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Greenwood Village

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GOVERNMENT

THE MAYOR’S

message

SILO PARK

This month, I want to share some

information on Silo Park which is located

at 9300 East Orchard Road. The land

around Silo Park was homesteaded in

1891 by Frank William Pearce and

Francisza Weinmeyer Pearce. The Pearce

family, who owned land southwest of

Orchard Road and Dayton Street,

expanded their grazing lands north into

Orchard Hills and east as far as Havana

Street. Frank’s grandson, Robert Frank

Pearce, inherited the land in 1944. The

land south of Orchard Road between

Dayton and Boston Streets is now Silo

Park. The original barn burned down in 1947.

Fortunately, the concrete silo was saved. The current

barn, now a picnic shelter, was built in 1949.

George Lantz

glantz@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-486-5741

equipment was replaced in 2018. Currently, Silo Park hosts

programs like the Village’s Fun-In-The-Sun and Art-In-The-

Park.

In January of 1994, the park land was being sold to a

developer for houses. A neighborhood group worked with

the City Council to acquire the property. Silo Park was

developed and opened in June of 1996. The Village retained

the original barn and silo while clearing the old farm house.

The barn now serves as a shelter which can accommodate

groups as large as 50. Adjacent to the barn are restrooms

with running water. The surrounding park land includes a

playground, demonstration gardens, a small amphitheater,

one multi-use playing field, and a natural area with a trail

which has been posted with interpretive wetland

information. This informative wetland information was

created by Greenwood Village resident Nick Greos as an

Eagle Scout project in 2003. The park’s original playground

Note, there is a community meeting scheduled in September

to discuss Silo Park’s demonstration gardens. You can learn

more about this event on page 12 of this Newsletter.

VILLAGE TO HOST

NEIGHBORHOOD

CONCERTS IN AUGUST

We hope to see you and your family at the neighborhood

concerts taking place every Thursday evening in August.

Each of the four Council districts will host a concert to make

it convenient for you to attend by simply walking or riding

your bike to the park. Every household should have received

a mailer with concert information. You can find specific

concert information on page 9. The City Council and I look

forward to seeing you and your family at a concert in your

neighborhood.

VILLAGE HEROES

Congratulations to Village resident Dawn Richard and her

dog, Nacho, for being named Village Heroes. While walking

her dog in the Village, Dawn noticed a suspicious vehicle

which turned out to be occupied and stolen. The Police

apprehended the suspects and they have been charged.

continued on page 3

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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 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

continued from page 2

Thank you Dawn and Nacho for

reporting suspicious activity to the

Police Department. Your awareness

and efforts help our officers reduce

crime in the Village. If something

doesn’t look right, please call 9-1-1.

ANNUAL

SHREDDING

EVENT IN AUGUST

We are hosting our annual

Shredding Event for Greenwood

Village residents on Saturday,

August 28 from 9 a.m. to Noon at

City Hall.

— George

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GOVERNMENT

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

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: 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 GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM

for information on all public meetings

being conducted in person and

remotely due to COVID-19.

september 2021

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Labor Day

Village

Facilities

Closed

Planning &

Zoning

Commission

6 p.m.

City Hall

NO TRASH SERVICE

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City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

Meeting

7 p.m.

City Hall

Parks, Trails

and Recreation

Commission

6 p.m.

Maintenance

Facility

★ SINGLE FAMILY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING ★

Arts and

Humanities

Council

Meeting

6 p.m.

Curtis Center

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City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

City Hall

Planning &

Zoning

Commission

6 p.m.

City Hall

Board of

Adjustments

and Appeals

Meeting

6 p.m.

City Hall

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Parks, Trails

and Recreation

Commission

6 p.m.

Maintenance

Facility

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GOVERNMENT

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

2021 MUNICIPAL election

NOVEMBER 2, 2021

This year, the City Council designated

the Village’s Regular Municipal

Election to be a coordinated election

with Arapahoe County. Arapahoe

County is conducting the November

2, 2021 Coordinated Election as a

Mail Ballot Election.

REGISTER TO VOTE

ONLINE

If you have a Colorado State driver’s

license or ID card issued by the

Department of Revenue you may

register to vote, change your address,

update your current registration or

check the status of your registration

online at www.govotecolorado.com.

