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Email Alerts is a collaborative effort of the Jamestown Speaks core team, correspondents, and community advisors. The following describes its origins, the role of email alerts, and benefits.
Email Alerts is inspired by two factors, one national and one local. . .
First, there’s a new national website called IssueVoter.org that enables people to selectively opt in to following the U.S. Congress on issues of interest by receiving email alerts on upcoming legislation and outcomes.
The second factor is the (draft) of Jamestown’s updated Comprehensive Plan that acknowledges the need to expand opportunities to:
“Create a more open, transparent, participatory and inclusive local government.”
” . . . seek the involvement of diverse groups of residents on community issues and in Town-sponsored activities,” and
” . . . expand opportunities for all residents to have a voice in the community, and monitor and acknowledge the desires, needs, and suggestions of all community members.”
We believe that residents will be supported in having a voice by being well informed in the first place about what’s going on. That’s where Email Alerts comes in.
The Comprehensive Plan also acknowledges the limited town resources and encourages citizen volunteers to help get things done. In fact, some things like Email Alerts may only get done because of volunteers.
With these inspirations, the Jamestown Speaks team realized that a scaled-down town version of IssueVoter.org could be implemented on the Jamestown Speaks website in what we have called the “Email Alerts” feature. In doing so, we hope to contribute to helping to satisfy some of the residents’ engagement and government transparency opportunities outlined in the Comprehensive Plan.
The question also comes up: The town publishes Agendas and meeting minutes. What benefit does Email Alerts provide? First, we want to be clear, the purpose of Email Alerts is NOT to replace or supplant what the town does. The town publications are the official record.
Email Alerts is only intended to provide some newspaper-like reporting functions—if Jamestown had a newspaper.
The benefits are:
Bottomline, our goal is to help support an informed citizenry and promote citizens’ engagement. We think Email Alerts will help in that regard.
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A class that addresses specific challenges to gardening in Jamestown, e.g., bears, ground squirrels, altitude.
A meditative space open to all: for Tai Chi, yoga, meditation, conversation, a gathering place …….While I do not wish to be on the gardening advisory board, I would be interested in being part of an informal discussion re: other uses for the land
a perennial garden that will take care of itself and be a beautiful view rather than a cut up space area growing a variety of things taken care of by numerous people all times, adding clutter such as fences for wildlife not to eat, sheds for storing tool
beekeeping; making tinctures/salves etc. You could collaborate with Rebecca’s Apothecary (Rebecca Luna)
Community parties, farm to table dinners, Hawaiian style pig roasts, beer garden soiree, funeral pyres, various tournaments of agility and skill.
Donations to local needy families.
How to make tinctures from medicinal plants. Non-chemical bug/fungus trestments. Meditation classes/groups in a contemplative garden. Benches along the creek–many/most of us have little/no creek access–it would be nice to just sit and read or meditate in a safe environment. A picnic table?
I think I read that there was enough money available to build a bunch of 4×16 grow boxes. I’m sure there are more potential gardeners than plots available, so maybe a lottery for those plots might be in line. Those who do not get a plot this year would be high on the list next season. Park maintenance is an issue. Some other public gardens look overgrown if grass and weeds between plots are neglected, so maybe renters should be required to keep the open space trimmed up? I like the idea of flower and veggie gardens but edibles invite bears so please warn gardeners they may have furry visitors.(I’m sure some will say food gardens should not be allowed because it will draw bears, but who cares … everyone likes to eat and a food garden could feed everyone. Get over it, it’s part of the beauty of living here.)Plots should be weeded and covered with black plastic at season’s end to discourage unwanted growth. Some folks like organics, others use commercial supplements like Miracle grow … set a policy that will accommodate everyone’s concerns. (Some people are overly sensitive about what they use to grow). Maybe make a plaque to commemorate Joey and the providers of the grant used to build the site, and maybe have a split rail fence, a water fountain, a permanently anchored picnic table, and a bench here and there to take in the sun or shade while listening to the stream. A manifold on each spigot to accommodate more hoses, and maybe a small tool shed to house hoses, a wheelbarrow and some community hand tools? Composted top soil for the beds for starters? A few solar lights on the ground for late walking about.
