The 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 three 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 July 2015, three homes have been rebuilt, two homes are in the process of being rebuilt, with up to five more being rebuilt 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
PUBLIC NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FOR POST-AWARD HEARING
The Town of Jamestown will conduct a public hearing at 118 Main Street, Jamestown, CO 80455 on December 7, 2015 at 7:15 PM at the regularly scheduled Town Board Meeting. The purpose of the hearing is to allow citizens to review and comment on the performance of Leese & Associates in carrying out their Hazard Risk Assessment and Land Use and Housing Analysis, which was financed with federal Community Development Block Grant funds provided by the State of Colorado.
Written comments are also welcome and must be received by Friday, December 4, 2015, at the Town Hall located at 118 Main Street, Jamestown, CO 80455; Attention: Millissa Berry. Information and records regarding the above described project are available at the Town Hall located at 118 Main Street, Jamestown, CO during regular office hours.
A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community’s economic and community development needs will be held at 7:15 PM on Monday, December 7, 2015 at the town hall located at 118 Main Street, Jamestown, CO. For information concerning the public hearing contact Millissa Berry at 118 Main Street, Jamestown, CO or at 303-449-1806.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired should contact Mary Ellen Burch 48 hours in advance at 303-449-1806 at least two calendar days prior to the meeting and an interpreter will be provided.
Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Mary Ellen Burch at 303-449-1806 at least three calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter will be provided.
To access a Telecommunication Device for Deaf Persons (TDD), a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD/TTY) is available to the public at each meeting or public hearing by calling 7-1-1 and asking to be connected to 303-449-1806. Persons with disabilities may contact the Town of Jamestown and request reasonable accommodations such as a sign language interpreter by contacting Millissa Berry at the numbers/email addresses below as soon as possible.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) during these hearings should notify Millissa Berry at 118 Main Street, Jamestown, CO at least three days prior to the hearing to be attended.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TOWN OF JAMESTOWN, COLORADO
Notice is hereby given pursuant to C.R.S. 29-1-106(1), that a public hearing will be held on December 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, 118 Main Street, Jamestown, Colorado at which time the proposed budget will be considered for adoption for the Town of Jamestown for the fiscal year 2016. The proposed budget is available for inspection by the public at Town Hall, 118 Main Street, Jamestown, CO 80455. Any interested elector of the Town of Jamestown may file any objections to the proposed 2016 budget at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget by the Board of Trustees of the Town of Jamestown.
TOWN OF JAMESTOWN, COLORADO
By: Mary Ellen Burch, Town Clerk