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The Town's newsletter, The Lowdown, is published and distributed periodically. Find previous editions of the newsletter here.
 
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JOHNSTOWN NAMED THIRD SAFEST CITY IN COLORADOsafe-cities-badge-colorado

The Town of Johnstown remains at the top of the Safest Cities in Colorado list at No. 3 out of 35 towns listed, as reported by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. Louisville and Erie ranked first and second respectively, while Windsor and Firestone followed Johnstown, rounding out the top five safest cities in Colorado.


The report is developed by the organization using the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics, as well as internal population data and research. Read the full report at www.alarms.org/safest-cities-in-colorado-2018/

 
PROTECT YOUR IDENTIFY: FREE SHRED DAY EVENT
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Safely destroy your documents at the Johnstown Police Department’s Annual FREE Community Shred Day event on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents are able to destroy up to three copy boxes or one large trash bag full of documents with Apex Shredding’s mobile shredding unit with officers on site at the Johnstown Police Department (430 S. Parish Ave.). Proof of residency will be required. Contact the Johnstown Police Department at (970) 587-5555 with questions. 
  
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Learn more about the upcoming events and services offered by the Johnstown Senior Center, 101 Charlotte St., by contacting Shirley Newsom Gamez at 970-587-5251 or sgamez@bajabb.com.

April 13: Greeley Model RR Museum

April 25: First Rockies game of the season. Games are scheduled once a month through September.

May: Deadwood, SD gambling trip

Meals are offered each Wednesday. RSVP Tuesday by 9:30 a.m.; Blood pressure checks are offered on the first, third and fourth Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.; Hearing aid cleanings: second Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.; Pool and Wii Tournaments: third Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m.; Catered lunch on the second Tuesday and lunch out the last Tuesday of the month; Tai Chi Chih is offered every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.; Yoga is offered on Tuesdays at 8:15 a.m. and 9:15 a.m. on Friday; Chair exercise is offered on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and on Fridays at 8:30 a.m. Fees apply.  
 
WRITTEN WORD FROM GLENN A. JONES, M.D. MEMORIAL LIBRARYcr=w_360,h_180

We're busier than ever at the Glenn A. Jones Library! We offer four different storytimes every week, plus all kinds of extra programming for all different ages -- everything from Messy Art to Chess Club to Demolition Lab to Books & Brews. Check out our website at www.librariesrock.org or call the library at 970-587-2459 for more information!

JOHNSTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Historic Parish House and Museum (701 Charlotte Street) is open Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and by appointment. To make an appointment, call 970-587-0278 and leave a message.

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The Weld County Bright Futures program was established in 2015 to financially assist students in pursuing post-secondary education or training to enhance the workforce in and around Weld County. The program, which has had over 2,600 stipend recipients thus far, has recently made changes to increase sustainability.

Some adjustments include that students can now receive up to $2,000 annually; they must invest an annual 16 hours of community service in Weld County; and the stipend must be used within two years of their graduation date and completed within six years. The deadline to submit the Bright Futures application for the Fall Semester is June 30, 2018. For more details, visit www.brightfuturesco.com.

TOWN OF JOHNSTOWN 2018 REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTIONvote-1319435_960_720

The Town of Johnstown will conduct its Regular Municipal Election on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 as a mail ballot only election to fill four seats on the Town Council. The three candidates with the highest number of votes will serve four-year terms, and the fourth candidate with the next highest number of votes will serve a two-year term.

Individuals seeking election to Johnstown Town Council are as follows: Louis Abuso, Damien S. Berg, James Gertson, Patricia "Pat" Kiovsky, Kevin Lemasters, Troy D. Mellon, Jesse Molinar Jr., Ronald Oberem Jr., Sandra Sullivan, and Amy R. Tallent.

