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                                                                                                                                 March. 2010       Volume LXXXVIII

                                                                                                                                           This Issue
                                                                                                                                           Page 2
                                                                                                                                            • Local Legislative Recap
                                                                                                                                            • City Council Preview
                                                                                                                                           Page 3
                                                                                                                                            • City Involved in Rocky

                                                                                                                                            Flats Oversight
                                                                                                                                           Page 4

                                                                                                                                            • Grants Available
                                                                                                                                            Through VALE; Board
                                                                                                                                            Spots Also Open
Leslie Carrico was offi-                                                                                                                    • Trees Available to
cially sworn in by                                                                                                                          Residents for Discount
Municipal Judge Ronald
Cohen as council repre-
                                                                                                                                            • 2010 Census Forms
sentative of Ward II at
                                                                                                                                            Coming in March
the Feb. 11 City Council
Meeting. Carrico was
                                                                                                                                            • Parks Help Fight

selected by the other
                                                                                                                                            Childhood Obesity

members of council at
                                                                                                                                           Page 5
the Jan. 28 meeting.
                                                                                                                                            • January 2010
                                                                                                                                            Crime Statistics
                                                                                                                                            • December 2009

Intersections Targeted for Safe Driving                                                                                                     Financial Report
                                                                                                                                            • Entries Sought for Art

                                                                                                  Targeted Locations
                                                                                                                                            on Parade Program
Most accidents in city                         is to slow traffic down. Speeding is a vio-                                                 Page 6
                                                                                                  Identified areas for increased traffic
                                               lation that can be directly affected by                                                      • City Recognizes
are rear-end collisions
                                                                                                enforcement are the following high
                                               stopping the motorist in the act, thereby                                                    Local Teenagers
                                                                                                traffic accident locations in the city:
                                               forcing them to slow down.

                                                                                                  • W. 104th Ave. and Huron St.
B y R enae L e hr                                 The enforcement must also include an                                                      • City to Host Free Sales

                                                                                                  • W. 104th Ave. and Melody Drive
Crime Analyst                                  increased focus on drivers who display                                                       Tax Code Class

                                                                                                  • E. 120th Ave. and Washington St.
                                               aggressive driving behavior such as
                                                                                                                                            • Flash Light Egg Hunt
   Current traffic accident data shows         weaving in and out of traffic and follow-
                                                                                                  • E. 104th Ave. and Grant St.
that 50 percent of all traffic accidents in    ing too closely. These actions contribute
                                                                                                                                            on April 2

                                                                                                  • E. 104th Ave. and Washington St.
the city are due to rear-end collisions.       to unsafe distances between vehicles that                                                   Page 7
                                                                                                  • E. 120th Ave. and Claude Court
The primary factors in rear-end collisions     reduce the driver’s reaction time.                                                           • Watch Out for Coyotes
                                                                                                  • E. 104th Ave. and Irma Drive
are speed, distance between cars and the          An additional benefit we hope to see                                                      in Area
                                                                                                  • E. 120th Ave. and Pennsylvania
operator’s lack of attentiveness to driving.   from the enforcement plan is driver’s
                                                                                                                                            • Free Tax Filing for
   The Northglenn Police Department’s          heightened awareness of their surround-
                                                                                                                                            Seniors, Low-Income
                                                                                                  • E. 120th Ave. and Grant St.
Traffic Accident Reduction and                 ings. Many of the drivers stopped are
Enforcement Plan is tailored to enforcing      local commuters who use the same routes
                                                                                                  • W. 104th Ave. and Marketplace
                                                                                                                                            • Outdoors Programs
those factors that lead to rear-end colli-     every day. If we can raise their awareness
                                                                                                  • W. 104th Ave. and Bannock St.
                                                                                                                                            Seek Volunteers
sions.                                         by officer presence, it is believed that the
    An important element in reducing           overall flow of traffic will be slower and                                                  Page 8
accidents, including rear-end accidents,       safer.                                                                                       • City Uses Old Motor
                                                                                                                                            Oil to Heat Buildings

Rx Dru g Card Saves Residents Money                                                                                                         Ward

Free cards available at City Hall, recreation center and police department
                                                                         By the Numbers                                                       A Ward IV neighborhood
B y Jeanette Sanchez               Discount Program available

                                                                                               Percent savings users of the                 meeting is set for Monday,
Neighborhood Programs Specialist   to our residents.

                                                                                              Prescription Discount Program in              March 8, at Westview
                                      The program began in
                                                                                              Northglenn have seen since the pro-           Elementary School, 1300
   Is the price of your pre-       December of 2008 and by
                                                                                              gram started in December 2008.                Roseanna Drive. There will
scription drugs making you         the end of January, participa-
                                                                                                                                            be a meet and greet at
sick? If so, the city has help     tion in the program saved
                                                                                                                                            6:15 p.m., followed by the
if you are uninsured or if         333 individuals a total of
                                                                                                                                            meeting at 6:30 p.m.
some of your prescriptions         $6,106.62, for an average          ment complexes.                     There are no restrictions and
                                                                                                                                              A Ward II neighborhood
are not covered by insur-          price savings of 17.3 percent.        Nine out of 10 pharmacies        no limits on how many times
                                                                                                                                            meeting is Monday, March
ance.                                 You can pick up your free       nationwide participate in the       you may use your card.
                                                                                                                                            15, at the Maintenance and
   Northglenn is partnering        prescription discount card at      program. You and your fam-            For more information, visit
                                                                                                                                            Operations Building,
with the National League of        City Hall, the police depart-      ily may use the discount card or
                                                                                                                                            12301 Claude Court. There
                                                                                                                                            will be a meet and greet at
Cities and CVS Caremark to         ment, recreation center and        anytime your prescription is        call toll-free 1-888-620-

                                                                                                                                            6:30 p.m., followed by the
make      the    Prescription      local churches and apart-          not covered by insurance.           1749.

 On the Web: Go to to learn more.                                                                                      meeting at 7 p.m.
 2                                      Local Legislative Recap
                                       C i t y C o u nc i l m e e t i n g s um m a r y :   for the spring 2010 grant cycle. The

 Numbers                               J an . 2 8, 2 01 0
                                         Present: Joyce Downing, Ervin Baker, Joe
                                                                                           funds would go towards dugout covers,
                                                                                           additional infield mix at Northwest             City Council
                                                                                           Open Space, a new backstop at Rotary
 to know                               Brown, Susan Clyne, Carol Dodge, Kim                Park and new fencing at Northwest               Preview
EMERGENCIES                    911
                                       Snetzinger and Gene Wieneke. Absent: Sheri          Open Space. Staff has sought letters of
Animal Control 303-450-8886, 911                                                                                                             Proposed agenda items for
                                                                                                                                           upcoming council sessions.
                                                                                           support from residents living in the area,

Animal Impound      303-288-3294       Second Reading
                                                                                                                                           Agenda items may be added or
                                                                                           city organizations and groups that use

Building Permits    303-450-8745       City Council Confirms                                                                               changed before the sessions. For
                                                                                           Funds Released for Arts,
                                                                                           the ballfields.

