01.02.2022 Views

GV Newsletter Feb 2022 web

Greenwood Village February 2022 Newsletter

Greenwood Village February 2022 Newsletter

SHOW MORE
SHOW LESS

You also want an ePaper? Increase the reach of your titles

YUMPU automatically turns print PDFs into web optimized ePapers that Google loves.

Greenwood Village

N EEW S LLE ET TTE ER

HEADLINE GOES

here P G . X

HEADLINE

HERE P G . X

2022 CAPITAL

IMPROVEMENT

projects

SPRING BREAK

SPORTS AND ART

camp

P G S . 2 0 - 2 1

P G S . 8 - 9 , 1 1

HEADLINE

HERE

HEADLINE

here P G . X

SOCK

PDRIVE

G . X

WRAPup

P G S . 1 2 - 1 3

F E B R UM AO RN YT H2 0Y2 E2 A• R VIOS L S. U3E 7#

N O . 4


GOVERNMENT

THE MAYOR’S message

MAKE GREENWOOD

VILLAGE A

PART OF YOUR

VALENTINE’S DAY

It is that special month to show our

love and appreciation for people we

hold dear. Whether it is enjoying a

movie or a show at

The Landmark Theatre,

Regal Cinebarre or

Comedy Works, or

enjoying a wonderful

meal at any of our fine

dining establishments,

selecting a special gift

from one of our

specialty boutiques or

ordering a bouqet of

flowers from one of our

florists. Consider

supporting our

community merchants.

I hope you enjoy

Valentine's Day.

George Lantz

glantz@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-486-5741

OPT IN TO RECEIVE

SAFETY MESSAGES

The Marshall Fire demonstrated the

importance of an emergency alert

system. With this in mind, we would

like to encourage you to sign up for

the Village Police Department's safety

messages.

You will find a flyer inserted in this

newsletter that provides instructions

on how to sign up for our emergency

alert system — ArapAlert. The system

currently has access to landline

telephones through the 911 database.

If you have a landline, you should

receive safety messages issued by the

system. However, you must “OPT

IN” to receive safety messages on

either your cell phone, or through

text or email.

We encourage residents, businesses

and people that work in Greenwood

Village to sign up. The sign up is very

easy and only takes a few minutes.

Visit arapalert.org for information

and to sign-up.

Happy

Valentine’s

Day

In March, the Greenwood Village

Police Department will be conducting

a system test for people registered in

the Village. The test will allow us to

determine how many people in

Greenwood Village we are able to

reach in case of an emergency.

If you have any questions or need

assistance signing up, please call

the Police Department at

303-773-2525 or email

mstewart@greenwoodvillage.com.

ANNUAL SOCK

CAMPAIGN

A HUGE SUCCESS

I am pleased to report our

community made a difference in the

annual sock drive! Through the

efforts of our Village sock

ambassadors, we collected 6,500 pairs

of socks. On behalf of the city, we

want to extend our sincere

appreciation to everyone that helped

or donated to this great cause. You

may read more about our sock

campaign on page 12 of this

Newsletter.

PG. 2 GV NEWSLETTER | FEBRUARY 2022


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

Judith Hilton

jhilton@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4131

Paul Wiesner

pwiesner@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4138

Dave Kerber

dkerber@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4136

Donna Johnston

djohnston@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4128

Tom Stahl

tstahl@

greenwoodvillage.com

303-804-4132

SAVE THE DATES

FOR SPECIAL EVENTS

Mark your calendar for the following 2022 Village

events. We hope to release dates for additional events

in the coming months. Please watch for information

in future newsletters or visit greenwoodvillage.com.

• Egg Hunt — April 14; 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at

Westlands Park

• Fishing Derby — April 30; 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at

Tommy Davis Park

• Greenwood Village Day — July 30;

4 p.m.-10 p.m. at Village Greens Park

• Mobile Concert Series — Thursdays in August

(8/4, 8/11, 8/18 and 8/25) 6 p.m.

• Art on the Green — September 17 and 18,

10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days at Curtis Park

• Public Safety Open House — August 2,

5 p.m.-7 p.m., City Hall

continued on page 4

FEBRUARY 2022 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 3


GOVERNMENT

THE MAYOR’S message

continued from page 3

CITY COUNCIL

HIGHLIGHTS

SUMMARIES OF

CITY COUNCIL

ACTIONS AND

MEETINGS

The City Council is

working hard to enhance

and protect the quality of

life in the Village. If you

are interested in learning

what the City Council is

working on, actions taken

or agenda information,

please visit

greenwoodvillage.com/

councilhighlights.

We realize it is not always

convenient to attend

Council meetings in person

and time consuming to

listen-in. To help keep you

informed, the City is

publishing a concise

summation of Council

meetings, study sessions

and future study session

topics on the Village

website under City Council

Highlights. This will give

you an easier way to keep

informed. You may sign up

to be automatically notified

when City Council

Highlights has been posted,

which will be after every

meeting.

