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

Longmont Flood Update 18:17

Please stay off of these greenways. The flooding has undercut many of the locations and they are subject to collapse. Parks_closures2_091813_200PM 

Neighborhood Updates:

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.

Valley Subdivision

• 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

Missouri Ave

• 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.

Delaware Street

• 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.

Springs Place

• 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

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

17
Sep

Landlord/Tenant Obligations and Rights Meeting to be Held 9/19

We are holding a meeting with Boulder County attorneys, for landlords and tenants affected by the flood, regarding obligations and rights, including the Warranty of Habitability.

Date:     Thursday, September 19

Time:     6:00 p.m.

Where: Longmont City Council Chambers

               350 Kimbark Street

 

Spanish translators will be in attendance.

17
Sep

Power Outage Updates - 14:30 - 9/17

As of 1PM this afternoon (9/17), LPC has restored power to most areas around town. Remaining outages are limited to areas where LPC cannot gain access or customers are not ready to have service back on. If customers do not have power and are ready for service, they should call 303-776-0011.

16
Sep

State Of The City Meeting Scheduled For September 16, 2013

The City of Longmont will hold a “State of the City” meeting Monday, September 16th, 2013 at 7:00 pm (MST). The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at the Longmont Civic Center, 350 Kimbark St.
The meeting is designed to provide information regarding the flood. This meeting will also provide updates regarding progress in recovery, and community resources for recovery and restoration. City staff representatives scheduled includes:

- 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

Residents can attend this meeting in person. However, those in the city limits can view the meeting live on Longmont Comcast Cable Channel 8 or on a live feed at www.longmontchannel.com. The broadcast will be posted later in the day on Channel 8’s website and will be rebroadcasted periodically.

15
Sep

Longmont Flood Information Update - 23:00 - 9/15/13

  • There will be a State of the City address tomorrow evening at Council Chambers at the Longmont Civic Center at 350 Kimbark Ave. It will begin at 7pm and will be broadbast live on Longmont's Channel 8. Viewers will also be able to view re-broadcasts on Channel 8 and online. More details on this broadcast will follow.

  • As of 10:00 pm, we have enacted a curfew until 6:00 am tomorrow morning for evacuated areas and flood zones. We will have officers patrolling these neighborhoods and the Colorado National Guard monitoring these areas and any road closures.  A full map of evacuation areas can be found at www.longmontoem.org.

  • The City of Longmont will be open for business on regular hours on Monday, 9/16, with the exception of the Memorial Building which will remain closed to business. The Rec Center will be open at 5am and the Centennial pool at 5:30 am.

  • The City of Longmont Wastewater Treatment Plant became operational at 4pm.

  • Testing of drinking water continues to show that it is safe for consumption. There is no boil order in place for City of Longmont water customers.

  • The City of Longmont is requesting that donations go to central sources and has updated information for individuals interested in helping those affected by the flooding. Item donations: www.helpcoloradonow.com Financial donations: www.longmontfoundation.org

  • Roads open to enter and exit Longmont include use of Rte. 66 to I-25, route 287, and the Diagonal clear to Boulder. Hwy 119 remains closed at I-25 (see photo). A full map is available on www.longmontoem.org.
15
Sep

Longmont Flood Information Update 21:35 - 9/15/13

  • Buttonrock Dam continues to function properly. Water quality sampling continues to confirm that City of Longmont drinking water is safe. There is no boil order in place for City of Longmont water customers.
  • As we move into our overnight, we will be enacting a curfew again from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. This curfew applies to all evacuated areas and flood zones. We will have officers patrolling these neighborhoods and the Colorado National Guard monitoring these areas and any road closures.
  • We have closed multiple City parks and are requesting that citizens stay out of parks and leave all park fencing intact. A list of the parks that are closed are: Kanemoto Park, Lefthand Park, Valley Park, Rogers Grove, Golden Ponds, Highway 119 trail head, County Line Road trailhead, Sandstone Ranch District park, Izaak Walton ponds and Nature Area (including clubhouse), St.Vrain Greenway, Left Hand Creek Greenway, and Dry Creek Greenway.
  • Our electric power delivery system continues to remain stable. Currently we have 1300 customers without power. For many of those customers, infrastructure is under water and cannot be safely repaired until water receeds and equipment dries out. Restoring this power is a high priority for us.
  • While the weather was clearer over the last couple of days, we also began to restore service to customers in Apple Valley and Stone Canyon above Lyons. That process will continue when weather clears and is also a high priority.
  • Trash and recycling will be collected on a normal schedule on Monday morning except in areas that are still flooded. Customers should place trash and recycle bins on the curb as usual. For areas that are flooded, 34 rollout dumpsters will be deployed tomorrow in neighborhoods.
  • Roads open to enter and exit Longmont include use of Rte. 66 to I-25, the Diagonal clear to Boulder, and Hwy 287. A full map is available on www.longmontoem.org.
  • Our website has sustained tremendous amounts of traffic with more than 254,800 views in the last few days. We have had our website crash twice, due to the high levels of traffic, but were able to restore a replacement website quickly. We are currently using www.longmontoem.org. In the past several days, we have had numerous comments from customers who appreciate the flow of information provided from the City. Residents interested in current information are requested to use social media sites including the City's Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as relying on the web and other media.
13
Sep

Longmont Flood Information Update 23:55PM 9/13/2013

As of about 8pm, 56 Colorado National Guard have been stationed with 28 Humvees at traffic control points throughout Longmont. Their current focus is to ensure the integrity of closed road barricades for safety and security but they are ready to serve the community in whatever capacity they are needed. Their presence frees up local emergency operations staff for other duties. They are expected to remain for 5 days.

The City of Longmont is asking residents and businesses to cease use of all irrigation systems and sprinklers in order to conserve water. This allows us to minimize runoff and to maximize our supply of fresh, treated water for our community's use or to share with other communites in case of emergencies.

We would like to remind all residents that while Lefthand Water District and the town of Lyons are under a notice to boil their water, City of Longmont customers are not.

A new road closure map and power outage map have been posted to www.longmontoem.org

Based on the notice that there is a Declaration of Emergency in the City of Longmont, the City is continuing to enact a curfew until 6am tomorrow morning in flood zones and evacuation areas. We are formally requesting that citizens comply with this curfew and remain indoors during these hours.

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