Edgewater City Weekly: December 1, 2017

From the City of Edgewater:

Parks and Recreation

Holiday Lighting Ceremony: Join us at the Recreation Room (5845 W. 25th Ave.) on Friday, December 8th for the Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Come enjoy the youth performances, music and see Santa turning on the holiday lights! Below is a schedule of the event.

5:00pm-6:45pm Ginger Bread House Making ($5 per ginger bread house kit)
5:30pm-7:30pm Hayride from Rec. Room to Gold Crown’s new facility and back.
6:00pm-6:30pm Youth Dance Performance from Local Motion Dance
6:30pm-7:00pm Youth Choir Performance from Generations Music and Music Therapy
7:00pm-7:15pm Visit from Santa to turn on the lights
7:15pm-8:00pm Santa visits/ Live Music

As a part of this year’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony, our Mayor, past Mayor and City Council are hosting a sock drop off for the Jefferson County Action Center. Donations will be accepted in the Recreation Room from 5pm-8:00pm. Please bring new socks that can be donated to the Action Center.

Santa at the Orum House: Please join the Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation and Arts Advisory Board at the Orum House (2444 Depew St.) on Saturday, December 16th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm as they are joined by a Special Holiday Guest (Santa). Santa will be available for pictures with kids between 1pm and 2:30pm. Please make sure to be there prior to 2:30pm to make sure to get to visit with Santa, as he has a very busy night.

Holiday Lighting Contest: Once again the Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation and Arts Advisory Board will be judging a Holiday Lighting Contest for Edgewater resident’s. The board will be driving the streets of Edgewater on Wednesday, December 20th at 6pm. If you are interested in registering your house, or your neighbors house, for the contest please call 720-763-3010.

Public Works / Streets / Utilities

Street Sweeping: We have moved into our off season for street sweeping. Throughout this part of the year, the City of Edgewater randomly sweeps streets once each month, with no posted schedule. This is due to possible weather not allowing us to sweep when we plan to sweep.

Civic Center

Construction Camera: The Construction Camera is up and operational! We have also added a link, that will be updated each week, with the entire video of still frame pictures of construction for the site. Please visit the City of Edgewater website to view current still photos of the construction or past time lapse videos.

City Clerk

Election Results: The election was Certified by Jefferson County on November 20, 2017. Our new Mayor and City Council members will be sworn in at our December 7, 2017, regular meeting. Once again, Laura Keegan is our new Mayor, John Beltrone and Caleb Rountree are our new City Council Members and Janet Spangenberg was re-elected for another 4-year term. It was an exciting election and refreshing to see all the candidates/residents interested in bettering our Community.

Board Openings: Do you have any interest in serving on a volunteer board for the City of Edgewater? If so, the City has several current openings. These openings are filled by the mayor following a application and interview by each respected board. Below are the current openings:

  • Board of Adjustments- One vacancy. Meets randomly throughout the year. For a description please visit the City of Edgewater website.
  • Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation and Arts Advisory Board- Two Vacancies. Meets regularly the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00am. For a description please visit the City of Edgewater website.

Holiday Giving Tree: This year the Optimist Club is joining forces with the Santa’s Workshop crew to make sure that our kids in Edgewater have a good holiday! Please choose an age group, selecting either girl or boy, then purchase as many presents as you wish. They should not be wrapped (price tags removed would be helpful) and they can be returned here to City Hall, no later than December 14th. the parents of Lumberg and Edgewater Elementary kids will be invited to the workshop and will pick out presents for their children.

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