Free Classes for Liquor Sellers & Servers, Including Hotel/Restaurant Operators

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The City of Grand Junction is offering FREE training for liquor licensees (owners), their managers and employees.

The training will cover:

  • Server responsibility
  • ID checking and enforcement
  • Recognizing signs of intoxication
  • Guarding against over service of patrons

Monday, August 6, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Police Service Technician Meghan Woodland, Grand Junction Police Department, has a fun and informative method of educating anyone who dispenses alcohol on how they can protect themselves and their patrons.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the class begins promptly at 11:00 a.m. Late arrivals will not be able to participate. Participants who stay for the entire class and complete the post-test and score a 70% or better on the post-test will receive certificates of completion for this State-certified class.

If you would like to participate in the class, call the City Clerk’s office at 970-244-1509 or e-mail janeth@gjcity.org to register. Please note that no food or beverages other than water are permitted in the auditorium. Class attendees should bring their own pen and paper to take notes and the test.

City Council Preview for the Week of 7/16/18

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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 meetings:

Monday, 7/16/18 – 5:00 p.m.    City Council Executive Session   Administration Conference Room, City Hall, 2nd Floor

Executive session to discuss matters that may be subject to negotiation, developing strategy for negotiations, and/or instructing negotiators pursuant to Section 24-6-402(4)(e) of Colorado’s Open Meetings Law relative to a possible transfer or sale of real property located at or near 2844-2856 Patterson Road and 2980-2982 Patterson Road and pursuant to Section 24-6-402(4)(a) of Colorado’s Open Meetings Law


Monday, 7/16/18 – 5:30 p.m.    City Council Workshop     City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

1. Discussion Topics
a.   Community Center Feasibility Study

2.  Next Workshop Topics – July 30, 2018
3. Other Business


Wednesday, 7/18/18 – 5:00 p.m.     City Council Executive Session   Administration Conference Room, City Hall, 2nd Floor

Executive session to discuss matters that may be subject to negotiation, developing strategy for negotiations, and/or instructing negotiators pursuant to Section 24-6-402(4)(e) 24-6-402(4)(a) of Colorado’s Open Meetings Law relative to a possible purchase of real property, the location of which will remain confidential as disclosure would compromise the purpose for which the executive session is authorized as allowed by and pursuant to Section 24-6-402(4) of Colorado’s Open Meetings Law


Wednesday, 7/18/18 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting   City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Presentations
Presentation of June Yard of the Month Winner

Regular Agenda

Items Relating to the November 2018 Coordinated Election

4a. Lodging Tax Resolution and Ballot Question

4b. A Resolution Calling for a Special Election for November 6, 2018

Public Hearings

5ai. An Ordinance Amending the Comprehensive Plan by Adopting the Grand Junction Circulation Plan, Including the Network Map, Street Plan Functional Classification Map, and Active Transportation Corridor Map and Repealing and Replacing the Grand Valley Circulation Plan and Urban Trails Plan; and a Resolution Adopting a Complete Streets Policy for the City of Grand Junction

5bi. Public Hearing to Consider a Request by Club Deal 113/114 Park Plaza and Grand Junction Limited Partnership, a Delaware Limited Partnership for Approval of a Service Plan for the Proposed Mosaic Metropolitan Districts Nos 1–6

Resolutions

6a. A Resolution Rescinding Resolution No. 13-16 Regarding the Appointment of the Municipal Court Judge



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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 7/16/18

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street Reconstruction Project, North Avenue to Orchard Avenue

  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will remain open
  • Alternate route would be advised
  • Anticipated completion – August 2018.

2018 Asphalt Overlay Program
This week’s activities will include:

Asphalt Paving and Final Clean Up: River Road from 24 Road to Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Traffic delays can be expected
  • Rolling lane closures will be utilized
  • Business and resident access will be maintained at all times.

Asphalt Milling and Paving – Night Work

  • 7th Street from Ute Avenue to Riverside Parkway 6 pm – 6 am
  • Expect delays.

Road Closures

  • 7th Street will be closed at 4th Avenue on Monday, July 16 for railroad crossing improvements: 8 am – 4 pm
  • Detour route will be in place
  • 7th Street will be closed between Pitkin Avenue and Ute Avenue Wednesday night, July 18: 10 pm – 6 am
  • Detour route will be in place.

