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

March 14, 2014

  1. City Hosts Business Flood Recovery Meetings
  2. Help City Council Prepare for the Future
  3. Take Survey to Help RTD Plan Service
  4. Help Guide the Future of Recreation Services
  5. Report Potholes Via Website or Smartphone
  6. Private Activity Bond Applications Being Accepted
  7. Spangler and Lanyon Parks Public Meetings

 

City Hosts Business Flood Recovery Meetings

Owners and employees of businesses in the most heavily flood-impacted areas are invited to attend one of two meetings to hear about the City’s recovery efforts, preparations for spring run-off, and an update on recovery assistance that is still available to businesses. Both meetings are on Monday, March 17, at the City’s Service Center complex at 1251 S. Bowen Street, one-half mile south of Ken Pratt Blvd. The first meeting is from noon to 1 pm, and the second is from 6 to 7 pm. For more information call 303-651-8721 or email jon.clarke@ci.longmont.co.us.

 

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Help City Council Prepare for the Future

As the City of Longmont refines the role of government in our community, City Council has initially identified five broad areas on which to focus City resources. As part of this overall Strategic Planning/Budget Prioritization Initiative, the community is invited to help determine the appropriate roles of Longmont’s municipal government. Please complete a brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/B79R3TP by Tuesday, March 18, and offer your feedback to the City Council.

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Take Survey to Help RTD Plan Service

RTD is conducting a short survey to study commuting behaviors in the northern area of the regional transportation district. Ensure that your voice is heard as RTD considers changes to the metro area’s public transportation system by completing the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RTDNorthAreaODStudy. The survey will be available through March 21, and those who complete it by March 14 can enter a drawing for a $100 King Soopers gift card.


 

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Help Guide the Future of Recreation Services

Longmont Recreation Services invites the community to give input for the Recreation Master Plan by completing an online survey. Your thoughts and ideas are very important to guiding decisions around how the City and community partners provide programs, sports, classes and events for residents and visitors. You can find the survey at www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec. The last day to complete the survey is March 31. For more information call 303-651-8393.

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Report Potholes Via Website or Smartphone

Spring is the most common time for potholes to appear in heavily traveled roads in Longmont. Due to this winter’s dramatic freeze/thaw cycles, pothole problems will be more noticeable this year. Although necessary materials to properly repair potholes are in limited supply this time of year, City crews are doing their best to address the larger potholes for now. Some repairs are only temporary, and permanent fixes will be completed when the weather warms and supplies are more readily available. Residents can help by notifying the Public Works & Natural Resources Call Center of any pothole problems they see at 303-651-8416. Residents can also report any potholes by completing the on-line form found on the City website. Residents with smartphones can fill out the form by clicking the "services" button then clicking the "feedback" button and then clicking on "Report Street Damage" on the City's mobile site.

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Private Activity Bond Applications Being Accepted

The City of Longmont has been allocated $4,443,800 of Private Activity Bonds for 2014. This tax exempt bond financing program can be used by private or non-profit organizations interested in acquiring land and equipment, as well as the construction of facilities, for manufacturing, industrial, or other primary job creating enterprises. The financing technique may also be used for low and moderate income housing, hospital facilities, higher education, solid and hazardous waste treatment, energy, water and sewer facilities. To obtain a copy of the application package or for more information please contact: David Starnes, City of Longmont Economic Development Department, 303-651-8318 or david.starnes@ci.longmont.co.us. Applications will be accepted until May 9, 2014.

 

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Spangler and Lanyon Parks Public Meeting

The City of Longmont needs your ideas regarding Spangler and Lanyon parks. We’re working with a designer to develop renewal plans that include updated amenities, such as playgrounds, as well as solutions to challenges that face each park. Please join us to offer your thoughts and ideas on Wednesday, March 19, at Iglesia Bautista Emmanuel, 1601 Collyer Street. The Spangler Park discussion is from 5:45 to 6:30 pm, and the Lanyon Park discussion is from 7 to 7:45 pm. Follow progress online at http://bit.ly/spanglerlanyonparkrenewal.

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