Action Alert: 1/11/22 City Council Meeting Rivertown Annexation

On Tuesday, January 11th, City Council will hear the second reading of the annexation of the Rivertown property adjacent to St. Vrain Creek and Roger’s Grove Nature Area and will determine whether or not to approve the annexation and concept plan. It has come to our attention that approving the annexation of this property ALSO approves the concept plan as it is currently drafted. There are a number of issues with the concept plan that need to be addressed prior to annexation and any development that occurs on this property.

Specifically, Stand With Our St. Vrain Creek is concerned that the concept plan does not comply with Longmont Municipal Code, particularly with the zoning of the property as well as with the compatibility of the proposed development with the adjacent natural areas. 

As Council meetings are now virtual, we ask that you send in comments regarding the annexation to City Council prior to the meeting (contact Council members here) and/or call into the meeting on Tuesday the 11th to express your concerns. You can watch City Council meetings live from your computer through the City of Longmont’s YouTube Channel or via the Longmont Public Media Channel at https://longmontpublicmedia.org/watch.

Anyone wishing to provide Public Comment must watch the Livestream of the meeting and call-in only when the Chairperson opens the meeting for public comment. Callers are not able to access the meeting at any other time.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CALLING IN TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT:

The toll-free call-in number is: 888 788 0099.
Watch the livestream (instructions above) and write down the Meeting ID when it is displayed at the beginning of the meeting.
WAIT for the Chairperson to invite callers to call-in and then dial the toll-free number, enter the Meeting ID, and, when asked for your Participant ID, press #.
Mute the livestream and listen for instructions on the phone.
Callers will hear confirmation they have entered the meeting, will be told how many others are already participating in the meeting and will be placed in a virtual waiting room until admitted into the meeting.
Callers will be called upon by the last three (3) digits of their phone number and allowed to unmute to provide their comments.
Comments are limited to three minutes per person and each speaker will be asked to state their name and address for the record prior to proceeding with their comments.
Once done speaking, callers should hang up.

 

3 thoughts on “Action Alert: 1/11/22 City Council Meeting Rivertown Annexation”

  1. Thank you! I will send my email now. This is an important simple action that can help protect wildlife, pollinators & habitat needed for survival. Everyone likes a River Walk, but personally, I’d rather see ACTUAL animals/evidence of animal activity (ie. scat) than statues of these animals that development has killed and/or chased off…

  2. Thanks, Jamie. The developer really needs to revise that concept plan! And it looks like they won’t have to, unless we speak up NOW and ask City Council to delay annexation until it’s fixed.

  3. Any look into the history of Longmont, from the very beginning with the Chicago-Colorado Colony makes clear that major floods in Longmont are absolutely a recurring issue. The city of Longmont has done an excellent job of repairing and rebuilding since our last major flood in 2013 with an eye toward flood mitigation and preventing loss and damage while preserving our natural areas and open space when our next flood hits.
    Are we seriously considering establishing a high density development right by the riverbank of the St Vrain, with the name, no less, of RIVERTOWN?
    Please, please do not bend to the moneyed interests and greed and let this project go forward. Please help preserve our beautiful and natural riparian areas and keep Longmont a beautiful, healthy place to live.
    Longmont has no dearth of growth and development.
    Let’s also work to keep it livable.
    Thank you

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