The Superior Sentinel | A monthly publication serving the residents of Superior, Colorado.

June 2012

In This Issue

Upcoming Town Meetings
Recent TB Actions
BoCo Photo Contest
RTD Route 228
BRT Model on Display
YMCA Sports
Community Open House
Ask Superior
Street Maintenance Schedule
Be Coyote Aware
Bike To Work Day
4th of July Parade Theme
Coping With Snakes
HOA Summer Movies
Slow the Flow
Code Enforcement Corner
Fireworks in Town
At The Firehouse
RMFD Election Results
June Calendar

Upcoming
Town Meetings


Town Board Meeting

Monday, June 11th

7:00 p.m. at Town Hall

 

Neighborhood Meeting

(Street Maintenance Schedule)

Wednesday, June 13th

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Fire Station

Community Room

 

Comp Plan Community Meeting

Thursday, June 21st

7:00-9:00 p.m.

Superior Elementary

 

Town Board Meeting

Monday, June 25th
7:00 p.m. at Town Hall
 
Town Center Planned Development Community Meeting
Tuesday, June 26th
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Superior Elementary 

 


Recent Town Board Actions

During the past month, the Superior Board of Trustees has:

 

Held a work session discussion regarding Residential Green Building Program;

 

Received a presentation from the Superior Chamber of Commerce;

 

Reviewed the Town 9 Park Enhancement Project Design;

 

Adopted a Resolution Approving a contract with Asphalt Specialties Company, Inc. for the annual street maintenance and rehabilitation program;

 

Discussion and motion of Support of the Diverging Diamond Design Concept as the Preferred Improvement Option for the US 36/McCaslin Interchange and Authorizing Payment for the Preliminary Design Services associated with refining of the concept for CDOT Access Approval and possible inclusion in the US 36 Phase 2 Design-Build RFP;

 

Received a presentation 

for the 2011 Audit; and

 

Discussed alternative services in response to the cut in the Superior RTD Call-n-Ride service.

 


BoCo Photo Contest

 

The Boulder County Parks
and Open Space department and the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Foundation
are excited to announce that a juried photography show
will be held at the Dairy
Center for the Arts in Boulder during the Month
of March 2013. Submission
are now being accepted for
consideration for inclusion
in the exhibit.  Interested
photographers should visit
and look for the title, " Land 
Through the Lens:
Photography of Boulder
County Parks and Open
Space".  The County will
host a presentation to learn
about this photography show and details about how to have your photos
considered for the exhibit. 
The discussion takes place Wednesday, June 13, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
at the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Building, 5201 St. Vrain Road, Longmont, CO 80503.   More information, including links to maps of Boulder County open space lands can be found by Clicking HERE.




RTD Route 228

Planning on going
somewhere in Broomfield, Louisville or Superior this weekend?  Why not take
the bus?  RTD's amazing
Route 228 runs from Garfield Avenue and South Boulder Road in Louisville to the Broomfield Park-n-Ride, with stops at the McCaslin Park-n-Ride and FlatIron Crossing. Weekend service is every 30 minutes from the US 36 and Broomfield Park-n-Ride to Flatiron Crossing. You can save a bundle on gas and car maintenance by
replacing short driving trips
with transit. So why not give it a try?  If you are interested in receiving a complimentary
bus pass to try the Route
228
, email HERE.  For more information about RTD, please visit rtd-denver.com or contact them at 
303-299-6000.


BRT Model on Display

As part of RTD's public education on bus rapid transit (BRT), an example of a BRT model vehicle will be on display next week. The vehicle, which is on its way to San Antonio, will stop at the following sites:

 

June 5: Downtown Denver and Westminster

8 am-1:30 pm: Downtown Denver on 16th Street between Market Street and Blake Street

3-6 pm: Westminster in the bus slip ramp on the north (west bound) side of U.S. 36

 

June 6: Boulder and Longmont

8 am-1:30 pm: Boulder at the Municipal Building, located at the corner of Canyon and Broadway

3-6 pm: Longmont at the Park-n-Ride at 8th Avenue and Coffman

 

June 7: Broomfield and Louisville/Superior

7-9 am: Broomfield inside the Park-n-Ride at Gate B

3-6 pm: Louisville/Superior inside the parking lot next to the Kiss-n-Ride

 

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Join the RTD Board for a "Wireside" Chat

 

Phones across the Denver metro region will ring June 11-28 as the RTD Board of Directors call residents for Telephone Town Hall Meetings to discuss the FasTracks program and current RTD service. Rather than asking people to attend a public meeting, telephone town hall technology allows RTD to connect with residents in the comfort of their homes. RTD held its first round of Telephone Town Halls in late 2011 with nearly 75,000 people participating. Stay tuned for an upcoming email with more information.



