3 Local Associations Ask EPA to Withdraw Water Rule

Following a recommendation from NAR, the Greeley, Longmont and Loveland-Berthoud Associations sent letters to the EPA encouraging the agency to withdraw the rule known as the “Waters of the United States”. NAR has been lobbying against the proposal for several years. The rule would broaden the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s abilitiesContinue reading “3 Local Associations Ask EPA to Withdraw Water Rule”

Greeley: City Crafting New Impact Fee Methodology

Consultants working for the City of Greeley have drafted a report recommending changes to the way impact fees are calculated in Greeley. The recommendations include reducing the number of land use categories and adding an oil & gas land use type. New water and sewer fee methodologies would result in lower rates for these fees.Continue reading “Greeley: City Crafting New Impact Fee Methodology”

Greeley: Council Approves Access Purchase for Bellvue Pipeline

The City Council approved an ordinance to allow the City to acquire access rights across private property for the Bellvue water transmission pipeline project. The access is needed to construct and maintain the Bellvue water transmission pipeline and perform testing, monitoring, restoration, mitigation, and reclamation activities on adjacent property (known as Lions Park). The BellvueContinue reading “Greeley: Council Approves Access Purchase for Bellvue Pipeline”

Northern Colorado’s Windy Gap Moving Forward

The Grand County Board of County Commissioners approved a permit and related agreements for the Windy Gap Firming Project this month. Windy Gap will bring additional water to 13 local municipalities/water districts, including Greeley, Evans, Lafayette, Longmont, Loveland, Louisville, Little Thompson Water District, Superior, Erie and the Little Thompson Water District. The commissioners approved theContinue reading “Northern Colorado’s Windy Gap Moving Forward”

No New ADA Regulations

There is no truth to a rumor going around that Greeley is mandating that all property owners must ensure their existing homes and commercial buildings comply with new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provisions. Assistant City Manager Becky Safarik and Planning Director Brad Mueller said the City has been working on its ADA compliance by havingContinue reading “No New ADA Regulations”

City of Greeley Working on 2012 Building Codes

Greeley will be the first jurisdiction in Northern Colorado to consider the adoption of the 2012 International Building Codes. After a preliminary review, Tim Swanson, the Chief Building Official for the City of Greeley says the 2012 Model Code does not include any major changes for residential buildings. The controversial residential sprinkler requirement remains inContinue reading “City of Greeley Working on 2012 Building Codes”

City of Greeley Street Maintenance Continues to be Funding Issue

The City of Greeley continues to struggle with the rising cost of street maintenance. At recent work session staff explained that the City would need $12 million a year to keep streets maintained at a basic level. The City’s food tax provides $3.1 million a year for streets and the Federal Highways Users Tax FundContinue reading “City of Greeley Street Maintenance Continues to be Funding Issue”

City of Loveland Needs Funding for Water Infrastructure

At a recent study session staff provided the results of its latest cost-of-service water rate study. The problem is that the City hasn’t raised water fees in while and has deferred capital maintenance. Now the City’s infrastructure is aging and needs repairs. Since the capital reserves have been depleted, the Council will have to decideContinue reading “City of Loveland Needs Funding for Water Infrastructure”