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Longmont offers staff support to Marshal fire relief efforts

Longmont to formalize the deal on Feb. 8
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Screenshot from Jan. 3, 2022 Marshall fire news conference

 

Longmont is prepared to offer staff support to the city of Louisville to help in recovery efforts from the devastating Marshall fire. 

The City Council Tuesday night unanimously agreed to spend $20,000 to cover the cost of lending staff support to Louisville. The council is scheduled to vote on an intergovernmental agreement on Feb. 8 to formally seal the deal.

The $20,000 may come from the council’s contingency fund.

Councilor Susie Hidalgo-Fahring earlier this month lobbied for lending support to Louisville in some form, including a financial contribution of $20,000. She agreed Tuesday night that releasing staff members to help would be more appropriate.

“I just wanted us to show an act of good faith,” Hidalgo-Fahring said. 

The Marshall fire on Dec. 30 destroyed over 1,000 structures in Louisville and Superior and forced residents in both communities to evacuate. One person died in the fire.    

 

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