Roadway Striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped this week (weather dependent):
    • Orchard Avenue: 1st Street – 28 ½ Road
    • 5th Street: Ute Avenue – Orchard Avenue
    • 4th Street: North Avenue – Grand Avenue
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.

Sewer and Water Line Replacement – City and Ute Water Project

Horizon Drive from G Road to I-70

  • Expect lane shifts
  • Business access will be maintained
  • Area can become congested during rush hours – alternate route highly recommended
  • Anticipated completion – September.

Annual Chip Seal/Fog Seal Program

Monday, July 16 (Fog Seal)

  • Main Street:  8th Street – 11th Street
  • 8th Street:  Grand Avenue – 1st Avenue
  • 1st Avenue:  8th Street – 9th Street
  • 6th Street:   Pitkin Avenue – South Avenue
  • 9th Street:   Grand Avenue – Riverside Pkwy.
  • Kimball Avenue:  12th Street – 9th Street
  • 12th Street:  Winters Avenue – Kimball Avenue

Tuesday, July 17 (Fog Seal)

  •  10th Street:  Grand Avenue – South Avenue
  • 11th Street:  Grand Avenue – Pitkin Avenue
  • 13th Street:  Grand Avenue – Pitkin Avenue
  • South Avenue:  5th Street – 10th Street
  • 14th Street:  Grand Avenue – Pitkin Avenue
  • 17th Street:  Grand Avenue – Main Street
  • 12th Street;  D Road – Winters Avenue

Wednesday, July 18 (Fog Seal)

  • White Avenue:  8th Street – 21st Street
  • 21st Street:  Grand Avenue – Rood Avenue
  • 19th Street:  Grand Avenue – Rood Avenue
  • Rood Avenue:  8th Street – 21st Street
  • Colorado Avenue:  12th Street – 15th Street
  • 15th Street:  Colorado Avenue – Ute Avenue                       

Thursday, July 19 (Fog Seal)

  • 4th Avenue:  7th Street – 10th Street
  • 4th Avenue:  15th Street – west to end of cul-de-sac
  • 2nd Avenue:  9th Street – west to end of pavement
  • 3rd Avenue:  7th Street – 10th Street
  • 8th Street:  3rd Avenue – both north & south to end of pavement
  • Kimball Avenue:  cul-de-sac – 9th Street
  • Noland Avenue:  7th Street – 9th Street
  • 27 ½ Road:  C ½ Road – Riverside Pkwy.
  • C ½ Road:  Indian Road – 27 ½ Road
  • Ruby Avenue:  Bonny Street – 27 ½ Road
  • Bonny Street:  Winair Drive – Ruby Avenue
  • Indian Road:  Riverside Parkway – C ½ Road
  • Winair Drive:  Bonny Street – Indian Road
  • Winters Avenue:  Indian Road – 27 ½ Road
  • 7th Street:  Riverside Pkwy. – Struthers Avenue
  • 7th Street:  Riverside Pkwy. – Winters Avenue
  • No on-street parking during day of work
    Expect possible alternating one-lane traffic and delays
    All business and resident access will remain open.


Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Orchard Avenue between 28 Road and 28 ½ Road, Power Line and Pole Replacement Project – Xcel Energy Project

  • Expect intermittent lane shifts and possible traffic delays
  • Anticipated completion – August 2018.

Hwy 340 Bike/Pedestrian Facility Project between Kansas Avenue and Grand Vista Drive – CDOT Project

  • Westbound shoulder closure with possible east and westbound one-lane alternating traffic
  • Please be aware of the speed limit reduction and obey construction road signs
  • Work hours will be Monday– Friday, 7am to 5pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October 2019.

Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Roundabout Construction – CDOT Project

  • Please drive with caution through the new temporary roundabout configuration
  • Expect lane restrictions and possible detours
  • There is a 9-foot width restriction 24/7 for the duration of project (no semi-trailers allowed)
  • Be aware of the 35 MPH speed limit leading up to the roundabout and 15 MPH going through the roundabout
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – November 2018.

