Join the City Manager for a Cup of Coffee Next Week

March 2019.jpg
Grand 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 next coffee is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 at Monument Village Coffee, 2148 Broadway, at 9:00 a.m. The City Manager will be joined this time by City Councilmember Phyllis Norris.

The sessions are open to the public and are an unstructured, drop-in format. More details here: http://bit.ly/2i6AQkR


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

April 2 is Municipal Election Day

2019BallotsComing2.fw.png

 

Every April of odd years, the City of Grand Junction holds its municipal election. This is the opportunity for registered voters to choose their Councilmembers and weigh in on important issues on the ballot.

What will voters see on the ballot?

  • Three Council seats up for election: District B, District C, and an At-large seat;
  • Three sales tax questions: an increase in sales tax for first responders, transportation, and a community center;
  • One question regarding the sale of Burkey Park; and
  • Two questions concerning amendments to the City’s Charter (regarding franchises and lease terms).

A sample ballot can be found at www.gjcity.org/AprilElection.

Check your mailbox!

Ballots will be mailed to registered voters living in the City limits on March 11. If you do not receive your ballot by Monday, March 18, please call Mesa County Elections at 970-244-1662.

**New for 2019**

An outside ballot box near the front entrance to City Hall will be available for voters to drop off their voted ballots. In addition, beginning March 11, a few parking spots near the ballot box will be designated as free ten-minute parking for ballot drop-off. Voters may also return their ballot via mail or drop off their ballot outside Mesa County Elections at 200 South Spruce Street.

In order to be counted, completed ballots must be returned by 7 PM on April 2.

When will election results be available?

Mesa County will issue unofficial preliminary election results around 7 PM on Election Day. These results will be posted on the City’s website and broadcast on Cable Channel 191. Updated results will be posted as they become available.

For more information, visit the City’s election information web page.


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

Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 3/4/19

NewGroupPhoto

For more detailed information on any of these items, read the full agendas and/or staff reports here:  http://www.gjcity.org/city-government/agendas-and-minutes/  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, 3/4/19 – 5:30 p.m.    City Council Workshop     City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Discussion Topics

  1. Interstate 70 Business Loop Update
  2. Transportation Impact Fees/Growth and Development Policy
  3. Off-Highway Vehicle Usage on City Streets

Next Workshop Topics

Other Business


Wednesday, 3/6/19 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting   City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Regular Agenda

Resolutions

3a.  Resolution Supporting Ballot Measure 2A Regarding Transportation Needs

3b. Resolution Supporting Ballot Measure 2B Regarding First Responder Needs

Public Hearings

4ai. An Ordinance Establishing an Institutional and Civic Master Plan for the Grand Junction Regional Airport, Amending Ordinance No. 3679 for Planned Development and Outline Development Plan and an Ordinance Vacating a Portion of the 27 1/4 Road Right-of-Way Adjacent to Airport Property

4aii. A Resolution Accepting the Petition for Annexation of 19.76 Acres of Land and Ordinances Annexing and Zoning the South Twenty Annexation to R-4 (Residential – 4 du/ac) and R-8 (Residential – 8 du/ac) Located at 2335 H Road

4aiii. An Ordinance Rezoning Two Properties from M-U (Mixed Use) to C-2 (General Commercial) Located at 746 23 ½ Road

4aiv. An Ordinance Vacating a Portion of the Kimball Avenue Right-of-Way and a Portion of a Multi-Purpose Easement, along Properties Located at 1015 and 1101 Kimball Avenue

4av. An Ordinance Rezoning Two Properties from R-16 (Residential 12-16 du/ac) to R-24 (Residential 24+ du/ac) Located at 1213 North 15th Street and 1420 Glenwood Avenue

4avi. An Ordinance Vacating a Portion of the Dos Rios Drive and C 3/4 Road Right-of-Way Within the Jarvis Subdivision Plat Located at 2595 Riverside Parkway



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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 3/4/19

city of grand junction public works projects 4

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

F ½ Road Closure West of 31 Road – Lewis Wash Bridge Replacement Project

  • F ½ Road will be closed to through traffic between 30 Road and 31 Road, 24/7
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Residents living west of Lewis Wash and Thunder Mountain Elementary School traffic use 30 Road
  • Residents living east of Lewis Wash including Allegheny Drive use 31 Road
  • Anticipated completion – mid April.

