Grand Junction City Council Meetings Preview – Week of March 27

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For more detailed information on any of these items, read the full agendas and/or staff report here:    http://grandjunctioncityco.iqm2.com/citizens/default.aspx  

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

Wednesday, 3/29/17 – 7:00 p.m.      City Council Meeting        City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Regular Agenda
Discussion and Potential Action Item

  1. Authorization of the City Manager to Negotiate an Economic Development Incentive Agreement to Retain and Expand an Existing Business

Other Business

Adjournment

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

Projects Affecting Traffic – Beginning Saturday, March 25

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Traffic impacts for the coming week will actually begin on Saturday, March 25 for the 1st Street Reconstruction Project.

City of Grand Junction Projects

Sewer Repair and Replacement Project – River Road between 24 Road and Persigo Wastewater Plant

  • Alternating one lane traffic controlled either by temporary traffic signals or flaggers.
  • Motorists be aware of speed limit reductions through construction zone
  • Up to 10 minute delays can be expected, alternate route advised
  • Anticipated completion – June 2017.

1ST Street and North Avenue intersection closure (As part of the 1st Street Reconstruction Project)

  • Construction will take place in the intersection both Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26
  • 1st Street through lanes (north – south) will be closed at North Avenue
  • Detour route will be in place
  • North Avenue traffic (east – west) will be single lane through the intersection
  • Expect long delays – alternate route advised

1st Street Reconstruction – Ouray Avenue to North Avenue

  • Please slow down, there will be lane shifts and flaggers when needed
  • Access to all businesses will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – July 2017.

2017 Sewer Line Replacement Project – Phase A

  • Gunnison Avenue between 15th and 24th Street will be closed to through traffic
  • Access provided for local residents
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – mid April.


Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Red Canyon Sidewalk and Pedestrian Bridge (Hwy 340 east of Vista Grande Road) – Mesa County Project

  • Watch for trucks turning onto and off of highway
  • Motorists be aware of speed limit reductions through construction zone
  • Anticipated completion – June 2017.

29 ½ Road Bridge Replacement over Grand Valley Irrigation Canal – CDOT/Mesa County Project

  • 29 ½ Road is closed to through traffic between Orchard Avenue and Patterson Road
  • Access provided for local residents
  • Detour route is in place
  • For more information regarding this project call (970) 640-6129
  • Anticipated completion – June 2017.

32 Road Water Line Project – Clifton Water Project

  • Be aware of construction along west side of 32 Road north of Hwy 50
  • Two-way traffic will be maintained
  • Watch for trucks entering and leaving work zone-please use caution
  • Anticipated completion – early April.

Patterson Road Utility Work between 24 Road and Hwy 6 & 50 – Private Development

  • Expect intermittent lane closures
  • Possible short delays
  • Anticipated completion – mid April.

Horizon Drive Fiber Optics between 12th Street and Horizon Court – Private Customer

  • There will be various lane closures during normal work hours
  • All business access will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion – late April.

26 Road Utility Work between H Road and H ¾ Road – Private Development

  • 26 Road will be closed to through traffic Thursday, March 30 for paving
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access for local residents will be provided

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

Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture Awards Grants for 2017 Projects

The local non-profit arts and cultural community will receive $30,000 in financial support from the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture.  Requests totaling $45,350 came from 14 organizations. Funding was awarded to 13 non-profit organizations through the Commission’s annual grant program.  The donations help underwrite all types of local arts and cultural projects ranging from festivals, dance performances, art lecture series, art exhibits and musical concerts. The community will benefit from a broad diversity of projects that will reach a wide variety of interests and ages.

Many of these events are free or at a minimal cost to the public thanks to this grant. Organizations are anticipating $119,074 in revenue as well as leveraging $27,300 in anticipated donations to assist in cost recovery. The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture congratulates the awardees and looks forward to an engaging 2017 season of arts and culture in the Grand Valley.

The grant program is open to any Colorado non-profit agency for arts and cultural projects that are held in Mesa County. The process opens in December and closes in February annually.

For more information on the grant program and the following projects please visit our website at gjarts.org. like us on Facebook, or call Lorie Gregor at 970-254-3876.

Contact: Lorie Gregor, Recreation Coordinator          970-254-3876 or lorieg@gjcity.org

Sunshine Polishing Technology’s Move to Grand Junction is Getting Closer

Sunshine_SiteIt may not look like much right now, but soon it will. This week the City of Grand Junction closed on Lot 5 of the Jarvis Subdivision for the future new home of Sunshine Polishing Technology. On February 1, City Council unanimously approved a proposal for Sunshine Polishing to move its U.S. operations to Grand Junction.  Read the original release here: http://bit.ly/2k0KbYT.