YMCA of Boulder Valley

Register NOW for a YMCA Summer Program!
  


YMCA Tennis

(3 years old - Adult)

Registration is NOW OPEN at www.ymcabv.org

  

YMCA Jr. Buffs SNAG

(Starting New at Golf)

Registration is NOW OPEN at www.ymcabv.org

 
Other Summer Y Sports and Ice Programs
Hockey, Lacrosse, Basketball, Learn To Skate, Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Baseball and more!
 
For additional information on these programs please Click HERE.


Town of Superior Board of Trustees

Mayor Andrew Muckle

303-494-5114 

 

Mayor Pro-tem Elia Gourgouris

303-494-6440 

 

Trustee Joe Cirelli

303-499-9757 

 

Trustee Chris Hanson

720-635-2227 

 

Trustee Sandy Pennington

303-564-2023 

 

Trustee Lisa Skumatz

303-494-1178 

 

Trustee Debra Williams

303-665-7091

 


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The Town would like to thank you for subscribing to this electronic version of the Superior Sentinel. This e-newsletter and past issues can be accessed on the Town's website at www.superiorcolorado.gov
 

COMMUNITY MEETING ON JUNE 21



 

You can help shape the future of Superior! 

 

The Town of Superior is updating its Comprehensive Plan.  The process is a targeted effort focused on confirming the Town's vision and goals and determining future uses for undeveloped property.   Thanks to those of you who attended the first Open House on May 2.  If you weren't able to attend, we would still like to hear from you!  Please take a few minutes to complete the Issues and Opportunities questionnaire using the link below and share your feedback with the planning team.

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/superiorsurvey1

 

Also, please mark your calendar and plan to attend the next Community Meeting on June 21!  For more information, about the Comprehensive Plan Update process or upcoming meetings, please check the Town website, follow the Town on Facebook, or contact Beth Moyski, Assistant Town Manager at 303-499-3675 ext. 120.

 

 

ASK SUPERIOR 24/7




It's easier than ever to contact the Town of Superior!

 

Superior has made it easier for you to contact us with your requests, questions, and concerns.  Last September, the Town launched "Ask Superior", a system that allows you to contact us 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week in whatever way is most convenient - online or by contacting Town Hall by phone, fax, mail, or in person. Ask Superior is also available to iPhone and Android smart phone users by downloading a free application.

 

Ask Superior makes it seem as if there's a staff member on call around the clock to help you.  If you prefer to make a request, comment, or question online, just click the Ask Superior logo on our home page www.superiorcolorado.gov; the system features simple pull-down menus and is a breeze to use.  If you prefer to call, walk-in, fax, or mail your request during normal business hours our staff will enter it right into the Ask Superior system.

 

No matter which way you choose to contact us, you don't have to know which employee or department is responsible for a specific service - the system ensures the right person is contacted.  And if you prefer to make your request or comment confidentially, you'll always have that option too.

 

Ask Superior greatly improves the way the Town handles your requests by...

  • Creating a unique tracking number for each request to easily track its status at any time.
  • Automatically provides the status of your request and notifies you when the request has been completed.
  • Allows you to contact the Town whenever it's most convenient for you.

We recognize that you may have questions about Ask Superior, and we believe that once you use the system, you'll see how intuitive and easy it is.  In the meantime, just contact Jay Wolffarth or call 303-499-3675 if you'd like to discuss Ask Superior.

 


2012 STREET MAINTENANCE




Neighborhood Meeting

Wednesday, June 13th

6:00-8:00 p.m.

