PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE
A second meeting for the Water Treatment Plant and Water Distribution System Overhaul and how to pay for it is scheduled for Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. Public input and comments are encouraged.
JAMESTOWN'S ANNUAL SPRING CLEAN UP EVENT is scheduled for Friday, June 7th starting around 5:00 p.m. and continuing into Saturday, June 8th until 3:00 p.m. or whenever dumpsters are full. The event will take place in the parking lot east of Elysian Park. Please see the attachment below for guidelines on what is acceptable and whats prohibited! As usual, many items can be recycled and The Green Girl will be on-site!
Jamestown's First Annual Chipping Slash Event will be held Saturday, June 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
What: Free Community Slash Chipping Event
When: Saturday, June 15 in Jamestown AND Saturday, July 13 in the Bar-K Accepting slash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Or until we receive too much material. Slash cannot be dropped at the site in advance. Drop-off Location: Elysian Park parking lot.
Please Note: All slash will be chipped directly into roll-off dumpsters. We have strict requirements on what can and can’t be dropped off.
Green slash is preferred (encouraging proactive fire mitigation)
Slash between 1 to 12 in. in diameter
Logs up to 12 in. diameter (cut branches on larger logs)
Keep slash in long lengths up to 6 ft.
Cut widely spaced branches in half
Load material with “fat end” facing the back of the load (for easier, quicker off-loading)
No slash with metal in it!!!
No logs or branches over 12 in.
No rotten material (it can’t be chipped)
No branches smaller than 1 inch
No stumps or raked up pine needles
If material can’t be chipped it will be turned away
Community Volunteers Needed!
We are seeking community volunteers to help unload trucks for 1 to 2 hour shifts during the event. Contact us if you are interested in volunteering.
Ryan Ludlow, Boulder County Forest Health at 720-564-2641 or firstname.lastname@example.org Chris O’Brien, Left Hand Fire Protection email@example.com Mary Ellen Burch, Town Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors: Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department, Town of Jamestown, Bar-K Association, Left Hand Fire Protection District, Colorado State Forest Service and Boulder County
The Town's slash collection site is closed as of May 1, 2013. Here are sites that do collect slash:
Alternative Community Forestry Sort Yards and Operating Schedules are:
Meeker Park/Allenspark @ 8200 Hwy 7:
Spring: May 24-June 15, Friday-Saturday 9AM-5PM
Summer/Fall: July 30 through October 19, Tuesday-Saturday 9AM-5PM
(Closures are dependent upon weather and staffing)
Nederland @ 291 Ridge Road:
Spring: May 1-July 6 (closed July 4) Tuesday-Saturday, 9AM-5PM
Summer/Fall: September 20-October 12 Friday-Saturday 9AM-5pm
(Closures are dependent upon weather, staffing)
Protect the environment and keep e-wast out of landfills!
Cell Phone Recycling Kiosk is available in the town office to recycle:
- Cell Phone
- iPods & MP3 players
- Digital Cameras
- Aircards & Bluetooth
For each drop off, Jamestown Elementary receives a $3.00 donation from The Wireless Alliance, LLC!
Today’s forest health outreach update covers the following topics:
*Forestry Tip of the Day: View an Aerial Photo of Your Home’s Defensible Space Zones
*Join us Saturday in Nederland: Free Firewise Landscaping Forestry Workshop – May 11
*Magnolia Road Community Training: Free Wildfire Mitigation Community Training – May 21
*Forestry Tip of the Day: View an Aerial Photo of Your Home’s Defensible Zones 1 and 2
Forestry Tip of the Day: As part of the 2013 Boulder County property appraisal Notice of Value postcard mailed on May 1, mountain residents, who reside in unincorporated Boulder County, can view an aerial photo of their defensible space for use in wildfire mitigation work.
The second page of the online Notice of Value PDF includes an aerial photo of each unincorporated mountain property and two concentric circles depicting estimated wildfire mitigation defensible space Zones 1 and 2 (a sample defensible space PDF is available here: http://www.bouldercounty.org/doc/landuse/sampledspacephoto.pdf). Creating and maintaining effective defensible space on your land gives your home a fighting chance against an approaching wildfire. It also gives firefighters an opportunity to do their jobs more safely.
To access the online Notice of Value and "Your Wildfire Defensible Space" PDF, go towww.bit.ly/boconov. Enter your Account Number and PIN from your postcard that you should have recently received in the mail, and click on “E-NOV Image,” which will display your Notice of Value statement (page 1) and "Your Wildfire Defensible Space" (page 2) in PDF format. Don’t have your Notice of Value postcard? Email us at email@example.com or call 303-441-3930 for assistance.
