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Greenwood Village

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2021 BUDGET

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RESIDENTIAL CODE HEADLINE

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GOVERNMENT

THE MAYOR’S

message

WESTLANDS PARK

Greenwood Village has many

wonderful amenities, among the most

cherished is our wonderful park and

trail system. In order to

highlight these parks and

trails, I plan to feature

one monthly in the

Village Newsletter.

Westlands is one of the

Village’s favorite parks.

It is located at 5701

S. Quebec Street. The

park’s original land was

an undeveloped parcel

purchased in 1994 and a

George Lantz

glantz@

two-phase development

greenwoodvillage.com plan was approved in

303-486-5741 December 1998. In

2012, the Village

acquired additional land which

included the three ponds that are

located in the park. There have been

several additions in the ensuing years.

These include:

• Conversion of the middle “dolphin”

pond for irrigation water storage –

2014;

• Landscaping and seating wall

improvements around the

playground and water feature –

2015;

• Addition of shade structure over

the large slide – 2015;

• Addition of musical instruments –

2017;

• Conversion of hockey rink to pickle

ball courts – 2020.

The Westlands playground includes

three play areas sized for toddlers to

teens. There are two large climbing

structures which captivate a child as

well as a technical climber. In addition

to the main play area, there are three

multi-use playing fields, interactive

water feature, a hike/bike trail and

three pavilions to host your special

event.

The nearly 28-acre park has been

featured in Landscape Architecture

Magazine, The Denver Post, and was

honored with the “Top of the Rocky

Top Playground,” awarded by the

Rocky Mountain News three years in a

row! Westlands Park was also featured

in 5280 Magazine as the Editor’s

Choice as the Top Playground

destination in the metro area. You may

read more about Westlands Park or

make reservations to use a pavilion by

visiting our website at

greenwoodvillage.com. I hope you will

take the opportunity to enjoy

Westlands Park.

2021 ANNUAL

OPERATING BUDGET

AND CIP APPROVED

The City Council recently adopted

our 2021 Annual Operating Budget

and Capital Improvement Program

(CIP). Due to the pandemic and the

uncertainty of its long-term economic

impact, the City Council adopted a

fiscally conservative budget. Some

special events such as Greenwood

Village Day were not included. City

Council will continue to evaluate our

revenues and make adjustments as

necessary. You should know the

adopted 2021 Annual Budget will not

impact our service delivery related to

safety, trash and recycling, large item

pickup and recreation reimbursement.

You can read more about the 2021

Budget on pages 6-7.

INFORMATION

FROM GVPD

CHIEF OF POLICE

DUSTIN VARNEY

The Greenwood Village Police

Department’s public safety and crime

enforcement efforts are getting results.

In the past two months, officers have

made four (4) arrests associated with

in progress vehicle break-ins.

To reduce the number of vehicle

trespasses please:

1. Remove your personal belongings

and items of value;

2. Lock all the doors;

3. Turn on a porch light overnight.

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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

Anne Ingebretsen

aingebretsen@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4135

Libby Barnacle

ebarnacle@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4129

Tom Dougherty

tdougherty@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4132

Jerry Presley

jpresley@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4138

Dave Kerber

dkerber@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4136

Donna Johnston

djohnston@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4128

Judith Hilton

jhilton@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4131

These three simple steps will help in better managing crime

throughout the Village and reducing citizens from being victimized.

The Police Department appreciates your help and wishes everyone a

safe and happy New Year. If you need assistance, please call the police

at 303-773-2525 or 9-1-1 for emergencies.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Please continue to follow public health orders

including practicing social distancing, wearing a

mask, and washing your hands. We continue to

work with Arapahoe County to secure assistance for

our businesses. We just completed a third round of

the Greenwood Village CARES grant program. In

2020, Greenwood Village distributed over $6.1

million to small businesses in Greenwood Village.

Currently we are working with Arapahoe County

on the State’s Five Star Program. This program

allows businesses, like restaurants, to operate at

increased occupancy level. A number of business

were inspected and gained Five Star Program

approval in late December. It was rewarding to see

several restaurants begin offering indoor dining on

New Year’s Eve. With the Governor moving

Arapahoe County to “Level Orange” additional

businesses will now be opening.

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GOVERNMENT

Mayor’s Message

continued from page 3

HIGH LINE CANAL TRAIL

UNDERCROSSING

Improvements to the High Line Canal Trail Undercrossing

on Belleview Avenue were completed this fall with the

installation of a concrete bottom to improve drainage and

the pathway. Additionally, all new LED lighting was

installed. The project was a partnership between

Greenwood Village and Cherry Hills Village to improve

our trail user’s experience. For more information, please call

Suzanne Moore, Director of Parks, Trails, and Recreation at

303-708-6142 or email at smoore@greenwoodvillage.com.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

— George

DEPARTMENTS

Mayor and City Council 303-486-5745

City Manager’s Office 303-486-5745

Community Outreach/ 303-486-5749

Public Information

City Prosecutor 303-486-1598

Economic Development 303-486-5764

Administrative Services

Liquor Licenses 303-486-5755

Voter Registration 303-486-5752

Municipal Court 303-773-6033

Human Resources 303-486-1579

Employment 303-486-1579

Community Development

Building Permits/ 303-486-5783

Planning and Zoning/

Zoning and Nuisance

Complaints

Finance

Accounts Payable 303-486-1597

Accounts Receivable 303-486-8282

Budget Information 303-486-8290

Tax Assistance 303-486-8299

and Information

Park Planning 303-486-5743

and Development

Park Permits 303-486-5773

Recreation and 303-486-5773

Special Events

Reimbursement Program 303-486-5773

Parks and 303-486-5773

Trail Maintenance

Police Department

Emergency 9-1-1

Animal Control 303-773-2525

Parking 303-773-2525

Police Records 303-773-2525

School Resource Officers 303-773-2525

Traffic Information 303-773-2525

Victim Assistance 303-486-8211

Public Works

Environment 303-708-6100

(Drainage/Water Quality)