 

The Town Board awarded a contract for the 2012 Street Maintenance and Rehabilitation Project to Asphalt Specialties on May 14th.  Work is scheduled to begin the week of June 4th. This year's project will include reconstruction on several streets in the Circle Park and Creekside neighborhoods as well as a slurry seal on McCaslin Blvd., south of Coalton Road.  The soon to be improved streets are:

 

A.  Circle Park

  1. Rand Way
  2. Grayden Court
  3. Cedaridge Circle
  4. Dillon Way
  5. Estabrook Way       
  6. Holyoke Way
  7. Firestone Way
  8. Coal Ridge Drive
  9. Coal Creek Drive (in Circle Park)
  10. Eldorado Drive (Alma Lane to Coal Ridge Drive)

B.   Creekside

  1. Clayton Circle

C.   McCaslin Blvd. Slurry Seal, SH 128 to Calmante South Access

 

Residents will have to remove their vehicles from the street for at least a day during the reconstruction.  The Town will be holding a neighborhood meeting with residents on Wednesday, June 13th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Fire Station (Community Room) to discuss the construction schedule and procedures for vehicle access.   Please contact Alex Ariniello, Public Works Superintendent, at 303-499-3675 or  alexa@superiorcolorado.gov, if you have any questions or if you would like to host a neighborhood meeting.

 

 


BE COYOTE AWARE




The Town of Superior Parks, Recreation, and Open Space department is excited to announce the launch of a partnership with Project Coyote, an organization that promotes coexistence between people and coyotes. Project Coyote will work with the Town to coordinate outreach to the community that promotes coexistence and will assist Town staff by responding to coyote concerns and questions from the public.  

 

Coyotes are native to Colorado and are one of the most adaptable and resilient native carnivores in North America. They serve a vital ecological role in helping to reduce rodent populations and maintain bird species diversity and abundance by limiting mesocarnivore populations (i.e. foxes, raccoons, skunks, etc.). Revered as North America's native Song Dog by many Native American tribes, the call of the coyote can now be heard in every U.S. state except Hawaii.

 

Want to learn more about living with coyotes and promoting a coexistence with the species? Or do you have questions you would like answered about coyotes and coyote behavior? If so, plan on attending a community meeting on Thursday, June 28 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at Town Hall with Ashely DeLaup, Project Coyote's Colorado representative. Ashley will provide a presentation on coyotes, share information, answer questions, and more.

 

For more information on Project Coyote, please visit:  www.projectcoyote.org
Project Coyote promotes coexistence between people and wildlife through education, science, and advocacy.

 

Interested in becoming part of the Town of Superior "Coyote Crew"? This volunteer group will be trained in helping the community coexist with coyotes. Volunteers will be asked to periodically walk the trails within their neighborhoods, and attend community events to share information learned with other residents. If interested please attend the community presentation or email volunteerops@superiorco.gov.

 

 

 
BIKE TO WORK DAY



Leave your keys at home and hop on your bike and join thousands of Coloradan's as they bike to work on Wednesday, June 27. The Town of Superior is partnering with Whole Foods to host a breakfast station on the patio at the Superior Whole Foods location - located at 303 Marshall Road. The breakfast station will be open from 6:30 am - 9:00 am. Stop on your ride to work for some yummy free food, drawings, a bike tune up and fun giveaways. For more information please call 303-499-3675 or email us here. Hope to see you there - ride safe!  Don't forget to REGISTER and be placed in the awesome Bike to Work Day drawings!


The JULY 4th PARADE, PANCAKE BREAKFAST, and the SUPERIOR DOWNHILL MILE are right around the corner!

 




This year's theme for the 4th of July festival and parade is "Salute to American Music". The event features a community parade with fantastic neighborhood floats, a pancake breakfast at Community Park and fun for kids of all ages. The parade starts at 8:30 am by the North Pool and Superior Elementary (at Indiana and Rock Creek Pkwy.). The lineup for the floats will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the pedestrian line up begins at 8:00 am. The Town will provide a limited supply of red, white and blue steamers and ribbons for those wanting to ride or walk in the parade. The parade will follow Rock Creek Parkway and end at Community Park. The pancake breakfast will begin in Community Park at 9:00 am. Be sure to hang out after breakfast and enjoy the fun. There will be plenty of vendors, interactive games, prizes, inflatables for kids and lots more!I

 

To register for the parade or to be a vendor at the event click HERE. Looking for a great way to get involved in your community? Come out and volunteer - join the fun and get a free t-shirt. Email volunteerops@superiorcolorado.gov if interested

 

Don't forget to register for this year's Superior Downhill Mile! Challenge your personal record on this fast 1 mile course down Rock Creek Parkway.
 


