January 2014

Comments

Transcription

January 2014
Northglenn Connection
the
11701 Community Center Drive, Northglenn, CO 80233 • 303-451-8326 • www.northglenn.org • Issue 193 • Jan. 2014
In This Edition
Groundbreaking
The city held the groundbreaking for a new Walmart Neighborhood
Market on Dec. 13. It will be located at the site of the old Garland
Center at Washington Street and Garland Drive. The new store will sell
groceries and have a pharmacy. Construction has already started, with
an opening scheduled for mid-summer of 2014.
n FINANCE DEPARTMENT
HONORED: The city received an
award for excellence in financial
reporting. Page 2
n OPTIONS FOR DISPOSING
OF CHRISTMAS TREES:
Residents can drop them off at the
Green Waste Recycling Center or
Adams County Fairgrounds.
e
f
Momentum Carrying Into 2014
STATE OF THE CITY
ast year was busy and successful for the city of Northglenn. Our business community is
steadily growing, city staff offers a high level of customer service and our parks and
facilities continue to be upgraded. Northglenn is in a good place. Now, we are poised to
take advantage of several exciting opportunities in 2014.
L
Through the efforts of our Economic
Development Division we are creating a
welcoming business climate. In July we
broke ground on the Webster Lake
Promenade redevelopment and the first
restaurants will open in the spring. Our
residents will have more dining options
and our sales tax base will grow.
In the summer of 2014, the Walmart
Neighborhood Market will open at the
old Garland Center. This will provide a
much-needed grocery store and pharmacy to that area. This project would
not have been possible without the
Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority.
While these are major economic
developments, we had numerous, smaller victories. TH Automotive expanded
out of the industrial park. Nationwide
Fabrication added to their facility and
capacity. We welcomed small businesses
such as Beer By Design, SunHawk
Seconds, Saigon Basil and 53 others that
opened in 2013 but are too many to list.
These small, independent businesses are
the key to growing Northglenn.
I attended 19 ribbon cuttings or
ground breakings in 2013. In 2014, I
expect to attend more ribbon cuttings
and watch as more of the city is developed and redeveloped.
ca
In order to make it easier for businesses to advertise, our Planning and Zoning
Department rewrote the city’s Sign
Code. An antiquated policy was turned
into an ordinance that could be summed
up in one pamphlet.
We’ve restructured the Neighborhood
Services Division to make sure code
enforcement services provide a safe and
beautiful place to live without being
unnecessarily intrusive.
Our Police Department continued to
focus on community policing. National
Night Out had 21 groups participate,
over 6,000 people attended Safe Street
Halloween and more than 200 children
received gifts as part of the KYGO
Christmas Crusade. More importantly,
they put their lives at risk every day in
order to make Northglenn a safe and
secure community. If you see them out
on our streets please thank them.
ca
For transportation, the Grange Hall
Creek Project under Washington Street
was completed. The project had limited
Washington Street to two lanes during
construction, but this temporary inconvenience has produced a lasting infrastructure improvement. The road will
no longer flood and travelers on the
Greenway Trail can now continue
unabated under the street.
In October, the Colorado Department
of Transportation began expanding the
express lanes on Interstate 25 from US
36 to 120th Avenue. This will provide a
faster commute and improved sound
barriers along the interstate at a minimal
cost to the city.
The last part of 2013 brought the most
exciting news. On Nov. 26, the Regional
Transportation District (RTD) voted to
finalize plans that will bring the North
Businesses in
Town Will Take
Electronic Waste
Page 4
Metro Rail Line to the city by 2018.
Please read the story on page 3 for more
information.
ca
Many of the city’s facilities and infrastructure were upgraded in 2013. The
Residential Street Program rehabilitated
five streets. Our Greenway Trail and
Sidewalk Replacement Program fixed
half a mile of trails and sidewalks.
Improvements and renovations to
Danahy Park and Jaycee Park included
sports facilities, the playground, the dog
park and a pavilion. These efforts ensure
the continued quality of the city’s amenities and infrastructure.
ca
If you didn’t participate in all the
exciting things that happened in 2013, I
want you to get involved. Attend a council meeting, serve on a board or commission or volunteer. Northglenn needs residents active in their government in
order to take advantage of every opportunity we can in 2014.
As I look forward to the challenges of
2014, I see the city growing and thriving.
I believe we have many good days ahead.
- Mayor Joyce Downing
FasTracks Arriving
in Northglenn in
Early 2018
Page 3
Page 4
n PAY CITY UTILITY BILLS
ONLINE: By going to www.
northglenn.org/waterbill, residents
can pay for their city utility bills
conveniently and safely online.
Page 4
n ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
COORDINATOR JOINS CITY: Jill
Mendoza will help with business
retention and expansion. Page 5
n SAFEBUILT OFFERING $1K
SCHOLARSHIP: Seniors from
Northglenn High School STEM or
Vantage Point High School are
encouraged to apply. Page 6
n THREE FREE WORKSHOPS
IN JANUARY: Classes at the
recreation center will cover health
and financial topics. Page 7
n WARD III MEETING ON JAN.
23: Residents are invited to come
talk and listen to councilmembers
Marci Whitman and Kyle Mullica.
Page 7
n EARN REBATE WITH LOW
FLOW TOILET PURCHASE:
Residents can apply for a credit on
their city utility bill for purchasing
a low-flow toilet. Page 8
n COUNTY TO OFFER FREE
TAX PREP: Adams County will
prepare taxes for free starting in
early February for people making
less than $50,000. Page 8
CLOSURES
City Hall will be closed on
Monday, Jan. 20, for Martin
Luther King Jr. Day.
The normally scheduled City
Council study session for that
evening has been cancelled.
The Northglenn Recreation
Center and Northglenn Senior
Center will be open as normal.
Trash service will not be
affected.
Fitness Options
Available Through City to
Achieve New Year’s
Resolutions Page 6
2
Local Legislative Recap
ities and a 4 mill levy dedicated to road
repair. These rates were not raised from
2013.
