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Boulder County Housing Authority holds 1st of 2 Community Meetings on March 14 regarding the BCHA Housing Project in Nederland

BCHA purchased .85 acres of land across the street (to the north) of the RTD Park-n-Ride in downtown Nederland to build approximately 34 new permanently-affordable homes for Nederland-area residents and others within the 30-60% Area Median Income (AMI). BCHA will hold two meetings prior to the Final Planned Unit Development (PUD) review by the Planning Commission on March 22 at the Nederland Community Center to help ensure interested parties can attend to hear and inquire about their proposal.

The dates and times are as follows:

Tuesday, March 14th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Nederland Community Center Multi-Purpose Room

Monday, March 20th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Nederland Community Center Multi-Purpose Room

Tentative agenda for both evenings:

6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Guests arrive, mingle, get refreshments, collect information

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Presentation by BCHA on proposal specifics, processes, and financing requirements, with opportunities for public input, Q&A session

8:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Wrap-up, additional items, next steps

BCHA will collect contact information from attendees at these events to stay in touch and provide updates as available.

Please help spread the word! BCHA would like to provide clear and accurate information to residents  who have questions about the proposal, and who BCHA hopes to serve, along with clarifying the processes and timelines for affordable housing development.

Road Closures for FDGD

Please be aware that it is likely you will experience delays, congestion, and inconvenience.  Hopefully, you will still enjoy FDGD!  Road Closures to expect are listed below.

Starting about midnight Friday, 03/10 thru Sunday evening 03/12:

  • First St. between Hwy 119 & East St.
  • 2nd St. between East St. & Snyder St.
  • 3rd St. between East St. & Hwy 119 (not closed, but no parking on this road)
  • Snyder St. between E. 1st & 2nd
  • East St. between Hwy 119 & E. 1st

RESIDENTS OF THE STREETS ABOVE:  Depending on events in progress, if traveling by car, it may be necessary to be escorted in or out from your home.  If so, contact event coordinator: Kallista  415-637-3893

Saturday morning through to the afternoon:  Hwy 119 from the roundabout to the Visitor’s Center.

FYI: Vehicle Parking on Town sidewalks could merit $75 fine — Please use caution parking near newly constructed sidewalks near the event

“The Nederland Police Department wishes to remind this weekend’s visitors that it is a violation of Nederland Town Code (MTC) to park a motor vehicle on any of the Town’s sidewalks. This is in violation of MTC 1204 and may result in a $75.00 fine. Due to the new cutting edge street and sidewalk design along 2nd Street and East Street, the driving public will need to pay particular attention to these newly designed and constructed sidewalks. Please contact any Nederland Police Officer if you should have a question.”

No Parking on Sidewalks

The Nederland Police Department wishes to remind this weekend’s visitors that it is a violation of Nederland Town Code (MTC) to park a motor vehicle on any of the Town’s sidewalks. This is in violation of MTC 1204 and may result in a $75.00 fine. Due to the new cutting edge street and sidewalk design along 2nd Street and East Street, the driving public will need to pay particular attention to these newly designed and constructed sidewalks. Please contact any Nederland Police Officer if you should have a question.

Workforce Boulder County hosts Youth Hiring Event Thursday, March 23, in Longmont

Teens invited to apply for summer jobs with the Boulder County Youth Corps and the City of Boulder Junior Ranger Program

Boulder County, Colo. – Workforce Boulder County is hosting a Youth Hiring Event  on Thursday, March 23, from 3 – 5:30 p.m. at the St. Vrain Community Hub, located at 515 Coffman St., Longmont, in Room 112 North.

Boulder County Youth Corps applicants must be Boulder County residents and the application deadline is March 31. Completed applications will be taken at the Youth Hiring Event, or they can be submitted online at www.BoulderCounty.org/YouthCorps.

The City of Boulder Junior Ranger Program does not have a residency requirement and the application deadline is April 2. Completed applications will be taken at the Youth Hiring Event, or they can be submitted online at www.BoulderColorado.gov/pages/Junior-Rangers.

These two programs offer some of the best first job opportunities available in Boulder County.  All work is outdoors and helps to improve the environment, with projects such as trail construction and maintenance, historic preservation, forest thinning, construction and repair of fencing, landscaping and removal of Russian olive trees and noxious weeds.

Employees will earn a starting hourly wage of $9.30.

Upcoming Community Meetings to discuss Boulder County Housing Authority (BCHA) Planned Unit Development (PUD) for Affordable Housing

BCHA purchased .85 acres of land across the street (to the north) of the RTD Park-n-Ride in downtown Nederland to build approximately 34 new permanently-affordable homes for Nederland-area residents and others within the 30-60% Area Median Income (AMI). BCHA will hold two meetings prior to the Final Planned Unit Development (PUD) review by the Planning Commission on March 22 at the Nederland Community Center to help ensure interested parties can attend to hear and inquire about their proposal.