COPING WITH SNAKES



Quick Facts...
  • Most Colorado snakes are nonvenomous, harmless and beneficial to people.
  • Nonvenomous and venomous species can be easily distinguished from each other.
  • Discourage snakes from entering buildings by sealing all holes in foundations. Reduce cover and food supplies to discourage them from living in backyards.
  • Quickly seek medical attention for venomous snakebite victims.
Most snakes prey predominantly on rodents, although some also eat bird eggs, nestlings, lizards,and insects. They in turn are prey for eagles, hawks, and humans. Of the 25 species of snakes in Colorado, the western rattlesnake and the massasauga are the only venomous species. The western rattlesnake appears in most habitats throughout the state. The massasauga, however, is limited to the southeastern grasslands.  Read More
 
Additional information provided by the Boulder County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Unit can be found by Clicking HERE.


Rock Creek Master HOA Summer Movies

Bring your blankets and come and enjoy a movie under the stars! All movies will be shown at Community Park - Event begins at 7:00 pm - movies begin at dusk. Event is FREE for all Superior residents. Event Dates - June 8, July 6, and August 3. Don't miss out!
 
June 8 movie - RIO (Rated G) at 7:00 pm at Community Park (East baseball field)  Pizza, drinks, and treats provided!

 

 
VOLUNTEERS:
We are always in need of volunteers to help with these events.  This is a great opportunity for high school students to get volunteer/community service hours for college applications.  Students will be provided a letter of recognition for their community service. Please email: eventcreations@live.com if interested. 
 

SLOW THE FLOW COLORADO

Slow the Flow Colorado

 
What is Slow the Flow Colorado?

Slow the Flow Colorado is a FREE sprinkler inspection program available primarily to residents of participating Colorado water providers.  In some jurisdictions HOA's and commercial properties are also eligible.  The sprinkler inspections - also known as irrigation audits - are conducted by trained water auditors.

 

Why should I participate?

  • It's a professional service provided at no charge to you, with substantial benefits to your landscape
  • Receive a customized watering schedule for a green, long-lasting landscape - for free!
  • Learn practical, easy, do-it-yourself sprinkler maintenance
  • Learn how to maximize the life of your system
  • Do your part to conserve Colorado's water!
  • Learn how to improve your systems performance

How much does the inspection cost?

Nothing.  Eighteen water providers partnered with the CRC to make this popular program free.

 

How long will it take?

The entire process will take about 2 hours.

 

When can I get an inspection?

Inspections run from June until August annually.

 

Sprinkler Inspection 101

 

Who will do the inspection?

Professionally-trained water auditors scheduled by the Center for ReSource Conservation (CRC).

 

What happens at the inspection?

A sprinkler inspection includes the following:

  • A visual inspection to pinpoint any problems in your sprinkler system
  • Tests to measure the precipitation rate of your sprinkler system
  • Tests to determine how evenly the water is covering the intended area
  • Soil sample to determine root depth and soil type

What will I get after the inspection?

You will receive a customized watering schedule as well as recommendations and tips to make your sprinkler system more effective and efficient.  Plus get resources for improving your landscape and keep it beautiful and healthy.

 

Steps To a Free Inspection

1 Review your eligibility

If you receive water from a participating water provider AND you have an operating underground irrigation system, you are eiligible.  HOA's and commercial sites, please call 303-999-3820 x217 for eligibility.

2 Request an Inspection

Online Complete the request form online at: www.ConservationCenter.org

Phone Call 303-999-3820 x217

3 Schedule an Inspection

Upon receipt of your request you will be contacted to set up an individual 2-hour appointment with a trained water auditor at your home.



CODE ENFORCEMENT CORNER


Each month, the Town includes information about issues and trends in the area of code enforcement.  During the month of May, 52 code violations were identified, primarily right-of-way obstructions such as basketball hoops, RV's, and trailers. Fifty of these were promptly corrected, resulting in an 96% compliance rate.

 

This month, we want to remind residents of the regulation regarding Illicit Discharge within the Town.

 

Sec. 11-3-50.  Illicit discharge prohibited.  

