. The inperson voter registration deadline has been extended through Election Day. The following requirements still must be met to register to vote: be a United States Citizen, be 18 years of age by Election Day and have resided within their district and municipality 30 days. Voter registration application forms are available from the City Clerk’s office or the Village website at www.greenwoodvillage.com. Voter registration application forms may be mailed directly or dropped off to the Greenwood Village City Clerk at 6060 South Quebec Street by October 15, 2013. Online voter registration continues until October 28, 2013. To register online visit the Village’s Website or Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder’s Website at www.arapahoevotes.com or the Colorado Secretary of State’s Website at http://www.sos.state.co.us. Voters may register in person after October 28, 2013, through Election Day at any Arapahoe County Voter Service and Polling Centers. To find a Voter Service and Polling Center near you, visit www.arapahoevotes.com.

VOTER SERVICE AND POLLING CENTERS Voter Service and Polling Centers will open eight days (October 28, 2013) prior to and including Election Day, except for Sunday November 3, 2013. Voters will be able to drop off their mail ballots, register to vote or cast their vote in person at a Voter Service and Polling Center. Greenwood

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Village City Hall will be open on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept mail ballots.

ABSENTEE MAIL BALLOTS If you will be out of town and unable to receive your ballot at your registered address you may change your address by completing the “Change in Voter Registration Information” form from Arapahoe County. The form is online at www.arapahoevotes.com or you may vote early at a Voter Service and Polling Center beginning October 28, 2013.

CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE INFORMATION The nomination petition process is the first step in becoming a candidate. Nomination petition forms will be available on July 1, 2013, in the City Clerk’s Office. A candidate must possess the following qualifications to run for office: be a United States Citizen; be a registered elector; be 18 years of age by Election Day; and have lived in the Village and the specific District for one year immediately preceding the election. Candidates for the office of City Council must be nominated by at least twenty (20) registered electors from such district.

WRITE-IN CANDIDATES If you desire to be a write-in candidate for this election, an affidavit of intent must be filed with the City Clerk by the person whose name is written in by the close of business on September 3, 2013. No write-in vote for any municipal office shall be counted unless an affidavit of intent of the write-in candidate has been filed. Village residency requirements and the age requirement to hold any municipal office must still be met. For additional information regarding candidacy, election forms and filing requirements, please call the City Clerk at 303-486-5752. GV


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Archives of the Mayor’s Show and GV Kids, Ink!® can be seen at www.greenwoodvillage.com or on the Greenwood Village Channel on YouTube.

GVTV 8 (new logo)

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Available on Comcast Cable in Greenwood Village, GVTV Channel 8 is available 24 hours a day, seven a weekCABLE providing programming regarding important8local, state and AVAILABLE ONdays COMCAST IN GREENWOOD VILLAGE, GVTV CHANNEL IS AVAILABLE 24national HOURS A DAY, topics. SEVEN DAYS A WEEK PROVIDING PROGRAMMING REGARDING IMPORTANT LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL TOPICS. July Schedule Monday

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Colorado Connected Produced by the Colorado Communications and Utility Alliance (CCUA), the program features programs on regional issues.

PROGRAMS Programs

Greenwood Village Mayor’s Show: Senior Life: Growing Up Together Greenwood Village Mayor’s Show Seniors and caregivers will be confronted with challenges and Senior Life: Growing Together difficult decisions that need to Up be made regarding their NASA 360 Seniors and caregivers will beofconfronted with challenges andbydifficult decisions need to for be NASA, quality of life. On this special edition the Mayor’s Show, Produced the National Institutethat of Aerospace local experts will sharetheir their quality insights on to special edition made regarding oftopics life. critical On this of the Mayor’s localdeveloped expertsby and this program examines how Show, technologies seniors. Also see howinsights some seniors Greenwood Village are for NASA are used in everything from space exploration to will share their on in topics critical to seniors. Also see how some seniors in Greenwood living and enjoying life to theenjoying fullest. It’s life a program and It’s aeveryday consumer products. Village are living and to theyou fullest. program you and your loved ones do not your loved ones do not want to miss. want to miss. Graceful Aging Enjoy this program to learn about elder care needs. You’ll New Program laugh, think and be inspired to improve your life. Colorado Connected

Produced by the Colorado Communications Alliance the program features on GVTV 8 and UtilityJazz Cardio (CCUA), Strength Stretch A powerfully fun and effective workout that will lift your programs on regional issues. this month — NASA 360

Graceful Aging!

spirits, strengthen your heart, muscles, and core. You’ll get a healthy dose of cardio, strength and stretch moves and finish up feeling energized for the start and end of your day.

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TRAFFIC IN GREENWOOD VILLAGE CITIZEN SURVEY RESULTS ANNOUNCED — ACTIONS AND FUTURE PLANS FOR MAJOR INTERSECTIONS The results of the 2012 Citizen Survey regarding traffic was presented to the City Council in June showing that the majority of residents did not rate traffic as a major issue as they did in previous years. The Village attributes the citizen survey ratings to its proactive traffic management program of redesigned roadways and intersections, ongoing signal timing adjustments through its Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS), and traffic enforcement and education. “Residents in previous surveys rated traffic as one of the top things our residents liked least about living in Greenwood Village,” said Mayor Ron Rakowsky. “Based on the results of our recent citizen survey, complaints about traffic are down. This tells us that our traffic management efforts are working and we need to continue taking a proactive approach to address traffic on behalf of the citizens who live and work in our community.” Out of 1,657 responses to the 2012 Citizen Survey, results revealed Village residents gave very high ratings to the overall quality of street conditions in Greenwood Village. More than nine out of 10 residents (94%) rated this outcome as either excellent (51%) or good (43%). In past surveys and in the 2012 survey, residents have identified traffic or related items as issues in the Village, so in the 2012 survey a new question was asked related to traffic signals. Over eight in 10 (81%) rated the efficiency of traffic signals as excellent or good during non-rush hour times, with 13% rating them as average. During rush hour times, a smaller number (54%) rated them as excellent or good with 29% given them a rating of average. “Our overall goal is to move motorists in and out of the Village in a safe and efficient manner,” said Jim Sanderson. “Our ongoing efforts have helped facilitate traffic flow and reduce delays for motorists.” Greenwood Village proactively addresses traffic issues generated from the 45,000+ residents and visitors that travel within and through the Village. Through the use of the Village’s Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS), the Village collects real-time traffic information from various sources such as 46 traffic signals and traffic cameras to service traffic demands by operating the signals in PG. 8

