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We have waited and it is finally here. Please help us celebrate the grand opening of the new and improved Village Greens Park North on Saturday, April 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. You can enjoy our nearly 100 obstacle single track mountain bike trail and play our 18-hole disc golf course. It is the newest major park in Greenwood Village since the opening of Westlands Park in 2000. Village Greens Park North is a great reminder of how lucky we are to live and work in Greenwood Village. Hope to see you and your family at the grand opening!

Ron Rakowsky rrakowsky@ 303-486-5741


I am happy to report the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) approved a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Arapahoe and I-25 interchange improvements. This is a major project milestone that completes the study and allows the project to be eligible for funding and future construction. The next step in the process is final design of the full interchange improvements. Design will begin this summer and be finalized by the end of 2014. Construction of the project will begin when funding is identified. There will be phased construction to minimize inconvenience. Funding has been secured for a first phase which includes the Yosemite Street improvements. These improvements include a second northbound left turn lane on Yosemite Street at Arapahoe Road, a northbound right turn lane on Yosemite Street at the Yosemite Circle signalized intersection, and construction of a noise wall along the west side of Yosemite Street south of Arapahoe Road, and along the south side of Arapahoe Road west of Yosemite Street. These improvements are slated to begin at the end of 2014 or early 2015. In the interim, work continues to secure funding for all improvements to the interchange at Arapahoe Road and I-25. Greenwood Village, along with representatives of Arapahoe County, and the City of Centennial continue to seek assistance from federal legislators to support federal funding for improvements and reconstruction of this essential interchange. The Arapahoe Road/I-25 Interchange lies in the PG. 2

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Arapahoe Road and I-25 Interchange. midst of the southeast I-25 Corridor, which produces almost 30 percent of the state’s domestic product. Arapahoe Road is a critical east-west roadway link. Watch for more information on the final design of the entire project in a future Newsletter, visit or contact Tom Reiff, Transportation Planner II, at 303-486-5748 or

SMARTER MEDICAL DISPATCH COMING FOR SMFRA South Metro Fire Rescue Authority (SMFRA) is launching an enhanced Priority Medical Dispatch this Spring. When a citizen calls 9-1-1 (from an area that is served by SMFRA), the police or sheriff ’s 9-1-1 Center receiving the call will contact SMFRA. SMFRA units will respond with lights and sirens (Code 3) or without lights or sirens. If the SMFRA dispatcher determines that the call is not a lifethreatening emergency, they will dispatch a new service called Advanced Resource Medic (ARM). This Medic and a transport unit will respond to the call, but not Code 3 unless the call is upgraded to a life-threatening emergency. When firefighters and ambulances run with lights and sirens, there is a greater potential for an accident. By minimizing the number of times an emergency vehicle responds Code 3, the danger of a potential accident is reduced. The ARM will be staffed by an advanced practice paramedic and a nurse practitioner.






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Jerry Presley

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Denise Rose

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Marjorie and John Madden, Cynthia Madden-Leitner, and Mayor Ron Rakowsky at the Madden Museum of Art.

Since the 1960s, developer John Madden has built a legacy of high quality buildings across the country and in Greenwood Village which depicts his talent for balancing architecture, art and landscaping. As part of his approach to master planning and development, the inspiration for his buildings has come from John’s and his wife Marjorie’s love of the arts.

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“ Hermann Herzog, Making Hay While the Sun Shines,” John W. Madden Jr.’s newest addition to his collection.

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continued from page 3 March. This fabulous exhibit showcases the artwork collected by the Maddens during their 50 years of world travel, exploration, philanthropy and office building development. Curated by his daughter and Museum of Outdoor Arts Executive Director and co-founder Cynthia Madden-Leitner, the exhibit features work from notable Italian, Chinese and American artists as well as a featured collection of 19th Century Italian Macchiaioli paintings. There is no charge to visit The Madden Museum of Art to view this amazing private art collection. I strongly urge you to visit Madden’s unique and personal collection presented for the first time to the public in its entirety. You can learn more about the Madden Museum of Art at

GREENWOOD VILLAGE WELCOMES KAISER PERMANENTE The City Council, staff and myself are pleased to welcome Kaiser Permanente to the Village Center area. Kaiser’s plans are under way to operate a new customer contact center in 120,000 square feet of office space at 6560 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard. This address is not in Greenwood Village; however, it is directly adjacent and located in unincorporated Arapahoe County. Kaiser Permanente’s new location will add 500 new jobs to our local economy in the next three years. We are ecstatic that Kaiser Permanente chose the south area as their new location in the Denver metro area to grow and thrive. Today, Kaiser Permanente has 6,000 employees that work in Colorado and four million health plan members nationwide.

ANOTHER DROUGHT: WE NEED YOUR HELP Drought is a natural phenomenon that has occurred at varying intervals throughout history. No one can predict how long droughts will last or their severity. As citizens and local government representatives, we must be prepared to recognize drought conditions early and appropriately respond. Through water districts, Greenwood Village is served by Denver Water, their supplier. Accordingly, Denver Water’s new mandatory water restrictions effective April 1 as PG. 4

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Dillon Reservoir is Denver Water’s largest storage facility and holds nearly 40 percent of Denver Water summarized on page 14 of this Newsletter impact Greenwood Village. If we all follow the new water restrictions, our actions will help ensure the future of our water supply. Your Village is doing its part to conserve water. In addition to the water conservation practices in place prior to this year’s drought, we continue to identify and implement as appropriate a number of measures in the course of normal operations to reduce the Village’s water consumption. These measures are summarized on page 15 and may have some impact on the aesthetics and recreation of our community. We will make every effort to maintain the quality of our community while practicing responsible water use. We appreciate the cooperation of our residents and business community in this effort and trust that all of us will continue to do our part and conserve water, our most precious resource. GV

RAMBLE WITH RON Ramble with Ron will begin in May. Please watch for days and times on the website at and in the May Newsletter. If you have some ideas or suggestions about living or working in Greenwood Village that you would like to share with Mayor Ron Rakowsky, send him an email at or call the Mayor’s Office at 303-486-5745.



Visit WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM for more information Information is subject to change









2 Opera Colorado Arias & Ensemble 7 p.m. • Curtis



Youth Drawing 4 to 5:15 p.m. Curtis Center

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6 Tiny Art Studio City Council Study Session 6 p.m. • City Hall Meeting 7 p.m. CIP Public Hearing Adult Men’s, Coed Softball Begins






Renewing Your Skills With Rick Brogan And Kevin Weckbach Curtis

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All Colorado Winners Reception 5:30 p.m. • Curtis

P&Z Commission City Hall • 7 p.m.


