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The Town of Nederland Biosolids Project Notice of a Public Forum

This April, the Town of Nederland is asking voters to accept debt and approve the Town’s pursuit of a loan for the amount of $2 million to support operations at Nederland’s Waste Water Treatment Facility. It has become increasingly urgent to develop a process to stabilize operational costs. The town currently trucks excess waste away and stores the remaining amount in an onsite storage pond. The cost to truck and store waste continues to rise and the town recognizes that future costs will be unsustainable and result in unpredictable rate increases. Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) has mandated that the onsite pond be re-lined under suspicions that it leaks. This would come at an estimated cost of nearly $500,000 and still result in the practice of trucking and storing waste. Additionally, odor violations from storing waste on-site can bring about fines of up to $15,000 per day. This is recognized as an unacceptable burden to the Town’s rate payers.

The proposed loan will support a project designed to break waste down further and reduce hauling by 90%. This project will also eliminate the pond and the need to reline it. The estimated cost of the project is $2 million. The town is pursuing a grant for the amount of $950,000 to off-set the cost of the loan and reduce the Town’s debt. The purpose of this project is to stabilize future budgets and reduce the burden on the Town’s users. Staff and Engineers have spent several years studying and developing a plan for the most sustainable method to efficiently treat waste and reduce overall cost. Please support this effort in April as Staff works to reduce your costs. Staff will hold a public forum to discuss this important project the last January 31st, March 1st, and March 29th between 7 pm and 8 pm at the Nederland Community Center. Staff invites residents to stop by and learn more about this effort. If you have any questions feel free to contact Public Works Manager, Chris Pelletier at 303-258-3167


Boulder County now accepting applications for 2018 Artist-in-Residence Program at Caribou Ranch

Online applications will be accepted until Feb. 15

Boulder County, Colo. – The Parks & Open Space Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 Artist-in-Residence Program at Caribou Ranch Open Space. Online applications will be accepted until Thursday, Feb. 15.

The program provides an opportunity for artists to pursue their work in the inspiring landscape and history of Caribou Ranch.

Musicians, painters, illustrators, photographers, visual/film artists, sculptors, performers, poets, writers, composers, and crafts/artisans are all welcome to apply. Each year, from July through September, selected artists will stay in the historic DeLonde Barn at Caribou Ranch Open Space for up to seven days. By sharing their art with Boulder County, artists can add to residents’ enjoyment of their open space lands and create a legacy of art preserved for future generations.

The open space property offers a variety of landscapes to explore including streams, waterfalls, forests, and beautiful vistas. Moose, elk, black bears, beavers, bats, and nearly 90 species of birds live within or pass through the area. Also found on the property is the Blue Bird Mine complex where miners from the 1870s to the 1960s extracted silver ore. In the early 1900s, the site was a whistle stop for the Denver, Boulder & Western Railroad.

For more information, program guidelines, and an online application, visit the department’s webpage at or contact Pascale Fried at or 303-678-6201.