— George

PG. 4 GV NEWSLETTER | FEBRUARY 2022


VILLAGE CALENDAR

Visit GREENWOODVILLAGE.COM

for information on all public meetings

being conducted in person and

remotely due to COVID-19.

march 2022

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

27 28

1

2 3

4 5

Planning &

Zoning

Commission

6 p.m.

City Hall

6 7

8

9 10 11 12

City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

Meeting

7 p.m.

City Hall

Parks, Trails

and Recreation

Commission

6 p.m.

Maintenance

Facility

13 14 15

16

17

18 19

Planning &

Zoning

Commission

6 p.m.

City Hall

Arts and

Humanities

Council

Meeting

6 p.m.

Curtis Center

20 21

22

23 24

25 26

City Council

Study Session

6 p.m.

Meeting

7 p.m.

City Hall

Parks, Trails

and Recreation

Commission

6 p.m.

Maintenance

Facility

Board of

Adjustments

and Appeals

Meeting

6 p.m.

City Hall

27

28 29 30

31

1 2

FEBRUARY 2022 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 5


GOVERNMENT

GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

COMMISSION APPOINTMENT

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

serve on the Planning & Zoning Commission:

For more information on how to serve on a

Village board or commission, please call the

City Clerk’s Office at 303-804-4113, or email

cityclerk@greenwoodvillage.com.

Tim Hascall, District 1

Planning & Zoning Commission

Tim and his family have lived in

Greenwood Village for 25 years.

As an appointee to the Planning &

Zoning commission, District 1, Tim is

looking forward to serving this great

community and helping to maintain

our quality of life.

After college, Tim served in the United States Marine Corps as an

intelligence officer deploying to East Asia and the Middle East.

His business career spans roles in management consulting, high

tech, and in the space industry, building and operating on-orbit

imagery and communications satellites. Most recently, Tim is

leading a new space economy investment team.

Tim is also engaged in philanthropic activities, serving the

homeless in Arapahoe County and building schools and health

clinics in east Africa.

Tim and his wife Pam have four grown children and two

grandchildren.

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

PG. 6 GV NEWSLETTER | FEBRUARY 2022


GOVERNMENT

ENSURING A SAFE

community

STATE SENATE BILL 20-217

FINANCIAL IMPACT TO

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

In 2020, the Colorado legislature passed Senate Bill 20-217,

also known as the police reform accountability law. The new

law, effective July 1, 2023, requires all local law enforcement

agencies such as the Greenwood Village Police Department

to issue body-worn cameras to their officers. The body-worn

cameras shall be worn and activated by every police officer

when responding to a call for service or during any

interaction with the public. In addition, the law requires all

recordings of an incident be released to the public within 21

days after the local law enforcement agency receives a

complaint of misconduct.

Prior to the enactment of the new State law, the Village had

already followed the State mandate apart from the body-worn

cameras. The Village had used both body mics and dash

cameras since 2001.

In the fall 2020, the City Council approved the Police

Department’s recommendation, as outlined in the provisions

of Senate Bill 20-217, to update the Village’s WatchGuard

system including purchasing body-worn cameras.

The total cost (initial equipment investment) for the

purchase of the Body-worn cameras, in-car dash-mounted

recording system, and interview room recording

system was $451,672. Annual operating costs

starting in 2022 for 24-hours/day and 365 days a

year shared “cloud service” storage will be $60,660.

The Village WatchGuard system includes:

• 34 total mobile in-car cameras

(includes 1 mounted motorcycle camera)

• 4 interview room/booking room cameras

• 73 body-worn cameras (67 commissioned)

(4 non-commissioned/code enforcement)

Senate Bill 20-217 is a State unfunded mandate that

does not provide any funding to local law

enforcement agencies to follow the new law. The

cost of the upgrade to the Village’s WatchGuard

system has been paid and ongoing annual operating

costs will be maintained from the Village’s annual

operating budget.

For more information, please call Chief of Police

Dustin Varney at 303-773-2525 or email

dvarney@greenwoodvillage.com. GV

FEBRUARY 2022 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 7


GOVERNMENT

ENHANCING OUR

community

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS 2022

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

projects for 2022. 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 II

(District 2)

Project Description: As a smaller

Phase II of the City Hall Interior

Remodel project, complete a few

remaining items that are within the

public spaces in City Hall.

Specifically, improvements to the

Council Chambers (including

structural repairs), Community

Room, North Conference Room,

Main Floor Public Restrooms, and

Wellness/Lactation Room.

STREETS AND

TRANSPORTATION

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. This project will

be coordinated with the ultimate I-25

and Belleview interchange

improvements to minimize throw

away construction.

Belleview Avenue and Fairfax Lane

Northbound to Westbound

Acceleration Lane (District 1)

Project Description: The residents in

the Bateleur and Preserve with access

from Belleview have requested an

acceleration lane from northbound

Fairfax Lane to westbound Belleview

Avenue. Staff has met with CDOT

and will develop design options for

review by CDOT and engage with

the community to see which option is

best supported.

