Welcome to the City of Longmont's
weekly e-News update.
March 4, 2011
- Annual Burn Program Begins
- Look for Longmont Life Next Week
- Drive Green, Earn Green
- Wanted: Mobile Home
- Council Member Levison Appointed to National Committees
Annual Burn Program Begins
Longmont's Public Works & Natural Resources staff has begun working with representatives from the Fire Department to burn the weeds from irrigation ditches. The burning of weeds is the desired management tool for purposes of weed and vegetation control for efficient water delivery in the ditches. The burn program runs through the spring, depending on weather. The locations will range from Button Rock Reservoir to the various ditches around the city.
Look for Longmont Life Next Week
Longmont Life, the City’s bimonthly newsletter, is scheduled to be in mailboxes next week. Longmont Life is mailed to all Longmont addresses. If you don’t receive your copy by mid-March, please call the City Manager’s Office at 303-651-8601 to receive a copy and ensure that you’re on the mail list for future issues. This issue features stories on Year of Business, the new Longmont whitewater park and the Earth Day/Arbor Day Celebration.
Drive Green, Earn Green
Take the pledge and join 36 Commuter CASH, the program that pays U.S. 36 and Diagonal Highway commuters who currently drive to work solo when they switch to a cleaner commute option such as bicycling, carpooling, public transit, vanpooling, teleworking or walking. Participants can earn $2/day and as much $75 in a 60-day pledge period. If you already have a clean commute, you can earn $50 by referring your solo-driving coworkers to the program. For more information, visit www.36commutingsolutions.org or call 303-604-4385.
Wanted: Mobile Home
Have a mobile home you would consider donating? The Longmont Fire Department's Training Division is interested. The mobile home would be used to train firefighters in residential search and rescue utilizing a smoke machine. The mobile home would be used on a regular basis at the fire departments training facility located at 1st Street near Martin Street in Longmont. If you are able to assist, please contact Assistant Chief Rob Spendlow at 303-651-8535.
Council Member Levison Appointed to National Committees
Council member Sarah Levison has been appointed to three committees of the National League of Cities for 2011. She will serve on the:
CityFutures Panel on Democratic Governance, which works to help city officials engage the public on local governance;
Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations Policy and Advocacy Steering Committee, which develops NLC federal policy positions while advocating on behalf of America’s cities and towns with the U.S. Congress and the White House;
- Council on Youth, Education and Families, which helps municipal leaders identify and develop effective strategies for strengthening families.
The National League of Cities is the nation’s oldest and largest organization resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.
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