Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 7/6/20

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Chip/Fog Seal Program

The following streets are scheduled to be fog sealed this week (weather dependent):

Monday:

  • South Camp from S. Broadway to Rimrock

Tuesday:

  • W. Independent from Hwy. 6&50 Frontage Road to 24 ¾ Rd.
  • H Rd. from 26 ½ Rd. to 27 ¼  Rd.
  • 27 Rd. from H Rd. to I-70 overpass
  • G Rd. from 23 Rd. to 23 ½ Rd.
  • G Rd. from 24 ½ Rd. to 25 Rd.

Wednesday:

  • 24 ¾ Rd. north of Hwy 6&50
  • 22 Rd. from Hwy. 6&50 to H ¼ Rd.
  • H Rd. from 22 Rd. to 21 ½ Rd.
  • 23 Rd. from Hwy 6&50 to G Rd.

Thursday:

  • W. Pinyon Ave. from 25 Rd. to 25 ½ Rd.
  • E. & W. Crete Circle north of W. Pinyon Ave.
  • S. Commercial Dr. and S. Westgate Dr. north of Pinyon Ave.
  • Inland Ave. from 25 Rd. to 25 ½ Rd.
  • Northgate from 25 Rd. to 25 ½ Rd.
  • Weslo Ave. from 25 Rd. to Northgate Dr.
  • Industrial Ct. east of 25 Rd.
  • Expect possible short term street closures resulting in moderate traffic delays
  • Alternate route advised

Waterline Replacement Project

  • Construction will begin latter this week at 14th Street & Ute Avenue
  • Delays can be expected

2020 Asphalt Overlay Program

Concrete Removal and Replacement / Manhole Adjustments

  • Colex Dr. Area
  • 22 Rd. Area

Asphalt Milling (Night Work)

  • Foresight Circle
  • Interstate Avenue Area
  • Colex Drive Area

Asphalt Paving (Night Work)

  • Horizon Dr. – 26 ½ Rd. to 12th St
  • G Rd. – HWY 6&50 to 23 Rd.
  • 23 Rd. – G Rd. to Bridge over I-70
  • Market St. – Patterson Rd. to F ½ Rd.
  • Traffic Delays can be expected.
  • Rolling Lane Closures will be utilized.

Alley Improvement Project from 10th Street to 11th Street between Ute Avenue and Pitken Avenue

  • 11th Street will be closed to thru traffic
  • No alley access
  • Anticipated completion – Late July

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

None to report this week.

Weed Abatement Program

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As the City of Grand Junction enters the summer season, residents may start to notice an increase in weeds in both public and private areas. A Parks & Recreation Department crew mows, trims and sprays public areas for weeds as part of the City’s seasonal weed abatement program from May through October. Residents are responsible for maintaining private property by mowing, trimming or spraying for weeds.

The City performs weed abatement efforts on public property based on reports from the public. Crews are dispatched to take care of reported weed problems upon receipt of complaint. To report weeds in the City, please fill out a Fix It Form, or call Weed Abatement at 970-244-1583. While some complaints about weeds are reported for areas not maintained by the City, please know that the City passes complaints on to the appropriate agency. More information on the weed program can be found on the City’s website.

Please aid those around you who are unable to get out and cut or pull weeds. Together we can continue to keep the City of Grand Junction a beautiful community! To report weeds, please call Weed Abatement at 970-244-1583 or Code Enforcement at 970-549-5335. You may also report weeds via email at weeds@gjcity.org.


Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 6/29/2020

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

City Council will discuss the following items at this week’s meetings:

Monday, 6/29/20 – 5:30 p.m.    City Council Workshop City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Discussion Topics

a. 2020 Program Year Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funding Requests

b. De-­Brucing Discussion

c. Tobacco & Vaping Discussion


Wednesday, 7/1/20 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Appointments

To the Urban Trails Committee

To the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

REGULAR AGENDA

a. Legislative

i. An Ordinance to Amend the Grand Junction Municipal Code Regarding the Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Membership

b. Quasi-­judicial

i. A Request by Stericycle, Inc. for Approval of a Certificate of Designation (CD) to Establish and Operate a Solid Waste Disposal Facility on a Portion of the Property Located at 2332 I-­70 Frontage Road

ii. A Resolution to Create and Establish an Improvement District – Victor Drive Sanitary Sewer Improvement District SS­-20

iii. An Ordinance Rezoning the Arcadia North Subdivision from R-­4 (Residential, 4 Units/Acre) to R-­5 (Residential, 5.5 Units/Acre) Located at 700 -­ 709 Caleb Street

Resolutions

a. Intergovernmental Agreement with the Lowell Village Metropolitan District (District) for Construction and Ongoing Maintenance of Improvements Associated with the Lowell Village Townhomes Development on the Southeast Corner of Grand Avenue and North 7th Street

Other Action Items

a. Memorandum of Understanding with Mesa County, City of Fruita, Town of Palisade, Town of Collbran, and Town of De Beque Regarding Allocation and Disbursement of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) Funds

 

Schedule for City Services and Offices for the Week of July 4th

 

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City of Grand Junction administrative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd, in observance of Independence Day.

Trash collection will be on regular schedule for the week of July 4th, 2020.  For recycling schedule please contact GJCRI at (970) 242-1036.  Drop off for recycling will be closed.

July 3rd will also be a parking meter holiday, so if you’re planning a trip downtown, you may park in metered spaces for free. This includes the parking garage on Rood Avenue.

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!


Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 6/29/20

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Chip Seal Program

This week’s chip sealing will take place on streets located in the northwest part of the City.

Monday:

  • F 3/8 Road west of 24 ½ Road
  • F ¾ Road from 24 ¾ Road to 24 ½ Road
  • Brookwillow Loop east of 24 ½ Road
  • Fountainhead Blvd. between 24 ¾ Road and G Road
  • E.  Harbor Cir. East of Fountainhead Blvd.

Tuesday:

  • 24 ¾ Road north of Hwy 6&50
  • Interlochen Court east of Fountainhead Blvd.
  • Lake Park Drive/Court east of Lochwood Way
  • Eider Court south of lake Park Drive
  • Lochwood Way/Court south of Merganser Drive
  • Merganser Drive between Wigeon Drive and Lochwood Drive
  • Wigeon Drive between Fountainhead Blvd. and Merganser Drive
  • Jakarlin Court east of 24 ¾ Road
  • 24 ¾ Road north of G Road
  • Payton Court west of 24 ¾ Road
  • G ¼ Road between 24 ½ Road and Monument View Drive

Wednesday:

  • Roaring Fork Drive between 24 ¾ Road and Monument View Drive
  • Monument View Drive north of Cimarron Drive
  • Cimarron Drive west of 24 ¾ Road
  • N.Valley Drive between Cimarron Drive and Roaring Fork Drive
  • Tall Grass Drive west of 23 Road
  • Long Acre Drive between Tall Grass Drive and G Road
  • 23 ½ Road north of I-70 Frontage Road
  • Expect possible short term street closures resulting in moderate traffic delays
  • Alternate route advised

    Fiber Optic installation for new Fire Station #6

  • Shoulder work along west side of 27 Road between Horizon Drive and 729 27 Road
  • Please slow down through construction zone
  • Delays will be minimal

2020 Asphalt Overlay Program 

This week’s activities will include the following (weather dependent):

  • Traffic delays can be expected
  • Rolling lane closures will be utilized

Concrete Removal and Replacement / Manhole Adjustments:

  • Colex Dr. area

Asphalt Milling (Night Work)

  • Horizon Ave. – 26 ½ Rd. to 12th St
  • G Rd. – HWY 6&50 to 23 Rd.
  • 23 Rd. – G Rd. to Bridge over I-70
  • Market St. – Patterson Rd. to F ½ Rd.
  • Foresight Circle

