Longmont Life | July-August 2010 www.ci.longmont.co.us
One of the best things about living in Longmont is all thefun organized events – from Rhythm on the River to theDowntown Summer Concert Series, there’s a lot happeningin our community.Maybe the best part is that most of them are free.All of us are feeling the effects of the struggling economy,and an opportunity to spend time with family and friendsat a free City event is invaluable.Rhythm on the River has long been a favoritesummertime event. This year, several city council membersand I will spend a few hours at the City’s information boothin case you want to stop by and say hello.I invite you to take a look at the events calendar on page5 of
to see everything happening thissummer – many are sponsored by the City of Longmont –and some are coming to the community because it’s such awonderful place to be.In addition to City-sponsored events like Rhythmon the River and concerts at the Longmont Museumand downtown at Roosevelt Park, look for non-Citysponsored events including
, a Christianmusic festival that is expected to draw more than30,000 people;
, which is reinventing itself and is moving from Boulder to Union Reservoir thissummer; the
that celebratesautomobiles on Main Street; and the
which kicks off with a parade on July 31.I encourage all Longmont residents to reconnect withyour friends and family and have fun this summer in thiswonderful place called Longmont!Katie Witt, Longmont City Council
Enjoy All That Longmont Offers
Bryan L. Baum
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There are a variety of ways tocontact City Council embers:
•City Council Meetings, everyTuesday at 7 pm•Coffee with Council, lastSaturday of every month•E-mail and phone numberslisted here•Mail c/o City Clerk’s Ofce,350 Kimbark St.•Public events, including Cinco deMayo, Rhythm on the River andFestival on Main
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Share Your Opinion at Open Forum
The City Council is interested in hearing from the Longmont Community during an OpenForum at 7 pm on July 20 in the City Council Chambers.The Open Forum gives residents an opportunity to express an opinion or askquestions about any subject, but the Council is particularly interested in hearingfrom the public on issues concerning the 2011 proposed City budget.In mid-June, as part of the budget process, Council will receive updatedservice prioritization lists for General Fund services. Council members may usethis information to discuss the allocation of resources for the General Fund.The full prioritization lists will be available to the public on the City’s websiteat www.ci.longmont.co.us.The nationwide recession has affected City of Longmont tax collectionsand has required close scrutiny of public spending for municipal services.The forum is a chance to voice your opinion before Council adopts a budgetin October. Although the budget is the primary topic, any comments fromresidents are welcome.
West Nile Virus
Reeber he Fur Ds:
Use insect repellant that containsat least 10% DEET.
Dress in long sleeves and long pants.
Dusk and Dawn
Reduce or eliminate outdoor activitybetween dusk and dawn.
Make sure to drain standing wateraround your home.
Visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/videos/ tosee tips on preventing West Nile virus.Click on “community” then “west nileprotection tips.”
Festival to Create Heavy Trafc
The Christian music festival Heaven Fest will be held at Union Reservoir on July 31. This regionalevent is expected to attract more than 30,000 people. Members of the Longmont communityshould be aware that there will be heavy trafc on Hwy. 119 east of County Line Road on this day.The heaviest volumes are expected from noon to 5 pm and from 8 pm to midnight. Gates for theevent open at 10 am, and the main entrance is at Hwy. 119 and Fairview St.