11 Village Greens North Grand Opening Rain Date • 1 p.m.


Renewing Your Skills With Rick Brogan And Kevin Weckbach

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Youth Drawing 4 to 5:15 p.m. Curtis Center


19 American Cancer Society 5K Walk At Village Center

20 City Council Study Session 6 p.m. • City Hall



Public Works Day 9-11 a.m. Maintenance Facility Renewing Your Skills • Curtis

27 Memorial Day City Facilities Closed No Residential Trash Service Provided, Pickup One Day Later NO TRASH SERVICE




Youth Drawing 4 to 5:15 p.m. Curtis Center

BOAA 6:30 p.m. City Hall

P&Z Commission City Hall • 7 p.m.


23 Opera Colorado Arias & Ensembles City Council Chambers • 7 p.m.




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Tree planting at City Hall with Troop 457: Zach Upthegrove, Travis Valdez, Devin Ginn and Aaron Eydinov, Mayor Rakowsky and Councilmember Denise Rose.

Devon Buckels, South Platte River Urban Waters Partnership Coordinator, presents Greenwood Village with its 24th Tree City USA Award.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE CELEBRATED ARBOR DAY ON APRIL 1, 2013 Mayor Ron Rakowsky and members of Boy Scout Troop 457 celebrated Arbor Day with the replacement planting of two Pyramidal European Hornbeams at City Hall. Councilmembers Denise Rose and Tom Bishop assisted with the plantings. Please join the Village as we continue celebrating Arbor Day with a fishing derby at Tommy Davis Pond on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Free pancake breakfast tickets are available at City Hall for all residents. GV

Councilmember Tom Bishop and Troop 457 planting a pyramidal European Hornbeam at William McKinley Carson Park.





May 6, 2013 at 7 p.m. at City Hall

The following resident was appointed by the Greenwood Village City Council:

The City Council will be conducting a Public Hearing for citizens to provide comments and suggestions on needed improvements within the Village to be considered during the development of the 2014-2019 Capital Improvement Program. The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a program to plan the physical development and maintenance of the community’s infrastructure over the short- and longterm. The program includes: roads, drainage, transportation, parks, trails, and public use facilities. The public hearing will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 6060 South Quebec Street. For more information, please contact Derek Slack, City Engineer, at 303-708-6138.

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Elizabeth Kastendieck Arts and Humanities Council District 1 For more information on how to serve on a Village board or commission, please call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-486-5752.







Greenwood Village Mayor’s Show: Cherry Creek and Littleton Public Schools — The Right Choice Watch the Mayor’s Show as Mayor Ron Rakowsky visits with the leaders of two of the best school districts in the state — the Cherry Creek School District and Littleton Public Schools. Learn what makes both school districts successful, and why many parents choose both Cherry Creek and Littleton Public Schools as their preferred choice for their children’s K-12 education. Air Times: Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Learn about emergency services and information on fire prevention provided by South Metro Fire Rescue Authority. Air Times: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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

Archives of the Mayor’s Show and GV Kids, Ink!® can be seen at or on the Greenwood Village Channel on YouTube. Air Times: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

RTD FasTracks: An Inside Look 2012 This program gives an introspective look at how FasTracks is getting done through partnerships and innovation. Air Times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Jazz Cardio Strength Stretch A powerfully fun and effective workout that will lift your 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. Air Times: Monday-Sunday, 6 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Do you have a comment about programming on GVTV Channel 8? Please call Melissa Gallegos, Public Information Officer, at 303-486-5749. GV

NEW MAYOR’S SHOW PROGRAM — PREMIERES MAY 3 SENIOR LIFE: GROWING UP TOGETHER Seniors and caregivers will be confronted with challenges and difficult decisions that need to be made regarding their quality of life. On this edition of the Mayor’s Show, local experts will share their insights on topics critical to seniors — Medicare, transportation, recreation and assisted living facilities. Also see how some seniors in Greenwood Village are living and enjoying life to the fullest. It’s a program you and your loved ones do not want to miss.

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IMPORTANT TIPS YOU MAY NOT KNOW Greenwood Village provides trash collection services to residents of single family homes through Republic Services on a weekly basis. As part of the trash service, single family recycling is provided every other week on the same day as your regularly scheduled trash pickup. Here are some tips to help you sort through acceptable items for recycling: Clam Shell Plastics With Adhesive Labels Labels are accepted. However, clam shells are only recyclable if it has the recycle designation. Some clam shell containers are compostable, which is not recyclable.

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Cardboard With Tape Pull as much tape off as possible and flatten all cardboard. A little tape will not contaminate the cardboard. Metal Lids On Glass Jars If they are metal on the outside but plastic on the inside, this is a mixed product and not recyclable. Place them in the trash. Lemonade And Milk Cartons With Plastic Spouts The carton is recyclable but the hard plastic spouts are not. Remove the plastic spouts if possible. Plastic Plates Any plastic with no recycle designation is either compostable or trash. Please note that any disposable tableware whether paper or plastic with food contamination is trash and not recyclable. Steel And Aerosol Cans Recyclable, however, please make sure aerosol cans are completely empty.


Plastic Grocery Bags Plastic bags are not accepted as part of the Village’s recycling program as they get tangled in the sorting system. Many grocery stores accept grocery bags to recycle. Styrofoam This is not recyclable. Please throw in trash. Oil, Pesticide And Hazardous Material Bottles Please — no oil, pesticide, or hazardous material bottles. To dispose of your hazardous materials, residents may participate in the Village’s Residential Household Waste Collection Program by calling 1-800-449-7587. For more information on single family trash and recycling services in the Village or to receive a free, 95-gallon recycle container, please call Public Works at 303-708-6100. GV

PUBLIC MEETING ORCHARD ROAD WEST OF UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD LANE CONFIGURATION DISCUSSION April 18, 2013 at 6 p.m. at City Hall The Village will host a public meeting for citizens to provide comments on the proposed modification to the lane configuration on Orchard Road west of University Boulevard to one through lane in each direction and a two-way left turn lane in the median. The Village is working with the City of Centennial to reconstruct the roadway surface and potentially add a sidewalk to the south side of Orchard Road. Based on an initial design concept, the Village is seeking consensus from the surrounding neighborhoods on the initial design.

