Tag Archives: City Council

The Questions No One Ever Asks About Tax Increases

By Jack Minor—   The Greeley City Council is pushing new tax increases that they say are necessary to pay for roads, but there are some questions I would like everyone who supports tax increases to answer for me.   … Continue reading

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Fort Collins council supports delay on marijuana businesses

Coloradoan — Retail marijuana stores won’t be allowed in Fort Collins soon, but their opening dates may not be as far off as expected.   The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to an ordinance that would … Continue reading

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High Park fire still costing taxpayers millions of dollars

Coloradoan — The High Park Fire went out more than a year ago, but millions of taxpayer dollars still are being used to deal with its aftermath.   The cost of addressing the widespread damage done to the foothills and … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs set to ban medical marijuana

(Coloradoan) – Colorado’s second-largest city is poised to ban recreational marijuana stores. The Colorado Springs City Council plans to vote Tuesday on allowing retail marijuana stores. Four of nine council members have said they’ll vote against retail pot, and even … Continue reading

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Fracking on Loveland Council Agenda

by Craig Masters Illegal activities – not drilling, caused the Dunkard Creek fish kill Fracking, the very word brings out the emotional images of burning water and children writhing in pain from cancer ridden organs. After watching from the sidelines … Continue reading

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Greeley Building Code Open House This Thursday

GREELEY – The Greeley Building Inspections Division is holding an open house meeting on Thursday, August 30th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m. at the City Hall Annex Building, 1100 10th Street, in the 4th Floor Conference Room concerning proposed … Continue reading

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Greeley to hold meeting discussing High Park fire effect on water supply

GREELEY — The Greeley City Council will hear a report at 5 p.m. today, June 12 regarding the current and possible impacts of the High Park Fire on Greeley’s water supply.  The presentation will cover the challenges to Greeley’s water … Continue reading

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Greeley offers water presentation

GREELEY — The Greeley City Council is looking for groups, organizations, service clubs, boards and/or commissions interested in hearing a presentation on securing water resources for the community. The presentation covers the local challenges to Greeley’s water supply and the action … Continue reading

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Evans hiring lifeguards for Summer

Staff Reports —   The city of Evans is currently hiring lifeguards, swim instructors, front desk attendants, assistant managers and a pool manager. The Evans City Council has decided to open the Evans Municipal Pool for the 2012 season. Our … Continue reading

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City council to hold goal setting session

Staff Reports — The Greeley City Council will hold a special worksession starting at 5 p.m. on December 13 to develop their goals for 2012.  The session will be held in the Nusbaum Training Room located at 919 7th Street … Continue reading

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City seeking volunteers for code enforcement study committee

Staff Reports — The Greeley City Council is currently soliciting applications from community residents who are interested in serving on an ad hoc committee to help review the City’s Code Enforcement program and services that relate to nuisance and zoning … Continue reading

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Greeley/water ‘speak up’ session only attracts 20

By Vanessa Dominguez    – Greeley City Council held a Speak-Up session about water resources and the city’s financial condition. The worry over not having enough water in the future was a topic John Monson has a solution for. John Monson, … Continue reading

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UNC hopes to break attendance record at homecoming event

    by Jack Minor – A University of Northern Colorado faculty member told the Evans city council that they hope to break last year’s record for community attendance during this year’s homecoming week. Mayor Lyle Achziger issued a proclamation … Continue reading

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Transit Center Will Replace Transfer Center

At the City Council Worksession on July 19th, a number of Greeley citizens addressed the council to express  dislike of a proposal to change the transfer center from Lincoln Park Library to the Depot. In particular, they were concerned about … Continue reading

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Greeley’s Rubber Stamp City Council

By Dr. Michelle Bellini  – The Greeley City Council meeting July 19th was an excellent example of democracy – Russian-style democracy, that is. The meeting began on a very positive note. Our very own City Manager, Roy Otto, was awarded … Continue reading

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City of Evans amends curfew hours

On July 5, 2011, the Evans City Council amended its municipal code concerning curfew hours for minors, raising the age of minor from 16 years to 18 years. Under the revised ordinance, minors under the age of 18 may be … Continue reading