Roadways 303-708-6100

Traffic 303-708-6100

Residential Trash 303-708-6100

and Hazardous Waste

Greenwood Village City Hall

6060 South Quebec Street

Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Phone: 303-773-0252

Fax: 303-290-0631

After Hours Phone: 303-773-2525

(for questions or service requests

outside normal business hours)

E-mail: thevillage@greenwoodvillage.com

Website: www.greenwoodvillage.com

An after-hours drop box is available by

the flagpole in front of City Hall and is

checked Monday through Friday.

The drop box can be used to deliver

customer comment cards, recreation

reimbursement forms, employment

applications, and municipal court fines

and documents.

GV Website

Parks, Trails & Recreation

Art Activities 303-797-1779

and Programs

Conservation/Open 303-708-6142

Space Easements

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VILLAGE CALENDAR

Visit WWW.GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM

for information on all public meetings

being conducted in person and

remotely due to COVID-19.

february

2021

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

31 1

2

3 4

5 6

City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

Meeting

7 p.m.

City Hall

Planning &

Zoning

Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

7 8 9

10 11 12 13

Parks, Trails

and Recreation

Commission

6 p.m.

Maintenance

Facility

14 15

16

17

18

19 20

Presidents’

Day

Village Facilities

Closed

Planning &

Zoning

Commission

7 p.m.

City Hall

Arts and

Humanities

Council

Meeting

6 p.m.

Curtis Center

21 22

23

24 25

26 27

City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

City Hall

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

Parks, Trails

and Recreation

Commission

6 p.m.

Maintenance

Facility

Board of

Adjustments

and Appeals

Meeting

6:30 p.m.

City Hall

28

1 2 3

4

5 6

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

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GOVERNMENT

MAKING A difference

2021 BUDGET

WHAT DOES THE

BUDGET SAY ABOUT

THE VILLAGE’S

FINANCIAL CONDITION?

This past December, City Council

adopted the 2021 Annual Operating

and Capital Improvement Budget.

The primary purpose of the Village’s

budget and budgetary process is to

develop, adopt and implement a

fiscally sound and sustainable plan to

accomplish the established goals of

the upcoming year, while remaining

consistent with the long-term vision

of the community. Despite the

economic challenges presented by the

pandemic, the 2021 budget maintains

the high-quality services residents

expect, provides for reinvestment in

the community’s infrastructure, and

does so without the imposition of

new taxes or the use of debt.

WHERE DOES THE

MONEY COME FROM?

The Village receives revenue from

several sources. Taxes and assessments

represent the largest category,

accounting for more than 80% of all

Village revenue. Other sources

include intergovernmental revenues

comprised of sources which are

collected and shared with the Village

by other governments, as well as

federal, state and/or county grants,

the sale of various licenses and

permits, user charges and fees

intended to offset certain costs,

punitive fines and forfeitures for the

commission of minor crimes, and

lastly, investment earnings and

miscellaneous revenues. For 2021,

the above sources are expected to

continued on page 7

REVENUE SOURCES 2021 Budget % of Total

Taxes & Assessments

Property & Specific Ownership Tax $4,184,000 8.1 %

Sales Tax 28,361,000 55.1 %

Use Tax (General & Building Materials) 4,867,000 9.4 %

Lodging Tax 1,283,000 2.5 %

Occupational Privilege Tax 1,939,000 3.8 %

Special Assessments & Audit Collections 1,294,275 2.5 %

Intergovernmental 3,220,623 6.2 %

(Highway Users Tax, Tobacco Tax, Grants, etc.)

Licenses and Permits (Business Licenses, 1,252,000 2.4 %

Liquor Licenses, Building Permits, etc.)

Charges & Fees (Planning and Zoning Fees, 2,753,055 5.3 %

Participant Fees, Franchise Fees, etc.)

Fines & Forfeitures (Court Costs, Fines, etc.) 2,135,000 4.1 %

Investment Earnings & Miscellaneous Revenue 317,800 0.6 %

TOTAL REVENUE $51,606,753 100.0%

EXPENDITURE ALLOCATION 2021 Budget % of Total

Operations & Maintenance

Mayor & City Council $428,393 0.9 %

City Management (City Manager’s Office, 1,083,813 2.2 %

Community Outreach)

City Attorney 415,893 0.8 %

Municipal Judge 38,143 0.1 %

Administrative Services (City Clerk, 4,530,814 9.0 %

Human Resources, Technology)

Finance (Accounting, Payroll, Taxpayer Services) 2,031,341 4.0 %

Community Development (Planning, 2,859,823 5.7 %

Building Safety, Code Enforcement, Facilities)

Parks, Trails & Recreation (Recreation, 7,765,488 15.4 %

Cultural Arts, Parks, Open Space, Trails)

Police (Dispatch, Patrol, Detectives) 12,293,885 24.4 %

Public Works (Fleet, Transportation, 8,121,104 16.1 %

Snow & Ice Control, Storm Water)

Capital Improvement Projects

Community Development (Facilities) 410,000 0.8 %

Parks, Trails & Recreation (Recreation, 3,737,500 7.4 %

Cultural Arts, Parks, Open Space, Trails)

Public Works (Fleet, Transportation, 6,617,000 13.2 %

Snow & Ice Control, Storm Water)

TOTAL EXPENDITURES $50,333,197 100.0%

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GOVERNMENT

budget

continued from page 6

generate $51.6 million as

illustrated in the table.

