City Council Preview for the Week of 10/15/18

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For more detailed information on any of these items, read the full agendas and/or staff reports here:   http://grandjunctioncityco.iqm2.com/citizens/default.aspx  City Council meeting videos can also be found at the same link.

City Council will discuss the following items at this week’s workshop and meeting:

Monday, 10/15/18 – 4:00 p.m.    City Council Executive Session    Administration Conference Room, 2nd Floor of City Hall

Executive session to discuss personnel matters under Colorado Revised Statutes 24-6-402 (4)(f)(l) of the Open Meetings Law relative to City Council employees, specifically the City Manager and the City Attorney


Monday, 10/15/18 – 6:00 p.m. (Note the later start)    City Council Workshop     City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Discussion Topics:

  1. Budget: Colorado Mesa University Scholarship Funding Request

    Grand Junction Economic Development Partners – Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP), Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce, Business Incubator Center, and Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission Funding Request

  2. Next Workshop Topics

Budget Overview for the Downtown Development Authority, Downtown Grand Junction Business Improvement District, Horizon Drive Business Improvement District

3. Other Business


Wednesday, 10/17/18 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting   City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Presentations

Colorado Lottery Starburst Award Presentation for Las Colonias Park Amphitheater

Proclamations

Proclaiming October 2018 as Conflict Resolution Month in the City of Grand Junction

Proclaiming October 15 ­- 19, 2018 as Irlen Syndrome Awareness Week in the City of Grand Junction

Proclaiming October 20, 2018 as Community Streets Day in the City of Grand Junction

Proclaiming October 24, 2018 as Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Day in the City of Grand Junction

Regular Agenda

3ai.  An Ordinance for 1) A Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Amendment from Commercial Industrial to Residential High and Residential Medium and Residential Medium Low on Approximately 30 Acres Located within the Twenty Three Park Plaza Filing No. One Replat Located on the NW Corner of 23 Road and I­70; 2) Rezone and Zone of Annexation to Planned Development (PD) with Default Zones of R­5, R­8 and R­24 and B­1 and an Outline Development Plan (ODP) for Mixed Use Development on Approximately 70 acres, Located on the NW Corner of 23 Road and I­70 and Including 789 23 Road, and

An Ordinance for a Vacation of Rights-­of-­Way and Easement Vacations for the Property Known as Twenty Three Park Plaza Filing No. One Replat Consisting of 30.85 Acres, Located on the NW Corner of 23 Road and I­70

3aii. An Ordinance Rezoning the Fossil Trace Holdings, LLC Property from R­R (Residential – Rural) to R­1 (Residential 1 du/ac), Located at 465 Meadows Way



Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager       970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org 

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 10/15/18

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street Reconstruction Project, North Avenue to Orchard Avenue

  • Final paving operations and clean up will conclude this week, weather permitting
  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • Alternate route is advised

Roadway Striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped this week (weather dependent):
    • 28 ¼ Road from North Avenue to Patterson Road
    • 28 ½ Road from I-70B to Orchard Avenue
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.

Leaf Removal Program 

  • City wide leaf pick-up starts Monday, October 15
  • Please slow down in neighborhoods where crews are working
  • Traffic delays can be expected
  • Anticipated completion – mid-December (weather permitting).

Sewer Line Replacement Project (Phase B)

28 ¼ Road between Orchard Avenue and Brittany Avenue

  • Construction is scheduled to start Wednesday or Thursday
  • Expect lane shifts and delays.


Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions – This list reflects only the projects of which we have been notified.

Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Roundabout Construction – CDOT Project

  • Traffic is now in the permanent configuration of the new roundabout
  • The roundabout will only be a single lane until mid-October
  • 9’ width restriction 24/7 for the duration of project (no semi-trailers allowed)
  • 35 MPH speed limit reduction leading up to the roundabout and 15 MPH going through the roundabout
  • Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • For additional information please email redlandsroundabout@gmail.com or call 970-456-1361
  • Anticipated completion – November.

I-70 Median Guardrail Replacement Project between the Horizon Drive and Clifton Interchanges – CDOT Project

  • I-70 traffic at times will be reduced to one lane in each direction during work hours
  • Speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph through construction zone
  • Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 7am – 7 pm (weather dependent)
  • For additional information please email I70railreplacement@gmail.com or call 970-833-5264
  • Anticipated completion – December.     

F ½ Road at Starlight Drive, Waterline Construction – Clifton Water Project

  • F ½ Road will be closed Monday, October 15 to thru traffic between 30 Road and Starlight Drive
  • The road closure will be from 8:45 am – 4:00 pm.
  • These work hours will not impact student delivery and pick-up times
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Resident and school access will be maintained at all times

20 ½ Road at Broadway, Utility Construction – Private Development Project

  • 20 ½ Road will be closed Monday, October 15 to thru traffic between F ¾ and Broadway
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Resident access will be maintained at all times.


Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager   970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org

CARnival of ART to Make Debut this Weekend

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The Grand Valley’s first ever pop-up gallery, CARnival of ART, will take place on Saturday, October 6th from 12:00pm – 5:00pm at the Grand Junction Subaru Showroom, 651 Market Street. The public is invited to visit Subaru and peruse local artisan’s booths for original, one of a kind treasures to take home. This free event showcases 20 local artists, half of which are participating in the Grand Valley Open Studios Tour on October 13th and 14th. Visit http://gjartcenter.org/wp/openstudiostour for more information on the Grand Valley Open Studios Tour.

CARnival of ART and the Grand Valley Open Studios Tour are supported by the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture, The Fruita Arts and Culture Board, Palisade Art Vision and The Arts Center.


