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weekly e-News update.
June 22, 2012
- Beware of Phone Scammers Asking for Money
- Police Cracking Down on Illegal Fireworks
- Large Item Stop-n-Drop on Saturday, June 23
- Join the Pack: Bike to Work Day is Wednesday
- Keep Weeds Under Control
- Rhythm on the River Seeks Volunteers
Beware of Phone Scammers Asking for Money
The Longmont utility billing division is warning customers about people fraudulently calling and knocking on doors asking for money to pay for overdue bills. In one case a customer reported receiving a phone call from someone demanding money for overdue utility bills. Although City of Longmont employees do come to the door advising customers of a pending shut down of electric services due to non-payment, City of Longmont personnel always carry identification, wear shirts with City logos and always drive marked vehicles. If in doubt, call the Longmont utility billing division at 303-651-8664 or visit the payment window in person at the Longmont Civic Center located at 350 Kimbark St. To report suspicious callers or strangers at the door call Longmont Police at 303-651-8501. Read this notice in Spanish.
Police Cracking Down on Illegal Fireworks
All fireworks that leave the ground and explode are illegal in Longmont. Legal fireworks (sparklers, snakes, fountains) are permitted only on private property, and fireworks sold at stands within the Longmont city limits are legal. Fireworks of any kind are not permitted on Longmont city streets, parks, golf courses, and other public areas. You can be fined up to $500 and be sentenced to 90 days in jail for using illegal fireworks. Longmont Police and Fire departments will be working to keep neighborhoods safe and ticket those who are not in compliance. For more information visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/fire/fire_safety/fireworks.htm.
Large Item Stop-n-Drop on Saturday, June 23
From 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday, June 23, residents can take large and bulky household items for disposal to the Public Works Maintenance Facility at 375 Airport Road, during the Stop-n-Drop event. You must bring a City of Longmont utility bill as the program is available at no additional cost to Longmont refuse collection customers only. These items are not accepted: household waste, dirt, rock, sod, concrete, roofing materials, chemicals, limbs, yard waste, tires, auto parts, hazardous waste or refrigerators. For more information call 303-651-8416.
Join the Pack: Bike to Work Day is Wednesday
You’re invited to join hundreds of others in Boulder County who will ride their bicycles to work on Wednesday, June 27 – Bike to Work Day. Between 6:30 and 9 am you can stop for a free breakfast at one of 12 Bike to Work stations in Longmont. The largest is at the Longmont Civic Center at 350 Kimbark Street. Then, on your way home, stop for discounts at local breweries or a frozen yogurt shop. Visit www3.drcog.org/biketowork for more information and locations of all breakfast and after-work stations.
Keep Weeds Under Control
The City’s municipal code specifies that any plants classified by the state of Colorado as noxious weeds must be removed. Such weeds include ragweed, thistle, knapweed, and bindweed. Additionally, weeds and grass may not be allowed to grow higher than 12 inches or otherwise become a nuisance. You can be cited by the City’s Code Enforcement Department if you allow your property to become overgrown. Please mow your lawn regularly and try to keep weeds in check. For more information, call 303-651-8695 or visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/code_enf.
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Rhythm on the River Seeks Volunteers
At the very pulse or Rhythm on the River are community volunteers! More than 300 citizens make this annual signature event happen. Sign up and help make this years festival a huge success! All volunteers will receive a keepsake T-shirt to wear at the event identifying you as a representative of Rhythm on the River. To view more information for each of the volunteer opportunities, please visit the ROR volunteer website or call 303-651-8578.
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