City Hall           303-451-8326       Earlier Swear-In Date                                                                               updates, go to www.northglenn
City Clerk          303-450-8757                                                           Humanities Foundation                           .org/councilagenda.
City Court          303-450-8701
                                          Council unanimously approved CB-                                                                 March 4 - Study Session
City Manager        303-450-8709                                                                                                           • Recreation Center plan
                                       1704 and CB-1705 of 2009, so that                      Council unanimously approved CR-

Communications      303-450-8713                                                                                                           • Bull Reservoir Project update
                                       councilmembers will take office at the              27, which releases $27,060 in funding to

                                                                                                                                           March 11 - Council Meeting
                                                                                           the Northglenn Arts and Humanities
Customer Solutions 303-450-8994
                                       council meeting following certification

                                                                                                                                           • Financial update
                                       of election results and that they may be            Foundation. NAHF voluntarily pro-
Fire (non-emerg)    303-452-9910
                                                                                                                                           • Surplus property amendment
                                                                                           posed lowering the funds appropriated
(North Metro Fire Rescue District)
                                       notified of special meetings other than
                                                                                           by the city from $38,000 in response to
                                                                                                                                           • VALE Board appointments and
                                       by letter served to them personally or to
Graffiti Hotline    303-252-3849
                                                                                           the current economic climate. The
                                       their residence. Before, councilmembers
Neighborhood        303-450-8744
                                       had to wait until January following the             reduced funding allows for program
Services                                                                                                                                   • Biosolids contract
                                       election to take office. These resolutions          continuity in the short term. NAHF sup-
Parks & Trails      303-280-7818                                                                                                           • Grant acceptance for the Huron
                                                                                           plies funds to the Northglenn Youth

                                       Buildings to be Audited
                                       are in line with election results.
Maintenance                                                                                                                                  Street Project
                                                                                           Theatre, the Summer Concert Series,
Planning & Zoning 303-450-8743                                                                                                             March 18 - Study Session
                                       for Energy Performance
                                                                                           Art on Parade and the People’s Choice

Police (non-emerg) 303-450-8897                                                                                                            • General discussion
                                                                                           Carrico Selected as

Police Records      303-450-8893                                                                                                           March 25 - Council Meeting
Polycarts/Roll-Off 303-450-4004                                                            Ward II Councilmember
                                          Council unanimously approved CR-
                                                                                                                                           • Supplemental appropriation for the
                                       22, which approves a contract with
                                       Johnson Controls to do a comprehen-                                                                   Huron Street Reconstruction
Pothole/            303-450-4001                                                                                                             Project
                                                                                              Council unanimously approved CR-
Street Repair
                                       sive energy audit of City Hall,
                                                                                                                                           • Open Space Management Plan
                                       Northglenn       Recreation      Center,            35, which names Leslie Carrico as Ward
Recreation Center 303-450-8800                                                                                                             • Noxious Weed Management Plan
                                       Wastewater Treatment Facility and                   II councilmember. Carrico and five other
Senior Center       303-450-8801
                                       Water Treatment Plant to see what struc-            applicants interviewed with council at a

Snow &              303-450-4001
                                       tural changes could be made to make                 previous study session, with Carrico

Ice Removal
                                                                                           Other Items:
                                       them more energy efficient. The city                winning a secret ballot 5-2.                   covers the cost of liability insurance for
Storm Drainage      303-450-4001
                                       will pay $21,665, or $.15 per square                                                               the juvenile when they perform their

Street Sweeping     303-450-4001
                                       foot. This contract is a continuation of

                                                                                                                                          Police Department

Trash/Special       303-450-4004
                                       the Governor’s Energy Office’s Energy                  • CR-28 – Council unanimously

                                                                                                                                          Granted VALE Funds
                                       Performance Contracting Program. City               approved a contract for TZA Water

Utility Billing/    303-450-8770
                                       Council will decide whether to move                 Engineers to provide engineering sup-

Cust. Service
                                       forward with the suggestions of the audit           port and assistance in administering the
                                                                                           city’s waters rights in 2010 for an amount        Council unanimously approved CR-
Volunteer Services 303-450-8904
                                       when it is complete. The savings in ener-
                                       gy costs over time would fund the ener-             not to exceed $80,000. Rates remain the        38, which allows the Northglenn Police
Water Conservation 303-450-8982
                                                                                           same for 2010 from 2009. The city has          Department (NPD) to accept three

                                       Croke Trails Re-Named
                                       gy improvements.
                                                                                           used TZA since 1997.                           grants worth a total of $11,372 from the
Water/Sewer         303-280-7803
                                       After Gillespie
                                                                                              • CR-29 – Council unanimously               city’s Victim Assistance and Law
Water/Sewer         303-451-1289
                                                                                           approved a contract for Fischer, Brown,        Enforcement (VALE) Board. With the
24-hr. Line
                                                                                           Bartlett & Gunn (FBBG), a law firm, to         grants, NPD will purchase an evidence
                                          Council unanimously approved CR-                 serve as special water counsel for an          refrigerator and freezer for $6,100, 19
                                       23, which renames the trail around                  amount not to exceed $140,000. FBBG            digital cameras for patrol officers and
                                       Croke Reservoir, located at Huron                   has served as the city’s special water         detectives for $3,211 and one high-reso-
                                       Street and Naiad Drive, as the “Bill                counsel since 1985.                            lution digital camera for $2,061 for the

                                                                                                                                          Committee Created for
                                                                                                                                          city’s crime scene investigator.
 Northglenn                            Gillespie Nature Trail.” Gillespie was a               • CR-30 – Council unanimously

                                       Grant Ditch Trail Re-
                                       former councilmember in Northglenn.                 clarified that residents can not serve on

 Connection                                                                                                                               Forfeited Property
                                                                                           the Citizens’ Affairs Board and another

                                       Named After Gunderson
                                                                                           board or commission at the same time.
  The Northglenn Connection is a                                                              • CR-31 – Lee Brown was unani-
monthly publication that is deliv-
                                                                                                                                             Council unanimously approved CR-
ered to the residents of
                                                                                           mously appointed Ward IV member of
                                          By a 6-1 vote, Council approved CR-                                                             39, which creates a Committee on
Northglenn, Colo.
                                                                                           the Citizens’ Affairs Board. His term runs
                                       24, which renames Grant Ditch Trail                 Jan. 28, 2010, to Jan. 28, 2015.               Disposition of Forfeited Property for the
  Use it as a reference for city
                                       from Interstate 25 east to Washington                                                              Northglenn Police Department. By law,
information and to learn about
                                                                                              • CR-33 – Council unanimously
                                       Street to ”C.A. ‘Gundy’ Gunderson                                                                  the committee will consist of the district
what is happening in your com-
                                                                                           approved a contract for J&T Consulting
                                       Trail.” Gunderson was a former police                                                              attorney for the 17th Judicial District, or
                                                                                           to perform construction administration
                                                                                                                                          an appointee; the city’s police chief, or

                                       Fence to Separate Rotary
                                       chief for Northglenn.
  To suggest topic, story or article
                                                                                           services at a cost of $65,390 for the 2010
                                                                                                                                          an appointee, and a designee from the
ideas for this newsletter contact
                                                                                           Huron Street Reconstruction Project,

                                       Park, Learning Center
                                                                                                                                          City Council, who in this case will be
John at 303-450-8930 or jeisel@
                                                                                           which will rebuild Huron Street from
                                                                                                                                          the city manager. Most of the forfeited
                                                                                           104th Avenue to 112th Avenue.
                                                                                                                                          property in this case are cash or other
  For Channel 8 television pro-
                                          Council unanimously approved CR-                    • Action Item – Swanhorst &
                                                                                                                                          real property seized from suspects in
gramming, contact Celeste at
                                       25, which allows Adams 12 Five Star                 Company, the city’s independent audit
                                                                                                                                          drug and narcotic cases. The commit-
303-450-8713 or
                                       Schools to build a fence on city proper-            firm, clarified costs and services they will
                                                                                                                                          tee’s purpose is to make sure that when               ty between Rotary Park and the Taylor               provide when doing an audit of the city’s
                                                                                                                                          such property is ordered to the NPD by
  This publication and past edi-
                                       Learning Center (TLC). Currently, there             2009 financial statements. The city will
                                                                                                                                          a judge, it is used to further drug and law
tions of the Connection are also
                                       is no barrier between TLC, Rotary Park              pay a maximum of $40,000 to the firm.