I-70 Exit 49 Grand Mesa Ramp Improvement Project – CDOT Project

  • Westbound I-70 right lane closure and 14’ width restriction 24/7 between MP 49.5 & MP 48
  • Eastbound I-70: right lane closure and 14’ width restriction 24/7 between MP 48 & MP 49.5
  • Motorists will still have access to Exit 49
  • Westbound I-70 Exit 49 on ramp will have a 14’ width restriction 24/7
  • Westbound Exit 49 on ramp please yield before merging onto I-70
  • Westbound speed limit is 35 MPH
  • Eastbound speed limit is 50 MPH
  • Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 7 am to 6 pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – late September.

I-70 Bridge Maintenance Project Near DeBeque  – CDOT Project

  • Both west and eastbound I-70 traffic will be moved to two-way traffic in the eastbound lanes of I-70, 24/7.
  • Speed limit will be reduced to 45 MPH through the work zone
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October.

21 ½ Road Utility Work between H Road and I Road – Private Development Project

  • 21 ½ Road will be closed to thru traffic 24/7 between H Road and I Road
  • Use 22 Road as the detour route
  • All business and resident access will be maintained.

Rim Rock Drive: Fruita entrance to DS Road – Colorado National Monument Project

  • National Park Service Crews will be striping the road
  • Monday – Thursday (weather permitting)
  • Motorists should expect delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.


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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week Beginning 7/9/18

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street Reconstruction Project, North Avenue to Orchard Avenue

  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will remain open
  • Alternate route would be advised
  • Anticipated completion – August 2018.

2018 Asphalt Overlay Program
This week’s activities will include:

Asphalt Paving: River Road from 24 Road to Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Traffic delays can be expected
  • Rolling lane closures will be utilized
  • Business and resident access will be maintained at all times.

Roadway Striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped this week (weather dependent):
    • 12th Street from Grand Avenue to Pitkin Avenue
    • Main Street from 12th Street to 22nd Street
    • 6th Street from Rood Avenue to Ute Avenue
    • Patterson Road from 1st Street west to Hwy 6&50
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.

Sewer and Water Line Replacement – City and Ute Water Project

Horizon Drive from G Road to I-70

  • Expect lane shifts
  • Business access will be maintained
  • Area can become congested during rush hours – alternate route highly recommended
  • Anticipated completion – September.

Annual Chip Seal/Fog Seal Program

Monday, July 9

  • Riverside Pkwy: 29 Road to D Road

Tuesday, July 10

  • Riverside Pkwy: D Road to the 5th Street on/off ramps

Wednesday, July 11

  • Riverside Pkwy: 5th Street on/off ramps to West Avenue
    No on-street parking during day of work
    Expect possible alternating one-lane traffic and delays
    All business and resident access will remain open.


Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

Orchard Avenue between 28 Road and 28 ½ Road, Power Line and Pole Replacement Project – Xcel Energy Project

  • Expect intermittent lane shifts and possible traffic delays
  • Anticipated completion – August 2018.

Hwy 340 Bike/Pedestrian Facility Project between Kansas Avenue and Grand Vista Drive – CDOT Project

  • Westbound shoulder closure with possible east and westbound one-lane alternating traffic
  • Please be aware of the speed limit reduction and obey construction road signs
  • Work hours will be Monday– Friday, 7am to 5pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October 2019.

Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Roundabout Construction – CDOT Project

  • Please drive with caution through the new temporary roundabout configuration
  • Expect lane restrictions and possible detours
  • There is a 9-foot width restriction 24/7 for the duration of project (no semi-trailers allowed)
  • Be aware of the 35 MPH speed limit leading up to the roundabout and 15 MPH going through the roundabout
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – November 2018.

I-70 Exit 49 Grand Mesa Ramp Improvement Project – CDOT Project

  • Westbound I-70 right lane closure and 14’ width restriction 24/7 between MP 49.5 & MP 48
  • Eastbound I-70: right lane closure and 14’ width restriction 24/7 between MP 48 & MP 49.5
  • Motorists will still have access to Exit 49
  • Westbound I-70 Exit 49 on ramp will have a 14’ width restriction 24/7
  • Westbound Exit 49 on ramp please yield before merging onto I-70
  • Westbound speed limit is 35 MPH
  • Eastbound speed limit is 50 MPH
  • Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 7 am to 6 pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – late September.