Arapahoe Road and Syracuse Way

Traffic Signal Re-Build

(District 2)

Project Description: In 2020, the

annual traffic signal structural

inspections identified the need to

replace the traffic signal poles at this

intersection due to corrosion at the

base of the pole. These poles were

taken over by the City when the City

annexed this area from Arapahoe

County. The new poles will be

constructed to allow for the

placement of wireless infrastructure in

the future to minimize new vertical

poles in the right-of-way.

Arapahoe Road and Greenwood

Plaza Boulevard Traffic Signal

Re-Build (District 2)

Project Description: In 2020, the

annual traffic signal structural

inspections identified the need to

replace the traffic signal poles at this

intersection due to corrosion at the

base of the pole. These poles were

taken over by the City when the City

annexed this area from Arapahoe

County. The new poles will be

constructed to allow for the

placement of wireless infrastructure in

the future to minimize new vertical

poles in the right-of-way.

Greenwood Plaza Boulevard and

Caley Avenue Median Modifications

(District 2)

Project Description: As part of the

Westray-Peakview Place access

permits, the property is limited to

right-in/right-out movements only.

This project will modify the existing

raised medians along Caley Avenue

and Greenwood Plaza Boulevard to

provide the access approved in the

access permit.

Orchard Road and

DTC Boulevard/ Yosemite Street

Eastbound and Southbound

Left Turn Lane Extensions

(Districts 2 & 3)

Project Description: Extend the

existing eastbound and southbound

left turn lanes at the intersection to

prevent them from spilling back into

the through travel lanes during peak

periods. This project was identified

through discussions with the

community over the course of the

past two years.

Belleview Avenue and Ulster Street

Traffic Signal Safety Upgrades

Extensions

(District 2)

Project Description: In 2020, as part

of the annual traffic safety review

completed by staff, a crash problem

was identified at Belleview Avenue

and Ulster Street. Northbound and

Southbound left turning vehicles

experience a high crash rate. Staff

applied for, and received, a grant

from CDOT to install new traffic

signal heads to operate the signal as

protected only during peak periods.

Belleview Avenue and

DTC Boulevard Traffic Signal

Safety Upgrades

(Districts 2 & 4)

Project Description: In 2020, as part

of the annual traffic safety review

completed by staff, a crash problem

was identified at Belleview Avenue

and DTC Boulevard. All left turning

vehicles experience a high crash rate.

Staff applied for, and received, a grant

from CDOT to install new traffic

signal heads to operate the signal as

protected only during peak periods.

PG. 8 GV NEWSLETTER | FEBRUARY 2022


GOVERNMENT

Orchard and Greenwood Plaza

Boulevard Intersection

Improvements (District 2)

Project Description: This project

includes the design of a southbound

right-turn lane, modifications to the

northbound lanes, and the

channelization of westbound right

turns.

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 —

Downstream of Berry

(District 3)

Project Description: The low flow

channel downstream of Berry Avenue

is experiencing degradation caused by

steep vertical banks The project

consists of installation of boulder

edging for bank stabilization and

erosion caused by a utility access

structure. The project includes

anticipated funding from the Mile

High Flood District, previously

UDFCD.

Drainage System Maintenance

(City-wide)

Project Description: A recent Citywide

study was completed in

partnership with the Mile High Flood

Control District to identify

improvements to City-owned

detention facilities. Identified

improvements will bring existing

facilities into compliance with current

design standards and provide

additional capacity to support future

transportation improvement projects.

For 2022, staff has identified

modifications to the Monaco Park

pond and the Upper Westlands Park

pond.

RECREATION

High Line Canal Tree Plantings

(District 1)

Project Description: Project includes

planting 50 new trees along the High

Line Canal for five consecutive years

starting in 2021 and the watering of

trees for a year through the warranty

period. After the one-year warranty

period, the watering will be included

in the streetscape contract.

High Line Canal Trail

Resurfacing

(District 1)

Project Description: Resurface 5.6

miles of High Line Canal with 3"

thick granular material to improve

drainage and deter rutting for an

improved user experience.

Anticipating a request for joint

project funding from Arapahoe

County Open Spaces for half of the

project cost.

Silo Park Gardens

(District 3)

Project Description: Existing timber

raised gardens at Silo Park are in need

of replacement due to deterioration.

Project also aims to improve drainage,

accessibility, and irrigation.

Berry Avenue Trail Reconstruction

(District 2)

Project Description: Reconstruct the

trail located on the south side of East

Berry Avenue between South Holly

Street and South Monaco Street.

Reconstruction will address current

drainage and safety concerns observed

during snow and ice removal

operations. Design proposed in 2022

with construction in 2023.

Village Greens Park

Backstop Wall Replacement

(District 4)

Project Description: Existing timber

backstop walls at Village Greens Park

Fields 1, 3, 6, and 9 are in need of

replacement. Proposed to replace with

concrete walls that improve the

current functionality. Design

proposed for 2022 with construction

in 2023.

continued on page 11

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.

