The City of Longmont's State of the City Address will be re-broadcast on the Comcast Cable Channel 8 at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., everyday through September 24th.
Video of the “State of Lyons" public information meeting which was held Thursday, September 19th in the Longmont City Council Chambers at 350 Kimbark Street.
Mayor Van Domelen, Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen and Boulder County Sheriff's Deputies Kevin Parker and Nick Goldberger will gave a briefing on the status of Lyons following the flood.
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Public Works and Natural Resources (PWNR) have repaired and opened 119th Street at the St. Vrain river. This was a major accomplishment – many thanks to the PWNR crews and engineers.
Our neighborhood cleanup has been going well. Thank you for parking outside of the affected neighborhoods when helping. These little things have allowed equipment to operate freely on some of the narrow streets. PWNR and contractors have moved volumes of material from these neighborhoods, but we still have more work to do.
Additional roll-offs are coming to the affected business areas soon.
Hayden Ct. paving operations are in progress. Please be aware of the extra equipment and trucks moving asphalt.
Be aware of possible scammers who may target you at your home or via a fraudulent charity. FEMA will never ask for money when doing an inspection.
Charity fraud tips:
The Longmont Police Department has always recommended residents donate only to agencies that you have researched. Do not donate in response to requests you receive via the phone, email, or by mail. Look up the phone number of the agency, and call that agency directly. Ask questions about what your money will fund. If you need further information, the Boulder County District Attorney's Office has a department which has great information on where/how to research a non-profit agency before donating.... including a state website to look up information on that non-profit. See "donating to charity" on this page http://www.bouldercounty.org/safety/victim/pages/dacpd.aspx The Longmont Community Foundation is an established local organization; you may donate to them or contact them for suggestions of local organizations to support. They can be found at longmontfoundation.org or by calling (303) 678-6555.
Please stay off of these greenways. The flooding has undercut many of the locations and they are subject to collapse. Parks_closures2_091813_200PM
Greens and Champion Greens
• We have two contractors and city crews clearing and removing debris. Contractors are utilizing loaders, skid steers, grapple trucks and a fleet of dump trucks. We also have the city grapple truck and one ton trucks in the area to support efforts. We estimate that we will be in the area through Friday at a minimum. At that point we should be able to strategically place additional roll-offs for those who may have additional debris.
• City crews are also collecting paints, chemicals, waste and appliances for appropriate disposal.
• Roll-offs are deployed in the Valley Subdivision and bins are filling up quickly. Placement of additional bins and exchanges will occur tomorrow and we will deploy an additional two grapple truck (contractors) in the Valley Subdivision to expedite clean up.
• Additional contractors will begin tomorrow with loaders and dump trucks.
Golden Ponds Subdivision
• Looks good, the roll-off deployment worked well. We still have two roll-offs in place for residual cleanup.
St. Vrain Mobile Home Park
• We have provided a steady stream of roll-offs and residents are filling them. We deployed our packer truck yesterday to pick up additional materials. The roll-off strategy appears to work well here and we will continue to exchange roll offs until complete.
First Ave at Bowen
• Roll-off delivery and deployment working well. As of today, the container is not full
• Two roll-offs still along Missouri and as of today, they are not full. There is some debris on a couple properties, so we will continue to deploy roll-offs and exchange in those locations.
• Several roll-offs have been delivered and exchanged and as of today there are two roll-offs on site.
2200 block Creekside neighborhood at Caleta Trail
• One roll-off has been delivered and filled, another will be delivered and continued exchanges will occur as needed.
Lefthand Drive at East of Bowen
• Two containers on the ground and will exchange as needed.
• Roll-offs delivered and exchanged and will be continued until complete.
• We will deploy our packer and loader to clean up at the end of the cul-de-sac.
Royal Mobile Home Park
• Delivered six (6) roll-offs with the expectation to deliver up to 12 at a time. Exchanges as needed.
