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Thursday, September 15, 2022
This e-newsletter is designed to provide information regarding city programs and services, and those of its agency partners. The Littleton City Council and staff encourage supporting Littleton businesses and community programs.

In this issue...

HazMat Roundup Returns September 17 and 24

unloading box of industrial bottles from back of carLooking to safely dispose of hazardous waste materials like used motor oil, lawn and garden chemicals, or electronic devices? The next Household HazMat Roundup & Electronics Recycling Event is coming up!

Materials recycling is available to residents of the cities of Littleton, Englewood, Sheridan, and Columbine Valley only. Equipment/office recycling is available to both residents and businesses. A co-payment will be collected for the different types of materials; cash or check only. Proof of residency is required.

Saturday, September 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, September 24, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Englewood Service Center, 2800 South Platte River Drive in Englewood (on the east side of the South Platte River).

Click here for more info about the Household HazMat Roundup.

Support Littleton Police K-9s at Two Dog Night

Two Dog Night Beer Fest poster with event details below two featured characters of German Shepherd dogs with cool sunglasses reflecting red, white, and blue colors.Friends of Littleton K-9 present Two Dog Night, a celebration to support the Littleton Police Department’s K-9 officer program. The $30 admission includes two on-tap beers or non-alcoholic beverages, a K-9 “swag bag,” and parking in the lot at Reinke Bros. The event will feature music by DJ Sean, and food from Big Belly Brothers BBQ.

When: 2 to 10 p.m., Wednesday, September 21.

Where: Jackass Hill Brewery, 2409 West Main Street, Littleton.

Click here for more information or to buy tickets to Two Dog Night.

Littleton Names New Human Resources Director

portrait photo of Tracy HookerTracy Hooker has been named the City of Littleton’s new Human Resources Director, effective October 10. Hooker’s 14-year career in human resources includes numerous leadership roles in the University of Colorado system, most recently a position as assistant vice president of human resources.

Hooker earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education, both from Colorado State University.

“I grew up in the Littleton area and am very excited for the opportunity to bring my skills and experience to a community I’m so passionate about in the HR Director role,” Hooker said. “I’m truly looking forward to working with all of the amazing people of the City of Littleton and seeing what we can accomplish together.”

Santa Fe Traffic Study Completed

Littleton and several partner agencies have concluded a groundbreaking study planning the future of Santa Fe Drive, identifying several short, medium, and long-term projects to improve the corridor.

The Santa Fe Drive Action Plan, formerly called the Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study, was a two-year effort to holistically examine traffic conditions and solutions along Santa Fe Drive from C-470 to I-25. The project was led by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), with collaboration from the cities of Littleton, Denver, Sheridan, and Englewood, as well as Arapahoe and Douglas counties. The bulk of the funding was provided by a federal grant, with Littleton contributing $250,000.

The Action Plan was developed with substantial public outreach and data analysis. The report concluded with recommendations for improvement projects along the 11-mile corridor and adjacent trail and light rail systems.

Two near-term projects are already under design in Littleton, with funding provided by CDOT: an access control and safety improvements project at the Santa Fe Drive/Crestline Avenue intersection, and a safety, capacity, and multimodal improvements project associated with the Santa Fe Drive/Prince Street intersection.

The final step in the Action Plan is to spend the remainder of the funding on Phase 2, beginning design on several of the other near-term and longer-term projects. This phase includes three projects within Littleton, including a multimodal improvement at the Mineral Light Rail Station, an evaluation of congestion mitigation alternatives at the Santa Fe Drive/Bowles Avenue intersection, and a C-470 to Mineral Avenue trail alignment analysis.

A city council study session has been scheduled for October 11, where the project management team will present final outcomes of the project.

LPS Seeks Feedback on Future of East Elementary

facade of east elementary school, littleton co with old growth trees surrounding entrance.Littleton Public Schools (LPS) is kicking off a series of community meetings to discuss the future of the East Elementary School building, part of plans to turn the building into a community center serving northeast Littleton.

East Elementary closed in 2021 as Littleton Public Schools works toward consolidating the school on the campus of nearby Moody Elementary School.

The first of four community meetings will be held Wednesday, September 21. Dinner and childcare will be provided. Future meetings will be held October 5, October 26, and November 9.

When: Dinner 5 to 5:30 p.m., meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 21.

Where: East Elementary School, 5933 South Fairfield Street, Littleton

Click here for more information about upcoming public meetings regarding East Elementary School.

Last Call for Littleton Calendar Photography Contest

Time is running out to submit photos for the annual calendar photo contest! Winners will see their photos included in the 2023 Littleton Calendar and Annual Report, distributed citywide in December.

Each photographer may submit up to five photos. Winners receive $25, 10 calendars, and publicity via news releases and distribution of approximately 7,500 calendars to the community.

The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Friday, September 23.

