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Hydrant Flushing in Big Springs Neighborhood

For Week of May 9th:

The Utilities Department will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the summer to maintain water quality. Signs will be placed in the neighborhood prior to flushing. Prior to flushing, the Roads Department will be ensuring that ditches and culverts are clear to provide adequate drainage. They will then be grading after flushing is complete.

Fire hydrant flushing has the potential to stir up sediment within the distribution system. If discolored water occurs, it is not a health hazard. However, it can create staining on the porcelain and laundry. If there is discoloration to your water run your cold water for several minutes until it runs clear, do this before using it for laundry or using hot water.

Please contact the Utilities Department at 303-258-3088, or Town Hall at 303-258-3266 with any questions.

2017 Nederland Firewise Town Clean-up

The Town of Nederland encourages all residents to clear and maintain the home ignition zone around their residences and outbuildings. The annual spring Firewise Town Clean-up Day offers a great incentive to pick up the yard, clean out the gutters, remove flammable material from the deck, and haul it all off to the Nederland Firewise Town Cleanup. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 3 at the cluster of Boulder County facilities on Ridge Road (Road & Bridge Yard, Waste Transfer Station and Sort Yard).  This is the same location where the cleanup has been held the past two years. Click on the image below for details:

As our Cold Springs neighbors experienced last summer, it’s a matter of when, not if, wildfire impacts our community. Educate yourself about steps you can take to prepare your property and your family from wildfire.

2017 Town of Nederland Firewise Cleanup Tip Sheet

Boulder County Wildfire Partners

Boulder County Community Sort Yards

IBHS videos & publications

Firewise Communities USA

Colorado State Forest Service

 

Hydrant Flushing in Big Springs Neighborhood

Week of May 9th:

The Utilities Department will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the summer to maintain water quality. Signs will be placed in the neighborhood prior to flushing. Prior to flushing, the Roads Department will be ensuring that ditches and culverts are clear to provide adequate drainage. They will then be grading after flushing is complete.

Fire hydrant flushing has the potential to stir up sediment within the distribution system. If discolored water occurs, it is not a health hazard. However, it can create staining on the porcelain and laundry. If there is discoloration to your water run your cold water for several minutes until it runs clear, do this before using it for laundry or using hot water.

Please contact the Utilities Department at 303-258-3088, or Town Hall at 303-258-3266 with any questions.

Tonight! 2nd Public Hearing at the Planning Commission for consideration of Short Term Rental Regulation starting at 7PM

The Planning Commission will hold another Public Hearing on April 26 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 also further discussion on Accessory Dwelling Units/Tiny Homes.

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, 2016 and 2017. Broad and specific discussions about affordable housing to include short term rentals occurred at the following meetings and events with more information found in the packet for associated meetings found at this link: https://nederlandco.org/planning-commission-meeting-agendas…/ or in the minutes within the following month’s meeting for specifics of those discussions, found at this link: https://nederlandco.org/planning-commission-meeting-minutes/

Housing Discussions:
January 25, 2017 *(specific to short term rental)
December 14, 2016 ** (specific to long term and multifamily unit streamline)
October 17, 2016 * (specific to short term rental)
September 28, 2016 (follow up about housing goals implementation)
August 24, 2016 (Joint Board of Trustees-Planning Commission Work Session specific to 6 housing policy goals)
July 27, 2016 (Housing goals policy implementation)
June 8, 2016 (Planning Commission Work Session to discuss 6 policies specific to creation of affordable housing)
January 27, 2016 *(Planning Commission 2016 Work Plan goal + specific discussion on short term rental)
December 16, 2015 (specific to definition of affordable housing)
December 3, 2015 (Community Forum about affordable housing)
September 23, 2015 *(specific to short term rental)
April 22, 2015 ** (specific to long term rental)

Forest Fire Ecology event on April 23 at 12:00 – 1:30pm and Coal Creek hosted Chainsaw Safety and Skills 2-day Training on May 6 and 7th

Saws & Slaws Forest & Fire Ecology Education Series

Part 2: Wildfire in the WUI*

Sunday, April 23rd from 12:00 – 1:30 pm (Brown Bag)

Nederland Community Center
Saws & Slaws is excited to host a three part educational series about forest health and fire ecology in the Front Range.  This series will help participants better understand the condition of our forests, how that affects wildfires, and the various treatments we apply to address the needs of both forest health and fire preparedness.

In Part 2, we will learn about fire ecology, including:

  • Different types of wildfires
  • Wildfire’s role in forest health
  • How wildfires behave within specific forest conditions
  • The effects of different forest treatments on wildfire behavior

We’ll be ending our 2017 series in May when we’ll build on what we learned in Part One Two by going on a field trip to apply what we learned and see what all of this looks like in the real world!
Presented by:
Ashley Garrison, Certified Forester, Forestry / Fire-Resource Technician, Boulder County Parks & Open Space
Kelsey Lesniak, Forester, Colorado State Forest Service – Boulder & Gilpin Counties

Bring your lunch while we learn about the ecology of forest and fire in the Front Range.

