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On behalf of the City of Greenwood Village, we would like to wish you and your families a Happy New Year! As we begin 2012, the City Council will be planning a retreat to review policy positions related to a number of quality of life issues. The decisions made by the City Council during the retreat will chart a course for the Village in the years ahead. As always, we encourage your involvement and participation in neighborhood and Village-wide issues. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact your district City Council representative or me. You can find our contact information on page 3 of this Newsletter. We hope 2012 will be a healthy and prosperous year for your families and the Village.


After several months of meetings with staff of our Community Development Department, presentation before the Planning & Zoning Commission, and a final public hearing conducted by the City Council last month, I am happy to report that Restaurant Depot will be building their new location in Greenwood Village to be completed in late summer. Restaurant Depot is a food service supplier that caters to member-only restaurants and other organizations. This is a national company that we are proud to have as a member of our business community and trust that they will be a great neighbor to the Village. You can read more about the opening of Restaurant Depot on page 14 of this Newsletter.

rrakowsky@ 303-486-5741

VILLAGE INVOLVED IN ACTIVITIES AT THE COLORADO GENERAL ASSEMBLY The Colorado General Assembly will be back in session in January and we will be actively involved in proposed legislation focusing on local and regional issues. Through assistance from the Colorado Municipal League (CML), Assistant to the City Manager Ryan Gregory and I will keep a

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watchful eye on any new legislative efforts that could have a potential impact on operations or finances of the Village, local businesses, transportation, water quality, and any other quality of life issues. Most legislative sessions include proposed laws which could have a negative impact on our local government authority. When necessary, the Council will work with other municipalities through CML to defeat these types of proposed legislation. You can learn more about the legislative process and how a bill becomes a law on pages 16-17 of this Newsletter.

THE LANDMARK SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION TO BENEFIT THE CHILDREN OF VILLAGE EMPLOYEES After a year of planning, I am pleased to announce the formation of the Greenwood Village Landmark Scholarship Foundation. The Landmark Scholarship Foundation will provide scholarships to children of city employees for continuing education at a Colorado college. Their first grants will be awarded in 2012. As many of you will agree, our country prospers when all Americans have access to the opportunities a college education can afford. Programs such as The Landmark Scholarship Fund will help the children of our employees gain access to necessary grant funding that may not be otherwise available to continue their education. This program will benefit future generations and bring added value to our current workforce. For more information or if you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation to the Greenwood Village Landmark Scholarship Foundation, please visit Funds for scholarships will be raised through various community events, grants, and donations from residents and local businesses. GV

RAMBLE WITH RON Due to the change in weather, Ramble with Ron is postponed until spring 2012. To contact Mayor Rakowsky directly, please call the Mayor’s Office at 303-486-5745.






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



Jerry Presley

Jeff Roemer

Gary Kramer

Tom Bishop

jpresley@ 303-804-4138

jroemer@ 303-804-4136

gkramer@ 303-804-4133

tbishop@ 303-804-4131

Denise Rose

Leslie Schluter

Bette Todd

T.J. Gordon

drose@ 303-804-4137

lschluter@ 303-804-4135

btodd@ 303-804-4134

tgordon@ 303-804-4132

TREE RECYCLING Through January 13, residents may place their trees curbside on their scheduled trash service day and Village crews will collect them to use as mulch. Please make sure your trees are separated from your household trash and all decorations are removed. Residents may also deliver trees to Village Greens Park located at Dayton Street and Union Avenue anytime after Christmas through January 22. For more information, contact Public Works at 303-708-6100.

NEW PARKS, TRAILS AND OPEN SPACE MAP AVAILABLE JANUARY 2 The Village has released a new Parks, Trails and Open Space Map for citizens to use. The revised map will identify all of the Village’s parks and open spaces as well as all public trails throughout the community. Users will also be able to view parks and trails of adjacent jurisdictions and learn how to access them from the Village. The new Greenwood Village Parks, Trails, and Open Space Map will be available on January 2, 2012, at the Parks, Trails and Recreation counter at City Hall.

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16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day City Hall Closed

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22 Quang Ho Painting Workshop 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Curtis Center

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24 Still Life Youth Painting 4:15-5:30 p.m. Curtis Center

19 Cookies N’ Craft Frosty The Snowman 4:15-5 p.m. Curtis Center

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21 Quang Ho Painting Workshop 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Curtis Center

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6 City Council Study Session 6 p.m. • City Hall Meeting 7 p.m.

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8 Adult Men’s Basketball WMS • 6-9 p.m.


9 Cookies N’ Craft Be Mine! 4:15-5 p.m. Curtis Center

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13 Youth Triple Play Soccer CMU 6:30-7:15 p.m.


20 Presidents’ Day City Hall Closed

14 PTR Commission City Hall • 7 p.m.

21 P&Z Commission City Hall • 7 p.m.

15 Adult Men’s Basketball WMS • 6-9 p.m.

16 GVAHC Meeting 6:30 p.m. • Curtis

22 Adult Men’s Basketball WMS • 6-9 p.m.

23 BOAA Meeting City Hall 6:30 p.m.



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27 Youth Triple Play Soccer CMU 6:30-7:15 p.m.