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Through real-time traffic cameras the Village can detect problems with traffic and make adjustments immediately. real time as traffic demands change in Greenwood Village. All intersections in the Village have been upgraded to fully actuated operations which allow all intersections to have the ability to operate on vehicle demand, especially during low volume and off-peak periods. Fully actuated operations allow the Village to collect traffic count data at the signalized intersections. The Village can periodically compare traffic volume trends to determine if signal timing needs to be modified. Also, the Village reviews accident history of intersections, reviews development plans to encourage mixeduse development that minimizes vehicle trip generation. In addition, traffic enforcement plays a key role in addressing traffic issues, whether it is through educating motorists during the course of a traffic stop or requiring traffic control during a road construction project. “From 2003 to 2012, traffic accidents and injury accidents have declined in Greenwood Village by 30 percent,” added Sanderson. “It is because of the efforts of our Police and Public Works Departments who work together and share information which has helped improve the traffic in the Village.” Also included in the 2012 Citizen Survey was a new question geared at asking residents which specific intersections in Greenwood Village should be addressed. This question gave citizens the opportunity to share specific information about intersections and traffic in the Village. With the more specific information gathered from the 2012 Citizen Survey, the Village is able to directly address, respond to, or look into the issues raised about traffic by residents. In most instances, actions are already under way, planned or being evaluated for the specific locations identified by the survey.


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GREENWOOD VILLAGE INTERSECTIONS Intersections are followed by the percentage of survey respondents who provided comments about a specific intersection. Belleview & Yosemite (3%, 52 responses) General Comments — Congestion during school and peak hours, northbound left turn signal. Planned Improvements — Signal Re-timing with DRCOG (summer 2013) (In-house operations project working with DRCOG). Belleview & Dayton (3%, 43 responses) General Comments — Congestion during school and peak hours, westbound left turn signal. Planned Improvements — Signal Re-timing with DRCOG (summer 2013) (In-house operations project working with DRCOG). Orchard & Quebec (3%, 41 responses) General Comments — Congestion during the peak hours. Additional southbound right turn lane. Planned Improvements — Signal Re-timing with DRCOG (summer 2013) (In-house operations project working with DRCOG); Traffic Adaptive (summer 2013) (CIP 2013). Orchard & DTC Blvd/Yosemite (2%, 33 responses) General Comments — Congestion during the peak hours. Additional southbound left turn lane. Planned Improvements — Signal Re-timing with DRCOG (summer 2013) (In-house operations project working with DRCOG); Traffic Adaptive (summer 2013) (CIP 2013).

Orchard & I-25 (2%, 30 responses) General Comments — Congestion during the peak hours. Planned Improvements — GV assumed operations and maintenance (July 2012); Signal Re-timing with DRCOG (summer 2013) (In-house operations project working with DRCOG); Traffic Adaptive (summer 2013) (CIP 2013). Orchard & Dayton (1%, 22 responses) General Comments — Congestion during the peak hours. Eastbound and westbound left turn arrows. Planned Improvements — N/A Orchard & Holly (1%, 19 responses) General Comments — Southbound left turn signal. Planned Improvements — N/A Arapahoe & Yosemite (1%, 14 responses) General Comments — Congestion during the peak hours. Planned Improvements — I-25/Arapahoe Road Phase I Improvements (Summer 2013 Design) (CIP 2013). DTC Blvd & DTC Pkwy/Yosemite (1%, 11 responses) General Comments — Congestion during the peak hours. Planned Improvements — Signal Re-timing with DRCOG (summer 2013) (In-house operations project working with DRCOG). Belleview & Ulster (1%, 9 responses) General Comments — Congestion during the peak hours. Planned Improvements — Signal Re-timing with DRCOG (summer 2013) (In-house operations project working with DRCOG). continued on page 10 J U LY 2 0 1 3 |

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DTC Blvd & Park Terrace (1%, 9 responses) General Comments — Congestion during the peak hours. Planned Improvements — Signal Re-timing with DRCOG (summer 2013) (In-house operations project working with DRCOG).

COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (CDOT) INTERSECTIONS These intersections are controlled by CDOT, however, Greenwood Village staff coordinates with CDOT regarding possible actions to improve traffic at these locations. Belleview & I-25 (4%, 72 responses) General Comments — Congestion during the peak hours. Planned Improvements — Belleview Corridor Study (ongoing); GV assume operations and maintenance of the traffic signals (I-25 to Holly) (July 2013) (CIP 2013)

Belleview & Quebec (4%, 71 responses) General Comments — Congestion during the peak hours. Planned Improvements — Belleview/Quebec Intersection Improvements (Completed May 2013); Belleview Corridor Study (on-going); GV assume operations and maintenance of the traffic signals (I-25 to Holly) (July 2013) (CIP 2013). Belleview & University (2%, 40 responses) General Comments — Congestion during the peak hours. Planned Improvements — CDOT intersection construction with signal re-timing (Summer 2013). Belleview & Holly (1%, 24 responses) General Comments — Congestion during the peak hours. Planned Improvements — GV assume operations and maintenance of the traffic signals (I-25 to Holly) (July 2013) (CIP 2013). Orchard & University (1%, 20 responses) General Comments — Congestion during the peak hours. Planned Improvements — N/A Arapahoe & I-25 (1%, 14 responses) General Comments — Congestion during the peak hours. Planned Improvements — I-25/Arapahoe Road Phase I Improvements (Summer 2013 Design) (CIP 2013); GV assume operations and maintenance of the traffic signals (I-25 to Dayton) (July 2014) (CIP 2014). Belleview & Franklin (1%, 12 responses) General Comments — New traffic signal requested. Planned Improvements — N/A Arapahoe & Boston/Clinton (1%, 8 responses) General Comments — Congestion during the peak hours. Further Considerations — I-25/Arapahoe Road Phase I Improvements (Summer 2013 Design) (CIP 2013); GV assume operations and maintenance of the traffic signals (I-25 to Dayton) (July 2014) (CIP 2014). “Traffic issues will continue to be a part of our lives as our region continues to grow,” said Mayor Rakowsky. “We will never be done with addressing traffic; it will always be a major quality of life issue that we will continue to address and work to make better.” Citizens are encouraged to contact the Village with any questions or concerns about traffic in Greenwood Village. Please call Jeremy Hanak, Public Works Manager, at 303-708-6715 or email at jhanak@greenwoodvillage.com. GV

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MEDIANS IN GREENWOOD VILLAGE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTENANCE? For all of those that drive through Greenwood Village, one will typically not miss the importance and beauty the medians in our roadways bring to our community. The trees, ornamental shrubs, and flowers add to the seasons in Colorado and make that drive a little more enjoyable in the Village. As with any landscaping, maintenance is an important part of the appearance and how it is managed. Have you ever driven past a median in the Village and observed some needed attention such as trimming that pesky weed or a broken sprinkler and wondered who to contact? There are a significant number of medians in the Village which are maintained by various agencies including Greenwood Village, metropolitan districts, and homeowner associations. Since it can be a daunting task to know which agency may maintain a specific median in Greenwood Village, all you have to do is let the Village know. Please call Public Works at 303-708-6100, email us at webpublicworks@greenwoodvillage.com , or click on the “Report a Concern” button on the Village Website at www.greenwoodvillage.com. A member of Public Works staff will respond to your inquiry and/or follow up with the appropriate agency. We appreciate your feedback and even with a proactive inspection program, an area of needed attention can happen overnight and we want to have it addressed as soon as possible. GV

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE IS YOUR PROPERTY IN COMPLIANCE? The proper use and maintenance of private property is essential to maintaining the aesthetics of the neighborhoods. To ensure the use and maintenance of property are in compliance with the values and standards of the community, the Village enforces codes that regulate a number of maintenance issues in the neighborhood. These codes include, but are not limited to, the following: • Construction of accessory structures — sheds, batting cages, tennis courts, pools, etc. • Dead and overgrown landscaping. • The accumulation of litter and debris. • Noise from property including from commercial heating or air conditioning equipment, construction activity, trash trucks, and sweepers. • Weeds and grass growth — over eight (8) inches in height. • Outdoor storage, inoperable vehicles, and recreational vehicles. • Street parking. • Animal issues. The Village is committed to working with residents and homeowners associations to help ensure residential neighborhoods are maintained. For more information on residential property maintenance in the Village, please contact Sheryl Jaramillo, Community Development Neighborhood Services Officer, at 303-486-5793 or visit the Village website at www.greenwoodvillage.com. GV

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MPNP PHASE ONE IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED

June saw the completion of the Phase One Improvements at the Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve (MPNP). MPNP is located along the High Line Canal, just south of Belleview Avenue. The Phase One Improvements included three different components: trail construction and revegetation, a water viewing area along one of the ponds, and educational and informational signage. The total cost for all of these improvements was approximately $220,000. The project was funded in large part through a grant the Village received from Arapahoe County Open Spaces.

completed trail construction and vegetation restoration. Approximately 585 native plants were planted to replace six acres of Russian Olive trees (noxious weeds), and 2,700 feet of volunteer trails were rebuilt to provide safe access and minimize the impact of the access to the natural resources of the MPNP. The work included raising the trail surface to provide drainage, and removing trails from steep slopes and wetlands area to prevent erosion.

TRAIL MODIFICATIONS As part of Phase One of the MPNP Master Plan, the Village

THE WATER VIEWING AREA The water viewing area was designed to provide users of the MPNP with a natural location for wildlife viewing and enjoyment of the natural surroundings. It was not intended to be a destination point, but rather a location that people will come across when they explore the MPNP. The water viewing area was designed to respect its natural surroundings and blend in with the common elements of the open space. The water viewing area incorporates the use of natural materials, including rocks and wood to the design. The use of rocks forms the seating areas, and a large felled tree helps identify the boundary of the area. Trees and shrubs that are native to the area have been installed including Lanceleaf Cottonwood, Dogwoods, Western Sandcherry, Treeleaf Sumac, Woods Rose, and Common Snowberry.

EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL SIGNAGE The signage element is intended to provide users of the MPNP with an opportunity to learn about the wildlife, vegetation and history of the site — including the story of Marjorie Perry herself, for whom the open space is named. The signage was designed in a manner to blend in with the PG. 12

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LIGHTNING PREDICTION DEVICES ALERT PARK USERS OF POSSIBLE DANGER Summer weather in Colorado may include warmer temperatures, but it also brings rainstorms and lightning that can pose a danger for people enjoying the outdoors. In an effort to provide a safer environment at Village parks, the Village has lightning prediction and warning systems to alert park users of lightning storms before they strike.

natural surroundings of the preserve. The idea was not to have signage that you might see traditionally in other parks, but to have signs that are more unique to the site and that might be discovered by users when exploring the MPNP. The design of the signage blends in the ranching and farming history of the MPNP with the natural elements and beauty of the site enjoyed by users today. The signage incorporates the MPNP brand and educational information into natural elements such as fallen trees, rocks and stumps. Additionally entry and boundary markers have been located at various points along the perimeter of the site to delineate the boundary of the MPNP and are designed to resemble fence posts.

Lightning prediction systems monitor lightning activity at Village Greens Park, Curtis Park, Westlands Park, Silo Park, and Tommy Davis Park. These prediction systems measure the shift of the positive and negative ions in the atmosphere and in the ground that could create an energy flow that may result in a lightning strike once a conductive cloud to ground path is available. The lightning prediction and warning system senses and evaluates these shifts and changes in the electrostatic field that precede the occurrence of an actual lightning strike and activates audible and visual warning alerts of the dangerous conditions. The systems are operational between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., seven days a week through the spring and summer months.

For more information, please call Laird Thornton, Public Works Manager, at 303-708-6155.

LIGHTNING PREDICTION SYSTEM — WHAT TO DO IF THE HORN GOES OFF The lightning prediction systems are set to monitor a 2.5 mile radius from its location. When the conditions are ripe for lightning at the parks or within the 2.5 mile radius, a continuous audible horn is activated for a period of 15 seconds alerting users of the potential for lightning and activating yellow strobes on the roofs of the structures located within the parks. These strobes will stay activated throughout the period of potential lightning activity and will shut off only after an all clear signal consisting of three five second audible horn blasts. In the event that a warning horn should sound while you are in the park, please do the following: 1. Clear the park and field immediately. 2. Seek shelter in a building or in your car. While cars and buildings are not 100 percent safe from lightning, they do offer the best protection from a lightning strike. 3. Remain off of the playing surfaces or equipment until an “all clear signal” of three to five second audible horn blasts has sounded. When this alert is broadcast, it is safe to return to the area. GV

Come, explore, relax and enjoy all of the natural beauty of the Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve and experience an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. For more information, please call Eric Ensey, Parks, Trails, and Open Space Analyst, at 303-486-5743 or email at eensey@greenwoodvillage.com. GV J U LY 2 0 1 3 |

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OUR NATURAL

environment

DENVER WATER MODIFIES WATERING RESTRICTIONS BOARD MOVES TO STAGE 1 DROUGHT RESPONSE; CUSTOMERS STILL ASKED TO SAVE WATER

Effective June 26, 2013, Denver Water adopted a resolution declaring a Stage 1 drought due to an unexpectedly wet spring and citizens’ reduced water use. The Stage 1 Drought declaration removes the two-day-per-week assigned watering schedule and drought pricing entirely. Customers may water no more than three days per week and must follow Denver Water’s annual watering rules. Residents and businesses receive their water from a number of water districts, all of which adheres to Denver Water’s watering guidelines. In response to the Stage 1 drought declaration, Denver Water is asking its customers to reduce outdoor watering and follow the standard annual watering rules:

STAGE 1 DROUGHT WATERING RESTRICTIONS: WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO VILLAGE PARK USERS?

Denver Water declared a Stage 1 drought effective June 26, 2013. The Village is mandated to reduce water use by 10 percent Village wide. This includes reductions in park and median watering, water use in Village facilities (e.g. washing park pavilions) and reductions in any other activities that use water. A field or portion of a field in Greenwood Village will be closed if the turf growth declines 50 percent or more.

• Water no more than three days per week (there are no assigned days). • Do not water lawns between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. • Do not waste water by allowing it to pool in gutters, streets and alleys. • Do not waste water by letting it spray on concrete and asphalt. • Repair leaking sprinkler systems within 10 days. • Do not water while it is raining or during high winds.

• Signs limiting drop-in use are placed in Village parks. Specifically, an organized group is prohibited to drop in and play organized sports such as, but not limited to soccer, lacrosse and rugby. However, a parent and child or two friends, for example, are welcome to drop in and play catch, toss a Frisbee or kick a soccer ball.

To help save water, customers are asked to pay close attention to the weather and their landscapes, and only water when necessary.

• Staff is issuing field permits only to historical season-long users. There are no new user permits being issued through the Parks, Trails and Recreation Department. Staff has also issued specific practice rules for those users.

• Use a day of rain to skip watering • Only water the areas of your yard that are dry • Water two minutes less. For more information on the mandatory water restrictions or for other conservation tips, please visit www.denverwater.org. To report water waste, please call 303-893-2444. GV PG.14

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• Single date shelter pavilion users may now rent a field to use in conjunction with their event. This does not include team sports play. • Inflatable amusements are not allowed in Village parks. • The water feature at Westlands Park is turned off for the summer.

If you have any questions, please call the Parks, Trails and Recreation Department at 303-486-5773. GV


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ENSURING A SAFE

community

GREENWOOD VILLAGE POLICE DEPARTMENT CITIZENS’ ACADEMY SIGN UP TODAY!