The last day to register to vote online

for the coordinated election is October

25, 2021.

REGISTER TO VOTE

IN-PERSON

You may request and submit a Voter

Registration Form at any office of the

County Clerk and Recorder or the

City of Greenwood Village. You may

also register to vote in-person through

a voter registration drive in your

community. You may also register to

vote in-person at any one of Arapahoe

County’s Voter Service and Polling

Centers through 7 p.m. on Election

Day.

A Voter Confirmation Card will be

mailed to you approximately 2-3

weeks after your application form is

processed.

In order to register to vote in

Greenwood Village, you must be:

• At least 16 years of age. (You must

be 18 years of age by the date of

the election in order to vote.)

• A citizen of the United States;

• A resident of the State of Colorado

for 22 days prior to the election.

MAIL BALLOTS

Ballots will be mailed beginning

October 8 to active registered voters

who live in Greenwood Village. If you

have not received a ballot by October

25, please call Arapahoe County

Elections at 303-795-4511 to update

your registration and request one be

mailed to you. Ballots will not be

mailed after October 25. Ballots are

not forwarded by the U.S. Postal

Service.

Ballots will be mailed by Arapahoe

County beginning October 8, 2021.

ABSENTEE

MAIL BALLOTS

If you will be out of town and unable

to receive your ballot at your registered

address you may change your address

by completing the “Change in Voter

Registration Information” form from

Arapahoe County. The form is online

at www.arapahoevotes.com or you may

vote early at a Voter Service and

Polling Center beginning October 25,

2021.

VOTER SERVICE

AND POLLING CENTERS

Voter Service and Polling Centers will

open eight days (October 25, 2021)

prior to and including Election Day,

except for Sunday November 1, 2021.

Voters will be able to drop off their

mail ballots, register to vote or cast

their vote in person at a Voter Service

and Polling Center. Greenwood

Village City Hall has a 24 hour/7 day

drop off box in the east parking lot to

accept mail ballots.

CITY COUNCIL

CANDIDATE INFORMATION

Greenwood Village has prepared its

comprehensive Election information

and Candidate Guide to help ensure

that Village residents are informed

regarding Council candidates and the

Village’s 2021 Election. This

Information Guide is available in the

City Clerk’s office at City Hall.

The nomination petition process is the

first step in becoming a candidate. A

candidate must possess the following

qualifications to run for office: be a

United States Citizen; be a registered

elector; be 18 years of age by Election

Day; and have lived in the Village and

the specific District for one year

immediately preceding the election.

Candidates for the office of City

Council must be nominated by at least

twenty (20) registered electors from

such district. Nomination petitions are

due back to the City Clerk’s office by

August 23, 2021.

For additional information regarding

candidacy, election forms and filing

requirements, please call the Election

Hotline at 303-804-4113. GV

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GOVERNMENT

BALLOT QUESTION

APPROVED FOR

NOVEMBER 2, 2021

MUNICIPAL

ELECTION

VOTERS WILL DETERMINE

ORDINANCE PUBLICATION

REQUIREMENTS

At the July 12, City Council meeting,

the City Council unanimously

approved a resolution submitting to a

vote of the registered electors of the

Village a question whether the City of

Greenwood Village Home Rule

Charter should be amended to delete

the requirement that ordinances be

published in a newspaper and allow

City Council to establish publication

requirements by ordinance, which may

include electronic publication.

WHAT IS RESOLUTION NO. 18

The Village’s home rule charter

requires that ordinances adopted on

first reading be published in full by the

next publication date of the City’s

“legal newspaper.” The Colorado

General Assembly, as well as other

home-rule municipalities, have made

changes to requirements of publication

by newspaper given that legal

information can be provided to the

public in a more timely and costeffective

manner electronically. The

City Council desires to have the

option of publishing ordinances by

means other than a newspaper so a

Charter revision is required. If passed,

the amendment will allow City

Council the ability to determine by

ordinance how ordinances are

published.

BALLOT QUESTION:

Shall Section 6.04, Procedure of

Passage, of the City of Greenwood

Village Home Rule Charter be

amended to delete the reference to

legal newspaper and allow City

Council to establish publication

requirements by ordinance, which may

include electronic publication?

