Welcome to 2018, Parker! As a new year begins, we want to make sure you don’t miss any Town events and activities, so hang up your official 2018 Town of Parker calendar — mailed to residents in December, with extra copies available at Town facilities — and start the year on the right note by reading our list of five things to know for January.
New year, new budget:
Turning of the calendar means the implementation of a new annual budget. The annual budget — aligned to the Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 fiscal year — is developed to ensure that all services to our citizens, businesses and visitors are maintained, while preserving the Town's long-term financial health. Budget documents, monthly financial reports and related supplemental information can be accessed on the Finance Department’s website.
Another resource, Open Budget Parker, allows residents to explore and search through the Town budget online. Find the resource at www.ParkerOnline.org/OpenBudget.
“The Little Mermaid” dives into PACE Center:
Join Parker Arts and Inspire Creative for a journey under the sea for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's “The Little Mermaid” is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." Nineteen performances are scheduled at the PACE Center between Friday, Jan. 19 and Sunday, February. 11.
Holiday facility closures:
Town facilities will be closed New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1. Town Hall will also be closed Monday, Jan. 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Princess Ball set for Jan. 26:
Join Parker Parks and Recreation for a special evening, Friday, Jan. 26 at the PACE Center. The Princess Ball will make your little princess will feel like the belle of this sparkling ball with tiaras, dancing, refreshments and fun activities that will keep everyone entertained. There may even be a surprise visit from a favorite princess or two! Registration is required.
Monthly public meetings:
Parker Town Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 2 and 16 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, 20120 E. Mainstreet. The Council will hold study sessions at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 8 and 22 in the Pikes Peak Community Room at Town Hall.
The Parker Planning Commission will hold meetings at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 11 and 25 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.
The Parker Special Licensing Authority will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 in the Council Chambers at Town Hall.