The Greenwood Village Citizens’ Police Academy is an important component of community involvement and citizen outreach. Its purpose is to provide a forum whereby participants can develop a basic understanding of how the police department functions. It will also provide opportunities for ongoing communication between members of the community and the police department. The 2013 Greenwood Village Citizens’ Police Academy will begin on Thursday, September 5, 2013, and continue through Thursday, November 21, 2013. The Citizens’ Police Academy meets Thursday nights for 13 sessions from 6-9 p.m., and two Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 South Quebec Street. The two Saturday sessions, are September 21 and November 2, 2013. Each four-hour session covers a variety of subjects ranging from basic law enforcement and its role in the community to discussions and demonstrations with other specialized units: Emergency Response Team (ERT), K-9 Unit, Crisis Intervention, Traffic, Crime Prevention, Investigations and School Resource Officers. Most sessions will have hands-on activities such as fingerprinting, high-risk traffic stops, and use of less-than-lethal weapons. As an academy participant, you will also receive a comprehensive behind the scenes tour of the police department, including the 9-1-1 Communications Center, and get to participate in a police patrol ride along. This will be scheduled to take place outside the class time at a mutually convenient time for staff and

participants. This experience is important in creating a true understanding of what an officer’s job is like and contributes to an exciting, interactive learning experience. Upon successful completion of the Citizens’ Police Academy, each participant and their family are invited to attend the graduation ceremony and dinner. Citizens’ Academy application forms are available at the Police Department at 6060 South Quebec Street or can be accessed online at greenwoodvillage.com. Potential candidates must be at least 18 years old; have no felony convictions; and have no misdemeanor convictions within one year of application. Any requirement may be waived or modified upon review and approval by the Police Chief. All applicants will be contacted to confirm selection to participate. The academy is free of charge. For more information, please call Crystal Dean, Administrative Coordinator, at 303-486-8226 or email at cdean@greenwoodvillage.com. GV

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BUSINESS PARRY’S PIZZERIA & BAR

Imagine yourself in New York City amidst the sights, sounds, and scenery — a spectacular food destination that sightseers and locals alike have come to savor! Visualize yourself indulging in sensational pizza that conjures up the special style of the Big Apple. Imagine no longer!! David Parry, pizza aficionado and Colorado transplant, introduced a Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar location to the Village in April. A complete slew of tasty wings, sensational calzones, hot sandwiches, pasta, and a selection of over 50 domestic craft beers from the best breweries across the country are now conveniently available at their Orchard Plaza shopping center location. As you enter Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar, the stylish brick dining room and rich wood bar capture your eye. Beetle kill wood and recycled steel adorn this dining area, blending truly rustic Colorado materials with a NYC feel. From the expansive full service bar and roomy booths to the spacious garden level patio, the warmth and comfort of the restaurant envelops you in an authentic tradition of quality homemade hand tossed pizza and perfectly crafted pastas.

5970 South Holly Street Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 303-741-0111 • www.parryspizza.com

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“We are an all-inclusive place to dine,” shares David, “welcoming kids, families, business people, and the beer connoisseur as well.” Tap takeovers and pint glass nights allow local breweries to offer a sensational variety of unique beers at the pizzeria. “Our Village location is an ideal spot to serve a multitude of customers who will appreciate what we have to offer,” said David. “With this demographic comes an expectation of quality, style and service that we know that we can provide.” Parry’s also has a strong community focus with its sponsorship of numerous post-event pizza parties for The Preserve Swim Team, along with other local, regional, and national charities as well. David can be found

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most often in the kitchen directing his staff in the impeccable creation of culinary delights that can be tasted in every morsel of food they serve. Lil Avery’s Cheese, Parry’s original recipe, is Parry’s menu signature item. It contains the true taste and smell of NY pie, with herbs and spices specially blended together with parmesan. Any and all toppings of your choice can be added to this feature. The Madison Avenue is a popular offering, containing a unique blend of oils, parmesan, ricotta, and garlic, without the red sauce. A variety of tasty appetizers also adorn the menu that include the South Street Meatball Bake, homemade meatballs topped with mozzarella, baked to perfection and served with Guggenheim garlic bread. Buffalo wings are baked, and smothered in a variety of flavors with a selection of spice levels from zesty mild to medium to extra hot. The NY Cheesesteak sandwich with grilled steak, roasted peppers and onions, all topped with mozzarella served on an Italian roll highlights a complete selection of sandwiches. The Tiramisu and Fuhgidabowdit fried dough dessert selections solidly round out your meal. To accommodate those in the Village on the go, a popular lunch special at Parry’s includes an individual pizza and beer priced at $7 on MondayFriday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Parry’s also has a special club that appeals to the craft beer enthusiast called the “Ale Yeah Club.” This club offers specials on bar and food items to its members including happy hour pricing all day Sunday through Wednesday. Membership also affords special opportunities to take advantage of members only beer and food pairings, special pourings of rare beers, bomber specials and other insider treasures. You don’t have to be a member to join continued on page 18


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DTC | GREENWOOD VILLAGE CHAMBER SUMMERTIME AT THE CHAMBER Just like the warm temperatures rising up in the summer months, local businesses and business people from all across the Greenwood Village community have rising summer energy that is contagious throughout the DTC|Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce. Activating DTC|Greenwood Village Chamber members to do good things in the community and to make the members’ world bigger is one of the main objectives of the Chamber and the summer events accomplish that goal implicitly. The DTC|Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce is hosting a full schedule of fun summer events this year that would not be possible without the countless hours that volunteers from local businesses devote. This creates a great “win-win” scenario: the community benefits