Asphalt Paving

  • Summer Hill Way – 26 ½ Rd to Spring Crossing
  • Galaxy Ct/Galaxy Dr. – G Rd. to N. End of Pavement
  • Centauri Ct/Centauri Dr. – G Rd. to N. End of Pavement
  • Beta Pl. – Galaxy Dr. to Centauri Dr.
  • Alpha Pl. – Galaxy Dr. to Centauri Dr.
  • G 3/8 Rd. – 26 ½ Rd. to Flower St.
  • Flower St. – G 3/8 Rd. to N. End of Pavement
  • G ½ Rd. – 26 ½ Rd. to Flower St.
  • Tulip Dr. – G ½ Rd. to Flower St.
  • Chestnut Ct. – 26 ½ Rd. to E. End of Pavement

Alley Improvement Project from 10th Street to 11th Street between Ute Avenue and Pitken Avenue

  • 11th Street will be closed to thru traffic
  • No alley access
  • Anticipated completion – Late July

Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

Lincoln Park Pool Opening & Modified Summer Activity Guide

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The City of Grand Junction is excited to announce the opening of the Lincoln Park Pool starting Saturday, June 27.  The community hub will open with a capacity limit of 175. In the event capacity is reached, guests will be restricted to two hours of swim time.  Some services will not be open such as swim lessons, water slide, splash pad, showers and diving boards. These amenities are planned to reopen with a later reopening phase.

Lap swimming, water walking and self-guided water aerobics (please bring your own equipment) will be available 6:30am-11:30am M-F.  Reservations are required by calling 254.3848 or reserving online. In the afternoons, public open swim and lap swimming will be available on a first come, first serve basis from 12pm to 7:30pm.  See page 22 of the Summer Guide for more information.

Guests coming to the pool will be encouraged to wear masks, especially while entering and exiting the facility.  Once capacity is reached, patrons may wait for long periods of time until they are admitted.  We ask for your patience as we comply with the capacity limit needed to enable social distancing, which needs to be maintained as much as possible.  To aid in this effort, markings on the pool deck, grass and sidewalk will provide guidance on distancing from others.  Patrons should arrive wearing their swim attire as gathering in the restrooms should be held to a minimum. Additional cleaning and other safety measures will be actively employed to promote cleanliness and distancing.

In addition to the pool opening, currently available services are described in the modified Summer Activity Guide. This guide reflects the latest information on services currently being offered, such as the Summer Camp program, Adult Softball (registration deadline June 29) and shelter reservations, which have resumed as of June 26 with a limit of up to 50 people.  This modified Summer Activity Guide is now available online.

The following components of the Parks & Recreation system remain open:

  • The 36 parks, 900 acres of Open Space and 20+ miles of trails, are open. Court facilities, including pickleball, tennis, basketball and playgrounds, are open.
  • Many other programs are available such as contracted programs and field/facility rentals up to 50 people (players plus spectators).
  • Use of the fields is limited to local teams only and youth sport games and tournaments are not allowed.
  • Drinking fountains, restroom facilities and hand washing stations remain open.
  • Lincoln Park Stadium, the Orchard Mesa Pool and the Senior Center remain closed.

As more parks and recreation facilities reopen, the City requests that users continue to practice proper social distancing, wash or sanitize hands frequently, wear masks, and to not gather in groups greater than 50.

To register, please go to gjparksandrec.org or call (970) 254-3866. Residents may also visit the Parks & Recreation office located at 1340 Gunnison Avenue. Parks & Recreation offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. (closed noon-1:00 P.M.).


Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 6/22/20

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Chip/Fog Seal Program

The following streets are scheduled to be fog sealed this week (weather dependent):

Monday:

  • W. Independent Avenue from Hwy 6&50 Frontage Road to 24 ¾ Road
  • H Road from 26 ½ Road to 27 Road
  • 27 Road from H Road to I-70 overpass

Tuesday:

  • W. Pinyon Avenue from 25 Road to 25 ½ Road
  • E. & W. Crete Circle north of W. Pinyon Ave
  • S. Commercial Drive & S. Westgate Drive north of W. Pinyon Avenue
  • Inland Avenue from 25 Road to S. Westgate Drive
  • Northgate from 25 Road to 25 ½ Road
  • Weslo Avenue from 25 Road to Northgate Drive
  • Industrial Ct. east of 25 Road

