Posted 1/16/13

Willett appointed as interim city manager Public Works Director David Willett was appointed interim city manager for the city of Northglenn starting …

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Willett appointed as interim city manager

Public Works Director David Willett was appointed interim city manager for the city of Northglenn starting Jan. 1. He will serve in that position until a permanent candidate is hired.

Willett has been with the city for four years – since May 2009. The Public Works Department is one of the largest in the city, encompassing 70 full-time employees with a budget of nearly $20 million when including the capital improvement budget. Previous city manager Bill Simmons retired on Dec. 31. He had been with Northglenn since Nov. 10, 2008.

A search for a replacement for Simmons started in October. A list of finalists was published on Nov. 21 and public interviews were conducted at the Dec. 3 City Council meeting. Council decided not to hire someone from that candidate pool and has put out a call for more applications. That stage of the process will end Jan. 25.

According to Colorado law and the City Charter, a list of finalists for any executive position must be made publicly available 14 days before any candidate can be hired. After that list is published, interviews with the finalists will be held in an open meeting.

Work under way for Grange Hall
Creek improvements

Construction is well under way for the Grange Hall Creek drainage improvements and pedestrian underpass. Work currently includes relocation of utility lines, creek channel stability improvements and erosion control.

Starting this month and running through July, construction will require lane closures on Washington Street. There will be one lane closed (and one lane kept open) in each direction at all times. Traffic will be shifted to the opposite side of the road of where work is taking place. During this time, crews will be constructing the drainage culverts and the pedestrian underpass. Alternate routes are advised.

Construction on Grange Hall Creek started in late October 2012 and is expected to continue through September of 2013.

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City plans street work for the year

During its Jan. 7 study session, City Council gave the go-ahead for staff to bid out four, possibly, five street projects. The total for the five projects, at an estimated cost of $403,725; however, there is only $342,000 budgeted for the 2013 Residential Program.

Staff said the bids may be less than estimated because of competitive bid pricing, so the West 99the Avenue project may still be possible this year. The street projects are mill and overlay on East 112th Place from Irma Drive to Claude Court, approximately $80,400; edge plane and overlay on East 119th Place from Sylvia Drive to Irma, approximately $80,415; edge plane and overlay on West 100th Place from Huron Street to Melody Drive, approximately $70,110; mill and overlay on West 99th Avenue from Huron to Melody, approximately $109,800; and mill and overlay Claire Circle from Claire Lane to Claire Lane, approximately $63,000.

The streets segments identified for improvements were chosen based on the Pavement Condition Index (PCI) data collected in 2010. The PCI system was developed by the Army Corp of Engineers and is a statistical measure based on a visual survey value of the pavement with a value between 0 to 100.

Missoula presents ‘Blackbeard the Pirate’

The Missoula Children’s Theatre will perform “Blackbeard the Pirate” for two shows on Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, 11801 Community Center Drive. Call 303-450-8800 to reserve tickets. Prices are $7 for students and seniors and $8 for adults.


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