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This Week in Longmont: Spring cleaning just got easier with free landfill drop off Saturday

Residents are invited to serve as official advisors to City Council on any of the City’s several boards or commissions
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Serve on a City Advisory Board, Committee or Commission

Residents are invited to serve as official advisors to the Longmont City Council on any of the City’s several boards or commissions. The committees serve as advisory groups helping City Council learn about and make decisions on a wide variety of issues that affect the safety, economy and quality of life of Longmont’s residents and businesses.

It’s easy to apply:

  1. Visit the City’s website:

  2. Click on the board name (located at the bottom of the webpage) to fill out your application online

  3. Fill out the application and submit by 5 pm on Friday, May 28

Call the City Clerk’s Office at 303-651-8649 with questions. View full details and requirements at

Special Committees:

Equitable Climate Action Team: Are you passionate about working on climate action while creating an inclusive community for all? Apply to join the Equitable Climate Action Team! The team meets once to twice a month to provide feedback on City programs and develop outreach and engagement for the community. Learn more and apply online by 5 pm on Monday, May 10. You can also learn more about the group by watching “We’re in This Together: Equitable Climate Action in Longmont” virtual event on Facebook.

Building Electrification Committee: There’s a new way to help build a more sustainable Longmont, and you can be part of it. Longmont is seeking two at-large community members for a new building electrification committee. Beginning in June, this committee will meet every 6-8 weeks over the next two years, guiding Longmont’s strategy toward reducing fossil fuel use in homes and businesses, while also keeping energy use and costs low. For full details and to apply online, visit the project page on Engage Longmont or call 303-774-4767 with questions. Applications accepted through Saturday, May 15.

Paid Sick Leave for Vaccine Appointments

If you aren’t able to schedule a vaccination appointment outside of your normal work hours, you are entitled to paid sick leave. Thanks to the Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA), paid sick leave MUST be available to employees getting preventative care such as a vaccination (and including experiencing vaccine side effects). More information about HFWA can be found at or call the state’s Division of Labor Standards and Statistics at 303-318-8441.

Free Landfill Drop Day

The City of Longmont is offering residents an opportunity to take one level pickup load free of charge to the Front Range Landfill at 1830 Weld County Road 5 in Erie from 7 am-2 pm on Saturday, May 8. Loads must be covered and secured for transport; oversize loads and second loads will be billed accordingly. Learn more about free landfill drop-off days at or call 303-651-8416.

Webinar: ‘Attracting Wildlife You Want’

Learn how to attract the wildlife you want and deterring the wildlife you don’t want during a free webinar from noon-1 pm on Wednesday, May 19. See a calendar and register through JoinUs, our volunteer and educational events Portal: or call 303-651-8416.

Beginning Bird Watching (Birding 101)

Learn the basics about bird watching including how to use binoculars more efficiently, tips on identifying birds, and facts about common birds you might find in our area from 10:30 am-noon on Saturday, May 22, at the Sandstone Ranch Visitors Center, 3001 Sandstone Drive. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars if you have them. This free program is for residents age 10 and older; donations of $2/child,
$4/adult are appreciated. Register for the event by calling 303-774-4700.

Explore Ancient Philosophies in Modern Day

The Library’s Deep Thoughts Philosophy Reading Group meets online on the 4th Monday each month from 7-8:30 pm to discuss a classic short work of philosophy or an excerpt from a longer work and explore the value it offers in modern life. The group is a partnership with CU-Boulder’s Philosophy Outreach Program and is run by the graduate coordinator of the program. Registration for the May 24 meet-up is required at

Celebrate’s Longmont’s 150th Birthday

Visit to view virtual and in-person events that celebrate Longmont’s history. Join us for walking tours, special programs, and outdoor events. Call 303-651-8601 with questions.