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Community invited to attend emergency preparedness class
The city of Brighton’s Office of Emergency Management hosts a free emergency preparedness class for individuals and families from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. June 19, at the Brighton Police Department, 3401 E. Bromley Lane. The deadline to register is June 11.
The “Be Ready” class discusses basic emergency preparedness including planning, hazards, personal safety, hazmat/fire safety, terrorism and how to become better educated and involved within the community. Each participant will receive a first aid kit upon completion of the class.
The OEM provides planning, training, exercises and educational outreach programs related to natural and man-made disasters to assist and prepare citizens, government agencies and private/nonprofit organizations prior to, during and after a local emergency or disaster. They provide the “Be Ready Class” on a quarterly basis.
Contact Rebecca Martinez at 303-655-2316, email@example.com or visit www.brightoncert.org to register.
Seasonal reminders from city code enforcement
BRIGHTON — As it does every year, the arrival of warmer weather brings a change in daily activities and routines. City of Brighton code enforcement officers remind residents of a few local ordinances they should keep in mind during the upcoming months.
• While April showers may bring May flowers, not everything that is turning green or blooming is a welcome sight. Citizens are reminded that city ordinance requires property owners keep grass and weeds cut to a maximum height of 6 inches.
• With the snow blowers and snowmobiles winterized and pushed to the back of the garage, it’s time to break out boats and RVs. Residents should remember that these vehicles may not be parked on streets or roadways, except while being loaded or unloaded. Additionally, vehicles may not be parked on yards adjacent to the street, unless they are parked on a driveway paved with concrete, asphalt, rock or gravel, or in a side yard behind a lawfully constructed 6-foot privacy fence.
• Garage sales can be a great way to dispose of unused items rediscovered during spring cleaning. City ordinance limits garage sales to four per year per residence.
• Garage or yard sale signs may only be displayed for three days prior to the sale and must be removed the day after the sale. No signs may be posted on any public right-of-way, including utility poles and street signs. Vehicle signs are permitted if they do not contain flashing or moving elements and do not project beyond the surface of the vehicle and the vehicle is legally parked. Citizens are encouraged to use public bulletin boards located at Campbell Park (650 Southern St.), Brighton Recreation Center (555 N. 11th St.), and Platte River Ranch (Bromley Lane Entrance).
Board of education seat open
BRIGHTON — Those interested in the vacancy on the School District 27J board of education have until June 18 to turn in their applications to the school district office, 18551 E. 160th Ave.
District 7 takes in the Reunion area of Commerce City that is within the school district boundaries. The main area takes in 120th Avenue from Brighton Road east to Interstate 76 and south along the interstate to 112th Avenue. The district also takes areas between the South Platte River and Brighton Road and extends north to 123rd Avenue along Brighton Road. Call 303-655-2952.
Local charities can apply for Wells Fargo grants
DENVER – Grant applications are being accepted for the 17th annual Wells Fargo Community Assistance Fund.
Wells Fargo will contribute to more than 200 qualified community-based non-profit organizations. Eligible organizations must be a certified non profit and have an annual budget of $350,000 or less. Wells Fargo gave $4.3 million to about 1,000 organizations in our state. Applications are available at all Wells Fargo locations throughout the state and are due June 30. For additional information or to receive an application by mail, organizations can contact their local Wells Fargo branch.
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