FEBRUARY 2022 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 9


GOVERNMENT

ENSURING A SAFE

community

PEDESTRIANS: RULES OF THE

ROAD TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE

According to the U. S. Department of Transportation,

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2019,

there were 6,205 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in the

United States. A pedestrian was killed every 85 minutes in

traffic accidents in 2019. A total of 76,000 pedestrians were

injured in traffic accidents in the United States.

Traffic and Pedestrian

Signals: Pedestrians must

yield the right-of-way to

drivers by obeying traffic

signals, observing pedestrian

signals and using

crosswalks. The pedestrian

signals are:

WALK (Constantly

Lighted): Pedestrians facing

the signal may cross the

roadway in the direction of

the signal.

DON’T WALK (Flashing): Pedestrians may not start to

cross the roadway. Any pedestrian who has partly

completed his cross may continue.

DON’T WALK (Constantly Lighted): Pedestrians may

not enter the roadway.

Crossing a Roadway: Always cross the street at a designated

crosswalk. Pedestrians must give the right-of-way to drivers.

Within a Crosswalk: If a pedestrian is in the crosswalk, a

vehicle has to yield. However, if a vehicle is 20 feet away

from the crosswalk and traveling at 30 mph,

the pedestrian must yield as the vehicle does

not have enough time to stop safely.

Intersections: Be careful at intersections,

where drivers may fail to yield the right-of-way

to pedestrians while turning onto another

street.

Joggers and Walkers: Joggers and walkers should use

jogging paths when provided. On public roads, joggers

should try to select wide roads with good shoulders. They

should face oncoming traffic and remember to look and

listen for cars. At night or any time visibility is poor, joggers

and walkers should be in well-lighted areas and wear

reflective clothing.

For more information, please call the Police Department at

303-773-2525. GV

PG. 10 GV NEWSLETTER | FEBRUARY 2022


GOVERNMENT

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS 2022

continued from page 9

Autumn Hills Trail Corridor

(District 4)

Project Description: The Autumn

Hills trail corridor has duel crusher

fine and paved trails that were

originally intended to accommodate

equestrian users that now no longer

exist. The asphalt on the paced trail is

due for rehabilitation; however, it

may be most appropriate to eliminate

the crusher fine trail and relocate the

asphalt trail to allow for improved

drainage, functionality, and aesthetics.

The public process and design is

proposed for 2022 with construction

of improvements to include

replacement of split-rail fence along

Prentice Avenue in 2023.

Drinking Fountain

Reestablishment —

Orchards Hills Park and

Hoffman Park

(Districts 3 & 4)

Project Description: Drinking

fountains at both Orchard Hills Park

and Hoffman Park had to be removed

due to water quality concerns from

Denver Water. Through discussions

with Denver Water, the fountains can

be reestablished upon replacement of

the waterlines from the tap and

installation of backflow preventors.

Scope of work also includes

installation of new drinking fountains

that include ADA compliant drinking

fountains, bottle filler, and dog water

bowls to best meet park user needs.

Dayton Streetscape —

West Side from Orchard Drive

to Powers Drive

(District 3)

Project Description: Upon

completion of the Dayton Well

renovations, the trail from Orchard

Drive to Powers Drive will be

reconstructed with concrete through

a separate contract. This project

covers the landscape restoration after

the trail repaving for this section,

including new split-rail fence.

Peoria Street Traffic Circle

(District 4)

Project Description: The Peoria

Street traffic circle at Cherry Creek

Drive has experienced significant

vehicle traffic cutting through the

vegetation resulting in an unsightly

condition. Proposed improvements

include increasing the width of the

concrete perimeter and

reestablishment of landscaping.

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 non-traditional play and bouldering

area. Construction planned for 2023.

Orchard Drive Trail

Reconstruction

(District 2)

Project Description: Project

Description: Reconstruct the trail

located on the south side of East

Orchard Drive between South Holly

Street and East Orchard Road.

Project includes replacement of split

rail fence.

Westlands 5-12 Playground

Equipment (District 2)

Project Description: Westlands Park

playground was installed in 2000.

Due to increased maintenance and

lack of available replacement parts,

the phased replacement is warranted.

The 5-12 playground equipment is

the proposed first phase which is the

furthest north portion of the

playground area. The time and

composite members are worn,

requiring continuous maintenance to

ensure safe use. The swingset and

slider/zipline are recommended to

remain as they are both heavily used

and in good working condition.

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. 2022 will

continue with repairs in Cherry

Creek Village South and Sundance

Hills. GV

FEBRUARY 2022 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 11


GOVERNMENT

GREENWOOD VILLAGE

SOCK DRIVE

The Village community, in partnership with the Sock it to

Em campaign, did it again and donated nearly 6,500 pairs of

socks to help the homeless. Residents, businesses, and schools

of the Village joined together and made a difference for

people in need in Colorado! This year, nearly 5,000 pairs of

socks from the Village sock drive were given to the families of

the Marshall fire in Boulder County.

