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Tonight — The Town of Nederland Biosolids Project Notice of a Public Forum

Tonights Meeting: March 1st between 7 pm and 8 pm at the Nederland Community Center.

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 offset 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 29thbetween 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 chrisp@nederlandco.org

Pile burning expected near Ward, Nederland, Raymond, Ceran St. Vrain

BOULDER, Colo. – (Feb. 26, 2018)  U.S. Forest Service crews successfully burned more than 870 slash piles last week, completing piles in the Ridge Road unit near the Forest Service work center as well as piles at the junction of Gold Hill Road and Switzerland Trail. Any remaining piles have been left for wildlife habitat.

Depending on conditions this week, burning will continue in the following areas:

  • James Creek Project: 1 Mile North East of Ward
  • Lump Gulch Project: West of Nederland 1 mile South east of high school

New areas where burning could occur include:

  • James Creek Project: Quarter mile west of Raymond. Potential smoke impacts to Peaceful Valley, Raymond, Riverside, Allenspark, Bar K Subdivision; and,
  • James Creek Project: 2 miles east of Peak to Peak on Overland Rd. at Ceran Saint Vrain Trailhead. Potential smoke impacts to Sky View Estates, Glacier View , Bar K subdivision Gold Lake, Jamestown.

Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations. 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 the buildup of fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.

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. Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete.

If you know anyone else who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities in the Boulder Ranger District area, have them email krarmstrong@fs.fed.us and ask to be added to our email updates. To unsubscribe to all emails from the Boulder Ranger District, please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

A complete list of areas where pile burning could occur on the Boulder Ranger District this season is located at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648/

Deadline extended for Public Comment for 2.28.2018 Planning Commission meeting

The deadline for receiving input on the Planning Commission packet items, including BCHA Final PUD + their requests for Right of Way (ROW) vacations of Tilden Street and Johnson Street has been EXTENDED due to public demand. The PC is also discussing Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and mixed use in the commercial districts. (see previous Planning Commission minutes). Input will be accepted until C.O.B. on Tuesday. Send input to: cynthiab@nederlandco.org

All responses received prior to 4pm today will be included. All support and opposition will be listed as a separate pdf to accompany the PC packet to make updates easier to add, including responses from the postcards received.

Any further responses received on the day of the PC meeting will be printed for the Commissioners’ dais, with much less time to ingest before/during the meeting.

Thanks for the input!

Forest Service Slash Burning Update

This week Forest Service crews burned 1,175 small slash piles in the James Creek area, for a total of 71 acres of fuels reduction. Burning will continue next week in the areas listed below as conditions allow.
 
Pile burning continues west of Boulder this week
 
BOULDER, Colo. – (Feb. 5, 2018) U.S. Forest Service firefighters successfully burned more than 400 slash piles last week in the James Creek area. Depending on conditions next week, burning will continue in the following areas:
 
• James Creek Units (1 mile northeast of Ward; also near intersection of Gold Hill Rd/Switzerland Trail)
• Lump Gulch (West Magnolia area, 1 mile southeast of high school)
• Sugarloaf (Ridge Road/U.S. Forest Service Administrative Site)
 
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.
 
Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.
 
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 the buildup of fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.
 
If you know anyone else who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities in the Boulder Ranger District area, have them email krarmstrong@fs.fed.us and ask to be added to our email updates. To unsubscribe, please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.
 
A complete list of areas where pile burning could occur on the Boulder Ranger District this season is located at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648/

NDDA Meeting Update

The Nederland Downtown Develop Authority Meetings have been changed. The NDDA monthly meeting will now be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6 pm at the Community Center in the MPR.

Pile burning continues west of Boulder this week

UPDATE: Firefighters burned 530 piles in the James Creek area this week. Burning could continue in the same areas mentioned below next week.

BOULDER, Colo. – (Feb. 5, 2018)  U.S. Forest Service firefighters successfully burned more than 400 slash piles last week in the James Creek area.  Depending on conditions next week, burning will continue in the following areas:

  • James Creek Units (1 mile northeast of Ward; also near intersection of Gold Hill Rd/Switzerland Trail)
  • Lump Gulch (West Magnolia area, 1 mile southeast of high school)
  • Sugarloaf (Ridge Road/U.S. Forest Service Administrative Site)

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.

Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.

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 the buildup of fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.

If you know anyone else who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities in the Boulder Ranger District area, have them email krarmstrong@fs.fed.us and ask to be added to our email updates. To unsubscribe, please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

A complete list of areas where pile burning could occur on the Boulder Ranger District this season is located at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648/

Free Radon Test Vouchers at Town Hall

FREE Radon Test vouchers provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health are available at Town Hall. If you’re interested stop by and speak with the Town Clerk to get your free voucher.

What is Radon? 

Radon is a radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation.

Teens can apply for summer jobs with Boulder County Youth Corps

Boulder County residents ages 14-17 can now apply for summer jobs with the Youth Corps. Girls especially are encouraged to apply. Applications are available online and at local schools, recreation centers, libraries and town halls.  The deadline to submit an application is Friday, March 30.

The Youth Corps offers one of the best first job opportunities available in Boulder County.  160 teenagers will be hired to work 30 hours a week, Monday through Thursday, from June 11 to August 1 on a variety of community service projects. Projects will include such activities as trail construction and maintenance, historic preservation, forest thinning, construction and repair of fencing, landscaping, and removal of Russian olive trees and noxious weeds.

Corpsmembers will earn a starting hourly wage of $10.20, with the possibility of earning a $100 bonus at the end of the program based on merit and strong attendance.

I learned helpful tips about keeping our world a healthy place,” one of last year’s Corpsmembers said of the experience.

For more information or to apply online, visit www.bouldercounty.org/youthcorps.

 

Pile burning continues west of Boulder this week

BOULDER, Colo. – (Feb. 5, 2018) U.S. Forest Service firefighters successfully burned more than 400 slash piles last week in the James Creek area. Depending on conditions next week, burning will continue in the following areas:
 
• James Creek Units (1 mile northeast of Ward; also near intersection of Gold Hill Rd/Switzerland Trail)
• Lump Gulch (West Magnolia area, 1 mile southeast of high school)
• Sugarloaf (Ridge Road/U.S. Forest Service Administrative Site)
 
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.
 
Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.
 
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 the buildup of fuels on the landscape under the safest conditions.
 
If you know anyone else who would like to receive updates on pile burning activities in the Boulder Ranger District area, have them email krarmstrong@fs.fed.us and ask to be added to our email updates. To unsubscribe, please reply with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line.
 
A complete list of areas where pile burning could occur on the Boulder Ranger District this season is located at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4648/