Message from the Mayor - March 26
Dear Residents and Businesses of Greenwood Village,
The health and safety of the Greenwood Village community is our highest priority as we all work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As your Mayor, I would like to provide you with some important information and resources related to this rapidly evolving pandemic. I hope this information is helpful to you and your family. Please let us know how you are doing and if there is other information you need from the Village to help you and your family get through this public health crisis.
- Stay-At-Home Orders for Greenwood Village, State. The Governor, has issued a Stay-At-Home Public Order, effective from March 26 at 6 a.m. until April 11th at 11:59 p.m.
The Governor’s Order requires that everyone in the State stay at their place of residence, and that they make every effort possible to conduct only essential activities necessary to maintain health and well-being, such as getting groceries, obtaining medical supplies or medication, and/or engaging in outdoor activities like walking, hiking or running while following other social distancing practices. Work to provide essential business and government services or perform essential public infrastructure construction, including housing, is also permitted.
Under these Orders, our parks will remain open for walking, biking, hiking and running; however; playgrounds, golf courses (including disc golf courses), basketball courts, tennis courts, pickleball courts, and picnic areas will be closed.
We cannot stress enough how vital this is that every resident of Greenwood Village, including teenagers and young adults of every household, comply with the Governor’s Orders and continue to practice social distancing and reducing any gatherings to no more than 4 people. This will help flatten the curve, save lives, and get us back to our daily routines. To view the Governor’s Order, please visit Covid19.colorado.gov. For general questions about COVID-19, call CO-HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, or email . You may also call 2-1-1 or 1-866-760-6489.
- Support our Village restaurants by using Go Greenwood To Go. We have created a list of establishments that continue to offer takeout, delivery or curbside services. You can find the list on our Website. We are constantly updating this resource for your convenience.
There are a number of Greenwood Village businesses that have been deemed essential. They are open and providing service. I encourage everyone to please support all GV businesses during this time. Many of them are creating unique ways to continue to provide services while adhering to safe practices.
- Senior Grocery Shopping Assistance Available. Arapahoe County Senior Resources staff is available to do grocery shopping or prescription pick up for seniors who are unable to get out due to transportation or health issues. They do not have to be regular clients of the programs. For more information, please call 303-738-8080. You may have to leave a voicemail but they are checking messages throughout the day. You can also visit Arapahoegov.com and DRCOG.org, for a multitude of senior services and providers.
- Greenwood Village Website. Staff has created a designated Web page on our Village Website that includes a wealth of information and resources for both citizens and businesses. This site is being updated as information becomes available. We encourage you to visit the site for additional information and links to resources and other websites that may be helpful to you. Some additional sites you may find helpful: Colorado COVID-19, Tri-County Health Department, CDC.
- Essential Village services continue to be provided by staff. If you have questions or need assistance from a department, please call City Hall’s main number: 303-773-0252; for emergencies, please call 911, access the department directory or email. Access to City facilities are limited to only employees until at least April 17. This includes, but is not limited to, public business and activities at City Hall (including Municipal Court) and our Maintenance Facility. Please note the Curtis Center for the Arts facility is temporarily closed.
- Trash and Recycling services will continue to be collected per the normal schedule for all single- family households of Greenwood Village. However, during this time, all trash and recycling will need to be placed inside a trash or recycling container for it to be collected. Republic Services will not be accepting any items such as trash bags or boxes that are not placed inside the designated containers. Republic has offered an additional 96-gallon trash cart, at no charge, for residents who need the extra container in order to minimize extra items placed out for collection. Residents interested in obtaining an additional trash container can either call or email Public Works at 303-708-6100. Please make sure to continue placing your carts curbside on the day of pickup and returning all carts to the garage or your screened area on the same day.
- Building permits and inspection changes. Interim procedures have been implemented beginning March 23, 2020 for approximately 30-days (or longer, if necessary). Please visit the Village Website or call Community Development at 303-486-5783 for details on these changes.
- Public Meetings Will be Conducted Remotely. City Council, Boards, and Commission meetings will be conducted by remote participation until further notice. When any of the public meetings of the Village are conducted by remote participation, public comment is limited to written comments. Written comments may be emailed to the City Clerk for City Council or Community Development for Planning and Zoning Commission or Board of Adjustments and Appeals by 5:50 p.m. the day of the meeting. The Mayor or Chair will read into the record the public comments received. Audio web streaming for the remote meetings are available on the Village Website.
The upcoming weeks will remain challenging as we work together as a nation and Village to combat the virus and protect the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors. It is so important that we all work together. Please make sure to continue to check in on the people in your lives, including the neighbor down the street that may be alone or not have family near. If you need help with a welfare check in Greenwood Village, please call the Police Department at 303-773-2525. Should you need assistance from me, please feel free to email me.
Mayor George E. Lantz