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July 27, 2012
- Downtown Parking Closure
- Public Opinion Invited on New Ward Boundaries
- Transit Alliance CItizens' Academy Seeks Participants
- Sandstone Ranch Program on Local Dragons
- Free "Business Plan ESsentials Workshop"
Downtown Parking Closure
Construction on the downtown Alleyscape Project will require that the parking lot on the 300 east block between Main and Kimbark streets close from July 30 through August 31. However, there is a new lot open on the 200 east block of Main Street just south of Jester’s Dinner Theatre. Visitors to 300 east block businesses can find parking there as well as at other public lots on the 300 west block of Coffman Street and the 400 east block of Kimbark Street. Additional parking is available on the streets and avenues nearby. For more information and the most current construction and parking information visit www.downtownlongmont.com.
Public Opinion Invited on New Ward Boundaries
The Longmont City Charter requires that ward boundaries be reestablished every 10 years so that they contain an approximately equal number of voters. Four options for new boundaries have been developed for consideration, and public comment is welcome. Through August you can get more information and complete an online survey at www.ci.longmont.co.us, complete a comment form at a City facility, or attend one of three open houses to discuss the proposed boundaries. Maps and comment forms are at the Longmont Civic Center, Senior Center, Library, Recreation Center and St. Vrain Memorial Building. The open houses are from 5 to 7 pm on August 13 at the Civic Center, from 6 to 8 pm on August 22 at the Civic Center, and from 7 to 9 pm on August 30 at the Senior Center. For more information call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-651-8649.
Transit Alliance Citizens' Academy Seeks Participants
If you’re interested in the complex linkages between transportation, community development and sustainability, consider participating in the 2012 Transit Alliance Citizens’ Academy. The seven-week program, from September 12 through October 24, prepares participants to put their new knowledge into action in their communities and help improve the quality of life throughout the Denver metro area. The application deadline is Friday, August 24. For more information, visit www.transitalliance.org/academy.
Sandstone Ranch Program on Local Dragons
Take your family to learn about the amazing lives of Odonata (dragonfly and damselfly) from 10 am to noon on Saturday, July 28, at the County Road 1 trailhead of the St. Vrain Greenway. Explore the wetlands and ponds east of the trailhead to find and identify these fascinating insects using binoculars, cameras, and catch-and-release techniques. Bring insect catching nets and other viewing equipment if you have them, and be prepared for wet and muddy conditions.
Free "Business Plan Essentials" Workshop
This free workshop from 6 to 9 pm on Thursday, August 7, at the Longmont Chamber of Commerce, 528 Main Street, will help you complete or refine your business plan, with an emphasis on understanding your market and developing financials. This is a must for any entrepreneur, especially for those seeking funding or in the early stages of business growth. Cost is $45 for non-Chamber members, $35 for Chamber members and free for Longmont businesses. Register at www.bouldersbdc.com. For more information on this and other business assistance, contact Doug Bene at 303-651-8403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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