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

February 7, 2014

  1. I heart Longmont Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Trail Openings
  2. Neighborhood Meetings for Flood Updates
  3. Free Tax Preparation
  4. Disaster Group to Assess Community Needs
  5. City Seeks Affordable Housing Group Members
  6. Taste of Therapy Fair on Saturday
  7. Register Early for Kids' Fishing Program

 

I heart Longmont Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Trail Openings

Show your love for Longmont on Valentine’s Day by celebrating the reopening of Golden Ponds Park areas, the St. Vrain Greenway from Golden Ponds to Roger’s Grove, the Lykins Gulch Greenway, and trails in Roger’s Grove. These areas have been repaired and are ready for use. The mayor and Longmont city council members will join the community in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at 4 pm on Friday, February 14, at Golden Ponds, 2651 3rd Avenue. Heart-warming gifts and refreshments will be available for everyone who attends.

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Neighborhood Meetings for Flood Update

Residents in areas affected by flooding are invited to neighborhood meetings to learn about preparations for spring runoff. Residents of The Greens will meet on Tuesday, February 18, at Twin Peaks Golf Course meeting room. Residents of Champion Greens will meet on Wednesday, February 19, at the Public Works facility on Airport Road. Residents of the Valley neighborhood will meet on Wednesday, February 26, at Westview Middle School. A meeting for the Golden Ponds and Southmoor Park neighborhoods will be announced soon. All meetings are from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. For more information call 303-651-8444 or visit the City's flood information web pages.

 

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Free Tax Preparation

VITA Tax Preparation Assistance is available at no charge for low- to moderate-income residents, senior citizens and disabled taxpayers (maximum income limit of $52,000). VITA is located at 2050 Terry Street, Suite 101, and walk-in hours are 6 to 8:30 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays through April 12. However, there will be no service available on February 12 or March 12. For more information visit http://www.coloradovita.org.


 

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Disaster Group to Assess Community Needs

The Long-Term Flood Recovery Group of Boulder County (LTFRG) has requested the services of a national disaster recovery group to determine who in the community will not be able to rebuild and recover without assistance. A team of World Renew volunteers will conduct one-on-one interviews with flood survivors to help prioritize individual needs and connect survivors with LTFRG, which can provide long-term support with individual case management as well as financial and construction assistance for those most in need. The group will be at First Lutheran Church, 803 3rd Avenue, on these dates and times for walk-in interviews: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 10 am - 5 pm; Thursday, Feb. 13, 11 am - 6 pm; Friday, Feb. 14, 10 am - 5  pm; Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 am - 3 pm; Wednesday, Feb. 19, 10 am - 5 pm; Thursday, Feb. 20, 11 am - 6 pm; Friday, Feb. 21, 10 am - 5 pm; and Saturday, Feb. 22, 10 am - 2 pm.

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City Seeks Affordable Housing Group Members

The City of Longmont is seeking applicants for the Affordable Housing Technical Review Group. This volunteer group reviews affordable housing proposals and makes recommendations for funding. The group seeks at least two members representing any of the following areas: housing builders/developers, real estate community, low-income residents or agencies representing low-income residents, and special populations (elderly, disabled). For more information, call Kathy Fedler, at 303-651-8736 or email kathy.fedler@ci.longmont.co.us. The deadline to submit a letter of interest is February 28.

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Taste of Therapy Fair on Saturday

Recreation Services is hosting a Taste of Therapy Fair from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, February 8, at the Izaak Walton Clubhouse, 18 S. Sunset Street. (Please enter Izaak Walton from the north – 3rd Avenue and Sunset Street – and travel down the hill.) You can try a variety of alternative wellness options for just $5 for each 15-minute hands-on demonstration. (Please bring small bills.) Appointments are taken at the fair and fill quickly. Doors open at 9:45 am. For more information call 303-651-8404 or visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec/special.

 

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Register Early for Kids' Fishing Program

The 11th annual Chick Clark Kids’ Fishing Program will be held on Saturday, March 29, at Roger’s Grove Park, 220 Hover Road. The program provides a special opportunity during Spring Break for Longmont youth (15 years old and younger) to learn about local natural resources, participate in fun outdoor activities and catch their own fish! The day includes a free kids’ fishing clinic, free hot dogs for all, and free fishing for kids. Beginning Monday, February 17, parents can register their children for the program online at http://www.bit.ly/chickclarkfishing.

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