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January 2019

Attend the Upcoming Dist. 3 Meeting

Where: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8545 E. Dry Creek Road, Centennial, CO 80112

When: 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13

Topics of discussion

1. Special Guest Speaker: Melissa Reese-Thacker from South Suburban Parks and Recreation District will talk about the field house to be built on County Line Road between Holly and Colorado Boulevard.

2. An update on Centennial's Intelligent Transportation System and the City's Joint Project with Lone Tree and Greenwood Village to implement coordinated traffic signal timing to improve traffic flow

3. Fiber Optic Cable update 

4. Jones District public engagement

5. Q&A with your District 3 Council Members

Centennial's Fiber Backbone Complete

The City of Centennial's vision to provide dark fiber with simple terms of access and usage has come to fruition. Centennial has completed the construction of a 432-fiber-strand backbone, FiberWorks, connecting key City sites and community anchor institutions. The completion of more than 50 miles of fiber backbone also enables existing and new broadband providers to tie into the new infrastructure with the goal of providing better and more competitive choices and services for the City's residents and businesses. This new fiber backbone is considered key City infrastructure, connecting City sites, and will become an integral part in the role out the City's new Intelligent Traffic Signaling system.  The project was completed on schedule and within the budget of $5.7 million. 

"Council's goal with the Fiber Master Plan was to provide an opportunity to increase competition by completing a fiber backbone that could deliver superior and competitive choices and services for consumers. Businesses consider access to telecommunication services and speed a priority when deciding where to locate their facilities. Through partnerships with the private sector, our residents and existing and future businesses could enjoy faster internet services and possibly lower prices," said Member Ken Lucas, Mayor Pro Tem and Fiber Commission Chair.  "I have appreciated being involved with this project since the vote in 2013 and am proud of our City for being innovative and forward thinking. We will continue to be future ready."

For additional information about Centennial's FiberWorks program visit

View the Trash Collection Toolkit

Trash and recycling services are provided by private companies in the City of Centennial, with each provider operating on their own pick up schedule. Some HOAs throughout the City have contracted with one trash provider in an effort to receive favorable rates and reduce truck traffic in neighborhoods. If you are interested in organizing one trash provider for your neighborhood, look at the Neighborhood Trash Collection Toolkit for insight into the process, a survey for neighbors and tips for creating proposals for potential vendors. 

Centennial Partners with Neighboring Cities to Reduce Traffic Congestion

The City of Centennial is deploying innovative technology to improve traffic flow on the City's busiest roads.

Centennial is implementing its Intelligent Transportation System - or ITS - an integrated communications system that connects to the City's fiber network and Traffic Operations Center. Part of this implementation involves the installation of 64 closed-circuit cameras at high-traffic intersections and travel-time monitoring equipment on major corridors. These cameras are for real-time traffic monitoring, not surveillance.

"Alleviating traffic congestion in conjunction with improving the safety and efficiency of our roadways are shared challenges among the cities of the south metro Denver area. Partnering with our neighboring cities on this pilot program will provide each of us with the integral data prior to investing additional resources in the appropriate technology for traffic management," said Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko.

Recently the cities of Centennial, Greenwood Village and Lone Tree identified a pilot project to take a cross-jurisdictional approach to managing and reducing traffic congestion. Specifically, the cities are working to create a connected, data-driven, multi-jurisdictional traffic management plan for Yosemite Street between Lincoln Avenue and Belleview Avenue that promotes efficient and safe traffic flow through the installation of sensors at traffic signals. This is the first multi-jurisdictional partnership to enable adaptive signal technology. 

Read more in the City's News & Media Center

RSVP for An Upcoming Centennial Active Seniors Event

The Centennial Senior Commission's Active Seniors programming is in full swing for 2019. Take a look at upcoming events and be sure to RSVP if you're interested in attending.

An Afternoon with Abraham Lincoln -Thursday, February 7 | 1 - 2 p.m.
Join us at South Suburban Family Sports Center for a living history experience as Lincoln talks through the fifteen presidents that preceded him, describing their importance and his own connections with them. He also shares highlights from his own presidency, including the Civil War, emancipation and the Gettysburg Address. Reserve your spot at Eventbrite.

Comedian and Vet Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald - Thursday, February 28 | 2 - 3 p.m.
Laughter is an important part of life. Join us at Koelbel Library for an afternoon that promises to be fun and interesting as Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald shares unique insights obtained from his dual-career as a doctor and a comedian. Reserve your spot at Arapahoe Libraries.

