27
Sep

Longmont Flood Information update 9/27

Longmont Flood Price Tag Estimated at $148 Million
The city’s initial estimate for damage caused by the September flood is $148 million that includes rechanneling the St. Vrain River, repairs to the city’s water and stormwater systems, and more for streets, electrical service, sanitation system and golf courses. The city is currently working with FEMA and other agencies to determine the extent of damages and what is eligible for reimbursement. See the City Manager’s update to the city council at http://longmontoem.org/city-manager-flood-update-city-council-meeting-september-24-2013/.

Disaster Assistance Center Modifies Hours 
The Longmont Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) will reduce its open hours beginning Saturday, Sept. 28. The new hours are 10 am to 6 pm seven days a week. County, city and community agencies will transition out of the DAC at some point next week and back to their regular service locations. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel will remain at the DAC for an undetermined period of time from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The Town of Lyons will also operate from the DAC until further notice. The center, located at Twin Peaks Mall, 1250 Hover St., is open to serve all Boulder County residents who were victimized by the September flood.

City Replacing Damaged Water Meters in Flood Areas
The City is in the process of changing out water meters in flooded areas as there is a high rate of failure expected. Utility technicians will be going door to door, and all technicians will have a City of Longmont ID badge and will be driving a City vehicle. There is no charge for this service. If you have questions or if your basement flooded and you have not been contacted, please call 303-651-8468.

Free Coffee and Conversation with City Council on Saturday
Longmont City Council is hosting Coffee with Council from 9 to 10 am on Saturday, September 28, at Nicolo’s Pizza, 1631 Pace Street. At this event, you can talk informally with at least two council members on any topic of your choice. Council members Brian Bagley and Gabe Santos are scheduled to attend. For information about council meetings and agendas, call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-651-8649.

Residents Urged to Sign Up for Emergency Notification System
If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you! If you have a landline telephone, that number is automatically registered with the City’s emergency notification service and you don’t need to do anything. If you would like to register a cell phone number, alternate phone number or email address, visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/police/massnotification.htm or call 303-651-8566. Don’t be caught off guard in an emergency.

Governor Visits DAC
Governor Hickenlooper visited the Disaster Assistance Center (DAC) in Longmont today and promised to expedite needed resources to Longmont and surrounding areas. Longmont is specifically concerned about getting started on the St. Vrain River stabilization and rechannelization where it breached during the flooding.

Mental Health Partners Hosting Meeting for Longmont and Lyons Area Residents
Mental Health Partners is hosting a community meeting for Longmont, Lyons and other area residents on coping with the emotional trauma caused by the recent flood disaster. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
When: Monday, Sept. 30, 7:00 p.m.
Where: St. Vrain Valley School District Board of Education, 395 South Pratt Parkway, Longmont, CO

Janine D’Anniballe, PhD, Director of Access, Emergency and Community Services for Mental Health Partners, will lead a conversation focused on helping people cope with the aftermath of traumatic events like the recent flood disaster. The conversation will focus on recognizing and identifying signs of trauma and distress, implementing coping strategies to help oneself, family members and others recover emotionally from the effects of trauma, talking to children about the flooding and its impact, developing awareness about experiences that can provoke a recurrence of trauma-related feelings. Additional mental health professionals from Mental Health Partners will be available to talk with attendees about personal experiences, to offer guidance and assistance, and provide information about community resources available for mental health and wellness. Other local agency and disaster assistance staff will be present too.

Business Recovery Grants Available to Longmont Businesses
The City’s Economic Development Department is offering recovery grants to assist existing City businesses occupying locations within commercial, industrial and mixed use zoning districts with rebuilding and recovery after the recent flooding that affected Longmont. Visit http://www.ci.longmont.co.us/econdev/grants/BusinessRecoveryGrant.htm to fill out the online form.

Emergency Manager to Receive Longmont Legends Award on Saturday
Congrats to Dan Eamon who will receive a Longmont Legends award this Saturday, September 28 from 4-7 pm at Left Hand Brewing, 1265 Boston Ave. in Longmont for his outstanding leadership during the flood crisis. All recipients of this award are Care Connect “Everyday Heroes” and are nominated by the community. Anyone can attend this presentation which also includes live music, BBQ, craft beer, silent auction, kids’ activities, and more. Tickets and silent auction proceeds benefit Boulder County CareConnect, a nonprofit serving Longmont's seniors in need and adults with disabilities for over 41 years. Visit http://www.careconnectbc.org/longmontlegends/ for additional information about this event.

Public Works Operations Picks Debris at Rapid Pace
Longmont Public Works Operations have completed the large scale debris collection at The Greens, Champion Greens and the Valley subdivisions. They will begin to strategically place roll-off containers in these neighborhoods for those residents who still have work to complete. Street sweepers were dispatched in these neighborhoods earlier this week to clean up the dirt and other small debris in the streets. They continue to place and exchange roll-off containers in the other flood affected areas which include Delaware Street, First Ave., Springs Ct, Missouri Ave and the industrial section along Boston Ave. They also are assisting the two commercial storage facilities located on Third Ave, west of Hover with flood debris removal. Debris continues to be moved off of the transfer site at First and Martin. As of Monday, it is estimated that they have hauled 927 tons of debris - roughly 4000 cubic yards - from the transfer site on Martin Street and roll offs collected 474 tons of debris - roughly 2000 cubic yards - from roll offs staged on the affected neighborhoods. It is estimated they still have at least 4000 yards of debris on the ground at Martin Street and numerous roll offs staged across the flood zones that will need to be exchanged several times. Although things have slowed tremendously, no exact date yet for the end of debris removal. While other communities are just beginning their curbside cleanup efforts, Longmont has been providing neighborhood roll off dumpsters since September 16.