Yes

No

IF PASSED, THE CHARTER

AMENDMENT WOULD READ

AS FOLLOWS:

An ordinance may be introduced as a

bill at any regular meeting by any

member of Council, or by petition of

the people as provided by this Charter.

Upon introduction, the title of the bill

shall be read by a member of Council.

A full copy of the bill shall be available

in Council chambers at the time of

the meeting at which the bill is

introduced and first voted upon by the

Council. If the bill is approved by

Council, it shall be published in full

by the next publication date of the

City’s legal newspaper as provided for

by ordinance of the Council. A bill,

before its final passage, shall be

presented and voted upon at one

additional meeting of the Council.

This meeting shall be held no earlier

than ten days after initial approval of

the bill except in case of emergency as

provided in Section 6.05. After final

passage, every ordinance shall again be

published by reference or in full as

determined by the Council. Any

amendment to the ordinance shall be

published in full. Except as otherwise

provided in this Article or specified in

the ordinance, all ordinances shall take

effect six (6) days after publication

following final passage. Any

publication by reference shall contain

a summary of the subject matter of the

ordinance and a notice that copies of

the ordinance are available at the office

of the City Clerk.

WHAT WOULD PASSAGE

ALLOW THE VILLAGE TO DO

THAT IT CANNOT DO NOW?

Publish ordinances electronically.

WHAT IF IT DOESN’T PASS?

Ordinances adopted on first reading

will continue to be published in a

local newspaper and not

electronically.

For more information on the 2021

Greenwood Village Municipal

Election, please call the City Clerk’s

Office at 303-804-4113. GV

NEW PROGRAMS FOR AUGUST:

Public Safety Bros are Back to Share the Village’s Accomplishments in 2020

GV KIDS, INK! NEWS TEAM PRESENTS:

• Marjorie Park

• Pickleball Courts

AUGUST 2021 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 7


GOVERNMENT

MAKING A difference

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

COMMISSION APPOINTMENT

The following resident was appointed by the Greenwood Village City Council to

serve on the Parks, Trails and Recreation Commission:

For more information on how to serve on a

Village board or commission, please call the City

Clerk’s Office at 303-486-5752 or email Susan

Ortiz, City Clerk, at sortiz@greenwoodvillage.com.

Tom Michaels, District 3

Parks, Trails and

Recreation Commission

Tom Michaels has been a resident of

Greenwood Village for almost 28 years,

having moved to Orchard Hills 3 with

his wife Melanie and two sons in

November, 1993. His family has

enjoyed the benefits of living in such an

attractive area with a strong community,

very good schools, and a well-managed local government.

After 32 years practicing clinical psychology in Denver,

Tom retired about six years ago, and has been interested in contributing

to his community in his new-found free time. He has been on the Board

of the Orchard Hills Big Canon HOA for the past five years, and served

as president for four of those years. He was a liaison between the HOA

and the Orchard Hills Park District, and became familiar with park

issues.

Tom loves physical activity and many kinds of outdoor recreation. He has

biked and hiked along many Greenwood Village trails and roads, and

through many of the Village’s lovely parks. He is very invested in

maintaining and improving the outdoor experience for Village residents,

and so is pleased to be able to serve on the PTR Commission.

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GOVERNMENT

ENHANCING OUR

community

CODE

ENFORCEMENT

REMINDER

DEAD OR OVERGROWN

LANDSCAPING

Trees, shrubs, or other vegetation

which are dead, broken, or infected by

insects shall be removed from the

property.

Branches of

trees, shrubs or

any other plant

material should

never obstruct

sidewalks or

streets. This

includes

landscaping that

overhangs in a

manner that

interferes with

the safe and

unobstructed

movement of

pedestrians or

vehicles on any

street or trail.

(Trimming

guidelines must

be followed to

prevent

overgrown

landscaping in

the Village

right-of-way).

For more

information,

please call

Community

Development at 303-486-5783 or email

comdev@greenwoodvillage.com.

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

HUNTINGTON CALEY OPEN SPACE

MASTER PLAN IMPROVEMENTS

You are invited to a public information meeting to review the 90% design for

proposed improvements for the final phase of the Huntington Caley Master Plan.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 24 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the

Greenwood Village Maintenance Facility (10001 E. Costilla Avenue).

The Huntington Caley Master Plan was adopted by the City Council in 2014.

