Jan. 23, 2023
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Boards and Commissions Applications Open
Do I have to be an expert in the board or commissions area of interest to apply? Not always! Though some boards and commissions do require specific skill sets or educational backgrounds, the most important quality of a potential board or commission member is passion. Apply to serve on a City and County of Broomfield board and commission that interests you today and help guide Broomfield’s future.
COVID-19: Broomfield is in Level Low
Broomfield has moved to level “low” on the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels. This change indicates that the risk of COVID-19 infection is decreasing in Broomfield, and residents should:
Broomfield Solar Co-op Virtual Info Session
Have you considered going solar? The City and County of Broomfield has teamed up with Solar United Neighbors to bring you the Broomfield Solar Co-op, a way for homeowners and small business owners to learn about solar energy and consider purchasing solar panels at a group rate. This initiative was very popular and the co-op has reached capacity. Waitlisted members will be prioritized if the co-op reopens.

For more information about going solar or joining the waitlist for the solar co-op, register for the virtual information session Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 6–7:30 p.m. 
RTD Northwest Rail Peak Service Study
Want to get learn about the RTD FasTracks plan? Sign up for one of the open houses where you can learn about this project. This plan includes extending commuter rail service from Denver Union Station to Longmont. Open houses are scheduled this week on Jan. 31 and Feb. 2 with the online self-guided meeting opening Jan. 31.
Disposable Bag Fee
Did you know the average person uses over 300 plastic bags each year? Plastic bags are produced from non-renewable resources and take more than 500 years to decompose. Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, a new Colorado law will require businesses with more than three locations to impose a 10-cent fee on single-use plastic and paper bags. Avoid these fees and help reduce waste by bringing your reusable bags to your favorite Broomfield stores when you shop!
Home Energy Squad: Start your journey toward lower energy bills this week by scheduling a FREE Home Energy Squad visit or $50 off Plus visits for Xcel Energy customers. Use promo code Broomfield22.
💼 Employment Opportunities: Apply for Case Manager - Legal, Parks Technician - Irrigation, Talent Acquisition Specialist and more! Visit Broomfield.org/Jobs.
💼 In-Person Multi-Industry Career Fair: Ready to start your new year with a new job? The Broomfield Workforce Center can help! Join the Workforce Center at 100 Spader Way on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 3-5 p.m. Learn more.
🧾 Property Tax Refund Program: Apply for the new Property Tax Refund Program that starts Feb. 1. Visit Broomfield.org/Housing to see if you qualify for this refund!
⚕️ Broomfield Board of Health: Apply to be part of Broomfield’s first Board of Health. Applications close Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. 
👮 BPD - Inside Academy: Understand and interact with members of the Broomfield Police Department (BPD) at the BPD-Inside Academy to enhance partnerships within the community. Register today!

📚 2023 Adult Reading Challenge: See if you can read a book from each of the categories in this year's challenge! Head to Broomfield.Beanstack.org to sign up, or grab a reading log at the library!
🐦 Avian Flu Notice: The City and County of Broomfield has been informed about Avian Flu infections in some local bird populations. CCOB staff is working with Colorado Parks and Wildlife to take appropriate measures to keep our community and other wildlife safe. Learn more at Broomfield.org/AvianFlu.
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Visit B-REx.com and Compass.Broomfield.org to find and register for programs, events and classes.
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Give feedback on a variety of community projects, including:

🛹 Broomfield Skatepark Refresh: Share your feedback on conceptual renderings for the Broomfield Skatepark that have been created based on community input and project constraints. Comments are due this Thursday, Jan. 26 and will be considered as part of the final design. 

🦅 Raptor Management Plan: Broomfield is fortunate to have active raptor populations and nesting in a suburban setting. Broomfield staff is working with wildlife biologists from Smith Environmental on plan recommendations including protective measures, habitat enhancement, community outreach and the development of a monitoring program. Learn more about the plan, share feedback or leave questions and comments at BroomfieldVoice.com/RaptorPlan.
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Last week, the Broomfield Library and inventHQ closed but used that time for staff training and maintenance! The activity and trainings allowed the staff to reimagine a new department building, one that is filled full of flex space, magic, whimsy and a place for discovery. Get a glimpse of this magic to inspire, empower and connect next time you're at the Broomfield Library.
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