The Town of Jamestown is located in Boulder County, 12 miles northwest of the City of Boulder. It was incorporated in 1883, after gold was discovered near Jim Creek in the 1870's. The Town has a current population of approximately 300 people. Also within our Town is Jamestown Elementary School, one of the few remaining "one-room" schools in the country; the Jamestown Mercantile (presenting live music every Thursday and Saturday night); and the Jamestown Community Church.
The Town of Jamestown experienced a traumatic flood event on September 11, 2013 that lasted for 3 days. During this event we not only lost 20% of the homes in town, 50% of the roads, both bridges and the JVFD Fire Hall, but we lost the patriarch of our Community, Joe Howlett. The event may have changed the landscape of our Community, but our Community is still strong. We will Rebuild Jamestown!
I've been to many disasters but I can say I've never been to a stronger community, as I said before the determination, strength, and gratitude was inspirational. You Jimtowners are the model of how a community should come together after such an event. If I could bottle the spirit of Jamestown I would call it "Mountain Strong".
~Scott W, FEMA Inspector
Donations to Rebuild Jamestown http://www.rebuildjamestownco.org
You may also make donations to the Town of Jamestown by sending a check to:
Town of Jamestown (c/o Rebuild Jamestown)
PO Box 20661
Boulder, CO 80308-3661
All donations will help to rebuild the Town's infrastructure (water lines, roads, bridges, floodways, etc.).
Town Office Phone: (303) 449-1806
Alternate Phone: (303) 586-2769
Moratorium on Building Permits
Click here for the letter explaining the moratorium on building permits and the master planning effort.
All residents need to fill out the FEMA Disaster Assistance Application by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362) or by registering online at www.disasterassistance.gov. It is imperative that all residents of Jamestown do this!
When you register for disaster assistance, please have the following available:
Once the application is submitted, funds can/will be deposited electronically into checking accounts within 3-5 working days.
You will need the following information for your inspection:
I you have a claim to file with your home owner's insurance or flood insurance:
Disaster Assistance Centers
Longmont: Twin Peaks Mall
Boulder: 5495 Arapaho (55th and Arapahoe).
Anyone having difficulties locating information and/or assistance, please send an email to email@example.com
Colorado lawyers are among those ready to lend a hand to the survivors of recent storms and flooding in Colorado. http://colofloodlegalrelief.org/
To forward mail: complete a Change of Address form at any US Post Office or online at www.usps.com.
Jamestown mail is currently going to Nederland and is being distributed from there with Jamestown addresses.
All mail that was in the Post Office at the time of the flood has been retrieved from the Jamestown Post office.
Boulder Mountain Resources
Link to Boulder Mountain Resources Emergency Preparedness: http://bouldermountainresources.org/emergency-preparedness/
Advocating for our Mountain Communities!
For emergencies call 911 immediately
Lefthand Fire Protection District will provide automatic mutual aid for the Town of Jamestown.
Basic EMS services are available at 180 Main Street (Williams' house)
DRINKING WATER WARNING
Town of Jamestown
USE BOTTLED WATER
Hiervan el Agua Antes de Usarla
(See Bottled Water Notification PDF attached below.)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TOWN OF JAMESTOWN, COLORADO
Notice is hereby given pursuant to C.R.S. 29-1-106(1), that public hearings will be held on December 10, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Houston Room at the Boulder County Clerk and Recorders Office, 1750 33rd Street, Boulder, Colorado at which the following items will be considered: (1) the proposed budget for the Town of Jamestown for fiscal year 2014 and (2) proposed amendments and supplemental appropriations to the 2013 budget. The proposed budget and budget amendment are available for inspection by the public at Town Hall, 118 Main Street, Jamestown, CO 80455. Any interested elector of the Town of Jamestown may file any objections to the proposed 2014 budget and 2013 budget amendment at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget and amended budget by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Jamestown
Post by Mary Ellen BurchTown Clerk
Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Town Board of Jamestown, Colorado for the ensuing year of 2014 on October 10, 2013 for review. A copy of the proposed 2014 budget available on the town's website at www.jamestownco.org for review.Any interested elector of the Town of Jamestown may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objections prior to the final adoption of the budget.
Posted this 10th day of October by Mary Ellen Burch, Town Clerk & Treasurer
Do you need to replace your furnace, insulation, hot water heater or other appliances because of last month’s flooding? Are you concerned about finding a qualified contractor that can install equipment safely and at reasonable cost? Do I need a building permit?
Boulder County is committed to actively supporting all of the residents who have been impacted by the flood to navigate the many steps towards recovery. Come to the community safety informational session from at LifeBridge Christian Church (10345 Ute Hwy, Longmont, CO 80504) to learn about assistance services, programs, and best practices to clean up and repair or rebuild safely and stronger.
Topics to be discussed will include:
Flood-damaged equipment & contractor selectio
Energy efficiency & financing
Building permits & code compliance
Healthy cleanup of mold & asbestos
Landlord/tenant rights & responsibilities
For more information, contact Dave Hatchimonji at Dhatchimonji@bouldercounty.org.
2014 BUDGET WORKSHOP
Public Notice is hereby given that the Town Board will meet in a working session to discuss and prepare the 2014 budget on Tuesday, November 12 at 6:30 PM at the Boulder County Court House, 3rd floor, located at 1325 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO. The workshop is open to the public.
Posted this 7th day of November by:
Mary Ellen Burch,Town Clerk & Treasurer