Nov. 25, 2013
Resolutions
Appointments to City
Youth Commission
2014 Budget Adopted
CR-128 & CR-129 – Council unanimously appointed Allie Donnici and
Savannah VanDuyn to the Board of
Directors of the Northglenn Youth
Commission. Their terms started Nov.
25, 2013, and end Nov. 25, 2014.
City Teams With Thornton
for Victim Services Unit
CR-130 – Council unanimously voted
to enter into an Intergovernmental
Agreement with the city of Thornton for
a shared victim services unit. This unit
provides critical support to victims and
witnesses of crime. The total budget for
the unit is $432,562. Northglenn will
pay $95,529.60 of that cost.
Municipalities Fund Youth
Nonprofit The Link
CR-131 – Council unanimously voted
to enter into an Intergovernmental
Agreement (IGA) between Adams
County, Brighton, Commerce City,
Thornton and Westminster to fund The
Link, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It
provides juvenile placement assessments and other related services to law
enforcement.
December Meeting Moved
CR-134 – Council unanimously voted
to reschedule the Dec. 23 meeting for
Dec. 16.
Second Reading
Flood Ordinance Changed
CB-1814 – Council unanimously
gave final approval to amend the current
flood hazard ordinance to comply with
new state and federal regulations. This
ordinance regulates buildings within the
floodplains of the city.
Dec. 9, 2013
Resolutions
Mill Levy Set at 11.597
Employee Pay Plan Set
CR-137 – Council unanimously voted
to set the 2014 Pay Plan for city employees. Three positions were added to the
pay plan: parks project coordinator,
planning technician and seasonal park
ranger.
Department Head
Salaries Established
CR-138 – Council unanimously voted
to set the salaries of city department
heads for 2014. The salary range is
between $102,305 and $129,901.
Reappointment for Board
of Adjustment
CR-139 – Council unanimously reappointed James Johnson to the Board of
Adjustment. The term began Dec. 13,
2013, and expires Dec. 13, 2016.
Auditing Group Hired
CR-140 – Council unanimously
approved an agreement between the city
and the firm of Hamblin & Associates
for the 2013 financial statement audit
for an amount not to exceed $25,000.
Agreement With RTD on
North Metro FasTracks
CR-141 – Council unanimously
approved an agreement between the city
and the Regional Transportation
District (RTD) for the FasTracks North
Metro Rail Line Project. The agreement
outlines the local agency contributions
from the city. For more about the project, see page 3.
Landfill Contract OK’d
CR-135 – Council unanimously voted
to set the mill levy for property taxes at
11.597 mills. This consists of 7.597 mills
used to support general operating activ-
Mayor
CR-136 – Council unanimously voted
to adopt the proposed 2014 Budget. The
total budget for all funds is $42,903,356.
The 2014 Budget was presented at the
Sept. 16 Study Session. A public hearing
on the budget was held before voting.
CR-142 – Council unanimously
approved a contract not to exceed
$200,000 between the city and Allied
Waste Systems of Colorado, LLC for
Ward I
Carol Dodge
Wayne Dodge
[email protected]
northglenn.org
[email protected]
[email protected]
northglenn.org
303-601-3633
mayor pro tem
CR-143 – Council unanimously
approved a contract between the city
and Waste Management of Colorado,
Inc. for single stream recycling services
in 2014 that will pay the city $15.25 per
ton of materials recycled.
Contract Approved for
112th Project Design
CR-144 – Council unanimously
approved a professional services agreement between the city and Vision Land
Consultants, Inc. for engineering design
services for the East 112th Avenue
Corridor Project.
Contract for 112th Avenue
Construction Management
CR-145 – Council unanimously
approved a professional services agreement between the city and Vision Land
Consultants, Inc. for construction management services for the East 112th
Avenue Corridor Project.
Marijuana License OK’d
CR-146 – Council voted 6-3 to make
findings of fact in support of granting a
retail marijuana store license to The
Green Solution LLC, which is located at
470 Malley Drive.
First Readings
Northglenn Ambulance
Area Up For Rezoning
CB-1815 – Council unanimously
gave initial approval to rezone the property located at 10655 Washington St.
from R-1-C (Single family residential) to
C-4 (Commercial). The property is currently home to Northglenn Ambulance.
Initial OK to Prohibit
Marijuana Social Clubs
CB-1816 – Council voted 8-1 to give
initial approval to an ordinance that
would amend the Municipal Code to
prohibit allowing marijuana social
clubs. The ordinance defines a marijuana social club as a facility that offers
patrons, who pay a membership or fee,
access to the premises in order to smoke
marijuana socially.
303-457-9872
Ward II
Ward III
Joe Brown
Leslie Carrico
Marci Whitman
Kyle Mullica
[email protected]
northglenn.org
[email protected]
northglenn.org
[email protected]
northglenn.org
[email protected]
northglenn.org
720-260-0208
Legislator Contact Information
With the Colorado Legislature convening on Jan. 8, here is contact information for the city’s representatives in the state house
and state senate (All of Northglenn is located in House District
34 and Senate District 24):
Sen. Lois Tochtrop
Ph: 303-866-4863
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.senloistochtrop.com
Recycle Agreement OK’d
Meet Your Mayor and City Councilmembers
Joyce Downing
303-457-3542
landfill services in 2014.
Rep. Steve Lebsock
Phone: 303-866-2931
[email protected]
[email protected]
www.stevelebsock.com
303-451-5046
303-521-0201
303-847-2225
Council Scorecard
Nov. 25, 2013
Resolutions
Measure
CR-128
CR-129
CR-130
CR-131
CR-134
Result
Passed
Passed
Passed
Passed
Passed
Vote
Unanimous
Unanimous
Unanimous
Unanimous
Unanimous
Ordinances: 2nd Reading
Measure Result Vote
CB-1814 Passed Unanimous
Dec. 9, 2013
Resolutions
Measure Result Vote
CR-135
CR-136
CR-137
CR-138
CR-139
CR-140
CR-141
CR-142
CR-143
CR-144
CR-145
CR-146
Passed
Passed
Passed
Passed
Passed
Passed
Passed
Passed
Passed
Passed
Passed
Passed
Unanimous
Unanimous
Unanimous
Unanimous
Unanimous
Unanimous
Unanimous
Unanimous
Unanimous
Unanimous
Unanimous
Yes: Downing, C.