BELLEVIEW AND QUEBEC STREET IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED IN APRIL Improvements to the intersection of Belleview Avenue and Quebec Street will be completed in April. The project consists of widening the south leg of Quebec Street to accommodate an additional northbound lane and constructing a continuous raised median from Belleview Avenue to Progress Avenue. A new detached eight-foot sidewalk was constructed on the east side of Quebec Street that includes a tree lawn between the sidewalk and roadway. The median, sidewalk, landscaping and new driveway locations for the approved Kuni Lexus dealership was incorporated into the project design. Also, a pedestrian crosswalk was installed on the east leg of the intersection to improve pedestrian flow. Improvements to the intersection will add additional capacity and allow the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to remove the signal split phasing, reducing delays and improve the overall safety of the intersection. Finally, Quebec Street will be repaved from Belleview Avenue to Progress Place to improve the appearance and the ride quality of Quebec Street once the construction work is near completion. The total cost for design and construction of the Belleview Avenue and Quebec Street intersection project was $1,505,000. The Village received $1,053,000 in federal funding with the remainder of costs for the project being paid by the Village as a part of 2011 and 2012 Capital Improvement Program budgets. For more information, please call Jeremy Hanak, Public Works Manager of Traffic, at 303-708-6175. GV

For more information, please call Jeremy Hanak, Public Works Manager, at 303-708-6175 or email at

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MONDAY, JUNE 10FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013 The Greenwood Village Police Department will host its annual Summer Youth Academy for students between 14 and 18 years of age. The purpose of the Summer Youth Academy is to provide a variety of presentations on the operations of the Greenwood Village Police Department and to share experiences with the youth of the community. The Youth Academy will give young people a better understanding of police operations in their community through active participation, communication, and cooperation. The Greenwood Village Police Officers conducting the sessions share the unique opportunity to interact with youth and hear their perception of how the Police Department is serving their needs. There is no cost to attend. Residency is not required. Enrollment numbers are limited. The Youth Academy will cover a wide range of law enforcement topics including but not limited to: • Police Communications • Patrol Procedures

The Youth Academy gives young people an inside look at Police operations. • Traffic & D.U.I. Enforcement • Traffic Accident Investigation • Criminal Investigations / Crime Lab • Conflict Resolution • Witness/Observation Skills • Safe Driving Skills • Use of Force Issues The Youth Academy consists of five sessions beginning Monday, June 10, 2013. The sessions will be held each day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at City Hall in the Community Room. Some sessions will be held away from City Hall. Transportation to these locations

2013 BUDGET NOW ONLINE What is in your checking account? We will show you what is in ours. You can now view the Greenwood Village 2013 Operating and Capital Improvement Budget online at Simply click on Departments — Finance — 2013 Annual Operating Budget. View the Budget message from the Mayor and see the allocation of funding for the various departments, programs, and services. For more information, please call Shawn Cordsen, Finance Director, at 303-486-8290 or

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will be provided by the Police Department. Parents must arrange for transportation of their child to and from City Hall each day. The final session will be a luncheon for participants on Friday, June 14, 2013. Each attendee who completes the Youth Academy will receive a certificate of attendance. Participants must commit to attending all sessions offered in order to benefit from the Youth Academy program. Parents must complete and submit a waiver of liability and consent to participate forms prior to a student being allowed to attend. Applications to attend are available at Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 South Quebec Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, or online at on the Police Home Page under the Village News Flash section. For more information, please call the Village School Resource Officers, at 303-486-8209, or email at GV


PHOTO RED LIGHT SAFETY CAMERA REVIEW PROCESS HOW DOES IT WORK According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, redlight running is the leading cause of urban crashes, which injure more people than any other categorized crash. In 2011, there were 645 fatal red-light running crashes in the United States that killed 712 people. Resulting from this were more than $3.8 billion dollars in medical bills, property damage, emergency services, and eight other cost components identified by the Federal Highway Administration. The Village utilizes three methods to reduce traffic accidents: education, engineering, and enforcement such as increased visibility of police officers and photo red light cameras to change poor driving behaviors. In Greenwood Village, there are three photo red light safety systems at the intersections of Orchard Road and Quebec Street; Belleview Avenue and Quebec Street; and Yosemite Street and Arapahoe Road. The overall goal with photo red light in the Village is to decrease accidents, save lives, and ultimately make roadways safer. A Photo Red Light safety camera will only photograph those vehicles that enter the intersection after the light turns red. If a violation occurs, a photograph of the vehicle is captured prior to, during, and after the red light violation has been committed. A photograph of the violator’s license plate is identified and then verified it matches the make and model of the vehicle.

GOT DRUGS? NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY Saturday, April 27, 2013 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at City Hall On April 27, 2013, The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will coordinate a collaborative effort with the Greenwood Village Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from every household’s medicine cabinets. Collection activities will take place from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. at Greenwood Village City Hall parking lot, 6060 South Quebec Street. Police Officers will be available in the parking lot at City Hall so citizens can simply drive up and drop off their unused prescription drugs.

Photo red light systems in the Village have reduced the number of broadside and head-on crashes at intersections, reducing the severity of injuries. The event is initially reviewed by ATS processors who identify the registered owner or driver of the vehicle. Once ATS passes all internal quality checks, the violation is sent to the Greenwood Village Police Department for the final review and approval of a violation for a ticket. A designated police officer is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the violations that occur by reviewing the violations prior to notices being sent out. Violations are discarded when the Police Department determines the motorist to be in compliance. A video detailing the review process of every red-light running event captured by red-light cameras can be found on Search for American Traffic Solutions Violation Review Process. For questions concerning the Photo Red Light system in Greenwood Village, please call Commander Dustin Varney, Police Department, at 303-486-8266. Questions regarding photo red light violations may be directed to the Village Municipal Court at 303-773-6033. GV

The National Take-Back Day provides an opportunity for the public to surrender expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications for destruction. These drugs are a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety. Here are some guidelines for this oneday effort intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse. • The program is anonymous. • Controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter substances may be dropped off. • All solid dosage pharmaceutical products and liquids in consumer containers, with the exception of chemotherapy drugs, may be accepted.

