A majority of city council is in favor of establishing term limits for volunteers on the citizen boards and commissions. I am against term limits and below is the letter I sent to the city council in opposition to them.
If you agree, I would encourage you to send an email saying so to firstname.lastname@example.org
I want you to ask yourself "what is the purpose of a board and commission?"...
Still looking for ideas on what the city should focus on for 2018, so send your opinions using the form below!
At the beginning of each year, the Mayor and City Council update the priorities we'd like for city staff to focus on. To do that best, we need to hear from you!
Visit this link and tell your government what you want it to focus on: https://www.broomfield.org/2018
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Want a mail ballot delivered to your home? Register to vote or update your address today through GoVoteColorado.com! After today, the only way to be sure to rec...eive a ballot is to pick one up in person.
Full-Service Voter Service and Polling Centers are Now Open!
Services include: vote in person, get a replacement ballot, register to vote, accessible voting. Visit VoteBroomfield.com for hours and locations.
To avoid any delays in delivery, the Elections Division recommends using a drop box at these secure, outdoor sites available 24/7 until 7:00 p.m. Election Day at:
- George Di Ciero City and County Building (1 DesCombes Dr)
- Paul Derda Recreation Center (13201 Lowell Blvd)
- Redpoint Ridge Park (Northwest Corner - 11337 Central Ct)
- Flatirons Marketplace (170 E Flatiron Crossing Dr)
- Guard House at Anthem (16591 Lowell Blvd)
Join us for a public meeting to discuss the reconstruction of the Broomfield Community Center. Based on previous feedback, three new conceptual designs have bee...n created. Come and review the designs, ask questions and give us your feedback.
OCTOBER 25 @ 5:30 P.M.
BROOMFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER - LAKESHORE ROOM 280 SPADER WAY
Unable to attend the meeting? Catch a video replay on demand available in the days following the meeting. You can also view the three conceptual designs, take the survey and give us your feedback now at Broomfield.org/BCCreconstruction
Here's the video from the COGCC meeting with Broomfield last night. It starts at 6m30s. The Mayor's comments start at 10:20. Extraction starts at 15:30. Broomfield's Oil and Gas Task Force starts at 27:25. Citizen's comments start at 48:45.
Come share your thoughts on oil and gas development near urban areas at this special hearing of the COGCC in the city council chambers. Read more below!
COGCC Public Forum - October 12, 2017, at 6 p.m. (Broomfield Council Chambers.)
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) agreed at its September... meeting to hold a public forum for the citizens of Broomfield to provide comments on the proposed Extraction Oil and Gas spacing applications in Broomfield. Below are the procedures for the forum:
- The forum will be open to the public, will be broadcast on Channel 8, and live streamed.
- The Commissioners will be seated at the dais.
- There will be a facilitator for the forum.
- Representatives from the City and County of Broomfield will open the forum with a formal presentation, then the floor will be opened to the public to those who have signed up to speak.
- Speakers will be limited to 3 minutes each, for a total not to exceed the time allotted by the COGCC.
- Broomfield residents will be called to speak, followed by non-residents - if time allows.
- Written comments may be submitted to the COGCC (1120 Lincoln St, Su 801, Denver CO 80203)
- If there is any level of disruption, the forum can be ended at the discretion of the COGCC Commission members, Council, and/or staff.
- At the conclusion of the public comment period, the forum will end.
As of 11:15 am today, Saturday, July 8, the eastbound lanes of Midway between Zuni and Lowell have been closed to effect repairs and traffic has been detoured.
The Public Works Department is working to fix a major leak that is occurring at a 2 inch tap on the main 36 inch line from the Denver system in Midway Boulevard between Zuni and Lowell near the chlorination station.
The total water system is now being served from the Broomfield Water Plant on 144th Ave. Depending on t...he actual extent of damage, which may around 2 more hours to determine, the 36 inch line may need to be fully drained and if that occurs the line may not be able to be put back into service for up to 48 hours. If this occurs and in order to not over tax the water system, public announcements will be made asking customers to temporarily stop outdoor irrigation until the repairs are completed. All Parks irrigation systems have been temporarily stopped.
