Jan. 30, 2023
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Universal Waste Collection
Did you know how your waste is collected impacts Broomfield’s sustainable future? In 2021, 61% of community survey respondents said they were interested in single-hauler neighborhood trash collection, which the City and County of Broomfield is considering implementing. Moving to a single licensed hauler could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, road congestion, waste diversion to landfills and give residents more opportunities to recycle with ease. Want to learn about what this could mean for your home and the community? Attend the Universal Waste Collection Community Forum on Feb. 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Broomfield Council Chambers.
Affordable Housing
Access to the online application for the new Property Tax Refund Program opens on Feb. 1. This program runs from Feb. 1 to July 1 and will be available for Broomfield homeowners who qualify. In-person clinics are available for those who would like assistance with their application. New dates will be added. Contact the program administrators at 303-438-6350 or PropertyTaxRefund@Broomfield.org
Markel and Wottge Open Space Open House
Attend an Open House for the Markel and Wottge Open Space property conceptual site designs on Feb. 16 from 5-7 p.m. at the Aspen Creek PK-8 School library located at 5500 Aspen Creek Drive. View alternative plans, provide feedback and vote on your favorite design. Meeting materials will be made available after the open house on Broomfield Voice
RTD Northwest Rail Peak Service Study
Attend one of the open houses this week to learn about a study which will evaluate how best to provide ‘rush-hour’ service between Longmont to Denver as part of the RTD FasTracks plan. The open houses begin this week on Tuesday, Jan. 31 and Thursday, Feb. 2. An online self guided meeting will be open through Feb. 21.
Boards and Commissions Applications Deadline is Jan. 31
Put your passion into action and apply to serve on a board or commission by the deadline tomorrow, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. Apply to serve on a City and County of Broomfield board and commission that interests you today and help guide Broomfield’s future.
🧠 Community Initiated Care: Receive free training in mental health, youth mental health and substance abuse. Complete the interest form and have a significant impact on behavioral outcomes in your own community.
👨‍👶 Spanish Incredible Years Parenting Class / Años increíbles: Take part in a 14 week in-depth course that focuses on supporting parents with children ages 3-5 that will start on Feb. 15 from 5:15-7:30 p.m. at the Broomfield Library. Register online.
💼 Employment Opportunities: Apply for Adult Protection Supervisor, Case Manager (Housing Choice Voucher Program), Custodian, Parks Technicians, Property/Evidence Technician, Stormwater Technician, Utilities Technician (Water) and more! Visit Broomfield.org/Jobs.
💉 Free COVID-19 Vaccines: Receive a free COVID-19 vaccine at special clinics on Feb. 7, Feb. 14 and Feb. 21 at Broomfield Public Health and Environment!
🌨️ Severe Weather Activation Program (SWAP) - Volunteers Needed: Help your community and volunteer in Broomfield to support SWAP intake staff and make the process efficient and compassionate for residents. SWAP is a hotel/motel voucher program helping people experiencing homelessness find shelter when the weather meets severe weather standards.
👮 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!

🚰 Utility Rate Adjustment: Residents should see an adjustment in their water, sewer and water reclamation utilities beginning with February 2023. If you need to access utility payment assistance programs, visit Broomfield.org/UtilityAssistance.
🧒 Broomfield Youth Recognition Awards (BYRA) Nominations: Nominate an exceptional Broomfield youth in your life for BYRA by Feb. 21. BYRA is a city-wide initiative to seek out and recognize youth in the community.
🛍️ Emergency Additional SNAP Benefits Ending Soon: Learn more about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits reduction happening after Feb. 23. The temporary additional benefit amounts (emergency allotments) are ending due to the result of recent congressional action. This is a change enacted by Congress and is not appealable. Broomfield SNAP participants can call BBT Call Center at 720-887-2290 or email YourBenefits@Broomfield.org
🚴‍♂️ Industrial Lane Bikeway Update: Learn more about the construction for phase 1 of an off-street multi-use path along Industrial Lane. The traveling public can expect intermittent delays until the project’s anticipated completion this May.
🎨 Community-Powered Art: Calling all artists! The City and County of Broomfield in partnership with the Arts, History and Cultural Council is seeking artist(s) to create a community mural on the storage structure located at the Broomfield’s Community Park at the Ball Fields. Application deadline is March 8.
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Feb. 7:🏛️ Regular Meeting of the City Council (agenda coming soon at Broomfield.org/Council)

Visit B-REx.com and Compass.Broomfield.org to find and register for programs, events and classes.
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🏗️ Development Projects: Learn about upcoming development projects and provide comments on development applications by visiting the Development Projects hub in Broomfield Voice.
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Groundhog Day is observed every year on Feb. 2, and originated in the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The day derives from an old Germanic tale saying each year a groundhog will poke its head up out of its den to see its shadow. If the groundhog sees his shadow (meaning its a clear day), the winter will carry on for six more weeks. If, however, it does not see its shadow, it means we're getting an early spring. Learn more about the fun tradition and its history.
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