I would volunteer to prune and pick cherries. I envision a solution that is committee-less, informal solution. I do not believe you will have hordes of people lined up paying fees and looking for supervision. I also think that crops that can last in spite of lapse of care will do better in the long run.
I’m afraid we are not yet at the point of being in town enough to participate but I hope this will change. I think a Community Garden is a great idea. The idea of individual plots for rent rather than a communal effort surprised me but I can see merits to doing it in that way.
It would be helpful if we could provide some on street parking along the garden area. Parking is a huge problem in Jamestown.
Maintaining food gardens in bear country, how is this even possible? Also, keeping gardens healthy all year round, what steps to take and if it’s necessary to maintain a greenhouse or other interior space dedicated to gardening.
Master Gardeners from CSU extension will come and speak for free. Extension will also supply info (a speaker ?) about how to best preserve all that lovely produce.
Mindful/meditation practices/maybe some earth art/painting/ herbal crafts and chemistry
Native pollinators, selecting non-invasive plant species, growing hops, realistic and appropriate weed/pest management options
parking spaces for Merc patrons
Permaculture, Biodynamic and Organic gardening practices. Honeybee hives.
Incorporated sculpture garden (including kinesthetic). Must have creek access. Permaculture, xeriscape planting, soil amendments
Possibly a gardening group that would take care of the garden year round?
Seed library; Cut flower exchange
The garden needs to be managed by a person who commits for a 2 year period as the town’s appointed committee chairperson at the first meeting of the new town board after each election. The garden participants also need to sign a commitment, pay for the plot ahead of time, closely adhere to the rules, and keep the site watershed safe and tidy. The garden needs to be fenced, not locked. No use after dark and no continuous lighting even if it is solar. I live across the street at 180 Main Street if you would like to chat. The newly obtained buy-out property should be available for use by only the residents of Jamestown. I do not support the concept of use by adjacent property owners having easement contracts with the town.
To keep the “garden” bear friendly, the “Food Garden” must be cut from the list of possible gardens. The only things that would be planted are things a bear has no interest in eating.
Would wonder about the deer eating everything without a high and/or unsightly fence. There is already enough fencing along the main drag, looks gulag-ish, although charming. Can the community garden be more wisely put in a different location? Can this group consider putting in some composting toilets for the bikers, tourists, etc. so they are not trying to use the Merc all the time or using the bush (not very sanitary/heathy). Asking here because no one else seems to consider this important option to consider. There are attractive ways to do this; form and function can jive. It would be so human of a thing to do. Or, could be located elsewhere but convenient for usage.
What about resultant traffic/parking, etc. are these things duly considered before plowing ahead? Why not attractive low maintenance low water needed perennials instead? Will keep it wild that way; will maintain desirable serenity. With a bench and memorial for all fallen townspeople. Better option. Why aren’t we commenting on that instead of ONLY garden option?
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The variance proposed would allow a subdivision of a property to result in two parcels less than 2.3 acres each. Such a variance to the subdivision ordinance would allow for a small amount of growth within the central area of town. When reviewing other comparable subdivision variances, basic conditions were considered to help ensure any variance would not impact town character and would result in safe development sites. Basic Conditions:
NOTE: The 20,000 square foot requirement is based on the current minimum lot size of 15,000 square feet for the water service area of town established in Ordinance 2, Series 1984. LUHAC members felt 20,000 square feet would be compatible with the current minimum lot size but also add more space and leeway in an attempt to limit impacts on neighbors.
Through a cursory review by Town staff of how many properties may have the potential to meet the criteria, approximately 15 properties were found to meet the size requirement; however, when considering terrain, access, and water service, fewer properties, approximately 6 or 7, may actually be able to meet the criteria. Please note, although properties may meet the parameters of the cursory review, this review does not propose that any of these properties will meet the criteria after specific review by the Board, that any of the property owners are intending to subdivide their property, or that the Town is asking that these properties be subdivided; subdivision review only occurs with an application proposed by the property owner. The review was only conducted to see how many parcels might potentially comply.
