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Join the 3,700 Boulder County residents who’ve switched to solar

Why go solar now? Going solar is good for your wallet, the environment, and your community.

Financial:

  • There is only 1 year left to get a 30% tax deduction – The solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) offers a tax deduction to residents who install rooftop solar PV. However, in order to get the best deal, construction must begin by the end of 2019.
  • Solar is the cheapest it has ever been – In 2018, the Solar Industries Association (SEIA) reported that the price to install solar has reached a historical low, plummeting 70% since 2010.
  • Stabilize you energy bills – The price of utility energy changes. Installing solar on your home gives you more control over how much you pay each month.

Environmental:

  • Boulder County is already experiencing the impact of climate change in the form of reduced snowpack, earlier snowmelt, high intensity wildfires, extreme weather events, and hot heat days.
  • Go electric – By installing solar you have the opportunity to provide fossil-free power to more than just your home (electric cars, e-bikes, etc.)
  • Keep your community healthy – Energy powered by the sun reduces air pollution and contributes toward a healthier and more resilient community.
  • Be the Change – Residential and commercial buildings account for 60% of emissions in Boulder County. You can help keep Colorado clean is by switching to renewable energy.

Picking the right solar contractor can be overwhelming. To make the process easier, Nederland has teamed up with Boulder County’s EnergySmart to provide you with a short list of pre-qualified, trusted solar installers in the area. Find this helpful tool and much more at EnergySmartYES.com/Go-Solar.

November 20th Board of Trustee Meeting!

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – 20 Nov 2018 – Agenda – Html-1

Join your community on November 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Center Multipurpose room for an exciting Board of Trustee Meeting! Voice your thoughts, engage in community building, and work with elected Town leadership on creating a healthy and happy Nederland.

https://nederlandco.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=154

 

 

EcoPass Meeting on Nov. 16th!

The Nederland Eco Pass District Board will be holding a meeting on November 16 from 1-3pm at the Community Center in the first floor conference room. The public is welcome to attend.

Wood Pile Burning: Potential Smoke Impacts and General Locations!

BOUDLER, Colo. – With snow on the ground, fire managers could begin burning wood piles near Ward as early as tomorrow, Nov. 14, continuing through the remainder of the week. Burning generally begins after 10 a.m. and ceases several hours before sunset.

Efforts will be focused on the following areas:

  • James Creek Units M0502, M3202, H3101: 200 acres of hand piles or approx. 4,000 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Ward, Bar K subdivision Gold Lake, Jamestown Gold Hill, Rowena; General location: Peak to Peak Hwy 1 mile North of Ward Gold Lake and County Rd 100 and 103.
  • James Creek Units M0501 M0503: 150 acres of hand piles or approx. 4,500 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Ward, Bar K subdivision, Gold Lake, Jamestown Gold Hill, Rowena; General location: Gold Lake Rd 1 East of Peak to Peak Hwy

Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Wind helps disperse smoke created during pile burning operations and snow helps keep the piles contained. Seeing flames and smoke, even after dark, is part of normal operations. This is one way that we can help reduce fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.

Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.

Improve Your Story Telling at the “Sell It With A Story” Workshop

Ever notice how the most powerful and effective way that humans connect to one another is through story? Research says it’s true, but as humans, we already know it’s true in our bones. Show slide after slide of stats & numbers, and you may get some interest, but tell a story and you’ll have audiences flocking to your door wanting more.

In this 90 minute workshop, we’ll cover the basics of telling great stories that will turn your messaging into a conversion machine (and make you a way better storyteller when sitting around the dinner table, too!)

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • Why telling a story is the fastest route to getting a big yes from your customers.
  • The universal arc of a great story, and how to apply it to any story you tell—so it conveys your message and connects to your customers.
  • Tips for more powerful delivery—to leave your audience sitting at the edge of their seat every time.

Presented by the Nederland Downtown Development Authority through Boulder County TARP Grant funding.