Previously completed master plan improvements include the pedestrian

undercrossing of Caley Avenue, extension of the regional trail, braided gardens,

Caley Pond improvements, stream and wetland restoration, and park landscape

enhancement. The current project being presented will include a small parking area

off Caley Avenue, sculpted and landscaped berms around the open space perimeter,

an informal lawn, and a play area.

If you are unable to attend this public meeting and would like information on the

current design, please visit Village Voices at greenwoodvillagevoices.com starting

August 17 where you can view the design and provide feedback directly to Village

staff. For more information, please call Josh Morin, Parks Project Manager, at

303-708-6113 or email jmorin@greenwoodvillage.com. GV

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GOVERNMENT

ENHANCING OUR

community

SILO PARK GARDEN

COMMUNITY INPUT MEETING

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

The Parks, Trails and Recreation Department is inviting the

community to bring ideas and give input on the future look

and purpose of the Silo Park gardens. Please join us on

Tuesday, September 14 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Silo Park

barn, 9300 South Orchard Road.

The property that was to become Silo Park was acquired by

the Village in 1994. An involved citizen process guided the

design of the park. One of the features was a demonstration

garden that originally showcased primarily native grasses

along with some traditional crops such as wheat, barley, corn,

and pumpkins.

The content of the garden has evolved through the years, and

approximately 10 years ago, the Arapahoe County CSU

Extension Colorado Master Gardener volunteers took over

the planning, planting, and maintenance of the gardens.

Under their care, the gardens have become largely dedicated

to produce production. The vegetables harvested yearly are

donated to a local food pantry in Greenwood Village. While

a worthy cause, it has changed the aesthetics of the gardens

and the Master Gardeners volunteers at Silo Park have

requested a perimeter fence. The gardens were originally

ground level and were raised over time to protect them from

pedestrian traffic. The beds are now deteriorating due to age

and in need of updating to improve functionality and

aesthetics.

If you are unable to attend the community input meeting,

you can provide your ideas online at

greenwoodvillagevoices.com. For more information or

questions, please contact Suzanne Moore, Director of Parks,

Trails, and Recreation, at 303-708-6142 or

smoore@greenwoodvillage.com. GV

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GOVERNMENT

VOLUNTEERS

MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Thanks to the people of Snare Solutions Prophecy

International for their helping hands with Parks, Trails and

Recreation Department. The volunteers assisted staff with

removal of weeds at Silo Park and installing new mulch at

Tommy Davis Park. We are grateful for all the support of our

community.

If your group is interested in volunteering with the Village,

please call Parks, Trails, and Recreation at

303-486-5773 or email ptr@greenwoodvillage.com. GV

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GOVERNMENT

COVID-19 UPDATE

we’re all in this together!

TRI-COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

RECOMMENDS WEARING A MASK

UNTIL VACCINATIONS INCREASE

AND CASES GO DOWN

HIGHLY INFECTIOUS DELTA VARIANT

SPREADING QUICKLY AMONG UNVACCINATED

With the highly spreadable Delta variant surging across the Metro

Denver area and vaccination coverage increasing slowly, Tri-County

Health Department endorses the new guidance from the Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention about wearing facemasks. Specifically,

TCHD recommends that all persons wear masks

in school settings regardless of vaccination status

and, as long as we have rising rates of community

transmission, that everyone including fully

vaccinated persons wear a mask in public indoor

settings.

CDC’s change in guidance is based on surges in

infection due to the Delta variant in many parts of

the US, evolving understanding of vaccinated

person’s ability to transmit Delta infection, and

slowing rates of vaccination. CDC’s

recommendation for universal mask wearing in

school settings is consistent with recent

recommendations by the American Academy of

Pediatrics and is based on the goal of keeping

schools as safe as possible while maximizing inperson

learning. Wearing masks in indoor settings

is an evidence-based, safe and effective way to

prevent the spread of COVID-19, and mask

wearing in schools is particularly important

because there are so many interactions in schools

between vaccinated and unvaccinated people, and

because children under 12 are not yet eligible to

receive COVID-19 vaccines. TCHD has been

working with our school districts to achieve

optimal in person learning and prevent

transmission of COVID-19 and will continue to

do so to help them understand how best to apply

this new guidance. Like much of the guidance

released by the CDC, CDPHE, and TCHD, for

the 2021-22 school year, at this point, universal

masking should be understood not as a

requirement but as a strong science-based

recommendation.

