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City Announces Openings: Buildings, Golf Pro Shops and Driving Ranges, Library (Curbside Only)

Post Date:05/21/2020 5:00 PM

Effective Monday, June 1, the City of Longmont will reopen the Civic Center, Development Services Center, Service Center and Municipal Court for limited services to residents. Whenever possible, the City encourages residents to continue to access services remotely, either online or by phone, to reduce potential spread of COVID-19. Although the Library remains closed to the public, it will offer curbside delivery beginning Tuesday, May 26. Additionally, golf pro shops and driving ranges will open at Sunset, Ute Creek and Twin Peaks golf courses.

June 1 Facility Reopenings

Civic Center (350 Kimbark Street)

  • Utility service connections, sales tax license applications, human resources services, utility bill payments, sales tax filings and payments, parking violation payments, and liquor and marijuana licensing applications can be completed in person at the Civic Center. Payments for utility bills, parking tickets, sales tax and other City billings can also be paid by mail or placed in the drop box in the 300 block of Kimbark Street across from the Civic Center. Utility bill payments can also be made online.
  • The Community Services window will be open for residents who need information and referral assistance, mediation services, access to housing assistance, or need to appeal a parking ticket, and are not able to do so remotely.

Development Services Center (385 Kimbark Street)

  • Building permit submittals and payments may be made in person. There will be limited staff in the building – please call ahead or make an appointment with the appropriate staff member to ensure they are available if you need assistance beyond permit submittals and payments. Permits can also be handled electronically via the online submittal portal or via email by contacting building staff directly.
  • Continue to use the online portal to schedule inspections. Some types of inspections will continue to be limited so please read the policy details found on the portal.
  • Code enforcement complaints may be called in to the main Code line at 303-651-8695 (leave a detailed message) or using the online portal. Code enforcement staff will be in the building on a limited and variable basis.
  • For substandard housing issues or short-term rental licensing questions, please call 303-651-8357. Short-term housing complaints and short-term rental licensing inspections that require a Code inspector to enter a private residence are NOT currently being conducted due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Meetings with planning staff will take place over the phone and via email. The planner on duty will not be available for in-person assistance. Please call 303-651-8330 or email longmont.planning@longmontcolorado.gov.
  • All requests for a pre-application conference should continue to be made by completing a pre-application request form and emailing it to maria.yost@longmontcolorado.gov.
  • All requests and payments for right-of-way permits and infrastructure permits will continue to be submitted and processed electronically. All general inquiries should be directed to len.marques@longmontcolordo.gov.
  • All meetings with engineering staff will continue to take place over the phone or through electronic media. In-person meetings will not be scheduled.
  • For information about upcoming meetings for boards and commissions, please visit the City’s Directory of Boards, Committees and Commissions page to search for the board or committee you are interested in.

Service Center (1100 S Sherman Street)

  • NextLight bill payment and service connection requests. These services can also be completed online at longmontcolorado.gov/nextlight.
  • Walk-in equipment returns will not be accepted at this time. We will continue to pick up equipment at the customer’s home. Please call 303-651-8386 or email LPC.sales@longmontcolorado.gov for more information.

Municipal Court (225 Kimbark Street)

  • While the Municipal Court and Probation facilities will be open to the public, the Municipal Court will continue to offer “Video Court Sessions” as an alternative to in-person appearances for many cases.  This does require a personal computer with a camera or smart phone to access. If you are interested in participating in a “Video Court Session” for your pending case or have any other questions, please call the Longmont Municipal Court at 303-774-4804 or email at court@longmontcolorado.gov.

In order to ensure customer and employee safety, the City has installed protective plexiglass in all facilities where customers interact with employees and increased the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing. Visitors should wear a face covering when in the building and the Boulder County Public Health Department requires individuals to wear a face covering when social distancing cannot be maintained.  Please limit group size to the greatest extent possible. Residents are encouraged to continue to transact with the City remotely, as there are several options available to receive services without visiting in person.

