23
Sep

City Manager to Provide Flood Update at Tuesday’s City Council Meeting

Longmont City Manager Harold Dominguez will give a flood update to the City Council on Tuesday night at 7 pm in council chambers located in the Civic Center at 350 Kimbark St.

The community is invited to attend.

If you can't make it to the meeting, but would like to watch it live, it will be broadcasting on Comcast cable channel 8 and live streaming at www.longmontchannel.com.

If you want to watch the meeting at a later date, it will be recorded and posted to the City of Longmont website here:
http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/city_council/agendas/agendas.htm

23
Sep

Grant Application Available for the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund

The Longmont Community Foundation has established the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund. It is designed to provide financial resources to charitable organizations that are involved in the relief and rebuilding efforts in the St. Vrain Valley related to the September 2013 flood.

The 12 member selection committee will review each request and make its recommendations quickly. The grant application is purposely brief because our intent is to not make it burdensome for those organizations that are helping our community recover. 100% of funds received will be distributed and a final report of the distributions will be available on our website after the funds have been expended from the St. Vrain Flooding Relief Fund.

Application and Guidelines PDF

For more info visit: https://www.longmontfoundation.org/

20
Sep

Video Posted From Monday September 16, Longmont State of the City Address

Longmont city leaders described the devastation caused by the 2013 flood and updated residents on current conditions.

The City of Longmont held a “State of the City” meeting Monday, September 16th, 2013 at 7pm (MST).

The meeting provided information regarding the flood as well as updates regarding progress in recovery, and community resources for recovery and restoration. City staff representatives scheduled included:

  • Dennis Coombs, Mayor of Longmont: Introduction and event overview
  • Harold Dominguez, Longmont City Manager: Overview of impacted areas
  • Dan Eamon, Emergency Operations Manager: Recovery Activities and resources for restoration
  • Dale Rademacher, Director of Public Works and Natural Resources

The State of the City Address will also be re-broadcast at 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., everyday through September 24th.

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18
Sep

Roll Off Dumpsters Now at Royal Mobile Home Park

2:31 p.m.  Update-- Roll off dumpsters are now at Royal Mobile Home Park

Debris from the flood will be removed by City of Longmont, providing residents follow the instructions below:

Roll-offs will be placed in the following six areas (see map):

  • Area 1 – Valley and Golden Ponds Neighborhood
  • Area 2 – Champion Greens and the Greens
  • Area 3 – St Vrain Mobile Home Park
  • Area 4 – Missouri Avenue
  • Area 5 – Delaware Street between Main and South Pratt
  • Area 6 – Royal Mobile Home Park (when evacuation notice is lifted and area again accessible)

If you live in one of the six affected flood zones, please place the debris in the roll-offs provided. If a roll-off has yet to be placed in your neighborhood, please place the debris in your yard just above the curb. Please do not place items in the street.

Yard waste, garbage and construction will be accepted in roll-off containers.

Please direct all pumped water and mud from inside homes into the street.

Items that will NOT be accepted in roll-off or trash carts in flood areas are paints, chemicals, electronics, and large appliances. The city will route through designated areas and pick up these items at a later date.

All normal curbside trash collection and recycle schedules will be maintained except in areas where the road is impassible.

Public Works is monitoring the roll-offs and managing exchanges.

If you are not included in a flood area and you believe you are in need of service, please direct any additional questions regarding normal trash collection and roll-offs to (303)651-8416.

18
Sep

Disaster Assistance Center is Open to Help Those Affected by Flood

Location: The Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) is located at 1250 South Hover. The DAC entrance is located on the west side of the Twin Peaks Mall in the former location of Steve & Barry’s just south of Sears.
Hours of operation: The center will operate from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., seven days a week until the need subsides.
Who is being helped: This center is open to serve all Boulder County residents.
What residents need to bring with them: Please bring any paperwork that would assist in verifying your address and assisting with your needs such as utility bills, identification, social security number, insurance policy paperwork, etc.
How can residents contact the DAC: Due to the temporary nature of the facility, no phone service exists and we encourage residents to come in with any questions or help they need.
Agencies represented at the DAC:  FEMA, Workforce Boulder County, Boulder County Public Health, Boulder County Land Use, the OUR Center, and American Family Insurance. Three other non-profits are also on-site to assist with private home clean up: Convoy of Hope, Samaritans Purse, and the Southern Baptist Convention. For those in need of clean up kits, bottled water and other necessities assistance can be found at the DAC.
NOTE ABOUT FEMA: FEMA requires that all residents register www.disasterassistance.gov. You may do this at the DAC or you may do this prior to going to the DAC. If you are denied FEMA coverage initially, please READ THE ENTIRE LETTER, as it outlines the possibility that you need to supply insurance information in order to receive assistance.
Photo: The American Red Cross is assisting flood victims at the Disaster Assistance Center located at the Twin Peaks Mall in Longmont.
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18
Sep

Longmont Appliance Rebates

Longmont Power & Communications and Public Works & Natural Resources are serious about helping you reduce your residential monthly utility bill. Our energy efficiency rebate program offers $50 for ENERGY STAR dishwashers, $50 for ENERGY STAR clothes washers, $100 for dual flow toilets and $50 for low flow toilets.

With these rebates, customers have a little extra incentive to buy a more energy efficient appliance. The program is available to Longmont utility customers on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to view a downloadable copy of the appliance rebate form. (Updated 02/5/13)

For more information on Appliance rebates call (303)-651-8386 or regarding Toilet rebates call (303)-651-8376.

17
Sep

Longmont Flood Information Update 18:00 9/17

The Colorado Division of Water Resources and Boulder County are draining Gaynor Lake to repair erosion around the outlet. They are releasing / pumping approximately three (3) cubic feet of water per second into Dry Creek. This is a Level 1 hazard (low risk). If a failure were to occur it would likely lead to sheet flooding and not pose significant risk. Gaynor Lake drains to the north into Dry Creek. Dry Creek flows north to the southern border of Longmont. Dry Creek crosses Highway 287 and continues to flow northeast around the southern edge of Longmont into the St. Vrain River. Residents south of Plateau Rd near Highway 287, may see a slight increase in water flow through Dry Creek. This is a controlled release.

In other news:

Airport Rd is now open between 17th Ave to the Diagonal Highway.

Pike Rd is open between Highway 287 and Hover Rd.

9th Ave is still closed for repairs near Fordham St. and Wade Rd.

 

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Photo of some compassionate residents who helped set up a comfortable check point for officers working in their neighborhood.

17
Sep

Latest Road Closure and Areas of Concern Map Published

The latest map indicating the most current road closures and areas of concern with the City of Longmont has just been updated on the LongmontOEM.com website.

Road Closings as of 13:12 09/17/13  now at:

  • Airport Road just South of Mountain View Avenue and North of 9th Avenue
  • 9th Ave. just East of Wade Road and West of Fordham Street
  • 119th Street closed South of Hwy 119 both north and southbound
  • Sunset St. between Nelson and Donovan St.
  • Boston Ave, between Hover and Sunset
  • County Road 1 at the St. Vrain River
  • Hayden Ct. from 9th Avenue South just before Dudley Lane
  • 3rd Ave west of Hover
  • Any road immediately parallel to the St. Vrain River
16
Sep

Council Member Bagley offers reassurance after State of the City Address

 

 

Council Member Brian Bagley offers reassurance to Longmont's Spanish speaking community members following the state of the city address on Monday.

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