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

January 17, 2014

  1. Agreement in Principle Reached on Dillard's Property
  2. City Closures on Monday
  3. Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  4. Museum Open on Monday
  5. Roger's Grove Area Temporary Closures
  6. RTD to Host Northwest Area Meeting
  7. City Line Correction: Landfill and Shred Events Scheduled for Feb. 8

 

Agreement in Principle Reached on Dillard's Property

NewMark Merrill Mountain States − through its affiliate NMMS Twin Peaks, LLC; Dillard’s; and Longmont Urban Renewal Authority have reached an agreement in principle to settle the Dillard’s eminent domain litigation. This agreement in principle paves the way for a judicial transfer of title from Dillard’s to the Longmont Urban Renewal Authority for the Dillard’s store at the Twin Peaks Mall. As part of the agreement and subject to City Council and Longmont Urban Renewal Authority (LURA) approval, LURA will contribute $500,000 to cover a portion of the transaction costs that include legal expenses and costs associated with expert testimony, witnesses and other litigation fees. The next step in the process is City Council consideration at its January 21 meeting of an additional appropriation ordinance to fund the LURA contribution.

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City Closures on Monday

Longmont city government observes the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday on Monday, January 20. The following facilities will be CLOSED: Civic Center, Service Center, Development Services Center, Library, Senior Center, Youth Center, and Waste Diversion Center. Trash and recycling collection will be one day late this week. If you have questions about the collection schedule, call 303-651-8416. For more information about facility schedules visit www.ci.longmont.co.us.

 

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Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The public is invited to “All Cultures One Voice: Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King through Action” from 2 to 4 pm on Monday, January 20, in the Silver Creek High School Auditorium, 4901 Nelson Road. This free celebration of film, music and speakers will honor Dr. King and his work for human and civil rights. For more information email carmen.ramirez@ci.longmont.co.us or call 303-651-8445.


 

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Museum Open on Monday

The Longmont Museum, which usually is closed on City holidays, will be open on Monday, January 20, from 9 am to 5 pm. This is the last day to see three special exhibits: Around the World in 80 Dolls, Carve! Selected Works from the Champion Cottonwood and Julie Cardinal: Flowers. Admission to the special exhibits is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors (62+), and free for children 5 and under. For more information call 303-651-8374 or visit www.longmontmuseum.org.

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Roger's Grove Area Temporary Closures

Beginning Tuesday, January 21, Roger’s Grove and Fairgrounds Lake will be closed temporarily. The closure is anticipated to last 10 to 12 days while flood repairs are completed in the area. Repairs include restoration of soft-surface trails, soft-surface edging along concrete trails, and resetting the Art in Public Places piece “Waterline.” Follow the journey to full flood recovery at www.ci.longmont.co.us/flood-info, and call 303-651-8446 for more information on parks and trails.

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RTD to Host Northwest Area Meeting

RTD is holding a public meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on Monday, January 27, in the City Council Chambers in the Civic Center at 350 Kimbark Street to seek input and provide an update on the Northwest Area Mobility Study. The goal of the study is to help RTD and stakeholders agree on alternatives for bringing commuter rail or other transit improvements to northwest communities sooner than the Northwest Rail Line to Longmont can be completed. For more information, visit www.rtd-fastracks.com/nams_1.

 

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City Line Correction: Landfill and Shred Events Scheduled for Feb 8

In the January 2014 issue of City Line, the City of Longmont's monthly newsletter, the dates for two popular cleanup events are listed incorrectly. The two events are scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2014.

Free Landfill Drop Day – 6 am to 2 pm at Front Range Landfill, 1830 Weld County Road 5, Erie.
The City provides residents this opportunity to dispose of one level pickup full of bulky trash items and debris that do not fit in curbside containers. This program is free to residential customers. Please take identification and the most recent copy of your utility bill to show that you are a City refuse collection customer. All loads must be covered. For information about what materials are accepted at the landfill call 303-673-9431.

Free Shred Event – 9 am to 2 pm at Waste Diversion Center, 140 Martin Street.
This event is for residential customers to conveniently recycle sensitive documents. Please bring identification and a copy of your most recent utility bill to show that you are eligible for this service. This is for residential customers only; business documents are not accepted.

 

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