Library (Curbside Pickup and Drop-off Only)

  • The Library will offer curbside pickup and drop-off for library books beginning Tuesday, May 26.
  • Curbside delivery is available for patrons with current materials on hold only; the holds shelves must be cleared before we can provide additional holds.
  • Curbside delivery will be available 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Saturday.
  • Curbside Delivery Process:
    • For faster service, bring a cell phone and your library card number when you come to the library;
    • Drive or walk up to Library at the east side/Emery Street entrance;
    • Call the phone number on the signs in parking lot, 303-651-8476;
    • A library staff member will check out items to patron, and assign either Table 1, 2 or 3 outside for hold pickup;
    • The library staff member stationed at the east entrance will deliver materials to the assigned table where the patron will pick them up;
    • The staff member stationed at the east entrance can also help patrons who do not have a cell phone;
    • This process may change as needs arise.
  • Patrons returning materials should place them in one of the two book drops. Do not place them on the checkout tables.
  • The library building, including restrooms, remains closed closed to the public until further notice.

Golf Courses (Sunset, Ute Creek and Twin Peaks)

Beginning May 23, the pro shops and driving ranges at all municipal owned golf courses will be open to the public. The following restrictions apply:

  • Please continue to call ahead to schedule your tee time and provide payment over the phone.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least six feet from others.
  • A face covering should be worn in the parking lot, near the club house and in the pro shop, and whenever six feet of distance from others cannot be maintained.
  • There will be a limit of 10 people allowed in the pro shop at a time. If there are 10 people in the building already, please wait outside until others exit.
  • Driving ranges and practice areas will be open on a first come, first served basis and priority will be given to those with scheduled tee times.

For a complete list of restrictions, please visit golflongmont.com/guidelines.

Park Amenities

Several City of Longmont park amenities have reopened with additional requirements in place for public health and safety. Tennis, pickleball, basketball and volleyball courts, golf and disc golf courses and wheel parks are open. Guidelines for use are posted near these amenities.

Playgrounds, shelters and picnic areas remain closed at this time. Reopening details will be shared once available.

Visitors are reminded to practice social distancing guidelines in all parks as they are popular and crowded at this time of year, and to wear a face covering whenever six feet of distance from others cannot be maintained.

See all information about park amenities that have reopened

Button Rock Preserve

Heavy visitation numbers are anticipated at Button Rock Preserve over Memorial Day Weekend. The parking lot holds approximately 60 vehicles and once full, will be closed to additional parking until cars leave. Parking is not allowed outside of the designated lot, and no parking signs are posted in those areas. Those who ignore no parking signs, block emergency access gates, or park along the road may be ticketed or towed.

Parking lot status updates will be posted periodically on the Button Rock Preserve webpage, as well as on the City of Longmont’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Additionally, public restrooms are not currently available at Button Rock Preserve.

Union Reservoir

The swim beach, dog beach and fishing pier at Union Reservoir are currently closed to public use due to social distancing violations.

Boating activities – including wakeless boating, canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding – will continue to be permitted at the reservoir for now.

Capacity at Union Reservoir has been reduced, and drivers will be asked to park in every other space to help maintain social distancing. Visitors arriving after capacity has been reached will be denied entry until another visitor leaves.

See more information on current Union Reservoir policies

Floating the St. Vrain Creek

Floating along parts of the St. Vrain Creek is open from Main Street to the 119th Street Trailhead. Social distancing guidelines remain in effect, and visitors should bring a facial covering to use when safe distancing cannot be maintained.

There is no charge to float along the St. Vrain Creek. Users must provide their own float devices, such as tubes, kayaks or small non-motorized boats. Users are also encouraged to wear safety equipment, including helmets and personal flotation devices.

See more information about the open/closed status of different sections of the creek

All other City facilities remain closed to the public until further notice, including the Senior Center,Youth Center, Recreation Center, Memorial Building, indoor and outdoor pools and others. For the current status of all City-owned public facilities, visit the How to Access City Services During Facility Closures Due to COVID-19 page or call 303-774-3759.

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