Why is this important? The Boulder County Land Use Department is providing this photo as an educational tool to help residents prepare for future wildfires. The Fourmile Canyon Fire and other recent Colorado fires continually teach us that wildfire disasters cannot be prevented without homeowners actively creating and maintaining effective defensible space and safe home ignition zones. With this information, the county is hoping to encourage all residents to take additional action to improve the chances that their homes will survive future wildfires. To learn more about wildfire mitigation visit us online at www.BoulderCounty.org/WildfireMitigation.
*Join us Saturday in Nederland: Free Firewise Landscaping Workshop – May 11
We hope everyone is able to attend our half-day forestry workshop this Saturday in Nederland. This is one of our big workshops for the year and we hope to see lots of folks turn out! Our presentation focuses on new topics that we haven’t emphasized at prior trainings. We have a really good program put together and I hope to see many of you on Saturday! Please help us spread the word about this training by forwarding this eNewsletter to friends and neighbors.
What: Half-day workshop focused on “Firewise Landscaping”
When: Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Nederland Community Center, 750 Highway 72 North
Event Flyer: Firewise Landscaping Forestry Workshop Flyer (912 KB)
Defensible space does not mean moonscape: Learn how to transform your home’s perimeter into an area that you can not only use, but looks good and helps protect your home from wildfires. We hope you can join us!
- Lessons learned from High Park and Waldo Canyon fires. Our understanding of how homes are lost in wildfires is changing. Learn the newest science available.
- Learn about simple spring maintenance tips to better prepare your home for wildfires.
- See fun and attractive examples of patio design and pathways incorporating d-space.
- Hear from a local resident about her experiences rebuilding after the Fourmile Canyon Fire.
- Learn how to use fire-resistant native and adapted plants to add color and beauty and to attract birds to your land.
- Hear from the U.S. Forest Service about planned projects near Nederland and surrounding areas.
There is no charge for this training, and no RSVP is required. Light snacks and coffee will be provided. Sponsored by Boulder County, Colorado State Forest Service, Colorado State University Extensions, U.S. Forest Service, Town of Nederland, and Nederland Fire Protection District.
*Magnolia Road Community Training: Free Wildfire Mitigation Program
When: Tuesday, May 21 - 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: At a community member’s home at 390 Porter Ranch Rd., Nederland
What: Outside Wildfire Mitigation Workshop and info about a Community Chipping Event
Who should attend? The program is open to everyone. However, residents living in the Magnolia Road area are especially encouraged to attend.
Program Description: At this free outdoor Wildfire Mitigation Workshop, learn how to identify mitigation actions you can take to reduce the ignitability of your home. We will tour the outside of our workshop home and critically evaluate the home’s strengths and weakness in relation to wildland fire.
The “Home Ignition Zone” is a phrase coined by nationally recognized researcher Dr. Jack Cohen, USFS, Missoula Fire Science Lab. Cohen’s research focuses on how and why homes burn during wildfires and strongly suggests landowners who take precautionary action can dramatically increase the likelihood of their homes surviving the next fire.
Learn about simple actions you can take to dramatically improve the chances of your home surviving the next wildfire. Our understanding about how homes are lost in wildfires is changing. Learn the latest science available and lessons learned from last summer’s Waldo Canyon Wildfire.
Community Chipping Program: Boulder County recently awarded PUMA (Preserve Unique Magnolia Road Area) a community chipping reimbursement grant to help the community set up a curbside chipping program. This year PUMA will host two “curbside chipping events” in mid- May and in mid-Oct. Please join us at this meeting if you are interested in taking advantage of the heavily discounted chipping program. If you have questions about the chipping event please call Robert Fray, PUMA Volunteer Chipping Coordinator, at 303-939-9044.
· Hear about our planned Community Chipping Days.
· Sign-up for the discounted curbside chipping program.
· Learn about simple spring maintenance tips to better prepare your home for wildfires.
· Understand the latest wildfire mitigation science.
· Learn how to retrofit your home to be more fire-resistant.
Program Sponsors: PUMA (Preserve Unique Magnolia Area) and Boulder County
Ryan Ludlow | Forestry Education & Outreach Coordinator
Boulder County | Land Use Department
O: 720.564.2641 | F: 303.441.4856
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.bouldercounty.org/ForestHealth
*Please visit our website to sign-up to for our Forest Health Outreach eNewsletter. Learn about upcoming forestry community meetings, wildfire mitigation, bark beetle management tips and more!