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April -

Posted: 04/11/14

Do You Represent Longmont?

The City of Longmont is seeking a demographically representative group of Longmont residents to provide feedback on various City initiatives. If you are interested, please take two minutes to complete the online questionnaire. If you would like to participate but don’t have Internet access, call the City Manager’s Office at 303-651-8601.

Free Shredding Event on Saturday

Recycle your personal documents safely and securely. Bring your boxed or bagged papers to the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street between 9 am and 2 pm on Saturday, April 12. Please bring identification and a copy of your most recent Longmont utility bill. This event is for residential documents only; no business materials will be accepted. For more information call 303-651-8416.

Register for Summer Rec Programs on April 15

Registration for Longmont Recreation & Golf Services’ summer programs begins Tuesday, April 15, online and at all City of Longmont recreation facilities. The brochure, available at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/rec also contains information about local events and concerts. For more information call 303-651-8404.

Free Talk on Green Building Practices

Visit the Longmont Museum at 400 Quail Road from 7 to 8 pm on Thursday, April 17, for a free talk on Green Building Practices. Join LEED-certified builder Benjamin Holley to learn more about the latest in green building practices, materials and misconceptions. For more information call 303-651-8374.

Water Line Flushing Begins April 21

On April 21, the City will begin the annual flushing of water lines to keep water quality high and to ensure that fire hydrants are operational. You may notice low water pressure, discolored water or no water for short periods when flushing is taking place in your neighborhood. Please limit water use, and avoid using hot water when flushing is occurring in your immediate area. For the schedule and answers to frequently asked questions, visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/pwwu/water/flushing.htm or call 303-651-8468.

Parking Patrol Volunteers Sought

The City of Longmont is seeking self-motivated, people-oriented, outgoing individuals for the Volunteer Parking Patrol. Volunteers patrol public and private property, in teams of two, to ensure the legal use of disability spaces through education and enforcement. Volunteering with this group is a fun and rewarding experience, and training is provided. Please contact Parking Enforcement by April 30 at 303-651-8658 or 303-774-4724.

Garden in a Box for Colorado's Climate

Planting season is close, and the City of Longmont and Center for ReSource Conservation have joined forces to bring you preplanned xeriscape gardens, all below retail costs. Choose from three gardens designed by local designers. Each garden includes a planting plan, up to 28 plants and helpful xeriscape gardening hints. Preorder your garden online at http://www.ConservationCenter.org or call 303-999-3820, ext. 217.

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Posted: 04/04/14

Outdoor Emergency Warning System to be Tested on Monday

The City’s Outdoor Emergency Warning System (OEWS) is being tested at 10 am on Monday, April 7. The system is tested the first Monday of every month, April through August. Other than for testing, the system will be used only to notify the community when immediate action should be taken. If you hear the sirens and it isn’t the first Monday of the month at 10 am, seek shelter immediately and tune to local media for information.
http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/emergency/outdoorwarningsystem.htm

Changes Coming to FLEX Service

FLEX, Northern Colorado’s regional bus route connecting Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud and Longmont with RTD connections to Denver and Boulder, will be making route changes beginning in May. The changes include moving the Fort Collins terminus to Transfort’s new South Transit Center. Riders who wish to continue into Fort Collins can transfer there, free of charge, to multiple local routes. To learn more about this and other changes, attend the FLEX open house from 4:30 to 7 pm on Monday, April 7, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. For more information visit http://www.ridetransfort.com.

Don't Miss the Spring Branch Collection

Longmont residents can enjoy free, curbside tree limb pick-up in April. Bundled limbs will be picked up at residences north of 9th Avenue April 7 – 11 and south of 9th Avenue April 14 - 18. Important: you must place your bundled tree limbs out at curbside by 7 am on the Monday of your scheduled collection week. Leaves, trash and other debris will not be accepted nor will non-bundled branches or oversized piles. Find all the requirements at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/solidwaste or call 303-651-8416.

Apply Now for a 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 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 one to five years. To learn more about the vacancies and any special requirements, and to apply online, visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/boards/vacancy.htm. Applications will be accepted by the City Clerk’s Office through 5 pm on Friday, May 23. For more information, call 303-651-8649.

