Government Affairs Update: Windsor

      February 7, 2019 Water Rates Going Up Windsor is one of the most rapidly growing towns in Northern Colorado. However, the town only owns 4,100 acre-feet of water via shares in the Northern Poudre Irrigation Company and the Colorado Big Thompson Project. Windsor hopes to add 15,800 additional acre-feet of water throughContinue reading “Government Affairs Update: Windsor”

Government Affairs Update: Greeley

      February 7, 2019 New Historic Preservation Regulations Proposed The Historic Preservation Commission is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, February 13 to get feedback on new regulations intended to replace the existing historic preservation laws in Greeley’s Municipal Code. The meeting will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the GreeleyContinue reading “Government Affairs Update: Greeley”

Government Affairs Update: Greeley

  January 25, 2019   Broadband Update The City Council received an update on the broadband initiative on January 22. Assistant City Manager Victoria Runkle told the Council it is reasonable to expect that making all the broadband decisions will require multiple years. The first effort is gathering information, analyzing it, working with private companies toContinue reading “Government Affairs Update: Greeley”

Government Affairs Update: Greeley

January 11, 2019 Council Looks at Tax Re-Authorization Plan The Greeley City Council began discussing a sales and use tax re-authorization plan for the two sales taxes voters reauthorized in the November election. The Greeley Area REALTOR® Association supported both measures, the .30 percent Quality of Life tax and the .16 percent Public Safety tax.Continue reading “Government Affairs Update: Greeley”

Governmental Affairs Local Update Greeley, Weld County: Hwy 34 Study Update

Weld County Greeley Highway 34 Study Update Recently, the City Council received an update concerning the Highway 34 Planning and Environmental Linkage Study (PEL). In the short term the City plans to do intersection improvements on the north side of 65th Avenue to improve congestion. Turning lanes are needed and the frontage road needs toContinue reading “Governmental Affairs Local Update Greeley, Weld County: Hwy 34 Study Update”

Greeley: Council Considers Sales Tax Ballot Questions

At a work session on July 24, the City Council reviewed the recommendations of a Citizen Committee, which recommended the Council ask voters to extend the 0. 1 6 percent public safety tax and the .30 percent Quality of Life sales tax this November. The 0.16 percent tax would fund anew Fire Station (8) in the Promontory area; staffingContinue reading “Greeley: Council Considers Sales Tax Ballot Questions”

Greeley: Water Board Approves Cash-In-Lieu Resolution

On July 18 the Greeley Water & Sewer Board approved a new water policy that should make Greeley a more affordable place to build homes. The City’s previous raw water policy required developers to acquire water at a rate of $35,000 per acre-foot of Colorado/Big Thompson units for new developments. Under the new policy, developersContinue reading “Greeley: Water Board Approves Cash-In-Lieu Resolution”

Greeley: Council Approves Economic Incentives for Speculative Development

At a public hearing on July 17 City staff member Audrey Herbison told the City Council that Greeley currently has an industrial vacancy rate of 2.7 percent, and a five percent vacancy rate is considered a tight market. The intent of the ordinance is to encourage economic development and job creation by offering incentives forContinue reading “Greeley: Council Approves Economic Incentives for Speculative Development”

Council Approves Agreement for Broadband Feasibility Study

The City of Greeley has allocated $50,000 and Windsor has appropriated $35,000 for a broadband study. According to Assistant City Manager Victoria Runkle, “both cities know they have some broadband infrastructure that might be useful to ensure the best possible service to residents and businesses. Given both cities were going to conduct a feasibility studyContinue reading “Council Approves Agreement for Broadband Feasibility Study”

Longmont: A Host of Familiar Faces Running for Council

Former Longmont Mayor Roger Lange announced he will run again for mayor this fall. He served one term (2007-2009) before losing to Bryan Baum. Charlie Plagainos, an ethics consultant, filed candidacy paperwork for the mayor’s seat last month. Plagainos was the Republican candidate for the Colorado Legislature’s Senate District 17 seat in 2012 and theContinue reading “Longmont: A Host of Familiar Faces Running for Council”