WHERE DOES

THE MONEY GO?

The Village’s budget is

composed of an operating

budget, which details

expenditures for the

upcoming year, and a capital

budget, which shows the

financial plans for current

and long-term capital

improvements, facilities, and

equipment. Additionally,

revenue streams collected by

the Village are often

restricted for specific

purposes, as determined by

existing laws and/or

regulations. The table on

Page 6 illustrates how

available resources are

allocated so as to continue

providing the community

with the services it has come

to expect.

For more information, please

call Shawn Cordsen, Finance

Director, at 303-486-8290

or email scordsen@

greenwoodvillage.com.

Citizens are encouraged to

perform a more detailed

review of the complete

2021 Budget document

at www.greenwood

village.com. GV

RESIDENTIAL CODE

ENFORCEMENT

POLICY AMENDED

On January 4, City Council updated the

Village’s Code Enforcement Policy for

residential areas in order to alleviate the

need for residents to continuously register

complaints for the same violations.

Typically, in residential areas, nuisance

code violations are only investigated upon

receipt of a complaint. That is, staff does

not proactively patrol residential areas

looking for violations. However, in order to

not require residents to continually

complain about repeat violators, the City

Council adopted a policy allowing staff to

proactively monitor properties for

compliance where two code cases have

been verified for the same or similar

offense within an 18-month period.

For more information, please call

Community Development at

303-486-5783 or email

comdev@greenwoodvillage.com. GV

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GOVERNMENT

ENHANCING OUR

community

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS 2021

The Village’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) identifies planned public infrastructure projects. This list shows the planned

projects for 2021. For updated information and status on these projects, please visit the Capital Projects page on the Village

Website, under the Public Works Department, at greenwoodvillage.com; call Public Works at 303-708-6100 or email Public

Works Director Jeremy Hanak, at jhanak@greenwoodvillage.com.

BUILDING PROJECTS

City Hall Phase 1 Security Upgrades

(District 2)

Project Description: The project

consists of making a series of critical

security upgrades to the public spaces

within City Hall. $150,000 was

budgeted for the most critical security

upgrades in 2020, but due to

COVID-19 impacts these upgrades

were rolled into 2021 in conjunction

with additional necessary security

upgrades for all public spaces within

City Hall.

City Hall Front Entry Plaza

(District 2)

Project Description: The project

consists of replacing deteriorating

front entry plaza pavers and sidewalk

with a more durable and long-term

solution (i.e. concrete), while

simultaneously integrating improved

building/site security upgrades for

City Hall. The plaza and site security

upgrades will maintain and enhance

the building, parking and landscaping

aesthetics, providing a pleasing

pedestrian environment that is lasting

and safe. $25,000 was previously

budgeted for design of the

improvements in 2020, with

construction anticipated for 2021.

STREETS AND

TRANSPORTATION

Belleview Corridor Improvements

EA (District 2)

Project Description: The Belleview

Avenue Corridor Study was finalized

in 2016. The study was completed

through a partnership of the

Transportation Management

Association (TMA), Arapahoe

County, the City and County of

Denver and the City of Greenwood

Village. The study identified a

recommended alternative, however in

order to advance the project, an

Environmental Assessment (EA) must

be completed. The requirements of

an EA are extensive and ultimately

require approval of the Federal

Highway Administration (FHWA).

The cost of an EA is expected to be

$1,500,000 and this is consistent

with the cost of the EA completed for

I-25 Arapahoe Road. Through

discussions among Arapahoe County,

the City and County of Denver, the

City of Greenwood Village and the

TMA, a funding strategy is proposed

at $750,000 from the TMA with

each local agency contributing

$250,000 for the matching half.

Status: Study underway. It is

anticipated that a preferred alternative

will be identified in 2021.

Additionally, funding is required to

complete the NEPA.

Yosemite Overpass Bridge

Rail Replacement

(District 3)

Project Description: A visual

inspection and structural evaluation

of the existing barriers along Yosemite

Street adjacent to the bridge over I-25

indicate portions of the railing are

showing signs of deterioration and are

in need of replacement. Design of the

necessary repairs will be completed in

2021 with repairs scheduled for

2022.

Belleview Avenue and Quebec Street

Intersection Improvements

(District 2)

Project Description: Extend the

existing eastbound right turn lane at

the intersection to prevent the right

turn lane from being blocked by

vehicles queued in the through lane

during peak periods.

Pavement Rehabilitation Program

(City-wide)

Project Description: The project

includes the on-going repair of

asphalt streets throughout the Village.

Trail Rehabilitation Program

(City-wide)

Project Description: The project

provides for the structural repairs,

resurfacing, and rehabilitation of

trails throughout the Village. The

projects included in this program also

typically include drainage

improvements and regrading of areas

adjacent to the trails.

Concrete Replacement Program

(City-wide)

Project Description: The program

provides for the rehabilitation of

concrete facilities throughout the

Village including curb and gutter,

cross pans, and on-street drainage

structures. Also included in the

program funding are concrete

improvements to address ADA

requirements and funding to respond

to isolated concrete repair requests.

Pavement Preservation Program

(City-wide)

Project Description: The program

provides for the ongoing preservation

of asphalt streets throughout the

Village.

DRAINAGE

Goldsmith Gulch —

Orchard at Silo Park

(District 3)

Project Description: The project

includes the lining of the existing

pipe and replacement of the

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GOVERNMENT

downstream retaining wall, railing and

trail and the addition of a 54” culvert

and necessary modifications in Silo

Park to reduce the potential for

overtopping of Orchard Road. The

schedule is based on anticipated

funding from the Mile High Flood

District, previously UDFCD.