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Their purpose was to keep the youngsters under control and to protect them and the adults in the audience from each other. This they did by insisting that the youngsters sit in a designated children’s section, which was most likely to be undesirable seats on the side aisles in the back rows.
You were young, but desired to sit down front in the center section? You waited until the matron left her post and then zoomed to the seat of your choice. It would only be a matter of minutes before her flashlight was beaming in your eyes, followed by the command to ”get back with the other kiddies!”
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“BoCo Strong was created with the purpose of building a culture of resilience throughout Boulder County. It formed in the wake of the 2013 flood. . . . After a natural disaster, the main focus is typically on restoring physical infrastructure and making it more resilient, while social infrastructure is frequently ignored or forgotten. BoCo Strong focuses on building social capital, increasing connections and fostering cooperation around already existing networks.
BoCo Strong is comprised of representatives from Lyons, Jamestown, Boulder, Longmont, and Boulder County, as well as the Red Cross, Boulder Flood Relief, Foothills United Way, Intermountain Alliance, and the Office of Emergency Management.”
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ORDINANCE 3, 2014 AN ORDINANCE PERMITTING AND PROVIDING REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS
WHEREAS, The Town is authorized by state statutes, including but not limited to C.R.S. §§ 29-20-101 et seq., 31-15-401, 31-15-601, 31-23-201 et seq. to plan and regulate the use and development of land, the construction of buildings and other structures, and related development and construction activities within the Town; and
WHEREAS, the Town suffered damage to, and destruction of dozens of residences and outbuildings during the floods of September 12-14, 2013, and
WHEREAS, the Town Board of Trustees wishes to facilitate residential recovery and has determined that certain provisions of adopted ordinances may delay reconstruction and/or unnecessarily increase costs associated with rebuilding, new construction and recovery; or may prevent property owners from exercising opportunities for reducing costs or increasing income by prohibiting multi-family dwellings, and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 2, Series 1984 restricts construction within the area served by the Municipal Water System to Single Family Residences, and
WHEREAS, the Town Board now wishes to permit and regulate the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units as defined in this ordinance.
NOW, THERFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF JAMESTOWN, COLORADO:
Section 1. Applicability: This ordinance is intended to permit the planning, development and use of Accessory Dwelling Units and to provide for reasonable regulations with an emphasis on safety of occupants and compliance with safety and fire regulations while providing for less restrictive uses of owned property.
Section 2. Definitions: As used in this ordinance terms shall have the following meanings:
Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) means a dwelling unit of permanent construction added to, created within, or detached from a single-family dwelling that provides basic requirements for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation.
Apartment House means a single building having three or more dwelling units. Dwelling Unit means a building or portion of a building intended as living quarters for a single family, having a single set of kitchen facilities (a bathroom, stove plus either or both a refrigerator and sink) not shared with any other unit.
Family means a single individual or a group of persons related by blood, marriage or adoption, or by the relationship of guardian, ward or foster family who may not necessarily be related by blood or marriage, or a group of not more than three (3) unrelated persons living together in a dwelling unit as a single household unit or two unrelated people and any children related to either of them.
Multiple Dwelling Units (MDU) means a collection of three or more dwelling units on a single lot.
Owner Occupancy means that the property owner, which shall include title holders and contract purchasers, must occupy either the principal unit or the ADU as their permanent residence (as evidenced by voter registration, vehicle registration or similar means), but not both, and at no time receive rent for the owner-occupied unit.
Principal Unit means the owner occupied portion of the original dwelling unit from which the ADU was created or in the case of a detached unit, the original
Single Family Dwelling. Single Family Dwelling (SFD) means a detached building designed for or occupied by one family. The addition of a conforming ADU to a SFD shall not change its status as a SFD.
Section 4: Accessory Dwelling Units Permitted: ADUs are permitted within the Town boundaries under the following conditions:
Section 4. (a): ADUs may be created from any single family dwelling, or as a detached unit on any conforming lot that includes a Single Family Dwelling. Section 4. (b): Existing conforming and nonconforming ADUs are recognized (grandfathered) provided the property owner meets the requirements listed in Sections 6, and 8 through 12. Section 4. (c): ADUs may be included in the construction of any new SFD.
