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Flushing Hydrants in the Big Springs Neighborhood

The Utilities Staff will be flushing hydrants in the Big Springs neighborhood this week. We flush hydrants annually to help maintain the best water quality possible.

During this time, residents may notice a slight decrease in water pressure or discoloration of water. Water discoloration results from temporary disturbances of the normal water flow within our piping network. These short-term changes in flow can stir up naturally occurring minerals and sediment that settle within the water mains. The objective of the water main/hydrant flushing program is to remove these accumulated sediments from our pipes by flushing the water out of the fire hydrants.

If water discoloration does occur, customers should try to refrain from using hot water (for washing laundry, etc.) and run their cold-water faucets until the water appears clear.

If you should have any questions or concerns during this time, please contact the Utilities Department at 303-258-3088.

Thank you for your cooperation during this important water quality process.

Construction on the Expansion of Waste Water Treatment Facility Begins This Month

Check the Wastewater page for ongoing updates on the expansion of the Waste Water Treatment Facility, provided by Nederland Public Works Manager Chris Pelletier, CWP.

For several years Nederland has been planning the expansion of the Waste Water Treatment Facility to reduce operational costs and eliminate the remaining sludge pond. In June 2018, voters approved to allow Nederland to borrow $2 million to fund this facility upgrade. Because of the efficiency of the proposed facility upgrade, Staff was able to secure a 0% interest loan. Additionally, the Town of Nederland received a grant for $950,000. At the October 16, 2018 Board of Trustees meeting, a contract with Fischer Construction Inc. was approved to begin construction. With funds secured and a construction contract in place, residents will begin to see construction activities at the Waste Water Treatment Facility starting end of October 2018. Please contact Chris with any questions at (303) 258-3167.

New Ballot Drop Box at the Community Center

A new ballet drop box has been installed at the Community Center.

The 24-hour boxes throughout the state will open on October 15 and close on November 6 at 7 p.m. Ballots will be sent out on October 15 and start to appear in peoples mailboxes later in the week. When the box is opened on October 15 we will also post ballot pick-up date/time information. While the 24-hour is open, video surveillance/recording will be active.

Colorado voters can use any drop off box in the state. For example, Lafayette, Denver or Gilpin County voters can use the Nederland drop box and vice-a-versa. Each county has a process in place to get ballots back to the home county.

No Better Time Than Now to Begin Going Solar

Join a movement of residents who have taken control of their electric bills and are supporting the planet by putting solar on their home. To make the process easier, Nederland has teamed up with Boulder County’s EnergySmart to provide you with a short list of trusted solar installers in the area. If you have other questions or want expert advice when comparing bids, EnergySmart can help with this too.

The time is now – The Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) shrinks in 2020, meaning if you want to save 30% of costs, you must begin work in 2019.
Tried and Trusted – EnergySmart has just added a new list of pre-qualified contractors, to help you find the most dependable solar installers in your area.
Support Your Community – Your community can’t meet its sustainability goals without your help. Be the change we need to see.

Visit EnergySmartYES.com/Go-Solar to learn more and start going solar today!

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Parking, Pedestrian and Traffic Study and Comprehensive Plan

The Nederland Downtown Development Authority (the DDA) is soliciting professional parking, travel demand management, and transportation planning consulting firms or teams to assist in development of an innovative, district-wide parking, mobility, access and traffic flow management Study and Comprehensive Plan (the Study and Plan).

The Study and Plan should identify challenges and solutions for walkability, connectivity, parking availability and traffic flow specific to the Downtown area while incorporating area resources and opportunities for partnerships.

Work will be expected to commence by January 1, 2019 and end by October 30, 2019 with final Study and Plan presented to the NDDA Board by late November 2019.

DEADLINE for Proposal:
Friday November 30, 2018
5:00 PM MST

Click here to view the full details on the NDDA website. 

10/23/18: Indian Peaks Radio Club Meeting

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Nederland Community Center, Room 108 in the West Wing
6:15-7:00 pm – IPRC Board Meeting
7:00-9:00 pm – IPRC Meeting

All people interested in ham radio are welcome to join the club meeting starting at 7 pm.

During the October 23 meeting, guest speaker, Matthew Holiday, will present how the Boulder County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (BCARES) uses digital Amateur Television (ATV), including an overview of the equipment that is used. If interested, members can participate in the weekly 7:30 pm AirLink check in with other ham radio operators in the area.

Water Shut Off for Barker Rd. Residents on 10/23

Straight Line Excavation will be installing a new water main from an existing hydrant on Barker Road. Water will be shut off for Barker Road residents from 10 am – 3 pm on Tuesday, October 23. Digging will occur Monday, October 22 – Saturday, October 27 and may cause some inconvenience. Straight Line Excavation intends to keep the road open through all work. Barker Residents were notified door to door today by Straight Line.

Questions? Please call Tom Bryan of Straight Line Excavation at 970-593-2563, or contact Nederland Utilities Department at utilities@nederlandco.org or 303-258-7985.

Winter conditions mark the start of pile burning season !

Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests

Pawnee National Grassland

Boulder Ranger District

Contact: Reid Armstrong, 970-222-7607

Find this news online: www.fs.usda.gov/arp

Winter conditions mark the start of pile burning season  BOULDER, Colo. (Oct. 15, 2018) – With fresh snow on the ground across higher elevation areas of Boulder and Gilpin counties, crews from the Roosevelt National Forest’s Boulder Ranger District could start burning slash piles resulting from fuels reductions and hazardous tree removal projects in the area. Pile burning could begin as early as next week in areas where snow is on the ground and will continue through the spring, as conditions allow.

