Airing Grievances

As the two-year anniversary of the September 2013 flood quickly approaches, a group of Confluence Area residents had originally scheduled a neighborhood meeting at one of their residences, and invited a Town of Lyons Trustee or two to attend so that the residents’ complaints and issues concerning the permitting process for rebuilding their homes could be addressed and validated. Trustee Dan Greenberg, himself a former Confluence resident/landowner and unofficial contact

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BOT Fails To Disappoint

With a light agenda, and with two sevenths of the Board of Trustees (BOT) in absentia, Tuesday night’s (the normal Monday meeting was pushed back a day because of the Labor Day observance) meeting at Town Hall took on a pace that promised an early adjournment. The remaining Trustees who were present didn’t disappoint.

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Meet the Boulder Office of Emergency Management

By Emily Gubler
This week I spoke with Marcelo Ferreira, the Emergency Management Coordinator with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management (OEM), who helped me understand how the OEM helps coordinate disaster response and recovery efforts.

Marcelo started by explaining that the definition of disaster management is much broader than only the actual event. It includes pre- and post-disaster activities.

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Mayor Enjoys Junket

Mayor John O’Brien was in our nation’s capital Monday evening trying to straighten out the mess that is our federal government. Actually, he was giving a presentation on resiliency, so Mayor Pro-Tem Connie Sullivan wielded the gavel at the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting in his stead. In a pre-meeting workshop the Trustees received a presentation from CU-Denver students on municipal campus design concepts (ideas for public works/town hall facilities), and they also had a

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BOT Goes With BoCo Housing

The normal Monday night meeting for the Board of Trustees (BOT) was held on Tuesday this week to accommodate the legal holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. A full agenda got considerably thinner when two applications for business licenses for medical and

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