The land sale was complete this week, and Sunshine Polishing hopes to begin construction on the site soon.  The site, which can be seen just off the Riverside Parkway south of the Riverside neighborhood, will be transforming, and more development coming to that area is expected to follow, so stay tuned!

Established in 1998 in British Columbia, Sunshine Polishing Technology is a world-renowned pioneer in plastic polishing. The company provides on-site services to improve cable transport systems at ski resorts and adventure parks across the U.S., Canada and Europe. More recently, the company has expanded its services to include restoration and more esthetic improvement solutions. The company relocated from Canada to Colorado in 2014 and, moving forward, Grand Junction will serve as North American headquarters. The company also has offices in Austria.

Sunshine Polishing Technology expects to move seven current employees to Grand Junction and will also be recruiting 4-8 new staff members by summer 2017. The company’s average salary is $57,269 per year.

For more information on Sunshine Polishing Technology, visit sunshinepolishing.com.

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

 

 

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of March 20

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Sewer Repair and Replacement Project – River Road between 24 Road and Persigo Wastewater Plant

  • Alternating one lane traffic controlled either by temporary traffic signals or flaggers
  • Motorists be aware of speed limit reductions through construction zone
  • Up to 10 minute delays can be expected, alternate route advised
  • Anticipated completion date – June 2017.

1st Street Reconstruction – Ouray Avenue to North Avenue

  • Please slow down, there will be lane shifts and flaggers when needed
  • Access to all businesses will be maintained
  • Anticipated completion date – July 2017.

2017 Sewer Line Replacement Project – Phase A

  • Gunnison Avenue between 15th and 24th Street will be closed to through traffic
  • Access provided for local residents
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated completion date – mid April.

Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Red Canyon Sidewalk and Pedestrian Bridge (Hwy 340 east of Vista Grande Road) – Mesa County Project

  • Wednesday – Alternating one lane traffic controlled by flaggers
  • Up to 10 minute delays can be expected
  • Alternate route advised
  • Motorists be aware of speed limit reductions through construction zone
  • Anticipated completion date – June 2017.

29 ½ Road Bridge Replacement over Grand Valley Irrigation Canal – CDOT/Mesa County Project

  • 29 ½ Road is closed to through traffic between Orchard Avenue and Patterson Road
  • Access provided for local residents
  • Detour route is in place
  • For more information regarding this project call (970) 640-6129
  • Anticipated completion date – June 2017.

32 Road Water Line Project – Clifton Water Project

  • Be aware of construction along west side of 32 Road north of Hwy 50
  • Two-way traffic will be maintained
  • Watch for trucks entering and leaving work zone-please use caution.
  • Anticipated completion date – March 24.

Water Line Replacement Project – Clifton Water Project

  • F ½ Road from 30 ½ Road to Allegheny Drive
  • Expect lane closures and detours around work zones
  • Anticipated completion date – March 24.

Patterson Road Utility Work between 24 Road and Hwy 6 & 50 – Private Development

  • Expect intermittent lane closures
  • Possible short delays
  • Anticipated completion date – mid April.

Horizon Drive Fiber Optics between 12th Street and Horizon Court – Private Customer

  • There will be various lane closures during normal work hours
  • All business access will be maintained
  • Project completion – late April.

26 Road Utility Work between H Road and H ¾ Road – Private Development

  • 26 Road is closed to through traffic
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Access for local residents will be provided
  • Project completion – mid April.

     

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

 

Join the City Manager for a Cup of Coffee

perfect-white-cup-of-steaming-coffee_130566-e1441732847655Grand Junction City Manager Greg Caton is hosting a series of informal coffees to interact with community members, gather feedback on City programs and services, and to answer questions.

The sessions are slated to be held monthly in different locations. The City Manager will be joined at the coffees by some of the City’s department directors.

The next coffee is scheduled for Thursday, March 23 at Monument Village Coffee, 2148 Broadway, at 9:00 a.m.

The sessions are open to the public and will be an unstructured, drop-in format. For information on future coffees, visit our website.

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

City Council Meeting Start Time to Change to 6:00 P.M.

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New City Council Meeting Time – 6:00 P.M.

In an effort to better accommodate the public by beginning earlier and completing earlier, City Council unanimously approved a resolution last night that will change the start time of regular City Council meetings. Beginning in April, City Council meetings will begin at 6:00 p.m. as opposed to 7:00 p.m., which has been the start time since 2005. Regular City Council meetings are held the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

It is hoped the earlier start time will make it more convenient for more community members to attend and participate in the meetings.

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