Status: Project to start back up in

2021.

RECREATION

Dayton Well Improvements

(District 3)

Project Description: Project is to

reconstruct Dayton Well distribution

system and bring above ground the

booster pump to eliminate confined

space restrictions. Well was acquired

from the Orchard Hills Subdivision

which was built in the 1960s and is in

need of upgrades to remain reliable

and safe. Irrigation for Dayton

Streetscape and Silo Park is reliant on

this source. It also provides as a

backup irrigation source for Tommy

Davis Park, Huntington Acres Park

and Orchard Road Streetscape.

Status: Options for storage and

location of the new above ground

pump house and below ground

storage has been developed. Public

process will take place in February

2021.

High Line Canal Tree Plantings

(District 1)

Project Description: To begin to

compensate for the 30 trees removed

each year in the last two years, it is

proposed to begin replacing trees

along the High Line Canal. Proposing

50 trees annually each within the

Greenwood Village jurisdiction for the

next 5 years.

Huntington Caley Master Plan

Final Implementation

(District 3)

Project Description: Complete the

final phase of the Huntington – Caley

Master Plan to include secondary

trails, sculpted berms, informal lawn,

play area, shade structures, and a

parking lot.

Status: Design development underway.

Chenango Park Trail Reconstruction

(District 4)

Project Description: Design and

construction of new trail between East

Chenango Avenue and the Cherry

Creek Campus to improve ADA

accessibility.

Orchard Road Streetscape —

South Side of Colorado

Boulevard to Holly

(District 1)

Project Description: With the Xcel

Energy power poles undergrounded in

2018 there is an opportunity to

improve the appearance of the south

side of Orchard Road from Colorado

Blvd to Holly Street. Some of the

sections are maintained by an existing

HOA and Koelbel Library. However,

the remaining sections do not have

irrigation and consist of a low quality

vegetation. This project would consist

of clearing the existing vegetation,

regrading and preparing the soils, and

landscaping with native turf grass and

trees. Cost includes new irrigation tap.

Status: Design deferred to 2021.

Village Greens North Park Phase V

(District 4)

Project Description: Complete design

of Phase V of the Village Greens

North Master Plan to include a nontraditional

play and bouldering area.

Orchard Drive Trail Reconstruction

(District 2)

Project Description: Design to

reconstruct the trail located on the

south side of East Orchard Drive

between South Holly Street and East

Orchard Road. Reconstruction will

address current drainage and safety

concerns observed during snow and

ice removal operations.

Carson Park Pedestrian

Bridge Replacement

(District 2)

Project Description: The current

pedestrian bridge across the

drainageway that bisects Carson Park

north of City Hall is too narrow at a

five-foot width and in need of a new

railing. As part of the improvements

to the channel and trails through

Huntington Acres Park, the bridge

near the Maplewood Avenue entrance

was replaced with a longer bridge. It is

proposed that the removed bridge

from this location be relocated to

Carson Park as it wider at eight feet

and in great condition. Additionally it

would match the bridge to the west

near Quebec Street.

MISCELLANEOUS

Noise Wall Rehabilitation

(Village-wide)

Project Description: As identified in

2019 the city-owned noise walls

throughout the Village are in need of

various types of repairs. Based on the

2019 study, staff worked with a

contractor to identify the appropriate

repair methods and identify

construction costs. This project will

span multiple years. GV

CAPITAL PROJECTS MAP AVAILABLE ONLINE

Interested in learning about capital improvement projects in Greenwood Village?

As part of our goal to offer enhancements to our communication and provide online

opportunities for citizens to stay in informed, consulted and involved, an interactive

map for capital improvement projects is available on the Village Website at

greenwoodvillage.com.

The Capital Project Dashboard is a map-based tool which provides up-to-date

information on active capital projects throughout the Village. Users can simply click

on the map to view the Capital Project Dashboard, and a mobile-friendly version is

also available.

The Capital Projects Map is comprised of all projects approved annually by City

Council as part of the Village’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP is a

tool to assist in the planning of the community’s infrastructure over the next five

years, including streets and transportation, drainage, parks, trails, and public use

facilities.

For more information, please call Public Works at 303-708-6100 or email

webpublicworks@greenwoodvillage.com.

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GOVERNMENT

COVID-19 UPDATE

we’re all in this together!

ARAPAHOE COUNTY/

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

MOVED TO LEVEL

ORANGE ON COVID DIAL

On Monday, January 4, 2021, all counties that

were under Level Red restrictions, including

Arapahoe County/Greenwood Village, moved to

Level Orange restrictions. Under these restrictions,

capacity levels increased which allowed for

residents to hold or attend personal gatherings,

restaurants can offer indoor dining, and indoor

events will be allowed.

ESSENTIAL PREVENTION MEASURES

SAVE LIVES AND PREVENT THE

SPREAD OF THIS DEADLY VIRUS:

Wear a Mask — You have a much lower risk of

getting or transmitting the virus.

Do not interact

with any sized

groups of

people outside

of your own

household.

Stay home

while you are

sick and avoid

close contact

with others.

Avoid touching

your eyes,

nose, and

mouth.

Wash your

hands

frequently.

Keep your

distance —

staying six or

more feet away

from others.