Currently, similar to the rest of the Metro area, all

three TCHD counties are in the CDC’s

“Substantial” zone of transmission with 7 day

incidence rates/100,000 persons >50, so the new

CDC guidance recommending that all persons,

vaccinated or not, wear masks in indoor settings

applies here.

The Delta variant spreads about twice as easily

from one person to another as previous strains of

the virus. As of Thursday, July 29, for Adams

County, the 7-day incidence rate per 100,000 for

COVID-19 cases was 76 per 100,000. This

represents an increase of 172% since June 26.

Arapahoe has an incidence rate of 70 per 100,000,

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an increase of 142% and Douglas

County has an incidence rate of 71 per

100,000 which is an increase of 163%,

respectively, over the same period.

Wearing masks during times of rising

community transmission provides added

protection to the individual wearing the

mask since, even though highly effective,

vaccines are not 100% protective. In

addition, masks can reduce transmission

to others, particularly those who have

not been vaccinated for COVID-19

such as children under 12, or persons

who don’t have a fully protective

response to vaccination.

All three COVID-19 vaccines

authorized in the United States protect

against severe illness, hospitalization,

and death from the Delta variant.

Although rare, some vaccinated people

can get Delta in a breakthrough

infection and may be contagious;

however, vaccinated individuals

represent a very small amount of

transmission occurring around the

country. TCHD continues to urge

unvaccinated individuals to take the

opportunity to get vaccinated as soon as

possible. GV AUGUST 2021 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 15


BUSINESS

BUSINESSspotlight

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5613 DTC Parkway, Suite 650

www.merceradvisors.com • 303-768-0007

Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Please Note: M.J. Smith & Associates is a tradename.

All services provided by M.J. Smith & Associates

investment professionals provided in their individual

capacities as investment adviser representatives of Mercer

Global Advisors Inc. (“Mercer Advisors”), an SECregistered

investment adviser principally located in

Denver, Colorado, with various branch offices

throughout the United States doing business under

different tradenames, including M.J. Smith & Associates.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.

(CFP Board) owns the CFP® certification mark, the

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification

mark, and the CFP® certification mark (with plaque

design) logo in the United States, which it authorizes use

of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s

initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could have personalized financial

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under one umbrella of services for their clientele. Mark J. Smith, CFP

® ,

CPA/PFS,CIMA is the Senior Wealth Advisor/Director of their

®

Greenwood Village office and he and his staff are devoted to providing their

customers exceptional services from their firm.

Mark founded his own financial planning company in 1983 called

M.J. Smith & Associates. After moving around the Denver area, he finally

located his company within the boundaries of Greenwood Village. “I love

the easy access to world class office space environments and the various

retail and shopping areas located within the Village. It is centrally located

to our clients who are dispersed between Boulder and Colorado Springs.

It also pleases me that it is convenient for my clients who may easily park

directly outside our office building with a quick walk inside,” Mark states.

A year ago, he sold M.J. Smith & Associates to Mercer Advisors. After

speaking with many national firms, Mark chose Mercer Advisors because

they had additional services above and beyond what he had been able to

provide in the past. His current office has a comprehensive oversight/family

office approach to wealth management. Their office provides the following

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estate planning, and risk management/insurance.

Mercer Advisors teaches their clients the art of learning how to stay calm

when times are turbulent. There have been unstable times in the past such

as Y2K, the 911 calamity, the dot com bubble of 2000-2002, the real estate

crisis of 2008-2009, and COVID. Many investors folded because they

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As of June 2021, Mercer Advisors manages over $31 billion of assets and

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custodians that it works with for their investment management services

such as Charles Schwab, Fidelity, TD Ameritrade and Raymond James.

