Welcome to the City of Longmont's
weekly e-News update.
May 23, 2014
- City Offices Closed for Memorial Day
- Free Coffee and Conversation on Saturday
- Special Election in June
- It's Time to Select Shock Art
- Longmont's First EV Charging Station to Open
- Smoke Alarm Volunteers Needed
- Emerald Ash Borer Update and Precautions
City Offices Closed for Memorial Day
Longmont city government observes Memorial Day on Monday, May 26, as a holiday. The following facilities will be CLOSED: Civic Center, Service Center, Development Services Center, Museum, Library, Senior Center, Youth Center, Waste Diversion Center, St. Vrain Memorial Building and Centennial Pool. The Longmont Recreation Center will be open from 10 am to 4 pm, Sunset Pool will be open from 10 am to 5 pm, and the splash pads at Sandstone Ranch and Steven Day Park will be operating. Trash and recycling collection will be one day late this week. If you have questions about the collection schedule, call 303-651-8416. For more information about facility schedules visit www.ci.longmont.co.us.
Free Coffee and Conversation on Saturday
Longmont City Council is hosting Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, May 31, at Starbucks, 17th Avenue and Hover Street. 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 Bonnie Finley are scheduled to attend. For information about council meetings and agendas, call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-651-8649.
Special Election in June
The City of Longmont is conducting a special election regarding the issuance of $20.5 million in bonds to help finance storm drainage improvements. The election is being held in conjunction with this year’s political primaries on June 24. All Longmont voters will receive a mail ballot with the Longmont question. If you are an unaffiliated voter and would like to participate in a party primary in addition to voting in the Longmont Special Election, please update your party registration by visiting GoVoteColorado.com or BoulderCountyVotes.org. Ballots will be mailed June 2.
It's Time to Select Shock Art
Art in Public Places invites you to vote for your favorite Shock Art designs to adorn five switchgear boxes throughout the city. Voting on the artists’ designs is free and is open to everyone. Visit the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, through June 11 to cast your votes. For more information visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/museum/aipp or call 303-651-8924.
Longmont's First EV Charging Station to Open
The public is invited to join Longmont Power & Communications at the Longmont Museum, 300 Quail Road, from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, May 24, to celebrate the installation of Longmont’s first Level 3 electric vehicle charger, as well as the opening of the Museum’s summer exhibit Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. For more information visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/lpc/CommunityInvolvement.htm.
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Smoke Alarm Volunteers Needed
Longmont Fire Services is seeking volunteers to help residents determine the proper number of smoke alarms they need, to check devices, and to install replacements if necessary. Teams will be accompanied by fire staff. All volunteers are required to attend a two-hour training session from 6 to 8 pm on Monday, June 23. Home visits will be made from 5:30 to 8 pm July 15-18 and July 21-24. Volunteers must be able to participate on at least three of the eight installation dates. High school students are encouraged to volunteer to help make our community a safer place! To get more information or to volunteer call 303-651-8432.
Emerald Ash Borer Update and Precautions
With the highly destructive emerald ash borer (EAB) now confirmed in Colorado, many residents have questions. It has not been detected in Longmont, but it has been found in Boulder. Preventative treatments for saving desirable ash trees in our town will be needed in the future. The best source for general EAB information is www.eabcolorado.com. Local EAB news and updates will be posted on www.ci.longmont.co.us/parks/forestry and shared through City of Longmont Facebook and Twitter accounts. Read tips in this month's issue of City Line.