This information comes from Broomfield City Manager Charles Ozaki. Let me know if you have any questions or email email@example.com
There are a few new business openings in Arista. The following statement is from Joe Zepeda, Senior Project Manager at Wiens Capital Management:
SPENGA Fitness opened this week and is now holding full classes in their newly constructed space (http://spenga.com/locations/broomfield/). SPENGA is located at the 8181 Arista Place building.
Also, tomorrow morning [May 27] the newest place to eat, ProsperOats, will open bright and early for customers. ProsperOats is located at 8001... Arista Place (http://www.prosperoats.com/index.html).
We are more than excited to have both of these business select Broomfield, and Arista, as their new home!
Next week SpotX will move into the 3rd & 4th floors of 8181 Arista Place. SpotX (https://www.spotx.tv). SpotX is relocating from Westminster and Arista will be a fantastic home for them over the next 10 years.
Lastly, Kevin Taylor’s restaurant, Hickory & Ash will do a soft opening within the next couple of weeks as they begin training their staff (https://www.ktrg.net/hickory-ash/). We had a preview of their menu a week ago and their food will be welcomed in the Arista, and Broomfield, communities.
Investigators from the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District announced this afternoon that "An abandoned gas line that had never been disconnected from a nearby well was at the root of a deadly home explosion in Firestone on April 17," and "the cut line allowed unrefined, odorless gas to enter the home through a French drain and a sump pit in the basement."
With the revelation that abandoned and uncapp...ed lines which are still connected to the well and can leak, I have asked city staff to find out whether there are any similar pipelines in Broomfield, and when they were last pressure-tested (an issue which was raised in this article: http://www.denverpost.com/…/firestone-explosion-anadarko-w…/)
It may also make sense for staff to contact the owner of all the existing wells and ask them to consider all precautions immediately, up to and including shutting the wells down, especially any with abandoned and uncapped lines.
Because we won't have a meeting until next Tuesday, a report to council (and posted on the website) that describes Broomfield's situation and government reactions would be helpful to the whole community.
I think it would also be helpful to reiterate the findings of the Broomfield-sponsored independent wellhead inspection with the FLIR camera, and the steps that were taken to fix any leaks.
Everyone should have a say in whether the minerals we own can be drained by an oil well, that's why I support raising the threshold for forced pooling. Unfortunately, the 50% threshold was taken out, but this bill still does two important things: It allows mineral owners at least 90 days clear notice before force-pooling and requires the state to document and report the number of mineral owners and the amount of acreage subject to forced pooling.
If they're going to give away our property, they may as well keep track of it. Hopefully, the threshold comes back next year.
Watch Broomfield's town hall forum on Extraction Oil & Gas' well construction and pipeline plans and hear from citizens, state regulators and health experts on the matter. Q&A session to follow the presentatations.
Agenda and livestream plus much more info is here: http://broomfield.org/1820/Oil-and-Gas-Development
Applications are due on Friday! The Broomfield City Council approved a resolution last night that will "create an Update Committee to update the 2016 Broomfield Comprehensive Plan to address oil and gas development issues. In anticipation of the Update Committee being created, Broomfield is requesting that Broomfield residents interested in serving on the Update Committee complete the following form:
"Following the February 14th City C...ouncil meeting, the City Council is expected to conduct interviews to select Update Committee members.
"The city's goal is to develop strategy and legally permissible tools that best reflect Broomfield's community values. In order to accomplish the best outcome, Broomfield will work with the community as well as work with any current operators in the city and COGCC. This web page is to inform residents of upcoming meetings, past actions, resources and maps of current well sites."
Information regarding oil and gas development in Broomfield may be found at the following website:
Boards and Commissions are a great way to learn new things and influence local policy. Council will interview every applicant before making the appointments to more than ten boards. The applications are due this Friday, so please check out the post below for links and info!
Applications for appointment to all citizen-led Boards and Commissions are being accepted until Feb. 10 at 5 pm. They are a great way to get involved in the dec...ision-making process for many aspects of the community and I would encourage anyone to look them over. More information on the boards and the applications can be found at this link: http://broomfield.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=898.