28 PTR Commission City Hall • 7 p.m.

29 Adult Men’s Basketball WMS • 6-9 p.m.

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SCHLUTER BRINGS STRONG WORK ETHIC FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE TO CITY COUNCIL District 2 Council Member Leslie Schluter took her oath of office on November 21. Although this will be her first term as an elected official, Schluter brings a strong work ethic for community service and volunteerism. Schluter’s service began in the late 1990s when she lived in unincorporated Arapahoe County and first got wind of a proposal to bring commercial airlines to Centennial Airport. Schluter entered the citizen effort to stop threats of scheduled passenger service at the airport and became a representative of her homeowners association to the airport’s citizens advisory committee. She helped found United Citizens of Arapahoe Neighborhoods (UCAN), a homeowner organization dedicated to

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Drew, Leslie, Connor, and Kenzie protecting the airport for general aviation relief without scheduled airlines, and then became its first president. It was during this time that she established linkages with UCAN’s new partner, the City of Greenwood Village, and developed great appreciation for the city’s dedication to protecting residential quality of life. “Greenwood Village became a valued partner in our efforts to protect against Centennial Airport becoming a facility for commercial airlines,” said Schluter. “I was impressed with the intelligent and informed leadership that was at the helm of Village government. The Village’s entry into this effort was key to success in obtaining an enduring solution through federal legislation.” In 1999, Schluter and her husband Drew moved to Greenwood Village and made their home in Greenwood Hills with their two children, Kenzie and Connor. “We moved into Greenwood Village because of its dedication to protecting the residential quality of life,” added Schluter. “We have a beautiful community with high values because of the multitude of efforts by the city to provide an excellent living environment.”

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An attorney in civil practice and owner of a Greenwood Village-based law firm, Schluter has continued to serve her community in various capacities before she was elected to the City Council. She served seven years on the Village’s Board of Adjustments & Appeals, the last two years as vice chair, and was then appointed to the Planning & Zoning Commission. During her tenure on these two boards, Schluter gained an appreciation for the Village’s goals related to development and redevelopment projects, and shares the same vision in her new role as a city council member. “The Village has done an excellent job of creating a high end business and residential environment and balancing the interests of both,” Schluter said. “I will continue to protect the city’s vision and work that has been done so far as we continue development of our Village Center and address redevelopment issues in our commercial areas. I also see it as important to be watchful concerning development on our borders. We have no zoning control outside our borders continued on page 9


continued from page 8 but we can try to influence high quality development through communications and relationships with our neighbors.” The 2011 Greenwood Village Municipal Election was not an easy race for Schluter in District 2 as four candidates vied for two seats. Her decision to run for City Council wasn’t made overnight; it was a decision she made with encouragement and support from others after years of volunteer work for the city and relevant experience drawn from her career in law. “I didn’t wake up one day and decide to run for City Council,” said Schluter. “It’s a commitment you make after a considerable amount of time participating in your community and assisting where you can to make the city a better place. I was asked and supported by others in agreeing to run, and this was the time when I could do it.”

I-25 INTERCHANGES ENHANCED WITH VILLAGE IDENTITY Greenwood Village is nearing completion of the upgrades to the I-25 interchanges with a unique architectural enhancement to identify the entrances into Greenwood Village from I-25. The interchange entrances at Belleview Avenue and Orchard and Arapahoe Roads are being upgraded with a high quality faux rock finish followed by an antigraffiti coating to the landscape walls. The work involves artistic painting over pre-cast stamped concrete walls at the four corners of each of the intersections in a method to simulate natural flagstone that has become a standard look throughout Greenwood Village. The upgraded walls established a new benchmark in faux staining quality throughout the Denver metro area. The work to upgrade the walls is part of the Village’s overall leadership to enhance the architectural theme of all the light rail stations south of Belleview Avenue to better compliment the business parks serviced by these stations. For more information, please call John Wannigman, Public Works Manager, at 303-708-6100.

Schluter has attended two City Council meetings since her election, and some of her first business has been to join in voting to adopt an ordinance exempting school fundraising from city sales tax and the Final Development Plan for Restaurant Depot (the site of the former Country Dinner Playhouse). Schluter has no immediate initiatives she plans to pursue at this time, but sees value in staying the course. “I have no personal agenda,” added Schluter. “I am here to protect and continue the policies set by previous City Councils. I hope to continue protections of the safety and quality of neighborhoods and our city’s exceptional visual beauty. I support keeping our business community vibrant and our fiscal situation strong so that residents and businesses continue to enjoy the services and benefits they receive today. This is what makes Greenwood Village an exceptional place in which to live and work.” District 2 Councilmember Leslie Schluter can be reached by calling 303-804-4135 or e-mail at GV



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2011 PAVEMENT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IMPROVES ROADWAYS The annual Village Pavement Management Program for 2011 extended the life of approximately 33 of the Village’s total 220 network lane miles. The maintenance treatments ranged from a light application of rejuvenator seal to full depth pavement reconstruction. With pavement material costs on the rise and tighter budgets a reality, it is essential that early, cost effective applications, known as preservation treatments, be employed to extend the life of the pavement in the most cost effective manner. The appropriate strategy selected for each street is determined based on a number of factors including: traffic volumes, the remaining structural life of the pavement, and types and severity of the distresses present. The goal is to apply the right treatment, to the right road at the right time.

