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

December 20, 2013

  1. Longmont Reservoir Supplies Water to City for First Time Since Flood
  2. See Flood Update to City Council
  3. City Offices Closed Christmas Day
  4. Recycle Your Holiday Trees, Other Items
  5. Business Flood Recovery Grant Deadline Extended
  6. City Council Holiday Meeting Schedule
  7. Support Local Business and Get a Free Tote Bag

 

Longmont Reservoir Supplies Water to City for First Time Since Flood

After months of hard work, the North Saint Vrain Pipeline is successfully flowing with water from the Longmont Reservoir, which is essential to Longmont. When massive flooding occurred in Longmont this September, a lack of water might have seemed a bizarre concern; however, the flood nearly cut off all of the city’s water resources. Of five main sources for Longmont’s water, only one remained post-flood (Carter Lake Pipeline). It has since been a priority to get water supply from Longmont Reservoir restored. City officials focused on restoring the North Saint Vrain Pipeline as quickly as possible because it is a key source for Longmont’s winter water supply. The pipeline flows from Longmont Reservoir in the City of Longmont’s Button Rock Preserve, located just outside Lyons. Read the news release.

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See Flood Update to Longmont City Council

Dale Rademacher, Longmont Director of Public Works and Natural Resources, provides a 35-minute update on the status of city infrastructure to the Longmont City Council on December 17. He says recovery costs continue to fluctuate and Sunset Bridge will not be open until 2015. See the video.

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City Offices Closed Christmas Day

Longmont city government observes Christmas on Wednesday, December 25, as a holiday. The following facilities will be CLOSED: Civic Center, Service Center, Senior Center, Library, Museum, Youth Center, Development Services Center, Waste Diversion Center, Recreation Center, St. Vrain Memorial Building, Centennial Pool, and Ice Pavilion. Wednesday and Thursday trash and recycling will be collected one day late. For more information visit www.ci.longmont.co.us.


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Recycle Your Holiday Trees, Other Items

From December 26 through January 12 there are four satellite locations where you can drop off your Christmas tree to be recycled:

You also can recycle your tree at the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street, Monday through Saturday, from 7:30 am to 4:45 pm. Please remove all holiday decorations and lights. For more information about recycling your tree and other holiday items visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/solidwaste or call 303-651-8416.

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Business Flood Recovery Grant Deadline Extended

The application deadline for the Business Recovery Grant program has been extended to January 31, 2014. The Business Recovery Grant provides a reimbursement of up to $5,000 for repairs and improvements made as a result of the September 2013 flooding. In order to qualify, businesses must be located in designated flood-impacted areas of Longmont and be in full compliance with all city rules and regulations. Additional requirements may apply. Please contact Doug Bene at 303-651-8403 or doug.bene@ci.longmont.co.us for more information.

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City Council Holiday Meeting Schedule

The December 24 and December 31 city council meetings are cancelled for the Christmas and New Year holidays. The next council meeting will be a regular session on January 7. For information about council meetings and agendas, call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-651-8649 or visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/city_council.

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Support Local Business and Get a Free Tote Bag

Spend $15 or more during the holidays and get a free cloth tote bag compliments of the City of Longmont, while supplies last. Just clip the coupon out of City Line or the Times-Call, and present it at a participating Longmont retailer when you spend at least $15 to receive your free bag. You also can print a coupon and find a list of participating retailers at www.YouBelonginLongmont.org.

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