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Welcome to the City of Longmont's weekly e-News update.

September 27, 2013

  1. Disaster Assistance Center Modifies Hours
  2. City Replacing Damaged Water Meters in Flood Areas
  3. Free Coffee and Conversation with City Council on Saturday
  4. Residents Urged to Sign Up for Emergency Notification System
  5. 2014 Proposed Budget Hearing on Tuesday
  6. How are the Children of Boulder County Doing?

 

Disaster Assistance Center Modifies Hours

The Longmont Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) will reduce its open hours beginning Saturday, Sept. 28. The new hours are 10 am to 6 pm seven days a week. County, city and community agencies will transition out of the DAC at some point next week and back to their regular service locations. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel will remain at the DAC for an undetermined period of time from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The Town of Lyons will also operate from the DAC until further notice. The center, located at Twin Peaks Mall, 1250 Hover St., is open to serve all Boulder County residents who were victimized by the September flood.

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City Replacing Damaged Water Meters in Flood Areas

The City is in the process of changing out water meters in flooded areas as there is a high rate of failure expected. Utility technicians will be going door to door, and all technicians will have a City of Longmont ID badge and will be driving a City vehicle. There is no charge for this service. If you have questions or if your basement flooded and you have not been contacted, please call 303-651-8468.

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Free Coffee and Conversation with City Council on Saturday

Longmont City Council is hosting Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, September 28, at Nicolo’s Pizza, 1631 Pace Street. At this event, you can talk informally with at least two council members on any topic of your choice. Council members Brian Bagley and Gabe Santos are scheduled to attend. For information about council meetings and agendas, call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-651-8649.


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Residents Urged to Sign Up for Emergency Notification System

If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you! If you have a landline telephone, that number is automatically registered with the City’s emergency notification service and you don’t need to do anything. If you would like to register a cell phone number, alternate phone number or email address, visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/police/massnotification.htm or call 303-651-8566. Don’t be caught off guard in an emergency.

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2014 Proposed City Budget Hearing on Tuesday

A public hearing on the 2014 proposed City budget will be held during the October 1 City Council meeting. The public is invited to attend the council meeting at 7 pm in the Civic Center, 350 Kimbark Street, or to watch the meeting live on Comcast channel 8. You also can view recordings of city council meetings at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/city_council/agendas/agendas.htm.

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How Are the Children of Boulder County Doing?

The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County (ECCBC) in collaboration with The Colorado Children’s Campaign and the City of Longmont’s Bright Eyes Coalition will be offering a free community event highlighting the status of children in Colorado and specifically Boulder County on Thursday, October 10, 8:30 to 10:30 AM in Longmont City Council Chambers, 350 Kimbark St. The presentation will cover child poverty rates, percentage of children covered by health insurance, food insecurity, and the cost of child care. Chris Watney, President and CEO of The Colorado Children’s Campaign will discuss the need for reliable data upon which to make decisions impacting our young children and Steve Callander, Executive of the Boulder Day Nursery Association, will address quality in the childcare setting. The event is free to the public but you are asked to RSVP to Liz@coloradokids.org by Mon, Oct 7. Light refreshments will be served.  All are welcome.

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