• Liquid products, such as cough syrup, should remain sealed in their original container. • Prescription and over the counter solid dosage medications, e.g. tablets and capsules will be accepted. • Intravenous solutions, injectibles, and syringes/needles will not be accepted due to potential hazard posed by blood-borne pathogens. • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative but can be dropped off at the Police Department at any time for disposal. For more information, call the Police Department at 303-773-2525. GV

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environment The original Village Greens Park has manicured fields that provide opportunities for team sports.

Entrance to Village Greens North Park.

VILLAGE GREENS NORTH PARK AN ADVENTURE PARK In the late 1970s, Greenwood Village instituted a foundation for parks and open space. For the past four decades, the visions of leaders led to the development of 21 high quality parks, surrounded by majestic beauty and recreational opportunities for the community to enjoy. This month, the Village will celebrate the birth of another unique park – Village Greens North Park. “We have waited and it is finally here,” said Mayor Ron Rakowsky. “Village Greens North Park is a great reminder of how lucky we are to live and work in Greenwood Village.” Every park and open space area in Greenwood Village is unique and different; some with themes based on various uses of landscaping, structures and the natural environment. Village Greens North Park makes a special contribution to the quality of life in Greenwood Village with a balance of 90-acres of open space and areas of exciting and challenging nontraditional play. Village Greens North Park truly is a park for everyone — with adventure based recreational PG. 12

opportunities for Village residents of all skills and ability to use and enjoy! “The goal for the park was to preserve the natural character of the park while creating a special place to recreate and enjoy the natural beauty of the area,” said Jim Sanderson, City Manager. “In collaboration with the surrounding neighborhoods, the Village has created an adventure park that offers unique recreational opportunities to all Greenwood Village residents, including a disc golf course and mountain bike trail.” The Village began planning for further improvements to Village Greens North Park in 2009 with the development of a Master Plan to map out the park’s future design and amenities. Village Greens Park North offers Greenwood Village residents a non-traditional park experience and adheres to sustainable practices through the preservation of the natural character of the site. The park promotes water conservation through the use of native and dryland trees, shrubs and grasses with no irrigated bluegrass.

NEW PARK ENTRANCE The new entrance area serves as a welcoming area for the park including signs with rules and maps for both the disc golf course and mountain bike

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trail. Here you can learn more about how to safely use both park elements. The park entrance is at the north parking lot of Village Greens Park.

POND IMPROVEMENTS The pond improvements included enlarging the existing pond and increasing its storage capacity from 10,000 to 34,000 square feet of surface area. The water from this pond is used to irrigate the fields at Village Greens Park to the south. These improvements have made the pond an inviting amenity to the park as opposed to a restricted area.

MOUNTAIN BIKE SKILLS TRAIL The mountain bike trail is approximately 2.75 miles in length with nearly 100 obstacles scattered throughout. A beginner’s loop near the start of the mountain bike trail will provide an opportunity for younger kids to learn the skills of mountain biking and the hill and plain loops further out will provide challenges for all skill levels. Examples of these obstacles include switchbacks, water bars, log ladders, step up/downs, rock gardens, choke points, log rides, water crossings, and drop offs. The course was designed for all skill levels, from beginner to expert “black diamond.”


The fields at Village Greens Park are watered from this irrigation pond. There are bypass areas at the various obstacles in the event if you would prefer to pass that element. The various obstacles are built out of earthen materials such as boulders, rocks, tree logs, and dirt in an attempt to preserve the natural beauty of the park.

DISC GOLF COURSE The disc golf course consists of 18 holes and is designed to be a beginner to intermediate level course. Each tee pad has a sign indicating the distance of the hole, location of the basket and par for the hole. Native and dryland trees and shrubs are planned within the course to add challenge and interest for disc golfers. The disc golf course will be a recreational course and not suited for tournaments.

The new 18-hole disc golf course will add challenges for beginner to intermediate users.

PARK FUNDING The Village partnered with Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners, Arapahoe County Open Spaces and the Cherry Creek Basin Working Group to fund the construction of the park. Funding for the initial phases was paid for by the Village’s use of $504,417 in uncommitted Shareback Funds from the Arapahoe County Open Spaces Program. Additionally the Village received $230,000 from the Arapahoe County Board of County Commissioners, on behalf of the Cherry Creek Basin Working Group, to fund the mountain bike trail improvements. The total cost of design

and construction for these initial phases is $1,186,000. An official grand opening event for Village Greens Park is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 1-3 p.m. (with a rain date of May 11). The Grand Opening will include the official ribbon cutting, refreshments, give-aways, contests and a professional demonstration of one of the expert runs. For more information about Village Greens North Park or the upcoming Grand Opening Celebration, please contact Eric Ensey, Parks, Trails, and Recreation Analyst, at 303-486-5743 or via email at GV

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CITIZENS ASKED TO HELP SAVE 16 BILLION GALLONS OF WATER BY 2014 Despite recent snows in parts of Colorado, most of the state is in the second year of a severe drought that’s not getting better. The drought has led to low snowpack, above-average temperatures and low reservoir levels across the state since July 2011. As a result, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners declared a Stage 2 drought which means customers will have two assigned watering days a week beginning April 1. Residents and businesses receive their water from a number of water districts, all of which adheres to Denver Water’s watering guidelines. Mandatory watering restrictions mean residents and businesses may only water two days a week and must follow this schedule: • Single-family residential properties with even-numbered addresses: Sunday, Thursday • Single-family residential properties with odd-numbered addresses: Saturday, Wednesday • All other properties (multi-family, HOA, commercial, industrial, government): Tuesday, Friday In addition, citizens must follow these annual watering rules: • 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.

South Platte River is one of Denver Water’s primary water sources. • Do not water while it is raining or during high winds.

SPRING WATERING While April is a good time to set up and examine irrigation systems, they don’t need to be used yet. Postpone turning on sprinklers and automatic systems and hand-water sloped areas of the lawn or sections that are receiving full sunlight if they are dry. April is a cool month with some precipitation so it may not be necessary to water lawns two days a week. Denver Water will be enforcing its rules with a drought patrol. Customers who receive repeated watering notices will be subject to drought fines which start at $250 for a singlefamily residential customer. For more information on the mandatory water restrictions or for other conservation tips, please visit To report water waste, please call 303-893-2444. GV See Denver Water’s Drought Pricing Structure on Page 16.

