Greenwood Village Newsletter November

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GOVERNMENT

MAYOR RON reports

A THANKSGIVING

MESSAGE FROM

YOUR MAYOR

It’s that time of year when we join

family and friends, over some turkey

and all the fixings, to give

thanks and appreciate

one another and all of

life’s blessings. This year’s

tradition is remindful of

how thankful I am for

many facets of my life,

including the

opportunity to serve as

your Mayor of the best

city in the country.

I am also very thankful

Ron Rakowsky

that we have active and

rrakowsky@

greenwoodvillage.com caring citizens in our

303-486-5741 Village who are involved

in their community. The

strength of our city comes from you,

our residents. There is a tremendous

sense of energy and enthusiasm in our

Village. It’s deeply inspiring to see, and

reaffirms our Village spirit that makes

our community a special place to live.

As a reminder, City Hall will be closed

in observance of the Thanksgiving

holiday on Thursday, November 24

and Friday, November 25. Regular

business hours will resume Monday,

November 28.

Thankful to live in Greenwood

Village. I wish you and your family a

safe and happy Thanksgiving!

INTRODUCING CUB

SCOUT TROOP 664

The City Council and I welcomed

Cub Scout Troop 664 as our special

guests at the City Council Study

Session on October 17. The young

Cub Scouts, from Littleton Public

Schools, conducted the honors of

leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance

to begin the meeting. Our recital while

facing the flag is our ongoing pledge

of our loyalty

to this country

as Americans.

It was great to

see these young

Scouts at our

meeting and be

part of a

worldwide

youth

movement that

stands for

certain values

and beliefs, and

helping others.

Cub Scouting is more than something

to do. It’s all about the boy they are,

and the man they will become. There

are many Cub Scout Troops that serve

the Greenwood Village area; we value

what they do and the spirit they have

for community service.

PG. 2 GV NEWSLETTER | NOVEMBER 2016


GOVERNMENT

CITY council

NOT SURE WHO YOUR

ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE?

Obtain a list of your state and national government

representatives at www.arapahoevotes.com

DISTRICT 1 DISTRICT 2 DISTRICT 3 DISTRICT 4

Dave Bullock

dbullock@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4137

Darryl Jones

djones@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4136

George Lantz

glantz@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4134

Tom Bishop

tbishop@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4131

Freda Miklin

fmiklin@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4138

Leslie Schluter

lschluter@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4135

Steve Moran

smoran@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4133

T.J. Gordon

tgordon@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4132

GVPD TO CARRY LIFE SAVING

DRUG IN POLICE VEHICLES

With the surging epidemic of opioid (heroin) use and

overdoses of prescription drugs in our state and across the

country, our Police Department is partnering with the

Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police, the Colorado

Attorney General, The Harm Reduction Action Center,

Denver Health and the County Sheriffs of Colorado to carry

Narcan rescue kits later this year in all of our police patrol

and field vehicles. Narcan rescue kits include an FDAapproved

nasal spray called Naloxone that allows police

officers, who are first on the scene of a medical emergency, to

deliver this life saving drug to the person in need. The nasal

applied drug temporarily reverses the opiate affect in people

who have overdosed.

It may be difficult to understand why this type of drug use is

occurring, especially in our own community, but it does

happen. In Greenwood Village, police officers work to ensure

the safety of the community, and part of that overall goal is

to save lives. Our Police Department hopes that carrying

these rescue kits will help them to save the life of someone’s

family member or friend so they get the chance to receive

treatment to live a clean and sober life.

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NOVEMBER 2016 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 3


GOVERNMENT

Mayor Ron reports

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DENVER

WATER RATE

INCREASE

Some residents have had questions

about their water bill so we checked

with Denver Water for answers. As

you know, residents and businesses of

Greenwood Village receive their water

from a number of water districts, and

all are subject to Denver Water’s

watering guidelines and rates.

The new rate structure the Denver

Water Board recently adopted is

complex, and in general, water rates

increased in 2016. However, not

everyone’s bill increased. Denver Water

says the rates are designed to help

recover their increasing costs to collect,

treat, and deliver safe, reliable water,

while remaining affordable and

encouraging responsible water use

among customers. Their philosophy of

the more you use, the more you pay

still will hold true as their new threetiered

rate structure gives customers a

more accurate signal of how their

water use affects their bills, allowing

them to make changes to conserve

water.

For about half of Denver residential

customers, the annual increase in 2016

was less than $39, including some who

saw a decrease. In the suburbs

(including Greenwood Village), about

half of the residential customers

experienced a total increase this year of

$100 or less, including some

customers with annual decreases.

To figure out why your bill is higher

this year, look at the gallons used

before comparing the dollar amounts.

This information is

displayed on a graph on

your bill that charts your

water use over the

previous year. Because it

has been so hot and dry

late into the irrigation

season, many people are

keeping their irrigation

systems going longer into

the year and using more

water. If you are seeing

higher bills and water

usage this could be the

reason.

Because each water bill is

individualized, Denver

Water encourages

customers who have questions to call

303-893-2444. They can review your

information to provide a better

understanding of how you used

water this year compared to last year.

If you were out of town and the bill

shows a lot of water used while you

were away it’s possible that you have a

leak that is undetected. In addition,

you can visit Denverwater.org and

read their story, “Why Your Water Bill

is Going Up,” to help address any

questions you may have about your

water rates. GV

RAMBLE

WITH RON

Due to the fall and winter seasons,

Ramble with Ron will be suspended

until the spring. If you have some

ideas or suggestions about living or

working in Greenwood Village that you

would like to share with Mayor Ron

Rakowsky, send him an email at

rakowsky@greenwoodvillage.com or

call the Mayor’s Office at

303-486-5745.

