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GOVERNMENT PG. 6

GOVERNMENT PG. 6 GV NEWSLETTER | MARCH 2018

GOVERNMENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2017 In 2017, the City Council committed funding to continue to deliver high quality services to our residents and business community. These services include police protection, road construction, street maintenance, snow and ice control, trash removal, large item pickup, recreation reimbursement program, recreation and arts programs, and a multitude of other services. In addition to our quality service delivery, provided below are some of our major accomplishments Village staff achieved during 2017. A SAFE AND SECURE VILLAGE Construction Of Monaco Trail Completed A new trail was designed and constructed in Monaco Park to ensure pedestrians have a safe walkway. The trail extends from the intersection of south Monaco Street and Belleview Avenue to the existing trail/ sidewalk along Monaco Street to the south. The design included a realignment of the ADA accessible ramp to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. GVPD Expands Outreach With Community In an effort to enhance relationships with residents and businesses, the Greenwood Village Police Department took an active role in hosting several events for residents and businesses, including, but not limited to: Cub Scout tours, annual Citizens’ Academy, Coffee with a Cop, and HOA meetings. Officers worked with several businesses to develop and train employees for active shooter protocols. In addition, the Greenwood Village Police Department, in partnership with police and fire agencies, hosted the Second Annual Metro Public Safety Event where several law enforcement and fire agencies showcased their services and provided outreach to citizens of all ages. Electronic Crime Lab Helps Other Jurisdictions Many police and fire agencies, even though they manage safety for their own jurisdictions, have developed great working relationships where they rely on each other for assistance, and in some cases, share resources to combat crime, manage traffic, and conduct crime prevention events. The Village Police Department’s Electronic Crime Lab assisted several agencies with major crimes involving computers due to the Lab’s features of electronic crime analysis of cellular telephones, tablets, and computers. GV Awarded TIM Cup Greenwood Village was the first recipient of the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Cup for the Village’s response to the fuel truck crash that occurred in May 2017. The TIM Cup Award is awarded by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to the best agency including law enforcement, public works, dispatch and fire, who overall embodied the TIM philosophy in their daily operations and response to critical incidents. Although Greenwood Village was named as the award’s first recipient, the Village truly believe the success of our response to this event would not have been possible without the assistance of our partners Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, and South Metro Fire Rescue. The entire Denver region should be exceedingly proud of everyone involved and their extraordinary performance and response to this event that resulted in only one injury. New Street Lights For Belleview And Dayton Intersection New street lights were installed at the intersection of Belleview Avenue and Dayton Street. The purpose of the street lights was to improve the safety of the intersection by increasing the visibility at night for both motorists and pedestrians. While this intersection currently performs at high levels of safety, with the nearby schools, churches/synagogue, and state park access, assuring the continued safe operations is important. The street lights utilize the latest technology to focus the illumination on the intersection and avoid light spilling into the nearby neighborhoods. AVAILABLE LEISURE AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES Curtis Center Renovations Completed In an effort to ensure the Curtis Center continues to fulfill its mission for our community, the Center underwent renovations in the summer of 2017 to better serve its customers. Improvements included construction of restrooms and a conference room on the main level; additional storage; improved ADA (Americans with continued on page 8 MARCH 2018 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 7