County Files Lawsuit Related to Airport Noise Monitoring
The Adams County Board of Commissioners filed a lawsuit today against the City and County of Denver (Denver). The legal action, filed in Jefferson County District Court, relates to noise monitoring as dictated by the original 1988 Intergovernmental Agreement between Adams County and Denver.
Adams County contends that insufficient methods of measuring noise violations are being used by Denver to evaluate the impact of noise on residences in Adams County. Despite months of negotiations, and multiple extensions of a tolling agreement between parties, Denver has not agreed to comply with the measuring system required by the 1988 agreement.
“We tried everything to avoid having to go down this road, but our residents elected us to advocate on their behalf and to protect agreements in place prior to our arrival,” said Board Chair Mary Hodge. “Denver got their airport while moving the noise impacts associated with an airport out of their city and into our municipalities. We have to make sure they’re sticking with the spirit and language of that original pact.”
The original 1988 agreement outlines the use of monitoring stations, not noise modeling. The lawsuit contends Denver had actual knowledge that a noise modeling system being used by Denver understates the actual noise exposure to residents of Adams County.
“Before we can discuss the impact of noise and the potential violations, we have to ensure the data we are all evaluating is accurate and verifiable information,” said Commissioner Hodge. “Our hope is to continue discussions with our partners in Denver to find a resolution that satisfies our commitment to residents while avoiding lengthy and costly litigation.”
DENVER — Today, Governor Jared Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until midnight August 4, 2022, in honor of the passing of U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski from Indiana, as directed by President Biden. Governor Polis fondly remembers his time serving with Rep. Walorski in the United States Congress and expresses personal feelings and condolences to friends, families, and colleagues.
Adams County, in partnership with Westminster Public Schools, is proud to announce Westminster Public Schools has been approved to act as a Local Coordinating Organization (LCO) for Adams County and provide universal pre-K and support in the early childhood development sector. The new Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC) approved the application earlier this week.
Adams County will host approximately 3,000 attendees for the NACo annual conference at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center July 20 – 24.
DENVER — Governor Jared Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until sunset, July 9, 2022 as a mark of respect for the victims of the acts of violence perpetrated on July 4, 2022 by a gunman at a 4th of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois as proclaimed by President Biden.
The text of the President’s proclamation reads:
Riverdale Animal Shelter, like many shelters in the Denver Metro area, has been taking in a higher number of animals this year. To help more adoptable pets at their shelter find loving homes, adoption fees will be waived for pets six months and older Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 2.
Prost! Craft Brewing is moving their headquarters to Northglenn. With support from Adams County Commissioners and many community partners, this economic development investment will support the revitalization of the Northglenn Marketplace and will be an exciting place for the community to gather.
Prost will not only provide a local entertainment venue, it will bring more jobs to Northglenn and Adams County.
Celebrated Colorado grower Bob Sakata, 96, died June 7. Bob was a pillar in the community of Brighton and a long time farmer in the area.
Did you capture a great photo in Adams County? It could be featured on an Adams County traffic signal box or in our Adams County publications and website.
This competition is open to all Adams County residents, and photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. We are looking for beautiful images captured within the county with an emphasis on landscape and urban settings. You can submit as many high-resolution photographs as you would like. Photographs captured at seven megapixels or larger are required.
At a special public hearing on Friday, June 3, the Adams County Board of Commissioners appointed Noel Bernal as County Manager.
Bernal comes from the City of Brownsville, Texas, where he has served as City Manager since 2018. He will start with the county on Monday, Aug. 8.
DENVER — Today, Governor Jared Polis ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff beginning immediately until sunset, July 9, 2022 as a mark of respect for the victims of the acts of violence perpetrated on July 4, 2022 by a gunman at a 4th of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois as proclaimed by President Biden.
The text of the President’s proclamation reads: