This Week in Longmont - January 11, 2019
City Council Open Forum
The Tuesday, January 15, city council meeting, beginning at 7 pm in the Council Chambers at 350 Kimbark Street, will be an Open Forum for residents to talk for 5 minutes each to council members about any topic on their minds. This is the only agenda item for this meeting; plan to arrive a little early to put your name on the list of speakers. For more information about city council meetings visit LongmontColorado.gov/departments/city-council.
Meet with Council Member Waters
Residents of Ward I (generally northeast and far east Longmont) and all interested Longmont residents are invited to share questions, concerns and aspirations with Council Member Tim Waters from 11 am to noon on Saturday, January 12, at the Lashley Street Station, 1200 Lashley Street. Residents also are invited to comment on the Oligarchy Ditch Primary Greenway Trail project from 10 to 11 am at the same location. The project manager will provide an overview and answer questions about this project.
Hide-and-Seek at Teen Takeover Saturday
Teens and tweens will take over the library at 409 4th Avenue for one big night, and your kids won’t want to miss this fun, after-hours program. Teen Takeover Saturday, from 6 to 9 pm on January 12, features massive hide-and-seek games in the library and, of course, pizza for dinner. This program is for 6th through 12th graders only. Register at bit.ly/LibTeens. No email? Call 303-651-8477 to register.
Fill Out RTD Customer Survey
If you use the Diagonal (SH-119) between Longmont and Boulder, RTD wants to hear from you. Take this short survey about improving bus options: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SH119BRTSurvey.
Practice Conversational English at the Library
“Say Hello!,” an informal English conversation group, will debut at the Library, 409 4th Avenue, from 10 to 11 am on Saturday, January 12, and return every second Saturday of the month thereafter. Enjoy snacks while practicing conversation with others interested in improving their English in a relaxed, nonjudgmental setting. Conversations are conducted in English and guided by a native English speaker familiar with Spanish. Those with at least an intermediate level of English proficiency will gain the most, but everyone is welcome, regardless of proficiency level or native tongue. No registration is required.
Learn About Longmont Sister Cities
The Longmont Sister Cities Association invites the public to attend its annual meeting at 6:30 pm on Thursday, January 17, in the City Council Chambers at the Civic Center, 350 Kimbark Street. Learn more about this international organization, meet the 2019 student ambassadors and chaperones, and find out how you can get involved. For more information visit LongmontSisterCities.com.
Registration Software Update
From 5 pm on Sunday, January 13, through Thursday, January 17, the registration and reservation software used by Recreation, Senior Services, the Museum, and the Firing Range will be unavailable. Facilities will operate regular hours, and cash or checks are preferred for drop-in fees. No new registrations or reservations will be taken while we migrate to a new system to better serve you.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from 10 am to noon on Monday, January 21, at Silver Creek High School, 4901 Nelson Road. This free event features music, videos, dancing, family-friendly activities, and speaker Dr. Almella Starks-Umoja, whose father was a key figure with Dr. King’s planning committee. For more information call 303-651-8444.
Serve Your Community on a City Board
The Longmont City Council is recruiting to fill vacancies on several advisory boards and commissions. Applicants must have lived in and been a registered voter of Longmont for at least one year prior to serving. To learn more about the vacancies and any special requirements, visit bit.ly/longmontapp. The application deadline is 5 pm on Thursday, January 31. For more information, call 303-651-8649.