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Longmont News, Your E-Government Connection

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

August 16, 2013

  1. Shredding Event This Weekend
  2. Close Out the Summer with Festival on Main
  3. Get Your City Line Online
  4. City to Redo Zoning Process
  5. Open House at Senior Center
  6. Apply Now for City Board or Commission


Shredding Event This Weekend

The Longmont Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street will hold a free shredding event from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, August 17. Please bring a copy of your most recent Longmont utility bill to show that you pay the waste management fee. This event is for residential documents only; no business materials will be accepted. For more information call 303-651-8416.

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Close Out the Summer with Festival on Main

Plan to be on Main Street in downtown Longmont from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, August 23, for the 13th annual Festival on Main. There will be lots of activities for children, street performers, dancers, arts activities, food vendors, and three stages with live music. Tickets for the bungee trampoline and water ball activity are only $5. Among the seven bands to perform are Mojomama, The Steve Manshel Band, Sammy Dee Morton, and Los Amos de la Sierra. Parking downtown is free, and handicap parking is available at Longmont Christian School, 550 Coffman Street. For more information visit

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Get Your City Line Online

Don’t miss out on meetings, events or opportunities to speak to City Council members. You don’t have to wait to get the City Line newsletter in your utility bill to find out what’s going on. You can read it online! Visit and select “City Line Newsletter” in the box on the left. And while you’re there, check all the other ways to stay informed about what’s happening in Longmont.

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City to Redo Zoning Process

The City is currently posting notice signs in the area known as “1st & Main” and sending letters to surrounding property owners in an attempt to "repeat" a recent rezoning process. This area is generally located east of South Pratt Parkway, north of the Saint Vrain River, south of 2nd Avenue and west of the Dickens Farm Park--generally the Collyer Street alignment. The public is invited to get involved in the City’s public processes for rezoning the 1st & Main area. In an attempt to make sure all voices are heard on this issue, the City is undertaking a full repeat of the rezoning process, beginning with a neighborhood meeting. The City is taking this extraordinary step because this rezoning is such an important part of the City’s plans for the long-term revitalization of the 1st & Main area. Call 303-651 8330 for more information.

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Open House at Senior Center

The community is invited to an open house at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue, from 1 to 3 pm on Saturday, August, 24. Bring a friend, neighbor or family member to learn about the many diverse programs, activities, and services available at the center, and talk with staff, members of the advisory board, and program leaders and participants. For more information, call 303-651-8411.

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Apply Now for 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 currently 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 three to five years. To learn more about the vacancies and any special requirements and to apply online, visit Applications will be accepted by the City Clerk’s Office through Friday, August 16, at 5 pm. For more information, call 303-651-8649.

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