Their Greenwood Village office is located at 5613 DTC Parkway, Suite 650

near East Orchard Road and Interstate 25. Their business hours are

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Visit their website at

www.merceradvisors.com for more information about their services or you

may contact them by telephone at 303-768-0007. If you are interested in

living life and working towards financial independence, the staff at

Mercer Advisors are eagerly awaiting your call! GV

PG. 16 GV NEWSLETTER | AUGUST 2021


BUSINESS

NEW GV

businesses

CORPORATE OFFICE

ADA-ES, Incorporated

8051 East Maplewood Avenue, Suite 210

720-598-3500

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Northwestern Mutual

5655 South Yosemite Street, Suite 100

303-996-2375

FLOORING

Modern Floorworks, LLC

7350 East Progress Place, Suite #208

720-550-1347

HAIR STYLIST

Lam Le at Collajio Salon & Day Spa

8745 East Orchard Road, Suite #514

720-435-2271

Shahnaz Pourbakhtiari at

Collajio Salon & Day Spa

8745 East Orchard Road, Suite #514

303-726-0816

Zary Babalmorad at Collajio Salon & Day Spa

8745 East Orchard Road, Suite #514

303-519-7591

MEDICAL SPA

Aere Aesthetics

7400 East Crestline Circle, Suite #230

303-834-3395

MORTAGE BANKING/LENDER

Roundpoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation

7800 East Dorado Place, Suite #270

720-842-7130

Summit Funding, Incorporated

5613 DTC Parkway, Suite #300

916-571-3000

PSYCHOLOGY

Beyond Words Psychological, LLC

5300 DTC Parkway, Suite 210

303-522-3184

REAL ESTATE

Real Metro Realty, LLC

8480 East Orchard Road, Suite #1100

720-402-1669

RESTAURANT

Kwench Juice Café

5332 DTC Boulevard, Suite #200

303-284-3530

ShaWING Food Truck at

1 UP Arcade Bar – Greenwood Village

6864 South Clinton Court

303-957-6892

SOFTWARE

Nextworld, LLC

8200 East Maplewood Avenue

303-903-3345

STAFFING FIRM

Assignment America, LLC

7100 East Belleview Avenue

561-998-2231

Cognixia Jump US, LLC

5445 DTC Parkway, Suite #200

973-889-5269

WELLNESS CENTER

Insight Health Center, LLC

6595 South Dayton Street, Suite #3300

720-242-8272

TAPROOM

Holidaily Brewing Company

5370 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite #I-207

303-237-2778

VACATION VOYAGES

Windstar Cruises Marshall Islands, LLC

6312 South Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite #600N

303-600-3400

UNDER NEW

MANAGEMENT

ELECTRONIC REPAIR

UBREAKIFIX by asurion

5910 South University Boulevard, Suite A-5

303-484-1842

AUGUST 2021 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 17


GENERAL INTEREST

OUR NATURAL environment

COYOTE ENCOUNTERS

WITH PETS ON THE RISE

YOUNG COYOTES ARE OUT

OF THE DEN AND HUNTING

Wildlife experts indicate that most coyote and human

conflicts have been a direct result of human behavior such as

feeding coyotes, walking a dog without a leash, or leaving

food or water outside for your pets. Although these behaviors

may seem innocent, they are actually harmful to you and

your family, and to the health and safety of the coyote

population.

The Village has seen an increase in coyote-pet/human

encounters. Village residents are requested to do everything

possible to protect pets and themselves. Encounters involving

physical contact with people are rare, but people have been

bitten by coyotes. A common tactic for coyotes is to “play”

with dogs. Make no mistake, they are trying to lure dogs

away to attack them.

DO NOT FEED COYOTES

The feeding of coyotes by humans is one of the most harmful

actions man can inflict on coyotes and wild animal

populations. It is essential to minimize human/coyote

conflict as well as the health and well-being of coyotes to not

be fed by humans. Coyotes used to being fed become

habituated to human-provided food and alter their foraging

and hunting behavior. The feeding of coyotes encourages

them to remain in residential areas, increasing their

encounters with pets and humans.

What You Can Do:

• Never feed coyotes! Intentionally feeding coyotes is

illegal and these laws will be enforced.

• Keep pet food and water inside.

• Discourage others from feeding coyotes.

• Do not touch young coyotes. A coyote that appears

orphaned most often is not; the mother is usually nearby.

• Teach children not to feed, play with, or pet coyotes.

• Do not give coyotes the opportunity to get into your

garbage; keep garbage in sealed containers with secure lids.

• Remove attractants from your yard such as pet food, water

sources, bird feeders and fallen fruit.

