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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.

Upcoming changes to Zoning at the Planning Commission on 2/22 re: Tiny Homes/ADUS and marijuana transporters

Please be aware the Planning Commission will discuss zoning changes regarding allowance of Tiny Homes/Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU’s) on 2/22 starting at 7pm.

Additionally, the Commission will discuss the addition of “marijuana transporters” to Sec. 16-32 Use Group Charts. Please see explanation below.

During the 2016 Regular Session of the Colorado Legislature, state lawmakers adopted House Bill (HB) 16-1211, subsequently signed by the Governor on June 10, 2016.  HB 16-1211, a copy of which is attached for your reference, authorizes a new type of license in the burgeoning legalized marijuana industry: “marijuana transporters.” In the contexts of both medical and retail marijuana, the Bill defines a new class of licensees generally authorized to transport and temporarily store marijuana and marijuana products, but not authorized to sell the same.

These meetings are open to the Public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

 

Flood-impacted home owners are eligible for free home preparedness assessments

Boulder County, Colo. – The City of Boulder and Boulder County are participating in a new Home Preparedness Assessment Program. This pilot program provides flood-impacted single family and mobile home owners with a free in-home consultation aimed at enhancing personal resilience.

Participation in this program will include a consultation with a professional advisor who will identify actions and improvements to help homeowners prepare for and better respond to flood, fire, and drought. Cash rebates will be available to participants to help cover the costs of the suggested improvements. Some improvements may include things such as sump pump inspection and repair, roof and gutter evaluation, and more.

This program is first come, first served, with limited space of up to 100 participants throughout Boulder County. To qualify, homeowners must have been impacted by a flood event and have proper identification (i.e. state issued ID such as a driver’s license). Interested individuals can sign up now for an assessment by filling out the form at www.ResilientTogether.org/home-preparedness-program/documents/212/download.

For more information, visit the program website at www.ResilientTogether.org/home-preparedness-program or contact program manager Ann Grodnik-Nagle at ann.grodnik@cbi.com or 303-741-7041.

Public Hearing at the Planning Commission for consideration of Short Term Rental Regulation on January 25, 2017 starting at 7PM

The Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on January 25 starting at 7pm regarding establishment of Short Term Rental regulation and enforcement. Public comment will be accepted during the meeting and all interested citizens are encouraged to attend. 

The Commission will consider the proposed Short Term Rental Licensing Program and Enforcement for rentals under 30-days or less. The Commission has discussed the establishment of these regulations at meetings in 2015 and 2016. Public Hearing notice has appeared in the newspaper.

Update to 2012 ICC Building Codes effective January 1, 2017

PLEASE be aware that the Town of Nederland has adopted the 2012 ICC Building Code suite, with new codes taking effect as of January 1, 2017.

The Town will also be looking for passive solar site orientation to reduce overall energy costs for new development.  An example of passive solar orientation planning and a low-energy use home is available on the Town’s website under the “How-To Applicant Guide” section found at this link: https://nederlandco.org/building/ .