PG. 4 GV NEWSLETTER | NOVEMBER 2016


VILLAGE CALENDAR

Visit

WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM

for more information

Information is subject to change

december 2016

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

27 28 29 30 1

2 3

4 5

6

City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

Meeting

7 p.m.

City Hall

P&Z Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

7 8 9 10

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

11 12 13

14

15

16 17

PTR Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

GVAHC Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Curtis Center

18 19

20

21 22 23

Christmas Eve

Holiday Observed

24

Christmas Eve

Village Facilities

Closed

25

Christmas Day

26

Christmas Day

Holiday Observed

Village Facilities

Closed

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

27

PTR Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

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NOVEMBER 2016 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 5


GOVERNMENT

Greenwood Village

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You can watch GVTV 8 programs on the

Village Website at greenwoodvillage.com

or on The City of Greenwood

Village Channel on YouTube.

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Have you ever wondered where your water comes from

once you the let your faucet run? Or how is your water treated

to ensure its safe to drink and use? Join GV Kids, Ink! News

as they explore the secrets of this essential resource

with the largest water provider in the state.

Killer Habit

Help the Police Department spread the word

on this deadly traffic behavior that is causing

serious accidents and even deaths.

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GVTV 8 PROGRAMS

Village Showcase

Join Mayor Ron Rakowsky as he showcases

all the latest happenings and greatest events

taking place in Greenwood Village.

Beyond The Green

A program highlighting the parks, trails and

open space system in the Village.

Over 50 And Loving It!

A program focused on issues and events

affecting people 50+ years of age.

Safety Matters In Greenwood Village

Learn about safety issues in Greenwood

Village and techniques to help keep you and

your family safe.

GV Business Connections

Get an inside look at the business

community of Greenwood Village and learn

about some important business topics.

GV Kids, Ink! ® News

Hosted by youth news reporters, this

program features youth activities and events

in the community.

The Village Insider

Get a glimpse of the people and projects

behind the doors at City Hall.

Colorado Connected

Produced by the Colorado Communications

and Utility Alliance (CCUA), the program

features programs on regional issues.

NASA 360

Produced by the National Institute of

Aerospace for NASA, this program examines

how technologies developed by and for

NASA are used in everything from space

exploration to everyday consumer products.

Graceful Aging

Enjoy this program to learn about elder care

needs. You’ll laugh, think and be inspired to

improve your life.

Denver Press Club

Hosted by the Denver Press Club, this

program features discussions with members

of the press and community.

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PG. 6 GV NEWSLETTER | NOVEMBER 2016


GOVERNMENT

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The Notify Me feature of the

Greenwood Village Website allows you

to select from a specific list of topics

and sign up to get automatic

notifications when new information is

available. Currently, you can sign up

to receive updated information about

the topics listed below:

• Bid postings for various projects

• Board and Commission agenda and

minutes

• Centennial Airport updates

• City Council meeting agenda and

minutes

• Current development projects

• Curtis Center happenings

• Fleet surplus vehicles and

equipment

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Newsletters posted to the Web site

• News flash

• Public Hearings/Neighborhood

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Village: Area 1 – west of Holly;

Area 2 – east of Holly to I-25; Area

3 – I-25 east and south of Orchard

Road; and Area 4 – I-25 east and

north of Orchard Road.

• Public notices

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There is a wide range of emergencies

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alerts will be placed on top of the page

so citizens can easily find essential

information to ensure they can react

quickly if required.

In order to access this feature, simply

follow these instructions:

1. Visit the Village’s website at

www.greenwoodvillage.com.

2. Click on Notify Me on the left side

of the page.

3. Enter the e-mail address where you

would like the information updates

to be sent.

4. Check the item(s) you would like

to receive information about.

5. You must confirm your e-mail by

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Once you have subscribed to this

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will proactively provide you with the

opportunity to stay informed with

activities and events of your local

government.

For more information, please call the

City Manager’s Office at

303-486-5745. GV

GRAVEL ROAD REHABILITATION PUBLIC MEETING

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 7 P.M. AT CITY HALL

Greenwood Village will host a public meeting for residents living

in rural Greenwood Village on Tuesday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in

the Community Room at City Hall to obtain public input

regarding the planned gravel road rehabilitation project. Village

staff will be joined by District 1 City Councilmembers Dave

Bullock and Freda Miklin to present desired roadway cross

sections and alternative gravel materials for all gravel roads in

the Village.

The primary goals of the gravel road rehabilitation project are as

follows:

• Maintain rural characteristics of area.

• Provide proper roadway section (width and geometry) for:

safety; proper surface drainage condition; proper ditch line

drainage condition; surface durability in wet/winter conditions; and reduced maintenance requirements and costs.

• Provide surface adequate for equestrian usage.

• Provide proper roadway material components for: surface durability in wet/winter conditions; dust mitigation; and reduced maintenance

requirements and costs.

If you have any questions or would like to offer comments, please call John Wannigman, Public Works Manager-Roads, at 303-708-6139 or

email at jwannigman@greenwoodvillage.com.

NOVEMBER 2016 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 7


GOVERNMENT

OF interest

ORCHARD STATION

SUBAREA

PROPOSED

AMENDMENT

TO THE CITY’S

COMPREHENSIVE

PLAN

DISTRICT MEETINGS

TO BE HELD WITH

RESIDENTS IN JANUARY

In January 2017, residents are invited

to attend one of four district public

education and informational meetings

to learn about the Orchard Station

Subarea as a proposed amendment to

the Village’s Comprehensive Plan.