For more information, contact Lorie Gregor at 970-254-3876 or lorieg@gjcity.org.

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 10/8/18

Road Work

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street Reconstruction Project, North Avenue to Orchard Avenue

  • Final paving operations and clean up should take place this week, weather permitting
  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • Alternate route is advised
  • Anticipated completion – October 12.

Roadway Striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped this week (weather dependent):
    • 28 ¼ Road from North Avenue to Patterson Road
    • 28 ½ Road from I-70B to Orchard Avenue
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.


Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Roundabout Construction – CDOT Project

  • Traffic is now in the permanent configuration of the new roundabout
  • The roundabout will only be a single lane until mid-October
  • 9’ width restriction 24/7 for the duration of project (no semi-trailers allowed)
  • 35 MPH speed limit reduction leading up to the roundabout and 15 MPH going through the roundabout
  • Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • For additional information please email redlandsroundabout@gmail.com or call 970-456-1361
  • Anticipated completion – November.

I-70 Median Guardrail Replacement Project between the Horizon Drive and Clifton Interchanges – CDOT Project

  • I-70 traffic at times will be reduced to one lane in each direction during work hours
  • Speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph through construction zone
  • Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 7am – 7 pm (weather dependent)
  • For additional information please email I70railreplacement@gmail.com or call 970-833-5264
  • Anticipated completion – December.     


Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager   970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org

City Water Customers’ Schedule Transitions to One Day a Week for Outdoor Watering Today

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On August 21, the City of Grand Junction implemented mandatory outdoor watering restrictions for all customers who use City of Grand Junction water for irrigation. The recommended outdoor watering schedule was implemented in a 3-2-1 format which entails restricting watering to three days per week in August, two days per week in September, and one day per week in October.

Beginning today, City water users should cut back outdoor watering to one day per week.

Since the implementation of water restrictions, City water customers continue to conserve, although total savings have declined in the last couple of weeks with 27 million gallons saved over 2017 totals since restrictions were implemented.

Conditions in Mesa County have been categorized as “D4 – Exceptional Drought” https://bit.ly/2OpizyU. In 2017, September experienced three days with precipitation of greater than .10 inch. In 2018, there were zero days with precipitation of that quantity. In addition, some forecast models are beginning to indicate a dry winter ahead, which is different than some of the information we were seeing previously. For these reasons, conservation continues to be extremely important.

For additional information on City of Grand Junction Water Services, visit the web page at https://www.gjcity.org/residents/water-services/.


Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager       970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org 

City Council Preview for Week of 10/1/18

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For more detailed information on any of these items, read the full agendas and/or staff reports here:   http://grandjunctioncityco.iqm2.com/citizens/default.aspx  City Council meeting videos can also be found at the same link.

City Council will discuss the following items at this week’s workshop and meeting:

Monday, 10/1/18 – 4:00 p.m. (Note different start time)   City Council Workshop    City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

1. Discussion Topics

a. Budget Overview and Major Operating Department Presentations: Fire Department, Police Department, Parks & Recreation, General Services, Visit Grand Junction, Utilities – ­Water

2. Next Workshop Topics

a. Budget Overview for the Economic Development Partners

3. Other Business


Wednesday, 10/3/18 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting   City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Presentations
Fire Department Personnel Recognition

Proclamations
Proclaiming October 7 – 13, 2018 as Fire Prevention Week in the City of Grand Junction

Regular Agenda
5ai.  An Ordinance Describing the Functions of the Municipal Court

5bi. An Ordinance Rezoning Lot 1, Rooted Gypsy Farms Subdivision, From R­R (Residential Rural) to R­E (Residential Estate), Located at 2575 G Road

5bii. An Ordinance Rezoning Timberline Bank Property from C­1 (Light Commercial) to M­U (Mixed Use), Located at 649 Market Street

5biii. An Ordinance Rezoning Elevation 4591 to PD (Planned Development) with a Default Zone of R­8 (Residential, 8 du/ac) and an Outline Development Plan for 18 Residential Units on 3.23 Acres, Located at 2524 F ½ Road


Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager       970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org 

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 10/1/18

7th Street 2018

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street Reconstruction Project, North Avenue to Orchard Avenue

  • Concrete work will be completed this week
  • Final paving operations will take place Wednesday, October 3 – Saturday, October 6
  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will remain open with intermittent closures
  • Alternate route is advised
  • Anticipated completion – October 8.

Roadway Striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped this week (weather dependent):
    • 28 ¼ Road from North Avenue to Patterson Road
    • 28 ½ Road from I-70B to Orchard Avenue
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.


Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Roundabout Construction – CDOT Project

  • Traffic is now in the permanent configuration of the new roundabout
  • The roundabout will only be a single lane until mid-October
  • 9’ width restriction 24/7 for the duration of project (no semi-trailers allowed)
  • 35 MPH speed limit reduction leading up to the roundabout and 15 MPH going through the roundabout
  • Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • For additional information please email redlandsroundabout@gmail.com or call 970-456-1361
  • Anticipated completion – November.

I-70 Median Guardrail Replacement Project between the Horizon Drive and Clifton Interchanges – CDOT Project

  • I-70 traffic at times will be reduced to one lane in each direction during work hours
  • Speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph through construction zone
  • Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 7am – 7 pm (weather dependent)
  • For additional information please email I70railreplacement@gmail.com or call 970-833-5264
  • Anticipated completion – December.     


Contact:  Sam Rainguet, Communications Manager   970-244-1507 or samr@gjcity.org