Wednesday:

  • Commerce Blvd. from 25 Road to Patterson Road
  • Mesa Ct. west of 25 Road
  • Industrial Blvd. from 25 Road to 24 ½ Road
  • F ½ Road from 25 Road to 23 ¾ Road
  • F ¼ Road from 24 ¾ Road to 24 ½ Road

Thursday:

  • Commercial from Northgate to Westgate
  • Westgate from Weslo to Commercial
  • Northgate from Commercial to Patterson Road
  • Leland from 23 ¾ Road to 24 Road
  • Kassandra from 24 Road to Rae Lynn
  • Raye Lynn from Kassandra to Patterson Road
  • H ¼ Road from 22 Road to 21 ¾ Road
  • 21 ¾ Road from H ¼ Road to end of pavement
  • Bond from 21 ½ Road to end of pavement
  • 23 ¾ Road from G Road to end of pavement
  • 23 ½ Road from G Road to end of pavement
  • Expect possible short term street closures resulting in moderate traffic delays
  • Alternate route advised

2020 Asphalt Overlay Program 

This week’s activities will include the following (weather dependent):

  • Traffic delays can be expected
  • Rolling lane closures will be utilized

Concrete Removal and Replacement / Manhole Adjustments:

  • Interstate Ave. Area

Asphalt Milling

  • Galaxy Ct/Galaxy Dr. – G Rd. to N. End of Pavement
  • Centauri Ct/Centauri Dr. – G Rd. to N. End of Pavement
  • Beta Pl. – Galaxy Dr. to Centauri Dr.
  • Alpha Pl. – Galaxy Dr. to Centauri Dr.
  • G 3/8 Rd. – 26 ½ Rd. to Flower St.
  • Flower St. – G 3/8 Rd. to N. End of Pavement
  • G ½ Rd. – 26 ½ Rd. to Flower St.
  • Tulip Dr. – G ½ Rd. to Flower St.
  • Chestnut Ct. – 26 ½ Rd. to E. End of Pavement

Asphalt Paving

  • Legends Way – Patterson Rd. to Grand Falls Dr.
  • Grand Falls Dr. – Pacino Way to Grand Cascade Way
  • 28 ½ Rd – Grand Falls Dr. to N. End of Pavement
  • Grandeur Ct. – 28 ½ Rd. to W. End of Pavement
  • Summer Hill Way – 26 ½ Rd to Spring Crossing
  • Summer Vale Cir.
  • Summer Crest Ct.
  • Summer Sage Ct.
  • Summer Breeze Ct.
  • Summer Bend Ct.

Fiber Optic installation for New Fire Station #6

  • Shoulder work along west side of 27 Road between Horizon Drive and 729 27 Road
  • Please slow down through construction zone
  • Delays will be minimal

Alley Improvement Project from 10th Street to 11th Street between Ute Avenue and Pitken Avenue

  • 11th Street will be closed to thru traffic
  • No alley access
  • Anticipated completion – Late July

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Hwy 340 and Colonial Drive (Monument Village Entrance), Left Turn Lane Project – Mesa County

  • Expect alternating one lane traffic and delays during work hours
  • Pedestrian access will remain on north side of Hwy 340
  • Anticipated Completion – Late June

Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

Dog Park Improvements

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The City of Grand Junction is continuing to improve dog parks available in the city. Currently, the only dog parks available in city limits are located within Canyon View Park.

The small/senior dog park at Canyon View Park will be closed for renovation starting on Monday, June 22, 2020 and will reopen July 1, 2021 or when the grass is established. The remainder of the Canyon View dog park will remain open for use. Dog Tuff™ Turf Grass will be installed as part of these renovations. This type of grass is derived from African grasses similar to American buffalo grass but holds up better to wear and tear. The grass is a sterile hybrid so it cannot reseed into the native environment and become an invasive weed. Dog Tuff™ Turf is drought tolerant, resistant to dog urine, prefers full sun, grows on dry slopes, it does not wear thin in the winter like buffalo grass and it recovers from excessive foot traffic quickly.