The meetings are a result of resident

interest in City Council policy related

to redevelopment in the vicinity of

the Orchard Light Rail Station.

The City Council would like to

provide information and solicit input

from citizens on the Orchard Station

Subarea proposed amendment to

the Comprehensive Plan prior to its

formal consideration at a future

City Council meeting. Any future

redevelopment proposals of the

properties within the outlined

subarea would require approval

DISTRICT 1

Councilmembers

Dave Bullock and Freda Miklin

Wednesday, January 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Aspen Academy,

5859 South University Boulevard

DISTRICT 2

Councilmembers

Darryl Jones and Leslie Schluter

Thursday, January 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Curtis Ballroom at Comedy Works,

5345 Landmark Place

of development plans.

The Orchard Station Subarea is

located north of Orchard Road and

west of Interstate 25 in the vicinity of

the Orchard Light Rail Station. The

goal of the subarea is to guide future

redevelopment in proximity to the

Orchard Light Rail Station to create a

mix of office, residential, and retail

land uses with a network of public

DISTRICT 3

Councilmembers

George Lantz and Steve Moran

Tuesday, January 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Highline Community Church,

6160 South Wabash Way

DISTRICT 4

Councilmembers

Tom Bishop and T.J. Gordon

Thursday, January 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Campus Middle School Cafeteria,

4785 South Dayton Street

spaces. The draft Orchard Station

Subarea is available at

www.greenwoodvillage.com.

The Comprehensive Plan is a long

range use plan that guides community

decisions about its growth and

development, and establishes a clear

vision for future development of the

community. The Comprehensive Plan

sets forth goals, objectives and policies

regarding future growth, land use

development, environment,

transportation, and economic

development.

The City Council will participate with

residents in the following public

education and informational meetings

in each district of Greenwood Village.

Residents are encouraged to attend

their district meeting. If you need to

confirm the district in which you live,

please visit www.greenwoodvillage.com

or call the City Manager’s Office at

303-486-5746. GV

PG. 8 GV NEWSLETTER | NOVEMBER 2016


GOVERNMENT

DEVELOPMENT IN

GREENWOOD Village

HARRISON OAKS

DEVELOPMENT

APPROVED

32 ACRES OF VACANT

LAND TO BE DEVELOPED

INTO SINGLE FAMILY LOTS

In September, City Council approved

the Harrison Oaks subdivision which

will include the development of 32

acres of undeveloped land into 11 –

2.5+ acre single family lots consistent

with the Rural Homestead Planning

Area of the Comprehensive Plan. The

development is located off of Belleview

Avenue, just west of South Colorado

Boulevard and east of South Steele

Street. The property is divided by the

Highline Canal that splits the property

into a north and south parcel. All

proposed lots will be accessed from

East Belleview Avenue by a new public

road, South Jackson Place. The entry

will be enhanced with berms, rock

walls and landscaping. In addition, a

vehicular bridge and a pedestrian

bridge will be built over the High Line

Canal designed

to reflect the

rural character

of the area. The

safety of the

crossing at the

Highline Canal

was a public

concern and the

design addressed

the safety

concerns.

For more

information,

please call Ann

Woods,

Community

Development

Engineer, at

303-486-5784

or email

awoods@

greenwood

village.com. GV

NOVEMBER 2016 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 9


GOVERNMENT

MAKING A difference

CENTENNIAL

AIRPORT

PRESENTS

REVIEW OF

NOISE EXPOSURE

MAP UPDATE

CITIZENS INVITED

TO COMMENT ON

THE UPDATED NOISE

EXPOSURE MAP

The Arapahoe County Public Airport

Authority (ACPAA) has completed the

draft of the Centennial Airport Noise

Exposure Map (NEM) update. The

NEM update is an information

gathering process that identified,

inventory and reported various airport

operations and land uses. The process

also determined aircraft noise exposure

levels related to aircraft activity, and

evaluated the aircraft noise and land

use compatibility at Centennial

Airport.

Citizens are invited to review the draft

of the NEM update and provide

comments during the 30-day public

comment period that runs from

November 1 through November 30,

2016. The draft of the NEM update

will be available for public viewing and

comment on the project website at

http://bit.ly/NEMpubliccomment, or

in person at the Arapahoe County

Public Airport Authority

Administrative Complex, 7800 S.

Peoria Street, Englewood, CO 80112.

After the closure of the 30-day public

comment period, the draft NEM

update, along with all public

comments submitted, will be delivered

to the Federal Aviation Administration

(FAA) for final review. GV

FRUSTRATED OVER AIRPORT NOISE?

OPTIONS FOR CITIZENS TO GET INVOLVED

Report Noise

To file a noise complaint within seven days of occurrence, call the

Centennial Airport Noise Complaint Hotline at 303-790-4709 or

complete the noise complaint form accessible on the Airport’s

Website at www.centennialairport.com, click on “Noise Abatement”

and then click on “Track and Report Noise.”

Track Flights

WebTrak will allow residents around DIA and Centennial Airport to

access information about flights taking off and landing in the

Denver region. WebTrak keeps a 60-day history of air tracks,

including flight identification, aircraft type, origin, destination,

height and speed. To view Centennial Airport’s Live WebTrack

page, visit http://webtrak.bksv.com/apa.

PG. 10 GV NEWSLETTER | NOVEMBER 2016


GOVERNMENT

ENSURING A SAFE

community

VEHICLE THEFTS

ON THE RISE IN

GREENWOOD

VILLAGE

POLICE WARN

CAR OWNERS OF

DANGERS OF ‘PUFFERS’

Vehicle theft is a major problem in our

community, and every driver is a

potential victim. Protect yourself by

being smart and informed. By taking a

few simple precautions, you can

drastically reduce the likelihood of

having your vehicle stolen.