 

 

23
Sep

Shred sensitive documents during City Shredding Event on October 12

If Longmont residents had personal or sensitive documents ruined as a result of flooding, they can bring those documents to the City of Longmont’s next Shredding Event on October 12. Longmont residents should set those personal documents aside, let them dry and bring them to the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin St. between 9 am and 2 pm on October 12. Residents must bring their Longmont utility bill showing the waste management fee. Call 303-651-8416 for more information.

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

Outage and Emergency Contact Numbers Over the Weekend

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Call Center run by the City of Longmont is now closed. The city has resumed normal business hours. If you have a life threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1. Otherwise, you can contact our non-emergency numbers for specific service requests.

  • Non-emergency dial 303-651-8501
  • Longmont Power & Communications Power Outage 303-776-0011

You can find resources related to City services and functions on our Additional Resources page or Contact Info page. You may also visit the City of Longmont website to contact other areas directly.

Residents can also visit the Disaster Assistance Center located in the Twin Peaks Mall (former Steve and Barry's space) at 1250 South Hover. It is open 9 am - 7pm seven days a week until the need subsides.

20
Sep

State of Lyons, Colorado Public information Meeting - 09-19-2013

 

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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19
Sep

Beware of Unscrupulous Contractors Dumping Waste Illegally

Apparently some unscrupulous contractors have moved into the Longmont area.  We have received reports of dump trucks entering Longmont neighborhoods and dumping waste and debris illegally, most likely from areas around Longmont.  This is not authorized and prohibited by law.

We would ask our community to get a license plate and description of the truck.  If you can, snap a photo with your phone or camera.   If you see someone illegally dumping in your neighborhood, please don’t confront, call the Longmont Police at 303-651-8501 immediately.

19
Sep

Longmont Flood Update 12:36

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.

17
Sep

Roll Off Dumpster Locations Available In Impacted Neighborhoods

As of 09:18 am  Roll off dumpsters will be available in the impacted neighborhoods, except Royal Street Mobile Home Park. Roll offs will be delivered to the Royal Street Mobile home park area once the evacuation order has been lifted.

The roll off dumpsters are being filled quickly. Once full, the roll offs will be removed and then an empty will return.

Twenty-three (23) roll offs were filled yesterday and needed to be changed out. Additional roll offs will be delivered today. However, heavy traffic on I-25 and HWY 66 is currently delaying delivery.

This morning, roll offs are available on Missouri Ave., Delaware Ave., 1st near Bowen, Bernard Ct., Center Place, Champion Circle, and Twin Peaks Circle.

Later on today, Tuesday, September 17th, roll offs will also be delivered to the areas of Columbia Drive, Troxell Ave., Lefthand Drive, and Wade Rd.

Additionally, the City of Longmont has also started collecting hazardous waste, paint, electronics and appliances that cannot be placed in the roll off dumpsters. Trucks will be canvassing the affected neighborhoods to pick these item up. If you have these items please place them on the front lawn, not the streets.

 

16
Sep

La Ciudad de Longmont Llevará a Cabo una Reunión Informativa Sobre las Inundaciones Hoy Lunes el 16 de septiembre 2013 a las 7 pm

La Ciudad de Longmont llevará a cabo una reunión de "State of the City" Lunes, 16 de septiembre 2013 a las 7 pm (MST). La reunión se llevará a cabo en la Cámara del Concilio en el Centro Cívico de Longmont, 350 Kimbark St.

La reunión está diseñada para proporcionar información sobre la inundación. Esta reunión también ofrecerá actualizaciones sobre el progreso en la recuperación, y los recursos para la recuperación y restauración de la comunidad. Representantes del personal de la Ciudad programadas incluyen:

  • Dennis Coombs, Alcalde de Longmont: Introducción y visión general de eventos
  • Harold Domínguez, Longmont City Manager: Visión general de las zonas afectadas
  • Dan Eamon, Emergency Operations Manager: las actividades de recuperación y los
  • recursos para la restauración
  • Dale Rademacher, Director de Obras Públicas y Recursos Naturales

Los residentes y los empleados pueden asistir a la reunión en persona. Sin embargo, aquellos en los límites de la ciudad  pueden ver el encuentro en vivo en Longmont Comcast Cable Canal 8, escucharlo por la radio en KRCN 1060 am (en ingles) o en una transmisión en vivo en www.longmontchannel.com.

La emisión se publicará más adelante en el día en la página web del canal 8 y se reenviados periódicamente.

16
Sep

City of Longmont To Hold A “State of the City” Meeting Tonight, Monday, September 16th at 7pm

The City of Longmont will hold a “State of the City” meeting Monday, September 16th, 2013 at 7pm (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 and employees 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 or listen to the audio feed on the radio at KRCN 1060 am. The broadcast will be posted later in the day on Channel 8’s website and will be re-broadcasted periodically.

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