Crews will be installing a temporary above ground irrigation system to help establish the new turf over the year-long establishment period. The two other dog parks and drinking fountains will be available during the closure of the small/senior dog area. This project will use surplus turn plugs leftover from a project at Las Colonias Park.

A second set of dog parks is in the final phase of development at Las Colonias Park and a portion will open in July of this year. This will allow for additional opportunities for dog owners during the closure. Two thirds of the Las Colonias Dog Park were also planted with Dog Tuff™ Turf and will open in the summer of 2021.

The City of Grand Junction requires dogs be leashed unless in a dog park. Picking up pet waste is also required, and the Parks & Recreation Department makes dog bags widely available throughout the 36 developed parks in our community.


Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 6/15/2020

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

City Council will discuss the following items at this week’s meetings:

Monday, 6/15/20 – 6:00 p.m.  City Council Special Meeting, City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

REGULAR AGENDA

1. Public Hearings

a. Quasi-judicial

i. A Resolution Accepting the Petition for Annexation of 45.543-­Acres of Land and Ordinances Annexing and Zoning the Magnus Court Annexation to PD (Planned Development) for Two (2) Properties and An Ordinance Rezoning Two (2) Properties from R-­E (Residential Estate) and R-­2 (Residential – 2 Dwelling Units Per Acre) to PD (Planned Development) with an Outline Development Plan Called Magnus Court to Develop 74 Single­Family Detached Lots with an R-­2 (Residential – 2 du/ac) Default Zone District. The Properties Combined are 69.67 Acres and are Generally Located at the West End of Magnus Court and Include the Property Addressed as 2215 Magnus Court #A


 

Wednesday, 6/17/20 – 6:00 p.m.  City Council Meeting, City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Presentations

“Safe Together, Strong Together”, Colorado Mesa University’s Return to Campus
Update

REGULAR AGENDA

Public Hearings

a. Quasi-judicial

i. A Resolution to Approve a Consolidated Service Plan for the Proposed Redlands 360 Metropolitan Districts Nos. 1-­9 Project which is Proposed to be Developed on Approximately 624 Acres South of the Redlands Parkway and Highway 340 Intersection

ii. An Ordinance to Vacate Alley Public Right-­of­-Way within the R-­5 Block Subdivision Amended on the Southeast Corner of 7th Street and Grand Avenue

b. Legislative

i. An Ordinance to Make a Supplemental Appropriation of $300,000 from the City General Fund Reserve to Support the #GJStrong Fund in the City of Grand Junction, Colorado  – Continued from June 3, 2020


Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org

 

Shelley Caskey Appointed As Human Resources Director

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Grand Junction City Manager Greg Caton has appointed long-term City employee Shelley Caskey to serve as the director of the Human Resources Department. The appointment took effect June 11.

Caskey joined the City of Grand Junction in 2006 and has served as Interim Human Resources Director since mid-February. Shelley is a member of the International Public Management Association for HR (IPMA-HR) and the Western Colorado Human Resources Association (WCHRA). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, emphasis in Human Resources, from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio as well as her PHR and SHRM-CP designations. As a dedicated Human Resources professional, Shelley specializes in the areas of compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, employee well-being, and staff development.

Greg Caton states, “Shelley has been a dedicated City employee for many years with increasing responsibilities. She takes on this critical position with years of experience and the knowledge of our organization. While working with Shelley, I have been impressed with her ability to handle complex human resources issues coupled with her strong work ethic.”

Caskey adds, “I am enthusiastic about taking on this leadership role for the City and truly hope to make a difference. It is an honor to work alongside a committed staff and with other City departments for the good people of Grand Junction.”

The Human Resources Department, which has 11 full-time employees, ensures effective selection, development and retention of the City’s work force. This includes recruitment; testing and selection; salary and fringe benefit administration; and policy and procedure development. Additional services include coordination of Citywide training.


Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Sr. Assistant to the City Manager 970-244-1557 or gregoryl@gjcity.org