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11/5/18

Press Release – For Immediate Release

Date: November 2, 2018

Contact: Karen L. Schminke, AICP

970-842-5001


Volunteers Needed!

The City of Brush! has several opportunities for residents to become more involved in shaping the future of the city. The City's Historic Preservation Board and its Tree Board need interested people to come be a part of these community programs. These boards require a very small time commitment and are important for maintaining our quality of life.


Historic Preservation Board

The Historic Preservation Board is in need of two alternate members. The purpose of this board is protection and preservation of the City's historic and cultural heritage, as embodied in historic structures and districts. This board meets the second Thursday of the month at 11:30 AM. Anyone with an interest in preservation is invited to volunteer, but those with experience in the fields of history, architecture, planning or archaeology are highly encouraged to come forward. If you are interested or would like more information about serving on this board please call Karen at City Hall at 970-842-5001.


Tree Board

The Tree Board is responsible for developing and updating an annual plan for the preservation and care of trees in the City's public spaces. They also promote the planting of new trees in the City through the celebration of Arbor Day every April. This board meets the second Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM October through May. If you are interested or would like more information about serving on the Tree Board please call Tyler at City Hall at 970-842-5001.


11/1/18

2018 Veterans Day Trash Pick-Up Notice

The City of Brush will be closed on Monday, November 12th. Trash for that day will be picked up on Tuesday, November 13th.


9/27/18

City of Brush! Parks & Recreation Master Plan Meeting

Tuesday, October 2nd at The Course at Petteys Park

2301 W. Mill St.

6:30pm - 8:00pm


There will be an open forum for the public to identify our community's park, recreation, and open space needs so we can proactively plan for the future. In order to identify these needs, we are asking for your input. Please bring your thoughts and ideas for the parks, recreation, and facility needs for our community.

This meeting is for adults only.


9/7/18

Street projects that will be starting up in the next few days:


September 8th we will chip seal Industrial Park Rd; Cambridge St, north of Emerson St to Mill St; north side of the quiet zone on Clayton St.


September 11th a top coat will be placed on all the above streets, alternate routes are advised.


September 11th we will slurry seal Edmunds St from Colorado Ave to Edison St; Mill St from Cambridge St to the west side of City limits. There will be disruptions to accessing Bob Blvd and Beaver Valley, alternate routes are advised.


9/4/18

Pedal the Plains is in search of some volunteers for the 2018 Tour through Kiowa, Bennett, and Limon, and wanted to extend the outreach to the wonderful people of Brush!


Positions open:

  • SAG Drivers (driving along the course, helping out cyclists in need, picking up cyclists and transporting them to the next Aid Station)
  • Aid Station Crew (Aid Stations are set up every 10-15 miles. This crew helps set up the station, set out food, cut up fruit, mix up Skratch mix, and keep the cyclists watered, fed, and happy)
  • Course Marshals (volunteers are out on the route, guiding cyclists in the right direction, acting as human signs - often saying "cattle guard ahead" or "stay single file" or "right turn")
  • Parking Liaison (in the Host Community, leading other volunteers in RV parking at the HQ site)
  • Baggage Crew (guiding community volunteers on loading up baggage trucks in the mornings, and guiding community volunteers on unloading baggage trucks upon arrival in the afternoons)
  • Grounds Crew (helping out at HQ setting up signs, moving signs, and making sure the site is looking sharp).

  • What do Volunteers Get?

  • - Clothing for all 3 days (3 tee shirts, 1 long sleeve, 1 hat)
  • - Free lodging through Sherpa Packers (luxury camping), or indoor / outdoor camping ; 50% discount on hotels in the area or 45% discount on RV rental
  • - $25 / day meal stipend and meal vouchers on the route
  • - A chance to experience a part of Colorado that most people don't - rolling hills, beautiful sunsets, friendly people, and lots of animals! We will see Bison, Cows, Alpaca, more cows....

  • If you are interested, or if you know anybody in mind who would like to give back, contact Suzi Jolly, sjolly@denverpost.com.

    www.pedaltheplains.com/volunteers


    8/2/18

    The Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, a volunteer organization to help with disaster recovery, has come to the community to help with the aftermath of Sunday's storm. They are currently providing assistance with cleanup of the tree debris and other damage throughout the county. If you are in need of assistance, please come by City Hall for an application for their services, or print it from the link below and drop it off at Brush! City Hall.

    Request for Volunteer Assistance


    7/31/18

    The latest updates from recovering from Sunday's storm:


    - Electricity has been restored to the the City of Brush! water system, therefore the water restriction has been lifted.