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# IdSubmit DateEnter A LocationAttach a photo (optional)Description
1 228 2019-04-26 20:38:00
Upper Navajo Trail
The speed limit sign, just as you enter upper Navajo from Highway 72, has been knocked over. Thanks!
2 226 2019-04-18 17:10:15
751 W. 4th st.
The mobile home complex is getting a fair amount of non contained trash build up, which then blows into the surrounding properties. It also seems like some residents are simply discarding food waste out the back door. The trash seems to be an ongoing issue. Perhaps the property owner could put a dumpster on site.
3 224 2019-04-03 16:26:32
middle of Barker Road - mud bog
When the town graded the road last week, the grader disturbed the spring in the middle of Barker Road.  Now the spring is running water down the middle of the road not in the ditch.  This is causing a 6 inch deep mud bog on the road that is growing bigger and deeper as the snow is melting.  My Outback is having  a harder and harder time getting up the road. Can something be done as soon as possible so the road can begin to dry  out.Theresa Jordan44 Barker Road
4 222 2019-03-15 00:26:45
Big Springs Drive
What happened?  Big Springs Drive needs to be plowed.  It was 5:40pm today (3/14)when I drove up Big Springs and it was worse than when I drove down it this morning at 7:00 am. I could barely stay on my side of the road because the snow was so deep (6-7in) and I was getting pushed side to side.
5 220 2019-02-26 16:31:36
Doe Trail
Would the Town please update us on what the status is with the frozen water main on Doe Trail??
6 200 2018-11-05 18:31:25
Chipeta Park
Just in case you are not aware, one of the porto potties at Chipeta tried to escape in last night's wind.
7 199 2018-10-29 20:23:16
110 Snyder St, Nederland CO 80466
I am just trying to find out one thing. I own a house three miles from Ned. I will not live there full time for two more years. Right now, I want to buy the building at the address above. What I need to know is (1) are there any restrictions on us forming a Colorado corporation and having it own the property given that only 1 of the 4 purchasers lives in Colorado (Denver).  The second thing I need to know is whether there are any restrictions on me buying this building to use as an office while I rent the remaining offices in the building to others. I want to make what is basically an office park for Ned--where people can have a small office with phone, internet, computer, copier, etc., -- so they can meet with clients or other people without having to drive down to Boulder or have their office there. We'd probably put a conference room in it and, if there is available space, seek to add enough space for a few more offices. The issue is whether my current non-residency prohibits this--especially when the buyers will be forming a Colorado LLC, which will be considered a Colorado Resident. And we can list the address of the LLC as Nederland so that I am a property owner by virtue of a Colorado LLC that I have an interest in. Since a corporation is considered to have a residence, my hope is that the buyer (the corporation or LLC) will be considered a "resident" and that we will not have any restrictions that are different than any other resident of Ned. Part of the contract is that we ensure that we will not be treated any differently than a resident of the town of Ned if we buy the business. So we need to make sure we can do what we want to with it before I make an offer. And I'm hoping to make it just as soon as absolutely possible. We were hoping today. Is there anyone that knows the score on this that can provide me some information?  I can't get it all from offline. For example, I see that I have to have a business license. But does the current ordinance or proposed ordinance about getting a  business license contain anything that would prohibit me from setting up a law/real estate practice in the building and renting out all the remainder of the space if I'm not a Ned resident? Actually, I feel kind of excluded by not being considered a Ned resident. I live 3-4 miles away and Ned is my kind of town.  Any help you could give me to steer me here would be greatly appreciated. Sincerely,Jack and Joyce
8 197 2018-10-04 13:51:40
750 w. 5th st. 
Would it be possible for the town to pick up the remaining bits and pieces of the Old Town Shop (i.e. the green desk)? It seems to be a magnet for junk, there is now a growing pile. Thank you. 
9 196 2018-10-03 13:04:25
196 Big Springs Drive
Please clean out the culvert along the road at 196 Big Springs.  Runoff from the rains over the last several years have completely blocked the culvert & water now runs into the road & is causing road damage. I discussed this with Chris from the Town about a week ago & he requested I set up a work order.  I had requested this months ago through the town website, but he never received any notice.
10 143 2018-07-23 18:11:22
Peakview and Valleyview intersection
The yield sign at the intersection of Valleyview and Peakview was knocked down almost 2 years ago.  I have put in 3 requests in the past to replace - there is still no yield sign.  With all the vacation rentals in the area the town is asking for a lawsuit when some unfamiliar driver causes an accident.
11 123 2018-07-10 15:46:06
Barker Rd. 
There has been a garbage pile in the driveway, the first house on the right on Barker Rd. in Big Springs. I have come upon dogs in the pile. Several cars parked in the road last night on a blind corner as they could not park in the driveway. Could someone talk to the residents there and let encourage them to pick up the garbage, and not park on the blind corner making driving by sketchy? Thank you. 
12 122 2018-07-09 14:06:10
750 W. 5th st/Old Town Shop Site
Since the building has come down people have taken to sleeping in their vehicles that they are parking on w. 5th st. It's a bit disconcerting having random people sleeping in the neighborhood and it doesn't seem like an appropriate place for this. I'm not sure of the regulations about this but it would be great if some no parking/camping signs could be put up.  Thank you and it's best to reach me via email. I'd be interested to know if this is type of thing is acceptable. 
13 112 2018-06-30 20:28:11
Forest Road needs to be grated. Too many potholes in road
Too many potholes on Foest Road. It needs to be grated
14 110 2018-06-28 13:00:42
Shopping Center
Hi - Caribou Shopping center has some aggressive thistle growing in the water ditch along Big Springs road. I see the town spraying is scheduled, so maybe this could be pulled.Thanks!
15 109 2018-06-26 19:45:31
391 West First St, Ned
