summer before we transition to warm sweaters, fuzzy boots and hot cider.
On Sept. 13, I had the pleasure of joining our police chief, David L. Montgomery, the Board of Trustees, community members and several partner organizations for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the new police station. Located on the southeast corner of Colorado Blvd. and Sable Ave. in Firestone’s Central Park, the new police station is designed to meet the community’s current and future public safety needs. We look forward to watching this important project take shape, and we are eternally grateful to everyone involved for their ongoing commitment to the safety and security of our community. The new police station is so much more than a building. It is a testament to our collective commitment to remain vital and energized, continue to develop Firestone in meaningful ways, and always support our citizens and our police force.
Looking ahead, we have a variety of fun and festive annual events to bring the community together. We hope you’ll join us for:
Firestone Art & Music Festival | October 6, 2018, 1 to 4 p.m. | Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Ave.
The Firestone Cultural Committee is excited to partner with the Carbon Valley Regional Library to host the Firestone Art & Music Festival. The Firestone Art and Music Show will feature local artists from Firestone, Frederick, Dacono and Mead. The event is a great time to meet artists, listen to live music, have fun with children's activities and a community art project, enjoy refreshments and take part in this special event.
Halloween Safe Night | Friday, October 26, 2018, 5 to 8 p.m. | Firestone Regional Sports Complex, 6850 Tilbury Ave.
Every ghost and goblin will enjoy Halloween in a safe environment with the Firestone Police Department. This event includes carnival style games to challenge every age, a trackless train for fun rides, inflatables, food truck, safety handouts and a goody bag for attendees.
Speaking of Halloween, did you know that Firestone was ranked the top town in Colorado for trick-or-treating by USA Today in 2017, citing a 29 percent population under 14 and an average Halloween night of 49 degrees? We wish all of you a safe and happy Halloween, and look forward to seeing your superheroes, princesses and spooky costumes on the streets of Firestone on Oct. 31!
In other news, the McClure Avenue Widening Project from First Street to just east of Adams Way is underway, and remains on track for completion this Fall. Thank you for being considerate and slowing down for the men and women working on these improvements as you drive in the area.
The Town of Firestone has hired Slavin Management Consultants to assist the Board of Trustees in a conducting a search for the successful placement of a permanent Town Manager. A search was planned in advance of the hiring of interim Town Manager A.J. Krieger. Consideration will be given to Krieger as a semi-finalist in the selection process, if he elects to participate.
I wish you and your families health and happiness as we transition into Fall. As always, I can be reached at email@example.com. and appreciate your ideas and input.
Bobbi Sindelar, Mayor