2011 PRESERVATION TREATMENTS One preservation treatment that was expanded in 2011 was the use of a rejuvenator seal coat. This low cost treatment option is for pavements that are still in good shape with minimal distresses or cracking. The first mode of failure in most pavement is caused by environmental exposure which

Cherry Creek Village South street with freshly placed rejuvenator seal coat. Another preservation treatment that was employed is known as a slurry seal. This thin, cost effective treatment is performed on streets that only have low severity cracking. Ahead of the slurry seal application, crack sealing and minor patching is performed to

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leads to oxidation and hardening of the asphalt binder. A rejuvenator seal counteracts this oxidation process by chemically restoring the properties of the asphalt binder in the top of pavement, thereby delaying the cracking that leads to further pavement degradation. The Village applied rejuvenator seal to 15 lane miles of pavement that were suitable candidates for this treatment.

Same street one hour after rejuvenator product has penetrated into asphalt.

repair and seal these localized areas. The slurry seal application then serves to cover all of these repairs as well as to seal the pavement from moisture and oxidation. As the application is a thin flexible layer, underlying cracks will reflect through the material to the

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surface, however as these cracks were sealed ahead of time the overall goal of sealing the pavement is achieved. Slurry seal was applied throughout the nine lane miles of pavement in the Sundance Hills subdivision.


Sundance Hills street crack sealed and patched. The Village improved upon a more traditional treatment, known as a thin mix overlay by employing an innovative strategies to improve the quality and address typical limitations of these methods. With the thin hot

Same street after slurry seal. mix overlays used in both a residential and arterial application, post overlay relief joints were cut into the pavement (and then sealed) to control the location that the pavement would crack. By using this innovative

strategy, the goal is to prevent existing cracks in the underlying pavement structure from reflecting to the surface which would allow moisture to penetrate intto an already weakened localized sub grade.

For Orchard Hills, Filing 5 Subdivision, the streets were in such poor condition that reconstruction of the pavement was required. For most of the streets a cost effective method developed by the Village known as a half depth reconstruct was employed, where over 50 percent of the pavement was removed to ensure the new asphalt placed would structurally

control the pavement section thereby retarding any existing cracks from propagating to the surface. Other pavement sections that were too weak required full removal and treatment of the sub grade. As this is the most expensive rehabilitation strategy, delaying this inevitable repair through preservation and maintenance strategies is desirable.

Subgrade in Orchard Hills being scarified for repair and strengthening.

First lift of pavement after subgrade repair.

For more information, please contact John Wannigman, Public Works Roads Manager, at 303 708-6139 or e-mail GV

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WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES (CITY EXPENDITURES) Every year City Council works with Village staff through an extensive process to determine how Village resources should be allocated. These decisions are made under the premise that the Village will continue to provide high quality services in an efficient, cost-effective manner. The Village is known for its high level of police service, the quality of our roadways, our top-notch parks, and beautiful landscapes. These services play an important role in making the Village such a special place to live and do business. This expenditure “tree” provides an overview of how Village resources are allocated to provide these services to our community. This graph represents all operating expenditures based on the 2012 original budget. Budget numbers are presented in thousands. All administrative costs, such as human resources, Internet technology and legal are included within the figures shown to represent the total cost of providing the service.


% of contribution to 2012 Budget

Taxes Sales Tax

50.70 %

Other Taxes (specific ownership, audit and enforcement, penalties and interest, etc.)

5.93 %

Property Tax — Commercial

4.17 %

Use Tax (building materials and general)

6.90 %

Occupational Privilege Tax

4.77 %

Franchise Tax (cable and electricity)

4.49 %

Property Tax — Residential

2.24 %

Accommodations Tax (hotel lodging)

2.69 %

Licenses and Permits (liquor, contractor, building permits, street cut permits, animal licenses, etc.)

1.54 %

State Collected (highway users tax, state tobacco tax, county road and bridge, cultural facilities grant, etc.)

4.00 %

Customer Paid Fees (court costs, planning and zoning fees, recreation and art fees, etc.)

2.10 %

Other Revenue (court fines, interest on investments, state lottery funds, Arapahoe County open space funds, etc.)

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10.47 %

The Village’s total operating budget for 2012, as approved by the City Council in November 2011 is $29,791,989. If you have any questions regarding the information provided in this article/graphic, please contact Ryan Gregory, Assistant to the City Manager, at 303-486-5746.



WHERE THE MONEY COMES FROM (CITY REVENUES) Village residents have long enjoyed high levels of service, be it the exceptional response to snowstorms by plowing our streets to our police response times. The Village is able to provide this high level of service primarily due to the large business presence in the Village. These businesses pay property tax, occupational privilege tax, and they remit the

sales and accommodations we all pay when we go out to dinner or buy that new outfit. In total, these taxes equate to a conservative estimate of $27 million in 2012 (at least 82 percent of the Village’s total projected annual 2012 revenue.) Remember to support your local businesses by patronizing them whenever possible. The Village’s Web site,, provides access to a business directory organized by business category. GV

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RESTAURANT DEPOT OF GREENWOOD VILLAGE COMING IN 2012 The site of the former Country Dinner Playhouse on South Clinton Street in Greenwood Village will be the future home of Restaurant Depot (RD). In December 2011, the City Council approved the Final Development Plan for RD. RD is a wholesale operation, not open to the general public, that will serve restaurants, non-profit organizations, and many other restaurant type business owners. The company currently operates nearly 100 RD locations in 29 different states. Their Greenwood Village location will add 60 new jobs to the Village economy when it opens in the summer of 2012. “We are pleased to welcome Restaurant Depot to Greenwood Village,” said Mayor Ron Rakowsky. “This development will enhance the area along Clinton Street and conveniently serve many of our fine restaurants in our community.” Restaurant Depot of Greenwood Village will be a 55,400 square foot facility located on 6.54 acres comprised of products that range from PG. 14

dry groceries, perishables (produce, meat, and fish), fresh and frozen foods, paper and plastics, equipment and supplies. The building design provides a variety of architectural elements integrated to provide visual interest that will be consistent with the identity and character of Greenwood Village. Landscaping and screening will be installed around the full perimeter of the site including the parking areas to prevent adverse impacts on neighboring properties. Building signage and site lighting will be controlled by an energy management system to reduce energy and keep the lighting within the site in order to reduce impacts to adjacent properties. “We really wanted to be in Greenwood Village so the overall design of our development screams the quality of Greenwood Village,” said Stephanie Mallory, Construction Manager of Restaurant Depot. “One of the features of our building is the 24,386 square foot canopy that will make customer loading an improved experience as they will not have to load their items in the rain, sleet or snow.” As a part of the Final Development Plan, City Council approval included an amendment to the 1987 Annexation Master Development Plan for the area to increase the allowable

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height of RD’s building from 25 to 46 feet. Modifications were also allowed for an increase in signage height and placement. Truck deliveries and routes are limited and restricted to certain hours of the day to help reduce the impacts to traffic and neighboring businesses, including the hotels along Arapahoe Road and Clinton Street. “Restaurant Depot and the Village worked closely to bring a development that RD and the Village would both be proud of,” added Mayor Rakowsky. “We appreciated RD’s willingness to work with the Village so that their building would blend with our existing businesses in the Arapahoe Commercial District.” Restaurant Depot will be open seven days a week to serve their customers. The opening of the Greenwood Village location is a part of RD’s expansion and growth of building 10 stores a year across the country. GV


POLICE DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES STRATEGY TO REDUCE CRIME STRATEGIC INTELLIGENCE DEPLOYMENT ACCOUNTABILITY PLAN Greenwood Village is a safe place to live and work because of the proactive efforts of its Police Department to ensure citizens are safe. In an effort to reduce crime and deter opportunities for criminals to conduct crime in the Village, the Village Police Department initiated the Strategic Intelligence Deployment Accountability Plan (SIDAP). “SIDAP guides our Police Department to place resources in the right place and at the right time,” said Chief of Police John Jackson. “Our primary focus is to focus on crime data to drive our police operations. We have had some great success stories as a result of our efforts.” As a part of the SIDAP program, officers are using more crime analysis as a means to deploy resources to address crime and traffic issues. Police Department supervisors meet monthly to discuss increases and decreases in crime and

ENFORCEMENT OF OVERWEIGHT TRUCKS MAKES HIGHWAYS SAFER FOR MOTORISTS As a result of the Police Department’s efforts to enhance the safety of the community, many commercial trucks are being removed from Village roadways due to weight and truck route violations. “We are taking a proactive approach to find these violations in order to make our roads safer,” said Chief of Police John Jackson. “Enforcing overweight trucks and truck route violations help reduce damage to Village roadways and promote safer driving conditions for motorists.” The Police Department, in coordination with the Colorado Port Authority and the Colorado State Patrol, has been enforcing drivers with overweight trucks and educating truck route violators in Greenwood Village. When a patrol officer identifies a violator through a traffic stop, the driver is escorted to a portable weigh

traffic complaints in the Village. Data is reviewed to identify when and where problems are occurring in Greenwood Village and the group works to establish a tactical plan for resolution. “SIDAP brings everyone in the Police Department together to discuss and share information that is vital to resolving crime,” added Chief Jackson. During the SIDAP meetings, supervisors can discuss what their teams have been doing in a certain location to reduce crime. Because of SIDAP meetings, the department has already seen a reduction in crime and traffic accidents in many locations. SIDAP allows the department to see what impact the deployments have on the issue and determine whether or a new strategy is required. “In November, officers adjusted patrol patterns to address neighborhood problems identified through the SIDAP process,” said Chief Jackson. “Vehicle break-ins were occurring in the Sundance Hills neighborhood, and officers increased their patrols and the break-ins have stopped.” For more information, please call Chief John Jackson at 303-486-8248. GV

station set up at location in the Village. Certified agents with the Colorado Port Authority then weigh the vehicles and complete an operable inspection which will deem the vehicle either safe or unsafe to travel the roadway. If deemed unsafe, the vehicle is taken out of service and parked in a nearby parking lot until the driver makes the vehicle safe to drive. “According to research it has shown that one overweight truck can cause the same amount of damage to the roadway as 9,600 passenger cars,” added Sergeant Dustin Varney. “Our Police Department has had a great deal of success with enforcing these violators.” As a part of the Police Department’s initiative to remove unsafe commercial trucks from the roadways, the Village updated its fine schedule to be in line with the State’s fine schedule for offenses, and has established a schedule of enforcement days on a monthly basis. The enforcement days help educate truck drivers on the need to be compliant with weight limit restrictions, vehicle operating equipment inspections and truck routes in the Village. Both I-25 and Village roadways are monitored for

violators, including special focus on areas where the Police Department receives chronic complaints. For more information, please call Sergeant Dustin Varney at 303-486-8266. GV