PARKING

Most cars are stolen while they are left

unattended. Protect your car by

exercising caution as you park. When

selecting a spot, look for areas that are

well lit, depriving potential thieves of

the cover of darkness. When possible,

park in attended lots, or in areas of

high foot traffic; a car that’s

surrounded by witnesses is less

likely to be stolen. Always doublecheck

to make sure that all windows

have been closed and all doors

properly locked. If you have a home

garage, use it.

AVOID LEAVING ANY

VALUABLES IN SIGHT

Do not leave accessories, valuables or

personal documents in your vehicle.

Insurance cards, registration and title

can provide personal information to

criminals for other uses.

ALARMS AND SECURITY

An audible car alarm is a simple yet

effective way to ward off most crooks.

If you do utilize an alarm system, bear

in mind that the warning decals that

come with it may be just as effective a

deterrent. Most of the criminals that

would flee at the sound of an alarm

will pass your vehicle by completely if

they know about the alarm

beforehand.

For more information, please call the

Greenwood Village Police Department

at 303-773-2525. GV

SAY NO TO “PUFFERS”

Never leave your vehicle running while

unattended even for a quick stop or to

warm up your car during the winter

season. Not only is it illegal to leave

your car running unattended, it creates

an easy opportunity for thieves to steal

your car.

KEYS

Be smart with your car keys.

Carelessness with vehicle keys is the

cause of more than 50 percent of all

automobile thefts. An unlocked

vehicle is easy to get into and get

away with. It’s even easier when the

keys are left in the vehicle. Don’t

keep the spare set hidden in your

vehicle. Experienced thieves learn

where spare keys are most likely to be

hidden.

NOVEMBER 2016 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 11


GOVERNMENT

ENSURING A SAFE

community

BACK THE BLUE

K-9 FORCE

SUPPORTS GVPD

MAGNUM AND TAG

GET NEW GEAR

TO FIGHT CRIME

The Greenwood Village K-9 duo,

Magnum and Tag, received their

official bullet proof vests to protect

them while on duty as they help take a

bite out of crime in Greenwood

Village. The donation of the vests

came from Back the Blue K-9 Force

comprised of citizens aimed at raising

funds to provide the newest armor for

K-9 police officers. These new vests for

the GVPD K-9 team are lighter, better

stab and bullet resistant and will cover

the dog’s chest.

“These two special dogs have already

become our everyday heroes,” said

John Jackson, Chief of Police. “We are

grateful for these vests from Back the

Blue K-9 Force as they will protect our

two canine partners when they go out

on the streets every day.”

Handled by Officers Jeff Mulqueen

(Magnum) and Officer Bryan

Stuebinger (Tag), both K-9s career in

law enforcement has already paid off

for the Village since hired to the force

in 2011. Their K-9 accomplishments

include several felony arrests and the

detection of large amounts of illegal

narcotics.

In 2014, Magnum was awarded the

department’s “Exceptional Service

Medal” for a felony apprehension, in

which the suspect attempted to kill

Magnum. Magnum did not release

from the felon, despite his admission

that he attempted to kill the dog by

choking him, and held him for

minutes on the Highline Canal until

his handler and other officers could

find them.

Magnum

In 2015, Tag and Magnum teamed up

to find over 10 pounds of

methamphetamine in the search of

several cars, a house and a garage in

Englewood.

“We are very excited to have Magnum

and Tag and know these dogs will

continue to do some great heroic

actions in our community,” said Chief

John Jackson. “We appreciate they are

one of our department’s most effective

tools in keeping our citizens safe.”

Both Magnum and Tag may look like

ordinary cute animals to many, but

don’t let their canine looks deceive

you. They can be playful and cuddly

with humans, but are very smart and

can sense immediately the good from

the bad. Both K-9s are trained in

Criminal Apprehension, Narcotics

Detection and Area Searching.

“They can’t be intimidated or reasoned

with or scared by criminals,” said

Bryan Stuebinger, K-9 Officer. “The

very presence of a police dog can

prevent physical confrontations that

cause criminals to surrender.”

“They are not only our partner at

work, but also a member of our own

families,” said Jeff Mulqueen K-9

Officer. “Magnum and Tag know how

to balance their roles at work and

home, but when they are called to

duty, they are willing to give their lives

to protect and serve.”

When not working at the Police

Department, Magnum and Tag will

enjoy their days off at their home they

share with their handlers, Officers

Mulqueen and Stuebinger, where they

can relax, play, and just be a family

pet.

For more information on the

Village K-9 Unit or to request an

appearance of Magnum and Tag,

please call the Police Department at

303-773-2525. GV

Tag

PG. 12 GV NEWSLETTER | NOVEMBER 2016


GOVERNMENT

GREENWOOD

VILLAGE POLICE

DEPARTMENT

CITIZENS’

ACADEMY BEGINS

IN FEBRUARY 2017!

SIGN UP TODAY!

The Greenwood Village Citizens’

Police Academy is an important

component of community

involvement and citizen outreach. Its

purpose is to provide a forum whereby

participants can develop a basic

understanding of how the Police

Department functions. It will also

provide opportunities for ongoing

communication between members of

the community and the Police

Department.

The next Greenwood Village Citizens’

Police Academy will begin on

Thursday, February 23, 2017, and

continue through Thursday, May 11,

2017. The two Saturday sessions, are

April 8 and May 6, 2017.