Dodge, Whitman,
Snetzinger, W.
Dodge, Mullica
No: Wieneke,
Carrico, Brown
Ordinances: 1st Reading
Measure Result Vote
CB-1815 Passed Unanimous
CB-1816 Passed Yes: Downing, C.
Dodge, Whitman,
Snetzinger, W.
Dodge, Carrico,
Mullica, Wieneke
No: Brown
– Local Legislative Recap by
Jason Rogers, Public
Communications Manager
Ward IV
Gene Wieneke Kim Snetzinger
303-457-0858
[email protected]
northglenn.org
303-913-7195
[email protected]
northglenn.org
City Wins Award for Financial Document
The city’s Finance Department was
awarded a Certificate of Achievement for
Excellence in Financial Reporting for its
2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial
Report (CAFR).
The CAFR is the audited year-end
financial statement for the city.
The certificate is the highest form of
recognition in the area of governmental
accounting and financial reporting, and
its attainment represents a significant
accomplishment by a government and its
management.
The award is presented by the
Government
Finance
Officers
Association of the United States and
Canada (GFOA), which is a nonprofit
professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals.
Go to www.northglenn.org/finance to
download a copy of the 2012 CAFR.
3
FasTracks to Reach
Northglenn by 2018
Council Study
Sessions & Meetings
Council Meetings:
7 p.m. Mon., Jan. 13 and 27
The Regional Transportation
District (RTD) Board of Directors set
the North Metro Line in motion with
a 14-1 vote on Nov. 26, approving
Phase 1 from Denver Union Station
to 124th Avenue and Claude Court,
near the city’s Maintenance and
Operations Facility.
Regional Rail Partners was awarded the project and have committed to
a January 2018 completion date.
Phil Washington, RTD General
Manager, commented on the process.
“Our efforts to award a contract for
the North Metro Line in such an
expeditious manner is unprecedented
and shows RTD’s steadfast commitment to invest in the northern suburbs sooner rather than later.”
At the regular council meeting on
Dec. 9, the city entered into an
Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA)
with RTD on the project. The IGA is
necessary because it outlines the
expectations and obligations of both
organizations.
The 2004 ballot item that authorized the four tenths sales tax to build
FasTracks also commits local jurisdictions to provide a local match of
2.5 percent of the total project cost.
The local match contribution for the
North Metro Line is $22.752 million,
distributed between Adams County,
Broomfield, Thornton, Northglenn,
Commerce City and Denver. Every
FasTracks line built in the metro area
Residents are welcome at council meetings and study sessions.
Council meetings are held on
the second and fourth Monday of
the month at 7 p.m.
Study sessions are held as needed on the first and third Monday of
each month at 6 p.m. Call 303-4508756 for more information.
Location: Study sessions and
council meetings are held at City
Council Chambers in City Hall,
11701 Community Center Drive.
Audio/Video: If you missed
the latest council meeting, watch it
on Comcast Cable Channel 8.
• Sunday: Council meetings at
10 a.m. and 6 p.m., study sessions
at 2 and 10:30 p.m.
• Monday, Wednesday &
Friday: Council meetings at
noon and 10:30 p.m., study sessions at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
• Tuesday & Thursday: Council
meetings at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
study sessions at noon.
• Saturday: Council meetings at
noon and 7:30 p.m., study sessions
at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
You can also listen to audio
recordings the day after meetings
occur at www.northglenn.org.
Number of Miles of
the North Metro Line
From Union Station
to the 124th Avenue
Station
has this requirement – Northglenn’s
share is $2.525 million.
This 2.5 percent local match can be
monetary or in-kind in nature. It is
anticipated that the city’s local match
requirements will be met with in-kind
contributions. The IGA identifies that
the city will apply the 112th Avenue
Revitalization Project, a project previously identified as a city Capital
Improvement Project (CIP), staff
time and waiving of permit fees in
lieu of a monetary contribution.
Nearby stations will be located at
104th Avenue and Colorado
Boulevard in Thornton, 112th
Avenue and York Street in
Northglenn and 124th Avenue and
Claude Court in Thornton.
When additional funding becomes
available, Phase 2 of the project will
be completed from 124th Avenue to
the planned end line at 164th Avenue
in Thornton.
´
City Wards
I
3
If you have a question about
what ward you live in, call the City
Clerk’s Office at 303-450-8756.
EMERGENCIES ......................911
Animal Control ......303-450-8886
Animal Impound ..303-288-3294
Building Permits ..303-450-8745
City Hall ................303-451-8326
City Clerk ..............303-450-8757
City Court ............303-450-8701
City Manager ........303-450-8709
Communications ..303-450-8713
Customer ............303-450-8994
Solutions
Economic..............303-450-8743
Development
Fire (non-emerg) ..303-452-9910
(North Metro Fire Rescue)
Graffiti Hotline ......303-252-3849
Neighborhood ......303-280-7876
Services
Parks & Trails........303-280-7818
Planning & Zoning ..303-450-8836
Police ....................................911
Police Records ......303-450-8892
Polycarts/ ............303-450-4004
Roll-Off Rentals
Street Repair ........303-450-4001
Rec Center ............303-450-8800
Senior Center........303-450-8801
Snow & ................303-450-4001
Ice Removal
Storm Drainage .. 303-450-4001
Street Sweeping .. 303-450-4001
Trash/Special........303-450-4004
Pick-up
Utility Billing/ ......303-450-8770
Cust. Service
Volunteering..........303-450-8904
Water ....................303-450-4045
Conservation Hotline
Water/Sewer ........303-280-7803
Problems
Water/Sewer ........303-451-1289
24-hour Line
13
Study Sessions:
6 p.m. Mon., Feb. 3
Numbers to Know
Eastlake/124th
Northglenn
Connection
the
Cla
ude
3
I
The Northglenn Connection is a
monthly publication that is delivered to city residents.
