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

February 21, 2014

  1. Free Coffee and Conversation on Saturday
  2. Neighborhoods Invited to Flood Update Meetings
  3. Santos, Finley Appointed to Political Committees
  4. Library Conducting Online Survey
  5. Registration Begins for Summer Day Camps
  6. Volunteer for Main Street Clean and Green
  7. Reimagine Your Landscape This Spring

 

Free Coffee and Conversation on Saturday

Longmont City Council is hosting Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, February 22, at Applewood Care Center, 1800 Stroh Place. At this event, you can talk informally with at least two council members on any topic of your choice. Council members Sarah Levison and Polly Christensen are scheduled to attend. For information about council meetings and agendas, call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-651-8649.

 

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Neighborhoods Invited to Flood Update Meetings

Residents in areas affected by flooding are invited to neighborhood meetings to learn about preparations for spring runoff. Residents of the Valley neighborhood will meet on Wednesday, February 26, at Westview Middle School. Residents of the Golden Ponds neighborhood will meet on Thursday, February 27, at Westview Middle School, and residents of Southmoor Park will meet on Thursday, March 6, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. All meetings are from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. For more information call 303-651-8444.

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Santos, Finley Appointed to Political Committees

Two Longmont City Council Members were recently appointed to two different political committees. Council Member Bonnie Finley has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2014 Community and Economic Development Steering Committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation and international competitiveness. Council Member Gabe Santos has been appointed to the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) Administrative Committee. The Administrative Committee, which oversees the regional council’s fiscal, contractual and personnel operations, is composed of DRCOG’s officers and representatives of each county and city in the region with populations exceeding 120,000.


 

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Library Conducting Online Survey

The Longmont Public Library invites residents to take a survey that will show how patrons use the library’s computers and Internet connection. This will help the library improve its technology services and properly allocate resources. The survey takes only 10 to 15 minutes and is completely anonymous. The survey will be available through February 28 at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/library.

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Registration Begins for Summer Day Camps

City of Longmont Recreation Services’ summer day camps provide a safe and secure environment where campers explore and achieve success through recreational activities. Longmont Summer Day Camp accepts registrations on an ongoing basis beginning February 25. A fully completed enrollment packet is required prior to attendance – it is recommended that campers register at least a week prior to attending camp. Registration for the eight-week Special Needs Teen Camp and SCOPE Adult Camp also opens on the 25th. For more information, call 303-651-8404 or visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec.

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Volunteer for Main Street Clean and Green

Volunteers are needed from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, April 26, to help clean up Main Street and around buildings, parking lots, alleys, breezeways and sidewalks to help them shine again. Come with a friend or form a team (sponsors welcome!) and make downtown a beautiful and vibrant destination for everyone. Breakfast, lunch, and t-shirts will be provided. To sign up or get more information call Del Rae Heiser at 303-651-8586, or visit http://www.downtownlongmont.com/clean&green.

 

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Reimagine Your Landscape This Spring

The City of Longmont partners with the Center for ReSource Conservation to help you with water conservation for your landscape. Garden In-A-Box (sales begin March 1) simplifies water-wise gardening with professional “plant-by-number” designs, a selection of xeriscape plants, and planting and care instructions all below retail costs. Quantities are limited and sell out quickly. Free Water-Wise Landscape Seminars (offered in April) cover the how-tos of xeriscaping and other water-wise landscape practices, from getting started to more advanced topics. Visit http://www.ConservationCenter.org/water-home or call 303-999-3820 for more information.

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