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This week in Longmont: Coffee with Council this Saturday

Longmont City Council will host an in-person Coffee with Council on Saturday, Sept. 24.
Longmont City Council
Source: City Council's live stream

NEWS RELEASE
THE CITY OF LONGMONT
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Coffee with Council this Saturday
Longmont City Council will host an in-person Coffee with Council from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Fire Station No. 5, 617 Barberry Drive. At this event, you can talk informally with Mayor Pro Tem Aren Rodriguez and Council Member Marcia Martin on any topic of your choice. Have questions? Call 303-651-8649 or visit bit.ly/coffeewithcouncil.

November ballot information
This November, City Council will be asking Longmont voters to approve the issuance of $20 million in storm drainage bonds to finance the next phase of the Resilient St. Vrain Project (RSVP). The RSVP is a multi-year project to fully restore the St. Vrain Greenway and improve the St. Vrain Creek channel to protect people, property and infrastructure from future flood risks. Additionally, voters will be asked to consider two changes to the Charter and one City Council At-Large position. One charter amendment would provide operational clarity and streamlining, and the other would allow for simultaneous elections. Learn more about all the ballot issues, including some arguments for and against, at LongmontColorado.gov/ballot.

Sister Cities seeks ambassadors, chaperones
Applications are available for students and adults interested in participating in the Longmont Sister Cities student exchange program. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in eighth to 11th grade in a public, private or charter school within the St. Vrain Valley School District. Chaperones and student ambassadors have the opportunity to travel to one of Longmont’s sister cities in Japan, Mexico or the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming with a small group of the finest youth in the St. Vrain Valley School area. Visit longmontsistercities.com for more information and to fill out the online application. The deadlines are Oct. 15 for chaperones and Oct. 31 for ambassadors.

Jayme Stone: Live in Concert
Jayme Stone has performed throughout Boulder leading his band, Folklife. In this concert on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Longmont Museum, you’ll hear a different side of Jayme Stone: personal and introspective, disarmingly honest and even mournful, born from new experimentation with electronic sounds. Learn more and buy tickets at www.longmontmuseum.org or call 303-651-8374.

Strider Balance Bike Race
Preschoolers ages two to five can showcase their balance biking skills at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Willow Farm Park, 901 S. Fordham St., during a morning of racing fun. Participants should bring their own bike and helmet (required). For more information about the Strider Glider Rough Rider Race and to register ($15 per resident rider), call 303-651-8404 or visit longmontcolorado.gov/rec (Community Events menu item). Limited spaces are available and pre-registration is required.

Share your public power video
A 30-second smartphone video on how you use Longmont’s public power could win you a $100 Downtown Longmont gift card in this year’s Public Power Week contest from Longmont Power & Communications. Just send in your video with the phrase “Longmont’s Power Lights Me Up” – you can be funny, smart, or even sweet so long as it’s family-friendly and shows what your community-owned electricity means to you. To enter, email your video or its link to LPC@longmontcolorado.gov or send it by private message to the Longmont Power & Communications Facebook page. All entries must be received by Oct. 8, and must be from an LPC customer. More details can be found at longmontcolorado.gov/publicpowerweek. Good luck!

City board/commission: Make a difference!
The City Council has opened their bi-annual recruitment to fill vacancies on City boards and commissions. This is a great opportunity to make your voice heard and take a more active role in your community. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14. Learn more and apply at longmontcolorado.gov/boards or call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-651-8649.

Interactive Music Storytime at the Library
Let’s play music together! Special guests Parlando School of Musical Arts and local author Visda Carson present an interactive program from 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Library Meeting Rooms where children and their grown-ups will explore music and sounds across six continents! This program is designed with younger children in mind (ages birth to five-years-old), however older children are welcome, as well! No registration required.

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