The dates and times are as follows:

Tuesday, March 14th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Nederland Community Center Multi-Purpose Room

Monday, March 20th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Nederland Community Center Multi-Purpose Room

Tentative agenda for both evenings:

6:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Guests arrive, mingle, get refreshments, collect information

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Presentation by BCHA on proposal specifics, processes, and financing requirements, with opportunities for public input, Q&A session

8:00 – 8:30 p.m. – Wrap-up, additional items, next steps

BCHA will collect contact information from attendees at these events to stay in touch and provide updates as available.

Please help spread the word! BCHA would like to provide clear and accurate information to residents  who have questions about the proposal, and who BCHA hopes to serve, along with clarifying the processes and timelines for affordable housing development.

Pile Burning Resumes Near Jamestown, Ward

Pile burning resumes near Jamestown, Ward

BOULDER, Colo – (Feb. 23, 2017) With fresh snow arriving, U.S. Forest Service firefighters will resume slash pile burning near Jamestown, Gold Lake, and Ward, including the following areas:

  • Southeast of Ward: near Gold Hill Road (County Road 52) and Sawmill Road;
  • East of Gold Lake: 1 mile east of Gold Lake off County Road 509;
  • Southwest of Jamestown: Ridge Fuel Break off county Rd 509, 2 miles east of Gold Lake;
  • Jamestown: Piles are located one-tenth of a mile south of Jamestown.

The burning piles along County Road 52 may produce some smoke and traffic delays. Smoke may be visible from the communities of Ward, Jamestown, Gold Hill and Bar K.

Conditions are evaluated each day to determine if ignition will take place. Ignitions are generally expected to begin after 10 a.m. and will cease several hours before sunset. Smoke may be visible. Precipitation, wind, temperature, fuel moisture and staffing all play a part in when and whether ignition occurs. Firefighters monitor the area after burning is complete. Public and firefighter safety is always the number one priority in burning operations.

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

Prescribed fire smoke may affect your health. For more information see https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wood-smoke-and-health.

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/

Neighborhood meeting for Cold Springs Fire

For Immediate Release: February 21, 2017    

Media Contact: Garry Sanfacon, Recovery Manager 720-564-2642

Neighborhood meeting for Cold Springs Fire community members Feb. 27

Boulder County, Colo. – A neighborhood meeting has been scheduled for Monday, Feb. 27 for the residents who live within and adjacent to the Cold Springs Fire burn zone.

     When: Monday, Feb. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.
     Where: Nederland Community Center,
750 Hwy 72, Nederland
     Who: Residents who live within and
adjacent to Cold Springs Fire burn area

The focus of the meeting will be on “life after a wildfire” and the various issues and challenges associated with recovery. A few survivors of the 2010 Fourmile Canyon Fire will serve on a panel and share recovery stories and answer questions.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

  • What to expect in terms of revegetation
  • How to deal with burnt tree and weeds
  • The impact to the neighborhood and emotional recovery

In addition, they will provide tips about working with your insurance company, construction, permitting, and taking care of yourself.

For more information about this meeting, contact Garry Sanfaçon, Cold Springs Fire and Flood Recovery Manager, at 720-564-2642 or gsanfacon@bouldercounty.org

Town Shop Open House

Open House:

Town Maintenance Shop 20 Years in the Making

To celebrate the completion of its new Town Maintenance Shop, the Town of Nederland will be hosting an open house and BBQ on Friday, Feb. 24 from 1:00-3:00 PM.

Tours will be given and refreshments provided.  Those interested are invited to attend at 294 Ridge Road, behind the Boulder County transfer station and road & bridge shops.

The facility was completed in early January 2017, transferring the headquarters for Public Works, including roads and other maintenance to the Ridge Road location, the land for which the Town began assembling in 1998. The site replaces the old facility at 750 W. 5th Street, which will now be deconstructed and cleared to make way for workforce housing.

The new facility is about 5,000 square feet and features energy efficiency systems, including solar electricity and geothermal heating.

The project was built by Castle Rock-based MW GOLDEN CONSTRUCTORS, in partnership with engineers JVA Inc. of Boulder, and Denver-area firms BWG Architects, DMA Engineering, and Corey Electrical. Construction kicked off in late spring 2016.

The $2 million project was supported by grants from the Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Fund administered by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, as well as Town funds saved over many years for this purpose.

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For more information regarding this project, contact Town Administrator Alisha Reis at

(303) 258-3266 or alishar@nederlandco.org.

 

Note to Private Plowers

THANK YOU to the private plowers that respect the Town roadways and focus only on the private properties that are being serviced.  We appreciate that you clean up after yourselves and that you respect the Town operations.

-The Street Crew