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from a fun event and Chamber members grow and expand their relationships with other businesses in the community. A textbook example of this is the “Rollin’ Dreams Summer Festival,” the DTC|Greenwood Village’s annual summer celebration at The Landmark. This year, the Chamber Committee partnered with Rollin’ Dreams, a 501(c)3 organization that works to benefit young people with lifethreatening illnesses. The event on June 22 was a huge success, as it included more than 1,500 attendees, 15 local restaurants and 200 of the coolest classic cars from the Denver Metro area. The event raised thousands of dollars for Rollin’ Dreams. The event also took a 20person committee and more than 100 volunteers to bring it to fruition. “When I sat in one of our last committee meetings, I thought to myself, ‘This is exactly what this Chamber is all about,’” said Chamber CEO John Herbers. “We had professionals from automotive, real estate, banking, insurance, marketing, nonprofit, financial and others there. These are people that would not normally cross paths in their business settings, but here they are making continued on page 19

Since 1991, the Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce has served the Southeast Business Corridor through information, education, networking and advocacy. The Greenwood Village Chamber is a valuable resource in growing your business. We support and promote our member businesses and provide opportunities for growth. When you take advantage of the programs, you can: • Learn from the expertise of prominent business professionals • Use an extensive network to promote and grow your business • Share your knowledge to help others • Join forces with local leaders to promote the Southeast Corridor • Give back to the community through special programs and events • Find new and innovative ways to promote your business Visit our Web site at: www.dtcchamber.com E-mail us: admin@gvchamber.com 7600 Landmark Way, Suite 1615 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Phone: 303-290-9922 Fax: 303-962-4640

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BUSINESS

OF

interest

A GREAT RESOURCE FOR SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS

Greenwood Village partners with other organizations to help make the Village a great place to do business and enhance our high quality business environment. One of these partners is the South Metropolitan Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC offers free and confidential one-on-one consulting and workshops for entrepreneurs in South Jefferson, Douglas and Arapahoe Counties to help your small business succeed! The SBDC is an important contributor to the economic success of Greenwood Village and the south metropolitan area of Denver. Their average number of clients in one year for consulting services is over 600 with between 1,500-2,000 attendees at workshops. The average number of hours spent per client: is five hours. This has resulted in capital formation worth $8.3 million dollars annually with 200 jobs created and 500 retained each year. On average, 50 new businesses are started each year with the assistance of SBDC services.

A business does not need to be a South Metro Denver Chamber investor or member to use the services offered by the SBDC. Their consultants are all business owners and have expertise in one particular area such as: business plan development and/or review, growth strategy, business start-up or acquisition, market research, marketing plans and strategy, financial and business analysis, cash flow analysis, accounting and record keeping, new business or product feasibility analysis, assistance with access to capital and government procurement. Their services are offered for free and kept confidential as well. The SBDC frequently offers workshops on a number of topics relating to small businesses. In addition, the following programs are also offered for businesses to take advantage of: NxLeveL Business Planning Course — 12 week business plan course, that meets once a week. Attendees graduate with a fully realized business plan and certification. Success Tracks program — Six month program where attendees graduate with a strategic vision and its implementation. Businesses must have

business spot light continued from page 16 in the enthusiasm. Parry’s frequently holds large craft beer events like tap takeovers, pint nights and firkins. Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar is located at at 5970 South Holly Street. Their hours of operation are Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. For menu and special event information, or any additional info, call 303-741-0111 or visit their website at www.parryspizza.com. Members will receive up-to-date emails about special release beers from here in Colorado and around the nation, happy hour pricing, and delicious food items from the bar menu. No matter which pie or dish entrée ends up on your table, you and your friends will leave with a feeling of utter satisfaction. Give ’em a try, ’cuz they’re doin’ it NY style!! GV PG. 18

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one employee outside of family members to participate. This is also a certification program. Chamber Biz Tune-Up Program — The SBDC will conduct a business assessment, including an IBISWorld Market Research Report on industry and trends, and a website review with follow-up appointments. Five hours of consulting at no cost. To find out more about you can use the services offered, please visit their website at www.SmallBusinessDenver.com. If you want to use their services right away, just select the “looking to start a business” or “already in business “links. Then click on one-on-one consulting and fill out the short popup form. You will then be contacted by their Administrative Assistant by phone to set up an appointment, usually the following week Again, these services are free and confidential, and Greenwood Village is proud to partner with the SBDC to provide this to our small business community. Greenwood Village has also asked the SBDC to reach out directly to our small businesses. In the coming months, small businesses in the Village will receive an email or phone call from the SBDC to tell you more about how they can work with you, such as the Biz Tune-Up Program. You may also contact Matt Cohrs in the City Managers Office at 303-4865746 for more information about the SBDC or economic development in Greenwood Village. GV


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continued from page 17 connections and expanding their universes while doing something great for the community. To a person, I believe everyone would say they took more from being involved than they contributed.” The DTC|Greenwood Village Chamber’s summer stays in full swing in July with its annual Golf Tournament. This event is scheduled for July 25 at the Inverness Golf Club. The tournament provides a rare opportunity for the general public to play a round on this championship level course, which is consistently rated as one of Colorado’s best. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kids In Need of Dentistry (KIND). Following up the Golf Tournament will be the Chamber’s annual GooseChase, a Family 5K run and walk. Both events are taking hundreds of volunteer hours behind the scenes to execute, and will result in great personal reward to all involved. In addition, the DTC|Greenwood Village Chamber will continue to host its Town Hall information luncheons that are open to the general public and feature topical speakers. Recent speakers included representatives from RTD, who discussed the ongoing impact of the FasTracks program, and U.S. Representative Mike Coffman. Thanks to relationships and volunteers, these luncheons and other events, such as Business After Hours and Film Festivals, will continue to create connections and make the DTC|Greenwood Village Chamber a vibrant part of our community’s fabric. Membership in the Chamber is affordable, exciting and beneficial. To learn more, visit www.DTCChamber.com or call 303-290-9922. GV