Various calls from residents with flood debris
• We had about six calls from residents in the north east section of the city and are scheduled for collection tomorrow.
Regular Trash and recycle collection is completed on schedule
ArtWalk Longmont would like to convey our deepest concern to those affected by this catastrophic storm and to let our community know that our thoughts and prayers go out to all families, towns and neighborhoods that still have much to face in the months ahead.
ArtWalk is still scheduled to happen the evening of Friday, Sept 20 from 6 – 9 p.m. It’s always been Artwalk’s intention to be a downtown event that is a community driven art festival that is shared together. To raise money for those in need in our community, our downtown merchants/participants will have donation information in their locations and Artwalk is happy to include a station hosted by Longmont Community Foundation near the NE corner of 4th Ave (near Ziggis). This is a difficult time, but one thing is clear; we live in a great community with great people!
While the Downtown Longmont community is deeply saddened by the loss and destruction that many in our community are facing, we are overwhelmed by those calling to assist, help, volunteer and give. This weekend, there will be several ways for the community to gather, celebrate Longmont’s strength and donate to those in need in our community. In partnership with the Longmont Community Foundation, donations can be made to the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund. 100% of the proceeds will go directly toward helping the community recover from the devastation of the recent flooding.
There will be several opportunities to give financial donations to our community members in need. During Oktoberfest at Roosevelt Park on Friday and Saturday, September 20 – 21st, donations can be made to the Left Hand Brewing Foundation for Flood Relief 2013. On Sunday, Fireball Run kicks off in downtown Longmont. Teams will be assisting in raising money for the flood relief in our community. Come help us send off the 40 teams at 8 a.m. on the corner of 5th and Main - participate in the Tiny Tim fun run or just come cheer on the participants.
For all the details, visit www.downtownlongmont.com
Longmont has demonstrated we are a resilient community and open for business. Our city staff and community has demonstrated our strength and resolve. We are rebuilding our roads and infrastructure at unprecedented speeds. LPC has electricity to all but a few homes, we are providing clean drinking water to Longmont and Left Hand Water District. We are poised to bring power and Wi-Fi to Lyons.
We are Longmont Strong.
We are having great success in our neighborhoods with cleanup efforts. In addition to providing roll-offs dumpsters the City of Longmont has hired contractors with heavy equipment to assist in neighborhoods. They are using this equipment to clean debris piles filled with wet carpet, mud and silt. This has significantly added to the speed of our recovery. The city has heavy equipment in the flood areas, the additional cars on the streets are making it difficult to maneuver around. We are asking those who are helping friends and neighbors to park cars outside of the affected neighborhoods and walk in when you can.
Businesses continue to support the community. We’ve had tremendous support at our evacuation shelters, emergency operations center and out on the streets. Families and businesses owners are literally stopping in the streets and dropping food to crews and check points.
We have closed the call center. We are asking our community to call the necessary city department for future requests. These numbers are listed below.
Longmont Power and Communications (LPC) (303) 776-0011
Public Works and Natural Resources (PWNR) (303) 651-8416
Longmont Utility Billing (303) 651-8664
Longmont Building Inspections (303) 651-8332
Longmont Code Enforcement (303) 651-8695
Longmont Community Neighborhood Resources (303) 651-8444
Longmont Fire Services general information (303) 651-8437
Longmont Police Services general information (303) 651-8555
Police and Fire Emergencies – 911
Please do not call 911 unless you have an emergency.
Our OEM website will continue to be updated on a regular basis. This site also contains volumes of information, videos and frequently asked questions. This is a great resource if you have questions.
Longmont DAC Update:
The average wait time to meet with a FEMA representative at the Disaster Assistance Center is about 15 minutes. The average wait time for computer access to sign in for Boulder County services is about 10 minutes.
Buses are available for transport between Life Bridge Church and the DAC.
As the City of Longmont returns to normal 8:00am-5:00pm business operations, the emergency call center will be closed after 7PM tonight, Tuesday, September 17, 2013.