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

January 3, 2014

  1. City Council Open Forum
  2. Learn How to Get EnergySmart in 2014
  3. Additional Longmont Call-n-Ride Service
  4. Volunteer for Board or Commission
  5. Business Flood Recovery Grant Deadline Extended
  6. Recycle Your Christmas Tree
  7. Learn Woodcarving at the Museum

 

City Council Open Forum

The January 14 city council meeting, beginning at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at 350 Kimbark Street, will be an Open Forum for residents to talk for 5 minutes each to council members about any topic on their minds. This is the only agenda item for this meeting; plan to arrive a little early to put your name on the list of speakers. For more information about city council meetings visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/city_council.

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Learn How to Get EnergySmart in 2014

EnergySmart is an easy way to a more comfortable home that saves energy and money. For just $70, an EnergySmart advisor will conduct an energy audit of your home and provide a report on your home’s energy use. The advisor will also help determine which energy-saving measures will most improve your home’s comfort and reduce your energy bill. To help you get started, LPC is hosting an EnergySmart informational program at the Longmont Public Library, 409 4th Avenue, at 7 pm on Wednesday, January 8. If you can’t attend this session, visit http://www.EnergySmartYes.com for more information.

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Additional Longmont Call-n-Ride Service

Beginning Monday, January 6, Longmont Call-n-Ride will add an additional bus in the morning and evening peak hours. Call-n-Ride is available from 6 am to 7:30 pm, Monday through Friday, and from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday, Sunday and holidays to take you where you want to go within the Longmont service area. Call 303-994-3551 or 303-994-3552 to schedule your trip on a first-come, first-served basis. There are some restrictions. The cost is $2.25 for one-way service, and seniors/disabled/Medicare recipients and students pay $1.10. For more information, call 303-299-6000 or visit http://www.rtd-denver.com/callNRide.shtml.


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Volunteer for Board or Commission

Longmont City Council is recruiting for volunteers to serve on the Historic Preservation Commission and the Library Advisory Board. Applicants must be registered voters and residents of Longmont for at least one year prior to serving. To apply, visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/boards/vacancy.htm and click on “Apply online.” The application deadline is 5 pm on January 8. For more information call 303-651-8649.

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Business Flood Recovery Grant Deadline Extended

The application deadline for the Business Recovery Grant program has been extended to January 31, 2014. The Business Recovery Grant provides a reimbursement of up to $5,000 for repairs and improvements made as a result of the September 2013 flooding. In order to qualify, businesses must be located in designated flood-impacted areas of Longmont and be in full compliance with all city rules and regulations. Additional requirements may apply. Please contact Doug Bene at 303-651-8403 or doug.bene@ci.longmont.co.us for more information.

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Through January 12 there are four satellite locations where you can drop off your Christmas tree to be recycled: Roosevelt Park – parking lot south of 8th Avenue; Garden Acres Park – west side of parking lot off 18th Avenue; Kanemoto Park – parking lot off of S. Pratt Parkway; Clark Centennial Park – east parking lot off of Alpine Street. You also can recycle your tree at the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street, Monday through Saturday, from 7:30 am to 4:45 pm. Please remove all holiday decorations and lights. For more information call 303-651-8416 or visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/solidwaste/events/christmastree.htm.

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Learn Woodcarving at the Museum

Learn to carve from Joseph Sikora, whose work is featured in the Longmont Museum’s current exhibition “Carve! Selections from the Champion Cottonwood.”  This workshop for ages 14 and older is from 1 to 2 pm on Saturday, January 11, at the museum at 400 Quail Road. The cost is $30, and all materials and tools will be provided. Call 303-651-8374 to register.

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