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NDDA is looking for a Part Time Executive Director

The Town seeks an Executive Director for the Nederland Downtown Development Authority, part-time approximately 20 hours per week. Pay range: hourly rate is $17-24 depending on qualifications. BS degree or equivalent experience, grant writing, elections and project management experience a plus. To apply send Resume, Letter of Interest and 3 references to Karen Gerrity. Due date for applications Monday April 8 by 5 PM.

Ckick here for complete job description.

Please reply to (kareng@nederlandco.org) or leave message at 303-258-3266 x1010.

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/

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.

Boulder Canyon Closed At Least 24 Hours

FROM CDOT

BOULDER — Colorado Highway 119 in Boulder Canyon will be closed indefinitely – at least for 24 hours –  following a massive rockfall during regular blasting for the project.

Usually a blast brings down about 400 cubic yards each time. Today’s blast sent approximately 8,000 cubic yards of rock down the side of the mountain and on to the roadway. A cubic yard is about the size of a normal washing machine.

Some of the rock is too large to be moved and additional blasts will be needed to break it up before it can be taken away.  There were no injuries as the area was clear due to regular safety protocols during blasting.

In addition to this rockfall, CDOT geotech officials have found another area of rock that was loosened in this blast that will need to be blasted out to ensure the roadway is safe for regular traffic. Crews will be working overnight through this process to clear the road as soon as possible.

Boulder Valley School District has plans in place to get school buses to the affected residences. There are local detours available and Colorado Highway 72 is the main way for people to bypass this area. RTD has also been contacted and will determine bus routes accordingly.

The blasting that was happening was NOT to mitigate rockfall. This was part of the CO 119 flood construction project. We are blasting into the mountain to move more of the road on to bedrock so it will survive during the next major flood.

 

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Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant Flushing In Downtown

9/11/2019 – 9/13/2019

The Utilities Staff will be flushing hydrants in the Downtown neighborhood this week and next.  We flush hydrants annually to help maintain the best water quality possible.

During this time, residents may notice a slight decrease in water pressure or discoloration of water.  Water discoloration results from temporary disturbances of the normal water flow within our piping network. These short-term changes in flow can stir up naturally occurring minerals and sediment that settle within the water mains. The objective of the water main/hydrant flushing program is to remove these accumulated sediments from our pipes by flushing the water out of the fire hydrants.

If water discoloration does occur, customers should try to refrain from using hot water and run their cold-water faucets ONLY until the water appears clear.

If you should have any questions or concerns during this time, please contact the Utilities Department at

303.258.3088.

Thank you for your cooperation during this important water quality process.