Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen:
Don’t you just love Springtime in the Rockies? One day it’s in the 70’s, the next snow…but we surely can use the moisture. Springtime is also the time we get geared up for activities after a long winter indoors. To that end, there is a lot going on in the neighborhoods so I will get right at it but first please participate in the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation that runs from now to April 30. It’s simple…go to AuroraGov.org/Challenge anytime in April and pledge to conserve water. Aurora won in 2015 and 2016 so we are trying for a third straight win against cities all over the country. Prizes including a new car so it’s worth it to conserve water.
Town Hall Meetings
- Saturday, April 8, (that’s this Saturday) Say It To Sally, MLK Library, 1-3pm. Come talk to me confidentially on any subject.
- Tuesday, April 18, Town Hall Meeting, MLK Library, 6-7:30pm. Our PAR Officers will be explaining the police “Use of Force”. I don’t know about you but I know nothing about the Use of Force so I am looking forward to being educated on the subject.
- Thursday, April 20, Mornings with Marsha and Mounier, Tin Cup Restaurant, 7:15-8:30am. The topic for this meeting is on Cyber Security, something that effects all of us.
- NANO – Thursday, April 13 – Program on code/animal enforcement. Fletcher Elementary, 6:15p dinner if you are a member; program begins at 7pm.
- Del Mar Neighborhoods United (DMNU) – Wednesday, April 19, Media Center at Aurora Central, 6pm.
Other Events of Interest
- DAVA Exhibit entitled Double Exposure featuring photography and mixed media works by DAVA youth addressing healthy life choices. March 30 to June 9th, 10a-5pm, 1405 Florence Street.
- Antique Appraisal Fair, April 22, 9a-3pm, Aurora Central Library Community Room. Call 303.739.6705 to reserve an entrance time. Limited to 5-items.
- Electronic Recycling – Saturday, April 22, Waterpark II at 2500 South Havana, NE corner of Parker and Havana in the big parking lot east of the buildings. Free recycling of most electronic items except for CRT monitors and TV’s.
- 9Health Fair, Saturday, April 22, 8-Noon, Anschutz Medical Campus, Outpatient Pavilion 1635 Aurora Court. Family health fair for adults and children. Free and Low Cost Health Screenings. For more information please visit 9healthfair.org, no ID or $$ required.
- Free Loader Day (Free mulch), Saturday, April 29, 14201 East Hampden. Bring your pick up or open trailer and city staff will load the mulch. The other Free Loader days are May 6, June 24, July 22 and August 26.
- Visit an exhibit called From Manufacturing to Marketplace, Innovation at Stanley Aviation, 2501 Dallas. Open through July 9. Aurora’s Stanley Aviation was a leader in aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Learn about the technologies and people that made it successful.
- Help create a vision for Aurora’s future development by participating in a workshop or two. Wednesday, April 26, The Hanger at Stanley, 2501 Dallas. This effort is to help create a vision for Aurora’s future development by participating in a workshop to give your ideas. Wednesday, April 26, The Hanger at Stanley, 2501 Dallas. If you would like more information, please feel free to call me at 303.625.3648.
- 2017 Discover Colorado Roadshow, Monday, May 8, Stanley Marketplace, 1:15-2:45pm sponsored by the Colorado Tourism Office.
- Aurora Cleanup Day, Saturday, May 20, Lowry Park, 1001 Dayton Street, 10-1pm. Free and open to Aurora residents only, must show proof of residency. Designed or disposal of residential items that are not appropriate of curbside pickup. Won’t take refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners. Call me if you have questions.
- An extraordinary exhibition of masterpieces by Monet, Renoir, Picasso, Rodin and other European artists at the Fulginiti Pavilion on the Anschutz Campus until May 24. Courtesy of Tobia and Mort Mower, MD, who are sharing their collection with us.
News You Can Use
- I toured the Gaylord Rockies construction site recently. It is massive, much bigger than I imagined. Will be beautiful and currently providing lots of construction jobs.
- Also toured the Moorhead Recreation Center remodel site. I can’t wait for you all to see it. Beautiful. The tile work is amazing as is the use of color. You will be very proud of this facility of that I am sure.
- Check out the eight suspended light sculptures under the Colfax Bridge platform at Colfax and I225. The collection includes eight unique suspended light sculptures, each sculpture glows from an internal color-changing LED lighting system and projects light, colors and patterns onto the plaza ceiling of the Colfax Bridge.
- Registrations are being taken for the 2017 Water Tour by visiting aurorawater.org. This year’s tour will be held on August 29 and 30.
- Shepes Rincon, El Diamante and Montview Bar all surrendered their liquor licenses recently. Willingly as opposed to facing revocation or renewal hearings. These bars have had a history of criminal activities ranging from murder, assaults, drugs, prostitution and disregard of running a lawful operation that ensured the health, safety and welfare of the community.
- Forestry Division continues to check for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). So far, EAB has not been detected in the city.
- The Water Department will be installing approximately 150 feet of new water pipeline on Montview Boulevard between Hanover and Havana as well as Elmira and Florence.
- Bluff Lake Stapleton aka Aurora Stapleton reports 189 of the 322 bots have been sold to builders and 63 homes have been sold to homebuyers.
- A special shout out to the children at Crawford Elementary who created mosaic designs to be placed on two trash receptacles, one going on their campus, the other will be placed at City Park.
More on Paraprosdokian
One of my favorites: I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure.
Words To Live By
“I never gave anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell”
That’s all for now. Hope to see you at one of the town hall meetings.
Council Member, Ward I, City of Aurora
April 4, 2017