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

April 18, 2014

  1. How Would You Allocate City Resources?
  2. Valley, Golden Ponds and Bohn Farm Flood Follow-up
  3. Water Line Flushing Begins April 21
  4. Prescribed Burns to Occur at Jim Hamm Nature Area and Union Reservoir
  5. Construction Set to Resume at SH66 and County Line Road
  6. Kanemoto Pool Replacement Survey
  7. Purge Your Spurge


How Would You Allocate City Resources?

Imagine having $1,000 to invest in achieving the City’s mission. Where would you spend that money? Tell us what services and programs are most important to you by spending the $1,000 until it’s gone using the online survey at If you would like to participate but don’t have Internet access, call the City Manager’s Office at 303-651-8601.


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Valley, Golden Ponds and Bohn Farm Flood Follow-up

The City of Longmont will hold a follow-up meeting on flood recovery at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 23, at Westview Middle School, 1651 Airport Road. Hear about the status of the City’s flood recovery efforts, preparations for spring run-off, and assistance that is available for Longmont residents. For more information call 303-651-8721 or email

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Water Line Flushing Begins April 21

On April 21, the City will begin the annual flushing of water lines to keep water quality high and to ensure that fire hydrants are operational. You may notice low water pressure, discolored water or no water for short periods when flushing is taking place in your neighborhood. Please limit water use, and avoid using hot water when flushing is occurring in your immediate area. For the schedule and answers to frequently asked

questions, visit or call 303-651-8468.


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Prescribed Burns to Occur at Jim Hamm Nature Area and Union Reservoir

The City of Longmont will soon be conducting controlled vegetation burns at Jim Hamm Nature Area and Union Reservoir. These burns are planned to take place during daylight hours sometime between April 17 – May 16. Specific days have yet to be set, as burning is contingent on favorable weather conditions and fuels moisture. Although no threats to private property are anticipated, there will be sufficient Public Safety and Natural Resources personnel and apparatus on scene to ensure a controlled and successful completion of these projects. Personnel on scene will closely monitor smoke to avoid impacts to motorists and residents, although, the burn may create considerable smoke in the area and could cause discomfort for those with respiratory ailments. Jim Hamm Nature Area, Union Reservoir and surrounding roads will remain open during the course of the burns. Concerns or questions about these prescribed burns can be directed the City of Longmont at 303-651-8446 or

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Construction Set to Resume at Intersection of SH66 and County Line Road

Construction is scheduled to restart on Monday, April 21 at the intersection of State Highway 66 and East County Line Road. This phase of construction will include replacing the existing traffic signal with an improved pole/mast arm system, widening both roads to accommodate additional turn lanes, and adding paved shoulders for improved bicycle safety. SH66 and East County Line Road are expected to remain open to all traffic, including cyclists, for the duration of the project. However, travelers should expect variable road surfaces, lane closures, and potential delays until construction is complete. Some daytime lane closures are anticipated. Please exercise caution when traveling through or around the construction zone. Construction is anticipated to be completed in early June 2014, weather permitting. Call the DeFalco Construction Public Information Office at (303) 667-9580 or email

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Kanemoto Pool Replacement Survey

The pool at Kanemoto Park was destroyed by last year's flood. A new one is being designed at the city of Longmont would like to hear your opinions. Please take the short preference survey to help guide design decisions related to this pool replacement project. For questions please email Paula Fitzgerald at



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Purge Your Spurge

Myrtle spurge is a noxious weed that can take over landscapes and endanger people, plants and wildlife. Pulling and digging are the most effective ways to remove this weed, and from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 26, you can take your bagged spurge plants to the Boulder County Fairgrounds and receive free native plants in exchange. Be sure to wear gloves, long sleeves and eye protection when pulling spurge as all parts of the plant are poisonous. For more information about this event, call 303-651-8451 or email

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