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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 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, both bridges, our water plant and the JVFD Fire Hall, but we lost the patriarch of our Community, Joe Howlett. As a result of the flood, 90% of our community was forced to relocate.

Over the last year, we have been working diligently toward our town’s recovery. While our community is not yet fully restored, more than 88% of our households are home. As of the one-year anniversary of the flood, we have two homes actively being rebuilt, with ground being broken on two more by Mennonite Disaster Service this fall. Our drinking water system is back online, roads are being repaired, our creek is now safer, and little by little, our community is returning to Jamestown. We are grateful to the many wonderful people who have contributed to our town’s rebuilding.

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 


TOWN BOARD MEETING
October 20, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Jamestown Town Hall

Roll Call
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes

June 16, 2014
June 23, 2014
July 28, 2014
August 11, 2014
September 3, 2014
October 6, 2014

Clerk & Treasury Report
Announcements

COMMUNITY UPDATE

  • Flood Response, Recovery and Rebuilding
    • USFS Update (Sylvia Clark, Boulder District Ranger)
      • We would like to have a short time on your Monday agenda to brief you on the James Creek Fuels Reduction Project. This is a project with on-going implementation around Jamestown. http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/arp/home/?cid=stelprdb5213577
    • Volunteer Updates (Nina)
    • Recovery Updates
    • Infrastructure Updates
      • EWP Project in Little James Creek
        • Approval of Amendment for AMEC
        • Approval of Change Order for Colt & Steel
      • Water Treatment System
      • Roads
        • Andersen Hill Bid
        • Gillespie Gulch Conceptual Design (Jim)

OPEN FORUM

DISCUSSION/DIRECTION/ACTION

  • Flood Response, Recovery and Rebuilding
    • Long-Term Recovery Plan Update (Julie)

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. Boulder County Recycling and Composting Authority
  2. Floodplain Administrator
  3. Water System Operations
  4. Water Committee
  5. Jamestown Volunteer Fire & EMS
  6. Streets & Bridges
  7. Elysian Park
  8. Town Square
  9. Cemetery
  10. Town Hall Maintenance
  11. James Creek Watershed Initiative
  12. Left Hand Watershed Oversight Group
  13. Consortium of Cities – No Report

NEW BUSINESS

  • Discussion, Direction, Action: Water Rate Surcharge
  • Discussion, Direction, Action: Use of Town Hall
  • Approval of Proclamation: Childhood Cancer Awareness Week November 2-8, 2014

OLD BUSINESS

  • Discussion, Direction, Action: Subdivision Request for 4 Porprhry View

ADJOURN

Special Board Workshop
October 22, 2014, 6:30-8:30 P.M.
Rembrandt Building Conference Room, Garden Level
1301 Spruce St., Boulder
A team building activity for the Jamestown Town Board, mayor and town clerk to fortify trust and strengthen communications.

Announcements

See past announcements here…