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Thursday, September 22, 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...

Santa Fe Traffic Study Completed 
The Santa Fe Planning and Environmental Linkages Study undertaken by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), City and County of Denver, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, and the cities of Littleton, Sheridan, and Englewood is now complete and is scheduled for a study session report to the Littleton City Council October 11. 

There are a couple of "early action" projects (already funded through CDOT grants) identified in the report slated for Littleton, including an access control and safety improvement project at the Santa Fe Drive/Crestline Avenue intersection; and a safety, capacity, and multi-modal project associated with the Santa Fe Drive/Prince Street intersection.

Longer-term projects recommended in the report for Littleton include improvements to the Mineral Avenue Light Rail Station, a congestion mitigation project at Santa Fe Drive/Bowles Avenue, and a C470 to Mineral Avenue trail alignment analysis. More information on these project concepts will be presented at the study session.

As one of the stakeholder communities, Mayor Kyle Schlachter signed a letter supporting the report and recommendations.
Household HazMat Roundup Ends September 24 
Looking to safely dispose of hazardous waste materials like used motor oil, lawn and garden chemicals, or electronic devices? The last Household HazMat Roundup & Electronics Recycling Event for the year 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.

When: Saturday, September 24, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 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. 
Last Little Jam is this Saturday 
Have you ever wondered: "What would it sound like if Stevie Nicks joined Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers?"

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 information about the Petty Nicks Experience at Little Jam.
Traffic Signal and Intersection Improvements Coming this Fall 
The City of Littleton Public Works staff will begin construction on the first phase of the Traffic Signal Improvement Project starting in mid October. The city’s contractor, Sturgeon Electric, will replace aging traffic signal equipment, as well as upgrade existing sidewalks and ramps for ADA compliance. Intersections that will be affected will be Broadway and Powers, Broadway and Orchard/Broadmoor, and Bowles and Coventry/Lupine. Construction will primarily focus on one intersection at a time, however, crews may overlap work on the next location. Construction is expected to last until early winter and will involve periodic lane closures and some night work. Contact the city’s Project Manager with any questions at
Friends Craft Fair October 1 
The annual Friends Craft Fair returns 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 (just north of the Littleton Museum)

Click here for more information about the Friends Craft Fair.
Residents Invited to Community Meeting with City Council Members 
Residents are invited to attend a community meeting with City Council Members Pam Grove and Gretchen Rydin on Saturday, October 1. The interactive meeting will include small-group discussions to ensure residents have the opportunity to connect with neighbors, business owners, and local leaders. 

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, October 1
Where: Downstairs meeting room, Bemis Public Library, 6014 South Datura Street

Click here to RSVP for the community meeting.
Judge Feldman Honored at City Council Meeting
Littleton Mayor Kyle Schlachter presented a handmade gavel to Municipal Judge Ethan Feldman at the September 20 city council meeting. Judge Feldman announced in July his intention to retire on September 30. Mayor Schlachter said, "We want to acknowledge and honor your amazing work in Littleton, the community you call home, a place where you work and raised a family, and where you will now retire. The community is better for having had you in this position."
Bridge House to Assist Homeless in Tri-Cities Area
Bridge House, a Boulder-based 501c3 organization that provides leading-edge programs for adults experiencing homelessness, announced the purchase of a building at 4675 South Windermere Street in Englewood for expansion of its Ready to Work Program. The 13,150 square-foot building will offer one year of paid employment in Bridge House-owned social enterprises, dormitory-style housing, and case management support as a pathway to independence. The new Ready to Work Englewood Program will accommodate up to 50 adults at any given time and mainly serve the Tri-Cities area of Englewood, Sheridan, and Littleton. The site could also potentially host a Navigation Services Center where centralized services and resources will be offered to all people who are unhoused.
Littleton Mayor Kyle Schlachter expressed his support for the venture. "Together with our partners at Arapahoe County, Sheridan, and Englewood, we'll be able to achieve many of the components identified in the Tri-Cities Homelessness Action Plan that we simply could not achieve on our own," Schlachter said. "This new location will aid in providing services to dozens of people each year in the south metro area," he added.
Renovations of the building will begin immediately with plans to open in the summer of 2023. Bridge House estimates serving approximately 200 unhoused clients per year.
South Metro Denver Chamber to Host Workforce Development Showcase September 24 
Join the South Metro Denver Chamber (SMDC) and several Littleton businesses for the Workforce Development Showcase Wednesday, September 28. The event will feature a lineup of K-12 educators, college and university administrators, workforce business executives and more discussing critical topics impacting employment.

