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Westminster Fire Citizen Academy now accepting applications

The Westminster Fire Department is offering a free, 13-week course for citizens to learn about the fire service. Vehicle extrication, emergency medical response, water rescue and fire operations are just a few of the topics included in the course. The format includes classroom lecture and hands-on experiences. The course is designed not only to inform what the fire department does and why, but also give some practical safety knowledge. Classes are Thursdays, March 7 – May 30, from 6-10 p.m.
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Westminster water conservation plan proposed

The City of Westminster has developed a proposed water conservation plan to be submitted to City Council and the Colorado Water Conservation Board for state approval. The plan contains historic and current information on the city’s water use and water systems, as well as goals for identified future water conservation programs. The plan is available and public comments may be submitted through the City of Westminster website. All comments must be received by Monday, Feb. 11....
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U.S. 36 Express Lane Project Impacts

The U.S. 36 Express Lanes project is a multi-modal project led by the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE), Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Regional Transportation District (RTD) to reconstruct U.S. 36 from Federal Boulevard to 88th Street in Louisville/Superior. Click here for a map of the project....
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Road work begins across the City of Westminster

The city’s asphalt pavement crackseal project for 2013 has begun. Cracksealing prolongs the lifespan of the asphalt by creating permanent seals. ...
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Hyland Village subdivision holds meeting

(Jan 10, 2013) A Hyland Village neighborhood meeting will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the College Hill Library, 3705 W. 112th Ave., Room 211. This meeting is being held by Markel Homes as a follow-up to the Nov. 12 public hearing at City Council regarding a request to allow a rental multi-family land use. The request was continued to allow additional time for the applicant (Markel Homes) to negotiate with existing home owners and the Home Owners Association regarding financial impacts. The land use request will be reconsidered at the Feb. 25 City Council meeting. Hyland Village is a 71- acre, partially completed subdivision located on the west side of Sheridan Boulevard, north of Wal-Mart and south of West 98th Avenue. The 5-acre multi-family site within this subdivision is currently restricted to a development marketed to individual buyers. For more information, call 303-658-2096

2013 RV Dump Station access cards available

(Jan 09, 2013) The City of Westminster operates an RV Dump Station, located at the Big Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility, 13150 Huron St., that accepts discharge of wastewater from recreational vehicles. To use the station, an access card, available for an annual fee, is required. The cost for the access card is $25 for residents and $50 for non-residents. Access cards are valid Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2013. Visit the city website for details on obtaining an access card and RV Dump Station guidelines.

Powerboat applications being accepted

(Jan 09, 2013) Applications for a powerboat permit for Standley Lake are available online, at the Standley Lake Regional Park Nature Center, 100th Avenue and Simms Street, or at the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department Administration Office at Westminster City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave. For online registration, obtain a username and password by calling the nature center at 303-425-1097. Standley Lake will enforce aquatic and nuisance species regulations to protect this drinking and recreational water supply. This includes the inspection and hot water spraying of boats and equipment, boat quarantine times of 11-15 days and enforcement of restricted aquatic bait use such as minnows, crawfish, etc.

Volunteers needed for bicycle trail host program

(Jan 09, 2013) Westminster is seeking volunteers for its new Bicycle Trail Host program. Volunteers will ride the trails, provide information, assistance, directions and a friendly presence for our many trail users. This program is an extension of Westminster’s commitment to customer service and safety. Volunteers attend a training session and commit for one year to ride at least two trail segments for a total of three rides per month. A monthly report will provide staff with valuable information about trail users and trail conditions. For information, contact Patti Wright at 303-658-2201 or
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Input sought on South Westminster capital projects

The city is soliciting comments on the 2013 Action Plan for CDBG funds, as well as how HOME Investment Partnership Act (HOME) funding should be allocated in 2013. The city is also soliciting comments on the proposed Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy (NRS) Area Plan to reinvest in the South Westminster area....
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South Westminster capital projects approved; input still needed

— The City of Westminster receives an annual appropriation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The city anticipates about $500,000 in funding in 2013, which were proposed to be invested in projects in the South Westminster area. City Council recently approved the following projects for 2013 CDBG funding:...
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