Irish Celebration - Thursday, March 7 | 6 - 7 p.m.
Join us at the City's Eagle Street Facility for a wee bit o' fun and some Irish cheer. Enjoy the music of local bagpipe band and lively entertainment provided by step dancers. Reserve your spot at Eventbrite.

Is Your Residence Future-Ready? Learn to Create a 'Lifelong Home' by Visiting the Interaction Lab at Southglenn Library

The City of Centennial wants residents to thrive in their homes for as long as they wish to do so, no matter their age or circumstance. To showcase home design strategies that make homes comfortable and accessible for all ages and abilities, Centennial has partnered with Arapahoe Libraries to create a new interactive exhibit called the "Interaction Lab," located inside Southglenn Library, 6972 S. Vine St., Centennial.

The Interaction Lab introduces the concept of Universal Design, which creates environments or products that are accessible and benefit everyone, regardless of age or ability. Universal Design is especially 
important to those 
wanting to remain in 
their home as they age.

"The city is grateful for the partnerships in place to make this unique hands-on Interaction Lab a reality. The lab provides the opportunity to engage with technology and universal design features to make each home a better fit for individual residents' needs. It is important to the city to provide resources and information to residents so they can remain in their homes as long as they wish," said Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko. 

Learn more in the City's News & Media Center

Comprehensive Plan Update Complete

An initiative to engage the public in defining a shared vision for the City between now and 2040 has been completed.

The update to the City's Comprehensive Plan -known as Centennial NEXT - was designed to help ensure the community's values align with the City's roadmap for development so that Centennial thrives well into the future. 

This City-wide plan guides Centennial's approach to preserving, enhancing and growing Centennial's neighborhoods in a way that promotes mutual prosperity, coordinated public investment and a healthy environment. The plan promotes quality of life, a sense of community, economic vitality, supporting infrastructure, responsible government that leaves a legacy for future generations.

During this planning effort, the City turned to those who know the City best - its residents, businesses and stakeholders - to help identify opportunities, challenges and visions for Centennial's future.

Learn more on the Centennial NEXT webpage

Energy Action Plan to Help Centennial Save Energy and Money in 2019

The City of Centennial and CSU Extension recently joined together with Xcel Energy Partners in Energy in the development of an Energy Action Plan for the Centennial community. 

The Energy Action Plan outlines steps to help achieve the following energy goals:
  • Help residents save money through energy efficiency programs and rebates;
  • Connect businesses with free and low-cost energy efficiency programs; and
  • Ensure community facilities are running efficiently and taking advantage of energy rebate opportunities.
In 2019, residents and businesses will have the opportunity to learn about energy efficiency opportunities, discounts, and rebates through educational workshops, social media posts, community events, and through a variety of community newsletters.

Finally, community facilities at the City of Centennial, South Suburban Parks and Recreation District, Arapahoe Libraries, and others are planning to participate in energy audits and building tune-ups to identify potential improvements, increase energy efficiency, and help save taxpayer money. To learn more about upcoming activities or to review the Energy Action Plan, visit

Attend the Electric Vehicle Workshop on Jan. 23 

Join the City of Centennial, Colorado State University Extension Arapahoe County, Xcel Energy Partners in Energy, and the Colorado Energy Office on January 23 for a free interactive workshop focused on electric vehicles (EVs). Come to learn tips, costs, and benefits of electric vehicles, including all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars. 

In addition to checking out a Nissan Leaf during the workshop, you will learn: the advantages of owning and driving an EV; whether an EV is right for you; the financial benefits of owning an EV; and the differences between hybrid vehicles. Additionally, Xcel will provide options and pricing for EV charging, and the Colorado Energy Office plan for fast-charging stations across the state.

Please register for this event in advance at the EV Workshop event registration page listed below. Registration is free. 

Register Here

Listen to City Council Meetings

We would like to encourage you to attend some upcoming City Council meetings. If you don't feel like coming to the City Offices you can listen to the meetings in real time through the City website. Here's what you need to know.

City Council study sessions begin at 6 p.m. and the regular meetings start at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Centennial Civic Center located at 13133 East Arapahoe Rd.

If you would like to listen to the live audio of the meeting visit, go to Online Services, Listen to Meetings under the Stay in Touch column. The live audio button appears next to the word 'agenda' when the meeting begins. You may need to refresh your screen if you do not immediately see the link. 

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