                                                                                                                          SAFEBuilt to Handle
                                                                                                                                          enforcement as required by law.
available in pdf format at www.
                                                                                           Council approved the action item unan-
                                       and Westview Elementary School. Due
                                                                                           C ity Council meeting summary: Contractor Licensing
                                       to the configuration of the parking lot at
                                       TLC, it is often used as an unauthorized
                                       drop-off zone for Westview Elementary.
                                       A fence would encourage using the
                                                                                           F e b . 1 1, 2 0 10             Council unanimously approved                         CR-
                                       existing sidewalk and designated drop-                Present: Joyce Downing, Carol Dodge, Joe     40, which authorizes SAFEBuilt to pro-
                                       off zones for the safety of the students.           Brown, Ervin Baker, Leslie Carrico, Susan      vide contractor licensing and registra-
                                       The location of the fence does not inter-           Clyne, Sheri Paiz and Gene Wieneke. Absent:    tion services for the city. SAFEBuilt has
                                       fere with maintenance activities by the                                                            provided building permitting, plan

                                                                                           Extra Court Fee for Youth
                                                                                           Kim Snetzinger.
                                                                                                                                          review and inspection services for the

                                       Support for Application

                                                                                           Community Service
                                                                                                                                          city since October 2009. The city will

                                       for Ballfield Grant
                                                                                                                                          pay SAFEBuilt 30 percent of the revenue
                                                                                                                                          generated from contractor licensing and
                                                                                             Council unanimously approved CB-             registration. So far in 2010, the city has
                                          Council unanimously approved CR-                 1707 of 2009 on second reading, which          received approximately $50,000 for
P.O. Box 330061                        26, which supports the city’s application           would add an additional $4.25 fee to           licensing and registration

                                                                                                                                                     continued on next page
11701 Community Center Drive           for a $73,500 grant for ballfield improve-          court-ordered juveniles sentenced to
Northglenn, CO 80233-8061              ments from Adams County Open Space                  perform community service. The fee
 Legislative                                             Correct                                          2 feet                         6 feet

 Recap, cont.                                            Polycart
Exceptions to Hiring,
                                                                                                                                                                                Council Study
Promotion Freeze OKʼd                                    Making sure polycarts
                                                                                                                                                                                Sessions and
                                                         are positioned correct-               This photo shows proper placement for polycarts.                                 Meetings
                                                         ly will make trash pick
   Council approved two action
                                                                                               They should be at least 6 feet away from vehi-
                                                         up go faster and pre-
items for exceptions to the hiring
                                                                                               cles. There should be a 2-feet separation
                                                         vent damage to the
and promotion freeze, CR-156 of
                                                                                               between polycarts. Polycarts should be placed in
                                                                                                                                                                                 City Council
                                                         carts or any vehicles.
   Council approved the hiring                                                                 the gutter and the handles should face the home.                                  Meetings
action item 6-2.                                                                                                                                                                   7 p.m., Thur., March 11 and 25
   Positions to be filled include:
                                                                                                                                                                                 Study Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                                   Study sessions are held as
   Full-time positions:

                                                                                                                                                                                 needed on the first and third
   • Parks foreman

                                                                                                                                                                                 Thursdays of each month at 6
   • Parks maintenance worker
                                                                                                                                                                                 p.m. Call 303-450-8756 for more
   • Lab technician                                             Too close                              Wrong                               Not put
   • GIS Specialist
   • Police officer                                                                                   direction                           in gutter
                                                         Here are some examples of what not to do, including putting them too
   • Police services representative                                                                                                                                              Location
                                                         close together, in the wrong direction or by placing them on the sidewalk.                                                Study sessions and council
   Part-time/seasonal positions:
   • Summer camp directors and                                                                                                                                                   meetings are held at City Council
                                                                                                                                                                                 Chambers in City Hall, 11701
                                                                                                                                                                                 Community Center Drive
   • Seasonal parks maintenance
                                                                                                                                                                                   If you missed the latest council
                                                                                                                                                                                 meeting, catch it on Comcast
   • Seasonal aquatics workers
                                                      City Helps Oversee Rocky F lats                                                                                            Cable Channel 8 on Tuesdays,
                                                                                                                                                                                 Thursdays and Saturdays.
   • Summer concert assistant

                                                                                                                                                                                 Regular meetings are at 8 a.m.
   • Youth sports instructors
                                                     DOE seeks to return water flow to original state
                                                                                                                                                                                 and 6 p.m. Study sessions are re-
   None of the full-time positions
                                                                                                                                                                                 broadcast at noon and following
are new, and come as the result of
                                                                                                                                                                                 the 6 p.m. council meeting. DVDs
                                                     B y Shelley Stanley                                         ing management needs that remain vital
resignations. The summer camp,
                                                                                                                                                                                 can be checked out at City Hall.
                                                     Water Quality Coordinator                                   to ensuring long-term protection of
parks maintenance and aquatics
                                                                                                                                                                                   You can also listen to audio
                                                                                                                 human health and the environment.
workers are part-time seasonal
                                                                                                                                                                                 recordings the day after meetings
                                                        The Rocky Flats Stewardship Council                      Those responsibilities lie with the
                                                                                                                                                                                 occur at
                                                     (RFSC) was formed in February 2006 to                       Department of Energy (DOE).
   The promotion aligns an                           provide ongoing local government and                           In June 2007, DOE transferred 3,953
employee’s job classification and                    community oversight of the post-closure                     acres of the former site buffer zone to
job responsibilities.                                management of Rocky Flats, the former                       the Department of the Interior to man-
   Council approved the promo-                       nuclear weapons plant northwest of                          age as the Rocky Flats National Wildlife
tion exemption 7-1.                                                                                                                                                               Feedback
Other Items:
                                                     Denver.                                                     Refuge.
                                                        The mission of the RFSC is:                                 Currently several dams hold surface
                                                                                                                                                                                   The Public Communications
                                                        1. To provide continuing local over-                     water in retention ponds that are no
                                                     sight of activities occurring at the Rocky                  longer necessary to site operations. At                         Division is seeking feedback
                                                                                                                                                                                 about The Northglenn Connection.
   • CR-36 – Carissa Gonzales
                                                     Flats site, to ensure local government                      the next RFSC meeting on April 5, 2010,
                                                                                                                                                                                   Please contact Celeste Olinger
was unanimously appointed to the
                                                     and community interests are met with                        the DOE will present a proposal to
                                                                                                                                                                                 at 303-450-8713 or colinger@
Northglenn Youth Commission.
                                                     regards to long-term stewardship of                         breach the dams and restore the stream
                                                                                                                                                                        with your opinion.
   • CR-34 – Council unanimous-
                                                     residual contamination and refuge man-                      configuration for creeks traversing the
ly approved a contract for Vision
                                                     agement;                                                    Rocky Flats site. Breaching of dams will
Land Consultants to be paid
                                                        2. To provide a forum to track issues                    create a flow through situation, allowing
$195,200 for construction man-                       related to former site employees, includ-                   the Rocky Flats surface water to flow
agement services on the 2010
Huron Street Reconstruction
                                                     ing but not limited to long-term health
                                                     benefits and pension programs;
                                                                                                                 through adjoining creeks and waterways
                                                                                                                                                                                  City Spots
                                                                                                                                                                                    Many of the cityʼs activities,
Project. Vision Land will manage                        3. To provide an ongoing mechanism                          Residents concerned about the water
                                                                                                                                                                                  events and meetings occur at
the day to day activities of the                     to maintain public knowledge of Rocky                       flow through situation are encouraged
                                                                                                                                                                                  City Hall, the Northglenn
project.                                             Flats and to educate successive genera-                     to attend the RFSC meeting Monday,
                                                                                                                                                                                  Recreation Center or E.B. Rains
   • CR-37 – Council unanimous-                      tions of ongoing needs and responsibili-                    April 5 at 8:30 a.m. to voice their com-
                                                                                                                                                                                  Jr. Memorial Park. Here is a map
ly approved the purchase of a
                                                                                                                                                                                  detailing the area, which is
                                                     ties regarding contaminant management                       ments or concerns. The meeting will be
crack seal kettle for $30,477.
                                                                                                                                                                                  southeast of I-25 and 120th Ave.
                                                     and refuge management; and                                  held at the Mount Evans Room in the
Crack seal kettles heat up the tar                      4. To provide an ongoing forum to                        airport terminal building at Rocky
that is used to fill in cracks in                    address all other issues pertinent to                       Mountain Metropolitan Airport, 11755
streets. The existing kettle is 10                   Rocky Flats, as determined by the RFSC                      Airport Way in Broomfield.                                                          120th Avenue
years old and has required exten-                    Board of Directors.                                            For more information, please see the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Center Drive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Grant Drive