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CORPORATE OFFICES Community Banks of Colorado, A Division of NBH Bank, N.A. 7800 East Orchard Road, Suite 300 720-529-3300

MORTGAGE BANKING Ameripro Funding, Incorporated 8400 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 250 303-802-1802

CULINARY ACADEMY Colorado Culinary Academy, LLC 6380 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 108-A 303-220-6996 EDUCATION The CE Shop 5670 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 420 720-288-0864

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT BRCP Greenwood Corporate Plaza, LLC 5990 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 118 303-290-0020 BRCP Plaza 25, LLC 5990 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 118 303-290-0020

Peak Learning Solutions, LLC 6535 South Dayton Street, Suite 2810 720-299-2448

OIL AND GAS INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Geo Resource Management, LLC 6040 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard 303-296-9272

MANUFACTURING Knighted, LLC 6595 South Dayton Street, Suite 3000 303-728-1616

REAL ESTATE Ober Enterprises, LLC 5231 South Quebec Street, Suite 201 303-884-2681

MARKETING AND SALES NSF Sales, Incorporated 5613 DTC Parkway, Suite 580 720-282-2290

SECURITY SERVICES Guardsmark, LLC 5460 South Quebec Street, Suite 105 303-388-2800

MERCHANDISING DISTRIBUTOR PRO Group Distribution Services 8480 East Orchard Road, Suite 3000 303-792-3000

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VOCATIONAL COUNSELING Real Life, LLC 5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 250-A 720-436-4121

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GENERAL INTEREST

TAKE

note

SEWER SERVICE MAINTENANCE

IT’S THE CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY Residents and businesses of Greenwood Village receive sewer service from a number of sewer districts. Sewage comes from homes and businesses, and is the wastewater generated from bathrooms and kitchens. Sewage runs through the sanitary sewer system of the various sewer districts, and is treated through a variety of biological and chemical processes and rendered safe before it’s returned to the environment. As a homeowner, understanding how your sewer system works and knowing what steps to take to prevent a sewage spill or overflow will protect the environment, prevent damage to your home, and save you thousands of dollars in repairs.

Grease Buildup to the connection with the public sewer system. The service laterals do not end at the property line, asphalt edge, or sidewalk but extend to the connection with the main line within the street, right-of-way, or easement. These service laterals are the responsibility of the property owner and must be maintained by the property owner. Operation and maintenance of mains and regional trunk lines are the responsibility of the individual sewer districts.

HOW A SEWER SYSTEM WORKS

NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF SEWER SYSTEM FAILURES

A property owner’s sewer pipes are called service laterals and are connected to larger local mains and regional trunk lines. Service laterals run from the connection at the home

The number one cause of sewage spills/overflows is grease buildup in the sewer system! Grease builds up inside the sewer systems, hardens when

Root Intrusion cooled, and eventually causes blockages. Grease gets into the sewer from food establishments and household drains. Other sewer system failures may include roots from trees that have found their way into your service line; debris that has settled and clogged your line; and pieces of pipe from your service line that have broken and collapsed.

SIGNS OF A SEWER BACKUP PROBLEM Usually the first signs of a sewer back up problem are smelly odors coming from the sewer and a rather slow drain. This is typically a sign of a partially blocked line and if the partial blockage is not cleared in time then these symptoms will be followed with actual sewer water backing up through your sink, toilet or other drains. When a sewer line becomes completely blocked, the sewage water has no choice but to reverse back into your home.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU EXPERIENCE A SEWER BACKUP If sewage is backing up into your home, the first thing to do is to stop running water in your home (i.e. toilets, washing machines, PG. 20

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GENERAL INTEREST

SEWER DISTRICTS THAT SERVE GREENWOOD VILLAGE Castlewood Sanitation District City of Cherry Hills Village San. District Greenwood Village Sewer G.I.D. No. 1 Goldsmith Gulch Sanitation District Havana Water and Sanitation District South Arapahoe Sanitation District South Englewood Sanitation District #1 Southgate Sanitation District

303-779-4525 303-762-8222 303-708-6100 303-779-4525 303-779-4525 303-595-0941 303-797-6200 303-779-0261

dishwashers). If the backup stops, then the blockage is most likely in the service lateral extending from your home to the sewer district’s main. You will need to contact a plumber first to investigate the cause of this backup as you will be responsible for any repairs in the line from your home to the street. Depending on the problem and severity, you may need to have your line cleaned, root sawed, televised or even replaced. It is generally a good idea to televise your service lateral after you experience a backup, as it is the only way to see what may have caused the problem. Always be sure that you obtain a copy of the video to keep for your records.

• Don’t pour bleach directly down any drain. Bleach when used improperly dewaters grease, making it as hard as concrete. • Don’t take out sink strainers or drain covers. Empty scraps into trash, not down the drain. • Don’t use cleaning chemicals improperly. Follow the instructions on the label, for your safety as well as the safety of the environment. • Don’t dispose of baby wipes and paper diapers into the sewer system. Cloth like materials have a tendency to fall out of the flow and create blockages which can result in flooding within the home. Do • Do throw all solids including waste food into the trash. • Do use all cleaning chemicals according to the instructions on the label. • Do use paper towels to soak up oil and grease under fryer baskets and to wipe down work areas. Dispose of the paper towels into the trash. • Do run a lot of water if you must use the garbage disposal. • Do check all sinks and floor drains from strainers and covers. • Do deposit used fryer oil in the appropriate container. GV

If sewage continues to back up into your home while you are not running water, then there may be a blockage in the sewer district’s main to which your service lateral connects. In this case, immediately contact your sewer district as they would be responsible for the repair and potentially for any damage you experience due to the backup.

