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3rd Street Road Closure – Public Comment Invitation

The public is invited to comment on the 3rd Street road closure during the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting on February 6th, 2018 starting at 7 p.m. Below is a link to the survey results.

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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 chrisp@nederlandco.org

 

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 www.BoulderCountyOpenSpace.org/air or contact Pascale Fried at pfried@bouldercounty.org or 303-678-6201.

Job Opportunity: Police Chief

A Chief of Police, also known as Police Chief or sometimes shortened to just Chief, is the title typically given to the top official in the chain of command of a police department, particularly in North America.

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Seeking Applicants for Town Clerk

The Town of Nederland is seeking a Town Clerk to manage the Clerk’s Office as required by State statutes and Town ordinances.  The Nederland Town Clerk essential duties include Clerk to the Board of Trustees, records management, licensing/permitting, special events, and elections.  Requirements include undergraduate degree and Municipal Clerk certification within 3 years of hire.  A full job description can be found on the Town’s website at http://nederlandco.org/employment/.  This is a full-time position with benefits.  Deadline for applicants is 11/15/2017 by 5:00PM.  Please send letter of interest, resume, and references to kareng@nederlandco.org.

Firewise Toolkit for High Fire Danger Days

Read the attached pamphlets to learn about high fire danger days, being prepared, what to do during watches or warnings, and what to do upon returning from an evacuation. Excellent information to help keep you and your loved ones safe!