Each three-hour session covers a

variety of subjects ranging from basic

law enforcement and its role in the

community to discussions and

demonstrations with other specialized

units: Emergency Response Team

(ERT), K-9 Unit, Crisis Intervention

Team, Traffic Unit, Accident

Reconstruction, Crime Prevention,

Investigations and School Resource

Officers. Most sessions will have

hands-on activities such as

fingerprinting, high-risk traffic stops,

and use of less-than-lethal weapons.

During each session, you will be able

to ask questions and interact with

police officers.

As an Academy participant, you will

receive a comprehensive behind the

scenes tour of the Police Department,

including the 9-1-1 Communications

Center. Upon successful completion of

the Citizens’ Police Academy, each

participant and his or her family are

invited to attend the graduation

ceremony and dinner.

An integral component of the

Academy is the participation in a

police patrol ride along. This will be

scheduled to take place outside the

class time at a mutually

convenient time for staff and

participants. This experience

is important in creating a

true understanding of what

an officer’s job is like and

contributes to an exciting,

interactive learning

experience.

Citizens’ Academy

application forms are

available at the Police

Department 6060 South

Quebec Street. The Academy

Coordinator will contact you

to confirm your selection to

participate. Potential

candidates must be at least

18 years old; have no felony

convictions; and have no

misdemeanor convictions

within one year of

application. Any requirement

may be waived or modified

upon review and approval by

the Police Chief.

The Academy is free of

charge. For more

information, contact Crystal

Dean at 303-486-8226 or

email at cdean@

greenwoodvillage.com. GV NOVEMBER 2016 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 13


BUSINESS

BUSINESSspotlight

POBRISLO INSURANCE GROUP

8000 East Prentice Avenue, Suite B-8

303-757-5752 • 877-757-5752 • www.pobrisloinsurance.com

FOUR GENERATIONS

OF INSURANCE EXCELLENCE

Have you desired the convenience of having all your

insurance advisors working together on your behalf under

one roof? Pobrislo Insurance Group, with a legacy of four

generations of insurance excellence, offers this advantage plus

much more! Their mission is simple; managing liability and

exposure to risk for both your corporate and personal assets.

The legacy of this multi-generational family business dates

back to its infancy with V.J. Pobrislo, who over 80 years ago

pioneered his efforts in offering insurance to those in need.

VJ Pobrislo, the pioneer of the family business, began his

career selling insurance in Topeka, Kansas, back in the 1930s.

The trademark story from those days was that his collection

of insurance premiums was performed on horseback, serving

a number of nearby communities. He passed his insurance

acumen on to his son James Sr., who spent his career in the

Denver Metro area, ultimately landing in The Village. James

(Jim) broadened the business by selling life, home/auto, longterm

care, and annuities as well. His son Jamie knew he was

destined to follow the insurance tradition, and he began

selling renter’s insurance and auto coverage to his buddies at

Western State College before he even graduated.

Jamie, with over 35 years in the business, considers the

Village community to be an ideal place to raise his family

and conduct business. He has always appreciated the Village’s

energetic business climate, central location, and proximity to

the I-25 corridor. But paramount to his decision to be in the

Village is due to the safe and secure locale where he could

raise a family. It is this sense of community where he and his

wife, Lisa, who is also involved in the business, have

established long-standing relationships with clients over the

past 35 years.

Jamie’s twin daughters, Courtney and Stephany, were being

groomed for the insurance business from the start. As little

girls, they begged their dad to bring home blank forms so

that they could play “office.” It was therefore no surprise that

Stephany Pobrislo Leary joined Pobrislo Insurance Group in

2009 after studying Broadcast Journalism at the University of

Colorado at Boulder and working in Public Relations. These

endeavors provided valuable insight into the important role

that interpersonal relationships play in business.

Courtney Pobrislo Pasque graduated from the Leeds School

of Business at University of Colorado in 2008 and after two

years of working in finance, officially joined the agency in

March 2010. She takes great pride in working with clients

that have trusted Pobrislo Insurance Group for decades.

“Take Your Daughters to Work Day,” has become much

more than an annual event at Pobrislo Insurance

Group…….it’s a daily activity.

“What fuels our passion in this business is continuing our

continued on page 15

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BUSINESS

NEW GV businesses

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Highstreet IT Solutions, LLC

8480 East Orchard Road,

Suite 4400

303-802-5200

US Anesthesia Partners,

Incorporated

8000 East Maplewood Avenue,

Building 5, Suite 200

303-336-8330

ATTORNEYS

Doida Law Group, LLC

8480 East Orchard Road,

Suite 2000

720-306-1001

James L. Aab

5950 South Willow Drive,

Suite 304

303-756-7550

BARBERS

Scissors and Scotch

7600 Landmark Way, Suite 107

720-372-7859

CHIROPRACTIC PROVIDER

Dr. W.S. Jaakkola, D.C.

