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Longmont News, Your E-Government Connection

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

October 18, 2013

  1. Final 2013 Coffee with Council on Saturday
  2. Chlorine to Help Restore Lyons' Water System
  3. Help Make Sugar Skulls at the Museum
  4. Enter Your Design for Holiday Tote Bag Contest
  5. Free Pharmaceutical Drop-off Day
  6. What's Your Opinion of the City's New Web Page Design
  7. Longmont Seeking RFPs for 2014 Human Service Agency Funding


Final 2013 Coffee With Council on Saturday

Longmont City Council is hosting the final Coffee with Council for 2013 from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, October 19, at Red Frog Coffee, 15 Ken Pratt Boulevard. At this event, you can talk informally with at least two council members on any topic of your choice. Mayor Dennis Coombs and Council Member Sarah Levison 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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Chlorine to Help Restore Lyons' Water System

Longmont has been working with the Town of Lyons to help bring Lyons’ water system back into service after it sustained damage in the September floods. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is requiring Lyons to flush their system with water containing higher levels of chlorine in order to insure that the system is safe before regular water service starts. Since the Town of Lyons purchases treated water from Longmont and pumps it into their distribution system, Longmont will be assisting Lyons by raising the chlorine levels at the City’s water treatment plant for a few days. Longmont’s water system is much larger than Lyons, so the higher chlorine will be reduced by dilution with water that is already in the system before it reaches Longmont customers. However, it is likely that chlorine in Longmont’s water will be higher than usual for a few days during the week of October 21. Although the water may taste different, it is still safe to drink and all chlorine levels will still be well below those allowed by State and Federal drinking water regulations. The City appreciates our customers’ patience and understanding while we help Lyons restore water service to their citizens.

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Help Make Sugar Skulls at the Museum

From 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, October 20, the Longmont Museum at 400 Quail Road will host a Volunteer Sugar Skull Making Day. Help make traditional Mexican sugar skulls for the Museum’s annual Day of the Dead celebration on November 2. Instructions and assistance will be provided. Everyone is welcome to drop in and try it out; admission is free. Groups of 8 or more, please call in advance: 303-651-8374.

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Enter Your Design for Holiday Tote Bag Contest

Why do “you belong in Longmont”? What do you like best about our city? Draw your design for the You Belong in Longmont art contest, and we’ll select up to three to print on this year’s tote bag giveaway during the holidays. You can find the rules at or by calling 303-651-8601. The entry deadline is Monday, November 4. Winners will be notified by November 5, and listed on the City’s website.

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Free Pharmaceutical Drop-off Day

Don’t flush medication down the toilet or sink. It can pass through the treatment plant and enter the river. Bring all your unused medication to Longmont United Hospital at 1950 Mountain View Avenue between 8 am and 2 pm on Saturday, October 26, where it will be disposed of properly. All medications will be accepted. For more information visit

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What's Your Opinion of the City's New Web Page Design?

Two graphic designs of the City's New Home Page are ready for public review. Please take a few moments to review the designs and give us your feedback through an online survey. Your opinions will become part of the overall discussion and selection process. The final decision will be made by the city's Web Redesign Team. The launch of the new website is still on schedule for the first quarter of 2014. Take the survey at

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Longmont Seeking RFPs for 2014 Human Service Agency Funding

The City of Longmont is seeking requests for proposals from private or public, not-for-profit or for-profit, non-governmental or governmental agencies that serve Longmont residents. All agencies must be legally incorporated entities in good standing.

For more information regarding the City of Longmont 2014 funding cycle, please visit

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