When Over the Rainbow relocated to 391West First Street as Aspen Grove daycare center, much to the dismay of many nearby residents, there were several agreements made between the Town, the daycare center, and the neighbors.  As a neighbor of the daycare center I see first hand the broken promises.  First and foremost, is the agreement to not use Middle Caribou Street for the daycare access.  This was agreed upon for a number of reasons. I'm sure that you can go back into the records to see the list of reasons. Signs are posted, yet I still see the patrons and more so, the employees utilizing Middle Caribou Street access.  In fact, it is my opinion that the employees are the worst offenders. At one point, I was told that the patrons had to sign an agreement to not utilize Middle Caribou St.  It seems to me that the employees should be setting an example to the other patrons and to the children on how to obey rules.The other broken promise previously agreed upon, was that no school busses would be utilizing the road, either West First or Middle Caribou.  We were told that since Aspen Grove was not a public school (in fact it is a daycare center), the public busses had no business going up there and if children needed to go there after school their parents could drop them off or the daycare staff would walk to the bus and meet the children.  Might I add, that the full length busses come down the middle of Middle Caribou around the blind curve which is basically only a single lane.  Over the years I have written several letters to the Town, usually to Alisha.  Now that she is no longer there I hope that you can honor the agreements that were previously made in the name of the Town of Nederland and put an end to this ongoing saga.  I would encourage you to review the minutes from the town meetings which eventually did allow the relocation of Over the Rainbow daycare to West First St and renamed as Aspen Grove.Thank you for your time.Lynn Abrams519 Hwy 72Ned
16 105 2018-06-13 16:46:05
West 1st street (between Bryant house & Aspen Grove preschool
The road that runs on the south side of the RTD is being used a lot more and people are “flying” up and down it. We am concerned  that an accident will occur at the end of the street  at the crossroads because there is no Stop sign there. Between the dangers of an accident, children, dog walkers, and dust kick up, there needs to be speed limit signs and a stop sign.  It would be good to have one stop sign going east at intersection of Jackson & West 1st.  Also two 15mph speed limit signs midway up West 1st between the Bryant house and the preschool applying to each direction, East & West. Our neighbor, Mark Meyertons, is also concerned about this issue.
17 103 2018-06-11 00:06:23
Big Springs Park - Fallen Trees
Hi Town - this is for Niki. Big Springs Park has many fallen trees and one very large, cracked tree (see photo) that is a danger of falling and could be dangerous. We know you have lots of priorities, but maybe getting into Big Springs Park on the north side of the reservoir to chainsaw some of the fallen trees and the large standing one, can be one of the summer projects. Thanks! 
18 102 2018-06-10 23:53:05
Big Springs Park
The neighbors near Big Springs Park kindly request an ordinance sign (similar to the image attached) near the woods/park along the north side of the reservoir due to the regular trash left in the area. Thank you.
19 100 2018-06-05 15:39:08
Big Springs Roads
Hi there!  The roads in Big Springs are a mess of potholes and  full of washboard.  This seems to be an ongoing issue.  Once you fix it, it reverts right back to the back conditions.  Can you please regrade and consider paving busy sections?  Traffic has picked up in the past few years and the roads need a better solution than always regrading.  It's terrible.
20 99 2018-06-04 15:19:49
13 Navajo Trl
speed limit sign not in ground.  Currently propped up against tree.  Please follow up via email
21 88 2018-05-07 13:04:34
196 Big Springs Drive
The culvert along the road at 196 Big Springs Drive is completely packed with dirt. This makes prevents water from following the drainage along the side of the road. The backed up water flows into the road which has caused pot holes filled with water and overall degredation of the road.  Please clear the culvert so that the roadside drainage is restored.
22 82 2018-04-29 16:26:16
Roundabout through to turnoff to Band F Market
I am wondering why it takes so long to repair the main road through Nederland.  The roundabout has been in disrepair for over a month.  The road through town is a mess of potholes.  Is there no way to repair these problems in a timely manner?  Not only is it a hazard for our cars, but it reflects badly on our community.
23 67 2018-04-07 23:25:35
west side of 9 Navajo trail, house is Gray with Red trim
speed limit sign post is rotted and broken.  The sign is laying on the side of the road  still attached to the post.  Please repair when you get some time. 
24 50 2018-03-23 04:09:54
540 Lakeview Drive
Non-functional car on the street for approximately 2 years.
25 43 2018-03-13 22:49:16
East First Street
We need a speed limit sign, please.
26 40 2018-03-11 14:28:41
788 w. 4th st.  no water for 3 days really?
no water!
27 31 2018-03-02 19:58:13
E-Charging parking
Hello, I am a disabled resident of Gilpin Cty, but do most of my shopping in Ned. I would like to know the legal basis you have for designating that one parking spot by the visitor center as a "only for e-car's" and also the legal basis for collecting fines when others do. Handicapped parking is often full with cars w/o placard, yet I have NEVER seen it being enforced, but the one time we park in the e-spot for 5 minutes (with a handicapped placard because it was full again), we got a ticket. Please provide me with proper laws showing the Nederland police has a right to arbitrarily designate that spot and collect fines or refer to someone who might. Thank you kindly. Angelika Sabine
28 14 2018-01-30 18:06:28
274 W Spring St
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The property owner is building permanent structures on public property.  The town (or county) requires setbacks from the property line - measured from the middle of the street - but this property owner has built well past his own property line - literally into the street.  This is encroachment, and it is a serious violation against the people of Nederland.   Please enforce this most basic principle of real estate law. 
29 12 2018-01-25 18:36:08
0 Coulson St. 
Abandoned and inoperable car and trailer. Have been sitting abandoned for nearly a year.
30 8 2018-01-17 18:32:54
Town bridge - 119
Please replace the lights on the bridge already, good grief. 
31 7 2018-01-17 01:46:35
valleyview & big springs
Road sign at Valleyview and Big Springs was hit by car and is knocked over.