sive repairs in recent years.                           The RFSC includes elected officials                      Introduction to Rocky Flats Surface                                                Northglenn
   • CR-41 – Council unanimously                     from nine municipal governments                             Water Configuration EA presentation                                                Center
approved staff applying for a                        neighboring Rocky Flats, three commu-                       available      at                                              (Senior Center,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    D.L. Parsons
$95,000 grant through Great                          nity organizations and one individual.                      Rocky_Flats/Sites.aspx?view=5 on the                                               Theatre)
Outdoors Colorado to pay for the                     Councilmember Sheri Paiz is the                             Rocky Flats Legacy Management web-
                                                     Northglenn representative on the Board                      site or call Rocky Flats Public affairs at
                                                                                                                                                                                    Interstate 25

lighting of the proposed skate park
to be located in E.B. Rains Jr.                      of Directors.                                               720-377-9672.                                                                                                  Webster
Memorial Park. $705,000 has                             In October 2005, the nearly $7 billion                      If this topic is of interest to you,                                                                        Lake
already been secured for the proj-                   cleanup project was complete, repre-                        please consider attending the April 5,
ect.                                                 senting an important legacy for our                         2010 presentations. If you would like to                            Administration
                                                     community. Cleanup significantly                            learn more about the RFSC, visit them                               Building                          E.B. Rains Jr.
  Local Legislative Recap by John Eisel,             reduced many risks posed by the former                      at: to see an                                  (City Hall, Court,                Memorial Park
Public Communications Specialist                     weapons site. There are, however, ongo-                     agenda for the next meeting.

    Meet Your Mayor and City Councilmembers
         Mayor                              Ward I                                         Ward II                                          Ward III                                                   Ward IV

      Joyce Downing          Carol Dodge               Sheri Paiz               Joe Brown             Leslie Carrico            Ervin Baker            Susan Clyne             Gene Wieneke                     Kim Snetzinger
       303-457-3542           303-601-3633           720-872-8265             303-255-9166             303-451-5046            303-452-8314            720-308-8759             303-457-0858                      303-913-7195
                                                                                                                                                                                         ksnetzinger       mayor pro tem        
                                       Census F orms Mailed Out in March
                                       Form safe to fill out                             Census Schedule                               Assistance Centers
News Briefs                                                                              March - Census forms are                      Census workers will operate
                                                                                                                                     assistance centers at the follow-
                                       and critical to the area
                                                                                       mailed or delivered to households.
                                                                                                                                     ing locations in Northglenn
Grants Available,
                                                                                         April 1 - National Census Day—
                                                                                       use this day as a point of reference          between March 15 and April 16
Spots Open for VALE
                                       B y Je ane t te S anc he z
                                                                                       for sending your completed forms              for those people who have ques-
                                       Neighborhood Programs Specialist
                                                                                       back in the mail.                             tions or need help completing
  The cityʼs Victim Assistance and                                                                                                   the form:
Law Enforcement (VALE) Board                                                             April through July - Census tak-
                                          It ’s e as y.
                                                                                       ers visit households that did not               Northglenn Recreation Center,
currently has two vacancies and is
                                          In mid-March, census forms will be
                                                                                       return a form by mail.                        11801 Community Center Drive:
seeking applications for organiza-
                                       delivered by mail to every residence
                                                                                                                                     Monday, 8 a.m.-noon, Tuesday
tions to apply for their grants.                                                         December - By law, the Census
                                       in the United States and Puerto Rico.
                                                                                                                                     and Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. and
  The VALE program aids com-                                                           Bureau delivers population infor-             Thursday 4-8 p.m.
                                       When you receive yours, just answer

munity programs that help victims                                                      mation to the President for appor-
                                       the questions and then mail the form
                                                                                       tionment.                                        Northglenn Christian Church,
and law enforcement in their
                                       back in the postage-paid envelope.
                                                                                                                                     1800 East 105th Place, 303-452-
efforts to assist victims and wit-                                                       March 2011- By law, the Census              3787; Tuesday, Wednesday and
                                          One of the shortest census forms in
nesses of municipal and state                                                          Bureau completes delivery of                  Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
                                       history, the 2010 Census form asks 10
criminal violations.                                                                   redistricting data to states.
                                                                                                                                       Good Shepherd Presbyterian
                                       basic questions and takes about 10
  The VALE Boardʼs purpose is to
                                                                                                                                     Church, 650 Kennedy, 303-452-
                                       minutes to complete.
provide a grant process for the
                                                                                                                                     5478; Tuesday, Wednesday,
                                          The forms are available in many
VALE program, to monitor grant
                                                                                                                                     Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon
                                       languages and assistance will be avail-
awards and insure grant compli-
                                                                                                                                       *** Crossroads Church, 10451
                                       able in our community.                         needed to better provide for every-
ance for projects. The board
                                                                                                                                     Huron St., 303-452-5332; Tuesday,
                                          It ’s imp or t ant .                        one.
meets on as-needed basis.
                                                                                                                                     Wednesday and Thursday, noon-
                                          The U.S. Census is required by the             In addition, the data collected by
  For more information on apply-
                                                                                                                                     5 p.m.
                                       U.S. Constitution to take place every          the census also help determine the
ing for a VALE grant or about join-
                                                                                                                                       ***They will have a Spanish
                                       10 years. The Constitution mandates            number of seats our state has in the
ing the board, contact Court
                                                                                                                                     speaking clerk at this location.
                                       that everyone be counted, both citi-
Supervisor and VALE
                                                                                      U.S. House of Representatives.

Chairwoman Tammy Sutton at                                                                                                             ***Se habla Español.
                                       zens and non-citizens.                            It ’s s afe .

303-450-8703 or tsutton
                                          Census data is used to determine               The census requires less personal
                                       Northglenn’s eligibility for funding.          information than a typical credit card
                                       The 2010 Census will help communi-             application. For example, the 2010

Volunteers Sought for
                                       ties like Northglenn receive more              Census does NOT ask about bank

Canal Cleanup
                                       than $400 billion in federal funds             account information, salary or               for life to protect the confidentiality
                                       each year for things like hospitals,           income, citizenship or immigration           of the data. The penalty for unlawful

  The next Farmerʼs Highline
                                       job training centers, schools, senior          status, and you will not be asked for        disclosure is a fine of up to $250,000

Canal and Greenway Trail
                                       centers, bridges, tunnels and other            your Social Security number.                 or imprisonment of up to five years,