Provided below is capacity

restrictions at the Level

Orange:

• High-risk populations:

Strongly advised to stay at

home; Eligible for worker

benefits and mandatory

prioritization for remote work

• Personal gathering size:

Up to 10 from no more than

2 households

• Childcare: Open

• P-12 schools: In-person

suggested; Counties are

encouraged to prioritize

in-person learning by

suspending other

extracurricular and

recreational activities in order

to preserve effective cohorting

and minimize disruptions to

in person learning

• Higher education: In-person,

hybrid or remote as

appropriate

• Restaurants: 25%, 50-person

max; 6 feet between parties

outdoors per guidance

• Last call: 10 p.m.

(on premise)

• Non-critical manufacturing:

25%; 50-person max

• Offices: 25%, remote work is

strongly encouraged

• Bars: Closed

• Gyms/fitness centers: 25%,

25-person max indoors —

or outdoors in groups less

than 10

• Group sports & camps:

Virtual, or outdoors in

groups less than 10

• Critical and non-critical

retail: 50% with increased

curbside pickup, and delivery.

Dedicated senior and at-risk

hours encouraged.

• Personal services: 25%,

25-person max

• Limited healthcare settings:

25%, 25-person max

• Indoor events & seated

entertainment: 25%, 50-

person cap (with calculator)

• Outdoor unseated events &

entertainment: 25%, 75-

person cap (with calculator)

• Outdoor guided services &

entertainment: 25%,

10-person max

For more information or to

review capacity restrictions at

each level, visit: https://covid19

.colorado.gov/covid-19-dial.

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GOVERNMENT

TRI-COUNTY’S

BUSINESS

RE-OPENING

TASK FORCE

GUIDANCE

AND

RESOURCES

Email:

covidbusinessrecovery

@tchd.org

Call: 720-713-6030

Popular Business

Support Webinar

extended through

January with places

of worship and

restaurant webinars.

Business owners and staff:

Join Tri-County Health

Department (TCHD) every

Friday in January at 10 a.m.

to get the latest updates

about the state’s dial

framework and what it

means for your business.

Spanish translation is

available.

TCHD is also offering

bi-weekly webinars

for Places of Worship

and Restaurants:

All Businesses/Industries

every Friday 10-11 a.m.

All Businesses/Industries

in Spanish with

Las Chingonas group

every Tuesday 4-5 p.m.

Faith Leaders every other

Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Restaurants every other

Monday 9:30-10:30 a.m.

JANUARY 2021 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 11


GOVERNMENT

COVID-19 UPDATE

we’re all in this together!

ARAPAHOE COUNTY FIVE-STAR

RECOVERY PROGRAM

Arapahoe County received approval from the State to begin

the Five-Star Recovery Partner Program. Businesses that are

interested in participating can begin applying online at

arapahoegov.com

The variance means that approved Five-Star businesses will

be able to operate at capacities one level higher than the

County’s position on the statewide COVID dial.

BUSINESSES THAT HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED VIA

THE FIVE-STAR PROGRAM WILL CONTINUE TO

OPERATE AT LEVEL ORANGE UNTIL THE COUNTY

HAS MAINTAINED 7 DAYS OF DECREASING

NUMBERS APPROPRIATE TO LEVEL ORANGE.

CERTIFIED BUSINESSES WILL THEN BE ALLOWED

TO OPERATE AT LEVEL YELLOW. WE ENCOURAGE

BUSINESSES TO GO AHEAD AND APPLY FOR THE

PROGRAM AND HAVE THEIR INSPECTION DONE

SO THAT WHEN THE COUNTY’S METRICS DO

IMPROVE AND SUSTAIN, APPROVED

BUSINESSES WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE

AUTOMATICALLY TO THE YELLOW LEVEL.

HOW IT WORKS

The Five-Star Recovery Partner Program is voluntary and

open to all eligible businesses within Arapahoe County.

Businesses are ineligible if they received any previous noncompliance

citations from the Tri-County Health

Department as of Dec. 18, 2020. While all businesses are

eligible to apply, the program will initially prioritize

restaurant, gym, and indoor event applications. There is no

cost for the application.

Businesses must complete the online application stating that

the business is willing and able to meet all the criteria on the

Business Certification Checklist. Please note: Businesses with

multiple locations must certify each location separately.

Accepted participants are not required to re-apply each time

Arapahoe County’s position on the statewide dial moves, but

they must remain in good standing to continue operating at

the higher-level capacity restrictions.

To facilitate the application process, businesses must file a

site-specific implementation and compliance plan with the

County as part of their application, to document how they

will implement these requirements for their specific business

and location; a template for this is available on the Five-Star

website.

To further facilitate certification, businesses should review

the following prior to submitting the online form:

Verify Location: Within the application, businesses will be

asked whether their facility is located within unincorporated

Arapahoe County or in a municipality. Failure to accurately

denote location could delay application routing to the

appropriate entity.

Review Requirements: Consistent with the State of

Colorado program requirements, businesses applying to the

program will need to meet certain General Business

requirements for certification. In addition, there are industryspecific

requirements businesses will need to follow.

Once a business has successfully submitted an application,

the form will be forwarded to the appropriate city or County

entity (depending on business location) for review, and for

scheduling of a live inspection with the owner or manager.

Inspectors are County staff who will visually validate business

compliance with stated program requirements.

Once businesses successfully pass inspection and submit any

additional site-specific plans, they will receive an email

informing them of program acceptance, along with a

certificate to print and display in their window. Businesses

that fail inspection will be able to correct any issues and

reapply.

For a list of certified businesses

in Greenwood Village, please visit

greenwoodvillage.com/gv5star

PG. 12 GV NEWSLETTER | JANUARY 2021


GOVERNMENT

STATE ANNOUNCES

DISTRIBUTION PLANS

FOR VACCINES

In mid-December, the first delivery of the Pfizer vaccine

provided 46,800 doses to health care workers who are

treating COVID-19 patients including highest-risk

healthcare workers, ER staff, COVID-specific workers,

and staff of nursing homes.