I-70 Bridge Maintenance Project Near DeBeque  – CDOT Project

  • Both west and eastbound I-70 traffic will be moved to two-way traffic in the eastbound lanes of I-70, 24/7.
  • Speed limit will be reduced to 45 MPH through the work zone
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October.

21 ½ Road Utility Work between H Road and I Road – Private Development Project

  • 21 ½ Road will be closed to thru traffic 24/7 between H Road and I Road
  • Use 22 Road as the detour route
  • All business and resident access will be maintained.


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

Grand Junction Roads Improving Before Your Eyes

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The Grand Junction roadway system is a $266 million asset, and it affects each of us in our daily lives and can be shown to be linked to Grand Junction’s economic vitality. Street maintenance is extremely important, and the City of Grand Junction is taking that very seriously.

In April 2017, Grand Junction voters resoundingly approved ballot question 2B. Approval of this ballot question is making it possible for the City of Grand Junction to use approximately $3.8 million in TABOR (Taxpayers’ Bill of Rights) funds in the Riverside Parkway savings account in addition to the amount already being spent on street maintenance projects and pavement preservation for five years. This will equate to an average of nearly $7 million being devoted to street maintenance and road projects through 2021 and it is making a dramatic difference in the quality of road travel in our community. In 2017 the City invested $8.34 million on maintenance of our street network including $2.3 million on reconstruction of 1st Street.

2018 marks the second year of this investment and the City of Grand Junction will be investing $5.8 on our street network including the $1.4 million reconstruction of 7th Street. This increased level of investment will continue from 2019 through 2021 with an additional $21.4 million invested.

City Manager Greg Caton notes, “Investing in infrastructure is one of the strategic directives outlined in the strategic plan adopted by City Council in 2017. The City is making a very deliberate effort to improve the quality of the roadway system here in Grand Junction and our efforts are already noticeable. There is often inconvenience associated with increased road work, but we are confident that the end result will be well worth the short-term disruption and that our roads will be something we can all feel good about.”

Road quality is graded on a scale of 1 to 100 on a PCI (pavement condition index). The overall average PCI of the Grand Junction streets system was most recently at a score of 69. This is down from 78 in 2004 due to reduced spending during earlier years. The desire is to reverse this trend in Grand Junction and the City is doing just that. It is worth noting that the quality of Grand Junction roads is above roads in many other Colorado communities, some notably: Colorado Springs (56), Greeley (62), Durango (65), Littleton (66), Northglenn (62), Montrose (68), and Steamboat Springs (68).

Out of 70 communities surveyed by the Colorado Asphalt Paving Association (CAPA), the weighted average across the State of Colorado was a 68 with many communities trying to “catch up”. A new survey of City street conditions will be conducted this fall that will provide an indicator on progress to date and help prioritize future investments in City of Grand Junction street infrastructure.

To remain abreast of locations of street projects on a weekly basis, subscribe to our news blog to receive notifications direct to your email address. Also, if you encounter roadway damage, please let us know by submitting a Fix It request.


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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Period Beginning 6/30/18

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City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

7th Street Reconstruction Project, North Avenue to Orchard Avenue

  • Expect lane shifts, closures and delays
  • All business and resident access will remain open
  • Alternate route would be advised
  • Anticipated completion – August 2018.

2018 Asphalt Overlay Program
This week’s activities will include:

Shoulder Widening and Asphalt Paving: River Road from 24 Road to Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant

  • Traffic delays can be expected
  • Rolling lane closures will be utilized
  • Business and resident access will be maintained at all times.

Roadway Striping

  • The following streets are scheduled to be striped this week (weather dependent):
    • 6th Street from Rood Avenue to Ute Avenue
    • 2nd Street from Pitkin Avenue to South Avenue
  • Motorists should expect lane restrictions and delays
  • Please avoid crossing wet paint.

Pavement Markings in the Downtown area (crosswalks, stop bars and turn arrows)

  • Expect lane shifts and possible delays.

Sewer and Water Line Replacement – City and Ute Water Project

Horizon Drive from G Road to I-70

  • Expect lane shifts
  • Business access will be maintained
  • Area can become congested during rush hours – alternate route highly recommended
  • Anticipated completion – September.

