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Archive for June, 2014

Flood anniversary planning announcement


From the Mayor of Jamestown:

SEPTEMBER FLOOD ANNIVERSARY PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING

Please join us for the first September Flood Anniversary Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday, July 8.

At this initial meeting we will discuss the timelines, activities already planning in Boulder County, and we’ll appoint a chairperson(s) who will report back to the Community and the Town Board the activities of this Committee.

  • Who: The Greater Jamestown Community
  • What: September Flood Anniversary Planning Committee
  • When: Tuesday, July 8 at 4pm
  • Where: The Merc

Please join us for this meeting. If you are unable to attend, but you would like to be included in future meetings, please contact Erika Archer (erika.archer@jamestownco.org).

Sincerely,
Tara

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Sunday Reflection


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Mary Ellen at Julie and Matt’s wedding, July, 2011.

The remaking of James Creek


April 25, 2014
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June 22, 2014
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Community Meeting tonight


5:30 – 7:30 pm, The Merc, Jamestown

Mennonite volunteers are at work


Mennonite Volunteer Services volunteers from all over the country are in Jamestown to help rebuild destroyed and extensively damaged homes. They are working on the damaged houses and then will turn to building new houses. They are residing at the school which has their mobile shower trailer outside. Their handwork includes the houses of Deborah and David, Jennifer and Chris and Mary Ellen, shown in these photos.

Click a photo to enlarge.

Sunday Reflection


Pie 1

August, 2000

Town Water Start Up & Boil Water Advisory


From the Mayor of Jamestown:

As we prepare to restore water service to the Town, PLEASE READ this important information.  We will need to have everyone’s participation during this process.

The current schedule* is:

 Activity Duration
 Construction of temporary water line from WTP to Mesa St 6/5 – 6/20
 Restoration of the Town’s water tanks 6/5 – 6/20
 Replacement of the WTP sand filters 6/5 -7/4
 Activation of the water lines on Mesa, Spruce, 16th, Pine, Porphyry, Gillespie 6/30
 Construction of the water line and Ward St 6/20-7/3
 Activation of the water line on Ward St 7/3
 Construction of the water line and Main St (Ward to JVFD) 6/25-7/18
 Activation of the water line on Main St (Ward to JVFD) 7/19
 Construction of the water line on High St and 15th St 7/20-8/3
 Activation of the water line on High St and 15th St 8/4
 Construction of the water line on Lower Main St and 12th 7/20-8/4
 Activation of the water line on Lower Main St and 12th 8/4
 Construction of Ward St Box Culvert 6/30 – 7/17
 Construction of Gillespie Gulch Culvert (being redesigned) 7/26 – 7/29
 Construction of permanent water line from WTP to Mesa St 8/6 – 8/8

* Please note this schedule is subject to change.

Duran Excavating, the Town’s water distribution system contract, will notify property owners within 7 days of work starting on the water lines near your house.  This will include the dates scheduled for flushing and activation of the water main and service line for your property. You will be responsible for flushing and activating the plumbing inside your house.

Printed copies of the attached notice are available at the Town Hall.

Please contact me or the Town Hall (303-449-1806) if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Tara

The rescued thank rescuers


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Sunday Reflection


P1010610Creek Dance by Joanna Rotkin and Breanna Rogers from Tinhouse Dance.
Joanna and Breanna performed their dance in James Creek by the Town Square on June 28, 2009.

Watch the entire slide show below.

Photographs by Steve Edelstein.
 
 

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Construction Update


From the Mayor of Jamestown:

These are construction notices from Duran Excavating (DEI). They are working hard to stay on schedule to bring our community home by August.

Ward St Distribution System and Road Repairs
Construction of the waterline will begin on Tuesday. It is scheduled to take approximately 2 weeks. This will include some road reconstruction, but it does not include the culvert for Little James Creek.

12th Street Road Repairs
Construction of the upper 12th St repairs will begin on Monday. It is scheduled to take approximately 2 weeks. This does not include the box culvert for Gillespie Gulch or the water lines. Those are planned for a future date.

During this construction there will be limited access between 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Home owners will have access, however there will be some delay. You should schedule about 15 minutes of delay.

Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Tara

Tara Schoedinger

Jamestown Newsletter, June 13, 2014


Road updates


Road Updates submitted by Jamestown:

  • Emergency Asphalt Overlay: Boulder County has announced that they will do an Emergency Asphalt Overlay on Lefthand Canyon Dr., James Canyon Dr. and Fourmile Canyon Drive. This will include stabilization to sections of the road that have been undercut, and pavement in certain areas. The estimated project cost is $1-2M. To begin soon.
  • Travel and cycling restrictions on non-local traffic still in place on James Canyon Drive. The road will be OPEN to motorists and cyclists for the 4th of July.
  • Access to the Merc remains wide open!

