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Updates For The First Month Of 2024

I hope 2024 is going well for you so far!  In November 2023, I was honored to be elected Edgewater Mayor, following service on City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission. Along with re-elected Council members Bill Berg and Kali Janda and new members Mercedes Valdez, Joie Iten and John Thomsen, we were sworn

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Backyard Livestock Flourishes in Edgewater

In Edgewater, the wave of backyard farming is turning suburban homes into lively havens for chickens, ducks, goats, rabbits and even bees. Since February is the start of baby chick season, we wanted to give you the inside scoop on Backyard Livestock in Edgewater! The responsible ownership of these animals is a top priority, and

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Edgewater School Transportation Plan Aims for Safer, Smoother Commutes

In a move to address transportation challenges faced by families around Lumberg and Edgewater Elementary Schools, the City of Edgewater has initiated a community-based transportation planning program.  The Edgewater School Transportation Plan is currently in the public input phase, with the project’s website acting as a hub for information and engagement. Organizers hope to accommodate

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Supporting Edgewater’s Local Restaurants

As the winter chill settles over Edgewater, the local restaurant scene continues to serve up warmth and community spirit. With the ongoing challenges faced by businesses, especially those in the hospitality industry, supporting our beloved local eateries becomes more crucial than ever. Here are some delightful ways to indulge in Edgewater’s culinary offerings while keeping

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Winter Weather Safety

Winter storms bring a multitude of challenges, posing risks such as car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite and heart attacks from overexertion. As winter storms unleash extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds, it becomes crucial to prioritize safety and take preventive measures. Winter storms can last for hours or several days, cutting off heat,

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Navigating Building Permits in Edgewater: A Must-Read for Residents

Before you embark on that exciting home improvement project or decide to add a new feature to your property, there’s a crucial step you shouldn’t overlook — pulling the right permits. The City of Edgewater wants to ensure that your projects comply with safety codes and zoning regulations, so here’s your go-to guide for navigating

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Edgewater’s Essential Guide to Snow Procedures

Winter is coming, and Edgewater’s snow-covered streets and walkways offer a picturesque scene. However, it’s essential to remember our responsibilities and ensure our city remains safe and accessible for everyone. So, let’s dive into the crucial things you need to know about Edgewater’s snow procedures. Avoid Shoveling Snow onto Roads: First and foremost, as tempting

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Reducing Your Carbon Footprint this Winter

Fall is in full swing, and winter is just around the corner. As temperatures drop, you may be turning on your thermostat. However, as the furnaces turn up, so does your energy and gas bill and your carbon footprint. To reduce this carbon footprint and save money on electricity bills this winter, thinking about your

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State Ballot Measures

Last year, Edgewater voters had to navigate through 14 state and county ballot questions. Fortunately, this year there are only two, both referred by the state legislature. Proposition HH is the more important of the two as it will significantly impact property taxes and Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) refunds. TABOR constitutionally limits the amount

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New History Book Delves Into Edgewater’s 120 Years Of Spirited Growth!

Edgewater has grown over the last 120+ years from unincorporated land where Denver residents would escape to enjoy looser laws around drinking and gambling to a thriving community in the heart of a large metro area. Nestled between Denver, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge, Edgewater boasts a heart and spirit much larger than its 0.7-square-mile area. 

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Altitunes Finds Harmony In Music Education

Altitunes, a Wheat Ridge-based music school, is revolutionizing the landscape of local music education with its comprehensive, science-based approach. Susie Frey and Amy Erhard, co-owners of the school, seek to combine musical education with holistic personal development. This multi-dimensional approach goes beyond the traditional scope of scales and musical notes to foster important life skills. 

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2023 Hometown Festival

It’s that time of year again! As the summer sun slowly gives way to the golden hues of fall, we’re thrilled to announce the return of our beloved Edgewater Hometown Festival. An epic day of entertainment, fun, and community spirit awaits you! Date: Saturday, Sept. 23  Venue: Citizens’ Park (24th Avenue and Benton) Time: 3

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Land Use Policy And Our Future

Edgewater 2040 ~ Planning Our Future Together is the new name of our 2023 Comprehensive Plan. The name captures the important task we have in front of us: to design a community road map that empowers Edgewater to build a more vibrant community.  The next phase of this all-encompassing comprehensive plan process will include in-depth

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Clean Streets, Happy City: The Importance Of Street Sweeping

Welcome to the beautiful City of Edgewater, where we all take pride in our picturesque surroundings. One of the essential programs that help maintain the cleanliness of our community is street sweeping completed by the Edgewater Public Works Department. From April to October, our city has a scheduled street sweeping program to keep our streets

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Strengthening The Community Through Small Businesses

The vibrancy and diversity of Edgewater’s business community makes the city a great place to live and visit. Did you know that just under 80 percent of the City of Edgewater’s revenue comes from sales tax generated through Edgewater businesses? The city does not get revenue from property tax, that goes to fire protection and

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And The Winners Are…

If you voted in the first Business Spotlight Challenge, you made history by participating in a first-of-its-kind event to stir-up community engagement about the quality of life we want to enjoy in Edgewater! Thank you for completing our Comp Plan survey and casting your vote for one of Edgewater’s 15 participating businesses. Each put in

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Spruce Up With The Healthy Tree Canopy Program

Calling all tree enthusiasts! Edgewater’s tree-tastic initiative is back, and it’s here to help you give your leafy friends the care they deserve. Say hello to the Edgewater Healthy Tree Canopy Program for 2023! If you have trees that need some love, all you need to do is hop onto the AskEdgewater app or www.EdgewaterCO.gov/AskEdgewater

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Protecting A Small Community With A Big Heart

Edgewater is a small city in the Denver metro area that faces unique policing challenges due to its proximity to neighboring areas with high crime rates. Despite these challenges, the Edgewater Police Department has successfully maintained a close-knit community atmosphere while actively addressing these issues. Chief Eric Sonstegard describes Edgewater as “The busiest town of

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Blueprint for Success: A Comp Plan Update

Edgewater has begun the process of updating the City Comprehensive Plan. The last Comprehensive Plan was completed in 2013. In 2023, we set focus on the future of Edgewater – reflecting the city’s goals and including new strategies for addressing issues that may be discovered.   What is a comp plan? A comprehensive plan (comp plan)

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Joyride With The City!

Bike to Work Day is just around the corner – so come JOYRIDE with us! The Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) annual Bike to Work Day event is Wednesday, June 28 and encourages people to bike to work instead of driving. It’s a great way to get some exercise, reduce traffic congestion and improve

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Of Property Taxes And TABOR

Every tax year I receive a few calls from taxpayers asking the County Treasurer to lower or waive their property taxes for various reasons.  County treasurers does not have the legal authority to lower property taxes or waive property taxes per state law.  The Treasurer’s Office and the state of Colorado do have programs available

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Right Plant, Right Place, Right Practice

April is Earth Month and with the start of spring and celebrations of the outdoors all month long, it’s the perfect time for many homeowners to plan their gardens and learn about sustainable landscaping techniques. To help with this, Edgewater Sustainability brought the expertise of Denver Botanic Gardens to their March Sustainability Seminar where community

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Boosting Smart Technology In Edgewater

Have you installed a smart device in your home? Perhaps you have a smart thermostat to save energy, a smart doorbell for enhanced security, or a smart speaker to enjoy your favorite tunes. These technologies can make individuals’ lives better, and the same can be done for cities. Smart cities use intelligent technology, connected devices and

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