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JOHNSTOWN COMMUNITY YMCA CONSTRUCTION PUSHES FORWARD
The 69,000-square-foot Johnstown Community YMCA is still on track for completion in May 2020, and on budget, according to Project Manager Beau LaCouture. Crews have faced constant weather-related challenges but have still managed to complete most of the site grading; foundations; rammed aggregate piers; underground utilities; storm sewer; concrete floors; underground electrical; plumbing; and 90 percent of the structural masonry walls.

Over the next few months, the contractor will install structural steel; electrical and mechanical systems; underground plumbing at both pools; pool deck; exterior masonry façade; landscaping at multipurpose field; and flatwork at the parking lot.

In the meantime, the YMCA of Northern Colorado’s summer camp offerings are in full swing! The YMCA Camp NoCo (traditional day camp for grades K-6th), Achievers Camp (summer enrichment for grades K-5th) and Teen Camp (fun and field trips for grades 6th-9th) are fun-focused day camps that run all summer long at Pioneer Ridge Elementary. Registration is ongoing at www.ymcanoco.org/summer-camps/day-camps/johnstown-milliken-camps. In fall, the Y will begin offering youth sports programs in the Johnstown/Milliken area. Stay tuned for details. Financial assistance is offered for families, individuals and children in need. Learn more at www.ymcanoco.org/membership/financial-assistance.

Keep an eye out for information coming your way on the Topping Out ceremony, which is being planned for August. 

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STREET PROJECTS
Street Overlay Project: The project covers two locations in Town for a 2-inch rotomill and overlay on Jay Ave. from Greeley to 6th St. and 4th St. from Telep to Greeley. Staff also plans a full reconstruction of Hawthorne Ct. from Woodbine to the south end of the cul-de-sac. The reconstruction will remove the entire roadway to include 12 inches of road base and 6 inches of asphalt. The project began in June and should finish by August 1.

***UPDATE 6/29/19: According to the Marco Carani, Public Works Director, there will unfortunately be a delay in the street overlay project. When the contractor was milling the roadway, they found the road will need additional sub-grade work in order to build the road to the proper specifications for it to last.

Crews will be back to patch and fill the areas that need to be reconstructed within the next couple weeks with final paving to follow. We are hopeful to have completion by middle of July. The Town apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions or concerns, Marco can be reached at 970-587-4664. Ext 234.

Slurry Seal Project: The Town’s slurry seal project will begin in July and finish in September, covering existing streets with a top coat that extends the life of the road. The slurry seal top coat will be placed to the following streets in Town: Rolling Hills Pkwy; Centennial Dr.; Castle Pines; N 3rd St.; White Wing Road from Saxony Rd. to Muscovey Ln.; Muscovey Ln., White Wing Rd. To White Wing Rd.; and Bittren Dr., White Wing Rd. to White Wing Rd.

Pavemarking Painting: Town streets will get new paint starting in mid-summer! Find a full list of streets that will be impacted on the Town’s website at http://townofjohnstown.com/292/Projects.

For the latest updates, check the Town’s website and Facebook page.

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Pictured Above: Crews working on the milling portion of the street overlay process. Streets impacted include: N 7th Pl (912 N 7th Pl) from Jay Ave. to N 7th St.; N 7th St. (942 N 7th St.) from Jay Ave. to N Greeley Ave.; Jay Ave. (716 Jay Ave.) from N Greeley Ave. to N 6th St.; and N 4th St. (1218 N 4th St.) from Telep Ave. to N Greeley Ave.

JOHNSTOWN BBQ DAY
Johnstown's biggest celebration of the year attracts droves of people from near and far to downtown Johnstown for mouth-watering BBQ in Parish Park, an hour-long parade, thrilling family activities, and an out-of-this-world fireworks display. New to the event this year was “Johnstown’s Got Talent” and the return of RETRO: The Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band!

If you missed it this time, make plans for next year! The Johnstown BBQ Day committee plans this event year-round, and committee members and volunteers invest hundreds of man-hours the day of the event to ensure everyone has a great time.

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FINALLY FRIDAYS
Finally Fridays DT JTFinally Fridays is a three-part event travelling from Milliken to Johnstown, and then to 2534. Food, fun, vendors and live music are in store for all in downtown Johnstown on July 19 and at 2534 on Aug. 16, from 5-9 p.m.