Hand piles are a result of crews using chainsaws to thin the forest. Much of the smaller cut material is piled for burning. Machine piles are the result of using logging equipment and consist of primarily the limbs of trees as most of the logs have already been removed. Both types of piles are burned in winter months when snow, precipitation and cooler temperatures help contain the piles.

Piles are only ignited under favorable weather conditions. Adequate snow cover, precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Piles that are cured and ready for burning are prioritized based on elevation, aspect, access, and proximity to homes.

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health. To check the latest updates on when burning will occur, follow us on Twitter and Facebook @usfsarp. To get added to our weekly email notification list, send an email to krarmstrong@fs.fed.us and ask to be added to the Clear Creek Pile Burning list. For a complete list of where burning is occurring this season as well as updated accomplishments and photos, visit our Inciweb Page at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648.

 

Areas on the Boulder Ranger District (Gilpin and Boulder Counties) with hand and machine piles ready for burning:

  • Lump Gulch 8: 12 acres of hand piles or approximately 200 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts: Coal Creek Canyon or Highway 72, possibly Pinecliffe; General Location: Nederland High School, Big Springs subdivision.
  • Lump Gulch 18: 25 acres of hand piles or approximately 2000 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts: Hwy 119 Peak to Peak Hwy, Rollinsville, Shoshoni Yoga Retreat, Nederland . General Location: Gilpin County  ½ mile North of Rollinsville on Westside of Hwy 119 Peak to Peak.
  • Lump Gulch 35: 12 acres of hand piles or approximately 500 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts: Hwy 119  Peak to Peak, Rollinsville, Snowline lake Area; General Location: Gilpin County South Side of Gilpin Rd,  3 miles South of Rollinsville on Westside of Hwy 119 Peak to Peak.
  • Lump Gulch 38: 25 acres of hand piles or approximately 2000 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts: Mountain Meadows Subdivision, Nederland, to Peak Peak Hwy 119, Rollinsville and Pinecliffe .General Location: Gilpin County off South Beaver Rd (South Side) mile East of Hwy 119
  • Sugarloaf Unit 4: 19 acres of hand piles or approx. 475 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Gold Hill; General location: 1.75 miles west of Gold Hill. 5 miles off Peak to Peak Highway on County Road 52.
  • James Creek RFB Unit 1: 32 acres of hand piles or approx. 800 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Jamestown Bar- K; General location: 1.5 Northwest of Jamestown, west of County Road 87.
  • James Creek RFB Units 6, 7, 8: 300 acres of hand piles or approx. 7,500 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Jamestown, Bar K Ranch; General location: Half mile south of Jamestown or quarter mile East of Bar K Ranch.
  • James Creek Unit RFB Unit 10 130 acres of hand piles or approx. 3,250 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Lefthand Canyon and Gold Hill; General location: 2 miles east of Peak to Peak Highway on Highway 52.
  • James Creek RFB Units 12, 13, 5, 3: 500 of Hand piles or approx. 10000 piles Potential smoke impacts: Ward, Bar K subdivision Gold Lake, Jamestown Gold Hill, Rowena Boulder Heights Subdivision; General location: 1 Mile East of Gold lake and 5 miles west of Hwy 36 in Lefthand Canyon.
  • James Creek RFB 17 57 acres of hand piles or approx. 1425 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Highway 7; General location: Half-mile north Cal-Wood Ranch.
  • 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. [30 acres remaining]
  • 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. [50 acres remaining]
  • James Creek Unit M0801: 150 acres of hand piles or approx. 2,000 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Peaceful Valley, Raymond, Riverside, Allenspark, Bar K Subdivision; General location: Quarter mile west of Raymond.
  • James Creek Unit M1602: 50 acres of hand and machine or approx. 100 individual piles; Potential smoke impacts: Lefthand Canyon and Gold Hill; General location: 3 miles east of Peak to Peak Highway on Highway 52.
  • James Creek Unit H1501 M1603 M401 M1603: 500 acres of hand piles or approx. 5,000 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Sky View Estates, Glacier View , Bar K subdivision Gold Lake, Jamestown; General location: 2 miles east of Peak to Peak on Overland Rd.
  • James Creek Units M3401, M3501, M3502: 300 acres hand and machine 500 hands piles 100 machine piles; Potential smoke impacts: Ward, Bar K subdivision, Gold Lake, Jamestown, Gold Hill, Rowena; General location: 1 Mile East of Gold Lake.
  • James Creek Units H3401; H3402: 55 acres of hand piles or approx. 450 hand piles and machine piles; Potential smoke impacts: Boulder Heights Subdivision; General location: Boulder Heights Subdivision, East of Peak View Road and Peak View Circle
  • Gill 37 acres of hand piles or approx. 925 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Jamestown; General location: Quarter mile south of Jamestown.
  • St Vrain Units 13d, 14a, 14c 456 acres of hand piles or approx. 11,400 piles; Potential smoke impacts: Big Elk Subdivision; General location: Johnny Park Road or 82E, 1 mile west of Big Elk Subdivision.
  • St Vrain 12A 12B 12d 200 acres of hand piles or approx. 6,000 piles Potential smoke impacts: Allenspark Park, County Rd 82 Area Meeker Park; General Location: In the town of Meeker Park

Boulder County Transportation Conversation: Oct. 22 @ 10:00 a.m.!

On Monday, October 22 at 10:00 am, in the Community Center Conference Room, Boulder County Transportation will be holding a community conversation to hear our concerns about transportation in the mountain communities. This is a great time to share concerns such as our need to get kids to and from after-school programs, transportation difficulties across the Peak to Peak Highway, etc. Please join us!