Annual Chip Seal/Fog Seal Program

Sunday, July 1 (fog seal)

  • 12th Street: Grand Avenue to Pitkin Avenue
  • Main Street: 12th Street to I-70B
  • 22nd Court north of I-70B Frontage Road
  • 24th Court north of I-70B Frontage Road
  • 2nd Street: Pitkin Avenue to South Avenue
  • South Avenue: 2nd Street to 5th Street
  • 6th Street: Grand Avenue to Ute Avenue
  • 6th Street: Pitkin Avenue to South Avenue
  • 7th Street: Grand Avenue to White Avenue
  • Colorado Avenue: 8th Street to 12th Street

Monday, July 2 (chip seal)

  • 27 ½ Road: C ½ Road to Riverside Parkway
  • C ½ Road: Indian Road to 27 ½ Road
  • Ruby Avenue: Bonny Street to 27 ½ Road
  • Bonny Street: Winair Dr. to Ruby Avenue
  • Indian Road: Riverside Parkway to C ½ Road
  • Winair Drive: Bonny Street to Indian Road
  • Winters Avenue: Riverside Parkway to 15th Street
  • Winters Avenue: Indian Road to 27 ½ Road
  • 7th Street: Riverside Parkway to Struthers Avenue
  • 7th Street: Riverside Parkway to Winters Avenue

  Tuesday, July 3 (chip seal)

  • D Road: 9th Street to Riverside Parkway
  • Escondido Circle: north of S. Broadway

No on-street parking during day of work
Expect possible alternating one-lane traffic and delays
All business and resident access will remain open.                



Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

W. Ridges Blvd. & Redlands Mesa Drive Utility Work – Private Development Project

  • Ridges Blvd. will be closed at Redlands Mesa Drive starting Monday, July 2
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – Friday, July 6.

G Road West of Horizon Drive Utility Work – Ute Water Project

  • Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1
  • G Road will be closed to thru traffic
  • Detour route will be in place.

Orchard Avenue between 28 Road and 28 ½ Road, Power Line and Pole Replacement Project – Xcel Energy Project

  • Expect intermittent lane shifts and possible traffic delays
  • Anticipated completion – August 2018.

Hwy 340 Bike/Pedestrian Facility Project between Kansas Avenue and Grand Vista Drive – CDOT Project

  • Westbound shoulder closure with possible east and westbound one-lane alternating traffic
  • Please be aware of the speed limit reduction and obey construction road signs
  • Work hours will be Monday– Friday, 7am to 5pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October 2019.

Broadway and Redlands Parkway, Roundabout Construction – CDOT Project

  • Please be aware of the new temporary roundabout configuration
  • Expect lane restrictions and possible detours
  • There is a 9-foot width restriction 24/7 for the duration of project (no semi-trailers allowed)
  • Be aware of the 35 MPH speed limit leading up to the roundabout and 15 MPH going through the roundabout
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – November 2018.

I-70 Exit 49 Grand Mesa Ramp Improvement Project – CDOT Project

  • Westbound I-70 right lane closure and 14’ width restriction 24/7 between MP 49.5 & MP 48
  • Eastbound I-70: right lane closure and 14’ width restriction 24/7 between MP 48 & MP 49.5
  • Motorists will still have access to Exit 49
  • Westbound I-70 Exit 49 on ramp will have a 14’ width restriction 24/7
  • Westbound Exit 49 on ramp please yield before merging onto I-70
  • Westbound speed limit is 35 MPH
  • Eastbound speed limit is 50 MPH
  • Work hours will be Monday – Friday, 7 am to 6 pm
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – late September.

I-70 Bridge Maintenance Project Near DeBeque  – CDOT Project

  • Both west and eastbound I-70 traffic will be moved to two-way traffic in the eastbound lanes of I-70, 24/7.
  • Speed limit will be reduced to 45 MPH through the work zone
  • For additional information please visit codot.govwww.cotrip.org or call 511
  • Anticipated completion – October.

21 ½ Road Utility Work between H Road and I Road – Private Development Project

  • 21 ½ Road will be closed to thru traffic 24/7 between H Road and I Road
  • Use 22 Road as the detour route
  • All business and resident access will be maintained.


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