CHECK OUT OUR UPDATED WEBSITE! Online Court Payments Now Available Online payments for some court offenses are now available online. Citizens have the convenience of paying their court obligations through a secure website, saving you a visit to the Greenwood Village Municipal Court. This service is available for any offense to which a plea bargain offer has been made through the mail. Visit or you can access the online court payment feature on our Website at, and look for the link under Popular Pages on the Village homepage. For more information, please call Municipal Court Services at 303-773-6033.


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GREENWOOD VILLAGE RESPONSE TO STAGE 2 DROUGHT CITIZENS WILL BE IMPACTED BY VILLAGE CONSERVATION EFFORTS In response to the Stage 2 Drought declared by Denver Water, the Village activated some conservation measures effective April 1. These efforts, in addition to the many strategies for water conservation already in place by the Village, will assist in reducing the Village’s water consumption to meet Denver Water’s mandatory water restrictions. The Village’s new water conservation measures will present challenges to maintain the appearance of the Village, minimize disruption to field use, and preserve the existing landscaping. The Village expects to use no more than 80 percent of the water use baseline established from annual consumption in 2010 and 2011.

ATHLETIC FIELDS Athletic Use • A 50 percent turf guideline will be used to determine whether to close a field or allow it to remain open in an effort to assure the safety and enjoyment of the users as well as protect the survivability of turf material in fields long term. • In the event the decline of a field is 50 percent or more, the field will be closed. Staff will make every attempt to accommodate displaced teams to another park. Rehabilitation for an athletic field is typically eight to 12 weeks.

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IRRIGATION SYSTEMS • The Village uses a computer controlled and centralized irrigation system. Adjustments will be made to frequency and zone times to reduce water use and to meet the 80 percent of baseline water use. Priority of water use will be on athletic fields to minimize the disruption to user groups.

SOD RESTORATION/REPLACEMENT • Due to the increased water needed for new sod, the Village will limit sod replacement to athletic fields. If sod in streetscapes and medians show significant decline, Xeriscape alternatives will be evaluated.


Athletic Field User Group Guidelines • No new user group permits are being issued and fields are closed for “drop-in use.” One scheduled practice is allowed each week per team. There is a limit on the number of teams on a field per hour to prevent overuse. Each team is to warm-up on the skinned dirt infields; limit their jogging to the asphalt paths and safe areas on the perimeter of the fields as well as wear non-cleated shoes during practice hours. When practicing on a soccer field, each team is required to rotate their practice area to avoid worn goal mouths and wear areas at the center of each playing field.

• The 2013 Tree Planting Program (new tree installations) will be delayed.


• This pond is fed by a tap and receives storm flows. The tap will be used only to provide water to the plant material in and around the pond for survivability.

Single Date Permit Use • Inflatable amusements are not allowed in parks. • Single date users will not be allowed to rent adjacent fields with their shelter/pavilion rentals.

EVENT MODIFICATIONS • Three Fun in the Sun “Wet ’N Wild Days” have been replaced with waterless themes. • The water park at Greenwood Village Day has been

WESTLANDS WATER PARK FEATURE • This feature will not be activated.

RUNNING FOX PARK POND • This decorative pond is fed by a water tap. The tap will not be used so a significant drop in the water level is expected.


WASHING OF IMPERVIOUS SURFACES • Street sweeping may be limited to once a month. For more information on park and field use, please call Cathy Pate, Recreation Manager, at 303-486-5766. Questions regarding irrigation and park maintenance, please call Laird Thornton, Public Works Manager, at 303-708-6155. GV APRIL 2013 |


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DROUGHT PRICING STRUCTURE PAY FOR WHAT YOU USE As part of the Stage 2 drought declaration by Denver Water, a drought pricing structure was implemented to encourage customers to use even less water. The amount you are charged for water will vary depending on how much water you use. The more you use, the more you pay. However, an additional drought price will be added per 1,000 gallons used, increasing as water consumption increases. The drought pricing will appear on bills beginning in June for water used in May. Please note: For single-family residential customers the first 6,000 gallons of monthly water use will not be subject to drought pricing. The following treated water consumption charges apply to all Inside City, Read and Bill, and Total Service customer classes. Customer type

Consumption (gallons)

Single-family residential Block 1 — essential use 0,000-6,000 Block 1 — above essential use 7,000-11,000 Block 2 12,000-30,000 Block 3 31,000-40,000 Block 4 Over 40,000 Duplex Block 1 — essential use 0-8,000 Block 1 — above essential use 9,000-15,000 Block 2 Over 15,000 Three-plex Block 1 — essential use 0-11,000 Block 1 — above essential use 12,000-21,000 Block 2 Over 21,000 Four-plex Block 1 — essential use 0-14,000 Block 1 — above essential use 15,000-27,000 Block 2 Over 27,000 Five-plex Block 1 — essential use 0-17,000 Block 1 — above essential use 18,000-33,000 Block 2 Over 33,000 All other (nonresidential) Winter All consumption Summer All consumption Irrigation-only (applies to irrigation-only taps) Winter All consumption Summer All consumption Master meter All consumption (wholesale treated water)

Additional Drought price (per 1,000 gal.) $0 30 cents 60 cents 90 cents $1.20 $0 30 cents 60 cents $0 30 cents 60 cents $0 30 cents 60 cents $0 30 cents 60 cents 30 cents 60 cents 30 cents $1.20 30 cents

Summer drought pricing begins June 1 through Oct. 31. Winter drought pricing begins Nov. 1 through March 31, 2014. For more information, please visit

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Silo Park Demonstration Garden

SOWING SEEDS AT SILO PARK Plans are under way at the Silo Park Demonstration Garden for geographical themed beds featuring more than 70 varieties of vegetables and herbs from different areas of the country and world. The garden will be planted to highlight many unique varieties of Asian, Italian/Mediterranean, Native American, Southern/ Cajun and Latino vegetables. In addition, there will again be a bed devoted to giant pumpkins. Many of the vegetable seeds are germinating indoors and will be transplanted as temperatures allow, with the remaining seeds being directly sown in the beds later this Spring. A newly constructed hoop house will protect young seedlings from frost and extend the growing season. It will also be used later to protect cool weather loving plants such as peas, broccoli, lettuce and spinach from the intense summer sunlight. CSU Extension Colorado Master GardenerSM Volunteers (CMG) will be found maintaining the garden beds at Silo Park on Tuesday mornings May through September. Furthering the community education mission of the CMG Program, these volunteers welcome questions you have about the Silo Park gardens or your home garden and landscape. For more information on growing vegetables, refer to the following Garden Notes from CSU Extension: Frost Protection & Extending the Growing Season: Vegetable Planting Guide: Vegetable Garden Hints: GV