Find Road Updates here.

New houses under construction


It’s great to see the new construction on lower Main. This photo shows Wendy and Tim’s new house foundation in the foreground, and Russel and Marcus’s framed house in the background.

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It’s exciting to see the water work


It’s been a long winter but the drought is nearing an end.

Photos by Eric Flink.

Community Meeting tonight


5:30 – 7:30 pm, The Merc, Jamestown

Water systems repairs underway


 

Mighty team of volunteers repairs 16th Street and . . .


From the Jamestown Volunteer Coordinator:

With the help of a mighty group of volunteers yesterday, we:
• Made temporary repairs to the road (near the part of Anderson Hill next to the school)
• Moved some essential items for Mennonite Disaster Service
• Helped move some items for a neighbor
• Moved a piano!
• Cleaned up a yard along the creek
• Moved a neighbor to a temporary location so her home can be repaired
• Lay gravel and begin to lay a path
• Make a home safer from fire danger by moving wood away from home

(more…)

Sunday Reflection


County Road 1

Coming into Jamestown, 2010

Water restoration schedule announced


From the Mayor of Jamestown:

As many of you have heard me say before, our goal is to have our water and roads (not including Andersen) repairs completed by August so we can bring our Community home. This won’t be an easy process for our Community, but it’s necessary to bring everyone home.

We met with Duran Excavating yesterday, the contractor hired to repair our water distribution system and roads, to review their schedule. Work is beginning today. Their current schedule is:

Activity Duration
Construction of temporary water line from WTP to Mesa St
Restoration of the Town’s water tanks
6/5 – 6/20
Replacement of the WTP sand filters 6/5 – 6/13
Activation of the water lines on Mesa, Spruce, 16th, Pine, Porphyry, Gillespie 6/28
Construction of the water line and Ward St 6/14 – 6/27
Activation of the water line on Ward St 6/28
Construction of the water line and Main St (Ward to JVFD) 6/25 – 7/16
Activation of the water line on Main St (Ward to JVFD) 7/18
Construction of the water line on High St and 15th St 7/9 – 7/22
Activation of the water line on High St and 15th St 7/23
Construction of the water line on Lower Main St and 12th 7/17 – 8/3
Activation of the water line on Lower Main St and 12th 8/4
Construction of Ward St Box Culvert 6/30 – 7/29
Construction of Gillespie Gulch Culvert (being redesigned) TBD
Construction of permanent water line from WTP to Mesa St TBD

 

Please note that the TBDs are currently begin discussed with AMEC and Duran. The permanent line behind the WTP will be installed when the water level is down and it’s safe for Duran to work in the water.

Duran will be working 7-days per week from 7am to 7pm. These are the same hours as Colt & Steel.

Please note that this schedule will change as we get into the project. I sincerely apologize that things have moved quickly and I didn’t have a schedule to communicate sooner. I will continue to do my best to keep everyone updated as more information becomes available. If you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call me. My cell phone works at home.

Sincerely,
Tara

Tara Schoedinger

Come to the Jamestown Support Group in town tomorrow (Wed. June 4)


From “Town Hall Erika”:

JAMESTOWN SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesday, June 4th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Jamestown Community Church

Please join us, Rebecca Lawrence, Jamestown Community Advocate, and Tamira Jenlink, a responder with the Left Hand Fire Department during and after the flood. She has a private practice in Boulder focused on working with PTSD and trauma related concerns.

More info here.

Do you have work for volunteers?


From the Jamestown Volunteer Coordinator, Nina Andoloro:

We have a volunteer day scheduled for this Saturday, June 7th (9 am – 2 pm) and we NEED work! If you have something that you would like help with, please let me know as soon as you are able. Landscaping, debris removal, moving assistance, etc. we can help! Please double check with me even if you have already spoken to me about your work – just to be sure I have it on the schedule.

If you would like to volunteer as a team lead on Saturday, we would love to have you. Responsibilities of a team lead are to get the details of the work, make sure your team has the right tools, take them to the job site, communicate with the home owner and get your team working! Not every job requires the team lead to stay at the site, but if you are willing, it is great motivation for the team!

Thank you!

Sunday Reflection


Daily Camera, September 21, 1999 (double click a photo to enlarge).
Jamestown Part1

Jamestown Part2

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