The The Link for Northglenn City News Connection 11701 Community Center Drive Northglenn CO 80233 www.northglenn.org and Information March. 2010 Volume LXXXVIII Inside This Issue Page 2 • Local Legislative Recap • City Council Preview Page 3 • City Involved in Rocky Council Flats Oversight Page 4 Complete • 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 St. 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 17.3 Free cards available at City Hall, recreation center and police department Meetings 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 www.caremark.com/nlc 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 www.caremark.com/nlc 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 Paiz. 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 terms 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 Award. 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 Rentals 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 service. Trash/Special 303-450-4004 the Governor’s Energy Office’s Energy • CR-28 – Council unanimously Pickup 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 Hotline 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 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 munity. 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 northglenn.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 northglenn.org/connection.html. C ity Council meeting summary: Contractor Licensing imously. 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 city. 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 3 Recap, cont. Polycart Exceptions to Hiring, Council Study Position 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. 2008. 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 information. • 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 aides • Seasonal parks maintenance If you missed the latest council meeting, catch it on Comcast workers • 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 workers. occur at www.northglenn.org. (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 northglenn.org 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 downstream. 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 Community sive repairs in recent years. The RFSC includes elected officials Introduction to Rocky Flats Surface Northglenn Recreation • 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 www.lm.doe.gov/ (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: www.rockyflatssc.org to see an (City Hall, Court, Memorial Park Police) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org ksnetzinger email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org mayor pro tem email@example.com @northglenn.org 4 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.org. 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 www.2010Census.gov for more information, including the wording on the individual questions. 303-450-8904 or jmurphy@ northglenn.org. Trees Available for P arks Help F ight Against Child Obesity Sale at Discount The Parks, Recreation & 16.3 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- overweight. 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. Drive 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 www.kaboom.org/playfulcity reduced the amount of phys- tools that bring public and will be looking to replicate as usa. 5 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 Competition 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 www.northglenn.org/recxpress 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 Park. Each of the six finalists will receive a $500 honorarium to help offset expenses. 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, www.callforentry.org. Complete No. 12, in the Industrial Park. Contact them at 720-536-8088 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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@ northglenn.org. 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 $21,345,855 $20M 35 $19,527,136 $19,596,811 $19,273,717 12 $18,081,196 $17,072,504 30 15 $15,965,461 $15M $14,447,678 25 $13,197,954 9 20 $10M 10 $1,737,082 $1,786,180 $1,779,814 $1,297,933 $1,288,122 $1,235,553 $1,303,732 $1,288,505 $8,982,500 $1,206,683 6 $676,056 15 $500,000 $410,899 $256,321 $250,293 $325,921 $5M 10 38 24 17 36 40 21 27 5 16 17 14 20 16 20 15 10 13 11 15 8 10 10 3 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 6 Recognizes 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 Meeting 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 email@example.com. Club 22 also has special activities. Jordan 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 northglenn.org or Councilmember Gene Wieneke at 303-457-0858 or Community Center Drive This film features two neighboring firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 @northglenn.org 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 email@example.com. 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 Meeting www.northglenn.org/recxpress. 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@ northglenn.org. 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 654-6163. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 summer. 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- email@example.com. Please don’t do this. If you know mals. Itʼs all food to them. Summer Jobs Open 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- http://cityofnorthglenn.jobing.com. 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 http://wildlife.state.co 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-831-6411. PRSRT STD The Northglenn US POSTAGE PAID DENVER CO Connection PERMIT NO. 1655 P.O. Box 330061 11701 Community Center Drive ECRWSS Northglenn, CO 80233-8061 www.northglenn.org Postal Customer 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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