Cleanup is set for Saturday,
                                       public works projects, and emer-                  Your information is used to pro-          or both.
March 13, and staff is looking for
                                       gency services.                                duce statistics. Your private informa-          If you don't mail the form back,
about 100 people to scour trails
                                          People from many walks of life use          tion is never published and it is con-       you may receive a visit from a census
and pick up garbage and debris.
                                       census data to advocate for causes,            fidential.                                   taker, who will ask you the questions
  Participants should meet at 8:30
                                       rescue disaster victims, prevent dis-             By law, the Census Bureau cannot          from the form. A census taker must
a.m. at Council Chambers in City
                                       eases, research markets, locate pools          share your answers with anyone,              follow-up in person with every
Hall, 11701 Community Center
                                       of skilled workers and more.                   including other federal agencies and         address that doesn't mail back the
Drive. A thank-you lunch will be
                                          The 2010 Census will help shape             law enforcement entities. Your               form in order to obtain the responses.
served at 11:30 a.m.
                                       our local and national future for the          answers cannot be used against you           The census taker will have proper
  In case of poor weather, the
                                       next 10 years. With accurate census            by any government agency or court.           identification.
event will be moved to March 20.
                                       data, we can create a portrait of our          All Census Bureau employees take an             When we all answer the Census,
  Please register before Sunday,
                                       population and determine what’s                oath of nondisclosure and are sworn          our needs are heard.
March 7, by calling 303-254-7608
or contacting Jenni Murphy at           On the Web: Go to for more information, including the wording on the individual questions.
303-450-8904 or jmurphy@

Trees Available for                    P arks Help F ight Against Child Obesity
Sale at Discount
   The Parks, Recreation &

Cultural Services Department has                                              By the Numbers
                                       B y Amanda P eterson                                                                                    they search for solutions to
trees available for Northglenn resi-
dents to purchase at a significant                                                                Percent of children in the United
                                       Director of Parks, Recreation and                                                                       their childhood obesity

discount from retail prices.                                                                     States between the ages of 2 and
                                       Cultural Services                                                                                       problems.
                                                                                                 19 who are obese. Another 31 were
                                                                                                                                                  But these programs alone
   Varieties include English Oak,                                                                overweight or at risk of becoming
Red Bud, Serviceberry Autumn
                                          At a recent meeting of                                                                               can’t protect all our chil-
Brilliance, Skyline Honeylocust
                                       mayors from across the U.S.,                                                                            dren. We need to work

and Spring Snow Crabapple.                                                                                       SOURCE: ROBERT WOOD
                                       First Lady Michelle Obama                                                                               together on this issue, and

They range from $25 to $45.                                                                                       JOHNSON FOUNDATION
                                       gave a speech calling on                                                                                we’ve got a lot of work ahead

   Proper planting techniques and
                                       mayors from across the                                                                                  of us if we’re going to save

tree care information will be dis-
                                       country to help her combat                                                                              this generation of kids.

tributed with each order.
                                       childhood obesity.                  ical activity they get every      private sectors together and         Let’s take this opportunity

   Trees will be available on April
                                          The First Lady’s attention       day, and how that play            engage citizens. Playful City     to pass the First Lady’s chal-

17 at 12301 Claude Court.
                                       to this issue couldn’t have         deficit was hurting both chil-    USA is a program created by       lenge along to you. Does

   For more information or to
                                       come soon enough.                   dren and communities.             KaBOOM!, the national             your block have space for a

reserve a tree, contact Joyce
                                          According to a 2009 study           She then went on to call       non-profit that makes chil-       vegetable garden?

Altfeltis at 303-450-8829.
                                       funded by the Robert Wood           on all of us to work together     dren and communities                 Can you create a “walking

Payment by check, cash,
                                       Johnson Foundation, 16.3            with different parties to         healthier by creating great       schoolbus” program for the

MasterCard or Visa is due April 2.
                                       percent of children and ado-        ensure that children got          places to play.                   kids in your neighborhood?
                                       lescents between the ages of        enough wholesome food and            According to a recent             Are the streets near your

Bookmobile Schedule
                                       two and 19 are obese, and 31        physical activity to stay         Harris Interactive study, in      house safe for kids to bike?

in City Changes
                                       percent were overweight or          healthy.                          other parts of the nation, 59        There are hundreds of
                                       at risk of becoming so.                Northglenn is already          percent of parents and 69         playful ways to help all the

  The Rangeview Library District
                                          Although it’s unfortunate        hard at work to get our kids      percent of low-income par-        children of city be healthier,
has started a new bookmobile
                                       when any child is over-             on the path on the road to a      ents report there is no play-     and I’d love to hear them. If
schedule that is valid until May 28.
                                       weight, at these levels, our        healthy lifestyle.                ground in their neighbor-         you’ve got a great idea to

  The bookmobile will be stopping
                                       nation is looking at cata-             In 2009, Northglenn            hood, but in Northglenn, we       fight childhood obesity in
in Northglenn twice a week:
                                       strophic consequences in 20         received recognition as a         earned our Playful City USA       your community, please send

  • 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays at
                                       to 30 years if we don’t take        Playful City USA communi-         title by ensuring our children    it to apeterson@northglenn

Wyco Park, Irma Drive and Wyco
                                       action immediately to               ty for the second time in         have the quality time and         .org.
                                       address the root causes of          recognition of our initiatives.   space they need to play              We’ll be keeping an eye

  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at
                                       childhood obesity.                     Playful City USA is a          every day, which helps them       out for innovative ways to

Kiwanis Park at Gethsemane
                                          In her speech, the First         national program that gets        stay active, happy and            help all our children.
Lutheran Church, 10675
                                       Lady outlined how the               kids active and healthy           healthy.                             To take a look at what
Washington St.
                                       removal of play from chil-          through play by providing            It’s programs such as ours     other cities are doing, go to
                                       dren’s lives has seriously          cities with best practices and    that cities across the nation
                                       reduced the amount of phys-         tools that bring public and       will be looking to replicate as   usa.

         Wondering what to do with

         New Spring Break Mini-Camps!
         the kids during spring break?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Double Spinner is the most recent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Peopleʼs Choice Award winner.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Scu lptures
          Junior ZOO Camp
          Ages 5-7
          Kids love to draw animals! Join us as we learn to draw a variety
                                                                                                 Anime Cartoon Camp
                                                                                                 Ages 6-12
                                                                                                 Come explore the world of Anime with Young Rembrandts! We
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sought for
          of animals found at our local zoo. We will draw giraffes, lions,
          tigers, birds, and more. Our final day will result in one large
          scene of the zoo, divided into several habitats and incorporating
                                                                                                 will spend four days learning about and drawing cartoons in the
                                                                                                 Anime style. We will learn to create our own original Anime
                                                                                                 characters. We will use a variety of facial expressions and action
          the many animal friends we have learned to draw.                                       and movement to illustrate our scenes. On the final day, we will
                                                                                                 pull from what we already learned to draw a large comic book                                                                                                        Art on Parade shows
          T-TH 1:30-3 p.m.
          Mar. 23-25
                                                                                                 type scene in the Anime style.                                                                                                                                      off work at E.B. Rains
                                                                                                 M-TH 3:15-4:45 p.m.
          Fee: $40 res./$45 non-res.
                                                                                                 Mar. 22-25                                                                                                                                                          Jr. Memorial Park
          Code: 10224                                                                            Fee: $50 res./$55 non-res.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     B y Michael Stricker
                                                                                                 Code: 10225
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cultural Programs and Senior Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Supervisor and Northglenn Arts and
                                                                                                 Call (303) 450-8800 to register or online at                                                                                                                        Humanities Foundation Director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Northglenn Arts and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Humanities Foundation (NAHF) is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     conducting an open entry competi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tion to select six sculptures valued at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     no more than $20,000 each to be
  What’s New in Northglenn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           part of Northglenn’s 2010/2011 “Art
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     on Parade” on-loan sculpture pro-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     gram. The winning pieces will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     placed at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Each of the six finalists will receive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a $500 honorarium to help offset
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In addition, $1,000 will be awarded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to the artist who is the recipient of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     the annual “People’s Choice Award.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Artists will receive substantial recog-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     nition and opportunity to sell; there-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     fore, all pieces must be for sale.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The placement of selected pieces
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     will begin June 2010 and will be on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     display until May 2011.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Since the program’s inception in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2001, the NAHF has purchased each
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     of the People’s Choice winning sculp-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     tures. Although the purchase of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     People’s Choice winner is not guaran-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     teed, it is the goal of the foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     to purchase permanent art for the city
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     through the program.

