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
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."
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
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
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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.
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.
Is Your Residence Future-Ready? Learn
to Create a 'Lifelong Home' by Visiting the Interaction Lab at
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
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.
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.
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
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:
residents save money through energy efficiency programs and rebates;
businesses with free and low-cost energy efficiency programs; and
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 centennialco.gov/energy.
Attend the Electric Vehicle Workshop on Jan. 23
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.
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 www.centennialco.gov, 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.