5950 South Willow Drive, Suite 201

303-841-8227

COLLECTION AGENCY

RAI, RA

9250 East Costilla Avenue,

Suite 130

720-370-8746

FINANCIAL CONSULTANT

Credere Group, LLC

8480 East Orchard Road, Suite 2500

720-476-3381

FUNDRAISING FOR NON-PROFITS

Fundraiser Values, Incorporated

6295 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard

303-378-8316

HAIR STYLIST

Color by Cortney

c/o Lavender Medical

& Beauty Spa

9251 East Peakview Avenue

720-252-9087

INSURANCE

Jason N. Duncan Agency,

Incorporated

8101 East Prentice Avenue,

Suite 500

303-695-8080

MORTGAGE BROKER

Foxfield Financial

8101 East Prentice Avenue,

Suite 500

720-598-8300

PSYCHOTHERAPY

COUNSELING

Luminance Counseling and

Wellness Services, LLC

5650 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard,

Suite 225-A

720-432-8809

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

Homestead Title and Escrow

8480 East Orchard Road,

Suite 5600

720-420-4400

Miller Real Estate

Investments, LLC

6900 East Belleview Avenue, Suite 300

303-996-6352

WHOLESALE BAKERY

Revolution Bakeshop

6880 South Dallas Way

303-981-0322

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

AND TECHNOLOGY

Ericsson, Incorporated

7935 East Prentice Avenue

972-583-0000

WATERPARK DESIGN

AND INSTALLATION

Whitewater West

Industries, Incorporated

9250 East Costilla Avenue, Suite 515

303-908-4410

WEALTH MANAGEMENT

Lewis Wealth Management, LLC

8480 East Orchard Road, Suite 5550

855-353-3800

business spotlight

continued from page 14

family’s legacy with services that make a tremendous

difference in people’s lives,” says Courtney. “Insurance can be

confusing and frustrating for people, but it also plays such a

crucial role in protecting what’s important to them: their

families, their businesses and the assets they’ve worked

tirelessly to accumulate,” says Stephany. “We feel fortunate to

play a small part in providing clients with peace-of-mind

knowing that they’re covered.”

Pobrislo Insurance Group works with small businesses to

provide creative strategies and solutions to create the most

comprehensive and cost-effective benefits package possible.

Whether a company is looking to implement a new group

plan or enhance their current offering, Pobrislo Insurance

Group can help. After careful review of the company’s

objectives, they provide a full analysis and present specific

tailor-made solutions. Additionally, they help their corporate

clients navigate the complex landscape of the Affordable

Care Act.

The company also specializes in individual life insurance,

disability insurance, long-term care insurance, and retirement

planning strategies. Managing liability and exposure to risk is

their primary priority. They represent nearly all of the major

carriers in the marketplace, which enables them to identify

the most suitable solution for every client’s specific needs.

“Serving the clients who have trusted us with their business

for generations while fostering new relationships is the

cornerstone of our business,” said Jamie. “Our name is on the

door, so we have to deliver on the promises we make to our

clients and our community.” Their relationship-focused

approach and attention to detail is accompanied by

concierge-level service that their clients have come to expect.

Pobrislo Insurance Group is located at 8000 E. Prentice

Avenue, Suite B-8, Greenwood Village, CO 80111. You can

obtain additional information about the agency by visiting

www.pobrisloinsurance.com, or give them a call by dialing

Local: 303-757-5752 or Toll Free: 877-757-5752.

For insurance services that you can trust, contact Pobrislo

Insurance Group, where treating clients like family is not a

slogan, it’s a certainty! GV

NOVEMBER 2016 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 15


BUSINESS

DTC|GREENWOOD VILLAGE

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

update

TASTE THANK YOU

The DTC|Greenwood Village

Chamber of

Commerce would like

to thank our

wonderful sponsors

for this year’s

extremely successful

16th Annual Taste of

Greenwood Village

benefiting The Cherry

Creek Schools

Foundation:

• Title Sponsor Stevinson Imports

• Sponsor Community Banks of

Colorado

• Sponsor Kentwood Real Estate

The Chamber also extends huge

appreciation to our 40+ restaurants

and distilleries for making the Taste

one of the best in the Chamber’s

history:

B.O.S.S. Food Truck

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

Bar Louie

Beverage Wine Distribution

Bonefish Grill

Breakthrough Beverage Distribution

Brio Tuscan Grill

Burnt End BBQ

Cebiche

City Pub and Burger

Colorado Cider Company

Crushed Red

Cuba Cuba DTC

Del Frisco’s

Earl’s Kitchen + Bar

Eddie Merlot’s

Espresso Americano

Glacier Rita’s Italian Ice

Great Northern Tavern

Jason’s Deli

Jerome’s Pizza

Jing

Kona Grill

La Fogata

La Sandia

Maggiano’s Denver Tech Center

Marriott Denver Tech Center

Melting Pot

Mile High Spirits Distillery

+ Tasting Bar

New Planet Beer Company

Visit our Web site at: www.dtcchamber.com

E-mail us: admin@gvchamber.com

Phone: 303-290-9922

7600 Landmark Way, Suite 1615

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Fax: 303-962-4640

WHAT THE CHAMBER CAN DO FOR YOUR BUSINESS:

• Be a catalyst for your business’ economic success by providing access to

strategic opportunities to grow your business’ footprint in the community;

• Provide opportunities to build relationships organically through the many

Chamber activities, committees and events;

• Promote your business through the Chamber website and Chamber

Member Spotlight in the Greenwood Village Newsletter;

• Professional and personal development through involvement on various

Chamber committees;

• Broaden your business and community outreach through corporate

philanthropic efforts to give back to worthy causes;

• Build meaningful alliances through the many nonprofit and charitable

organizations the Chamber supports throughout the year.