Clean-Up Green-Up Begins Saturday

Residents and businesses are invited to help spruce up Longmont this spring, and the 2013 flood created plenty of new projects! The kick-off for the month-long “Clean-Up, Green-Up” campaign will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 am on Saturday, April 5, at the Izaak Walton Clubhouse (18 S. Sunset Street). Enjoy coffee, juice and doughnuts as you get your assignment and instructions. If you can’t participate on the kick-off day, you can still volunteer through April 30. Call 303-651-8446 or email lore.blattner@ci.longmont.co.us.

2014 Longmont Library Festival: April 6-12

Join us at the Library for a week of free events celebrating your public library! Meet Colorado authors; compose a poem with Colorado’s Poet Laureate, David Mason; write your family history; and hear stories (and get treats) from around the world. For more information, visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/library or call 303-651-8472.

Free Shredding Event on April 12

Recycle your personal documents safely and securely. Bring your boxed or bagged papers to the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street between 9 am and 2 pm on Saturday, April 12. Please bring identification and a copy of your most recent Longmont utility bill. This event is for residential documents only; no business materials will be accepted. For more information call 303-651-8416.
http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/solidwaste/recycle/shredding_event.htm

 

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March -

Posted: 03/28/14

Coffee with Council is This Saturday

Longmont City Council is hosting Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, March 29, at Ziggi’s Coffee, 1139 Francis Street. At this event, you can talk informally with at least two council members on any topic of your choice. Mayor Pro Tem Brian Bagley and Council Member Bonnie Finley are scheduled to attend. For information about council meetings and agendas, call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-651-8649. http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/about/coffeewithcouncil.htm

Electronics Accepted at Hard-to-Recycle Event

The Longmont Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street will hold a Hard-to-Recycle Event from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, March 29, for materials that are not accepted for curbside recycling. Materials accepted include computers, electronics, televisions, Styrofoam, cell phones, and many others. There may be a fee for certain items. Bring a copy of your current utility bill to show that you pay the waste management fee. For more information and a complete list of materials accepted visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/solidwaste or call 303-651-8416.

Don't Miss the Spring Branch Collection

Longmont residents can enjoy free, curbside tree limb pick-up in April. Bundled limbs will be picked up at residences north of 9th Avenue April 7 – 11 and south of 9th Avenue April 14 - 18. Important: you must place your bundled tree limbs out at curbside by 7 am on the Monday of your scheduled collection week. Leaves, trash and other debris will not be accepted nor will non-bundled branches or oversized piles. Find all the requirements at http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/solidwaste or call 303-651-8416.

"Treasure Our Trees" Arbor Day Program

In celebration of Arbor Day on April 18, the City of Longmont will sponsor tree trimming and removal for residents who cannot afford such services. Applications can be submitted by April 11 by those whose income is 40% or less of the median income for Boulder County. For a single person that is $26,925 and for two people it’s $30,775. For an application, more information on this program, and income limits for other size households, email susan.spaulding@ci.longmont.co.us or call 303-651-8444.

Lend a Hand to Clean-Up Green-Up

Residents and businesses are invited to help spruce up Longmont this spring, and the 2013 flood created plenty of new projects! The kick-off for the month-long “Clean-Up, Green-Up” campaign will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 am on Saturday, April 5, at the Izaak Walton Clubhouse (18 S. Sunset Street). Enjoy coffee, juice and doughnuts as you get your assignment and instructions. If you can’t participate on the kick-off day, you can still volunteer through April 30. Call 303-651-8446 or email lore.blattner@ci.longmont.co.us.

Longmont Idol Returns for 6th Year

It’s time to submit Longmont Idol applications! This singing competition is open to teens and young adults age 11 - 21 who reside in the St. Vrain Valley School District. Applications must be received by 5 pm on Friday, April 25, and there is a mandatory rehearsal from 6 to 8:30 pm on Friday, May 16. The top three contestants in each age group will win cash prizes. For complete competition rules, a registration form and sponsorship information visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/youth_services/idol.

