Weekly Neighborhood News from MCGC Neighbors

MCGC Neighbors Weekly News Blast

Important News

Town Hall/Candidate Forum
Do you sometimes feel a little disconnected from the rest of Aurora?  Do you think about going to some of the Town Hall meetings, but you don't, because you don't want to drive down to the Municipal building?  Well, MCGC Neighbors understands that and took some steps to remedy the situation.

We contacted our Ward II Council Member, Renie Peterson, and asked her to hold her next Town Hall meeting, with a Candidate Forum, here in Murphy Creek.  Council Member Peterson was kind enough to honor our request, and her next Town Hall will be held on Monday, September 28, 2015, at 7PM, in the Murphy Creek Community Center, 23801 East Florida Avenue.

Mayoral candidates and the candidates running for the 2 At-Large Council Member positions will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about current issues, past issues, and their visions for the future of Aurora. 

Council Member Peterson will be providing food and drinks.  Come on out and get your questions answered!

Annexation Study
Why are we calling this to your attention - again?  This annexation would bring more undeveloped land into the city, thereby creating more sprawl.  The city is not planning to augment any of its staff to accommodate the additional land and people, so providing basic services to all of our communities out here on the eastern plains is going to become more difficult.

If you attend any of the Murphy Creek HOA or Metro District meetings, you already know that we had to hire our own security company, because the police don't come out this way very often.  We are fortunate to have our own fire station, but other communities out here aren't so fortunate, and if we expand the sprawl, safety could become a bigger issue.

Currently, we don't have libraries, shopping, sidewalks, buses, snow plowing of any streets other than the main ones, trails, community centers, etc. etc.  Since there aren't enough services to accommodate the people we already have, how much more difficult will it be to accommodate an annexed area?  And how will roads, sewers, and water get out to the annexed area?  

We encourage you to read our August 12, 2015 News Blast article and to review the Annexation Study page of the city's website to know when public meetings will be held. 

Currently, there is an Open House scheduled for September 29, 2015, out here in Murphy Creek to discuss this issue.  We know from your past comments that most of you would prefer a presentation with a question and answer period, instead of an Open House, so that everyone can hear the same information at the same time, which reduces confusion.  So, MCGC Neighbors has made that request to the city.  We will keep you updated.

Community Rights Summit

If you missed the Summit, you missed a great opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of how government puts the rights of corporations over the rights of people and the environment - every time.  We see this repeatedly in our own communities, and it is happening nationwide.

Please check the Coloradans for Community Rights (CCR) website to watch some videos and read some of the comments from our neighboring communities.


The Country Music Project

The Country Music Project

The Social Committee's last band concert of the season will be held on Sunday, August 30, from 5-7PM at the Tavern's Pavilion. 

Join your friends and neighbors to hear the great sounds of The Country Music Project.  Maybe you've seen them at the Grizzly Rose, The Stampede, Highlands Ranch, or any number of other places.  Now is your chance to see them right in your own back yard.  Come on out - you won't want to miss them!

Bring lawn chairs or come out a little early to get a table.  The Tavern will have food and drinks for sale.  No outside food or beverages, please!


Calendar at a Glance

Calendar at a Glance

Aug 22 (Sat) – Emergency Preparedness Training - Aurora Fire Station No 11, 2291 S. Joliet St. - 8AM-4PM

Aug 22-23 (Sat & Sun) Evergreen Fine Arts Festival

Aug 30 (Sun) Country Music Project - Sponsored by the Social Committee - held at the Tavern - 5PM-7PM

Aug 30 (Sun) Affordable Arts Festival, Littleton

Aug 31, Sept 9, Nov 13, Dec 14 - Free Days at Denver Botanic Gardens - 1007 York St., Denver - details here

Through August – Free days at Hudson Gardens, 61115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton - Dates and details here

Sept 27, Oct 19, Nov 9 - Free Days at Denver Museum of Nature and Science - details here

Sept 28 (Mon) – Ward II Town Hall/Candidate Forum - Murphy Creek Community Center - 7-9PM

Through Oct 4 – Toys Exhibit - Colorado History Center - Details here or call 303-447-8679



MCGC Neighbors

MCGC Neighbors/
Murphy Creek HOA
What's the Difference?

The Murphy Creek HOA, through the management company, handles the collection of fee assessments, the enforcement of covenants, the distribution of pool cards, and the funding of the Social Committee and Community Garden.  The HOA is also responsible for publishing the monthly hard-copy newsletter.

MCGC Neighbors, as a registered Neighborhood Group, receives notification of proposed future developments near Murphy Creek and the surrounding areas, and we keep the community informed via this weekly email News Blast and our website.

If you enjoy receiving this News Blast and being kept informed, we encourage you to join us.  The cost is just $15 for an annual membership, and your donations help us fund this News Blast and our website.  Your membership also entitles you to receive discounts from our Membership Partners.  Just click here to submit a membership application.


St. Pius X
Jennifer Oldham - Your Neighborhood Realtor
David n' Goliath Painting
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Travel Leaders
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Plains Conservation Center
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Murphy Creek Tavern
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