SHELTER AND PAVILION RENTALS FREE FOR RESIDENTS Come play in our beautiful Village parks for your birthday or graduation party, anniversary or special occasion. Shelter and pavilion rentals are free for Village residents! A permit is required for groups larger than 30, but is also recommended for smaller groups to ensure pavilion availability on a certain date and time. A permit guarantees exclusive use of a pavilion for the time period specified on the permit. Parks are open from dawn to dusk. • Make sure to get a permit (required for groups of 30 or larger) to use a pavilion. Pavilions are available in four hour blocks (10 a.m.-2 p.m. or 4-8 p.m.) or an all day block (10 a.m.-8 p.m.) • A permit is not required for 3.2 beer in cans. Alcoholic beverages (beer greater than 3.2 percent, wine, champagne) are allowed in Village parks only when a Special Occasion Permit has been issued. Alcohol sold at a public event also requires a liquor license from the City Clerk, 303-486-5751. Special Occasion permits must be requested in person at the Parks, Trails and Recreation Department in City Hall and require a $100 refundable deposit. • Park your vehicles only in areas that are designated for park users. Do not park on private property. • All garbage must be bagged and put in or near a trash receptacle. • No open fires. Grills may be used where available.

Entrance to Westlands Park. • Pavilions must be left clean and in good condition. Failure to do so may result in additional charges or the loss of future permitting privileges.

Shelter/Field Permits Julie Liggett, Administrative Specialist, 303-486-5750 Email Your Request:

• As a courtesy to other pavilion users, please do not arrive at the shelter until the time specified on your permit. Vacate the pavilion immediately at the end time of your event so that other users can start their event on time. Also, make sure to leave the pavilion in a clean and orderly fashion for the next user.

Season Long/Tournaments Cathy Pate, Recreation Manager, 303-486-5766

• Pavilion permits are available through the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Department. A reservation is complete when it is signed by a department representative and a receipt (if applicable) is attached to the permit. Reservations and permits cannot be completed online. Questions General Information Parks, Trails, and Recreation Department, 303-486-5773

Reservations and permits may also be obtained in person by visiting the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Department, Greenwood Village City Hall, 6060 South Quebec Street, (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). There are no fees for residents (if all participants are residents) to reserve a pavilion or field at a Village park. There are fees for non-residents which vary based on number of participants and time requested for use. For a complete listing of Village parks, pavilions, and fields, please visit GV

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paying the employer portion of the Occupational Privilege Tax. A tax exemption certificate may be obtained from the City of Greenwood Village.

Members of the business community through the business taxes they pay play a major role in the Village’s ability to provide high quality services to the community. These services include police protection, street maintenance, snow removal, parks and trails, and community aesthetics. Creating a safe, attractive, clean and easily traveled Village is crucial in retaining businesses and attracting new businesses to the Village community.

When an employee otherwise subject to the Occupational Privilege Tax performs services for a single employer within the Village and one or more other cities which also levy an Occupational Privilege Tax, the tax shall be payable to the city in which the most hours were worked.

OCCUPATIONAL PRIVILEGE TAX The Occupational Privilege Tax (OPT) was instituted in Greenwood Village on January 1, 1980. The revenue from this tax is used exclusively for capital projects such as street improvements. An Occupational Privilege Tax License must be obtained by all businesses located within the Village. A one-time application fee of $10 is required at the time of licensing and annual renewal is not necessary. The tax consists of two portions, the employee portion and the employer portion. Both portions are $2 per month ($4 combined) and both apply when $250 or more is earned in a calendar month. The employer is responsible for reporting and remitting both portions of the tax. Owners, partners and officers who do not earn a minimum of $250 a month are only subject to the employer portion.

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EMPLOYEES WITH MORE THAN ONE VILLAGE EMPLOYER Employees with more than one Village employer during the same time period should only have their primary employer withhold and remit the tax.

EMPLOYEES PAID THROUGH A PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT ORGANIZATION (PEO) All businesses located within the Village must obtain an Occupational Privilege Tax license. At the time of licensing, please notify Taxpayer Services that your company uses a Professional Employment Organization. That information can be provided on the application or you may contact our offices at 303-486-8299.

WHEN TO FILE THE OPT RETURNS • Businesses with two or less employees may file on an annual basis. • Businesses with 10 or less employees may file on a quarterly basis.

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The revenue received from OPT taxes paid by the business community is used exclusively for capital projects such as street improvements. • Businesses with more than 10 employees must file on a monthly basis.

HOW TO REMIT The employer is responsible for reporting and remitting both portions of the tax. Tax payments accompanying monthly or quarterly returns should be mailed to: City of Greenwood Village, P.O. Box 4837, Greenwood Village, CO 80155-4837. Tax payments accompanying annual returns should be mailed to: City of Greenwood Village, 6060 South Quebec Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. Taxpayers are welcome to fax zero dollar tax returns to 303-486-5757.

TAX COUPON BOOKLETS Coupon booklets are provided to all licensed businesses to assist them in remitting taxes due to the Village. The coupon booklets are generally mailed in January of each year. You can obtain additional tax coupons, by fax or mail by contacting a member of Taxpayer Services at 303-486-8299. Blank forms are also available online at When using a blank form, please make sure to include the name of your business, tax account number and tax period(s) continued on page 22



GV CHAMBER DTC|GREENWOOD VILLAGE CHAMBER CELEBRATES TWO COMMUNITY EVENTS ST. PATRICK’S PARTY Thank you to our fabulous host and sponsor, Slattery’s Irish Pub, and all those who helped and attended, the fabulous party to kick-off the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Several hundred of our community’s closest friends and neighbors joined in, on a beautiful Spring day, as the Irish bands and dancers entertained, and the great food and beverages flowed.

DTC HEALTHCARE SYMPOSIUM Thank you to the Landmark Community and all the event sponsors for a wonderful day of health and learning. Make your plans now to join us at our next great event by visiting our new website: and clicking on the events tab.

ON THE CALENDAR: April 23 — Town Hall Luncheon at Del Frisco’s June 22 — Rolling Dreams Summer Festival July 25 — DTC|GV Chamber Annual Golf Tournament GV

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: E-mail us: 7600 Landmark Way, Suite 1615 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Phone: 303-290-9922 Fax: 303-962-4640


Photos courtesy of The Villager and Peter Jones

The U.S Post Office in Greenwood Village at 6855 S. Dayton Street has changed its business hours. The new hours as of March 30, 2013 will be Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, please call 303-792-0098.