WHAT TO DO AFTER A SEWER BACKUP You are encouraged to contact a professional company, but if you prefer to begin the cleanup yourself, remember that bacteria in sewage is a health hazard and take some basic precautions. • Wear gloves, boots, rain gear and other protective clothing. • Avoid coming into contact with sewage or material contaminated by sewage. Be especially careful to not let sewage come into contact with your face or eyes. • Protect cuts and scrapes. Immediately wash any wound that comes into contact with sewage. • Wash all surfaces with hot, soapy water. • Disinfect all surfaces with a solution of one part household bleach to ten parts water. • Wash hands thoroughly after cleaning up. • Wash and disinfect clothing and supplies used in cleaning up.

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ARTS AND RECREATION

events

YOUTH

Visit WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM/REGISTRATION

REGISTER NOW FOR ALL YOUTH ART AND RECREATION PROGRAMS! For more information about youth art and recreation programs or to register call the Arts and Recreation Division at 303-486-5773.

Cutouts with Matisse

Scream with Munch

Block Prints with Hokusai

Animals with Marc

MINI ART MASTERS

ART IN THE PARK

This fun hands-on art program combines art with history. Discover and learn about famous artists throughout history and their masterpieces! Participants will recreate famous works of art based on the styles of the artists and the mediums used to create the artwork.

Journey to Silo Park this summer to create unique hands-on art projects. Each program teaches participants about a different art medium and technique that will be used in designing and constructing the art project. For all activities please wear sneakers and clothes that can get dirty. Join us for one day or several to create and play!

TWO Mini Art Masters programs will be offered on Mondays. Join us for the full day or just half the day. If participating in both the morning and afternoon program, please bring a sack lunch. Also make sure to wear sneakers and clothes that can get dirty. Please join us for a fun day of learning about art history! Day and Time: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Dates: June 17, 24, July 15, August 5 NEW Location: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center 2349 East Orchard Road Ages: 7 to 12 years old Fee: $20 for each Mini Art Masters program (all supplies included) Limit: 20 participants per program Monday, July 15 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 11 Tuesday, July 16 Thursday, July 18 Tuesday, August 6 Thursday, August 8

Mural Masters Bejeweled Crayons, Colored Pencils and Pastels, Oh My! Giddy Up! We All Scream for Ice Cream!

SAVE THE DATE Cutouts with Matisse Scream with Munch

Monday, August 5 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Block Prints with Hokusai 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Animals with Marc Register online at www.greenwoodvillage.com/registration. For more information call the Arts and Recreation Division at 303-486-5773. PG. 22

Day and Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 11 through August 8 Time: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Location: Silo Park, 9300 East Orchard Road Ages: 6 to 10 years old Fee: $20 per day (Fee includes all supplies, t-shirt and snack) Limit: 40 participants per day

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ART

CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER GALLERY HOURS Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER • 2349 EAST ORCHARD ROAD, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80121 • 303-797-1779

HARMONIKATS PERFORM Music is the universal language that speaks to everyone. The Greenwood Vlillage HarmoniKats, directed by Gilda Shapiro, entertain Clayton Elementary School children. The HarmoniKats study at the Curtis Art Center every Monday at 11 a.m. To join, you don’t have to know music, just bring a C note harmonica and have fun. It’s free.

A captive audience at Clayton Elementary School.

Gilda Shapiro, harmonica instructor

ARCHITECTURE: THE FIRST ART Architects design the space around us that we live in, which not only shape us but shape a city. It’s a challenging profession, which includes all the Mayor Ron Rakowsky with Greenwood elements of Village residents Architect Nancy Quayle, design, art and center, and Kim Tiepmin. construction. Today, challenges include new environmental conditions. But at the Curtis Center, architects take a holiday and create their own images on canvas or paper and join the artists’ world. The exhibit continues through July 12, with a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. on July 10.

Sarah Yoon, left, facilitator for “The Great City Aerial View of Greenwood Village.”

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events

RECREATION

Visit WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM and click on Quick Links for online registration.

SAVE THE DATE

SATURDAY, JULY 27, 2013 2-9:45 P.M. • VILLAGE GREENS PARK Tickets and Parking Passes Available at City Hall • July 8-25 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: Carnival rides, hands-on art, bungee trampolines, climbing wall, pre-school activities, inflatables, RC Cars, airplanes, helicopters, face painting, Fire Department, Police Department, and more… Ropes Course, Zip Line and Adult Art Food Available for Purchase from 4-9 p.m. Concerts and Fireworks: 6-7 p.m. Carte Noir • 8:15-9:15 p.m. Tunisia Directly Following: Fireworks Display Raindate: Concert and Fireworks • Sunday, July 28 Gate opens at 7 p.m. • Concert begins at 8:15 p.m. A special event for the residents of Greenwood Village • 303-486-5766

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BARK FOR ART Saturday, September 28 Westlands Park 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council proudly announces the 2nd annual fundraiser dog walk and art festivities. For more information call GVAHC member Deirdre at 303-263-9283. Thank you generous sponsors! Kuni Lexus of Greenwood Village City of Greenwood Village Hanna Design John Madden and The Madden Museum of Art

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Greenwood Village Newsletter June 2013

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