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There are a few steps of the legislative process that a bill must go through before it is enacted into law. The Colorado Constitution places the power to make laws with the state legislature, the Colorado General Assembly. The power to make laws is exercised through the process of the legislature adopting bills. GV

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A frame is an essential way to display your artwork. Virtually anything you want to preserve or display can be framed. “If it is important to you, it is important to us,” explains Rand Reed, president and owner of FASTFRAME of Greenwood Village, located in The Orchards shopping center. Rand has been in the art industry for over 40 years and believes every piece of artwork deserves special recognition. FASTFRAME believes the proper frame is a window through which we observe the artist’s vision. Framing also provides protection for your artwork, keeping it safe from physical and environmental damage. Visit Rand at the FASTFRAME store in the Village to set your paintings or prints apart and experience their full beauty. Rand chose to locate his business in Greenwood Village because he admires the tremendous appreciation the Village has for artwork in the community. “I believe it is important to encourage artwork for all ages,” stated Rand enthusiastically “and I am pleased to see Greenwood Village offer art programs at the Curtis Arts & Humanities Center.” Rand explained how he supports community involvement in art projects and participates in the annual FASTFRAME Art Contest for Kids. The theme for 2012 is “My Favorite Activity” and the Village store is accepting submissions for this contest during the month of March 2012. Rand also supports programs at The Madden Museum of Art, which is also a FASTFRAME client. Rand expressed that “delighting the customer and making contributions to local art projects is a primary way to give back to the community and to keep it thriving.” PG. 18

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FASTFRAME offers both commercial and residential custom framing and design services. Whether you are seeking a classical ornate look, a modern sleek style, or something in between, a wide variety of mats, frames, and glass are stocked and available. FASTFRAME will work with you to create a design that complements your art. All work is done on the premises and is backed by the FASTFRAME guarantee that includes a 30-day guarantee on design and a lifetime guarantee on craftsmanship. If you don’t love the look of your finished framed artwork, they will re-craft or redesign your piece at no additional charge. FASTFRAME offers in-home or in-office design consultation, custom mounting and framing, as well as free pickup, delivery, and installation. FASTFRAME has the equipment and trained staff to complete any order, usually within two to seven days. You can trust FASTFRAME with your most fragile family photos or a favorite piece of precious art. With a diverse breadth of experience in designing and framing, Rand fully appreciates any job and takes pride in the many pieces of art he has framed. Offering personal and friendly service, they frequently go out to homes to deliver, pick up, and consult on framing designs that can complement any home décor. At FASTFRAME, they know many repeat customers by first name and they pride themselves in always giving special attention to every customer.

Some of Rand’s more unique framed work, along with an extensive collection that includes sports memorabilia, fine art and heirlooms, can be viewed in the shop. “I believe it is important to protect and display family treasures for future generations to appreciate,” stated Rand Reed. For this reason, preservation is one of his primary focuses. FASTFRAME utilizes an exclusive Preservation Plus treatment to protect artwork. All Preservation Plus framing is completed on the premises using materials and techniques that meet or exceed The Library of Congress standards for preservation. To ensure your artwork remains preserved, they encourage you to bring it in for free periodic inspections. FASTFRAME is conveniently located at 5944 South Holly Street and is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Simply stop by the shop in The Orchards shopping center to obtain some great ideas that will highlight those precious items you wish to recognize. Take a moment to look at Rand’s “idea wall” for framing inspiration and browse the exclusive selection of original artwork and limited edition prints. Mention this article to receive 20% off the entire order in the month of January. For additional information, call 303-220-9071 or visit their Web site at GV



GV CHAMBER ALL THE BEST IN 2012! The Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce hopes you and your family had a wonderful Holiday Season, and that your new year is filled with promise and prosperity. We are happy to report that the Chamber has reached its highest membership level ever, and is looking forward to 2012 with great anticipation. We hope you will consider joining us in our efforts, and help support this vital resource center that serves our community’s business and professional needs.

3 PILLARS – 3 WAYS In order to provide relevant support and services that people need today, and to continue to build for tomorrow, the Chamber is divided into three areas of focus: • Greenwood Village Chamber Business and Referral Forums • Greenwood Village Young Professionals • Greenwood Village Chamber Community Outreach Chamber One Business and Referral Forums are designed to bring business experts and leaders together on a prescheduled basis, that can help you with individual support and resources that cover every area of your business from capital, to human resources, to technology, real estate and, of course, new business customer development. There is also a forum dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurship and start-ups, and their unique needs. Look for us in 2012 to expand this area into a new breakfast series of roundtable discussions. Young Professionals represent our future. This is an energetic, creative, and inspirational group of people in our community that brings solutions to old problems and new opportunities alike. They are

experienced and engaged and bring vitality to our vision and our efforts. The Chamber supports them by providing individual support through tutoring, mentoring, coaching, and career guidance. YPs host monthly Lunch-and-Learns that bring notable and distinguished Senior Executives from the business community into a roundtable discussion on business and career topics that both over and under 40s can relate to. If you are over or under 40, consider checking this group out. You won’t be disappointed! Community Outreach is our way of giving back. You will notice in 2012 that many of our business-after-hours functions are community focused and involve not-for-profit organizations that deserve our recognition and support. In addition to meeting others in the community with whom you can build long-lasting relationships at these events, you will learn what is going on behind the scenes by organizations that help others in unique and valuable ways. We believe our service and value to the community means that every individual should have the opportunity to benefit from their Chamber involvement professionally, personally, and corporately. When your personal passion, skills, and experience are combined into one setting, in which we both give and receive, value is created and opportunities are realized.