Ballots were mailed to registered electors on the week of March 12 and can be returned via mail or delivered to Johnstown Town Hall, 450 S. Parish Avenue. Ballots must be received by the Town Clerk by 7 p.m. on Election Day. Learn more at www.townofjohnstown.com/240/Election-Information

  
TOWN RECREATION CENTER UPDATE
The Town of Johnstown closed on the Mountain View property on January 16, and preparation work to the future home site of the Town's Recreation Center has been underway since that time. Located at the corner of Parish Avenue and South Street, residents will start to witness the construction process of this highly anticipated, state-of-the-art facility.

Open houses are tentatively planned, and details will be made available as soon as they are determined. Footing and foundation work is tentatively planned to start in August/September, and construction is scheduled to take 14-16 months to complete. The recreation center is expected to open in late 2019/early 2020. Follow the project's status, with photos and video updates, online at www.townofjohnstown.com/340/Recreation-Center-Project-Status-and-Upd
  
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Pictured are construction crews installing sanitary sewer pipe and related manholes in the Mountain View West Subdivision. These photos were taken on February 14, 2018.

NEW CROSSWALKS COMING TO KEY INTERSECTIONS IN TOWN

Johnstown residents will soon benefit from added safety provided by new, solar pedestrian crosswalks at busy intersections in Town. As a result of one of Johnstown Town Council’s 2018 Action Items, motorists will be required to yield to pedestrians at the intersections of Highway 60 and Idaho Avenue, Estes Avenue, and Johnstown Center Drive. The crosswalk signals, which cost about $29,000, were delivered to the Town Public Works facility in February and are planned to be installed by CDOT in the next few weeks.

Motorists, please use extra caution as you approach crosswalks and remember drivers are legally required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians when using the crosswalks. Pedestrians should use caution as well by establishing eye contact with drivers and cyclists before crossing.

DEVELOPMENT UPDATES
New retailers and restaurants continue to populate the 2534 development and Johnstown Plaza at the southeast corner of Interstate 25 and U.S. 34. The most recent business to open is Tuesday Morning, an off-price retailer of designer and name-brand merchandise. The 12,500-square-foot store opened its doors to shoppers in February.

Coral Bay Wine & Spirits, a Greeley liquor store, is establishing its second regional location in 2534, occupying about 8,000 square feet of a multi-tenant retail building being built east of Comfort Suites and northeast of Scheels. 2534 web
Pictured top and bottom left is construction of Coral Bay Wine & Liquor. Pictured bottom right is Tuesday Morning’s new location.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! UPCOMING EVENTS
ANNUAL SPRING CLEANUP DAY -- APRIL 21
The Town's Annual Spring Cleanup Day will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Works facility (201 S. 1st Place). There will be a $10/load fee. Recycling will also be offered in conjunction with this event. 

Appliances and household hazardous materials (paint, cleaners, batteries, tires, etc.) will not be accepted. Please take hazardous materials to the Weld County Household Waste drop-off site. For more information, contact Johnstown Town Hall at (970) 587-4664.

PET VACCINATION CLINIC -- APRIL 14

The Town  of Johnstown's Annual Pet Vaccination Clinic will be held on Saturday, April 14 at the Public Works building (201 S. 1st Place). Rabies and distemper vaccinations will be administered from 8 a.m. to noon for $10 per shot. Dogs are six months or older are required to have a current rabies vaccination and a license. Town licenses for spayed or neutered animals are available for $4 and $10 for unaltered animals. Call Town Hall at (970) 587-4664 or Full Circle Veterinary Clinic at (970) 587-5140 with questions. 

JOHNSTOWN BBQ DAY -- JUNE 2

Don't miss the Town's beloved community tradition -- Johnstown BBQ Day -- on Saturday, June 2! This special event provides an unforgettable time to be with friends, family and your community. BBQ Day is well known for being jam-packed with family friendly fun that lasts from sun up to sun down. From the Fireman's Breakfast and Annual BBQ Day Parade in the morning, to the BBQ in Parish Park and fantastic fireworks show that culminates the night -- and all the live music, friendly competitions and out-of-this-world activities in between -- a great time is sure to be had by all. See your there!