Section 5. Accessory Dwelling Units – Prohibitions: ADUs shall not be added to apartment houses or any existing dwelling units within an apartment house. ADUs shall not be added to lots containing multiple dwelling units (MDUs). This ordinance is not intended address the construction of apartment houses, cluster homes, duplex homes or any other multi- family housing.
Section 6. Size and Number of ADUs: ADUs shall not exceed 50% of the total square footage of a SFD, not including the square footage of any attached or detached garage or storage shed. An individual ADU shall be at least 300 square feet. The maximum square footage of an individual ADU shall be 1200 square feet. The number of ADUs on a property shall be limited to one. ADUs are permitted solely as an accessory use subordinate to and located upon the same property as a principal unit. Interests in ADUs shall never be conveyed separately from the property, lot or parcel upon which the ADUs are located.
Section 7. Safety Requirements: ADUs shall be constructed in accordance with applicable building codes and shall include safe emergency access and egress, fire/smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
Section 8. Environmental Requirements: SFDs with ADUs shall meet State and County regulations for On-Site Wastewater Systems.
Section 9. Water Utilities: Properties with ADUs served by the Municipal Waterworks shall be subject to a charge, in accordance with Article II, Section 21, Ordinance 3, Series 2010, as revised, for each additional bathroom constructed for an ADU. All water service connections to service ADUs shall be subject to review and approval by the Town and constructed in accordance with Town requirements.
Section 10. Other considerations: Property owners shall consider available parking and if practicable, or if required by the Town, provide for off street parking for occupants of any SFD containing ADUs.
Section 11. Permits: The property owner of any SFD with an ADU or planning to construct an ADU shall contact the Town Clerk and fill out a form that will include the address of the ADU property, the size and type of ADU, and certify, in writing that the ADU or proposed ADU meets the requirements of this ordinance.
Section 12. Repeal: All other ordinances or portions thereof inconsistent or conflicting with this ordinance or any portion hereof are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency or conflict.
Section 13. Severability: If any portion of this ordinance is held to be invalid for any reason, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The Board of Trustees hereby declares that it would have passed this ordinance and each part thereof irrespective of the fact that any one part be declared invalid.
Section 14. Penalty Clause: It shall be a violation of this ordinance for any person to do any act or omission which is declared to be unlawful in this ordinance. Such person shall be deemed guilty of a separate offense for each and every day or portion thereof during which any violation of any provision of this ordinance is committed, continued or permitted. Upon conviction thereof, such person shall be punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars, by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Section 15. Delinquency Remedies. Every charge or penalty relating to this ordinance shall be a lien on the property containing an ADU from the time the charge is due, until paid. If any such charge is not paid by the date due the Town may avail itself of one or more of the following remedies, or any other lawful available remedies.
a) The Town may foreclose the lien. b) The Town may maintain an action in any court of competent jurisdiction for the amount of the charge due and any interest, costs, and attorney fees as allowed by law. c) The Town may certify the amount of the charge due to the Boulder County Clerk and Treasurer, together with an assessment fee of $150.00 plus 10% of the aggregate total past due amount and assessment fee ($15), to become an assessment upon the property served and to be collected and paid over to the Town in the same manner as taxes.
Section 16. Safety Clause; Ordinance Immediately Effective: The Board of Trustees herewith finds, determines and declares that this ordinance is necessary to the immediate preservation of the public health and safety in order to timely provide for safety of citizens and preservation of property. This ordinance shall be effective upon adoption and signing by the Mayor if approved by three-fourths of the members of the Board of Trustees.
INTRODUCED, READ, ADOPTED, APPROVED, SIGNED AND ORDERED PUBLISHED BY TITLE THIS 21st DAY OF JANUARY, 2014.
TOWN OF JAMESTOWN, COLORADO s\Tara Schoedinger
Tara Schoedinger, Mayor
s\Mary Ellen Burch Mary Ellen Burch, Town Clerk
Family means a single individual or a group of persons related by blood, marriage or adoption, or by the relationship of guardian, ward or foster family who may not necessarily be related by blood or marriage, or a group of not more than three (3) unrelated persons living together as a single household unit or two unrelated people and any children related to either of them.