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Finding fabulous and fun fashions for your next special event can be a chore. You will exclaim “Found it!!” when you shop at the Village’s own Paula’s Moms and Proms, gaining the confidence that you will feel and look fantastic at your next prom, wedding, black tie formal, or anything in-between. A most playful, pleasant, and positive adventure awaits you at Paula’s to find that perfect dress for any occasion. Whether you are planning an extravagant affair or a simple gathering, Paula’s Moms and Proms has fashionable, one-of-a-kind, and distinctive attire that will affordably meet your needs. In the early ’90s, Paula Mitchell began her family operated and owned business offering personal shopping for women’s career and business attire. By focusing on women who wished to “dress for success,” she quickly developed a niche in the boutique dress market, and continued to evolve in offering much more. The creation of a special look and a custom fit is what keeps her loyal clientele returning for every special occasion purchase. Over the last 25 years Paula’s Moms and Proms has become the “destination of choice” for sophisticated shoppers who desire unique “Red Carpet” fashion.

2500 East Orchard Road in Cherry Hills Marketplace Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 303-689-9593

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She and her daughter Hollie have developed a keen sense of what her customers want. “We encourage our customers to enjoy their shopping experience,” said Paula. With fun tunes from Madonna to

Katy Perry, Paula creates a relaxed experience without any pressure. It’s no surprise that frequently a mother of the bride shopping with her daughter may have divergent ideas of what clothing may work the best. “Generational differences such as these,” shared Hollie, “are easily accommodated when we adapt our strategy to listen to their separate needs and understand them both.” Paula has located her business in Greenwood Village primarily because she values the emphasis placed on the quality of life and vibrant demographics. Giving back to the community is vital to Paula’s business. Many community organizations throughout the Metro area have benefited from her generosity. Paula’s also participates in many of the high school prom fashion shows that support Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) and even did one show of their own in Parker, Colo., on February 22, for The Second Wind Fund to promote youth suicide awareness. Local high school girls promoted the sale of tickets for this event. The unique designers Paula selects from carry unique and fashionable designs not found in department stores. Paula’s never sells duplicates of the same dress, and with a meticulous tracking of events, guarantees that no event has more than one of the same outfit. Dresses from Paula’s have been purchased for the continued on page 21



NEW GV BUSINESS COACHING MSF Enterprises, Incorporated 9250 East Costilla Avenue, Suite 230 303-681-2701

CLEANING SERVICES Shine & Super Clean 5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 250-M 303-856-4147 COMPUTER FORENSIC ANALYSIS Computer Forensic Labs, Incorporated 5200 DTC Parkway, Suite 270 303-500-7200 CONSULTING SERVICES Alfinite 6041 South Syracuse Way, Suite 306 303-885-3408 DENTISTRY Nouvelle Dentistry 8000 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 15-E 303-770-8870 ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION MainNerve Federal Services, Incorporated 6530 South Yosemite, Suite 210 720-279-6704 ENGINEERING CONSULTING Merrick & Company 5790 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard 303-353-3549 FLOORING BROKER Affordable Flooring Warehouse 7355 East Orchard Road, Suite 150 720-473-6670

HOME BUILDER William Lyon Homes, Incorporated 8480 East Orchard Road 303-795-1976

RMC Mortgage Corporation 8200 East Maplewood Avenue, Suite 150 303-486-5100

SALON SERVICES DTC Nails 5425 Landmark Place, Suite 107-D 720-281-2860

INVESTMENT ADVISOR Front Range Property Partners Management Holdings, LLC 5251 DTC Parkway, Suite 1150 720-961-5490

OIL & GAS EXPLORATION Hawkwood Energy, LLC 8101 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 475 303-823-4175

SOLAR DEVELOPER Syndicated Solar, Incorporated 5613 DTC Parkway, Suite 200 303-770-4400

LEGAL SERVICES Underhill Law, P.C. 7350 East Progress Place, Suite 110 303-721-7112

PRIVATE PRESCHOOL Primrose School at the Denver Tech Center 8745 East Orchard Road, Suite 500 303-993-3665

MEDICAL SERVICES Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Incorporated 8400 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 600 303-886-5566 Low T Center 5425 Landmark Place, Suite D-105 720-445-5698 Occupational Medicine Consulting 7100 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 103 720-282-9777 ProNerve, LLC 7600 East Orchard Road, Suite 200-N 303-339-1499 MORTGAGE LENDING Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC 7400 East Orchard Road, Suite 2900-N 303-501-1400 Loan Tree Lending, LLC 7350 East Progress Place 303-376-6141

continued from page 20 Grammys, inauguration in Washington, D.C., military balls and local events as well. Dressy separates and cocktail dresses in addition to prom dresses make Paula’s the home of one of the largest selections in Colorado of evening wear. Whether a mother of the bride, prom teen, or “Encore Bride,” Paula and Hollie want their customers to feel confident about their buying decision. Paula likes to refer to the prom or teen formal shopping as a “Cinderella” experience. Her attention to detail makes teens feel like princesses at their

PRINTED MATERIALS SPXchange, LLC 7100 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 107 720-257-6920 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ConAm Colorado, Incorporated 7935 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 250-W 303-220-2520 REAL ESTATE Cherry Creek Realty Services, LLC 5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 250-G 303-818-8110 M & J Wilkow Properties, LLC 5680 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 145 303-740-9061 Triad Office Park Partners, LLC 5680 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 145 303-740-9061

proms. By offering on-site alterations, customers leave happily satisfied their selection is perfect. A perfectly designed and fitted dress and at an affordable price point of between $300 and $500 is what you can expect. Customers come from near and far to shop at Paula’s. Her reputation goes as far as a Google search engine will travel. She offers a wide variety of dresses in store and can accommodate sizes 2-36. Women love variety and many of the dresses can be ordered in dozens of colors in less than six weeks. For additional information locate Paula’s Moms and Proms website at

TAX SERVICES Blackfin IRS Solutions 6160 South Syracuse Way, Suite 100 303-909-1450