Two businesses that have recently opened in Northglenn include NorthStar Roofing, left, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        All submissions must be submitted

European Market, right. NorthStar Roofing is a full-service roofing company that also handles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     via     the     CaFÉ       Web       site:

gutters and insurance claims. It is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 10650 Irma Drive,

No. 12, in the Industrial Park. Contact them at 720-536-8088 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     application instructions may be

European Market imports all its products, including meats, cheeses, candy, beverages and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     obtained through the CaFÉ Web site.

plenty of other things to eat, from Europe. Located at 10699 Melody Drive unit A near the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For additional questions, please

Northglenn Marketplace, the storeʼs hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     contact Michael Stricker at 303-450-

and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call 303-452-4993.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     8727 or by e-mail at artonparade@
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Deadline for submis-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     sion is March 31

                                                                                                                                     Northglenn Dec. 2009 General Fund Financial Report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Figures are through the end of December
      City of Northglenn Jan. 2010 Crime Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                        - 2009 Annual Budget
 The following charts show crime statistics from the Northglenn Police Department for
 burglary, motor vehicle theft and theft from motor vehicle in the city over the last six                                                                               - 2009 Actual Year to Date                                                                                                                      General Fund Expenditures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Year to Date is 88.6% of the
 months as well as from January of a year ago. To report a crime, please call 911.                                                                                      - 2008 Actual Year to Date                                                                                                                              2009 Annual Budget

      Theft from Motor Vehicle                         Burglary                            Motor Vehicle Theft                $25M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Total Revenue Components
40                                      20                                      15





30                                      15



20                                                                                                                            $10M







10 38     24   17   36   40   21   27    5 16     17   14   20   16   20   15         10    13     11   15   8   10   10
 5                                                                                                                             $0M
                                                                                                                                         Total                                    Taxes                          Inter-  Licenses User Charges Fines &                                                                          Other  General Fund
                                                                                                                                        Revenue                                                               government & Permits   & Fees    Forfeits                                                                       Revenues Expenditures
 0                                       0                                       0
     Jan09 Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan10         Jan09 Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan10         Jan09 Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan10
                                                                                                                               Note: Some financial numbers for 2009 are still being compiled. Thus, there may be significant differences
                                                                                                                               between 2008 and 2009 numbers as well as those contained in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
                                                                                                                                City Council
Scoreboard Donation

                                                                                                                                Local Teens
                                                                                                                                B y Jenni Mu rphy
                                                                                                                                Community Outreach Coordinator

                                                                                                                                   Northglenn High School seniors Sarah
                                                                                                                                Korody, Jamie Flores and Terina Haney were
                                                                                                                                named as Metro Mayor’s and Commissioners
                                                                                                                                Youth Award (MMCYA) winners for the city
                                                                                                                                of Northglenn.
                                                                                                                                   They were officially recognized at the Feb.
                                                                                                                                25 City Council meeting.
                                                                                                                                   The purpose of the Metropolitan Mayors
                                                                                                                                and Commissioners Youth Award is to recog-
                                                                                                                                nize young people (ages 13 to 19) in our com-
                                                                                                                                munities who have overcome personal adver-
                                                                                                                                sity and created positive change in their lives.
                                                                                                                                   These are youth who have shown out-
                                                                                                                                standing achievement in the areas of direct
                                                                                                                                service in the community, service to the fam-
                                                                                                                                ily or service to self.
                                                                                                                                   The MMCYA offers three tiers – city,

City crews recently installed a new scoreboard at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center
                                                                                                                                county and region. Adams County will rec-

Drive. The scoreboard was paid for with the help of a $2,000 donation by Dickʼs Sporting Goods. The donation
                                                                                                                                ognize 21 youth March 26. Twenty youth

was approved by City Council as part of CR-147 during the Dec. 10, 2009 meeting.
                                                                                                                                will be recognized at the regional ceremony
                                                                                                                                April 17.

Upcoming Events
 Ward IV Neighborhood                        Are you interested in starting a            Pearl Street Mall Photo Scavenger           Club 22
                                           Neighborhood Watch group to help            Hunt
                                           keep your neighborhood safe? This is                                                         7-10:30 p.m., Sat., March 6 and
                                                                                         9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fri., March 26               20, Northglenn Recreation Center,
   Meet and greet 6:15 p.m., meeting       the meeting for you.
                                                                                         Participants will get a list of things to   11801 Community Center Drive
 6:30 p.m., Mon., March 8, Westview          Also, learn about the 2010 Census,        find and then search the Pearl Street            Club 22 is a safe, fun, supervised
 Elementary School, 1300 Roseanna          how to get a roll-off for beautification    Mall in Boulder to find them. Cost is         program on the first and third
 Drive                                     projects and watch a presentation on        $20 for residents, $22 for non-resi-          Saturday of each month for kids in
   This is a chance for residents to       driving under the influence.                dents.                                        fifth through ninth grades. The cover
 communicate directly with their elected     For more information, contact Officer                                                   charge is $5.
                                                                                       Travel Film: Israel and
 officials with questions, concerns or     Paul Skattum at 303-450-8851 or
 comments they have about the city                                                                     Club 22 also has special activities.
 and its government.                                                                                                                 March 6 is the inflatable challenge
                                                                                                                                     course and March 20 is water polo,
   For more information, contact
 Councilmember Kim Snetzinger at           Sales Tax Code Class                        10:30 a.m., Wed., March 24, D.L.              so bring a swimming suit. Call 303-
                                                                                       Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community              450-8800 for more information.
 303-913-7195 or ksnetzinger@              Noon, Friday, March 12, City
                                                                                       Center Drive
                                           Council Chambers, 11701
                                                                                                                                     Blood Pressure Check or Councilmember
 Gene Wieneke at 303-457-0858 or           Community Center Drive                         This film features two neighboring                                                              countries in the Middle East. The film-
                                             The Finance Department is hosting                                                         Noon-12:30 p.m., Wed., March 17,
                                                                                       maker will be on hand to narrate the
                                           this free, hour-long class, which is per-                                                 Northglenn Recreation Center,
                                                                                       film. Cost is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for
 Sperry Park Playground                    fect for new business owners, existing
                                           vendors or potential business owners
                                                                                       students and seniors. For more infor-
                                                                                                                                     11801 Community Center Drive

