CenCON January Meeting
Arapahoe County Sheriff (ACSO)
• A Coffee with a Cop is being planned for the east side of Centennial in Feb. The date hasn’t been finalized, yet.
• The ACSO will begin a new program called Offer Up. If you buy & sell on sites such as Craigs List, where you must meet each other to exchange goods and money, you may do so at ACSO HQ & other locations. When ACSO finishes wiring the parking lots with more lighting and cameras the info will go out on NextDoor. This creates safe place to meet.
Arapahoe Library District (ALD)
• Southglenn, Smoky Hill and Sheridan libraries feature Digital Media Stations that are available to library users and the public to digitize older media: VHS tapes, 8mm/Super8 film reels, audio cassettes, vinyl records, 35mm slides, film negative strips, and photos. 3 hour time slots are available by appointment via the Reserve a Space tab on our website or by calling 303-LIBRARY. Those who would like a staff overview of the station are able to make a request via the Ask-a-Librarian link on the website or by calling 303-LIBRARY. Patrons utilizing the digitization services will want to bring a flash drive or CD/DVD to store their files.
• ALD also has VCRs to borrow.
City of Centennial
• The City is doing 2 Corridor studies: Colorado Blvd., County Line to Orchard for safety & transportation and University Blvd. for economic development/revitalization. Smoky Hill Rd. may be undertaken later in the year. The southeast corner of Arapahoe & Yosemite is also being studied. There are multiple property owners and lots of infrastructure upgrades are needed.
US Census 101 Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA)
• DOLA presented a powerful PowerPoint presentation on the 2020 Census. Some very important facts to share.
o There will be no requests for extremely personal information. o Census info is not shared in any way, just the count, not with the City, the County, to State, or the feds beyond the Census.
o There is no citizenship question (No social security number is requested.). If you have too many people in your home, no one will find out. There are huge penalties if any census taker shares any info.
o There are only about 10 questions and everyone needs to be counted. Federal money to our State, County, and City depends on an accurate count.
o About mid-March, everyone should get a letter from the Census indicating ways people can complete the form. There will be an online option. If the form is not completed a census taker will have to come to your door!
o Scams are already showing up. Make sure you only pay attention to items with an official logo. The last 2 weeks of March, the online form will go live. Census Bureau won’t contact anyone by phone or email until after end of April and only if an address doesn’t complete the form. There will be a phone number to call if you think something is spam.