From Edgewater Mayor Kristian Teegardin:
Hello Friends and Neighbors,
I hope you and your family are well. I also hope you enjoyed the community picnic if you were able to attend. I would like to share a few updates with you.
Upcoming Legislation– Council will be workshopping possible legislation permitting “Worskshops and Custom Small Industry “ in a C-1 district. Presently, the definition reads, “Workshops and custom small industry means the small scale manufacturing goods or products, primarily for associated on-site retail sale, through the use of hands, hand-tools, non-mechanized equipment and devices or domestic grade machinery and appliances, and that occupies no more than forty percent (40%) of the total floor premises of the area.”
This piece of legislation emanates from the Cottage Foods and Artisinal Crafts movement in Colorado. Edgewater’s own Happy Leaf Kombucha is one such business that sprang from this type of business model. Please contact your City Council members if you have opinions on this piece of legislation.
Civic Center Plans/Election– If you missed the open house on August 18th, please visit the City’s website HERE to peruse the preliminary plans. City Council will be deliberating, upon 2nd and final reading, the ordinance to set the election and ballot question for November 2016. Edgewater citizens must approve this measure before the City can move forward. If you would like to make comments, please attend the City Council meeting this Thursday at 7pm to speak on this agenda item.
Jeffco Public Schools 3A &3B– I have attached information on the Jeffco Schools ballot initiative. Edgewater and Lumberg Elementaries, and Jefferson Jr/Sr High stand to gain $3 million, $4 million, and $15 million of “phase 1” capital improvements if this ballot initiative passes. If you have any question, please contact me and I will provide further information to you. I have personally endorsed this initiative, and I am happy to see solid funding streaming into our neighborhood schools if passed.
Metro Mayors Caucus/Homelessness– Homelessness has been on the rise over the last few years, and the Denver Metro area was awarded an IBM Smarter Cities Grant to assist in this issue. You can view the IBM report HERE. Denver Mayor Hancock and Aurora Mayor Hogan have convened a task force to study the report and create a plan of action emanating from said task force. Congratulations goes out to Jefferson County Human Services director Lynn Johnson for her willingness to participate on the task force.
- Mayor’s Happy Hour Mingle– Tuesday, September 6th, 5:30pm-7:30pm; American Legion (1901 Harlan St.)
Bring a friend or two! This event is purely informal and is intended to be FUN! The next formal Mayor’s Town Hall will be Monday October 3rd, 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Edgewater Plaza (2250 Eaton St.). We will be hearing from Chief of Police John Mackey and providing information and discussion on the ballot measures this fall.
- Edgewater Collective Community Meeting– Wednesday, September 14th, 7:30am-9am; American Legion (1901 Harlan St.)
Please join fellow community members and leaders for morning coffee and updates on what is happening around town.
- HEALthy Edgewater Walks– Tuesday, September 6th, 6:30pm at the old fire station (26th and Gray).
Please join fellow neighbors for a walk around the neighborhood to promote active living. Please visit their website HERE for more details.
- Senior Connections Fall Day of Service– Saturday, October 1st, 9am-12pm; Recreation Room (25th and Gray St.)
Come help out our elders for the 3rd annual Fall Day of Service! Neighbors helping neighbors! It doesn’t get any better than that. Contact Felica at 720-763-3042 for more details.
Thank you very much for your time and enjoy the Labor Day weekend! As always, please feel free to contact me for any reason whatsoever.