We look forward to welcoming neighbors, new and existing, to our next general membership meeting on May 17. We'll convene at 7pm at the Good Shepherd Church Parish Family Center (6th & Elizabeth). Our agenda follows and we welcome you to raise any new business as well! See you on Wednesday!
As Colder Months Arrive, Denver Parks and Recreation Encourages Residents to Take Advantage of Fitness and Educational Activities at Local Recreation Centers
As part of the Recreation Center Reopening Plan, recreation center memberships are now offered for sale in-person and online as of Mon., Nov. 1. To celebrate the reopening of all 30 Denver recreation centers and to thank customers for returning to their local centers, Individual Annual Memberships are discounted by 45% during November. All recreation centers have returned to (pre-COVID) full operating hours and offer a large variety of amenities, fitness classes and activities.
Three recreation center membership levels are available: Regional, Local and Neighborhood. These tiers are based on the amenities offered and the hours of operation at each location. All memberships include access to recreation centers, drop-in fitness and aqua fitness classes, plus access to all outdoor pools during the summer months.
Recreation Center Membership is free to Denver students, ages 5 - 18, through the MY Denver Card and MY Denver Prime for residents 60 and up. In addition, all residents within the 80216-zip code are eligible to receive a 90% discount on registrations and memberships. Residents can register for this discount at the Johnson, Swansea and 5090 BroadwayRecreation Centers.
For more information on membership options, activities and programming, visit denvergov.org/Recreation.
Denver’s LeafDrop Program Underway
Weekend Drop Off Begins Saturday
Today, the City and County of Denver will begin weekend collections for LeafDrop, a free program that allows residents to sustainably donate their leaves and old pumpkins to be composted rather than end up in a landfill.
Weekday collections began October 4 and will end December 3; however, weekend services will end November 14 - see full schedule and locations below.
Composting is nature’s way of recycling and returning valuable organic matter and nutrients to soil to be used again to help plants thrive. Compost created through Denver’s LeafDrop Program is made available for residents to purchase at a discounted rate in the spring.
Weekday Drop Sites: Oct. 4 – Dec. 3
The following LeafDrop locations will be open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
Weekend Drop Sites: Oct. 30 – Nov. 14
The following LeafDrop locations will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:
· Bruce Randolph High School – E. 40th Ave. and Steele St.
· Cherry Creek Transfer Station - 7301 E. Jewell Ave. (enter on E. Jewell Ave.)
· Kennedy High School – Newland St. and Brown Pl.
· Sloan’s Lake Park - 17th Ave. and Sheridan Blvd. (enter on W. 17th Ave.)
· Veterans Park – S. Vine St. and E. Iowa Ave.
The Cherry Creek Transfer Station is the only site accepting loose leaves. Leaves brought to all other LeafDrop sites must be in bags. When dropping off raked leaves, paper bags are preferred - they can also be composted! Denver residents can download a coupon to receive a free five-pack of paper leaf bags at participating Ace Hardware Stores at denvergov.org/leafdrop.
Here are a few more helpful tips:
To learn more about Denver’s LeafDrop Program, please visit denvergov.org/leafdrop.
Dear SANA neighbors:
We will be holding our next General Membership Meeting on April 14 at 7pm MDT via Zoom. Please use the following details to call in:
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 830 8274 6833
We look forward to "seeing" you!
Your SANA Board
OFFICIAL TEXT AMENDMENT CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING NOTIFICATION
SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
These proposed text amendments would overhaul the Zoning Code’s regulations for residential uses. Key changes include updates to the way the code regulates households, consolidation of all Residential Care uses into a single system regulated by size, rather than by population served, and addition of a new Congregate Living category that allows for the evolution of residential uses that are not in conventional dwelling units.
CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING INFORMATION
DATE: Monday, February 8, 2021
TIME: 5:30 pm
Anyone who wishes to address the City Council must register prior to the opening of the public hearing and be prepared to make their presentation during the public hearing portion of the meeting.