    - Xcel Energy has make great progress in restoring power to it's customers, and should have service within the hour. Since 17:00 yesterday, 6,971 customers have experienced an outage. 4,507 have had a momentary outage, and 2,464 experienced a momentary outage. They have restored power to 4,495 customers or 99.7% Since the tornadoes occurred, Xcel received 107 orders, replaced 35+ poles, numerous cross arms, and replaced or repaired several miles of overhead conductor.


    - Continue to bring tree debris to the empty lot south of the Post Office on Cameron St. Due to limited resources, this is for City of Brush! residents only. For contractors and larger loads of tree cleanup, please contact City Hall (842-5001) to be told where you can dispose the debris.


    - As residents are cleaning up their yards, we encourage them to check their sprinkler system as sprinkler heads could have been damaged by the branches that fell and have been moved around, and any vehicles that were brought onto the property for cleanup.


    - As repairs are done to fences and roofs from the storm, a reminder that any new or replacement of fences or roofs, does require a permit, which you can get here at City Hall.


    7/30/18

    An update on the recovery from the storm:


    - The City of Brush! has all non-essential personnel working clean-up on the east side of town, where the heaviest of the damage occurred. The City of Fort Morgan has been assisting in the clean-up, which we thank them for!


    - No outside watering until further notice due to the current use of our emergency water reserves, and the work being done in getting electricity running up to full capacity at the pumps for our water wells.


    - Xcel Energy is still working on restoration of electricity for all customers, but we recommend those without power to anticipate another night with no electricity.


    - If you are able, bring branches to the empty lot south of the post office. This is a service currently provided for City of Brush! residents only. If you have a large load, please contact City Hall to receive information on where to take the load (842-5001). Please do not put branches in the alley, as that blocks vehicle passage. Trash service has not been interrupted and is being provided according to the normal schedule.


    - A lot of broken branches still remain in trees, so please be careful as those can come down at any time in coming days and weeks, but especially when the wind comes in.


    - Please share this information. Thanks for being great community members!


    7/30/18

    The City of Brush! experienced a severe storm event on Sunday, July 29th with high wind, rain and hail. Trees and power lines are down. City crews have been out responding, and addressing the most critical areas first. Xcel Energy has also had a lot of areas impacted, beyond what is strictly within City limits, and is tending to the needs as quickly as they can. If you see any electric lines down, STAY CLEAR and and contact Xcel Energy at (800) 895-1999. Please be patient through this process.

    Electricity is currently out at our water well fields. Running out of water should not be an issue, but to be cautious, we are asking residents to please conserve water over the next 12 hours while we work to get pumps up and running again.

    If you are able to help, you can haul branches to the empty lot across from the City garages on Carson Street.

    The City Facebook page will be the main location we will be bringing updates regarding the cleanup of the storm.


    6/26/18

    2018 July 4th TRASH PICK-UP NOTICE

    The City of Brush will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th. Wednesday's recycling will be picked up on Thursday, July 5th. Please be patient, crews will get to both the recycling and regular trash pick-up on July 5th. Thank you.


    5/22/18

    Brush Residents

    Testing of Emergency Sirens

    Friday May 25, 2018

    Noon


    The Brush Police Department will be testing the emergency sirens for five (5) continuous minutes at noon on Friday, May 25.


    In the event of adverse weather conditions, the testing will be done at a later date.


    Thank you,

    Brush Police Department


    5/11/18

    Brush Memorial Cemetery

    Memorial Day 2018


    Memorial Day decorations must be picked up by 7 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018. City staff will dispose of any decorations left on the grass.


    4/17/18

    Next Monday & Tuesday (Apr 23-24), the City of Brush! Water Dept we will be flushing fire hydrants from 2am-10am. If you see some brown water coming out of your faucets during that time frame, just let the water run until it's clear again.


    3/5/18

    On Wednesday, March 7th, 2018, Mill Street will be closed in the vicinity of The Course entrance for the installation of a storm water sewer main. The closure will occur after the school traffic has left for the morning, and will remain in place for the rest of the day. It is anticipated to open it back up in the evening. We thank you for your patience as we improve the water drainage in this area.

    For an alternate routes map, click here.


    2/16/18

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Pet Clinic on Monday (February 19th) will be rescheduled to a date yet to be determined. We apologize for any inconvenience and will update accordingly.