• Fully enclose gardens and compost piles.

KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEASH

As coyotes adapt to their surroundings, they have discovered

that humans provide a sufficient source for food, water, and

shelter. Coyotes will feed on whatever is available to them,

including your household pets. While some attacks on pets

have been known to occur in backyards, many coyote-pet

interactions occur when a household pet is allowed to roam

free.

What You Can Do:

• Keep pets on a six-foot leash when walking at all times.

It is illegal to have your dog off a leash and the law will

be enforced.

• Never allow your pets to “play” with a coyote.

• Pick up small pets if confronted by a coyote.

• Always supervise your pet when outside, especially at

dawn and dusk.

• Never leave cats or dogs outside after dark.

• If you must leave your pet outside, secure it in a fully

enclosed kennel.

• Keep your pets up-to-date on vaccinations.

REPORT COYOTE

BEHAVIOR AND ACTIVITY

Please call the Greenwood Village Police Department at

303-773-2525 with information on coyote sightings. The

Police Department is actively keeping a record of coyote

activity in the Village which will assist the Village in tracking

the coyote population. GV

IF A COYOTE APPROACHES YOU

Be as Big, Mean, and Loud as possible

• Wave your arms and throw objects at the coyote

• Shout in a deep, loud and authoritative voice

• DO NOT RUN or turn your back on the coyote

• Face the coyote and back away slowly

• If attacked, fight back with your fists and feet

PG. 18 GV NEWSLETTER | AUGUST 2021


ARTS AND RECREATION

RECREATION programs

Register online at

greenwoodvillage.com/recreation

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

FALL YOUTH RECREATION PROGRAMS — REGISTER NOW

BOYS & GIRLS

PEE WEE SOCCER

Day: Wednesdays,

September 8, 15, 22, 29

Time: 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Ages: 4 to 6 years old

Fee: $40

Limit: 20 players

Location: Silo Park,

9300 East Orchard Road

BOYS & GIRLS PEE WEE

AND YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL

Day: Thursdays,

September 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Ages: 4 to 6 years old

and 6 to 8 years old

Fee: $40

Limit: 20 players per age group

Location: Silo Park,

9300 East Orchard Road

BOYS & GIRLS YOUTH ARCHERY

Day: Mondays, September 13, 20, 27

Time: 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Ages: 8 to 10 years old

Fee: $30

Limit: 12 players

Location: Carson Park,

6060 South Quebec Street

COMING SOON! PEE WEE

AND YOUTH BASKETBALL

Senior Focus 50+ took a field trip over to Fiddler’s

Green and visited the new Marjorie Park adjacent

to the Amphitheatre. Make sure you check it out!

RECREATION REIMBURSEMENT TIDBIT

With summer winding down, now is an

ideal time to submit your reimbursement

form with all your fun summer recreation

activities receipts.

Reimbursable entities include Parks and

Recreation Districts, Metropolitan

Districts offering recreation activities,

municipal golf courses, City of

Greenwood Village art and recreation

programs and nonprofit youth sports

agencies. All agencies must be located in

the Denver metro area. Receipts must

include the name of the organization, the

activity and the amount and date paid.

You will find a reimbursement request

form in the middle of this Newsletter.

For more information about the program,

visit www.greenwoodvillage.com/

recreimbursement or call 303-486-5773.

AUGUST 2021 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 19


ARTS AND RECREATION

PG. 20 GV NEWSLETTER | AUGUST 2021


ARTS AND RECREATION

ART programs

YOUTH ART CLASSES

Register online at

greenwoodvillage.com/art

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

Registration for Fall programs is now open!

For more information and to register for Youth Art Classes go to www.greenwoodvillage.com/art.

OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING FOR KIDS

When: Fridays, September 10

through October 1

Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Fee: $45

Age Requirement: 9 to 12 years old

Instructor: Behnaz Ahmadian

MIXED UP ANIMALS

When: Tuesdays, September 7 through September 28

Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Fee: $50

Age Requirement: 6 to 12 years old

Instructor: Lauren Brant

PAPER MACHE ANIMAL

HEAD MASK MAKING

When: Thursdays, September 9 through September 30

Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Fee: $50

Age Requirement: 9 to 14 years old

Instructor: Roese Ramp

INTRODUCTION

TO MIXED

MEDIA

FOR TEENS

When: Mondays,

September 13

through October 11

Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Fee: $75

Age Requirement:

11 to 16 years old

Instructor:

Candace French

AUGUST 2021 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 21


ARTS AND RECREATION

ART programs

Register online at

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 educators who strive to provide the best art educational experience for all artistic levels. If

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

Protocol for Classes: Mask Wearing, Smaller Class Sizes, Social Distancing and individual work 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 cancellations or policy

changes/ updates due to COVID-19. For questions or more information about art classes at the Curtis Center call 303-797-1779.

WATERCOLOR

When: Fridays,

August 27 through September 24

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

and 1 to 4 p.m.

Fee: $120

Instructor: Rick Brogan

ACRYLIC CRASH

COURSE

When: Saturday, August 21

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fee: $50

Instructor: Julia Rymer

ARTIST MENTORING

WORKSHOP

When: Tuesday, August 24

Session Times

Session 1: 1 to 1:50 p.m.

Session 2: 2 to 2:50 p.m.

Session 3: 3 to 3:50 p.m.

Fee: $25

Instructor: Christa MacFarlane

COLORED PENCILS

When: Thursdays,

August 26 through September

30

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

Fee: $120

Instructor: Behnaz Ahmadian

DESIGN

FUNDAMENTALS

When: Thursdays,

August 26 through September 30

Times: 1 to 4 p.m.

Fee: $100

Instructor: Julia Rymer

INTRODUCTION

TO MIXED MEDIA

When: Saturday, August 28

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fee: $50

Instructor: Candace French

FIGURE DRAWING

When: Tuesdays,

August 31 through September 28

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

Fee: $100

Instructor: Michael Dowling

PG. 22 GV NEWSLETTER | AUGUST 2021


ARTS AND RECREATION

LANDSCAPE

PAINTING FROM

PHOTOGRAPHS

USING PASTELS

When: Tuesdays,

August 31 through

September 28

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Fee: $100

Instructor: Cliff Austin

OIL PAINTING:

FRESH N’

COLORFUL

When: Wednesdays, September

1 through September 29

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

Fee: $100

Instructor: Aimee Deneweth

DRAWING AND

SKETCHING

When: Wednesdays, September

1 through September 29

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Fee: $100

Instructor: Rick Brogan

CERAMIC

VESSELS

When: Wednesdays, September

1 through September 29

Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Fee: $100

Instructor: Maggie Stewart

ABSTRACT

COLORADO:

SKETCHING

FOR

BEGINNERS

When: Tuesdays, September 7

through October 12

Times: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Fee: $120

Instructor: Christian Dore

EXPLORING

LANDSCAPE

PAINTING

When: Mondays, September 13

through October 18

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Fee: $120

Instructor: Janet Anderson

ABSTRACT

COLORADO:

PAINTING

FOR

BEGINNERS

When: Mondays, September 13

through October 25

Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Fee: $140

Instructor: Christian Dore

BASIC

ENCAUSTIC

TECHNIQUES

When: Saturday, September 18

and Sunday, September 19

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

Fee: $200

Instructor: Victoria Eubanks

EXPLORING

ABSTRACT

ACRYLICS

When: Saturday,

September 25

Time: 9 a.m.

to 1 p.m.

Fee: $50

Instructor:

Candace

French

PEE WEE ART

It is never too early to introduce your child to the

arts. Pee Wee Art is a fun hands-on art program

that introduces preschoolers and younger artists to

the arts and allows for parents to assist with their

child’s creative process.

We are happy to be in the classroom! However,

for the safety of all our participants and staff we

will only be doing one project a month with six

students and their caregivers in each session.

We will offer the same project twice during each

month.

When: Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Dates And Projects

August 11 and 25 Colorful Zebra

September 8 and 22 Bubble Wrap Art

October 13 and 20 Pumpkin Pouring

November 3 and 17 Turkey Mania

December 8 and 15 Peek A Boo Snowman

Age Requirement: 3 to 6 years old –

Participant must be accompanied

by a parent and/or caregiver.

Fee: $25 – All supplies provided

Instructor: Lauren Brant

Limit: 6 students for each program

AUGUST 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

PG. 24 GV NEWSLETTER | AUGUST 2021

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