 Improvement Meeting                                                                   mation, call 303-450-8800.                      The North Metro Fire Rescue District
                                           who have questions about dealing with                                                     will provide free blood pressure
                                           sales and use taxes when engaged in
                                                                                       Flashlight Egg Hunt
   6 p.m., Wed., March 10,                                                                                                           checks, which can help diagnose
 Northglenn Recreation Center,             business, both in Northglenn and in                                                       sever health risks. Participants will
 11801 Community Center Drive              the state. For more information, con-                                                     receive a monitoring card to keep track
                                                                                         7:30 p.m., Friday, April 2, meet in
                                           tact Robert Greathouse at rgreathouse                                                     of changes over multiple visits. For
   Staff will present several design                                                   the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801
                                  or 303-450-8773.                                                          more information, call 303-450-3017.
 options based on Januaryʼs communi-                                                   Community Center Drive
 ty meeting feedback, budget and safe-
                                           Spring Break Trips
                                                                                         This egg hunt is for the big kid in all
 ty zone and space constraints. For                                                    of us. After the sun goes down, take          SENIOR CENTER
 more information, contact Mark              In conjunction with Adams 12 Five         your flashlight and start search for          Events for people ages 55 and older
 Hofmeister at 303-450-8780 or
                                           Star School District, the following trips   eggs in the grass, which could be filled
                                                                                       with candy or prizes. Check in begins
                                                                                                                                     St. Patrickʼs Day Potluck
                                           are being offered for kids in fifth
                                                                                       at 7:30 p.m., with the start at 8 p.m.          Noon, Wed., March 17, Northglenn
                                           through ninth grades. Pre-register
 Ward II Neighborhood                                                                  Once the eggs are collected, everyone         Senior Center, 11801 Community
                                           early at 303-450-8800 or
                                                                                       will go inside the recreation center for      Center Drive
                                  If there
                                           are not enough participants, the trips      refreshments. Cost is $6 for residents,         Get out your green, dust off your
   Meet and greet 6:30 p.m., meeting       will be cancelled. Meet at the              $7 for non-residents. Pre-registration is     recipes and join us for this annual
 7 p.m., Mon., March 15,                   Northglenn Recreation Center before         REQUIRED. To register or for more             event. The Northglenn Senior
 Maintenance & Operations Building,        the trip.                                   information, call 303-450-8800.               Organization will provide the corned
 12301 Claude Court                                                                                                                  beef, cabbage and beverages. Please
                                             Denver Museum of Nature and
                                                                                       ONGOING EVENTS                                bring a side dish or dessert.
   This is a chance for residents to       Science
 communicate directly with their elected     9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon., March 22             Car Seat Fit Station                            RSVP by March 12. Call 303-450-
                                                                                                                                     8801 for more information.
 officials with questions, concerns or       Spend the day at the museum,                9 a.m.-noon every Wednesday,
 comments they have about the city
                                                                                                                                     Senior Easter Breakfast
                                           where youʼll see an IMAX show and           North Metro Fire Rescue Station 64,
 and its government.                       enjoy the exhibits. Please bring a          10550 Huron St.
   For more information, contact
 Councilmember Joe Brown at 303-
                                           lunch or money to buy lunch. Cost is
                                           $15 for residents, $17 for non-resi-
                                                                                         The North Metro Fire Rescue District        and Egg Hunt
                                                                                       hosts a clinic to assist parents in             9 a.m., Fri., April 2, Northglenn
 255-9166 or joebrown@northglenn           dents.                                      checking for proper installation of their     Senior Center, 11801 Community
 .org or Councilmember Leslie Carrico        Bowling, lunch and a movie                infant, convertible and booster seats.        Center Drive
 at 303-451-5046 or lcarrico@                             9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wed., March 24               Citizens will be served on a first-           The Northglenn Senior Center will
                                             Enjoy this all-day event, as it starts    come, first-served basis. Cost is free.       provide a breakfast bagel sandwich,
 Neighborhood Watch                        with bowling, then a stop for lunch
                                           before a matinee in the afternoon. The
                                                                                         For more information on what you
                                                                                       should have ready before you arrive,
                                                                                                                                     fruit, juice, coffee and follow that up

 Block Captain Meeting
                                                                                                                                     with an Easter egg hunt. There will
                                           movie will be chosen a few days             call 303-252-3017.                            also be an award for the person for the
  6:30-8:30 p.m., Tues., March 16,         before and rated G or PG. Cost is                                                         best Easter bonnet. Cost is $6. Please
 Maintenance & Operations Building,        $25 for residents, $27 for non-resi-                                                      sign up and pay in advance. For more
 12301 Claude Court                        dents.                                                                                    information, call 303-450-8801.
Watch Ou t for Coyotes in Area                                                                                                                                         7

Northglenn has never                                                                                                                News Briefs
                                                                                                                                     Free Tax Filing for
had a reported human
                                                                                                                                     Seniors, Low-Income
attack by a coyote;
                                                                                                                                       Adams County Tax Assistance
people should scare
                                                                                                                                     will assist seniors and low-income
                                                                                                                                     residents with tax filing from Jan.
them away when seen
                                                                                                                                     25 to April 10.
                                                                                                                                       The filing will be held on a first-
B y John Eisel

                                                                                                                                     come, first-served basis on
Public Communications Specialist

                                                                                                                                     Mondays from 1 to 6 p.m. and
                                                                                                                                     Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
   Like it or not, coyotes are here to stay
                                                                                                                                     the Northglenn Senior Center,
in Northglenn.
                                                                                                                                     11801 Community Center Drive.
   Officers have spotted them through-
                                                                                                                                     Electronic filing is available.
out town. The most frequent sightings
                                                                                                                                       For more information, call 303-
recently have occurred at Northwest
Open Space.
   City staff has put up large orange

                                                                                                                                     Donate Bikes
signs at Croke Reservoir and Northwest

                                                                                                                                       Have any old bicycles in the
Open Space to alert residents about the

                                                                                                                                     garage just collecting dust?
possible presence of coyotes.
   The brown and grayish canines rarely
                                                                                                                                       The city will take those bikes,
                                                                                                                                     refurbish them, and donate
reach 50 pounds, but they are extremely

                                                                                                                                     them to local kids who may not
adaptable, eating anything from insects

                                                                                                                                     otherwise have a bike.
to small mammals to trash.
   Their range of habitation stretches
                                                                                                                                       For more information on donat-
                                                                                                                                     ing or receiving a bike, contact
through all of North America, from

                                                                                                                                     Jenni Murphy at 303-450-8904 or
Alaska to Nicaragua, so the entire Front

Range is their natural habitat.
   Although they can be spotted

                                                                                                                                     Outdoor Programs
throughout the metro area, actual coy-

                                                                                                                                     Need Volunteers
ote attacks on humans are extremely rare
around Denver, with only 11 in the past

                                                                                                                                       The city of Northglenn is looking
five years. However, five have come

Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW). Coyotes tend to have a brownish gray color with pointed ears and a bushy tail.                  for volunteers who would like to
since December 2008, according to the

   Thankfully, no attack or potentially Males grow to be 25 to 45 pounds heavy, while females reach 22 to 35 pounds.                 spend some time outdoors this

                                               Phone Numbers                             Keep Coyotes Away
                                                                                                                                       The Partners with Parks, Trail
dangerous encounter between coyotes

                                                                                                                                     Partners, Yard of the Month and
and humans has ever been reported in

                                               • If a coyote makes an aggressive         Coyotes are here to stay in the             Waterwise Yard of the Month pro-
Northglenn, and the city would like to
                                             advance without attacking or you          metro area, but here are some                 grams need residents to help out.
keep it that way.
                                             know of someone who wonʼt stop            tips to make sure coyote-human                  These volunteer spots involve
   Prevent unpleasant interactions
                                             feeding coyotes, call the Department      incidents are kept to a minimum:              cleanup or maintenance of local
between humans and coyotes with these
                                             of Wildlife at 303-291-7727.                1. Donʼt feed coyotes. The coyotes          parks and paths or going around
three steps: 1. Don’t feed coyotes. 2.
                                               • If you suspect aggressive behav-      will become less afraid of humans             the neighborhood judging yards.
Protect pets. 3. Haze coyotes when
                                             ior by a coyote, you can call the         and more likely to approach them.               Time commitment is an hour a
they are seen.
                                             cityʼs animal hotline at 303-450-8886     (We promise – the coyotes will not            week or less.
   At first, feeding coyotes may seem
                                             so they can record the sighting.          starve.)
                                                                                                                                       If you want to volunteer or have
like an obvious thing not to do, but,
                                               • If a coyote attacks, call 911.          2. Keep an eye out for small pets.          more questions, please contact
people with big hearts for animals do
                                                                                       Coyotes donʼt differentiate between           Jenni Murphy at 303-450-8904 or
leave food out for coyotes.
                                                                                       domesticated and wild small ani-    
   Please don’t do this. If you know
                                                                                       mals. Itʼs all food to them.

