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April -

Posted: 04/18/14

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 http://bit.ly/1oUv4Aa. If you would like to participate but don’t have Internet access, call the City Manager’s Office at 303-651-8601.

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 jon.clarke@ci.longmont.co.us.

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 http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/pwwu/water/flushing.htm or call 303-651-8468.

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. 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. Call City of Longmont at 303-651-8446 or parks@ci.longmont.co.us.

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. 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 hwy66@defalcoconstruction.com.

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 paula.fitzgerald@ci.longmont.co.us.

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 jim.krick@ci.longmont.co.us.

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Posted: 04/11/14

Do You Represent Longmont?

The City of Longmont is seeking a demographically representative group of Longmont residents to provide feedback on various City initiatives. (Deadline for submissions has ended.)

Free Shredding Event on Saturday

Recycle your personal documents safely and securely. Bring your boxed or bagged papers to the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street between 9 am and 2 pm on Saturday, April 12. Please bring identification and a copy of your most recent Longmont utility bill. This event is for residential documents only; no business materials will be accepted. For more information call 303-651-8416.

Register for Summer Rec Programs on April 15

Registration for Longmont Recreation & Golf Services’ summer programs begins Tuesday, April 15, online and at all City of Longmont recreation facilities. The brochure, available at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec also contains information about local events and concerts. For more information call 303-651-8404.

Free Talk on Green Building Practices

Visit the Longmont Museum at 400 Quail Road from 7 to 8 pm on Thursday, April 17, for a free talk on Green Building Practices. Join LEED-certified builder Benjamin Holley to learn more about the latest in green building practices, materials and misconceptions. For more information call 303-651-8374.

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 http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/pwwu/water/flushing.htm or call 303-651-8468.

Parking Patrol Volunteers Sought

The City of Longmont is seeking self-motivated, people-oriented, outgoing individuals for the Volunteer Parking Patrol. Volunteers patrol public and private property, in teams of two, to ensure the legal use of disability spaces through education and enforcement. Volunteering with this group is a fun and rewarding experience, and training is provided. Please contact Parking Enforcement by April 30 at 303-651-8658 or 303-774-4724.

Garden in a Box for Colorado's Climate

Planting season is close, and the City of Longmont and Center for ReSource Conservation have joined forces to bring you preplanned xeriscape gardens, all below retail costs. Choose from three gardens designed by local designers. Each garden includes a planting plan, up to 28 plants and helpful xeriscape gardening hints. Preorder your garden online at http://www.ConservationCenter.org or call 303-999-3820, ext. 217.

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Posted: 04/04/14

Outdoor Emergency Warning System to be Tested on Monday

The City’s Outdoor Emergency Warning System (OEWS) is being tested at 10 am on Monday, April 7. The system is tested the first Monday of every month, April through August. Other than for testing, the system will be used only to notify the community when immediate action should be taken. If you hear the sirens and it isn’t the first Monday of the month at 10 am, seek shelter immediately and tune to local media for information.
http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/emergency/outdoorwarningsystem.htm

Changes Coming to FLEX Service

FLEX, Northern Colorado’s regional bus route connecting Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud and Longmont with RTD connections to Denver and Boulder, will be making route changes beginning in May. The changes include moving the Fort Collins terminus to Transfort’s new South Transit Center. Riders who wish to continue into Fort Collins can transfer there, free of charge, to multiple local routes. To learn more about this and other changes, attend the FLEX open house from 4:30 to 7 pm on Monday, April 7, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. For more information visit http://www.ridetransfort.com.

Don't Miss the Spring Branch Collection

Longmont residents can enjoy free, curbside tree limb pick-up in April. Bundled limbs will be picked up at residences north of 9th Avenue April 7 – 11 and south of 9th Avenue April 14 - 18. Important: you must place your bundled tree limbs out at curbside by 7 am on the Monday of your scheduled collection week. Leaves, trash and other debris will not be accepted nor will non-bundled branches or oversized piles. Find all the requirements at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/solidwaste or call 303-651-8416.

Apply Now for a City Board or Commission

The City of Longmont can use your passion, your opinions, and your desire to share in the vision for our community. City Council is recruiting to fill vacancies on several advisory boards and commissions. Applicants must be registered voters of Longmont for at least one year prior to serving and willing to serve for terms that last from one to five years. To learn more about the vacancies and any special requirements, and to apply online, visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/boards/vacancy.htm. Applications will be accepted by the City Clerk’s Office through 5 pm on Friday, May 23. For more information, call 303-651-8649.

Clean-Up Green-Up Begins Saturday

Residents and businesses are invited to help spruce up Longmont this spring, and the 2013 flood created plenty of new projects! The kick-off for the month-long “Clean-Up, Green-Up” campaign will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 am on Saturday, April 5, at the Izaak Walton Clubhouse (18 S. Sunset Street). Enjoy coffee, juice and doughnuts as you get your assignment and instructions. If you can’t participate on the kick-off day, you can still volunteer through April 30. Call 303-651-8446 or email lore.blattner@ci.longmont.co.us.

2014 Longmont Library Festival: April 6-12

Join us at the Library for a week of free events celebrating your public library! Meet Colorado authors; compose a poem with Colorado’s Poet Laureate, David Mason; write your family history; and hear stories (and get treats) from around the world. For more information, visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/library or call 303-651-8472.

Free Shredding Event on April 12

Recycle your personal documents safely and securely. Bring your boxed or bagged papers to the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street between 9 am and 2 pm on Saturday, April 12. Please bring identification and a copy of your most recent Longmont utility bill. This event is for residential documents only; no business materials will be accepted. For more information call 303-651-8416.
http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/solidwaste/recycle/shredding_event.htm

 

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March -

Posted: 03/28/14

Coffee with Council is This Saturday

Longmont City Council is hosting Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, March 29, at Ziggi’s Coffee, 1139 Francis Street. At this event, you can talk informally with at least two council members on any topic of your choice. Mayor Pro Tem Brian Bagley 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. http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/about/coffeewithcouncil.htm

Electronics Accepted at Hard-to-Recycle Event

The Longmont Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street will hold a Hard-to-Recycle Event from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, March 29, for materials that are not accepted for curbside recycling. Materials accepted include computers, electronics, televisions, Styrofoam, cell phones, and many others. There may be a fee for certain items. Bring a copy of your current utility bill to show that you pay the waste management fee. For more information and a complete list of materials accepted visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/solidwaste or call 303-651-8416.

Don't Miss the Spring Branch Collection

Longmont residents can enjoy free, curbside tree limb pick-up in April. Bundled limbs will be picked up at residences north of 9th Avenue April 7 – 11 and south of 9th Avenue April 14 - 18. Important: you must place your bundled tree limbs out at curbside by 7 am on the Monday of your scheduled collection week. Leaves, trash and other debris will not be accepted nor will non-bundled branches or oversized piles. Find all the requirements at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/solidwaste or call 303-651-8416.

"Treasure Our Trees" Arbor Day Program

In celebration of Arbor Day on April 18, the City of Longmont will sponsor tree trimming and removal for residents who cannot afford such services. Applications can be submitted by April 11 by those whose income is 40% or less of the median income for Boulder County. For a single person that is $26,925 and for two people it’s $30,775. For an application, more information on this program, and income limits for other size households, email susan.spaulding@ci.longmont.co.us or call 303-651-8444.

Lend a Hand to Clean-Up Green-Up

Residents and businesses are invited to help spruce up Longmont this spring, and the 2013 flood created plenty of new projects! The kick-off for the month-long “Clean-Up, Green-Up” campaign will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 am on Saturday, April 5, at the Izaak Walton Clubhouse (18 S. Sunset Street). Enjoy coffee, juice and doughnuts as you get your assignment and instructions. If you can’t participate on the kick-off day, you can still volunteer through April 30. Call 303-651-8446 or email lore.blattner@ci.longmont.co.us.

Longmont Idol Returns for 6th Year

It’s time to submit Longmont Idol applications! This singing competition is open to teens and young adults age 11 - 21 who reside in the St. Vrain Valley School District. Applications must be received by 5 pm on Friday, April 25, and there is a mandatory rehearsal from 6 to 8:30 pm on Friday, May 16. The top three contestants in each age group will win cash prizes. For complete competition rules, a registration form and sponsorship information visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/youth_services/idol.

Twin Peaks Golf Course Flood Damage Repair Begins

The City’s contractor is installing new sod to replace flood damaged sod from holes 3, 4 and 5 at Twin Peaks Golf Course beginning Monday, Monday, March 31. Sodding is expected to be completed by Friday, April 4. The front nine at Twin Peaks will be closed until sodding is completed on holes 3, 4 and 5. Reduced fees will be in effect during hole closures. Re-sodding will continue on holes 13 and 14. Disruption to play should be minimal. http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/golf/

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