Greenwood Village would like to extend our appreciation to

everyone that donated to this year’s sock drive, and would

like to recognize the following sock partners for all their

amazing work and coordination on this year’s campaign:

Autumn Hills neighborhood (Krista Keogh)

Cherry Creek High School (Krista Keogh)

Cherry Creek Village neighborhood (Susie Roy)

Club Greenwood (Lisa Thomas)

CoBank (Darby Kelly and Arthur Hodges)

Dr. Lynn Hellerstein

Empower Retirement (Dan Bergman, Mary Beth McGrath,

Stephanie Bendrick)

Golden Hearts of Greenwood (Paul Miller, Steve Grasso,

Terri Ockander)

Heggem-Lundquist (Beth Lundquist)

Homestead Elementary, 3rd grade (Amy Plitnick)

Huntington Properties (Rebecca Hite)

Ken Stable

The Landmark residents (Emily Summey)

Modivcare (Catriona Stack)

St Catherine Greek Orthodox Church (Jean Greos)

Sundance Hills neighborhood (Donna Johnston, Randy

Davis)

West Middle School (Rebecca Restad, Monica Garcia)

The Village would also like to recognize the Sock It To Em

Organization and its leadership for partnering with the

Village — Susan Elizabeth Lee and Phillis Shimamoto, Co-

Founders; and Tammie Limoges, COO. In addition,

appreciation goes to Tara Harris and the National Charity

League, Inc. Elevated Chapter, a group of mothers and

daughters who have come together in a commitment to

community service, leadership development and cultural

experiences. They count, sort and bag the socks for the Sock

it to Em campaign.

For more information on the Sock it to Em Campaign, visit

donatesocks.org.

Interested in becoming a sock partner with

Greenwood Village in 2022, please call the City Manager’s

Office at 303-486-5745 or email

thevillage@greenwoodvillage.com. GV

PG. 12 GV NEWSLETTER | FEBRUARY 2022


GOVERNMENT

FEBRUARY 2022 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 13


GOVERNMENT

ENHANCING OUR

community

TRASH AND RECYCLING SERVICE

ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS IN GREENWOOD VILLAGE

Now that we have transitioned to Waste Connections, here are some

resources you may need to manage your trash service.

PUT YOUR TRASH AND RECYCLING CONTAINERS

OUT BY 7:00 A.M.

Make sure to put your containers out by the curb by 7:00 a.m. the

morning of your collection day. If your containers are not out on time, you

may miss your pickup. GV

PG. 14 GV NEWSLETTER | FEBRUARY 2022


GOVERNMENT

HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED ASSISTANCE?

Greenwood Village Public Works

303-708-6100

webpublicworks@greenwoodvillage.com

Waste Connections

303-288-2100

WEBSITE:

Wasteconnections.com/Denver/greenwood-village/

DOWNLOAD THE WASTE CONNECTIONS MOBILE APP!

Stay connected to your trash and recycling service.

View your trash and recycling schedule, receive collection notifications and more! GV

FEBRUARY 2022 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 15


BUSINESS

BUSINESSspotlight

PATRA WATANA PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY & IRITANI ORTHODONTICS

Union Exchange Shopping Center • 8925 East Union Avenue • Watana Pediatric Dentistry 303-740-7088 • Iritani Orthodontics 303-773-6969

denverorthopedo.com • Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., One Saturday Per Month 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

The importance of quality dental care is critical to the health

of every individual. Wouldn’t it be convenient if you could

receive both personalized pediatric dental and orthodontic

care at the same location? Patra Watana Pediatric Dentistry &

Iritani Orthodontics is a family-owned practice that prides

themselves on treating patients like they are part of the family.

Dr. Patra Watana and Dr. Mark Iritani, a wife and husband

team, started practicing in the Village in August 1992. On

the pediatric dental side, Dr. Watana provides dentistry for

infants, toddlers, adolescents, and patients with special

healthcare needs. Her services include sealants, tooth-color

fillings, baby root canals, crowns, and extractions. She offers

laughing gas as well as general anesthesia. Dr. Iritani provides

braces and Invisalign clear aligners for kids, teens, and adults.

Orthodontic consultations are free, and they are happy to

give second opinions. They have both embraced technology

using 3D scanning, indirect bonding for placing braces, 3D

printing of digital models, and in-office aligner fabrication.

Dr. Iritani and Dr. Watana chose to practice in Greenwood

Village because they had already decided to live in the Village

because of the excellent school district. Their children, Dr.

Matt and Dr. Megan, are fourth generation Coloradans and

were raised going to

Cottonwood Elementary

School, Campus Middle

School, and Cherry Creek

High School. After 30 years

of practicing in the Village,

both Dr. Matt and Dr.