Currently, careful planning and time is underway to

vaccinate Colorado’s nearly six million people. From a

nationwide and worldwide perspective, distributing the

COVID-19 vaccine is one of the biggest undertakings in

history. It is important to remember to go to trusted

sources for information about the vaccine.

For more information or for frequently asked questions,

visit https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine or visit

Tri-County Health Department at tchd.org.

JANUARY 2021 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 13


GOVERNMENT

COVID-19 UPDATE

we’re all in this together!

AND THE WINNERS OF THE MASK

DECORATING CONTEST ARE…

We had some great entries for the mask decorating contest from the Open

Enrollment bags. Our own City Manager John Jackson was our impartial

judge. Prizes were issued in four categories and three honorable mentions

will also be receiving a prize.

Most Creative

Most Colorful

Most Elaborate

The winners, and their masks, are:

Most Creative – @Susan Ortiz – Administrative Services

Most Colorful – @Christina Johnson – Finance

Most Elaborate – @Wendy Hopkins – Administrative Services

Most GV Spirit – @Cathy Delap – PTR

We also had some

other great

submissions so

honorable mentions

go to:

@Sarah Malafronte

(and her son) –

PD

@Chryl Haakenson –

Community

Development

@Brian Sowder –

PTR

Thank you again to

everyone who

participated! It was so

much fun to see the

submissions come in.

All seven of you are

receiving a prize for

your participation.

Please see Camie

Chapman this week

or next to pick up

your prizes! Have a

very safe and happy

remainder of your

holiday season!

Most GV Spirit

PG. 14 GV NEWSLETTER | JANUARY 2021


GOVERNMENT

CDC REDUCES

COVID-19

QUARANTINE

LENGTH

The Center for Disease Control

(CDC) has published additional

options to reduce the length of

quarantine, while still continuing to

recommend a full 14- day quarantine

as the most effective way to reduce

disease spread.

A quarantine could only be

shortened in the following situations:

If exposed people do not develop

symptoms, they may be released from

quarantine after completing day 7 if

they have a negative molecular or

antigen test collected within 48 hours

of ending quarantine. The test should

be collected at least 5 days after their

exposure.

People may stop quarantining after

completing 10 days of quarantine

without a test if they do not develop

any symptoms. Under no

circumstances should the quarantine

end before 7 days have fully passed.

The new quarantine options also advise

people to wait at least five days after

their exposure date before getting

tested, unless symptoms develop.

Testing immediately after exposure isn’t

helpful because it may be too early in

the incubation period, and there isn’t

enough viral material for the test to

detect. Anyone with symptoms should

get tested as soon as possible, stay away

from others, and follow the

instructions on how to isolate. Isolation

is different from quarantining and is

for people who are ill.

Learn more on updated Isolation and

Quarantine fact sheet or by visiting the

TCHD COVID-19 website at

tchd.org. GV JANUARY 2021 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 15


BUSINESS

BUSINESSspotlight

TRUFIT20

5351 South Roslyn Street, Unit 302 • Landmark Medical Center • 303-790-7662 • www.TruFit20.com

Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Now is always a good time to take care of yourself and the

trainers at TruFit20 are here to help. TruFit20 was started by

Jan Eckert and her daughter Christie Taylor in 2007. They

originally opened in the Denver Tech Center and moved

across the highway into the Landmark Medical Building in

Greenwood Village in 2015. TruFit20 specializes in

personalized 20-minute high intensity strength training that

is suitable for anyone.

TruFit20 opened in Greenwood Village to serve everyone in

the area. They chose this area for the easy access to the

highway as well as the beautiful restaurants and neighboring

areas. The workouts they offer can be done in any attire as

they do not cause most people to sweat much if at all. This is

perfect for anyone wanting to get in a workout before work

or during lunch without having to worry about changing.

continued on page 17

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BUSINESS

NEW GV

businesses

CORPORATE OFFICE

Gatos Silver, Inc.

8400 East Crescent Parkway, Suite 600

720-248-9964

EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Platinum Colorado, LLC

5200 DTC Parkway, Suite 500

813-724-3769

ENGINEERING SERVICES

SOL Engineering Services, LLC

5970 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard

601-961-1415

ENTERTAINMENT

XGolf DTC, LLC

7600 Landmark Way

562-335-6419

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Front Range Wealth Management

6000 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard,

Suite 100

303-515-6490

HEALTH CARE

Hampden Dental Loft

8200 East Belleview Avenue,

Suite E-460

303-930-8828

John S. Sievers, DDS, PC

7400 East Crestline Circle, Suite 110

303-771-7907

HOME HEALTH CARE

Avida Home Health

6595 South Dayton Street,

Suite 3400

720-475-1788

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Base Education, LLC

5460 South Quebec Street, Suite 130

720-316-9156

LOGISTICS

Absolute Logistics, LLC

5347 South Valentia Way, Suite 330

303-779-4909

MANUFACTURING

Finna Sensors

5690 DTC Boulevard, Suite E-550

720-963-6500

MORTGAGE LENDING

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

6312 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite E-300

720-577-4371

RETAIL

T-Mobile

8501 East Arapahoe Road, Suite C

720-510-1090

T-Mobile

4940 South Yosemite Street, Suite E5

303-502-9366

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

INSURANCE

Beacon Hill Associates

6455 South Yosemite Street, Suite 960

800-596-2156

business spotlight

continued from page 16

The TruFit20 workout is scientifically proven and focuses on

one-on-one high intensity training in slow motion. The

workouts last 20 to 30 minutes and are gentle enough that

they can be done in business attire with little to no sweating.