The Chamber created Finally Fridays to bring together residents and businesses,” said Amy Tallent, Johnstown Town Council’s Liaison to the Johnstown Milliken Chamber of Commerce. “These events focus on creatinga fun environment for our community to come together and enjoy one another.”
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MOSQUITO SPRAYING
vectordiseasecontrol-logoVector Disease Control International (VDCI) will spray for mosquitos around Town again this summer as the need arises. Sign up for notifications and find interactive maps at www.vdci.net/colorado. 

STAY CONNECTED
Town Council Meetings
1st/3rd Mon. of the month @ 7 p.m.
Town Hall  |  450 S. Parish Ave.

Planning and Zoning Meetings
2nd/4th Wed. of the month @ 7 p.m.
Town Hall  |  450 S. Parish Ave.

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DEVELOPMENT UPDATE
Growth in Johnstown continues to boom with these recently approved development projects and those that are currently under review. Find an ongoing list of development updates at http://townofjohnstown.com/103/Planning-and-Development.

Recently Approved Development:
• Red Barn Liquors (30 Gateway Dr.)
• McDonald’s “Facelift” (150 S Parish Ave.)
• Bonaventure Senior Care (TBD Union St.)
• Hobby Lobby (4923 Thompson Pkwy.)
• Thompson River Pediatrics (4435 Ronald Reagan)
• Ziggi’s Drive-Thru Coffee (Thompson Pkwy.)

Under Review:
• Point Three Oil & Gas Well Facility – E of CR17, N of CR 44
• Oakwood Oil & Gas Well Facility – E of LCR3, N of LCR 18
• Villages at Johnstown Filing 1 Residential Subdivision (S of Hwy 402, E of LCR 3E)
• Primrose School (Thompson Pkwy.)
• Firestone Tires (Thompson Pkwy.)

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT -- SAVE THE DATE
NNO 2019 ThumbnailThe Johnstown Police Department participates annually in the National Night Out program and is excited to offer another fun, family-centered community event, complete with free food, fun activities and the opportunity to mingle with local law enforcement officers the evening of August 6 at the Johnstown Police station, 430 S. Parish Ave.


JOHNSTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The historic Parish House and museum, 701 Charlotte St., is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. We are looking for houses to feature on the 2019 Holiday Home Tour, to be held in conjunction with our annual miniature tree and wreath auction. If you have a holiday collection, themed Christmas tree, new construction, remodel or architecture you’d like to share, please call the museum at 970-587-0278. The Annual Stitches in Time Quilt and Craft Fair will be held at Roosevelt High School on Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. Message us on Facebook or call us to register your quilt or to become a vendor. “Like” us on Facebook (Johnstown Historical Society) to follow our events and keep up to date on information.

SENIOR SCENE
The Johnstown Senior Center, 101 Charlotte St., offers Friendly Fork Nutrition meals every Wednesday. Call on Tuesday by 9:30 a.m. to RSVP. Tuesday evening meals are offered at the Platteville Senior Center at 5 p.m. in June and July. RSVP on Monday by 9:30 a.m. Catered lunch is offered the second Tuesday of the month, and lunch out is offered the last Tuesday of the month.

Blood Pressure Checks – 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.; Hearing Aid Cleanings – 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m.; Tai Chi Chih – Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. (fee); Yoga – Monday at 9:45 a.m., Tuesday at 8:15 a.m., Friday at 9:15 a.m. (fee); Chair Exercise – Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., Friday at 8:30 a.m. (fee); Casino Trips to Blackhawk – 3rd Thursday of the month (leave at 8:30 a.m.); Fort Collins Summer Concerts: June, July and August – 2nd Friday of the month at 6 p.m.; Dances – 1st and 3rd Friday, 6-9 p.m. in June and July; Lazy B Ranch Chuckwagon Dinner and Show – August 13. RSVP by June 10th; AARP Smart Driver Course – July 22nd, 12:30 to 5 p.m.; and Rockies games are also offered.

For more information, contact Shirley Newsom Gamez at 970-587-5251 or sgamez@bajabb.com.


GLENN A. JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
There are fun, special events going on at the library all the time for all ages, including adult book clubs on various days through the month, Messy Art for kids, and a variety of story times. The library’s fall activities start up again in September. Look forward to the return of Chess Club for all ages, Artist in Residence, and much more! Stop by the library or check out librariesrock.org for upcoming events. For more information, please contact the library at 970-587-2459!