Denver Wastewater Rates to Increase
Area residents will see their storm and sanitary sewer rates increase as a result of action taken by the Denver City Council in June. The average residential customer will pay roughly $23 more per year for the next five years for storm and sanitary bills combined. Denver’s storm and sanitary bill rates are currently about $100 lower than the average for other larger Colorado cities. With these proposed rate changes, Denver would be about $60 below the average in 2017, when the first full year of the rate change takes effect.
Despite these statistics, the rate increase proposal generated significant controversy and public comment from those opposed to the Platte to Park Hill Stormwater Systems program. Opponents believe the project facilitates CDOT’s plan to widen I-70 in central Denver east of I-25. They also decry the impact of the project on the City Park golf course where a large detention pond would be constructed in an area currently occupied by the clubhouse.
RTD Commuter Rail: B Line to Open July 25
A second commuter rail line will open for passenger service on July 25: the “B” line extending six miles from Denver Union Station to the Westminster station at W. 69th Avenue and Grove Street. The 11-minute ride will be offered every 30 minutes during peak hours (6-9 am and 3-6pm, Monday through Friday, and every 60 minutes during non-peak hours). The B line will eventually extend to Longmont and Boulder when funding becomes available.
Free Summer Meals to All Youth ages 18 and Younger
Meals will be provided to all children ages one to eighteen without charge and without discrimination regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Locations shown are in or near the Front Porch distribution area. Meals are served Monday – Friday except July 4.
Denver Rec Center locations sponsored by Denver’s Office of Children’s Affairs. For more sites visit denvergov.org/YouthEatFree or call 1.855.4626.
Hiawatha Davis Recreation Center
3334 Holly St. June 6 – Aug 19;
M-F 9:30 – 10:30am; 4-6pm
Montclair Recreation Center
729 Ulster St; Jun 6 – Aug 19;
Montbello Recreation Center
15555 E. 53rd Ave; Jun 6 – Aug 19;
M-F 11:30 – 1pm
Denver Public Schools locations sponsored by DPS Food & Nutrition Services in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture). For more sites visit http://foodservices.dpsk12.org. Adults can purchase lunch for $3.00 at school and $3.25 to go. Breakfast is $2.25 for adults.
DSST –Conservatory Green
8499 E. Stoll Place; Jun 10 – Aug10 8am – 8:30am; 11am – 12pm
2950 Jasmine St.; Jun 6 – Jul 15;
8am – 8:30am; 11 – 11:30am
Isabella Bird Community School
2701 N. Lima St.; Jun 6 – Jul 22;
8 – 9am; 11am – 12pm
1151 Newport St; Jun13 – Jul 8;
8:15 – 8:45am; 11:45am – 12:30pm
Northfield High School
5500 Central Park Blvd; Jun 7 – Jul 22; 7:15 – 8am; 12 – 12:30pm
2940 Dexter St; Jun 13 – Jul 22 8 – 8:45am; 11am – 12:15pm