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Evans approves 120 foot Anadarko Tower

    by Jack Minor The Evans City Council has approved the installation of a second tower for Andarko Petroleum Corporation.  The 120 foot tall tower, with 7 dishes and antennae, will be built at the southwest corner of 40th Street and … Continue reading

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Mayor Tom Norton; married to UNC Prez and Monfort puppet…”THAT’S WHY!”

by Ms. Michelle E. Bellini – Gazette Reporter Rick Brady, the City Attorney, probably thought he would run a quick meeting to briefly review how new changes in state law would affect the city.  The agenda said the meeting would … Continue reading

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Greeley to change city planning process

by Dr. Michelle Bellini At a recent worksession, the Greeley City Council examined proposed changes regarding the way development proceeds in the city. This issue is under examination because the city  has over-built public facilities for underdeveloped areas, since the … Continue reading

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Roy Otto gives city council a presentation worth $10,000

by Dr. Michelle Bellini The Greeley City Council Worksession June 14, 2011 included; an Executive Session, a presentation by Joel Hemesath, Greeley’s Public Works Director, and a presentation by Roy Otto, City Manager. The Worksession concluded with an interview for … Continue reading

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City Council: is money wasted or an investment

by Vanessa Dominguez Communication and marketing plan update was the first item on City Council’s agenda. Last fall, the city council decided they needed to do a better job with the money they had to work with. They plan to … Continue reading

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City Council cancels meetings due to lack of agenda items

Two regularly scheduled Council meetings in March have been cancelled due to a lack agenda items. The Tuesday, March 1 Council meeting and the Tuesday, March 8 Council worksession have been cancelled. The next Council meeting will be held on … Continue reading

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New Greeley City Council Member Selected

By Vanessa Dominguez – Two rounds of interviews to find a replacement for City Councilmember Maria Secrest, who resigned her at-large Council position to accept a position with U.S. Representative Cory Gardner’s office, culminated with the appointment of Robb Casseday. … Continue reading

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City Council Candidates Named

The application deadline has passed for the Greeley City Council at-large seat vacated last month by Maria Secrest. Ms. Secrest resigned to accept a position with U.S. Representative Cory Gardner’s new Greeley office. There are currently 16 applicants for the … Continue reading

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There is money for art but not roads

by Vanessa Dominguez The display of art in Greeley’s public places was unanimously approved by city departments and City Council in 1997. In October 2009, City Council approved its five year art plan. Approval will term in 2014. Some examples … Continue reading

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Council member started out with English as a second language

By Vanessa Dominguez Maria Secrest was thanked for her dedication to the city of Greeley at her last City Council session. Secrest will be working with Congressman Cory Gardner, and is very excited. Husband Gary said, “I wish her mom … Continue reading

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City council member has resigned for Congressional appointment

Greeley City Councilmember Maria Secrest has resigned her at-large Council position and accepted a position with Representative Cory Gardner’s new Greeley office. According to Colorado law, there are two options for selecting a replacement on the City Council: 1) an … Continue reading

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City with strictest gun control laws has most officers killed by gunfire

By Mike Bauman The City of Chicago has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation.  Up until a few months ago, it was illegal for a private citizen to own or possess a handgun anywhere within … Continue reading

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Council Invites Public Comment on Proposed Budget

The Greeley City Council continues its efforts to engage residents regarding various issues and challenges facing the community and city government. The next challenge is preparing a balanced City of Greeley budget for 2011 based on anticipated revenue. To gather … Continue reading

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Speech to Mayor Norton

The following speech was given by Carlos Archuletta, a seventh grader at Brentwood Middle School, to the City Council Tuesday October 26th: “You know it really bothered me to hear at the last meeting that whatever you decide to do … Continue reading

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Local church loses battle to City Council over fees

At a recent meeting City council members listened to presentations from David Miranda, of Faith Tabernacle Church, and Ron Hoagland, City of Greeley Storm water Manager, in regards to a dispute over monthly fees. Council was faced with four options: … Continue reading

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