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weekly e-News update.
December 2, 2011
- Water...How Important Is It?
- RTD Schedules Telephone Town Hall on Monday
- Update on Branch and Limb Pickup
- Take the Conservation Trust Fund Survey
- RTD Schedule Changes Beginning in January
- Get Your Free Longmont Tote Bag
Water...How Important Is It?
The public is invited to hear Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory J. Hobbs present “The Water Ditch, Basis of Civilization in the Americas” at 7 pm on Monday, December 5, in the City Council Chambers at 350 Kimbark Street. Justice Hobbs, who has served on the Supreme Court since 1996, is the author of several books and articles on water law. For more information call Karen Roney at 303-651-8633 or Beverly Springer at 303-774-1953.
RTD Schedules Telephone Town Hall on Monday
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) Board of Directors call are calling Longmont residents on December 5 at 6:15 pm to talk about RTD’s programs, services and projects. This is one in a series of telephone town hall meetings designed to reach out to more than 400,000 people through innovative telephone technology that will allow board members to speak directly with members of the community. Anyone who doesn't receive a call, but wishes to participate in the town hall, can call 877-229-8493 and enter pin 19081.
Update on Branch and Limb Pickup
Crews are picking up limbs and branches after last month's snow storm. Tree limbs must be curbside the week prior to your collection week. Branches will not be collected from alleys. Each residential area will only receive one collection. Any materials brought to the curbside after the collection date will not be picked up by the City, and the property owner or tenant may be subject to municipal code violations. See the table and map for your collection schedule. City crews and contractors performing this special city wide curbside collection have completed the Monday and Tuesday collection areas as of November 28, and have begun collecting in the Wednesday area. If your neighborhood area has been missed, please contact the City's call center at 303-651-8416.
Take the Conservation Trust Fund Survey
The public is invited to give their opinion on how the City might best use Colorado Trust Fund (CTF) funds once the St. Vrain Greenway project is complete. All input received will be summarized and presented to City Council. Council will decide on how the community will use future Conservation Trust Funds. The Conservation Trust Fund is where the City puts money given to Longmont from the Colorado Lottery program. Longmont’s use of the Conservation Trust Fund has been dedicated to the St. Vrain Greenway and its adjacent parks like Rogers Grove and Izaak Walton pond which also serve as trailheads to the trail system. It is anticipated that the planned St Vrain Greenway projects will be complete within the next 5 years. The future allocation of these funds is at the heart of the survey. Take survey now.
RTD Schedule Changes Beginning in January
There will be changes to four RTD routes in Longmont beginning January 22, 2012. Route 323, a “local” route that runs from Twin Peaks Mall via Ken Pratt Blvd. to downtown and 8th & Coffman, the OUR Center, Salud Clinic, Skyline High School and 17th & Pace will go from service every 30 minutes to service every 60 minutes. Additionally, the “regional” bus routes serving Boulder, CU and Denver (the BOLT, J and L routes respectively) will no longer pick up passengers on Hover Street or 21st Avenue. These routes all will start passenger service at 23rd Avenue west of Main Street, with the regular bus stop pick-ups/drop-offs south of 23rd Avenue. RTD also will add a trial bus run from Lyons to Longmont in the morning and back to Lyons from Longmont in the evening. This new express bus route will be called the YL. For more information call RTD at 303-299-6000 or visit www.rtd-denver.com/.
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Get Your Free Longmont Tote Bag
Spend $15 at any participating Longmont retail business and you’ll receive a tote bag at no additional cost when you present the coupon in the Times-Call and December Longmont Life and City Line publications. This is the city’s way of thanking you for shopping local and keeping your sales tax dollars in the community. In addition to supporting businesses owned by your friends and neighbors, you are supporting vital city services such as the recreation center, the library, public safety, parks and roads. Don’t delay because bags are limited. Visit www.YouBelonginLongmont.org to see an up-to-date list of participating merchants.
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