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

As you look to the year ahead, and the ways in which these resources and experiences and relationships could benefit you and your organization, and how your unique contribution could make a difference in someone’s life or business, would you consider joining us in these efforts? If you would like more information please contact John Herbers, CEO, Greenwood Village Chamber, at, or call him anytime at 303-475-6300. GV JANUARY 2012 |


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NEW GV ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE Everything Nautical 7350 East Progress Place, Suite 100 303-481-6306

ESTATE PLANNING Jeffrey R. Young & Associates 6143 South Willow Drive, Suite 103 303-225-0328

ITALIAN CUISINE The Wooden Table 2500 East Orchard Road, Suite C 303-730-2152

RECREATION-YOUTH Cherry Creek Youth Sports 6635 South Dayton Street, Suite 100 303-662-1644

Hemphill Trucking, Incorporated 6143 South Willow Drive, Suite 320 303-770-6511

FINANCIAL PLANNING Douglass, Incorporated 6200 South Syracuse Way, Suite 125 303-525-2639

LEGAL SERVICES Jones Law Firm 5690 DTC Boulevard, Suite 230-E 303-799-8155

SKIN CARE Sontuosa, LLC 7939 East Arapahoe Road, Suite 250 303-944-4795

AMERICAN CUISINE Five Guys Burgers and Fries 8547 East Arapahoe Road, Suite A 303-714-5555

FA Services 5655 South Yosemite Street, Suite 450 303-751-8859

Joseph L. Coppola, PC 7400 East Crestline Circle, Suite 232 303-773-1442- x 248

AUTOMOTIVE DETAILING/ CAR WASHING Signature Car Wash & Detail, Incorporated 5801 South Quebec Street 303-344-9274

FRANCHISE SALES Coverall of Colorado 7000 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 290 303-671-0300

SOFTWARE-CONSULTING Mayo Software Consulting, Incorporated 6565 South Dayton Street, Suite 1100 720-581-3051

CALL CENTER 24-7 Intouch 5670 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 115 303-662-1041 CHIROPRACTIC Discover Health and Wellness Center DTC, PC 8000 East Prentice Avenue, Suite A-2 720-489-8000 COMMUNICATIONS Motocol, LLC 7951 East Maplewood Avenue, Suite 328 855-668-6265 COMPUTER SOFTWARE FastracKids Asia, Ltd. 6900 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 205 303-267-8200 Memorize Truth 7860 East Berry Place, Suite 150 303-324-9621 CONSULTING Digitech Systems Professional Services, LLC 8400 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 500 866-374-3569 Enerqua, LLC 8547 East Arapahoe Road, Suite J145 720-722-2782 DELI Atrium Grill 6061 South Willow Drive 303-495-7364 Spicy Pickle Belleview DTC 8000 East Belleview Avenue, Suite D-40 303-770-6970

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GEOPHYSICAL CONSULTING Fusion Petroleum Technologies, Incorporated 6595 South Dayton Street, Suite 2600 720-488-0006 GRAPHIC DESIGN Kuki’s Art International, LLC 5445 DTC Parkway, Penthouse 4 303-549-0052 HAIR SALON Claudia James 6001 South Willow Drive, Suite 175, Studio 10 720-220-6882 Julie Owens 6001 South Willow, Suite 4 303-901-9040 My Elite Beauty 6001 South Willow Drive, Suite 21 303-968-4222 Rhonda Kilbane 6001 South Willow Drive, Suite 175, Studio 2 303-898-4908

Larson & Larimer, PC 8400 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 150 303-221-0039 Law Office of Alan C. Shafner 5445 DTC Parkway, Suite 1036 303-796-0555 LIQUOR STORE Cherry Hills Wine Shop 5910 South University Boulevard, Suite D-4 303-730-2199 MASSAGE Blue Sky Massage, LLC 6801 South Emporia Street, Suite 204 720-633-7808 MEDICAL CONSULTING Cancer Clinics of Excellence, LLC 5750 DTC Parkway, Suite 101 303-220-9950 MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Vanguard Medical, LLC 5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard 720-840-3366 NAIL SALON CK Nail Spa 9555 East Arapahoe Road, Suite 7 720-212-4206

Scytec Consulting, Incorporated 6565 South Dayton Street, Suite 1700 720-482-8250 SOLAR EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTOR SiFlex, Incorporated 5347 South Valentia Way 303-973-0243 STAFFING Staff Pro, Incorporated 5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 114 303-477-0910 SUPPORT CENTER Fortis Online 6455 South Yosemite Street, Suite 450 720-509-8200 YOGA Yama Village Yoga Center, LLC 6818 South Dallas Way 303-790-6081 YOGURT Red Mango 4910 South Yosemite Street, Suite E-1 303-221-1100