Reeder Mesa Road – Water Line Replacement

  • Watch for truck and heavy equipment traffic along both Reeder Mesa Road and Lands’ End Road
  • Expect occasional daytime closures
  • Message boards at each end of Reeder Mesa Road will give specific closure dates
  • Detour route will be in place on days of closure
  • Anticipated completion – May.

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

Projects Affecting Traffic for the Week of 2/25/19

Road Work

City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

F ½ Road Closure West of 31 Road – Lewis Wash Bridge Replacement Project

  • F ½ Road will be closed to through traffic between 30 Road and 31 Road, 24/7
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Residents living west of Lewis Wash and Thunder Mountain Elementary School traffic use 30 Road
  • Residents living east of Lewis Wash including Allegheny Drive use 31 Road
  • Anticipated completion – mid April.

Snow Removal Operations – City Crews

  • This time of year after weather events motorists should be alert for snow plowing and the salting of City streets
  • Please slow down and give the plows adequate space.

Reeder Mesa Road – Water Line Replacement

  • Watch for truck and heavy equipment traffic along both Reeder Mesa Road and Lands’ End Road
  • Expect occasional daytime closures
  • Message boards at each end of Reeder Mesa Road will give specific closure dates
  • Detour route will be in place on days of closure
  • Anticipated completion – May.


Non-City of Grand Junction Projects with Travel Restrictions

B ½ Road at Lynwood Street – Utility Crossing – Mesa County Project

  • B ½ Road will be closed at Lynwood Street, Monday – Friday
  • Detour route will be in place
  • Anticipated completion – Friday, March 1.

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

Study of New 29 Road/I-70 Interchange Underway; Open House Next Week

29 Road

Mesa County and the City of Grand Junction are partnering to conduct a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study for a new interchange on I-70 at 29 Road. This interchange has long been identified as one of the final elements of the internal beltway around the city to enhance local and regional connectivity.

The PEL Study will develop a thorough understanding of the existing and future transportation conditions and economic development opportunities within the project area to define the overall vision for the future interchange. The process will be coordinated with stakeholders and members of the public to identify issues and opportunities associated with the new interchange.

The study’s first public meeting is planned to be held on Thursday, February 28 at Faith Heights Church, 600 28 1/4 Road in Grand Junction. The meeting will be conducted in an open house format from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. There will be no formal presentation, so guests are welcome to attend any time during the meeting to view exhibits and provide comments to project team members.

Additional information can be found on the study’s web page, and comments can be submitted online at: www.mesacounty.us/residents/transportation/29-road.

Grand Junction City Council Preview for the Week of 2/18/19

NewGroupPhoto

For more detailed information on any of these items, read the full agendas and/or staff reports here:   http://www.gjcity.org/city-government/agendas-and-minutes/  City Council meeting videos can also be found at the same link.

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

Wednesday, 2/20/19 – 5:00 p.m.    City Council Executive Session   Administration Conference Room, 250 N. 5th Street, 2nd Floor

Executive session to discuss matter that may be subject to negotiations, developing strategy for negotiations, and/or instructing negotiators pursuant to sections 24­6­402 (4)(e) and 24­6­402 (4)(a) of Colorado’s Open Meetings Law relative to: 1) A possible purchase or 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 24­6­402(4) of Colorado’s Open Meetings Law and 2) a possible purchase of real property located in the vicinity of 4th Avenue and Riverside Parkway


Wednesday, 2/20/19 – 6:00 p.m.    City Council Meeting   City Hall Auditorium, 250 N. 5th Street

Proclamations

Proclaiming February 23, 2019 as National TRiO Day in the City of Grand Junction

Proclaiming February 24 ­ March 2, 2019 as Peace Corps Week in the City of Grand Junction

Proclaiming The City of Grand Junction an Inclusive City

Regular Agenda

Resolutions

7a. Agreement with Powderhorn Ski Company, LLC. to Lease Water for Snowmaking

Public Hearings

8ai. An Ordinance Amending the Municipal Code Regarding Possession or Consumption of Alcohol in Parks and Riverfront Trails, Changing the Hours of Prohibited Park Use, and Including Vaping and the Use of Vape Devices as Prohibited in Workplaces, Public Places, and for Use by Minors

8aii. An Ordinance to Amend Chapters 12.04 and 12.08 of the Grand Junction Municipal Code and Section 21.06.010 of the Zoning and Development Code Regarding Camping on Public Property/Public Places



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