To suggest topics, stories or article ideas for this newsletter, contact
Jason Rogers at 303-450-8713 or
[email protected]
Use it as a reference for city
information and to learn about
what is happening in the community.
This publication and past editions are also available at www.
northglenn.org/connection.
You may also contact Rogers for
questions or comments about
Channel 8 television programming.
THORNTON
THORNTON
112th
Ri
ve
rd
al
e
Rd
Colorado Blvd
112th Ave
104th Ave.
Social Media
104th Ave
8 On the Web:
104th
Go to www.rtd-fastracks.com/nm_2 for more.
Oct. 2013 General Fund Financial Report
City of Northglenn Nov. 2013 Crime Statistics
Figures are through the end of October
These charts show statistics from the Northglenn Police Department for theft
from a motor vehicle, burglary and motor vehicle theft in the city over the last six
months as well as from November of a year ago. To report a crime, call 911.
Burglary
13
18
36
24
5
14
17
13
12
9
13
10
9
13
15
8
8
11
9
3
$5M
5
0
Nov12 Jun
Jul
Aug Sep Oct Nov13
0
Nov12 Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov13
0
Nov12 Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov13
$0M
Total
Revenue
Taxes
$19,410,024
InterLicenses User Charges Fines &
& Fees
government & Permits
Forfeits
$188,847
31
$98,600
19
$134,000
20
$1,212,724
$812,825
10
$2,186,696
$10M
6
15
$543,556
10
$409,115
9
20
$482,968
25
$15M
$1,421,755
12
15
$1,724,964
$1,488,395
30
Total Revenue Components
$14,925,033
35
$15,042,824
$14,463,016
$20M
15
20
General Fund Expenditures
Year to Date is 77.5% of the
2013 Annual Budget
– 2012 Actual Year to Date
Motor Vehicle Theft
$19,220,275
40
– 2013 Actual Year to Date
$16,639,239
Theft from Motor Vehicle
– 2013 Annual Budget
$13,762,387
• www.twitter.com/
northglennco
3
I
$11,361,300
$10,565,965
• www.facebook.com/
cityofnorthglenn
$929,260
I-25
Pecos St.
Washington St.
III II
112th Ave.
IV
I
NORTHGLENN
NORTHGLENN
$1,844,417
$1,616,773
Ct.
Huron St.
120th Ave.
120th Ave
Other
General Fund
Revenues Expenditures
4
Services
Ribbon Cutting and a Dedication
❄
❄
Can you shovel snow for
the elderly or disabled
of Northglenn?
If you are interested,
contact Jenni Murphy
at 303-450-8904 or
[email protected]
The city celebrated two events at once with the ribbon cutting for the Grange Hall Creek Drainage Improvement and Pedestrian
Underpass Project and the dedication of 2012/2013 Art on Parade winner “Bee My Honey”. The celebration was held on Dec. 10
at Washington Street north of Washington Way, which is the location of the underpass and sculpture.
Options for Disposing
of Christmas Trees
The city provides residents with multiple
options for disposing of
Christmas trees after the
holidays.
Residents may recycle
Christmas trees at the
Green Waste Recycling
Center, 12301 Claude
Court. It is open every
Friday from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. The center will also
be open Saturday, Feb. 1,
and Saturday, March 1,
from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please remove tinsel
and decorations from the
tree before dropping it off.
Cutting up the tree and
putting it in a polycart is
an option as well.
However, no part of the
tree may extend out
beyond the polycart lid.
Christmas trees left at
the curb will NOT be
picked up.
Call 303-450-4004 from
7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays for questions.
The county will take
trees from residents at the
Adams County Regional
Park and Fairgrounds,
9755 Henderson Road
in Brighton, through
Monday, Jan. 13. The park
will accept trees daily
from sunrise until sunset.
Follow signs at the park to
the self drop-off site.
Mobile Version of Site Available
The city has developed a mobile
version of its Web site that provides a
better user experience with lower
bandwidth.
The mobile version has exactly the
same information as the regular
site – it is just being presented in a
format that is easier to view on small
screens.
The site will automatically detect
when someone is using a phone or
other small screen device and present the mobile version.
City Trash Service Cannot Accept Electronic Waste
n Most Electronics Can Be Recycled for Free
In accordance with state law, the
city can no longer dispose of electronics in landfills.
However,
a
number
of
Northglenn businesses will recycle
electronics. Most electronics are
recycled for free, but please contact
each business to see if there is a
cost associated with recycling your
particular item:
• Best Buy
104th Avenue and Interstate 25
303-252-8677
• Gee
Whiz
Computer
Technologies
405 W. 114th Ave., Unit 3
303-255-0567
• Fix Laptop
1028 W. 104th Ave.
303-254-9990
For a complete list of electronic
recyclers, please visit www.
greenergadgets.org. These companies must be certified by the EPA
in order to handle electronic waste.
Please do not put electronics in a
trash or recycling polycart, or try
to discard them through a special
pick up or roll off rental – they will
not be accepted by the city.
If you have questions, please
contact the city’s Sanitation
Division between 7 a.m. and 3:30
p.m. weekdays at 303-450-4004.
Electronic Items
Examples of electronic items
that cannot be put in a landfill,
per state law:
• Computers
• Computer monitors
• Televisions
• Printers
• Fax machines
• DVD and VCR players
• Peripherals such as keyboards
and mice
• Radios and stereos
• Video game consoles
• Laptops, notebooks and tablets
Data Security
Be mindful of protecting the personal
information stored on the hard drive of
computers, printers, etc. prior to recycling. Simply deleting files and reformatting the hard drive does not guarantee
that all of your data will be destroyed. A
better approach is to use special disk
wiping software designed to protect sensitive data. Another option is to find a
reputable vendor to remove your hard
drive or do it yourself. You may destroy
the hard drive by hammering a nail
through it in several places or by deeply
scratching the surface. Once you've
secured your information, bring the drive
to a professional recycler for disposal.