Twin Peaks Golf Course Flood Damage Repair Begins

The City’s contractor is installing new sod to replace flood damaged sod from holes 3, 4 and 5 at Twin Peaks Golf Course beginning Monday, Monday, March 31. Sodding is expected to be completed by Friday, April 4. The front nine at Twin Peaks will be closed until sodding is completed on holes 3, 4 and 5. Reduced fees will be in effect during hole closures. Re-sodding will continue on holes 13 and 14. Disruption to play should be minimal. http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/golf/

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Posted: 03/21/14

Longmont Reservoir to be Filled, Flood Debris Removed

After the September 2013 flood, Longmont Reservoir became filled with sediment and debris. In a matter of days, its entire holding capacity was used up as dirt and debris piled to levels of three to five feet over the top of Longmont Dam. Restoring capacity to the reservoir has been a top priority for the City of Longmont, as it provides essential water for the City’s residents during dry, summer months. Since an emergency access road was completed in December 2013, crews have been working diligently to dredge the reservoir and restore its function. The last scoop of debris was finally removed during the week of March 10. In order to expedite the dredging, the reservoir was drained. As of Wednesday, March 19, the reservoir drains were officially closed, allowing it to be refilled with water from Ralph Price Reservoir, upstream. Accomplishing the restoration of the reservoir prior to spring runoff is a significant success for the City. Much credit goes to Longmont contracting company, Nixcavating, and its commitment to on-time completion. If the deadline had not been met, work would have halted during spring and summer due to runoff impacts. Restoration of the reservoir better assures that the City of Longmont will be able to avoid water restrictions this summer and supply water during this peak demand period. Read the news release.

Planning Continues on Sunset St. Bridge Replacement Project

The City of Longmont and Boulder County are joining forces to plan the replacement of the Sunset Street Bridge that was damaged during the September 2013 flood. The bridge, located on Sunset St. between 3rd Avenue and Boston Avenue in Longmont, is owned by Boulder County but due to its location serves primarily city residents and businesses as an important north-south connection over the St. Vrain Creek. The two government agencies have agreed to work together on this project through an intergovernmental agreement (IGA), signed in October 2013. The agreement stipulates that Boulder County will take the lead on funding the project and the City of Longmont will manage the design and construction. The $2 to $3 million replacement cost will be funded primarily by federal emergency dollars and the county and city have agreed to share the cost of the cost not covered by the Federal Highway Administration. The bridge is expected to open in 2015. Read the news release.

PRPA Community Listening Session at Plaza Event Center

The public is invited to a Community Listening Session with Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) from 6 to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, March 26, at the Plaza Event Center, 1850 Industrial Circle. PRPA has provided wholesale electricity to Longmont Power & Communications for more than 40 years, and as part of its long-term planning would like to know your preferences regarding future resource alternatives. This event is free and registration is not required. For more information visit http://www.prpa.org.

Hard to Recycle Event on March 29

The Longmont Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street will hold a Hard-to-Recycle Event from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, March 29, for materials that are not accepted for curbside recycling. Materials accepted include computers, electronics, televisions, Styrofoam, cell phones, and many others. There may be a fee for certain items. For more information and a complete list of materials accepted visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/solidwaste or call 303-651-8416.

Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center to Open

Beginning April 12, Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center will be open from 10 am to 2 pm on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month, and beginning June 3, it also will be open from 9 am to noon on Tuesdays. If you’d like to help develop Sandstone District Park into a destination that visitors from all over will want to visit, volunteer! For more information about volunteer opportunities, call 303-651-8404.

Kinetics Sculpture Race Information Meeting at Senior Center

Come to a Q & A session at 11 am on Saturday, March 22, at the Longmont Senior Center 910 Longs Peak Avenue, to learn how to build your own human-powered, water/land vehicle so you can participate in this year’s zany Kinetics event on June 21. You don’t need to own an aluminum welding operation to build a craft. Although this helps, many crafts start out with an old canoe, kayak or bike. Come learn from experts who been competing for years. For more information visit http://www.kineticists.org or call 303-651-8406.

Coffee with Council Meeting on Saturday, March 29

Longmont City Council is hosting Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, March 29, at Ziggi’s Coffee, 1139 Francis Street. At this event, you can talk informally with at least two council members on any topic of your choice. Mayor Pro Tem Brian Bagley and Council Member Bonnie Finley 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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