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December 2016
Visit Santa this Saturday
Santa Claus is taking a break from toy making to visit children in Highlands Ranch Saturday, Dec. 10. He will be sitting in his little red house at the corner of Broadway and Plaza Dr. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. anxiously waiting to talk with kids about their holiday wishes.
 
Santa visits are free and open to all. Parents are encouraged to bring their own camera to capture the moment.

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Metro District Office Building, 62 W. Plaza Dr., Highlands Ranch
Cost: FREE
Recycle your used kitchen oil

Tis the season for fried turkeys, entertaining, holiday food preparation -- and leftover kitchen oil. In an effort to keep kitchen oil from being poured down drains this holiday season, Centennial Water & Sanitation District, which serves Highlands Ranch, is offering a free kitchen oil recycling event Tuesday, Dec. 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Disposing of used oil isn't as easy as throwing it in the garbage or down the drain. Dumping cooking oil can harm wildlife and damage local sanitation systems, so Centennial Water is working with GreatWest Biofuels, to recycle the oil and turn it into biofuel.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 27
Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Redstone Park, 9280 Redstone Park Cir., Highlands Ranch
Cost: FREE

Christmas tree recycling

The  Metro District is offering free Christmas tree recycling once again this holiday season. Drop off your ornament and tinsel-free tree from Thursday, Dec. 22 through Sunday, Jan. 15 at one of our tree recycling sites.
  • Redstone Park - 3280 Redstone Park Circle
  • Toepfer Park - 9480 S. Venneford Ranch Road
  • Dad Clark Park - 3385 Asterbrook Circle
  • Highland Heritage Regional Park - a Douglas County drop-off site
The trees will be chipped into mulch and made available free to Highlands Ranch residents. The mulch is available on a self-serve basis at each of the tree recycling locations. Mulch left over will be used on parkway landscape throughout the community.

2017 Budget highlights
The Metro District is committed to providing quality municipal services while managing resources wisely for Highlands Ranch. We believe in running a transparent government and it is with this philosophy that the 2017 preliminary budget is posted online and available for public consumption.

During a board visioning workshop, the board identified the following five long-term priorities requiring further investigation, as identified in the budget:
  • Fire and emergency services
  • Business park development
  • Historic park and outbuildings
  • Senior services
  • Ice arena
To view budget highlights, click here.
To view the preliminary budget, click here.

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