Source: State of Colorado
Online Pay Available for City Utility Bills
By going to www.northglenn.org/
waterbill, Northglenn residents have
a free, safe and convenient method to
pay for their city utility and water
bills online.
Paying for utility bills online provides the following benefits:
• Convenient statements via email
• View current and prior billing
and consumption history online
8 On the Web:
• 24/7 account access
• Reduced bill paying time and
cost for stamps
• Reoccurring automatic payments
To register for online payments,
residents will need a valid e-mail
address, utility account number
(000000-000), the name on the
account and a Visa or Mastercard.
Residents are still more than welcome to continue paying their utility
bills by mailing a check, using the
NEXT system or stopping by City
Hall, with cash, check or credit card.
Please note that this system is
ONLY for city of Northglenn utility
payments.
For more information or questions
about utility payments, please contact Customer Service at 303-4508770 or [email protected]
Go to www.northglenn.org/waterbill to access the city’s online payment Web site.
The front of the city’s utility payment Web
site.
5
Business
Count the Lights Winners
City Hires New
ED Coordinator
The city hired Jill Mendoza as its new
economic development coordinator to
assist and expand economic development activities and initiatives. She will
work closely with the business retention
and expansion programs, urban renewal
projects and assisting in driving the city's
economic growth
Jill
Prior to coming to Northglenn,
Mendoza
Mendoza worked in economic developEconomic
ment as both a practitioner and as a consultant in many communities throughDevelopment
out Colorado and across the United
Coordinator
States. Most recently she worked in
Bennett.
“I’m a Colorado native so I’m thrilled to be working in
Northglenn, so close to where I grew up,” said Mendoza.
She attended the University of Colorado at Denver
where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration. She holds a Masters of Business
Administration from Thunderbird School of Global
Management.
She can be reached at [email protected] or
303-450-8938.
The 2013 Count the Lights Contest winners were announced Dec. 23. Landen Harger took home first place
and $1,000 cash. The other winners were Angelia Cook, second place; Rachel Wiggins, third; Michael
Erickson, fourth; Skyler Eigland, fifth; Armani Vengley, sixth; Kelsee Sharp, seventh; Andrew Palizzi, eighth;
and Everest Dockendorf, ninth. Adjustments for Life, Al’s Formal Wear, America’s Best Contacts &
Eyeglasses, Atlanta Bread Company, Boondocks, Car Toys, Cinzetti’s, Dodge Sign Company, Gunther
Toody’s, Lowe’s, the Northglenn Urban Renewal Authority, O’Meara Ford, PetSmart, and Woodley’s Furniture
donated prizes.
Businesses Eligible for State Tax Credits
n Apply Before Hiring, Buying Equipment or Training Employees
Do you have a Northglenn business that is planning
on hiring new employees, buying new equipment or
offering job training next year? If you haven’t applied
for state tax credits, then don’t proceed until you do.
The state of Colorado provides tax credits to businesses located in designated economically distressed
areas, in an effort to spur economic growth. In order to
qualify, a business must be located in a designated
enterprise zone and pre-certify to guarantee tax credit
eligibility. Pre-certification can be requested yearround and must be approved prior to the commencement of the activity.
8On the Web:
All commercial businesses in Northglenn are located within the enterprise zone and therefore are eligible
for these tax credits. These tax credits actually reduce
the bottom line of your businesses' income tax liability.
For instance, for every new employee you hire, you can
receive a $1,100 tax credit.
If you wait until after you've purchased equipment or
hired a new employee you won't be able to take the
credit, so make sure you pre-certify now. If you decide
to not make the purchase or new hire there is no obligation or penalty.
All Northglenn commercial businesses are
located within Enterprise Zones.
Go to www.advancecolorado.com g Funding & Incentives g Incentives g Enterprise Zone Tax Credits for more information.
Ribbon Cuttings
2013 Northglenn Business
Appreciation Award Winners
Northglenn Ambulance:
North Metro Dental Care
Outstanding Business Longevity
Northglenn Ambulance opened in 1963, when
Washington Street was still a dirt road. Executive
Director Rick Lindsey said local residents started the
company after there was a car crash, but there was no
one who could respond to the emergency.
On Nov. 26, city officials celebrated with the
owner of North Metro Dental Care during the
groundbreaking of a new 2,525-square-foot building at 11401 Washington St. This structure will
revitalize an empty lot that has been undeveloped
for many years. It will have eight state-of-the-art
treatment rooms, a reception area and consultation rooms. Upon completion, the business will
provide general dental care to patients. They plan
to be open in the first half of 2014.
Want a Ribbon Cutting?
Contact Jill Mendoza at 303-450-8938 or
[email protected]
The local Jaycees
hosted a fundraiser
to buy the first
ambulance. When it
first opened, the
company was made
up completely of
volunteers.
Today,
Northglenn
Ambulance provides
24/7 critical care transport services. They respond to
about 15,000 emergency calls annually. Their 10,000square-foot headquarters houses 75 full-time staff, with
another 40 volunteers. Six other stations are located in
Denver and Adams counties.
They are extremely active in the community, volunteering for many city events and programs and also
teaching CPR classes for the city.
New Business
Announcements
Listed below are three new businesses that
reported opening in November. These companies have added five new employees to the
city’s workforce and absorbed 2,120 square
feet of retail, office and industrial space.
• Aspire Counseling Services, LLC leased
120 square feet at 11154 Huron St., Suite
211B. The company provides mental health
counseling and training. Hours of operation
are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and
Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information visit www.aspirecounselingsvcs.com
or call 720-208-6231.
