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Big Spring Road Closures 9.23.2019

Big Springs Road will be closed from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday September 23 for grading and polymer application. The closure will be from Valley View to Conger. Please use Peakview as the alternate route. Closing the road will allow the polymer time to cure increasing the efficiency of the application.  If you have any questions or concerns please call 303-258-3266. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Nederland Middle/Senior High School: Homecoming Week!

It’s Homecoming Week for the Nederland Middle/Senior High School! Come support the students during their Homecoming events and join us in town on Saturday, September 21st at 1:30pm for the parade! Parade will start at Teens Inc., go through town, and end at the school.

STR Articles of Interest

Below are some articles related to short-term rentals:

Regulating Short-Term Rentals: A Guidebook for Equitable Policy:
https://www.theselc.org/regulating_short_term_rentals_a_guidebook_for_equitable_policy

EPA Framework for Creating Smart Growth:

https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-01/documents/small_town_econ_dev_tool_010516.pdf

The Economic Costs and Benefits of AirBnB:

https://www.epi.org/publication/the-economic-costs-and-benefits-of-airbnb-no-reason-for-local-policymakers-to-let-airbnb-bypass-tax-or-regulatory-obligations/

Nederland Housing Needs Assessment: Ned Housing Needs Assessment

Additional Articles:

https://www.postandcourier.com/business/real_estate/charleston-s-new-short-term-rental-rules-enforceable-so-far/article_1cb2672c-cca5-11e8-bec8-6f83f60ef0fb.html

https://www.outsideonline.com/2198726/did-airbnb-kill-mountain-town

https://www.denverpost.com/2019/09/04/airbnb-denver-short-term-rentals/

https://www.dailycamera.com/2019/09/05/letters-consider-flag-only-version-of-football-america-unrecognizable-illegal-short-term-rentals/

https://voxeu.org/article/short-term-rentals-and-housing-market

https://www.uclalawreview.org/los-angeles-displacement-and-the-rise-of-airbnb/

https://www.wbur.org/bostonomix/2018/12/21/massachusetts-short-term-rental-bill-explainer

http://berkeleydailyplanet.com/issue/2017-02-24/article/45490?headline=SQUEAKY-WHEEL-Among-the-THIMBYs

https://www.summitdaily.com/news/local/study-links-vacation-rentals-to-housing-crisis/

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2019/01/29/sedona-faces-housing-shortage-short-term-vaction-rentals-take-over/2342431002/

https://www.apartmentlist.com/rentonomics/housing-markets-and-income-inequality/

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2677433

https://portside.org/2019-02-02/economic-costs-and-benefits-airbnb

https://www.planetizen.com/news/2019/04/103897-results-short-term-rentals-fewer-long-term-rentals-fewer-homes-sale-higher-rents

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/good-bad-ugly-short-term-rentals-lukman-hajje

https://snowboarding.transworld.net/features/long-term-effects-short-term-rentals-examination-mountain-town-housing-crisis/

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/Data_Integrity_Notice.cfm?abid=3006832

2020 Budget Public Charrette – 9/17/2019

The Town of Nederland will be holding a public open house on Tuesday, September 17th from 6-6:45pm to learn about projects and programs in your community. Representatives from each of the departments will be available to discuss current projects and future plans. You will have the opportunity to offer your thoughts on what should be a priority in the 2020 Town Budget.

The open house will take place at the Community Center located at 750 HWY 72, Nederland, CO 80466. Follow the 2020 Budget at:   http://nederlandco.org/government/town-departments/finance/

UPDATE CO119 Reopened

BOULDER —  Colorado Highway 119 in Boulder Canyon was opened with one lane of alternating traffic around 4 a.m. this morning after geotech experts determined the slope was stable and additional blasting was not needed on part of the rockface.

This assessment allowed crews to move safely and clear the one lane area. Included in that clearing was the need to blast several large boulders, estimated to be the size of a bus, into smaller pieces that could be hauled away. That additional blasting took place before dark which then gave time for crews to haul away and clear the one lane.

 

The road will close again at 10 a.m. — which is the normal closure time — to allow crews to continue the cleanup and it will reopen with at least one lane again at 2 p.m.

 

“We thank everyone for their continued patience as we work through a technically complex effort,”said Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “This work is important for keeping people safe when driving in mountain areas, but it’s difficult work and we know that it causes inconvenience for the traveling public during construction.”

 

After the rockfall from blasting on Wednesday sent 8,000 cubic yards of rock to the road, it was initially determined that another area of rock would need to be blasted which is why the Colorado Department of Transportation said the road would be closed for two to three days.

 

After given the all-clear by the experts, crews worked through the night to clear about 4,000 cubic yards of rock to make room for the one lane.

 

No closures are expected for Friday or over the weekend. Regular blasting closure will start at 10 a.m. Monday.