PG. 16 GV NEWSLETTER | NOVEMBER 2016


BUSINESS

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Patxi’s Pizza

PF Chang’s

Racca’s Pizzeria Napoletana

Republic National Wind Distribution

Rio Grande Mexican

Rita’s Italian Ice

Rocker Spirits

Sahara Restaurant

Sara Lee’s Artesano Bread

Seasons 52

Shanghai Kitchen

Sir Chocolate

Slattery’s Irish Pub

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Hospitality

Restaurant and Bar

Suerte Tequila

Talon Winery of Colorado

Taziki’s Café

Ted’s Montana Grill

Teriyaki Madness

The Briarwood Inn

The Bundt Shoppe

The Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery

The Palate

Venice Ristorante + Wine Bar

Volcano Asian Cuisine

Yard House Lone Tree

NOVEMBER 2016 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 17


ARTS AND RECREATION

RECREATION programs

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/registration

For more information call the Arts and Recreation Division at 303-486-5773.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE FALL YOUTH RECREATION PROGRAMS

BOYS & GIRLS

GAME NIGHT

Enjoy an hour of playground games to

include kickball, dodgeball, and soccer.

A fun atmosphere with many activities

throughout the night.

Day and Dates: Mondays

November 7, 14, 21

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 8 to 12 years old

Fee: $15

Limit: 40

Location: Campus Middle School,

4985 South Dayton Street

Day and Dates: Mondays

November 21, 28, December 5

Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 to 9 years old

Fee: $15

Limit: 40

Location: Campus Middle School,

4985 South Dayton Street

ORCHARD HILLS

PICKLEBALL COURT AND

VILLAGE GREENS SYNTHETIC

TURF OPEN FOR PLAY

Pickleball, America’s fastest growing sport, can now be played

at Orchard Hills Park single tennis court. Originally popular

with the Baby Boomers looking for something a little more

exciting than bingo but less time-consuming than a round of

golf, the sport has made a generational jump and is exciting

people of all ages. The court can now be used as both a

tennis and pickleball court. Grab your paddles and walk over

to the court to enjoy this new amenity in Greenwood Village!

Field 11 at Village Greens Park has been converted into a

145’ x 320’ synthetic turf field. This is the first field of its

kind in the Village Park System. Funding for this project was

provided by City Council in the Village’s annual Capital

Improvement Program that funds the design and

construction of community infrastructure, including parks,

trails and public use facilities. Season-long priority use will

continue to support our local sports organizations and

Greenwood Village residents. For availability please contact

Cathy Pate, Recreation Manager, at 303-486-5766 or

cpate@greenwoodvillage.com.

PG. 18 GV NEWSLETTER | NOVEMBER 2016


ARTS AND RECREATION

WALK TO

SCHOOL

WITH

GREENWOOD

ELEMENTARY

Koelbel Library was the

starting point for Walk to

School with Greenwood

Elementary school on

Wednesday, October 5,

2016. As students arrived

they began working on

their banner for their

grade. As soon as they

were all finished K-6th

graders lined up and

Mayor Ron Rakowsky

led the walk. Over 400

children walked this year.

It was a great autumn

day for a stroll down

Holly Street to

Greenwood Elementary.

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER 2016

Over 3,500 walkers gathered at the Village Center on Sunday, October 23 for a 5K walk to support breast cancer research.

Arriving walkers were greeted by a sea of pink!!! Students from Colorado Academy performed “Lights Out at Midnight,” the

national anthem was sung, Zumba kicked off the stretching and Mayor Pro Tem T.J. Gordon, Councilmembers Leslie Schluter

and Freda Miklin shouted out the countdown to the walk. It was a fabulous autumn day to view the sunshine, blue sky and fall

foliage along the route. At the end of the walk, participants were treated to a pancake breakfast, scones, yogurt, fruit, juice and

entertainment by Funkiphino.

NOVEMBER 2016 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 19


ARTS AND RECREATION

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 FROM 6-8:30 P.M.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE CITY HALL • 6060 SOUTH QUEBEC STREET

’Tis the season of joy and the Village tradition,

To welcome you and your family to our holiday vision.

All gather at 6:15 p.m. for an evening delight;

City Hall and the front yard will be lit so bright.

You and your family are cordially invited to our holiday event.

Enjoy an evening of bright lights, train rides, cocoa and cookies and snow hill

(weather permitting); visit with Santa, art activities for all ages, and musical

performances by area schools. A family filled evening of fun!

Tickets are not required for this event.

Free parking available at Harlequin Lot.

located off Orchard and Greenwood Plaza Blvd South.

Handicap parking is available.

Come rain, shine or snow. Most of the event is located inside City Hall.

NO PARKING AT CITY HALL

A Special Event for the Families of Greenwood Village.

303-486-5766 or cpate@greenwoodvillage.com

PG. 20 GV NEWSLETTER | NOVEMBER 2016


ARTS AND RECREATION

IRON POUR AT CURTIS PARK

There’s something primal and beautiful about amber sprays

of hot, liquid iron raining in the melting zone of a 2,500-

degree furnace. Over 400 enthusiasts crowded Curtis Park to

witness molten iron being poured into molds created by

them. The Curtis Arts & Humanities Center partnered with

the CU Denver Sculpture Department to present the first

ever “Iron Pour” in Greenwood Village.

Attendees got the opportunity to create their very own iron

artwork. Guests started by scratching a design into a

preformed, sand-and-resin mold using simple tools. Then

white-hot, molten iron was poured into the tiles, creating a

dramatic effect with the glowing, liquid metal.

Attendees were also treated to some extra pyrotechnics as the

sun dipped below

the foothills, the

leather-coat and

helmet-wearing

crew moved on to

the main show:

using the tall lever

to pour molten

iron onto two

large, wooden

wheels. That’s

when a burst of

fire was followed

by a shower of sparks, and finally the wheels spun with flame

to the delight of the crowd.