• Rocky Mountain ECIGS, LLC leased
677 square feet at 10671B Melody Drive,
Suite B4. The company provides eCigarette
products and employs three people. Hours
of operation are Tuesday through Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from
noon to 5 p.m. For more information visit
www.rockymountainecigs.com or call 303993-3186.
• Full Throttle Riding Academy, Inc.
leased 1,900 square feet at 1490 W. 104th
Ave. This is a state-sponsored motorcycle
training school, which provides outdoor and
classroom training and certifications. Hours
of operation are every day from 6 a.m. to 5
p.m. For more information visit www.
fullthrottleacademy.com or call 303-5037381.
6
City News
All I Want for
Christmas is...
D.L. Parsons theatr
theatre
e
experience art
303.450.8800
enter DDrive
rive | NNorthglenn,
orthglenn, CCOO 80233
11801 CCommunity
ommunity CCenter
aatt the NNorthglenn
orthglenn RRecreation
ecrreation Cent
ec
CCenter
enter
ent
er
dlparsonstheatre.org
dlparsonsthea
tre.org
Auditions |
Night
Night of the Stars
Stars Talent
Talent C
Competition
ompetition
Show off yyour
Show
our amazing talen
talents
ts and ccompete
ompete against other yyouth
outh from
from
aree
the metro
metro area.
area. BBoth
oth individuals and groups
groups (no more
more than 4) ar
w
elcome ttoo par
ticipate. For
For ages 5-18.
welcome
participate.
Performances |
Missoula Children’s Theatre presents
HANSEL AND GRETEL
Written and Conceived by Jim Caron
Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill and Jim Caron
Hundreds of people braved the cold
to attend Noel Northglenn on Dec. 6.
In addition to seeing the holiday
lights come on, visitors enjoyed concerts and a holiday festival, and kids
got to sit on Santa’s lap for pictures.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre proudly presents an original
musical adaptation of the Brothers’ Grimm age-old tale of a
journey, a secret and a grand adventure. Times are tough for
modern day Hank and Gretchen, ‘til they find themselves deep
in the wondrous wildwood world of Hansel and Gretel. There’s
music and laughter and thrills and chills. So join the fun as
Hansel and Gretel’s dream is mysteriously blended with real life!
Two Shows: Jan. 25 at 3 pm & 7 pm
Tickets: $7 students/seniors, $8 adults
oken in
TThe
he ccompetition
ompetition is br
to the follo
ffollowing
ollowing cca
tegories:
broken
into
categories:
tt 77PJDFt.VTJDt
PJDFt.VTJDt 77BSJFUZ
BSJFUZ
Prizes will be awarded
awarded in the follo
ffollowing
ollowing age gr
oups:
Prizes
groups:
(SBEFT,ot(SBEFTot (SBEFTo
(SBEFTo
tt (SBEFT,ot(SBEFTot
at the D.L.
D.L. Parsons
Parsons Theatre
Theatre
Auditions: Jan 27 & 28 at
Call to
to schedule an audition appointment 303.450.8800
Call
RRegister
egister N
Now
ow for
for CClasses
lasses |
Art,
Art, Music
Music and Drama
Drama
FFrom
rom PPage
age ttoo SStage
tage
In
troduction ttoo AActing
cting
Introduction
.
VTJDBM5IFBUSF"VEJUJPO7PDBM5SBJOJOH
.VTJDBM5IFBUSF"VEJUJPO7PDBM5SBJOJOH
11BJOUJOH(BMMFSZPOUIF(PGPS,JET
BJOUJOH(BMMFSZPOUIF(PGPS,JET star
ts Jan. 7
starts
star
ts Jan. 9
starts
TTUBSUTJan.
UBSUTJan. 7
TTUBSUTJan.
UBSUTJan.
Jan. 21
FFor
or a complet
completee listing of classes
classes,, please visit
nor
thglenn.org/recguide
northglenn.org/recguide
News Briefs
n SAFEBUILT OFFERING $1,000
SCHOLARSHIP: For the last four
years, SAFEbuilt has provided building department services for the city of
Northglenn, making sure construction projects are completed to proper
safety standards.
SAFEbuilt is pleased to announce
the
1st
Annual
SAFEbuilt
Northglenn Scholarship. In order to
demonstrate their continued commitment to Northglenn and its residents, a one-time $1,000 scholarship
will be awarded to a senior from
Northglenn High School STEM or
Vantage Point High School.
Students must be accepted to an
accredited institution, submit an
application and write an essay of at
least 500 words explaining why they
should receive the scholarship.
Applications are available at
www.northglenn.org/scholarship.
Please contact Monica Bordash of
SAFEbuilt at [email protected]
.org or 303-450-8745 for more information. They are due to the student’s
respective counseling office no later
than 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14.
n GARDEN CLEANUP ON MLK
DAY: Volunteers can help spruce up a
garden before a public reading of
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A
Dream Speech."
The garden is located on the north
side of the Stonehocker Farmhouse
property, 10950 Fox Run Parkway.
Volunteers are asked to meet at 11
a.m. on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,
Monday, Jan. 20.
Contact Tom Rapp at 303-955-6609
for more information.
n COUNTY APPROVES BUDGET:
Adams County Commissioners
approved a budget for 2014 totaling
about $494.1 million. This represents
a 4.91 percent increase over the original 2013 budget, with expenditures
increasing by 4.67 percent.
Budget ebooks will be available at
www.adcogov.org.
Fitness Options Available Through Parks and Rec
Everyone sets big goals for New Year’s
resolutions, like getting into shape. But a
month in, old habits kick in and people
are back on the couch watching television or camped out in front of the computer.
Don’t let this happen to you!
The city has a wide range of fitness
programs available all day at the
Northglenn Recreation Center, such as
indoor cycling, boot camp, strength and
cardio and Zumba. The city also has a
very competitive personal training program.
You can check out all the offerings by
going to the rec center or checking out
the city’s recreation guide, which is available at the recreation center, City Hall or
online at www.northglenn.org/recguide.