Virtual Meeting via Zoom www.denvergov.org/citycouncil, City and County of Denver Building, 1437 Bannock St.
City Council Chambers, Room 451
A draft of the above-referenced proposed Denver Zoning Code Text Amendment and a summary of the process can be viewed at www.denvergov.org/groupliving.
WRITTEN COMMENTS WILL BE DISPERSED AS FOLLOWS:
Written comments received by CPD staff by 12 p.m. (noon) on the Thursday prior to the City Council public hearing will be included in the CPD staff report packet that is distributed to City Council. Written comments may be emailed to PlanningServices@denvergov.org. After 12 p.m. (noon) on the Thursday prior to the City Council public hearing and up until 3:00 p.m. on the day of the City Council public hearing, written comments should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. To submit written comments after 3 p.m. on the day of the City Council public hearing, bring copies of written comments to the public hearing and ask the Council Secretary to distribute the comments to the Council. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in order to provide Council members adequate time to review written comments, members of the public are strongly encouraged to submit their comments prior to the day of the public hearing.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS AND ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD EXPRESS THEIR CONCERNS OR SUPPORT AT THE PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE CITY COUNCIL.
City Council’s Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted unanimously to advance the updated proposal on the rules governing the residential sections of the Denver Zoning Code. The full council will review the proposed zoning code amendments and hold a public hearing and vote, currently set for February 8, 2021.
To learn more, visit the Group Living Amendment website.
The Group Living Amendment has NOT been postponed until 2021 as we had been informed - learn the facts
City Council's LUTI committee sets dates for ongoing review of group living proposal
Members of City Council's Land Use, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee have created a schedule to discuss topics addressed in the proposed changes to Denver's group living rules. The meetings will be held virtually on Zoom and will be broadcast live on Denver 8.
How to watch
Frequently asked questions (PDF)
Responding to misconceptions (PDF)
Community office hours appointments still available
City planners have been answering questions and taking comments on the proposed group living rules update at community office hours the last few weeks. Spots are still available for the small group sessions scheduled for Thursday, September 17. Use the link below to make your appointment.
Sign up for an appointment
See the design concepts for the Congress Park Playground on November 5th - Virtual Public Meeting Announcement
Thu Nov 5th 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Online Event Location: Zoom
Virtual Public Meeting #2:
Congress Park Playground
Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Online - Zoom | https://tinyurl.com/CongressPlay2
Join Denver Parks & Recreation (DPR) for the second meeting regarding the renovation of the Congress Park Playground. The design concepts for the playground will be presented for community feedback.
It’s that time of year when the leaves will start falling from the trees, and Denver Recycles wants to help Denver residents keep those leaves out of the landfill and compost them through the LeafDrop program.
Rather than waiting up to eight weeks to set out bagged leaves on their scheduled Extra Trash Collection (ETC) day, residents can bring them to LeafDrop sites for free. Leaves set out for ETC or in trash carts are sent straight to the landfill, but leaves brought to LeafDrop are composted.
Weekday sites will be open to Denver residents from Monday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Dec. 4. Weekend drop-off sites are also scheduled to open for three consecutive weekends starting October 31st.
We are asking residents to use paper bags whenever possible. Unlike plastic bags, brown paper bags can be composted along with the leaves, which makes the LeafDrop program more efficient, saves time, and significantly reduces plastic waste. Most importantly, brown paper bags are safer for our employees to handle at drop sites during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Residents can get a free 5-pack of paper leaf bags at participating Denver-area Ace Hardware stores. The coupon is included on the Denver Recycles website.
Additionally, we are asking that you remind residents not to sweep or rake leaves into the streets, as City ordinance prohibits it and doing so can cause extensive drainage problems in neighborhoods.
Dear SANA members:
City Planners have released the second draft of the East Central Area Plan, and we strongly encourage you to review it and provide your comments. You can get in touch with SANA at email@example.com or you can contact the city planners directly. Either way, make sure you don't miss out on this important opportunity!
For more on how to get involved and stay up to date on plan news:
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