eNewsletter: Fall 2010

October 8, 2010 / Comments Off on eNewsletter: Fall 2010

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Dear Neighbor,

Welcome to the Cranmer Park/Hilltop Civic Association eNewsletter. You can learn about upcoming events and information here, but we sure to visit the website at www.DenverHilltop.com for updates throughout the year.

Annual Meeting and Board Election

Tuesday, October 26th, 5:30pm

Cranmer Park / Hilltop Civic Association Annual Meeting
Carson Elementary School Auditorium, East 1st Avenue & Grape Street.

Committee reports will be made and Directors will be elected to serve until 2013.

Nominations for Directors may be sent to Tracy Willis, 364 Ash Street, Denver, CO 80220. Nominations must be received at least 5 days prior to the meeting.

Directors slated for re-election through 2013
Jim Burghardt, Ken Malo, Ted Rounds, Marilyn Shaw, Brian Spano, Tracy Willis, Mary Nell Wolff

Denver Police Department Dist. 3 Community Affairs Officer Tony Burkhardt will be in attendance and able to answer questions.

Hilltop Halloween Parade

Saturday, October 30th, 11am-1pm

Meet at Cranmer Park by the Sundial and parade over to Robinson Park with your neighbors and friends for pizza and goodies. Prizes will be given for the best child, adult, stroller or wagon and group costume.

Please remember to bring a canned food donation for the Denver Rescue Mission. If you have any questions or would like to help, please contact Lisa Peloso at [email protected]

Denver Zoning Code

Applications for variance from the City’s Zoning Code have been sparse over the last several months, no doubt due to poor economic conditions. The Zoning Committee does not anticipate that the City’s new Zoning Code will have much effect on redevelopment of residential properties and there is only minimal commercial property within our Association boundaries.

The Zoning Committee believes that development of commercial properties under the new Code will be interesting to observe over the next several years, even though our observation will likely be from a distance. In general, until the new Code is tested in practice, we believe it is difficult to predict the influences it will have on commercial projects. Given the current economy, the Zoning Committee believes that application of the new Code in commercial developments will have a very slow start and it will likely be years before we see application of the new Code relative to commercial properties in our neighborhood.

Renovation of the Sundial Plaza at Cranmer Park

Denver Parks and Recreation is currently raising funds to support the renovation of Sundial Plaza at Cranmer Park. As the campaign progresses Denver Parks and Recreation will be seeking funds from the local foundation community in addition to corporate and community support.

The total funding need for the Sundial Plaza project is $1.3 million. The proposed construction project includes reconstructing the Terrazzo Panorama, repairing the Sundial and adjacent stones, and rebuilding the Plaza. To date DPR has secured $450,000 from City CIP funds and $45,000 from the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs. We will share more information in the coming months on how you can help preserve this historical icon.

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Free Auto Theft Prevention Devices

See if You are Eligible

Denver Police Department, in partnership with The Metro Auto Theft Task Force, has limited quantities of a crime prevention steering wheel locking device, “The Club”, at no cost.¬† Priority is given to past crime victims and owners of Honda vehicles manufactured in the 1990s. Contact Community Affairs Officer Tony Burkhardt, 720-913-1300, or 720-913-1231.

Crime Prevention

It Starts with You

Hilltop continues to have one of the lowest crime rates of any of the neighborhoods in Denver, and our intention is to keep it that way. How? The Three Ls, Locks, Lights, Lists are a starting place. Click here to see how you can reduce your risk of being a victim of crime.