New water bill online payment system to launch in November
To better serve our customers, Aurora Water will launch a new online bill payment system called Paymentus in November. This system provides a faster, more secure and cost-efficient online payment platform.
Starting Nov. 1, customers can set up their Paymentus accounts and even make one-time payments.
All customers will need to re-register their information, including username and password, by Dec. 15. The registration process should take no longer than five minutes to complete. Current AutoPay customers will not be affected by these changes until their January 2020 bill. Aurora Water will ensure AutoPay customers are kept up to date between now and then. Please be aware that our old system, Click2Gov, will no longer operate after Dec. 31.
While features of the old system—paperless billing, AutoPay, etc.—will still be in place, enhancements of the new system include mobile payments on any device, more self-service payment options, as well as payment reminders and notifications. It’ll be easier than ever to pay your bill online. Aurora Water will continue to provide updates as we get closer to launching this new system.
This Tuesday, Nov. 5, Aurorans will elect mayor and council members for Aurora City Council Wards IV, V, VI and two At-Large seats, as well cast their vote on statewide ballot issues, school boards of education, and county-level issues.
Aurora’s municipal elections are held as part of coordinated elections conducted by county clerk and recorders for Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.
Ballots may be returned by mail with paid postage, or delivered to any one of the ballot drop-off locations in your county. Ballots must be received by 7 p.m. Election Day Nov. 5 to be counted.
Only on Election Day, the city of Aurora will have a ballot drop-off drive-through at the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway.
If you prefer to handle things in person, visit any one of the Service and Polling Centers by Nov. 5 to register to vote, update your registration, replace or request a ballot, or vote on an accessible voting machine.
And on Election Night, watch live coverage of the 2019 Election on AuroraTV (Comcast channel 8/HD 880), AuroraTV.org or at the Aurora Municipal Center. Visit with the City Council candidates and watch up-to-the-minute election results as they are posted from Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. If you are going to the Aurora Municipal Center, the gathering begins at 6:30 p.m. and live broadcast at 7 p.m.
City Council Town Meetings • Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - No November meeting scheduled. • Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - No November meeting scheduled. • Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Nov. 13 meeting cancelled • Ward IV (Charlie Richardson) - No November meeting scheduled. • Ward V (Bob Roth) - No November meeting scheduled. • Ward VI (Françoise Bergan) - Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6 to 8 p.m. City of Aurora Public Safety Training Center, 25950 E. Quincy Ave. AuroraGov.org/Council
City Council Meeting Monday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway, Council Chamber AuroraGov.org/Council • Streamed live at AuroraTV.org
Food Truck Rodeo Friday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for one last Food Truck Rodeo of the year. (Subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. Check city social media for updates.) Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway AuroraGov.org/Events
Día de los Muertos Celebration Friday, Nov. 1, 4 to 8 p.m. Celebrate the "Day of the Dead" in Aurora, with altars, music, food and drinks, face painting, crafts and more. Town Center at Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda Ave. TownCenteratAurora.com
Parol Lantern Making Workshop Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to noon Decorate your home with a traditional star-shaped lantern made by you. Members of the Philippine American Society of Colorado teach you how to make this delicate and beautiful holiday decoration. Fee of $12 per lantern. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway AuroraMuseum.org
Aspiring Writers' Workshop Tuesday, Nov. 5, 5 to 6 p.m. Get feedback and encouragement from other writers. Participants are invited to bring up to two pages of their own work to share with the group for constructive feedback. Registration required online or at 303.326.8600. Mission Viejo Library, 15324 E. Hampden Circle AuroraLibrary.org
Election Night Live Broadcast Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Watch live coverage of the 2019 Election on Aurora 8 or AuroraTV.org or at the Aurora Municipal Center. Visit with the City Council candidates and watch up-to-the-minute election results as they are posted from Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. Gathering begins at 6:30 p.m. Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway AuroraTV.org
Festival of Wreaths Nov. 5 to Dec. 6 This year’s 20th Annual Festival of Wreaths display and fundraiser event features wreaths generously sponsored and decorated by local businesses, organizations and individuals. Wreaths will be on display at the Aurora History Museum, Aurora Municipal Center, Town Center at Aurora and Stanley Marketplace for people to enjoy while an online bidding will take place. Proceeds benefit the Aurora History Museum. AuroraMuseum.org
El Salvador Exhibit at Town Center at Aurora Mall Thursday, Nov. 7, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Join us in celebrating, with food and music, Aurora’s Salvadoran community and the opening of Aurora History Museum's first exhibition at the mall. Town Center at Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda Parkway (lower level in front of Dillards) TownCenteratAurora.com
The Second City's "Twist Your Dickens" Nov. 29 to Dec. 22 Back by popular demand, this seasonal satire returns in a madcap send-up of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Tickets at 303.739.1970 or AuroraFox.org Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. AuroraFox.org
This newsletter is produced by the city of Aurora Communications and Marketing Department
Election Day is drawing near for the 2019
Coordinated Election. If you did not receive your ballot by mail
or you need to register to vote, the Voter Service and Polling
Centers will be open from Oct. 28 to Nov. 5.
Visit any Voter Service and Polling Center to drop
off a voted mail-in ballot, register to vote in person, update
your voter registration, request a replacement ballot if your
ballot was damaged or is missing, request to vote in person, or
vote on an accessible electronic ballot marking device.