Here are a couple of new activities
that can help you attain your fitness resolutions:
• Insanity – 12:05-12:55 p.m.
Tuesdays and 5-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays
and Thursdays
Yes, this is what you’ve seen on the
infomercials. This cardio, total body
conditioning program will give your fitness routine a blast of fresh air. Go
through multiple seven-minute blocks
of intense work, with 60 seconds to
recover.
• Tyke Town – 9:45-11:45 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 10 through May 16
Parents with tots ages 2 to 5 can move,
play, climb, build, jump, tumble ride and
bounce on equipment set up in the gymnasium. This is a perfect opportunity for
you and your child to get out of the
house and interact with others during
the cold, wet days of winter and early
spring. Cost is $2 for residents, $2.25 for
non-residents.
• Pickleball – 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays
This is a fun game played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34
inches at the center. Hit the perforated
plastic baseball (similar to a wiffleball)
back and forth with wooden or compos-
The city
offers a
number of
fitness classes in the
pool, including Water
Walking,
Arthritis
Aquatics
and Zumba.
Discount on
Recreation Center
Memberships
Through Jan. 18, renewals of
annual and six-month membership passes to the
Northglenn Recreation Center
will be 15 percent off the regular prices.
All new members will
receive a 20 percent discount
through Jan. 18.
Memberships are valid for
all drop-in fitness classes,
yoga, swimming, basketball,
racquetball and the weight
room.
ite paddles. It’s easy for beginners to
learn and can develop onto a quick, fastpaced competitive game for experienced
players. This is a great alternative to tennis.
If you have any questions about these
or any activities or offerings from the
city’s Parks, Recreation or Cultural
Services Department, please call [email protected]
450-8800,
e-mail
northglenn.org or stop by the recreation
center, 11801 Community Center Drive.
5 Tips for Keeping
Your New Year’s
Resolution
1. Be Realistic
Set goals that are realistic and
attainable for yourself.
2. Outline Your Plan
Decide how you are going
reach the goals you have set for
yourself in the New Year.
3. Talk About It
Don’t keep your resolution a
secret. Tell the people in your life
that will support you the most.
4. Track Your Progress
Keep track of each small success. Short-term goals are easier to keep. Write it down. Keep a
food and exercise journal; before
you know it you’ve lost five
pounds.
5. Keep Trying
Even with the small setbacks,
you have to keep pushing forward. If you fall off in midFebruary, that’s ok. Start over
again. Recommit yourself toward
small goals like going for a walk,
salad for lunch or try a new fitness class. Before you know you
will be back on track.
7
Upcoming Community Events
Coffee with the Mayor
Trips to Progresh
8:30 a.m. Mon., Jan. 13, Atlanta
Bread in the Northglenn Marketplace
Progresh is an innovative indoor
training center dedicated to ski,
snowboard, skateboard, BMX and
tumbling progression in a safe and
comfortable environment.
The city is offering two trips to
Progresh in January. Groups meet at
the Northglenn Recreation Center,
11801 Community Center Drive.
Coffee with the Mayor is a chance to talk
with Mayor Joyce Downing and learn about
new developments in the city. City
Economic Development Manager Debbie
Tuttle will be the guest speaker. Topics will
include the Webster Lake Promenade and
the new Walmart Neighborhood Market.
Call 303-450-8713 for more information.
CPR & First Aid Class
Progresh & A Movie
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Jan. 18,
Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801
Community Center Drive
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., Jan. 18
As part of the Recreational
Alternative Programming Series
(RAP), after going to Progresh, head
to Cinnabarre for a movie and a
pizza. Cost is $30 for residents, $33
for non-residents. RECXPRESS
This course gives you the knowledge and
confidence to step forward if needed in an
emergency. Certification is issued at the end
of the class and fulfills all state, OSHA and
Social Services requirements. For people
ages 16 and up. Cost is $55 for residents, $60
for non-residents. Call 303-450-8800 or go
to www.northglenn.org/recxpress to register.
RECXPRESS CODE: 17649
Just Once Music Lesson
Piano: 9 a.m. to noon; Guitar:
1-3:30 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 18, Northglenn
Recreation Center, 11801 Community
Center Drive
In just a few hours, you can learn enough
about playing the guitar or piano to give you
years of musical enjoyment. This class focuses on playing chords – not reading notes on
a piece of paper. Guitar class participants
should bring an acoustic guitar. Cost is $55
for residents, $60 for non-residents for each
individual class. The piano class has an additional materials fee. Call 303-450-8800 or go
to www.northglenn.org/recxpress to register.
RECXPRESS CODE: GUITAR - 18399;
PIANO - 18400
CODE: 18173
These events occur at the
Northglenn Senior Center,
11801 Community Center
Drive, unless noted. They are
for people ages 55 and older.
Call 303-450-8801 for more
information.
8 On the Web:
Head to Progresh in the morning,
followed by swimming at the
Northglenn Recreation Center Pool
after lunch. Cost is $50 for residents,
$55 for non-residents. RECXPRESS
10:30 a.m. Wed., Jan. 15, D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center
Drive
The deserts of the world are not the same. Each is unique, with its own look, feel and
past. The one similarity they all have had is their attraction to humans. In this travel film,
narrated by filmmaker Sandy Mortimer, learn why countless men and women have been
lured to deserts through the centuries. Cost is $7.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and students. Call 303-450-8800 for more information.
Ward III Meeting
6:30 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 23, Council
Chambers at City Hall, 11701
Community Center Drive
Ward meetings are a chance for residents
to communicate directly to elected officials
with questions, concerns or comments
about the city and its government.
Topics of discussion will include:
• Meet new councilmember Kyle Mullica
CODE: 18418
• Economic development update
• North Metro FasTracks impact
• What's coming in 2014
• Share your ideas or concerns
For
more
information,
contact
Councilmember Marci Whitman at 303521-0201 or [email protected] or
Councilmember Kyle Mullica at 303-8472225.
