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 current 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 20% 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, 90% of our community was forced to relocate, with only 50% returned to date. The event may have changed the landscape of our Community, but our Community is still strong. We will Rebuild 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 

For a printable PDF of the Agenda, please click here: Agenda 2014-7-28

July 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Jamestown Town Hall

Roll Call
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes
Clerk & Treasury Report



  • Flood Response, Recovery and Rebuilding


  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:  Citizens Petition for Use of Boulder County Open Space (Barb Byrnes Lenarcic and Steve Edelstein)
  • Resolution X, Series 2014 – A Resolution By The Jamestown Board of Trustees Establishing a Long Term Recovery Plan Project Advisory Team (Julie)
  • Discussion, Direction, Action:  HMGP Application for Acquisition/Demolition – Property Selection Methodology

Old Business

  • Discussion, Direction, Action:  Fike Subdivision
  • Discussion, Direction, Action:  Rose M Lots – Pat Boyd
  • Discussion, Direction, Action:  Gillespie Gulch Drainage
  • Discussion, Direction, Action:  Post Office



See past announcements here…