(a)  Prohibited discharges. It is unlawful to discharge or cause to be discharged into the MS4 or watercourses any illicit discharge, including but not limited to the following:

(1)  Chemicals, petroleum products, paint, varnishes, solvents, oil and grease and other automotive fluids, pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers or other toxic materials;

(2)  Non hazardous liquid, solid wastes and yard wastes;

(3)  Hazardous materials, sewage, fecal coliform and pathogens, dissolved and particulate metals;

(4)  Trash, refuse, rubbish, garbage, food wastes, pet wastes, litter, other discarded or abandoned objects, floatables and cleaning products;

(5)  Landscaping materials, sediment, lawn clippings,leaves, branches or other landscaping and yard debris;

Construction activities wastes and residues, including but not limited to painting, paving, concrete placement, sawcutting, material storage and earthwork;
 
For additional information on Illicit Discharge please Click HERE to go to the Superior Municipal Code.

 

Upon witness of graffiti related activity within the Town, please contact the Boulder County Sheriffs Department at 303-441-4444. To report a graffiti sighting/location please contact the Town of Superior at 303-499-3675 or Ask Superior.

 

Questions regarding the Town's code enforcement program should be directed to our Code Enforcement Officer at Town Hall, Reggie Nettles, at 303-499-3675 ext. 165, or reggien@superiorcolorado.gov.

 


FIREWORKS IN THE TOWN OF SUPERIOR

Fireworks graphic


As we move into the summer months, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone about the dangers related to fireworks.   In 2011 there were three fires started within the town that we can directly relate to illegal fireworks.  Fortunately all of those fires were quickly extinguished and the amount of damage done was minimal, however any damage done to someone else's property is never insignificant.  Anyone who uses fireworks and starts a fire that causes any amount of damage can be charged with Arson.

 

Currently the Superior municipal code makes it illegal to possess or use any fireworks that explode or leave the ground.  This limits the legal fireworks to sparklers, fountains and similar devices.  Due to the hot and dry conditions, please be extremely cautious with all fireworks.  Because of these conditions, ALL fireworks and firework sales are being banned in the unincorporated portions of Boulder County.  

 

Be safe and have an enjoyable summer.

 

Sgt. Jim Chamberlin

Boulder County Sheriff's Office

Town of Superior

720-564-2697

jchamberlin@bouldercounty.org
 


AT THE FIREHOUSE

RMF ambulance
 
From the Board

By Alan Bloom,

Firefighter - Director

 

Are your tax dollars being managed well?  That's the question you should be asking of your government entities whether it's Federal, State, Local or the Fire Department.  I ask that question and the one organization where I, and my fellow Board members, so have direct control is Rocky Mountain Fire.

 

As a Fire Department we are committed to being able to provide exemplary levels of service for fire, medical and rescue.  Our revenue comes primarily from property taxes based upon real estate valuation.  During the past several years, as property values have decreased or remained flat, the Department's revenues have decreased or remained flat.  However, the cost of operating the Department has increased and continues to increase.  

 
The bottom line is that Rocky Mountain Fire is committed to operating under a balanced budget.  Unlike a private company,  we cannot "increase sales" when our costs increase.  What we do is make the hard decisions as to how to keep a balanced budget without sacrificing the level of service that you, our customers, deserve and expect from the Department


RMFD ELECTION RESULTS

The uncertified results of the 2012 Rocky Mountain Fire District Board of Directors election results are as follows:

 

Liz Oster - 419 votes, 23.2%

Christopher Smith - 445 votes, 24.5%

Mark Spangler - 568 votes, 31.3%

Michele Vereerstraeten - 376 votes, 20.8%  

 

The election was to fill 2 seats on the board.  The results are expected to be certified by or before May 25, 2012.


JUNE 2012 CALENDAR

 

June 11th................Work Session, 6:00 pm, Town Hall

...................................Town Board Meeting, 7:00 pm, Town Hall

June 13th................Court-Code Violations, 9:30 am, Town Hall

...................................Court-Traffic Violations, 1:30 pm, Town Hall

...................................OSAC Meeting, 7:00 pm, Town Hall

June 14th................RCAC Meeting, 5:00 pm, Town Hall

June 15th................Historical Commission Mtg, 10:00 am, Town Hall

June 19th................Planning Commission Meeting, 7;00 pm, Town Hall

June 20th................PROSTAC Meeting, 7:00 pm, Town Hall

June 25th................Work Session, 6:00 pm, Town Hall

...................................Town Board Meeting, 7:00 pm, Town Hall
June 27th................Bike To Work Day, 6:30-9:00 am, Whole Foods

 

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