Create Your Greatest Health in 2014
Senior
Center
Events
9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon., Jan. 20
Travel Film: Lure and Lore of Deserts
FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
All classes at the Northglenn Recreation Center,
11801 Community Center Drive
Sonic on 120th Avenue east of
Washington Street is hosting a
fundraiser for the Citizen’s Police
Academy Alumni Association of
Northglenn (CPAAAN).
On Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 5 to
8 p.m., a percentage of all net sales
will go to CPAAAN.
These funds will support the city’s
Citizen’s Police Academy and the
Police Department.
Progresh & Swimming
6:30-8 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 9
Meet your fitness goals in 2014 while learning how nutrition
plays a vital role in your daily life. There will also be free samples
and recipes of easy to make, healthy snacks. Also, receive a complimentary body composition with the InBody 230.
The Bankruptcy Roadmap
At Home Alone
& First Aid Class
9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat., Jan. 25,
Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801
Community Center Drive
This workshop helps kids become ready to
be at home alone. Students learn how to stay
safe through interactive lessons, role play
and hands-on training. This class includes a
first aid section. Cost is $35 for residents, $38
for non-residents. Call 303-450-8800 or go
to www.northglenn.org/recxpress to register.
Reasonable Stock Expectations &
Dispelling Reverse Mortgage Myths
6:30-8 p.m. Tues., Jan. 14
In this free community workshop, learn about two diverse financial topics – the stock market and reverse mortgages.
In the first section, find out how drops and rises in the stock
market generate a lot of attention, but may not have as much
impact on your situation as you think.
Then, learn about the FHA-insured reverse mortgage program:
who qualifies, how available funds are determined and how customers can take their proceeds from the loan.
6:30-8 p.m. Mon., Jan. 13
Take a brief look at the consumer bankruptcy process and how
to tell if bankruptcy will help, as well as timelines, pitfalls, best
practices and the debunking of common bankruptcy myths.
Please register in advance for workshops by contacting
Jeanette Sánchez at [email protected] or 303-4508935.
Note: The presenters and information provided in these workshops are not endorsed by the city, and the city does not guarantee their accuracy.
Chili Cook Off
12 p.m. Fri., Jan. 17
Think you make the best chili? Enter it
in the Northglenn Senior
Organization’s 9th Annual
Chili Cook-Off. This
Festive Friday event is
also a potluck, so bring
your chili entry or a
complementary side
dish. A sign-up list is
available at the senior
center. Cost is free,
but please RSVP at 303-4508801 or the senior center.
Senior Book Club:
“Cold Sassy Tree”
1 p.m. Tues., Jan. 28
This historical novel by Olive Ann Burns
follows the life of 14-year-old Will
Tweedy in early 20th century
Georgia while exploring themes such
as religion, death and social taboos.
Call 303-450-8801 or stop by the senior center to reserve a copy of the book.
Souper Bowl Party
Noon, Fri., Jan. 31
Are you ready for some football? Show
your team spirit and participate in some
football-themed events in this Festive
Friday event. The Northglenn Senior
Organization will provide the soup and
participants should bring the sides and
desserts. Cost is free, but please RSVP at
303-450-8801 or the senior center.
That’s Amore With Dino
1 p.m. Fri., Feb. 7
Join Charles King as he brings “The
King of Cool,” crooner Dean Martin, to
life in this Festive Friday event. Cost is
$3. Refreshments will be served. RSVP at
303-450-8801 or the senior center.
Go to www.northglenn.org/calendar for a listing of all city-sponsored events, meetings and activities.
PRSRT STD
US POSTAGE PAID
DENVER CO
PERMIT NO. 1655
Northglenn
Connection
the
P.O. Box 330061
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO 80233-8061
www.northglenn.org
Phone: 303-451-8326
Fax: 303-450-8708
January 2014
PRINTED WITH
RECYCLED PAPER
$50-$75 Rebates Available
for Low Volume Toilet Buy
Getting Ready for Donation
n Credits Will Appear on City Utility Bill
Any Northglenn resident whose
house contains toilets manufactured
before 1994 is eligible for a $75 rebate if
they replace their toilet with a new lowvolume toilet.
Every January the city makes a limited amount of funds available for the
low-volume toilet rebate program. The
rebates are available on a first-comefirst-serve basis. Last year the funds
only lasted a few months so now is the
time to apply.
To qualify for the rebate you must
own the unit where the new toilet is to
8
be installed. Residential customers will
receive $75 for each replaced toilet with
a limit of two per household.
Customers who own multifamily
apartments will receive a $50 rebate for
each replace toilet, up to eight per
month.
The rebates will be applied as a
credit to the property’s water account
with the city. New toilets will randomly be selected for inspection prior to
issuing the credit.
There is also a $100 rebate offered
for high efficiency washing machines.
On the Web: Go to www.northglenn.org/rebate for the application for the low water volume toilet rebate.
Youth Basketball Leagues
Start in January
The city sponsors youth basketball
leagues year-round, and the next
session starts the week of Jan. 13.
Divisions are available for boys and
girls in first through ninth grades.
Call 303-450-8800 or go to www.
northglenn.org/sports for more
information.
Volunteer coaches are also needed.
Nearly 60 volunteers came to the city's Maintenance & Operations Facility on Dec. 14
to clean up and make minor repairs to more than 187 bicycles. These bikes had
been donated to the city over the course of the year and were given in December to
less-fortunate families in Northglenn. Thanks to everyone who participated in the
clean up or donated a bike. If you would like to donate a bicycle, please contact
Jenni Murphy at 303-450-8904 or [email protected]
Tax Filing Assistance at Senior Center o Adams County Tax Assistance will help low-income residents with tax filing
from Feb. 3 through April 15 on a first-come, first-served basis.
o Participants must have a combined income of less than $50,000. Please
bring all tax forms from this year and last, as well as Social Security cards.
o The service is available 1 to 7 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays
at the Northglenn Senior Center, 11801 Community Center Drive.
o Electronic filing is available. For more information, call 720-523-6163.