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jamestownThe Town of Jamestown is located in Boulder County, Colorado, 12 miles northwest of the City of Boulder. It was incorporated in 1883, after gold was discovered near Jim Creek in the 1870s. The Town has a pre-flood population of approximately 300 people. Also within our Town is Jamestown Elementary School, one of the few remaining “one-room” schools in the country; the Jamestown Mercantile (presenting live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night); and the Jamestown Community Church.

Jamestown experienced a traumatic flood event on September 11, 2013 that lasted for 3 days. During this event we not only lost 13% of the homes in town, 50% of the roads, our water plant and the JVFD Fire Station, but we lost a much-loved patriarch of our Community, Joe Howlett. As a result of the flood, 90% of our community was forced to relocate. More Flood facts here.

Since the flood, we have been working diligently toward our town’s recovery. As of April 2015, two homes have been rebuilt, three homes are in the process of being rebuilt, with up to four more being built by Mennonite Disaster Service and Habitat for Humanity in the months ahead. Our drinking water system is back online, roads are being repaired, our creek is now safer, and approximately 90% of our community has returned to Jamestown, with 10% still displaced. We are grateful to the many wonderful people who have contributed – and who continue to contribute – to our town’s rebuilding. Please view our 2014 Year-End Report here for a list of recovery milestones.

The event may have changed the landscape of our Community, but our Community is still strong. We are rebuilding Jamestown!

I’ve been to many disasters but I can say I’ve never been to a stronger community. As I said before, the determination, strength, and gratitude was inspirational. You Jimtowners are the model of how a community should come together after such an event. If I could bottle the spirit of Jamestown I would call it ‘Mountain Strong’. ~Scott W, FEMA Inspector 

 


Please click here for a PDF of the Agenda: 2015 06 29 Agenda

SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING
Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Town Hall – 118 Main Street, Jamestown, CO 80455

AGENDA

Roll Call

Approval of Agenda

Announcements

COMMUNITY UPDATE

Discussion, Direction, Action: Flood Response, Recovery and Rebuilding

  • Long-Term Recovery Plan Update (Jen)
  • Leese & Associates Update (Mark or Ray)
  • Water Treatment System Update (Tim)
  • Roads Update (Julie)
  • Other Updates (Tara)

OPEN FORUM

NEW BUSINESS

  • Proposal for Stress/PTSD Reduction Study (Tamira Jenlink)
  • Resolution 2015 6 – 17 Approving a Residential Anti-displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan for the Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery Program
  • Resolution 2015 6 – 18 Awarding a Contract for the Water Main Replacement Project and Designation Tara Schoedinger, Mayor, as the Project Manager for Jamestown Water System Improvements Projects Funded by Energy and Mineral Impact Project #7309 and Other Sources
  • Approval of Finance Specialist and Finance Clerk
  • IGA with Boulder County for the Acquisition of 134 Andersen Hill

OLD BUSINESS

  • Town of Jamestown Board of Trustees Goals for the Community (Clay, Cynthia)

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. Boulder County Recycling and Composting Authority
  2. Local Recycling
  3. Floodplain Administrator
  4. Water System Operations
  5. Water Committee
  6. Jamestown Volunteer Fire & EMS
  7. Streets & Bridges
  8. Elysian Park
  9. Town Square
  10. Cemetery
  11. Town Hall Maintenance
  12. James Creek Watershed Initiative
  13. Left Hand Watershed Oversight Group
  14. Consortium of Cities

ADJOURN


Announcements

See past announcements here…