Flier:

  Forest Fire Ecology event 4.23.2017 (220.8 KiB, 314 hits)

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Chainsaw Safety and Skills Training – 2 day class

Saturday, May 6th from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Coal Creek Canyon Fire Station #2, 32895 Highway 72

Sunday, May 7th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Field work

Day 1 required to participate in Day 2

This quality, hands-on training will give you the skills you need to effectively and safely use a chainsaw for forest health and property maintenance.

Training will be presented in three parts:

  • Chainsaw Maintenance – cutting safely requires a well running saw.
  • Chainsaw Safety & Personal Protective Equipment – including things to watch out for while cutting.
  • Tree Felling & Cutting Skills – classroom review followed by field exercises.

Presented by: Eric Philips, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Rocky Mountain Resource Protection

and Eric Folwell, Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Rocky Mountain Resource Protection NWCG ENGB and Forestry Consultant to Boulder County

Participants, please bring:

– your lunch and plenty of water

– your own gear, chain saw, helmet, gloves, ear and eye protection, chaps.  Wear long sleeves, pants, and boots.

Space is limited.  Sign up & pay online at sawsandslaws.org or contact Jody Dickson at 303-588-6639 or sawsandslaws@gmail.com if you would like to participate in this training.

Cost is $90 per person (Work off the classroom fee with labor in our regular Saws & Slaws events!  Ask Jody for more details.)

Flier:

  Coal Creek hosted Sawyers Class 5.6 - 5.7.2017 (189.4 KiB, 498 hits)

2nd Public Hearing at the Planning Commission for consideration of Short Term Rental Regulation on April 26, 2017 starting at 7PM

The Planning Commission will hold another Public Hearing on April 26 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, 2016 and 2017. Broad and specific discussions about affordable housing to include short term rentals occurred at the following meetings and events with more information found in the packet for associated meetings found at this link: https://nederlandco.org/planning-commission-meeting-agendaspackets/ or in the minutes within the following month’s meeting for specifics of those discussions, found at this link: https://nederlandco.org/planning-commission-meeting-minutes/

  • January 25, 2017 *(specific to short term rental)
  • December 14, 2016 ** (specific to long term and multifamily unit streamline)
  • October 17, 2016 * (specific to short term rental)
  • September 28, 2016 (follow up about housing goals implementation)
  • August 24, 2016 (Joint Board of Trustees-Planning Commission Work Session specific to 6 housing policy goals)
  • July 27, 2016 (Housing goals policy implementation)
  • June 8, 2016 (Planning Commission Work Session to discuss 6 policies specific to creation of affordable housing)
  • January 27, 2016 *(Planning Commission 2016 Work Plan goal + specific discussion on short term rental)
  • December 16, 2015 (specific to definition of affordable housing)
  • December 3, 2015 (Community Forum about affordable housing)
  • September 23, 2015 *(specific to short term rental)
  • April 22, 2015 ** (specific to long term rental)

Update – Residential Water Bills

Due to a very large remote reader issue, there will be a delay in the processing of residential water bills.  They were expected to go out Monday, however it looks like they will not be mailed until Wednesday the 12th (at the earliest).  We will update with a subsequent notice when they have actually been mailed.  We apologize for any inconvenience this delay may present.

The bills have been mailed today, Wednesday April 12th.  Payments are due by May 12th; late charges on unpaid balances will accrue on May 13th.

Public Hearing at the Planning Commission for consideration of Short Term Rental Regulation on April 26, 2017 starting at 7PM

The Planning Commission will hold another Public Hearing on April 26 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, 2016 and 2017. Broad and specific discussions about affordable housing to include short term rentals occurred at the following meetings and events with more information found in the packet for associated meetings found at this link: https://nederlandco.org/planning-commission-meeting-agendaspackets/ or in the minutes within the following month’s meeting for specifics of those discussions, found at this link: https://nederlandco.org/planning-commission-meeting-minutes/

  • January 25, 2017 *(specific to short term rental)
  • December 14, 2016 ** (specific to long term and multifamily unit streamline)
  • October 17, 2016 * (specific to short term rental)
  • September 28, 2016 (follow up about housing goals implementation)
  • August 24, 2016 (Joint Board of Trustees-Planning Commission Work Session specific to 6 housing policy goals)
  • July 27, 2016 (Housing goals policy implementation)
  • June 8, 2016 (Planning Commission Work Session to discuss 6 policies specific to creation of affordable housing)
  • January 27, 2016 *(Planning Commission 2016 Work Plan goal + specific discussion on short term rental)
  • December 16, 2015 (specific to definition of affordable housing)
  • December 3, 2015 (Community Forum about affordable housing)
  • September 23, 2015 *(specific to short term rental)
  • April 22, 2015 ** (specific to long term rental)

Pothole Work

Nederland Street Crew is aware of conditions, and will be scheduling pothole repair (weather permitting).  The Water Truck, which is needed to facilitate the grading work, will be back in service very soon.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.