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A family friendly community

April 2011

President................Ron Brink Vice Pres…Karen Padrevita Treasurer…....Sandy Inglis Recorder..............Jean Henke

Publisher/Advertising…….......Jean Henke, Forget-Me-Not Publishing, 13143 Hadar Dr., Littleton, CO. 80124, 3roses@ix.netcom.com...............

Guest Editor for this issue…… Ron Brink Adopt-A-Trail/Clean-Up Director…………..Ron Brink Acres Green School Advisor Council Rep. ……………..…Ron Brink Membership Director…..Alyce Reichardt

Senior Activities Director .........Kathy Koch 232 Dianna Dr., Littleton, CO 80124

Social Activities Annual Neighborhood Garage sale John LeMoine……………….. 4th of July Children’s parade organizer Karen Padrevita………. .

South Suburban Representation Director.............Pat Perlinger

Welcome Committee Director.......Karen Padrevita

E-mail officers through the

Official Website: Acresgreen.org

To establish a neighborhood watch on your block contact the Douglas County Sher- iff’s department at 303-660-7505.

AGHOA Meeting: Date: Thurs. April 21, 2011 Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: South Metro Fire Station

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By Ron Brink

STOP THE PRESSES! As you will read below, the original intent of my article was to rant and rave about how we were not be- ing heard by the Douglas County School Board regarding the pro- posed ground installation of solar panels at the school. We even had a strategy meeting to decide what plan of action we should take be- cause it appeared no one was lis- tening. BUT through the efforts of several outstanding and con- cerned residents in our communi- ty, working the phones and emails, some progress has been made, so for now we have “called off the dogs” so to speak.

We received word that the Douglas County School Board has agreed to postpone the hear- ing until April 25. We hope that we may be able to have a meeting with them to discuss the entire issue; our concerns, our objec- tions and hopefully a solution that

works for all parties. But just in case you were wondering what I had to say originally, read on….

SOLAR – The greatest thing since sliced cheese (I hate cheese). Before anyone starts calling me and telling me that I should not be against solar energy

  • STOP. I absolutely think it is

the wave of the future and a very important part of the effort to wean us off oil. But let’s say oil was the wave of the future – does that mean we should build an oil derrick or better yet a gasoline station at the corner of Acres Green Drive and Maximus Drive? Oh, even better, so you think nu- clear fusion is the newest best thing – so how about we build a nuclear reactor on the corner?

That is the crux of the issue – because we love solar and it is so clean, let’s put it on the corner. Oh, and by the way, whether it is solar panels, an oil derrick, gas station or a nuclear reactor, we

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Acres Green Neighborhood Garage Sale

June 11 & 12. See details on how to get your sale advertised on page 4

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