City staff heads to be at community meeting

       Directors or high representatives of several city departments will field citizen questions at what is being called a “Community Action Team” (CAT) meeting Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Gold Hill Police Substation, 955 W. Moreno Ave., starting at 7 p.m.
       “What's really nice is that residents can talk to the people making the decisions,” said Police Sgt. Robert Harris, who also heads up the station's Neighborhood Watch program. “This has been beneficial at meetings like these in the past.”
       Although a list of staff participants has not been finalized, Harris said he expects the event will include representatives from Springs Utilities; the Police, Streets and Traffic Engineering departments; and possibly the City Manager's Office.
       Anyone living or working in the Gold Hill area is invited. This is an area bordered on the south by Fort Carson, on the east by Union Boulevard, on the north by Fontanero (although it does take in the Garden of the Gods), and on the west by the city limits.
       (Side note: Gold Hill used to include the area north to Fillmore Street, but that portion is now within the coverage area of the Falcon Substation, headquartered near the Chapel Hills Mall. A Falcon CAT meeting is also being scheduled, but Harris did not know a date. The Falcon contact is officer David Husted at 444-7246.)
       Harris also encouraged Gold Hill citizens to send in questions ahead of time. He can be reached at 385-2117 or

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