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Longmont News, Your E-Government Connection

Welcome to the City of Longmont's weekly e-News update.

April 19, 2013

  1. Library Festival Continues with Authors and More
  2. Tree Planting Event Cancelled
  3. Free Pharmaceutical Drop-off Day
  4. Hackathon Produced Award-Winning Apps
  5. Open House for Workforce Housing Task Force
  6. Water Line Flush Rescheduled


Library Festival Continues with Authors and More

The Longmont Library Festival continues through Saturday, April 20, with four big events. You’re invited to a youth poetry slam on Monday, a talk and slide show with photographer John Fielder on Wednesday, a writer’s workshop with author Bill Ellis on Thursday, and the Colorado Authors’ Open House on Saturday. All events are free and open to the public. For more information and a schedule visit or call 303-651-8472.

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Tree Planting Cancelled

Saturday's tree planting event at Roger's Grove has been cancelled due to weather. Other events that celebrate the environment can be seen on the city's webpage.

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Free Pharmaceutical Drop-Off Day

Don’t flush medications down the sink or toilet. Recent studies have shown that it can pass through the treatment plant and enter the river. Bring all your unused medication to Longmont United Hospital at 1950 Mountain View Avenue between 8 am and 2 pm on Saturday, April 27, for this one-day event. All medications are accepted. Visit to learn more.

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Hackathon Produced Award-Winning Apps

The City of Longmont’s first civic hackathon was a great success with eight apps created over the two-and-a-half-day event. The top prize, awarded by major sponsor Western Digital, went to 14-year-old Jackson Roberts for his app that will aggregate event calendars from several local websites into a single Longmont event calendar. Other winning apps included one to notify residents by email when it’s their trash and recycling collection day and one to help firefighters locate all hydrants near the scene of a fire. To see the presentations and learn more about the hackathon, visit

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Open House for Workforce Housing Task Force

The city council-appointed Workforce Housing Task Force invites community members to an open house at which the task force’s draft recommendations will be presented for discussion and comment before they are presented to council. Drop in between 4:30 and 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 24, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. The task force anticipates presenting its recommendations at the May 21 city council meeting. For more information call Kathy Fedler at 303-651-8736 or visit

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Water Line Flush Rescheduled

Due to inclement weather, the water line flushing program has been rescheduled and will begin Monday, April 22, 2013. Every attempt will be made to stay on this schedule, but it is subject to change based on weather and unforeseen problems. Public Works & Natural Resources will begin flushing water lines April 22. Line are flushed to keep water quality at its highest level and to ensure that fire hydrants are operational. The benefits realized in water quality and fire protection far outweigh the comparatively small amount of water released during the flushing program. Residents may notice low water pressure, discolored water or no water for short periods of time when flushing is taking place in their neighborhood (see map). It's recommended that residents limit water use, and particularly avoid using hot water when flushing is occurring in their immediate area. For more information please call 303-651-8468.


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