The short 20 to 30-minute workouts once a week allow for

continued improvement by increasing the weight during each

session. This allows for more noticeable results than multiple

workouts during the week of the same length with no weight

increase. The slow deliberate motions used in these workouts

help reduce the risk of injury and wear on your joints

compared to running. This also makes the personalized

workouts great for someone who may have an injury that

would prevent them from participating in other workouts.

TruFit20 also offers various add on services. Some of these

services include Deep Tissue Hot Laser, Ion Cleanse Foot

Bath, Prolon Detox, Nutritional Coaching and Integrative

Health Coaching. There are no membership fees and

payments can be made per session. Depending on what

package is chosen the workouts range from $45 to $60 and

the add on services are anywhere from $20 to $40. TruFit20

is a unique but effective method and they offer everyone

three free sessions to try it out.

TruFit20 is located at 5351 South Roslyn Street, Unit 302 in

the Landmark Medical Center. For more information they

can be reached at 303-790-7662, or they can be found online

at www.TruFit20.com. They are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Monday thru Thursday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-1

p.m. Saturday. If you are looking for a great way to get your

workout or keep that New Year’s resolution, check out

TruFit20 today. GV

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JANUARY 2021 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 17


ARTS AND RECREATION

RECREATION news

For more information call the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Department at 303-486-5773.

CITY HALL IS LIT UP FOR HOLIDAY SEASON

In anticipation of the Mayor’s Virtual Lighting of City Hall, the arborist crew members Gregory Knox, Josh Harlan and Jacob

Hammer along with the recreation crew, Brian Sowder and JT Flahive strung lights and placed them both on the building of

City Hall and the surrounding trees and bushes. The blue spruce was adorned with 24 spherical multi-colored lights using a lift

and going up 40 feet in the air! The Mayor’s Lighting of City Hall took place on Monday, December 7. It can be viewed on

www.facebook.com/greenwoodgov/.

PG. 18 GV NEWSLETTER | JANUARY 2021


ARTS AND RECREATION

WHERE IS ANDREW THE ELF?

The Recreation staff hid Andrew the Elf on the Shelf in one of the

Village’s parks. Several residents took to the parks trying to find

Andrew. They searched high and

low, in playgrounds, in shelters and

trees all around. Low and behold

five children found him hiding in a

tree at Silo Park. All five kids were

entered into a drawing for a $20

Target gift card.

Congratulations William — you

found Andrew and won the prize!

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

On Monday, December 14, Rabbi Avraham Mintz,

Executive Director, Chabad Jewish Center, lit the 5th

candle of the menorah figure in front of City Hall. He

introduced Mayor George Lantz who wished everyone a

Happy Chanukah. The menorah continued to be lit

daily until the 8th and final night of Chanukah.

DRIVE BY BOOK CLUB

FOR FOCUS 50+ GROUP

On Monday,

December 7, the

Senior Focus 50+

group lined up in

their cars in the

Curtis parking lot to

receive their book

club read, It

Happened in Tuscany

by Colorado author

Gail Mencini. The

group has been

practicing on

ZOOM for their live

book club sessions in

January. If anyone is interested in joining the next book

club read, please contact Cathy Delap, Recreation

Manager at cdelap@greenwoodvillage.com.

JANUARY 2021 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 19


ARTS AND RECREATION

RECREATION programs

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/registration

For more information call the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Department at 303-486-5773.

AFTER SCHOOL KIDS CLUB

January 26 – March 4, 2021

Registration begins December 21 at 8 a.m.

Register online at www.greenwoodvillage.com/registration.

Join us for an active fun themed day with the Recreation staff at their new

home — the Maintenance Facility — located off Arapahoe Road and

approximately Dayton Street. Our new location has a large meeting room

that allows for 6 feet social distancing.

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Ages: 6 to 10 years old

Fee: $10/day

Limit: 9 participants per day

Location: Greenwood Village Maintenance Facility

10001 E. Costilla Avenue

Greenwood Village, CO 80112

Tuesday, January 26 –

3D Puzzle Building

Thursday, January 28 –

Colorful Painting

Wear clothes that

can get dirty

Tuesday, February 2 –

Clay Creations

Thursday, February 4 –

Newspaper Forts

Tuesday, February 9 –

Pinewood Derby Races

Thursday, February 11 –

Nerf Gun Surprise

Tuesday, February 16 –

Egg Drop Zone

Thursday, February 18 –

Tie Dye

Bring your own

clothing pieces (2)

Tuesday, February 23 –

String Art Design

Thursday, February 25 – Mad Science Projects

Tuesday, March 2 – Video Creations

Thursday, March 4 – Chalk Slime Fun

Dates for activities may change due to COVID-19 Public Health Orders.

PG. 20 GV NEWSLETTER | JANUARY 2021


ARTS AND RECREATION

ART

programs

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/art

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

YOUTH ART CLASSES

PEE WEE ART

TAKE-HOME-KITS

For the health and safety of our little artists and

their families, the Curtis Center for the Arts will

be providing take-home-kits for the 2021

Winter and Spring season. This winter season

our projects are based on winter and Valentine’s

Day. Make a painting of a snowman in a

snowstorm, draw and paint a colorful heart and

draw and color your own “love bug.” Register

for one kit or all of them!

January and February Projects and Dates

January 20 – Frosty in a Snowstorm

February 10 – Amore

February 24 – Love Bug

Ages: 3 to 6 years old

Fee: $25 for each kit

Instructor: Lauren Brant

WATERCOLOR FOR KIDS

Students will learn about watercolor painting

techniques, color mixing, mixed media, layering

colors and expressing themselves through paint.