Megan will be following in

continued on page 17

PG. 16 GV NEWSLETTER | FEBRUARY 2022


BUSINESS

NEW GV

businesses

ACCOUNTING SERVICES

OF CPA, LLC

5401 South Park Terrace Avenue,

Suite 308A

720-938-0490

COMPLIANCE SERVICES

Subsentio, LLC

5200 DTC Parkway, Suite 520

720-213-5571

COUNSELING AND ACADEMIC

TESTING SERVICES

Mountain Vista Psychology

6635 South Dayton, Suite 140

720-583-9332

DENTISTRY

Mollner Denistry Landmark, PLLC

5351 South Roslyn Street

720-619-0008

ENGINEERING CONSULTING

Jacobs Engineering Group

6312 South Fiddlers Green Circle,

Suite 300 North

828-578-3500

IT CONSULTING

Pinnacle Technical

Resources, Incorporated

6399 South Fiddlers Green Circle,

Suite 600

214-740-2424

LAW FIRM

Beltzer Bangert Gunnell, LLP

5420 South Quebec Street,

Suite 103

720-576-7225

MED SPA

MD Body and Med Spa

7939 East Arapahoe Road, Suite 210

303-220-1100

MINING

TK Mining Technologies

USA, Incorporated

6400 South Fiddlers Green Circle

303-770-0808

ONLINE RETAILER — MATTRESSES

Nolah Technologies, LLC

5500 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard,

Suite 130

303-407-8205

REAL ESTATE

Avodah Management, LLC

5261 South Quebec Street,

Suite 180

720-514-9952

Cupcakes & Crunches, LLC

5677 Park Place, Unit 311D

720-220-8335

Elevated Title

8480 East Orchard Road, Suite 4000

720-734-2767

Hines GS Properties, LLC

5575 DTC Boulevard

303-628-1130

Invitation Homes

5619 DTC Parkway, Suite 105

972-421-3670

Parc at Greenwood

Village Apartments

5500 DTC Parkway

720-644-0762

REALTOR

deBarros, Incorporated

6020 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard,

Suite 100

303-709-3100

RECOVERY HOME

VL Recovery Housing, LLC

5600 South Quebec Street,

Suite B-126

720-206-4648

RESTAURANT

Chiang Mai Thai Kitchen

9555 East Arapahoe Road,

Suite 11

720-985-1789

Honey Fish

6575 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard

720-534-1335

Tea Plus

4690 South Yosemite Street, Suite A

720-757-9205

STAFFING AGENCY FOR

NURSES AND CNAS

IntelyCare, Incorporated

5200 South Quebec Street

617-971-8344

TAX SERVICES

Mining Tax Plan, LLC

7800 East Orchard Road, Suite 260

303-955-4968

TECHONOLOGY

SERVICES PROVIDER

World Wide Technology

Holding Company, LLC

6200 South Syracuse Way

314-569-7000

UNDER NEW

MANAGEMENT

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Orion Consult Group, LLC

8400 East Prentice Avenue

720-822-6265

RESTAURANT

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

8547 East Arapahoe Road

303-714-5555

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

continued from page 16

their parent’s footsteps and working with them to take over

their practices. Dr. Matt states, “It has been my dream for 25

years to become a dentist. My sister and I will continue my

parent’s legacy in the Village because they have built strong

bonds within this great community over the years. We are

proud to continue these roots in Greenwood Village.”

Both Dr. Iritani and Dr. Matt teach in the orthodontic

residency program at the University of Colorado School of

Dental Medicine. Together they have 30+ years of experience

and are board certified by the American Board of

Orthodontics. Dr. Iritani was the past president of the

Colorado Orthodontic Association. Dr. Watana is on staff at

the Children’s Hospital and is a former faculty member at the

dentist school as well. Dr. Megan will be finishing her

pediatric residency program in Houston in June 2022.

Their newly built-out office is located at 8925 East Union

Avenue in the Union Exchange shopping center located at

East Union Avenue and South Yosemite Street. They are

excited to open the doors of their new office space in March

2022 and they are looking forward to taking care of their

customers at their new “home” in the Village. They offer

same day appointments so you may get your dentistry and

orthodontic needs met at the same time. They can better

coordinate extractions, restorative work, and space

management because treatment is in the same office. They

can also provide more effective dental cleanings because they

can remove your orthodontic wires before your dental

cleaning.

Their business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.

until 5 p.m. and one Saturday a month from 7:30 a.m. until

2 p.m. They are closed on Sundays. Visit their website at

denverorthopedo.com for more information about their

pediatric dentistry and orthodontic practice. Patra Watana

Pediatric Dentistry may be reached by telephone at

303-740-7088 and Iritani Orthodontics may be reached by

telephone at 303-773-6969.

Their practice would like to thank all their patients and

families for their continued support through many years of

practice in Greenwood Village. If you are not currently a

patient and are looking for exceptional customer service with

a high standard of care for your family, then reach out to

Patra Watana Pediatric Dentistry & Iritani Orthodontics for

“dentistry for your family from their family!” GV

FEBRUARY 2022 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 17


GENERAL INTEREST

COVID-19 UPDATE — WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!