Wendy Buffington 6001 South Willow Drive, Suite 19 303-588-1218

NON-PROFIT Colorado Humanities 7935 East Prentice Avenue, Suite 450 303-894-7951

INSURANCE Tyler Jones Insurance Agency 6535 South Dayton Street, Suite 1650 303-781-1053

REAL ESTATE William R. McKinney 6565 South Dayton Street, Suite 3000 303-757-3880

INSURANCE INVESTIGATIONS Intertel, Incorporated 6565 South Dayton Street, Suite 2100 800-791-7776

REAL ESTATE — COMMERCIAL Community First Commercial Real Estate, LLC 5445 DTC Parkway, Penthouse 4 720-435-2191

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION Community Banks of Colorado, a Division of Bank Midwest, N.A. 5570 DTC Parkway 720-529-3300

INTERNET PROVIDER Verio, Incorporated 8300 East Maplewood Avenue, Suite 400 303-645-1900

John Propp Commercial Group 6565 South Dayton Street, Suite 3000 303-692-1816

PRINTING AND IMAGING Speedpro of DTC 8775 East Orchard Road, Suite 803 720-579-7468

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CHINESE CUISINE China Lee Zhou Xing 4662 South Yosemite Street 303-770-7666 DELI Subway 2483, LLC 9555 East Arapahoe Road, Suite 10 303-799-8080




WINTER DRIVING TIPS Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for drivers. Drivers should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. Avoid driving while you are fatigued. Getting the proper amount of rest before taking on winter weather tasks reduces driving risks. • Never warm up a vehicle in an enclosed area, such as a garage. • Make certain your tires are properly inflated. • Keep your gas tank at least half-full to avoid gas line freeze-up. • If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather. • Do not use cruise control when driving on any slippery surface (wet, ice, sand). • Always look and steer where you want to go. • Use your seat belt every time you get into your vehicle. Tips for long-distance winter trips: • Watch weather reports prior to a long-distance drive or before driving in isolated areas. Delay trips when especially bad weather is expected. If you must leave, let others know your route, destination and estimated time of arrival. • Always make sure your vehicle is in peak operating condition. • Keep at least half a tank of gasoline in your vehicle at all times. • Take a cellular telephone, blankets, gloves, hats, food, water and any needed medication in your vehicle. • If you become stranded, stay with your vehicle. It provides temporary shelter and makes it easier for rescuers to locate you. Do not try to walk in a severe storm. It is easy to lose sight of your vehicle in blowing snow and become lost. • Do not over exert yourself if you try to push or dig your vehicle out of the snow. • Tie a brightly colored cloth to the antenna or place a cloth at the top of a rolled up window to signal distress. At night, keep the dome light on if possible. It only uses a small amount of electricity and will make it easier for rescuers to find you. • Make sure the exhaust pipe is not clogged with snow, ice or mud. A blocked exhaust could cause deadly carbon monoxide gas to leak into the passenger compartment with the engine running. • Use whatever is available to insulate your body from the cold. This could include floor mats, newspapers or paper maps. • If possible, run the engine and heater just long enough to remove the chill and to conserve gasoline.

Tips for driving in the snow: • Accelerate and decelerate slowly. Applying the gas slowly to accelerate is the best method for regaining traction and avoiding skids. Do not try to get moving in a hurry. In addition, take time to slow down for a stoplight. Remember: It takes longer to slow down on icy roads. • Drive slowly. Everything takes longer on snow-covered roads. Accelerating, stopping, and turning — nothing happens as quickly as on dry pavement. Give yourself time to maneuver by driving slowly. • The normal dry pavement following distance of three to four seconds should be increased to eight to 10 seconds. This increased margin of safety will provide the longer distance needed if you have to stop. • Know your brakes. Whether you have antilock brakes or not, the best way to stop is threshold breaking. Keep the heel of your foot on the floor and use the ball of your foot to apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal. • Do not power up hills. Applying extra gas on snowcovered roads just starts your wheels spinning. Try to get a little inertia going before you reach the hill and let that inertia carry you to the top. As you reach the crest of the hill, reduce your speed and proceed downhill as slowly as possible. • Do not stop going up a hill. There is nothing worse than trying to get moving up a hill on an icy road. Get some inertia going on a flat roadway before you take on the hill. • Stay home. If you really do not have to go out, do not. Even if you can drive well in the snow, not everyone else can. GV

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START THE NEW YEAR WITH THE ARTS Exciting and different classes are being offered.

OIL/ACRYLIC PAINTING Mondays with Craig Marshall Smith: Are you afraid of abstract paintings? Do you understand abstracts? Would you like to learn more or would you like to try it. Here’s your chance to throw caution to the wind and move your brush with expressions you never thought you had. However, you can still do still life paintings, if that is your dream. Join this class and open yourself to new adventures. A challenging experience with regular constructive evaluations.

FIGURE DRAWING Tuesdays with Lee Rose: The Masters mastered the drawing and painting the figure and then went on to control the rest of the environment with their tools. Beginning with pencil, Lee will guide you through developing and understanding the figure. Then you will explore the composition with other media. Creative poses from clothed model.

INTRODUCTION TO OIL/ACRYLIC PAINTING Wednesdays with Kris Iltis: Kris will set up that still life you always wanted to hang in your living room — so you will create your own masterpiece. Landscapes, flowers, whatever you want to create, Kris will guide you through the fun of painting. Details on page 24 of this Newsletter.