In addition to the 300 sand molds poured that night, CU

Denver students also used this as an opportunity to pour

their own artwork. If you created a tile that night, molds are

ready for pick up at the Curtis Arts & Humanities Center,

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER 2016 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 21


ARTS AND RECREATION

ART

programs

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/registration

For more information call the the Curtis Arts & Humanities Center at 303-797-1779.

2017 WINTER AND SPRING ADULT ART CLASSES

Don’t miss out on a variety of adult art classes for all art levels at the Curtis Arts & Humanities Center for ages 16 and older.

There is a 10% Senior Discount for ages 65 and older.

Whether you are a beginner or advanced artist, we have a class for you! All of our instructors are

professional Colorado artists who are skilled in a variety of art mediums and techniques.

Stop by and take a class that will bring out the inner artist in you that you didn’t know that you had

or learn and improve your artistic skills.

Location: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, 2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80121

Register online at www.greenwoodvillage.com/registration.

Mondays, 1 to 3 p.m.

Casual Watercolor and

Modern Calligraphy

with Renee Reese

Tuesdays, 1 to 4 p.m.

Acrylic Painting for beginners

and Mixed Media

with Candace French

Golden Grazer by A.B. Deneweth

Farm Near Brush by Rick Brogan

Wednesdays,

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Oil Painting for all levels

with Aimee Deneweth

Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m.

Drawing and Sketching

with Rick Brogan

Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Master Painting

with Kevin Weckbach

Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Watercolor for all levels

with Rick Brogan

Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m.

Watercolor for all levels

with Rick Brogan

Coming Soon!

Printmaking, Fiber Arts,

Assemblage, Paper Arts

and Polymer

classes and demonstrations.

Poppy Field by Candace French

Landscape by Kevin Weckbach

PG. 22 GV NEWSLETTER | NOVEMBER 2016


ARTS AND RECREATION

2017 WINTER YOUTH ART CLASSES

Register online at www.greenwoodvillage.com/registration.

For more information call the Curtis Arts & Humanities Center at 303-797-1779.

PEE WEE ART

It is never too early to introduce your

child to the arts!

Mondays, 4 to 5 p.m.

January 9 — Mixed Up Penguins

January 23 — Tissue Paper Trees

February 13 — Chalk Hearts

February 27 — Splatter Painting

$10 per program

All supplies included

3 to 5 years old

Child must be accompanied by a parent

and/or care giver 13 years and older

Curtis Arts & Humanities Center

2349 East Orchard Road,

Greenwood Village, CO 80121

PAPER COLLAGE

What can you create out of paper?

Collage is the art of making an image

using pieces of paper. Throughout this

creative class, kids will learn different

techniques to making collages and they

will work with a variety of paper

(construction, magazine, newsprint,

tissue and wrapping paper) to make

their own collages.

Tuesdays,

January 31 through February 21

4:30 to 6 p.m.

$50

All supplies included

6 to 12 years old

Curtis Arts & Humanities Center

2349 East Orchard Road,

Greenwood Village, CO 80121

FROZEN PAINTING

Bundle up and grab your paint

brushes! This winter themed painting

program will introduce your young

artist to painting using acrylic on

canvas.

Tuesdays,

January 3 through January 24

4:30 to 6 p.m.

$50

All supplies included

6 to 12 years old

Curtis Arts & Humanities Center

2349 East Orchard Road,

Greenwood Village, CO 80121

COMING IN THE SPRING

Pop Culture Classroom Workshops, Pastels, Printmaking,

Spring Break Art Camps and Sculpture and Pottery programs.

COOKIES

AND CANVAS

Happy Holidays! Kids are invited to

the Curtis Arts Center during the

holiday season to create colorful

holiday themed paintings. Oh, and

they get to enjoy cookies and punch

while they paint!

$25 per program

All supplies and goodies included

Curtis Arts & Humanities Center

2349 East Orchard Road,

Greenwood Village, CO 80121

Each program will have a different

painting theme and there is a program

for preschoolers.

Come for one program or all three!

MITTENS

Monday, December 12

10 to 11:30 a.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m.

3 to 5 years old

Parent and/or caregiver

must accompany their child.

FROSTY

Tuesday, December 13

4:30 to 6 p.m.

6 to 12 years old

ROCKIN’ AROUND

THE TREE

Friday, December 16

4:30 to 6 p.m.

6 to 12 years old

NOVEMBER 2016 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 23


6060 South Quebec Street

Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111-4591

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ARTS AND RECREATION

ART events

CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER

GALLERY HOURS

Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

CURTIS ARTS & HUMANITIES CENTER • 2349 EAST ORCHARD ROAD, GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO 80121 • 303-797-1779

PG. 24 GV NEWSLETTER | NOVEMBER 2016

COFFEE & CANVAS

CARDINAL IN WINTER

Gather up your friends

for a morning of

painting while

enjoying coffee and

conversation.

In the December

workshop, you’ll learn

how to paint this

gorgeous bird using

acrylic painting

techniques such as blending and palette knife painting.

Even if you haven’t painted in acrylic before, it is easy and

fun to follow along as we all paint together. There will be

hot coffee and a relaxed atmosphere to add to the mix.

After our hours together, you’ll leave with a lovely

finished painting ready to hang or give as a gift.

Come join us, won’t you?

Day and Time: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dates:

November 12 — But first, Coffee!

December 10 — Cardinal in Winter

Fee: $20 for each program

All supplies are included for you, just bring your inner artist.

Instructor: Renee Reese

Location: Curtis Arts & Humanities Center

2349 East Orchard Road, Greenwood Village, CO 80121

Register online at www.greenwoodvillage.com/

registration. For more information call the

Curtis Arts & Humanities Center at 303-797-1779.

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