Accepting Applications for Police Officers

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

 

POSITION:                           Town of Garden City – Police Officer

SALARY RANGE:                $40,000 – $50,000 DOE Plus Benefits

CLOSING DATE:                October 6, 2017

General Supervision: Works under the direct supervision of the Police Chief.

General Description: This is a sworn, safety-sensitive position, exercising a high degree of discretion, trust and confidence. Through the use of public safety skills and practices, the Police Officer ensures a high level of service delivery to the citizens, business owners and visitors of Garden City. The Police Officer ensures compliance with all Department and Town values, policies, procedures, rules and regulations as well as the laws of the Town and the State of Colorado.

General Statement of Duties: Responsible for community based policing in a new Police Department for a small town with a population of 234 and 60 plus businesses.

Qualifications:   Colorado P.O.S.T. Certified as a Peace Officer.

Previous experience as a Police Officer preferred but not required.

Valid Colorado Driver’s License with good driving record.

First Aid and CPR Certification required.

Application and Instructions

New Police Chief and Town Attorney Sworn In

Town Administrator Cheryl Campbell swore in the Town’s new Police Chief and the newly appointed Town Attorney at the Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.

Chief Jeremy Black has worked with Garden City in the past as a member of the Sheriff’s Office. He is setting up the new Police Department which is scheduled to begin police services on January 1, 2018.

Town Attorney Amy Penfold has also worked with Garden City and is happy to be back with the Town. Ms. Penfold works with the towns of Pierce and Kersey as well as Garden City.

Backpack Signup

Kids who live in Garden City can sign up for a free backpack filled with school supplies. Call the Town Hall at 970-351-0041 before August 17th to sign up for yours.

CO Municipal League Recognizes Garden City Mayor and Trustee

Garden City Mayor Lonelle Archuleta and Trustee Fil Archuleta were recognized at the Colorado Municipal League’s Annual Conference in June. The Archuletas received plaques commemorating their commitment to their education as elected officials.

The Colorado Municipal League (CML) believes that municipal elected officials investing time and resources to participate in educational events to increase their knowledge of municipal government and enhance their capacity to lead should be recognized. For this reason, in 1991 the CML Executive Board created an elected officials leadership training program, now known as CML’s MUNIversity.

All elected officials from member municipalities are automatically enrolled in the program, and credits accumulate automatically for each training they attend.

If you see the Archuletas, be sure to congratulate them for their accomplishments!

Community Garage Sale

Saturday, July 22 is the day to mark on your calendar for the Garden City Community Garage Sale. The Town will be advertising the event, which will officially run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., but feel free to start as early and end as late as you’d like. Residents are welcome to set up their tables in the lot across from Town Hall. We are trying to get food vendors as well and will update with that information later. We will be setting up banners at 8th Avenue and US 34 and getting a half-page advertisement in the Greeley Tribune. Please call the Town Hall at 970-351-0041 if you’d like to set up across from Town Hall or if you’d like to have your address and any special items you are selling listed in the newspaper.

June is Bike Month in Colorado

June is Bike Month. Get ready for 2017 Bike to Work Day, June 28.

BTWD-FullArt-v01Colorado is a premier bicycling state. To celebrate bicycling for transportation, fun and health, Colorado has designated each June as Bike Month. At the same time, Colorado joins a nationwide effort to encourage cycling novices and enthusiasts to experience the fun and freedom of safely riding a bike to work, school, errands and recreation.

While there will be many events around the state throughout the month, the highlight of the month is Bike to Work Day when employees leave their cars at home and enjoy bicycling to work. The number of Bike to Work Day participants has risen steadily since 1995, and due to the popularity of bicycling in Colorado that trend is expected to continue this year.

Learn more about the benefits of bicycling to work, school and errands.

Free Shredding Event on May 20th

Spring cleaning for your file cabinet, the safe and easy way. Free to Garden City residents and businesses and hosted by Matson’s Construction and the Town of Garden City. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 627 27th Street.

Not sure if you need to save those documents? Here are a few places to check:

Call the Town Hall if you have any questions: 970-351-0041

Spring Cleanup Days

You should receive your newsletter in the mail before the weekend. If you don’t, please call or visit the Town Hall and we’ll make sure you get one. Spring Cleanup Days are May 5 – 7. Dumpsters will be in the following locations:

  • 27th Street Rd across from the Town Hall
  • 7th Avenue, next to the Garden City Park
  • 6th Avenue & 26th St. at Knights of Columbus
  • 9th Ave. & 27th St. at the Kendrick’s Home

This is a free service to residents and businesses in Garden City. Please be sure to get all your garbage into the dumpsters and keep the area clean. Items that are not allowed in the dumpsters  include toxic chemicals, paint, oil, appliances containing freon (refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, etc), and batteries.

Call the Town Hall at 970-351-0041 for more information on Weld County’s Hazardous Materials collection site.

You’re Invited…

On the first and third Tuesdays every month except December, there is a Town Board Meeting. It starts at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend any time, unless the Board decides to go into an Executive Session (that’s rare). You are invited to check the agenda posted here on the website or on the marquee on the west side of the Town Hall to see if there are any issues of interest to you. There are also special meetings from time to time. You can also learn about those meetings on the website. Look for the Agenda link at the bottom of the page or listed under Documents on the right side of the page.

The Town Board consists of your Garden City neighbors. They’d love to see you and hear about your thoughts, concerns or suggestions. Don’t be shy!