BOARD OF HEALTH VOTES TO

END MASK REQUIREMENTS

Tri-County Health Department Public Health Orders

requiring masks in public indoor spaces, schools and child

care facilities in Adams and Arapahoe counties are both set to

expire as of February 5, 2022.

Due to rapidly improving COVID-19 conditions, vaccine

availability as well as a wide range of effective prevention

measures available to our schools and community —

including the

availability of highquality

masks, rapid

testing, good

ventilation, and

having people stay

home when they

are sick — the

Board decided that

this was an

appropriate time to

end masking

requirements via public health order and to allow schools and

communities to decide what works best in their contexts.

For more information, visit tchd.org.

FREE COVID-19 TESTS

AVAILABLE

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four (4) free athome

COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders

will usually ship in 7-12 days. Visit covidtests.gov.

KN95 MASKS AVAILABLE

IN COLORADO

To mitigate the spread of

COVID-19, the State is

offering KN95 and surgical

grade masks for free at

public libraries and other

community sites across the

State. There is a limit of

five (5) masks per

person/month. In Arapahoe County, masks can be obtained

at specific libraries of the Arapahoe Library District. Visit

arapahoelibraries.org. For information on other locations in

the State, visit covid19.colorado.gov/freemasks. GV

PG. 18 GV NEWSLETTER | FEBRUARY 2022


ARTS AND RECREATION

RECREATION programming

For more information

call the Parks, Trails, and

Recreation Department

at 303-486-5773.

ADULT PROGRAMS

ADULT SOFTBALL

Get active and have fun in a great environment to be with

family, friends and co-workers. Teams are welcome to bring

refreshments. New fences!

Day and Dates:

Monday Coed: May 23 – August 8

(10 games + single elimination tournament)

Wednesday Coed: May 24 – August 9

(10 games + single elimination tournament)

Thursday Men’s: May 25 – August 10

(10 games + single elimination tournament)

Time: 6 or 7 p.m. game times

Ages: 18 years and older

Fee: $350 per team (10 games + tournament)

Limit: 12 teams per night

Location: Village Greens Park,

9501 East Union Avenue

ADULT KICKBALL

Get some exercise while reliving your playground glory days

in a friendly game of kickball. Teams are coed and must have

minimum of eight players and maximum of 11 players on

the field with unlimited lineup. Teams may have a maximum

of 6 men on the field.

When: Tuesdays, June 7 – July 26

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Ages: 16 years and older

Fee: $100 per team

(7 game guarantee & prizes for winners)

Location: Village Greens Park,

9501 East Union Avenue

ADULT VOLLEYBALL

The outdoor volleyball program is coed grass court league.

Staff offers both competitive and recreational leagues for

varying levels of play. Coed teams with at least two women

are invited to participate. Nets are supplied by the Village

and participates are welcome to bring refreshments. Please

bring your own ball.

When: Wednesdays, June 8 – July 27

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Ages: 16 years and older

Fee: $100 per team

(7 game guarantee & prizes for winners)

Location: Village Greens Park,

9501 East Union Avenue

FOCUS 50 AND SENIOR PROGRAMMING

Upcoming Schedule:

February 7 – Chuck Parsons Exhibit in the Gallery

February 14 – Valentine’s Day Party

February 21 – Presidents Day no class

February 28 – Jean Sidinger I Search of Owls Book Discussion

March 7 – Poetry

March 14 – St. Pat’s Day and Tap Dancing Demo

March 21 – Game Day

March 28 – Spring Break – No class

FEBRUARY 2022 | GV NEWSLETTER PG. 19


ARTS AND RECREATION

RECREATION programming

For more information

call the Parks, Trails, and

Recreation Department

at 303-486-5773.

SPRING YOUTH SPORT PROGRAMS

Greenwood Village’s recreation programs offer a variety of fun experiences for youth, teens and adults. Come play with us!

View our current and upcoming classes by visiting www.greenwoodvillage.com/rec.

For questions regarding any of our programs, feel free to call 303-486-5773.

YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL

Head to the park for high energy filled flag football

program with rushing, passing, catching and a whole

lot of fun!

Day and Dates: Tuesday and Thursdays,

March 1, 3, 8, 10

Time: 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Ages: 6 to 9 years old

Fee: $40 — All equipment provided

Limit: 20 players

Location: Silo Park, 9300 East Orchard Road

SPRING BREAK YOUTH SPORTS

Not going away for Spring Break? Come out and play!

Join us at Silo Park for miscellaneous games such as,

flag football, dodge ball, ultimate frisbee and various

other recess games. No equipment is necessary.

Bring a friend and come on over!

The program is subject to weather conditions.

Day and Dates: Monday through Thursday,

March 14 through March 17

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages: 6 to 12 years old

Fee: $2.50 per day/per participant —

All equipment provided

Limit: 20 participants per day

Location: Silo Park,

9300 East Orchard Road

YOUTH BASKETBALL

Learn the basic skills of basketball through a variety of fun games

that teach dribbling, shooting and game experiences.