When: Tuesdays, February 2

through February 23

Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Ages: 8 to 12 years old

Fee: $50 – All supplies provided

Instructor: Julia Rymer

TEXTURED ART

In this fun after school program

we will be learning about the

visual element of texture and how

artists creature texture in a

painting.

When: Fridays, February 5

through February 26

Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Ages: 6 to 12 years old

Fee: $50 – All supplies provided

Instructor: Lauren Brant

ROBOTS, CREATURES

AND ALIENS

Come design and create your own

creatures, robots and aliens! In

this class students will learn the

difference between collage and

assemblage art by creating works

of both types.

When: Thursdays, February 4

through February 25

Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Ages: 9 to 12 years old

Fee: $50 – All supplies provided

Instructor: Roese Ramp

Dates for classes may change due to COVID-19 Public Health Orders.

JANUARY 2021 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 21


ARTS AND RECREATION

ART programs

Register online at

www.greenwoodvillage.com/art

Curtis Center for the Arts | 2349 East Orchard Road | Greenwood Village, CO 80121 | 303-797-1779

ART CLASSES AT THE CURTIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Greenwood Village’s cultural arts center offers a variety of art classes for preschoolers, children, teens and adults. Classes are

instructed by professional artists and staff who strive to provide the best art educational experience for all artistic levels. If you

can’t make a class during the weekday, join us in the evenings or on a Saturday.

Protocol for Classes: Mask Wearing, Smaller Class Sizes, Social Distancing and individual works spaces to express and create!

Students will be emailed information regarding the Safety Guidance for classes and the information can be found on the receipt.

Due to the current health crisis all classes are subject to change. Check email before class regarding cancelations due to

COVID-19 or weather.

For questions or more information about art classes at the Curtis Center call 303-797-1779.

ADULT ART CLASSES

Ages 16 and older with a 10% senior discount

ABSTRACT COLORADO: SKETCHING

AND PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS

This is the perfect opportunity for you as an artist or a

beginner artist to learn how to sketch and paint your own

abstract landscape.

When: Tuesdays, February 2 through February 23

Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Fee: $80

Instructor: Christian Dore

BASICS TO ENCAUSTICS

This is a high energy, hands-on, two-day encaustic workshop.

We will explore a variety of encaustic techniques, including

making medium and paint, prepping substrates, fusing wax,

layering

translucent color,

adding and

reducing texture,

masking, stencils,

mark making,

image transfer

techniques and

more.

When: Saturday,

February 6

and Sunday,

February 7

Time: 9 a.m. to 4

p.m.

Fee: $200 – All

supplies provided

Instructor: Victoria Eubanks

CURTIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS NOW OPEN

The Curtis Center for the Arts re-opened its doors to the public on Thursday, January 7, 2021. The Center re-opened with its regular hours,

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Current COVID restrictions will be followed.

The current exhibit, Old Myths-New Stories, has been extended through February 27, 2021. All in-person classes for January have been

canceled. In-person classes will resume on Monday, February 1, 2021. Please check the website for a list of classes and availability at

greenwoodvillage.com/art.

For more information, please call the Curtis Center for the Arts at 303-797-1779 or visit greenwoodvillage.com/culturalarts.

Dates for classes may change due to COVID-19 Public Health Orders.

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ARTS AND RECREATION

EXPLORING LANDSCAPE PAINTING

SESSION 2

This hands-on course is designed to help students develop a

better understanding of fundamental painting concepts and

how they apply to landscape painting.

When: Thursdays, February 18 through March 25

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

Fee: $100

Instructor: Janet Anderson

INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING

This introduction to oil painting class will focus on

fundamentals to painting when working with oil paints.

When: Thursdays, February 18 through March 25

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Fee: $100

Instructor: Jen Starling

OIL PAINTING: FRESH N’ COLORFUL

SESSION 2

This enjoyable exploration class is designed to help

experienced oil painters grow and fine tune their art skills.

When: Wednesdays, February 24 through March 31

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

Fee: $100

Instructor: Aimee Deneweth

DRAWING AND SKETCHING

SESSION 2

Develop your drawing skills through expanding your

understanding of the fundamentals of drawing.

When: Wednesdays, February 24 through March 31

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Fee: $100

Instructor: Rick Brogan

WATERCOLOR SESSION 2

This course is designed for students wanting to improve their

watercolor skills in a studio environment.

When: Fridays, February 26 through March 26

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

Fee: $100

Instructor: Rick Brogan

EXPLORING ABSTRACT ACRYLICS

Spend your Saturday creating an abstract acrylic painting

while exploring how to blend brilliant colors, brushwork,

brush care, composition and more.

When: Saturday, February 27

Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

Fee: $50

Instructor: Candace French

WATERCOLOR AND

GOUACHE JOURNALING

In this one-day workshop learn how to quickly sketch in

your own notebook using watercolor and gouache.

When: Saturday, February 20

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fee: $50

Instructor: Cliff Austin

FIGURE DRAWING SESSION 2

Learn how to draw the human figure from a live model using

various techniques and artistic approaches.

When: Tuesdays, February 23 through March 30

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

Fee: $100

Instructor: Michael Dowling

Dates for classes may change due to COVID-19 Public Health Orders.

JANUARY 2021 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 23


6060 South Quebec Street

Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111-4591

PRSRT STD

US POSTAGE

PAID

ENGLEWOOD, CO

PERMIT #799

ARTS AND RECREATION

ART events

GALLERY HOURS

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

Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

EXHIBIT EXTENDED

THROUGH FEBRUARY 27

Dates may change due to COVID-19 Public Health Orders.

PG. 24 GV NEWSLETTER | JANUARY 2021

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