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------------------------------------ SEPTEMBER 2019 ------------------------------------

2019 DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT AVAILABLE
The Town of Johnstown’s 2019 Drinking Water Quality Report is available on the Town’s Water Department webpage (www.townofjohnstown.com/98/Water) and at Town Hall, available upon request.


WASTE MANAGEMENT RATE INCREASE
Waste Management of Colorado, Inc. has raised rates for trash collection, effective on September utility bills. For weekly curbside collection of a 95-gallon poly cart, the new rate is $11.47 per month, and the new senior rate (64-gallon poly cart) is now $8.42 per month. Also, bi-weekly recycling collection is now $10.46 per month.

Questions about the rate increase for trash collection or recycling rates should be directed to Waste Management at (800) 482-6406.


REPORTING A PUBLIC WORKS EMERGENCY
Public Works emergency services are provided around-the-clock, free of charge, to residences within the Town. After 5 p.m. or on weekends, please call the following numbers for the corresponding emergencies.
Water/Sewer/Cemetery: 970-324-4274
Streets/Drainage/Parks: 970-324-4108

 

STAY CONNECTED
Town Council Meetings
1st/3rd Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
Town Hall  |  450 S. Parish Ave.

Planning and Zoning Meetings
2nd/4th Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.
Town Hall  |  450 S. Parish Ave.

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XPRESS BILL PAY
Register for free on the Town’s website for paperless billing, auto pay, and email notifications.
XPRESS BILL PAY

SENIOR SCENE
The Johnstown Senior Center, 101 Charlotte St., offers: Chair and/or mat yoga (Mon. – 9:45 a.m./Tue. – 8:15 a.m./Fri. – 9:15 a.m.); Tia Chi Chih (Wed. – 1:45 p.m.); Exercise Class (Tue. – 9:30 a.m./Fri. – 8:30 a.m.); Dance w/ Jim Erlich (1st/3rd Fri. – Cover Charge); Mahjong (Mon. – 9 a.m.); Cribbage (Tue. – 1 p.m.); Pitch (Wed. – 12:30 p.m.); Pinochle (3rd Wed. – 12:30 p.m.); Bingo (2nd/Last Wed. – 1 p.m.); Trips to Walmart (1st/3rd Mon. – 1:30 p.m.); Blackhawk (3rd Thur. – 8:30 a.m.); Breakfast w/ Friends (2nd/4th Thur. – 8 a.m.); Hearing Aid Checks (2nd Wed. – 10:30 – 11 a.m.); and Eagles Hockey Games begin in October.

10/13: The Hunchback of Notre Dame – Candlelight Playhouse (Matinee)
11/22: Greeley Chamber Orchestra – 7:30 p.m.
12/07: Annual Christmas Boutique – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Drawing for a wagon full of toys)
12/16: Air Force Academy Band – 1 p.m.
12/24: Catered meal w/ Entertainment – Noon
12/31: Bring in New Year with lunch and dancing with Jim Erlich. (Cover charge for dance)

For more information, call 970-587-5251 or email or sgamez@bajabb.com.



GLENN A. JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Join us throughout the fall for fun programs for the entire family!
• Family Movie Nights: 10/31; 11/21; 12/26 (Please contact the library for titles and times. We’ll provide the popcorn!)
• Turkey Bingo: 11/19 at 6:30 p.m. (This program is for ages 18 and older.)
• Family Holiday Crafts: 12/7 – 11 a.m. to noon
• Stories with Santa: 12/20 at 9:30 a.m.
• Noon Year’s Eve: 12/31 at 11: 15 a.m.
• Holiday Closures: 10/14; 11/11; 11/27; 11/28; 12/24; 12/25


JOHNSTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Annual Christmas Open House at the Historic Parish House and Museum (701 Charlotte St.) will again feature beautifully decorated Christmas wreaths and mini evergreen trees. Plan to attend on Saturday, December 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to tour the museum and the newly completed Visitors Interpretive Center. All proceeds from the sale of the wreaths and trees benefit the Johnstown Historical Society.

FINAL BEAM CELEBRATED AT JOHNSTOWN YMCA TOPPING CEREMONY
Anticipation filled the site of the Johnstown Community YMCA on August 10 as hundreds of residents gathered for its Topping Ceremony, an important milestone event celebrating the placement of the last piece of steel on the building. Everyone was encouraged to sign the beam that will be displayed above the lobby of the new Y, permanently displaying it covered in signatures.

In addition to the beam signing, the event also featured guided tours of the building by Adolfson & Peterson Construction; bounce houses, kid-friendly activities and program information provided by YMCA of Northern Colorado; and food and refreshments by H&E Equipment Services. Arapahoe Rental donated the canopies, tables and chairs for the event.

