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July 15, 2011
- Mortgage Assistance Available
- Join National Night Out on August 2
- Retail EDGE for Existing Businesses
- Construction to Close County Line Road
- July Coffee with Council Cancelled
Mortgage Assistance Available
Homeowners who are at least 90 days late on their mortgage and are unemployed or working fewer hours because of the economy or a medical condition may be eligible for up to $50,000 in mortgage assistance. The Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program can help with monthly mortgage payments, but the deadline to apply is Friday, July 22. Boulder County residents can apply with the Boulder County Housing Counseling Agency at 2525 13th St. in Boulder or online at www.BoulderCountyHC.org. For more information, visit www.FindEHLP.org or call toll-free 855-346-3345.
Join National Night Out on August 2
On Tuesday, August 2, 2011, neighborhoods throughout Longmont will join with thousands of communities nationwide for the "28th annual National Night Out" crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and cosponsored locally by the City of Longmont Police Department. From 7-10 p.m. on August 2nd, residents in neighborhoods throughout Longmont will lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors. Many Longmont neighborhoods are planning on hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, parades, flashlight walks, contests, youth activities, and other Neighborhood Watch events. NNO activities, however, can be as simple as bringing your lawn chairs out front and visiting with neighbors. A 2011 NNO Planning Kit is available for Longmont residents to help jump start their own NNO. Contact the Police Programs Coordinator at 303 - 774 - 4440 to get an NNO kit or to learn how to start your own Neighborhood Watch.
Retail EDGE for Existing Businesses
The free Retail EDGE pilot series begins July 27 and is open only to existing Longmont retail businesses. Three monthly sessions, facilitated by Robin Enright of Merchandising Matters, will cover Essential Visual Merchandising Elements, Financing Your Business Today, and Effective Use of Social Media (Facebook and Twitter). For more information contact Doug Bene at 303-651-8403 or firstname.lastname@example.org Space is limited; register with the Boulder SBDC at www.bouldersbdc.com or 303-442-1475.
Construction to Close County Line Road
As part of the City of Longmont’s County Line Road Improvement Project, County Line Road between Ken Pratt Boulevard (SH 119) and 9th Avenue will be closed to through traffic starting at 6:00 am on Monday, July 18. County Line Road is scheduled to re-open by 6:00 pm on Friday, July 22. The Great Western Railroad will be removing and replacing the rough riding and deteriorated railroad surface crossing during the closure. Although County Line Road will be closed to through traffic, local access between Ken Pratt Boulevard (SH 119) and 9th Avenue will be maintained (see map). Access to WCR 26 and the Union Reservoir Recreational Area will be maintained via south bound County Line Road to WCR 26. Contact the Public Works & Natural Resources Department at (303) 651-8694 for additional information.
July Coffee with Council Cancelled
The end of month Coffee with Council meeting is cancelled because City Council Members are planning to attend the Boulder County Fair on Saturday, July 30 at 10 a.m. The next coffee meeting is scheduled for August 27 at Chick-fil-A located at 215 Ken Pratt Blvd. Call 303-651-8601 for more information.
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