The city of Aurora is accepting applications now for
vacancies on a number of boards and commissions,
including the Art in Public Places Commission, the
Library Board, the Business Advisory Board and the Oil
& Gas Advisory Committee.
City Council Town Meetings • Ward I (Crystal Murillo) - Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 to
7:30 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave. • Ward II (Nicole Johnston) - Thursday, Oct. 24,
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Central Recreation Center, 18150 E. Vassar Place • Ward III (Marsha Berzins) - Nov. 13 meeting
cancelled • Ward IV (Charlie Richardson) - No November meeting
scheduled. • Ward V (Bob Roth) - No November meeting scheduled.
• Ward VI (Françoise Bergan) - Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6
to 8 p.m. City of Aurora Public Safety Training Center, 25950
E. Quincy Ave. AuroraGov.org/Council
City Council Special Study Session Monday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m. Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway,
Aurora Room AuroraGov.org/Council •
Streamed live at AuroraTV.org
Veterans' Affairs Commission Aurora Stand Down Thursday, Oct. 24, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free and open to veterans, their families and pets,
this event supports veterans who are experiencing or at risk of
homelessness. Among the offerings are VA registration, employment
services, haircuts, clothing and toiletry distribution,
veterinarian services, mobile showers, a food court and more.
Transportation to the event is available from multiple spots in
Aurora. Heritage Christian Center, 14401 E. Exposition Ave. AuroraGov.org/VeteransAffairs
Halloween Fun @ Aurora Public Library Join the Halloween fun at the library with
spooktacular events for all ages. Visit website for
events starting Oct. 25. Various locations AuroraLibrary.org
Aurora Health Jam Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to noon Bring the family to learn about resources on health
and wellness for families and individuals. Free; no RSVP is
required Aurora Central Library Community Room, 14949 E.
Alameda Parkway 303.739.7257 or email@example.com
Aurora Cleanup Day Saturday, Oct. 26, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. The city of Aurora is offering another free cleanup
day this month where residents can dispose of large household
waste not appropriate for curbside pickup. Residents can bring
their items to mobile trash compactors at various sites. You must
be an Aurora resident to participate. Sites may close early if
the compactor is full. For details on accepted and prohibited
items, as well as size and weight restrictions, go to AuroraGov.org/KeepAuroraClean. Lowry Park (1001 Dayton St.) and Central Facilities
(13646 E. Ellsworth Ave.) Questions? 303.739.7441 or firstname.lastname@example.org
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take advantage of this free opportunity to
anonymously dispose of old and unused medications to keep them
from contaminating waterways or getting in the hands of people
who may potentially abuse them. The Aurora Police Department will
be collecting medications at multiple sites across the city. Facebook.com/AuroraPD
ACAD Trick or Treat Saturday, Oct. 26, noon to 5 p.m. Start at the ACAD Gallery & Studios, and trick
or treat at more than 30 businesses throughout the district. Visit this link to
pre-register for a costume contest that starts at 3 p.m. at
Fletcher Plaza, 9898 E. Colfax Ave. Enjoy screen printing and
paper mask making at DAVA's open studio, 1419 Florence St. ACAD Gallery & Studios, 1400 Dallas St. AuroraCulture.org
Tea at the Aurora History Museum: The Horla Radio
Show Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Join the Aurora History Museum for a tea program
just in time for Halloween. The Horla will be performed live for
the audience and tells the story of a man slowly descending in to
madness. Performance-only admission for $10 still available by
phone: 303.739.6660. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway Tickets available at
Short Film Festival Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 to 5 p.m. Celebrate the autumn film festival circuit with
Aurora Public Library at our own short film festival. We’ll be
showing a variety of short films for you to enjoy–or
critique–through the streaming film service Kanopy. Stay for a
few or stay for them all. Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway AuroraLibrary.org
Symphony Spooktacular! Saturday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a special Halloween concert filled with
delightful spooky treats for the whole family. Arrive early to
try the orchestra instruments in advance, and wear your costume
if you want to participate in a costume contest. The People's Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave. Tickets at
Food Truck Rodeo Friday, Nov. 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for one last Food Truck Rodeo of the year. Aurora Municipal Center Great Lawn, 15151 E. Alameda
Día de los Muertos Celebration Friday, Nov. 1, 4 to 8 p.m. Celebrate the "Day of the Dead" in Aurora,
with altars, music, food and drinks, face painting, crafts and
more. Town Center at Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda Ave. TownCenteratAurora.com
Parol Lantern Making Workshop Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to noon Decorate your home with a traditional star-shaped
lantern made by you. Members of the Philippine American Society
of Colorado teach you how to make this delicate and beautiful
holiday decoration. Fee of $12 per lantern. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway AuroraMuseum.org
Aurora Veterans Salute Wednesday, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Don't miss out on this annual ceremony honoring
those who have served our country. The cost is $25, which
includes the sponsor social, luncheon and program. Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, 7711 E.
Academy Blvd. Ticket information at
"Cutting Room Floor" Through Oct. 30 Join Control Group Productions for a journey into
the depths of the historic Fox Theater, as we unearth resonant
histories and unnerving fictions built from the buiding's past.
In this haunt-inspired immersive performance, the ghosts of The
Fox come alive around us...but no jump scares or splatter gore
here! For ages 10 and older. Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. Tickets: AuroraFox.org