There’s a Grand Avenue focus session for everyone in the community
When a topic impacts as many lives as traffic on Grand Avenue, multiple solutions and community input is needed.On July 19-21, the city of Glenwood Springs is hosting several days of focus sessions and work groups to outline the needs and opportunities of this community. To get involved, please contact one of the many volunteers who are putting their beliefs into action.• Tuesday, July 19: All meetings will be at the Glenwood Springs Community Center with consultants Dan Burden and Troy Russ. The first focus session will be from 8:30-11:30 a.m. with community government staff and political leaders. For information and to RSVP please contact Cathy Tuttle, 274-1875, firstname.lastname@example.org.A chamber of commerce and business leaders’ luncheon will be at noon. For information and to RSVP, please contact Marianne Virgili at 945-6589 or Marianne@glenwoodchamber.com.The second focus session will be at 1:30 p.m. with emergency responders: police, sheriff’s department staff, and fire and ambulance personnel. For information and to RSVP, please contact Howard Raley, 945-2920, email@example.com.At 2:30 p.m. the third focus session will take place, for individuals and groups related to schools, including school administrators, school transportation directors, PTA/PTO organizations, school board, safe kids’ coalition and local safety councils. For more information and to RSVP, please contact one of the team members: Jeremy Heiman, 384-2090, axolotl@ sopris.net; Marianne Virgili, 945-6589, Marianne@glenwoodchamber.com; Joyce Wirth, 945-5701, firstname.lastname@example.org; or John Traul, 945-8456,email@example.com.The fourth focus session, 3:30-4:30 p.m., is a meeting with health-care providers from Valley View Hospital, Glenwood Medical Associates doctors and staff, Glenwood Springs chiropractic services and insurance providers. For more information and to RSVP please contact either Nancy Reinisch, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff Fegan, email@example.com.The 6:30-9 p.m. evening workshop offers an open invitation to all concerned citizens for input on a Grand Avenue traffic-calming vision for Glenwood Springs. For more information or to RSVP, see box. • Wednesday, July 20: All meetings will be at the Glenwood Springs City Hall, Council Chambers with Dan Burden and Troy Russ.The 8:30-10 a.m. walk about on Grand Avenue with Troy Russ offers an open invitation to all concerned citizens for input on a Grand Avenue calming vision. Please meet in the front entrance of City Hall. For more information or to RSVP, see box.The 8:30-10:15 a.m. children’s charrette for community design will be led by Dan Burden. Please meet in City Hall Council Chambers. For more information or to RSVP please contact: Shelley Kaup, 945-9613, firstname.lastname@example.org.A technical briefing and brainstorming session will follow immediately after the walk about and the children’s charrette from 10:15 a.m. to noon.From 1:15-5:30 p.m. table design workshops will take place for the community. An open invitation is offered to all concerned citizens for input on a Grand Avenue traffic-calming vision for Glenwood Springs. Please meet in the front entrance of City Hall. For more information or to RSVP, see box.• Thursday, July 21: From 10 a.m. until noon, the final charrette presentation will be made, with community response and fine tuning. The consultants will make final recommendations on: 1) Grand Avenue traffic-calming vision for Glenwood Springs; 2) a prioritized list of major projects; and 3) an action plan for a pilot project. An open invitation is offered to all concerned citizens. For more information or to RSVP, see box. For additional information regarding the July 19-21 series of charrettes for a Grand Avenue traffic-calming vision, please go online to users.iglide.net/adhoc/city_council.htm. This site also contains newly recommended Glenwood Springs street standards and traffic-calming policies.
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