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This Week in Longmont - September 6, 2019

Post Date:09/06/2019 10:10 AM

Election Calls Claim to Represent City
Some Longmont residents report they are receiving phone calls that claim that the City of Longmont is gathering information on the upcoming November election. The City never conducts voter surveys on City Council candidates and residents should be aware that a pollster claiming to represent the City are false. For election information visit the City's election web page.

Comment on Main Street Corridor Recommendations
The 12-month Main Street Corridor Planning effort is coming to a close. The project team is inviting the community to weigh in on draft recommendations related to land use and growth, transportation and safety, culture and history, and anticipated market needs. Please join us from 5:30 to 7 pm on Tuesday, September 10, at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road. There will be an overview presentation at 5:45 with an open house immediately following. For more information visit the project webpage at We hope to see you on the 10th! 

Household Hazardous Chemical Drop-off
The City will host the annual Household Chemical Drop-off Day from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, September 7, at the Public Works facility, 375 Airport Road. Take your current City of Longmont utility bill to show that you’re a waste services customer. Accepted materials include cleaners, solvents, pesticides, aerosol cans, paint and other chemical wastes generated from homes. Items not accepted include commercial and business wastes, biological wastes, medical wastes, medicines, radioactive materials, compressed gas cylinders, explosives, fireworks, ammunition and fire extinguishers. For more information, call 303-651-8416 or visit

Exercise Creative Muscles at the Library
Drop in on Tuesdays beginning September 10, and enjoy fun and creative art activities after school at the Library, 409 4th Avenue. Each week features a suggested project, and all supplies are provided to make it and take it home. This self-paced, self-directed activity is primarily for children in grades 3 through 6, but children of all ages are welcome. Children younger than 9 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver, and no registration is required.

Strider Glider Biking for Preschoolers
Preschoolers are invited to Strider Glider balance biking from 9:30 to 10:30 am on select Wednesday mornings at the Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Avenue. Introduce your child to Strider bikes: we provide the gym and the bike (or bring your own), and you provide the instruction and supervision. Upcoming dates are September 11, October 9, November 13, and December 11. A limited number of loaner bikes are available. Call 303-651-8404 to register; $6 per rider.

Itty Bitty City Returns
Itty Bitty City returns on Fridays from 9 to 11 am, September 13 through November 22, at the St. Vrain Memorial Building, 700 Longs Peak Avenue. Children ages 6 months to 5 years have lots of room to run and play in the gym. Parents must supervise their children, and no older children, please. The cost is $3 per child or $24 for a 10-visit pass. No registration is needed for this drop-in program. 

Shred Your Private Documents for Free
Take boxed or bagged papers to be shredded to the Waste Diversion Center at 140 Martin Street between 9 am and 2 pm on Friday, September 13. This is for residential documents only; no business documents accepted. Please also take ID and a copy of your most recent Longmont utility bill. For more information, call 303-651-8416 or visit

Celebrating Many More Tomorrows
Join us from 11 am to 8 pm on Saturday, September 14, at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road, for a Festival of Mental Wellness featuring talks from mental health experts, musicians, athletes, and artists. Enjoy a Mental Wellness Toolbox Scavenger Hunt where participants of all ages will walk away with tools they can use – and prizes! For more information, visit or contact John Kellow at 303-651-8469 or

Become a Sustainable Business Today!
Register your business with the City’s Sustainable Business Program and join us in creating a more sustainable Longmont. This program recognizes businesses making substantial efforts to reduce their environmental impact, act socially responsible, and contribute to the economic vitality of our city. Participation is free, and businesses receive cost-saving resources, free evaluations, community recognition, and one-on-one support. Visit or call 303-774-3514 to learn more and to register.

Attend “Environment and Us” Workshops 
In late September and early October, as part of the development of the Just Transition Plan, Longmont’s Sustainability Program will host “Environment and Us” workshops on how our environmental decisions affect our community in different ways. To learn how you can attend, visit or call 303-651-8416 and press 6.

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