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someone who’s doing this, ask them to
                                                                                         3. Scare coyotes away when you
stop. If it continues, please contact the which is when coyotes typically hunt.
                                                                                       see them. Make lots of noise any-
DOW at 303-291-7727.                           The Northglenn Police Department
   From December 2007 to the present, has reports of two coyote incidents in way you can – even throw rocks or                         Looking for a summer job? The
seven coyote attacks on humans were the last seven years involving small dogs sticks if you have to.                                 city has the following seasonal
reported in the metro area. In at least taken from backyards on the east side of
                                                                                                            SOURCE: COLORADO
                                                                                                                                     positions available:
                                                                                                           DIVISION OF WILDLIFE        Lifeguard, cashier, pedal boat
                                                                                                                                     attendants, park maintenance
four of those attacks, the coyotes had town. The last time, in 2004, the owners

                                                                                                                                     workers, day camp workers and
been fed by humans.                         watched as a coyote snatched their dog

                                                                                                                                     youth sports instructors.
   The truth is, coyotes don’t need         from their backyard, next to Fox Run.
                                               It’s also important to obey existing the less they’ll interact with humans, and
                                                                                                                                       Applicants must be at least 16
humans to feed them. Food, water and

                                                                                                                                     to 21 years of age depending on
shelter are already in abundance in the     leash laws and to not let your pet roam the better off everyone will be.

                                                                                                                                     the job. Salary range is $7.26 to
metro area; otherwise coyotes wouldn’t free around the neighborhood (cats,               If you happen to find yourself uncom-

                                                                                                                                     $11.97, depending on the job.
be here.                                    too). During an attack that occurred Feb. fortably close to a coyote, make noise

                                                                                                                                       Applicants must apply online at
   Not feeding coyotes leads into the 23, 2009, in Broomfield, a dog off its and throw whatever you can at the coy-

second key step – protect your small leash chased a coyote. When the owner ote. If that doesn’t scare it away, DO

                                                                                                                                     Internet access is available at
pets. Coyotes don’t differentiate a wild followed, another coyote came and bit NOT run or turn your back on it. Face

                                                                                                                                     City Hall, 11701 Community
rabbit or mouse from a domesticated cat him.                                          the coyote and back away slowly until
                                                                                                                                     Center Drive. For more informa-
or dog. They can all be prey.                  The final tip is hazing. If you see a you are a safe distance away.
                                                                                                                                     tion, visit the Web site, call 303-
   To protect your small furry ones, don’t coyote near by, scare it away with lots of    If you have more questions about coy-
                                                                                                                                     450-8761 or come to the Human
leave them outside all night or day with- loud noises. Even throw small rocks or otes, please go to
                                                                                                                                     Resources Division, located in
out supervision and keep the lights on sticks to frighten them away.                  .us/WildlifeSpecies/LivingWithWildlife/
                                                                                                                                     City Hall.
when letting them out at night. Also           The hope is that coyotes start fearing Mammals/CoyoteCountry.htm or call
keep an eye out near dawn or dusk, humans again. The more they are afraid, 303-291-7227.

“If I Were Mayor” Essay Contest Open to Seventh Graders
Colorado Mu nicipal L eagu e               tax revenue to provide city services.         Four winners will be awarded a cer-      during the 2009-10 school year.
                                              If you were mayor of the city, how      tificate of achievement, a $500 sav-           • Essays should be a minimum of
   Many youth are not aware of the         would you explain the importance of        ings bond and the opportunity for           400 words and a maximum of 600
valuable services that their municipal-    municipal government to other chil-        their teachers and parents to attend        words.
ities (cities and towns) provide and       dren in your community or school?          the 88th CML Annual Conference                 • One essay submitted per student.
how services are funded.                      Now you have the chance to do           June 22 to 25 in Breckenridge.                 Entries are due to the CML office
   Drinking water, trash collection,       just that. The Colorado Municipal          Winners will present their essay dur-       by Tuesday, April 13. Mail to 1144
parks, recreation centers, police offi-    League (CML) and Colorado Trust            ing a luncheon.                             Sherman St., Denver, CO 80203.
cers, street lights, trailway systems      are inviting seventh grade students to        Contest rules are as follows:               If you have questions about the
and crosswalks, to name a few, are all     write an essay explaining what they           • The contest is open to all             contest or you are interested in sub-
provided by your municipal govern-         would do if they were the mayor of         Colorado seventh-grade students,            mitting an essay, contact Lisa White
ment. Cities depend heavily on sales       the city.                                  home schooled or attending school           at or 303-831-6411.
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P.O. Box 330061
11701 Community Center Drive

Northglenn, CO 80233-8061

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Phone: 303-451-8326
Fax: 303-450-8708

March 2010

Used Motor Oil Heats Two City Bu ildings
Solid Waste Division can collect up to five gallons of used motor oil per week during trash pick up
B y No r m B e ll                              air pressure and ignited.
Public Works Superintendent                       The heat produced by these units is
                                               estimated to have supplied 40 percent of
   The city of Northglenn has always           the heating needs at the equipment stor-
encouraged residents to recycle.               age building and virtually 100 percent of
Recycling conserves precious natural           the heating requirements for the fleet
resources, reduces the volume of trash         service building.
sent to the landfill and helps keep operat-       The furnaces are estimated to have
ing costs low.                                 paid for themselves in the first four years
   But did you know that Northglenn            of operation and it continues to save tax-
uses recycled motor oil to heat buildings?     payer dollars every month of operation.
   For the past 10 years, the city has been       The furnaces are capable of burning
heating two shop buildings with used           No. 1 and No. 2 fuel oil, motor oil, auto-
motor oil. These buildings are an equip-       matic transmission fluid, hydraulic oil
ment storage/electro-mechanical build-         and gear oil as long as it is mixed not to
ing at the Northglenn Water Treatment          exceed 50 SAE.
Plant and the city’s fleet maintenance            Oils containing contaminants such as
shop at the Maintenance and Operations         antifreeze, gasoline, naptha, chlorinated
Facility.                                      cleaning solvents or oil additives cannot
   Servicing Northglenn’s fleet of approx-     be used.
imately 250 vehicles and pieces of equip-         The Solid Waste Division will collect
ment produces a lot of used oil. As a          up to five gallons of used motor oil per
result of these operations, the city is con-   week from eligible residences.
sidered a waste oil generator by the state        Oil needs to be placed in clear plastic
and is eligible to burn the used oil as a      one-gallon containers with the resident’s
heat source.                                   address clearly marked on the containers.
   The Solid Waste Division also pro-          Used and rinsed one-gallon milk jugs
vides curbside collection of used motor        work well for this purpose.
oil for residential trash customers.              Since a lot of Northglenn residents
   In 1999, the city purchased and             prefer to “do-it-yourself” and do their
installed two EPA-approved oil burning         own oil changes on their personal vehi-

                                                                                             Top: The cityʼs fleet maintenance shop, inside the Maintenance and Operations
furnaces and oil storage tanks.                cles, RVs, boats and off-road equipment,

                                                                                             Facility, is heated with used motor oil. Vehicle maintenance leaves a lot of used oil.
   The equipment storage building has a        this is a win-win situation for both resi-

                                                                                             Instead of disposing of it elsewhere, the used oil is filtered and stored in large stor-
320,000 BTU furnace and the fleet serv-        dents and the city.

                                                                                             age tanks outside the building. Above: When staff turn on the heat to the building,
ice building unit is rated at 500,000 BTU.        If you have any questions regarding

                                                                                             the filtered oil is pumped up to the furnace.
   Filtered oil is pumped from the tanks       waste oil disposal, please contact the
to the furnace, where it is atomized under     Solid Waste Division at 303-450-4004.

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