Ruby Hill-Godsman October 2016 Meeting Notes

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Denver Police District 4 Update

  • Nate Beiriger, Community Resource Officer
    • Crime is up: mostly property crimes
      • Lock your car
      • No puffing (leaving your unattended car running)
      • Report suspicious people/activity
      • Body found in gulch is being investigated, no information available yet
    • Shot spotter is in the district and is working
  • Sgt. G. Michael Vogler
    • DPD is trying to reduce pedestrian accidents through education and awareness, especially targeting children’s safety
      • Federal (Dartmouth to 14th) is deadliest stretch of road in the state of Colorado
    • Drag racing enforcement is happening via public nuisance abatement
      • Using police helicopter to help track racers
      • Cars are impounded
      • Call police (311 if non-emergency), if you see drag racing activity

Councilman Clark

  • Denveright is a community-driven planning process that challenges you to shape how we want to evolve in four key areas:
    • Land Use
    • Mobility
    • Parks
    • Recreational Resources
    • Take a survey, your input is needed
  • – General Obligation (GO) Bonds to restore, replace, and expand infrastructure and capital assets across the city
    • Vote for planning money, need support for projects
  • Iowa underpass is getting $4M in improvements in 2018
  • Levitt Pavilion groundbreaking, Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10am
  • Mississippi and Broadway construction scheduled to end June 2017
  • Santa Fe and Alameda scheduled to be finished 2019
  • B-cycle
    • District lost 2 stations due to low usage
    • No new stations planned in Ruby Hill due to cost
  • Broadway bike lane trial
    • Some parking issues, but good otherwise
    • Working on solving parking problems

Scott Gilmore, Deputy Executive Director of Denver Parks and Rec

  • Picnic tables in Sanderson Gulch will be moved from natural area to near the ball field
  • Ruby Hill Park
    • Bike Park has been successful
    • Parking lots won’t be redone until after park upgrades are completed
    • Bathroom will be closed for winter
  • Homeless encampments in city parks
    • Please let Denver Parks know about encampments as soon as you see them, cleanup can be dangerous, pictures help
    • Contact: Scott Gilmore, 720-837-0489

Jessie Fischer, Board of Directors for Westwood Food Co-op

  • Westwood is a food desert (no grocery stores)
  • Developing a community owned full service grocery store in the Westwood neighborhood
    • A co-op relies on member-owners
    • Gathering membership to hopefully open by mid 2017
    • Need more membership support
    • Will be located on Morrison Rd near Arkansas (currently a farmer’s market in the same location)
  • Questions? Email Jessie Fischer.

Denver Water

  • Aquifer Storage and Recovery
    • Pumping water from heavy snow years into Denver Basin aquifers for future storage
    • Will begin drilling some exploratory holes to collect aquifer data
    • Will occur at S Pecos and W Arizona Ave in November

Concerns, questions, final thoughts

  • Questions concerning timing of voting on officers for the meeting, questions about who the officers are currently
  • Concerns about treasurer’s report and how the group spends its dues
  • Questions about Godsman name
  • Concerns about not receiving agendas prior to meeting (Ed. Note: Agendas are emailed out prior to each month’s meeting and are usually posted on this website, NextDoor, and Facebook as well. Sign up for the newsletter through the sidebar to the right of this article.)
  • Suggestion to develop standard procedures for future meetings

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