Parker News in a Hurry - Aug. 15

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Transportation master plan in the works

The Town of Parker is having a community open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 22 in the lobby of town hall and is asking those who drive, walk, bike or ride transit in Parker to participate.

The town is developing a transportation master plan and officials are seeking input on transportation improvement ideas for key areas of Parker and transportation policies as the town continues to grow. The plan will serve as a foundation policy document that provides guidance for public officials and staff on future transportation decisions, development and capital projects. The town wants to ensure that it has a comprehensive and integrated transportation system that serves the multi-modal needs of residents, businesses and visitors.

The project team from Fehr & Peers, along with town staff, will present information to the community about focus area “key choices” based on analysis to date and previous public input. The team will also solicit feedback on possible improvements to these focus areas: Cottonwood Drive around Parker Road; Dransfeldt Road industrial area; downtown Parker; Mainstreet between Parker Road and Twenty Mile Road; area north of Salisbury Park. The TMP process will run through October. For more information, visit the project website at www.parkertransportationplan.org or contact Mary Munekata at mmunekata@parkeronline.org or 303-841-2332.

Swirls fundraiser benefits diabetes research

A fundraising event will take place at Swirls Frozen Yogurt in Parker from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 28.

A portion of the night’s proceeds will be donated to the Rocky Mountain Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on behalf of Parker resident Jake Davies, 9, to raise funds for a cure for type-1 diabetes as his team, “Bananas for Jake,” participates in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes on Sept. 8.

JDRF is the only global organization with a strategic plan to fight type-1 diabetes. Every dollar JDRF spends on research comes from donations. Check out Jake's fundraising page for more info on his personal story and a picture. Visit www.jdrf.org, click on “Donate,” then click the “Donate to a Walker” icon and type in “Jake Davies.”

Garage sale signs get council’s OK

Parker Town Council recently updated the town’s sign code to allow for “limited duration and temporary signs,” which include signs advertising garage sales.

The signs are now permitted in the right-of-way for a limited period of time under the following conditions: a maximum of four signs are permitted per residential lot; signs may only be posted beginning at noon on Thursdays through 7 p.m. on the following Sunday; signs may not exceed 5 square feet per face and 4 feet in height; signs cannot be attached to public utility poles, traffic and other directional signs, vehicles, utility boxes, fences, other structures or trees; signs cannot be placed in medians, roadways, shoulders or bike paths/lanes; they must be located 50 feet from all intersections and at least 6 feet from the edge of the roadway; signs must be located at least 10 feet from any other garage sale sign.

The Town of Parker, as a part of this program, will have garage sale signs available at town hall starting in late August. For more information on garage sale signage or other signage, call the community development department at 303-841-2332 or email planning@parkeronline.org.

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