BUSINESSES UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING CONSULTING AECOM Technical Services, Incorporated 5445 DTC Parkway, Suite 600 303-271-2100 FAST FOOD Arby’s 6626 South Yosemite Court 303-792-9809 HOTEL Best Western (formerly Hampton Inn-Southeast) 9231 East Arapahoe Road 303-792-9999 ICE CREAM Dairy Queen 4650 South Yosemite Street 303-850-9151 LIQUOR STORE Pride Wine & Liquor 9676 East Arapahoe Road, Suite B 303-790-7362 or call 303-689-9593. Paula’s Moms and Proms is located at 2500 East Orchard Road in the Cherry Hills Marketplace at the southeast corner of University Boulevard and Orchard Road. They are open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Closed Sunday. With mention of this article during the month of April, receive 10 percent off of your dress purchase. If you wish to make a grand entrance at your next black tie event, or find a trendy print, classic style, or fashionable formal, look no further than Paula’s! GV

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VILLAGE CONTINUES TO REMOVE ‘NOXIOUS WEED’ TREES Russian Olive is designated as a “List B” species in the Colorado Noxious Weed Act and is required to be eradicated, contained or suppressed depending on the local infestations by the State of Colorado. Since 2008, the Village has removed 500 Russian Olive trees in the Marjorie Perry Nature Preserve. In 2012, the Village began to remove regrowth areas where Russian Olive trees had previously been removed. Today, a few Russian Olives remain in public areas of the Village. Removal of these remaining trees is done periodically and scheduled as a part of the Village’s annual tree planting program so that affected areas can be replaced with new tree plantings. The Russian Olive is a perennial tree that is native in Europe and Asia. The plant has olive-shaped fruits, silver color at first and then becoming yellow-red when mature. Russian olive can produce by seed or root suckers. Seeds can remain viable for up to three years and are capable of germinating in a broad range of soil types. The Russian Olive is detrimental to the environment. They grow in a variety of soils, but their preference is riparian zones and can be found along streams, fields, and open areas. Russian Olive competes with native vegetation, and interferes with natural plant succession. It is estimated that one-third of the native bird population have lost habitat due to the

Russian Olive forming a dense screen that prevents access by wildlife to riparian areas. In addition, the Russian Olive clogs streams and irrigation ditches, increasing the chances of flooding. The most effective combination of control efforts is cutting trees, followed by spraying with an approved herbicide in the winter months. Trees are cut with a hatchet or chainsaw, then immediately treated with an approved herbicide on the open wound. For more information, please visit and click on the Noxious Weed Management Program or call the Colorado Department of Agriculture at 303-239-4100. GV Information provided by Colorado Department of Agriculture

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that has not been reported to our office, please contact the Village’s Tax Staff at 303-486-8299. You are also welcome to notify us of any changes by fax at 303-486-5757 or by emailing

QUESTIONS AND ASSISTANCE It is the Village’s goal to provide the utmost service in helping taxpayers comply with the Village’s tax laws. A member of Greenwood Village

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Taxpayer Services is always available to answer your tax questions Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. either by calling our Tax Help Line at 303-486-8299 or visiting Greenwood Village City Hall at 6060 South Quebec Street. If you prefer more personalized assistance, we will have someone from our knowledgeable staff customize a class for your needs. These taxpayer education classes are available free of charge by calling 303-486-8299 to set up an appointment. GV






YOUTH ART MONTH It was a smash — parents, grandparents, students, aunts, uncles, siblings, friends — all came to celebrate the creativity of artwork on display at the Curtis Center. Forty schools, including K through high school, were represented. On March 6, more than 690 visitors from Littleton were amazed at the talents.

Erik Soderquist, 8th grade student at Shepherd of the Hills School, playing his electric piano.

On March 13, 919 Cherry Creek visitors came to honor the artists and their works.

That’s my kid!

GVAHC member Bert Buckman, GVAHC co-chair Adrienne Levy with Mary Rosenberg, Littleton High School art teacher.

ARTIST WORKSHOP A new workshop has been introduced at the Curtis Center. It’s all about renewing your art skills. This workshop is for intermediate and advanced students or those who just need a push! Artists Rick Brogan and Kevin Weckbach will guide you through composition, color relationships, critiques and other problems that may occur. This class is not material specific. Join these two artists for four weeks of fun and learning on May 7, 14, 21, and 28. Call 303-708-6110 for more information.

GVAHC member Dierdre Haney with PTR Director Debbie Belcik, Mayor Ron Rakowsky with Ms. Haney’s family. Chair GVAHC Jim Sidinger, GVAHC member Sam Emmanuel, Elizabeth Kastendieck, new GVAHC member with husband Cherry Creek Academy Choir directed Jon. by Lisa Wright.

Mayor Rakowsky with Art teacher Tammey Andersen from GVAHC member Bert Euclid Middle School. Buckman.

GIVING BACK! In 2006, April Holsteen received the $2,000 Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council’s Arapahoe Art Scholarship. April’s outstanding work was a piece of life size clay sculpture, as was her porfolio. At that time, April was a graduate of Grandview High School with plans to attend the University of Northern Colorado and major in the fine arts, including ceramics. The scholarship validated her talent and her confidence. Today, April teaches art at Liberty Middle School, and it was a pleasure to visit with her and reminisce about her accomplishments. The GVAHC announced its plans for their 2013 scholarships and have expanded their vision to two scholarships, one for $2,000 and another for $1,000. The deadline for applications and portfolios is April 30, 2013. Please call 303-708-6110 for details or check the Village website. APRIL 2013 |


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6060 South Quebec Street Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111-4591







FISHING DERBY Date: April 27 Time: 7-9:30 a.m. Location: Tommy Davis Pond, 9200 East Orchard Road Grab your fishin’ pole and tackle and head on down to Tommy Davis fishing hole. The pond is stocked with rainbow

trout just for your catchin’! Anyone over 16 years of age must obtain a license through the Department of Wildlife. Residents can pick up a breakfast ticket at City Hall from April 1-27. Tickets limited to the first 200 fisherpersons. Resident ID required. For details call Brian Sowder, 303-486-5765.

ADULT ART — SIX MONTH CLASS MEMBERS CELEBRATE SUCCESS The last day of the Six Month Art Class with Kevin Weckbach was spent painting and feasting. Members met at Kevin’s studio and finished paintings or started new ones. Then they went on Carolyn Niedringhaus’ house who hosted a sumptuous potluck feast that ended with a demonstration by Kevin Weckbach. Comments spoken, “more than I expected,” “a great teacher,” and “lessons learned.” The photos were taken by painter and photographer Bong Kim.

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