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The Board Meeting scheduled for March 16, 2020 has been canceled.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Aurora City Newsletter


Summer camp signup starts Monday; visit two reservoirs with one annual pass

Jan. 30, 2020

Dual images of a kayaker at Aurora Reservoir and a summer camp where an instructor helps a young child with a science experiment involving a balloon

Explore Aurora adventures with summer camp registration and reservoir passes

Whether you're looking for things for your kids to do this summer, or you're looking for your own adventure, there are plenty of opportunities right around the corner in Aurora.

Registration for the popular recreation summer camps opens Monday, Feb. 3 (except for golf camps, which will begin registration April 1). From art and cooking camps to nature and outdoor camps to sports and fitness camps, there is something for every kid's taste. Space at the camps is limited and can fills up quickly, so head over to AuroraGov.org/DayCamps on Monday to check out this year's offerings and sign up.

If year-round adventure is more to your liking, explore Aurora and Quincy reservoirs by land and water with an annual reservoir pass. Rent kayaks and stand-up paddle-boards for a day on the water, cast the perfect fishing line, discover natural surroundings through interactive nature programs, lounge leisurely at the swim beach, reserve a private shelter for all your celebrations and enjoy miles of scenic trails alongside your four-legged friend or on your favorite bike. Out here, adventure awaits you! 

An annual reservoir pass grants access to both Aurora and Quincy reservoirs through the end of the calendar year.

Annual Pass Pricing:
Aurora Resident - $55
Non-resident - $65

Go to AuroraGov.org/OutHere for additional pricing, purchasing, pass pickup and general reservoir information.


Sign up for Camp Spark from Aurora Fire Rescue

Open to Aurora residents ages 12 to 18, Camp Spark is an opportunity for young women to gain confidence, learn about leadership and take on physical challenges in a fire-training atmosphere March 20 to 22. The camp is free.

Read more
www.auroragov.org


City streetlight evaluation underway

An image of a streetlight
The city of Aurora has contracted with Xcel Energy and Pike Corp. to evaluate all streetlights in Aurora. The evaluation is underway, and the work will be complete around the end of June 2020.

Field crews from Pike are walking and driving through the city’s neighborhoods, collecting information about each streetlight and taking pictures of the lights. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Access Aurora at 303.739.7000.



UPCOMING EVENTS

Council Member Town Meetings
Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Feb. 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Moorhead Recreation Center, 2390 Havana St.
Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place
Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, Aspen Room, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Ward IV (Juan Marcano) - Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Stampede, 2430 S. Havana St.
Ward V (Alison Coombs) - Saturday, Feb. 1, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St.
Ward VI (Fran├žoise Bergan) - Wednesday, March 11, 6 to 8 p.m.
Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse, 23155 E. Heritage Parkway
At Large (Allison Hiltz and Angela Lawson) - Wednesday, March 18, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Moorhead Recreation Center, 2390 Havana St.
AuroraGov.org/Council

City Council Regular Meeting
Monday, Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, City Council Chamber
AuroraGov.org/Council • Streamed live at AuroraTV.org

"Othello"
Through Feb. 1
A thrilling new production of a classic tale demonstrating the destructive nature of jealously and a pure love corrupted by hate.
The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.
Tickets: ThePeoplesBuilding.com 

"The Squirrels"
Through Feb. 9
"The Squirrels" is a fiery look at race and class in America. Winter is on its way and the squirrels are growing restless. Mistrust is growing between the rich Gray Squirrels and the outcast Fox Squirrels. When a wily outsider gets in the mix, he ignites an epic animal kingdom soap opera teeming with rebel armies, dark conspiracies and divided family loyalties.
Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.
Tickets: AuroraFox.org

Soup and Census 2020
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2 to 4 p.m.
Enjoy hot soups and salad while learning how the census directly impacts you and your community, and learn about available jobs with Census 2020. This free event is hosted by Delta Sigma Theta alumnae.
The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.
Facebook event page

Harry Potter Book Night
Saturday, Feb. 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Shop in Diagon Alley, be sorted and compete for the House Cup.
Tallyn's Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Road
AuroraLibrary.org

Day of Jubilee
Friday, Feb. 7, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The People's Building joins Jubilee Roasting Co. for an expanded Day of Jubilee, featuring free beverages at the coffeehouse from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will continue at Aurora's newest performance venue from 5 to 9 p.m. with visual art, libations and live music by Marcus Church and Sliver.
The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.
Visit the Facebook page for more details.

Winter Bike to Work Day
Friday, Feb. 14
The city of Aurora is participating again in International Winter Bike to Work Day to encourage winter bike commuting. On your way to work by bike, stop by the city of Aurora's breakfast station at the High Line Canal Trail Underpass at Chambers Road from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. for a warm beverage and a breakfast burrito.
Register: WinterBikeToWorkDay.org

Images of various people with the message that the Census is coming in April 2020




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Questions?
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Arapahoe County News





January 31, 2020

We're updating our disaster plan

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Your Tax Statement Is Now Available Online


Email Notifications

At your request, this e-mail is being sent to notify you that your 2019 tax statement, which is payable in 2020, is available at http://www.arapahoegov.com/720/Treasurer

To retrieve your statement:
- Click on the Property Tax Information link
- Click the View Printable Tax Statement link
- Enter ONLY the number and street name of your property address where prompted (do NOT enter a direction, i.e. north, south, east or west; or street type, i.e. St., Ave., Dr.)
- Click the search button
- Click on your PIN
- On the Tax Information Page, click on Viewable/Printable Tax Statement, and you will see your tax statement

Additional information that pertains to your taxes is available via the Printable Tax Statement: Other Pages link.