Day and Dates: Tuesdays, April 12, 19, 26

Time: 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Ages: 6 to 9 years old

Fee: $30 — All equipment provided

Limit: 20 players

Location: Tommy Davis Park (Basketball court)

9200 East Orchard Road

YOUTH

WIFFLE BALL

Swing into Spring! Play

wiffle ball games every

week.

New teams organized every

game.

Day and Dates:

Thursdays,

April 14, 21, 28

Time: 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Ages: 7 to 12 years old

Fee: $30 —

All equipment provided

Limit: 20 players

Location: Silo Park,

9300 East Orchard Road

PEE WEE SOCCER

Experience the game of soccer in a fun, relaxed environment with

your friends. Dribbling, passing, shooting and playing games will be

introduced to the participants.

Parents are welcome to stay and watch.

Day and Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 22, 24, 29, 31

April 5, 7

Time: 4:15 to 5 p.m.

Ages: 4 to 6 years old

Fee: $40 per person — All equipment provided

Limit: 20 participants

Location: Silo Park, 9300 East Orchard Road

PG. 20 GV NEWSLETTER | FEBRUARY 2022


ARTS AND RECREATION

ART

programs

Register online at

greenwoodvillage.com/art

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

Not going anywhere for Spring Break? Stop by the Curtis

Center for the Arts to create fun and unique hands-on art

projects. This year our theme is fantasy, and we will be

creating works of art featuring our favorite fantasy

creatures that will include dragons, fairies, and unicorns.

Each day will feature a different art project and kids can

pick which project they want to do, or they can do all of

them! Get creative with us over Spring Break!

Both the morning and afternoon sessions will feature the same

project. Participants are only allowed to register for one

session and not both sessions.

When: Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18

Times:

Morning Session: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Afternoon Session: 1 to 3 p.m.

Days, Dates and Projects:

Monday, March 14 – Dragon Eyes

Tuesday, March 15 – Fairy/Dungeon Doors

Wednesday, March 16 – Ceramic Birdhouses and

Woodland Creatures

Presented by Arts on Fire

Thursday, March 17 – Mythical Wings

Friday, March 18 – Dragon/Unicorn Paintings

Fee: $25 for each program — All supplies provided

Instructor: Lauren Brant with special guests Arts on Fire

Age Requirement: 6 to 12 years old

FEBRUARY 2022 | 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 cannot make a class during the week, join us in the evenings or on a Saturday.

Please review your receipt and the website for information regarding current COVID-19 policies for classes at the Curtis Center.

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

COLLAGE WORKSHOP

When: Saturday,

February 12

Time:

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fee: $75 —

All supplies

provided

Instructor:

Behnaz Ahmadian

IT BEGINS WITH

A DRAWING

When: Tuesdays, February 15

through March 8

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Fee: $80

Instructor: Christa MacFarlane

CASUAL

WATERCOLOR

When: Thursday, February 17

through March 24

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

Fee: $100

Instructor: Renee Reese

ABSTRACT COLORADO:

SKETCHING CRASH COURSE

When: Saturday, February 26

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

Fee: $50

Instructor: Christian Dore

PASTEL LANDSCAPE

PAINTING

When: Tuesday, March 1

through March 29

Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Fee: $100

Instructor: Cliff Austin

DIVE INTO ACRYLICS

When: Saturday, March 5 and Sunday,

March 6

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fee: $100

Instructor: Julia Rymer

ALTERNATIVE

PRINTMAKING

TECHNIQUES

When:

Saturday,

March 12

and

Sunday,

March 13

Time:

9 a.m. to

4 p.m.

Fee: $200 —

All supplies

provided

Instructor:

Victoria

Eubanks

PG. 22 GV NEWSLETTER | FEBRUARY 2022


ARTS AND RECREATION

YOUTH ART CLASSES

AFTER SCHOOL ART STUDIO

Tuesday, February 15 – Pop Art Hearts (ages 8 to 12)

Wednesday, February 16 – Abstract Painting with

Water and Glue

Tuesday, February 22 – Starry Night Destinations

Tuesday, March 1 – Fun with Inks

Tuesday, March 8 – Button Shamrocks

Tuesday, March 22 – Mixed Up Cherries

Tuesday, March 29 – Flight of the Butterfly

Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Fee: $25 for each program — All supplies provided

Age Requirement: 6 to 12 years old

Instructor: Lauren Brant and Roese Ramp

PEE WEE ART

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

February 9 and 23 – Button Hearts

March 9 and 30 – Marble Shamrocks

Fee: $25 for each class —

All supplies provided

Age Requirement:

3 to 6 years old with caregiver

Instructor: Lauren Brant

CREATURE CREATIONS

When: Thursdays, March 3 and 10

Time: 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Fee: $75 — All supplies provided

Age Requirement: 8 to 14 years old

Instructor: Maggie Stewart

FEBRUARY 2022 | 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 | FEBRUARY 2022

Hooray! Your file is uploaded and ready to be published.

Saved successfully!

Ooh no, something went wrong!