“As the Y moves closer to completion, I can’t help but feel so excited about all the positivity that will soon flow from this place,” said Mayor Gary Lebsack. “The Topping Ceremony was an extreme success with our wonderful residents and all the partners on this project. It was a great day, and I look forward to the grand opening in 2020!”

According to Project Manager Beau LaCouture, the Johnstown Community YMCA is still under budget and on track to open at the end of Spring 2020. Between now and the end of the year, the contractor will finish the structural steel, finish exterior masonry and stone, work on installing the mechanical, electrical and plumbing on the interior of the building, frame the non-structural interior walls, start work on interior finishes (drywall, flooring, casework, etc.), and install a portion of the landscaping.

 

 ymca topping ceremony

 

TOWN AWARDS $1 MILLION GRANT TO HELP PAVE WCR 50 AND LCR 14
The Colorado Department of Local Affairs awarded the Town a $1 million Energy Assistance Grant (EIAG) to help fund the paving of Weld County Road (WCR) 50 and Larimer County Road (LCR) 14 in Johnstown. The Town will work as diligently as possible to complete the project no later than mid-2020.

“We applied for this highly competitive grant to help resolve a right-of-way ownership issue the occurred as a result of previous Town annexations. This stretch of roadway has existed in a checkerboard-style of ownership between the Town, Weld and Larimer Counties,” said Mayor Gary Lebsack. “Since the roadway has been in multiple jurisdictions, repairs have not been regularly made, and it’s the Town’s goal to change that. The Town plans to annex the entire road once it is paved and will take over full maintenance responsibilities.”

Larimer and Weld Counties will help Johnstown, in addition to the grant, fund the project budgeted at $2,046,166. For project details, visit https://townofjohnstown.com/363/WCR-50-LCR-14-Paving-Project.

TOWN HIRES PLANNER II
The Town welcomes Darryll Wolnik as Planner II. As a member of the Planning team, he will perform a wide variety of municipal planning functions, including land use planning, research and administration associated with development review, long-range planning, and much more. he is a Colorado State graduate, who earned a Masters in Community Planning from the University of Utah. He accepted the position in August and started with the Town this month. 

DEVELOPMENT UPDATE
Completed:

        • Blue Mountain Storage, 4888 Ronald Regan Blvd.
        • Lazy Dog Tavern, 4801 Thompson Pkwy.
        • Brannen Flex Building, 4691 Concord Dr.
        • Lockard Office Building, 4702 Larimer Pkwy. – Bent Salon
        • Inline Retail Shops at 4932 & 4942 Thompson Pkwy. – Cheba Hut, Floyd’s, AT&T, Mod Pizza, and more.

Under Construction:
        • Red Barn Liquors, 30 Gateway Dr.
        • Johnstown Village Single Family Neighborhood (CO Blvd. & Hwy 60)
        • Firestone Tire Center, 4860 Larimer Pkwy.

 
STREET PROJECTS UDPATE
STREET OVERLAY PROJECT: Reconstruction of Hawthorne Ct. reached completion in August, and the overlay project concluded on Sept. 3, overcoming issues encountered early in the project due to poor structural condition of the existing road. Improved roadways include 4th St. (Greeley Ave. to Telep Ave.), and Jay Ave. (Greeley Ave. to 6th St.).

SLURRY SEAL PROJECT: A-One Chip Seal started the Town’s Slurry Seal project this month, prolonging the life of the following streets: Rolling Hills Pkwy.; N. 3rd St.; Castle Pines Ave.; Centennial Dr.; White Wing Rd.; S. Muscovy Ln.; and Bitten Dr. The project is expected to be complete in October.STREET PROJECTS
Pictured (Far Left): Crew member builds up roadway of Hawthorne Ct. with crushed concrete as part of reconstruction of street. (Middle Left): Subgrade finished on Hawthorne Ct. and ready for asphalt. (Middle Right): Crews facing asphalt. (Far Right): Final product.

 

ANNUAL MOSQUITO CONTROL PROGRAM COMPLETE
Earlier this month, the Town of Johnstown completed its 16th season of Integrated Mosquito Control by Vector Disease Control International (VDCI). Johnstown’s Annual Mosquito Report will be posted on the Town’s website as soon as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience this summer as VDCI monitored and helped reduce mosquito populations to protect our residents from the threat of mosquito-borne diseases. 

For future reference, all information, including notifications of spray schedules, will be provided on the Town’s website at https://townofjohnstown.com/226/Mosquito-Control. VDCI provides trap data, spray schedules, interactive maps, the ability to sign up for notifications, request shut-offs, and much more at http://www.vdci.net/colorado.