Thank you for using our online service. Please contact us at 303-795-4550, or by e-mail at treasurer@arapahoegov.com, if you have any questions or need assistance. 

Sue Sandstrom
Arapahoe County Treasurer

Thursday, January 23, 2020

City of Aurora News


New auto renewals at Aurora Public Library

Jan. 23, 2020


New auto renewals at Aurora Public Library

Due to popular demand, Aurora Public Library is implementing automatic renewals for most library items, which saves patrons time and allows them to keep items for a longer period of time.

The new program started Jan. 1, and in its first two weeks it has generated over 16,500 auto renewals.

Items eligible for automatic renewal will be renewed up to four times when the 3-day courtesy reminder is sent (three days prior to the item’s due date). The new due date will be extended from the original due date. An item will not be renewed if: there is a hold on the item, the item is non-renewable, such as a museum pass; the item is downloadable, such as an Overdrive or Hoopla e-book or e-audiobook; the item has reached its maximum allowable renewals (currently four renewals); the item is checked out through Prospector or Interlibrary Loan; the patron account charges have exceeded $10; or there is a block on the patron’s account.

How do you know when something you’ve borrowed has been automatically renewed? Whether or not an item has been renewed will be reflected in your 3-day courtesy notice email. Items that have been automatically renewed will display a new due date. Therefore, it is important to carefully review your due dates to avoid any overdue fees. 

On average, in a year Aurora Public Library receives about 1.1 million library visits, gets about 100,000 participants in its programs and has about 1.1 million items checked out at its six branches and online. To learn more about Aurora Public Library, visit AuroraLibrary.org.


Experience "Eye Dream" at Aurora Public Library

"Eye Dream" is a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by artist Arielle Asher. The mural is over 7 feet in length and was created with small images of Dr. King. Available to view at Tallyn's Reach and Martin Luther King Jr. libraries.

Read more
www.auroragov.org


Small Business Advocate
of the Year Award:
Chuck Hahn
2019 Aurora's Business Awards Ceremony

Each December, the city of Aurora honors local businesses that go above and beyond. In 2019, five businesses and one individual joined the 68 others that have been honored since the city’s Business Recognition Awards event began in 2005.

Each of the award winners are being profiled in This Is Aurora.

During the award ceremony, the city announced a new award this year—created by the Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center—that is designed to recognize an individual who has had a positive impact on Aurora’s small business community. The inaugural award was presented to Chuck Hahn, who recently retired after serving the city and the Aurora-South Metro SBDC for over 16 years.

The Aurora Business Recognition Awards are hosted by the city's Business Advisory Board and organized by the Development Services Division, with support from the Aurora-South Metro Business Development Center.



UPCOMING EVENTS

Council Member Town Meetings
Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Please note, the Jan. 23 Ward I Town Meeting has been canceled; the next meeting is Thursday, Feb. 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Moorhead Recreation Center, 2390 Havana St.
Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place
Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, Aspen Room, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Ward IV (Juan Marcano) - Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Stampede, 2430 S. Havana St.
Ward V (Alison Coombs) - Saturday, Feb. 1, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Meadowood Recreation Center, 3054 S. Laredo St.
Ward VI (Fran├žoise Bergan) - Wednesday, March 11, 6 to 8 p.m.
Heritage Eagle Bend Clubhouse, 23155 E. Heritage Parkway
AuroraGov.org/Council

City Council Special Study Session
Monday, Jan. 27, 5:30 p.m.
Aurora Urban Renewal Authority public session begins at 5:15 p.m.
Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora Room
AuroraGov.org/Council • Streamed live at AuroraTV.org

Chat with History Museum Director
Monday, Jan. 27, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
This is the first of our new quarterly meetings with Aurora Museum Director Scott Williams. He's excited to have the opportunity to meet with residents on a regular basis in order to share updates and hear their comments.
Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway
AuroraMuseum.org

"Othello"
Through Feb. 1
A thrilling new production of a classic tale demonstrating the destructive nature of jealously and a pure love corrupted by hate.
The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.
Tickets: ThePeoplesBuilding.com 

"The Squirrels"
Through Feb. 9
"The Squirrels" is a fiery look at race and class in America. Winter is on its way and the squirrels are growing restless. Mistrust is growing between the rich Gray Squirrels and the outcast Fox Squirrels. When a wily outsider gets in the mix, he ignites an epic animal kingdom soap opera teeming with rebel armies, dark conspiracies and divided family loyalties.
Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave.
Tickets: AuroraFox.org

Harry Potter Book Night
Saturday, Feb. 1, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Shop in Diagon Alley, be sorted and compete for the House Cup.
Tallyn's Reach Library, 23911 E. Arapahoe Road
AuroraLibrary.org

Summer Camps Registration
Begins Monday, Feb. 3
Save the date. Registration for the popular recreation summer camps is just around the corner. Research all the camps before registration begins on the city website.
AuroraGov.org/DayCamps

Day of Jubilee
Feb. 7, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The People's Building joins Jubilee Roasting Co. for an expanded Day of Jubilee, featuring free beverages at the coffeehouse from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will continue at Aurora's newest performance venue from 5 to 9 p.m. with visual art, libations and live music by Marcus Church and Sliver.
The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.
Visit the Facebook page for more details.





Have a comment, question or need our assistance? Contact Access Aurora online, at 303.739.7000, or via iOS or Android app.




This newsletter is produced by the city of Aurora Communications and Marketing Department

Questions?
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