Longmont: Chamber Presents Construction Defects Resolution

Bruce Partain, CEO of the Longmont Chamber of Commerce made a brief presentation last night to Longmont City Council, delivering a resolution from the Board of Directors asking the City Council to pass a construction defects ordinance, just as Fort Collins and Loveland did last year. Partain urged the Council to support legislative reform ofContinue reading “Longmont: Chamber Presents Construction Defects Resolution”

Longmont: Message Ordinance Approved

Recently the Longmont City Council considered an ordinance that would prohibit the City from entering into future long-term water supply agreements with towns on its eastern border. Mayor Pro Tem Brian Bagley first suggested the idea after voicing concern that other towns were encroaching on Longmont’s boundaries. By denying other jurisdictions the ability to leaseContinue reading “Longmont: Message Ordinance Approved”

Longmont: Construction Defect Ordinance Debate

The Longmont City Council had a “pre-session” meeting on Jan. 12 during which supporters and opponents of construction defects legislation debated the issue. There was little time for questions and no public comments were allowed. Cherie Talbot of the Denver Metro Homebuilders Association told the Council that liability insurance for condominiums costs developers three timesContinue reading “Longmont: Construction Defect Ordinance Debate”

Longmont: Council Finalizes List of Proposed Affordable Housing Policies

On June 30 the Longmont City Council considered a list of possible affordable housing tools and selected the policies it wants staff to pursue. One thing the Council agreed on was that it wants to implement policies that can result in more units within a few years, rather than later. The Council decided not toContinue reading “Longmont: Council Finalizes List of Proposed Affordable Housing Policies”

Longmont: P&Z Member to Run for City Council

Attorney Scott Dunn announced he is running for an at-large City Council seat. The council seat currently held by term-limited Sarah Levison. Dunn has lived in Longmont for 20 years and is a partner with the Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn LLC law firm where he practices real estate and business law. Dunn has beenContinue reading “Longmont: P&Z Member to Run for City Council”

Longmont: Bagley Announces Re-election Bid

Observers were not surprised when Mayor pro tem Brian Bagley announced his decision to run for another term on City Council (Ward 1). He is the first incumbent to announce but had “primed the pump” with his proposal to secure Longmont’s northern and eastern borders several weeks ago. Among the priorities he mentioned was theContinue reading “Longmont: Bagley Announces Re-election Bid”

Longmont: Copper Peak Complex Approved

The City Council passed an ordinance to approve an amendment to The Longmont Area Comprehensive Plan, allowing the construction of a 240-unit apartment complex at the north end of the city. The developer will need to apply for a zoning change for the 12-acre property, which is currently, zoned retail. Time will tell if the additionContinue reading “Longmont: Copper Peak Complex Approved”

Longmont: Composting on the Ballot

Mayor Dennis wants to put the proposal for mandatory curbside composting on the November ballot. Apparently he feels that the majority of citizens support the idea. After a quick, but intense discussion at a recent Council meeting, Coombs agreed to stick with the initial plan. Staff will provide information on composting options no later thanContinue reading “Longmont: Composting on the Ballot”

Longmont: Council Approves Main Street Station Partnership

The City Council agreed to share the risk and enter into a public-private partnership to build Phase 1 of the South Main Station development at 150 Main Street. The project will change the look and feel of Main Street by removing the old turkey plant and replacing it with a mixed-use development when it isContinue reading “Longmont: Council Approves Main Street Station Partnership”