DRAWING & SKETCHING Wednesdays with Rick Brogan: If you have been intimidated with pencil and paper, Rick will make it all seem so easy. Learn perspective drawing while learning the elements of form, line, value, proportion and texture.

MASTER CLASS 6 MONTH OIL/ACRYLIC CLASS Thursdays with Kevin Weckbach: “A Visual Palette: A Philosophy of the Natural Principles of Painting” beginning March 1. This class is more than just painting. It is a tour through art history, color development and compositions. This class meets every Thursday for six hours. You are invited to observe the class. Call us at 303-708-6110 for a convenient time.

GOUACHE Fridays with Rick Brogan: Gouache is an opaque watercolor pigment that gives the artist full control of the medium.

NOW LIVE! ONLINE REGISTRATION The Parks, Trails and Recreation Department invites you to check out our new online registration site. The site can be accessed through the Greenwood Village Web site, Before registering for current winter programs online, create an account by going to Summer Registration Begins: Residents — Monday, April 16, 2012 Open Registration — Monday, April 23, 2012 AVOID THE RUSH — CREATE AN ACCOUNT NOW For questions please call 303-486-5773.

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WATERCOLOR Fridays with Rick Brogan: Traditional watercolor gives you the freedom to work in transparencies with overlays of colors.

EDUCATORS EXHIBIT First Exhibit for the new year will be an exciting exhibit of works from Arapahoe County Educators who “Teach, Play and Show.” The exhibit opens with a reception on February 3 and continues through February 23. All classes begin in January. The complete schedule is on the Web site or call us for information: 303-708-6110 or 303-797-1779.




Visit WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM for more information or to download a registration form.

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.

COOKIES N’ CRAFT Day and Time:Thursdays, 4:15-5 p.m. Location: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80121 (University and Orchard) Age: 4 to 7 years old (parents welcome to stay and participate) Fee: $10 per class Limit: 12 participants per class BE MINE! February 9 This Valentine’s Day your child will create their own heart painting on canvas and make a special treat for their sweethearts! LUCKY CHARMS March 15 Discover what is over the rainbow by creating mosaics and a pot of gold goodie!

YOUTH SPORTS TRIPLE PLAY Campus Middle School 4785 South Dayton Street Days and Dates: Mondays, January 9-March 19, 2012 Age: 4-6 years old group and 6-9 years old group Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Fee: 1 session = $30 2 sessions = $60 All 3 sessions = $85 This program is designed to put the fun back into playing sports. The program is divided into three sessions, each sport lasting three weeks. You can sign up for one, two, or all three sessions at a discounted price.

YOUTH POTTERY Days and Dates: Monday, March 26 & Tuesday, March 27 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80121 (University and Orchard) Age: 6 to 12 years old Fee: $50 (Supplies Included) Limit: 20 participants

Session 1 – Youth Indoor Soccer January 9, 23, 30 Session 2 – Youth Indoor Basketball February 6, 13, 27 Session 3 – Youth Indoor Baseball March 5, 12, 19

This two-day class will introduce participants to pottery basics without using a wheel! On the first day participants will create an object out of clay using various pottery techniques and on the second day they will do glaze painting. Object will be fired and then delivered to the participants. REGISTER NOW! JANUARY 2012 |


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Day and Time: Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Instructor: Kris Iltis Kris will peel away all the fears that you have about oil or acrylic painting. This class will give you the elements of painting while learning the techniques used by the great artists. Location: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80121 (University and Orchard) Age: 16 and older, Beginners and Intermediate Session I: January 4, 11, 18, 25 Session II: February 1, 8, 15, 22 Session III: March 7, 14, 21, April 4 Session IV: April 11, 18, 25, May 2 Fee: $70/session, 10% discount for 65 and older Limit: 12 participants/session Materials: Windsor Newton or any other paint brand is fine. Colors needed: cadmium red medium, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow light or lemon yellow, calmum yellow medium, cadmium orange, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, dioxazine purple, titanium white and mars black. Brushes: Filbert #3 to #8. Other: sketch book (11” x 14”), #3 pencils, thinner (odorless only — Gamblin, or other quality thinner), palette, canvas of any type, palette knife and jar with lid. GV PG. 24

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Now that the busy holiday season is over, it’s time for some Recreation Reimbursement fun! The deadline for submitting 2011 Recreation Reimbursement receipts is fast approaching; all reimbursement requests for expenses incurred in 2011 must be submitted by January 17, 2012. Here are some hints to help expedite your refund: •

Make sure the form is completely filled out; do not write “see attached” on the lower part of the form where a list of receipts is called for. • All receipts must be itemized. Non-itemized receipts or those reading “POS” (point of sale) charge without an explanation will not be accepted. • Tape small receipts onto an 8-1/2” x 11” piece of paper. • Put receipts in the same order that they are listed on the form. • Do not use highlighter on credit card receipts, it blurs the ink and makes it illegible. • Submit receipts in the year you paid not the year you played. For example, if you are paying now for spring sports, those receipts must be submitted as part of your 2011 request. • Requests may be dropped off at City Hall until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Mailed requested must be posted no later than January 17, 2012. For more information, please call Julie Liggett of the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Department at 303-486-5750.

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The City of Greenwood Village Newsletter for January 2012