  • When: Thursday November 15, 2018 7-8:30pm (Dinner Provided)
  • Where: Hub Ned, 80 Big Springs Drive Nederland, CO 80466 – 2nd Floor Community Room
  • Who: Any and all interested may attend this FREE workshop.

Please RSVP here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/8Y69VHD.

Town of Nederland Seeks Part-Time Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant works 30 hours a week and performs a variety of clerical, communication, research, and data entry functions, requiring strong organizational and technical skills. Additionally, the employee will act as the town hall receptionist which involves extensive public contact, necessitating excellent communication, interpersonal skills, customer service, independent judgment and professionalism.

Salary Range: Hourly, $14-$17/hour non-benefitted position
FLSA: Non-exempt

For a full job description and an application go to nederlandco.org/employment.
Send completed applications and a letter of interest to Christy Ruehman at christyr@nederlandco.org. Resumes are welcome but not required.

Application Deadline: November 30 at 5 pm.

Open House in Nederland 11/27: Share Your Thoughts on Updating Boulder County’s Plan for Housing & Economics

Boulder County Land Use Department staff has begun the process to update both the Housing and the Economics Elements of the Boulder County Comprehensive Plan (BCCP) in dockets BCCP-18-0004 and BCCP-18-0005. A series of open houses has been scheduled in November to provide information on the updates and gather community input.

For the Housing Element staff is exploring a wide range of housing-related topics, including: senior housing, ADUs, manufactured homes, residential energy efficiency, farm worker housing, preservation of housing stock, short term rentals, and the intersection between available housing, jobs, and transportation.

For the Economics Element staff is researching the potential for incorporating goals and policies on topics such as outdoor recreation, tourism, and sustaining economic viability for the county’s farmers and rural communities, among other topics.

Public Open Houses

Staff from Land Use and other Boulder County departments will be available to discuss relevant data, research materials, and priority topic areas for both the Housing and Economics Elements in a series of open houses beginning in November:

Nederland
When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018
Where: Nederland Community Center Community Room, 750 Hwy. 72, Nederland

Share Your Thoughts

The public is encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas for both elements by attending one of the November open houses as well as by submitting written comments. An online comment submission form will be posted before the start of the November open houses.

For more information, contact Christy Wiseman at cwiseman@bouldercounty.org or 303-564-2623. Additional details are available here as well.

New Dates for Free Career, Home Ownership, and Financial Workshops

Workforce Boulder County has posted new dates in November and December for FREE career, home ownership, and financial workshops.

Career Workshops

Download the Nov./Dec. calendar here.

  • Understand the current trends in resume writing and how to target your resume to the position
  • Learn to interview successfully using a simple formula to showcase your skills and prepare good answers to the tough interview questions
  • Create a LinkedIn profile and learn to best maximize it for job searching
  • Receive guidance on how to search for jobs and explore career opportunities, including through networking and tapping into the hidden job market
  • Discuss how to accept the ways social media, technology, and millennials have changed the job market (for clients 50+)

Home Ownership Workshop

Download the calendar here. Each 7.5-hour workshop covers these topics:

  • Determine how much home you can afford
  • Gain perspective on the upfront and ongoing costs of being a homeowner
  • Identify how your credit impacts your buying power
  • Become confident in figuring out mortgage loan documents
  • Increase your skill and knowledge for working with a realtor
  • Boost your understanding of home inspections

Financial Workshops

Download the Nov./Dec. calendar here.

  • Learn to use tools and techniques to make a budget on a small income
  • Improve your financial management, including reducing your paperwork  and managing incoming financial email and mail
  • Navigate the pros and cons of using a financial institution and how to get started working with a bank or credit union
  • Learn how to get started investing, even with small amounts of money
  • Understand the “Rules of Borrowing” and how to enter into debt in the smartest, most informed way possible

Workshops are located in Boulder, Longmont, and Lafayette. Questions? Call Workforce Boulder County at 303-413-7555.