Click here for guidelines to submit to the calendar photo contest.
image of photo contest for calendar, reiterating deadline sept 23, 2022.

Businesses: Littleton Wants to Hear from You

stylized graphic of small group of presumed business owners discussing issues, against background of main street style building facades.
Littleton business owners or managers are invited to complete the 2022 Business Survey to help the City of Littleton better understand what services are most important to businesses. The surveys have been held every two years since 2012, and results are used to better align city services and programs with the needs of local businesses. The survey will be open through Monday, September 26.

Littleton business owners and managers: click here to take the 2022 Business Survey.

South Suburban Seeks Community Input on Mary Carter Greenway

South Suburban Parks and Recreation (SSPR) District is seeking input from community members for a study on the Mary Carter Greenway, the trail that runs alongside the South Platte River.

The Mary Carter Greenway offers access to parks and playgrounds, a nature center, shopping, dining, and much more. This study will help ensure the trail is safe, comfortable, and has the capacity to provide the amenities users desire.

image of people walking and biking on trail outside, with graphic place icon and type stating "your ideas needed" and name of Mary Carter Greenway belowResidents are invited to share their input by placing pins with ideas on an interactive online map. Comments concerning connection improvements, safety concerns, amenities, bottlenecks, and more are welcome. SSPR will collect comments and information until October 2022.

Click here to participate in the Mary Carter Greenway study.

Final 2022 Little Jam Concert Will Rock Sterne Park September 24

Have you ever wondered: "What would it sound like if Stevie Nicks joined Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers?"poster with concert details including title Summer Concert Series, website below, and LittleJam icon of instrument and music notes

Well, wonder no more. The Petty Nicks Experience will rock Littleton's last Little Jam concert of the year, with a free performance at Sterne Park on Saturday, September 24.

Food trucks will be on site, and beer and wine will be for sale. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair, and anyone who likes to groove!

When: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Saturday, September 24

Where: Sterne Park, 5800 South Spotswood Street, Littleton

Click here for more info about the Petty Nicks Experience at Little Jam.

51st Friends Craft Fair Returns to Ketring Park October 1

photo of sunny day with tents on grass and people walking and browsing various displays setup in the shade of each tent.The annual Friends Craft Fair returns on October 1, bringing hundreds of artisans and vendors to Ketring Park, offering visitors an opportunity to find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts!

The fair, now in its 51st year, is hosted by the Friends of the Littleton Library and Museum. The fair includes more than 250 booths, as well as food and drink vendors. There is no charge for admission. Proceeds help support Bemis Public Library and the Littleton Museum.

When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 1

Where: Ketring Park, 6000 South Gallup Street, Littleton (just north of the Littleton Museum)

Click here for more information about the Friends Craft Fair.

Happening at Bemis Library
Exterior of library from front

Drop-In Discovery Art
Explore different art materials and techniques in the Children's Room. The library will provide materials and inspiration, and kids can work through the process of creating an original piece of art. For preschool to grade 5. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 17.

Banned Books Craft
Celebrate the freedom to read with a t-shirt of a banned book, buttons featuring words that someone doesn't want read, and other crafts that stand against censorship. For ages 10 and up. Saturday, September 17 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Click here to register for Banned Books Craft.

Virtual Author Talk: Simon Winchester
A conversation with prolific British-American writer, journalist, and consummate adventurer Simon Winchester. Winchester is a New York Times best-selling author with an omnibus of more than 30 titles. Presented by the Library Speakers Consortium. For all ages. 12 to 1 p.m., Tuesday, September 20.

Click here to register for the Virtual Author Talk.

Bemis Public Library will be closed for staff development on
Friday, November 11.
Littleton is Hiring
This week's featured jobs:

Police Officer Recruit (Non-POST Certified) The Littleton Police Department has an entry level opening for a non-POST certified Police Officer. The Littleton Police Department is a CALEA-accredited law enforcement agency. This is a great opportunity to join a law enforcement agency that cares deeply for its officers and provides the best in training opportunities and work life balance.

Library Assistant, Youth Services (Part Time) The division of Youth Services offers reading programs and activities for children and teens including the Teen Deck with games, gadgets and activities specifically designed for middle and high school ages. The Library Assistant will furnish a high quality and variety of customer services to library users: answer reference questions and reader’s advisory questions for customers; provide assistance to library patrons in locating information and materials; and instructing patrons how to use library resources, including electronic resources and digital content.

Library Assistant Substitute (Adult Services) The Bemis library has an opening for Library Assistant Substitutes in the Adult Services Division  . The Library Assistant furnishes a high quality and variety of customer services to library users: answers reference questions and reader’s advisory questions for customers, provides assistance to library patrons in locating information and materials, and instructs patrons how to use library resources, including electronic resources and digital content.

Visit the City of Littleton careers page to view all current job openings.

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