Panelists and presenters from Littleton include Arapahoe Community College, Breckenridge Brewery, Express Employment Professionals, and Littleton Public Schools. 

Per a special agreement with the Chamber, Littleton businesses are invited to attend at the member rate of $90 per ticket.

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, September 28
Where: Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight, 13005 Wings Way, Englewood, CO 80112

Click here for more information about the SMDC Workforce Development Showcase.
Encore Career Fair 
Job seekers age 40 and older are invited to attend the Encore Career Fair Wednesday, October 5, hosted by Arapahoe/Douglas Works.

For those looking to continue on the same career path or find something new, multiple local employers will be on site with exciting opportunities. 

When: 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, October 5
Where: CentrePoint Plaza, 14980 East Alameda Avenue, Aurora, CO 80012

Click here for more information or to register for the Encore Career Fair.
Southbridge Park Dedication 
Celebrate the new improvements to Southbridge Park, including a new playground, shade pavilion, baseball field, and basketball court. Bring your detective skills for a scavenger hunt and enjoy free snacks and giveaways. 

When: 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, September 26 
Where: Southbridge Park, 7791 South Windermere Street, Littleton  
Town Hall Arts Center Fall Season Kicks off 
Town Hall Arts Center is launching its 40th season with a beloved movie-musical-turned-stage-musical. Xanadu, a stage adaption of the cult-classic film starring the late Olivia Newton John is about a handsome, dimwitted street artist who is visited by the Greek muse, Clio. Clio comes down from Mount Olympus, disguised in legwarmers, roller-skates, and of course sporting an iconic Australian accent to provide a little divine inspiration (and a lot of divine ’80s tunes). Xanadu plays Littleton’s historic Town Hall Arts Center through October 16. 
Happening at Bemis Public Library
Exterior of library from front
Water in Colorado with Active Minds 
Population growth, climate change, urbanization and other factors have put increasing pressure on a finite resource. Competing water interests have affected Colorado’s history for over 100 years. The legal right to divert and use water in Colorado has been debated, legislated, and litigated since before the time of statehood in 1876. Join Active Minds to understand Colorado's water history, the current challenges—including the drought in California—and what the future holds for use of this precious resource. For adults of all ages. Monday, September 26 from 2-3 p.m.

Virtual Author Talk: Hernan Diaz 
An afternoon with Pulitzer Prize finalist and PEN/Faulkner Award winner Hernan Diaz. Diaz’s new book Trust puts competing narratives into conversation with one another—and in tension with the perspective of one woman bent on disentangling fact from fiction. The result is a novel that spans over a century and becomes more exhilarating with each new revelation. Presented by the Library Speakers Consortium, for all ages. Registration is required. Call 303-795-3961 or click here to register
Littleton is Hiring
This week's featured jobs:

Temporary Pool – Business Support 
The City of Littleton is seeking applicants to join the Temporary Business Support Pool. Appointments may be made at the Business Support Assistant or Business Support Specialist level depending on department needs and budget availability. Those eligible for the Temporary Pool may be contacted periodically to determine their availability for various Temporary Business Support assignments throughout the city. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience and get to know the city team! 

Library Assistant Substitute (Adult Services)
The Bemis Library Adult Services Division has an opening for a Library Assistant Substitute to work variable hours including weekdays, evenings, and weekends. This position serves as part of a substitute pool and allows for flexible scheduling. Weekends and some evenings are required for this role. 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. The Library Assistant Substitute position is a great opportunity to get immersed in library work and become a part of the Bemis Library team. 

Police Officer Recruit (Non-POST Certified)
The Littleton Police Department (LPD) has an entry level opening for a non-POST certified Police Officer to join the accomplished and professional organization. The LPD is a CALEA accredited law enforcement agency and is proud of its highly trained officers and staff for consistently achieving full accreditation. 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.
Visit the City of Littleton careers page to view all current job openings.

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