    12/20/17

    City closures for upcoming holidays:

  • Friday, December 22nd, City offices will be closed at 12pm
  • Monday, December 26th, City offices will be closed
  • Friday, December 29th, City offices will be closed at 12 pm
  • Monday, January 1st, City offices will be closed

  • Trash scheduled for pickup on the half day Fridays will be that morning; and on the Mondays when City offices are closed, trash will be picked up the next day. Thanks and enjoy the holidays!


    12/6/17

    We will begin the Williams Street drainage project on Monday, December 11th. Information will be given to residents in the area in coming days.


    12/1/17

    City offices will be closing Friday, December 1st, at 11am for the annual Employee Christmas Party. Friday's trash route will be picked up before 11am. Offices will be open Monday morning at 8am.


    10/11/17

    Due to an internal technical oversight, the City Council meeting on October 9th was not recorded, and therefore is not available for viewing. We apologize for the mistake and any frustration it may cause. However, as soon as the minutes from the meeting are finalized and approved by City Council, you can view them here. If you have any questions, please contact us at City Hall, 842-5001.


    9/5/17

    The Brush! campground will be closing Friday evening, September 15th, and reopening Sunday, September 17th, for the Pedal the Plains event happening, which will be utilizing portions of the campground.


    8/17/17
    hospital quiet zone
    8/2/17

    City of Brush Election - November 7, 2017


    Citizens interested in becoming candidates for Mayor or City Council will be circulating a nomination petition between August 8-28, 2017. They may be coming door to door asking for your signature. Make sure you are registered to vote! You may register to vote or check your voter registration status at the following website: www.sos.state.co.us

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    If you are interested in being a City Council member, the Mayor and each of the three wards will have openings. If you have general candidate questions or questions about the city election, contact City Clerk Andrea Strand at 970.842.5001 Ext 250 or astrand@brushcolo.com.


    Ward Boundaries

    Mayor: Entire City limits

    Ward 1: Running north and south - west side of Hospital Road to west City limits

    Ward 2: Running north and south - east side of Hospital Road to west side of Carson Street

    Ward 3: Running north and south - east side of Carson Street to east City limits


    7/26/17

    As part of the Pedal the Plains event happening in Brush! on Sept 16th, bringing in over 1200 cyclists, we will be looking for community members who would be willing to open up their homes for some of the riders for that one night.


    Host homes will need to provide cyclists with a bed and a bathroom (including a shower) and transportation to and from the Pedal The Plains Headquarters site. It is not mandatory for host families to provide meals for the cyclists, but they may do so if they'd like. Some host families really enjoy having guests in their home and spending time getting to know them, whereas others prefer to simply house the cyclist.


    You will be able to contact your guest(s) prior to the event, and get to know them a little beforehand. If you are interested, please contact us at tpurvis@brushcolo.com or 842-5001. And pass this on to others who might be interested!


    7/12/17

    Morgan County Youth TRIathlon

    Saturday August 12, 2017

    8:00 AM Start

    Morgan Marlins Swim Team and the City of Brush Recreation Department are hosting a youth triathlon at Brush Memorial Park, Brush Colorado.

    Registration Fee: $35.00 before August 7, 2017 and $50.00 after August 7, 2017


    Two age and distance divisions:


    Minnows (11 and Under)

  • 100 yard swim
  • 4 mile bike
  • 0.5 mile run

  • Marlins (12 and Over)

  • 200 yard swim
  • 6 mile bike
  • 1.5 mile run

  • The top 3 boys and girls finishers in each division will receive awards. Registered race participants will receive a swag bag and the event will be professionally timed.

    Register at: www.mcjammst.org

    Email questions to: morganmarlins@gmail.com

    Proceeds will benefit the Morgan Marlin Swim Team, a seasonal swim team serving local youth for over 20 years.


    7/5/17

    Members are needed for the City of Brush Recreation Focus Group to provide input for a Recreation Master Plan.


    If you are interested in serving, please contact Community Services Director Lance Schwindt on or before July 19, 2017.


    He can be reached at:


    Phone: (970) 842-5280

    Email: lschwindt@brushcolo.com

    In Person: 600 Edison Street


    6/28/17

    Fourth of July City Closures:

    City Hall – Closed on Tuesday, July 4

    Trash – Tuesday's trash will be picked up on Wednesday, July 5

    Swimming Pool – Closed July 4 (due to location for the fireworks July 4) open 1-5 p.m. Sat, Sun and Mon

    Golf Course – Open daily 7 a.m. to dark

    The Course Restaurant – Closed Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4

    Police Administration office closed Tuesday, July 4 – dispatch 842-5021

    Road barricades for the parade will be set out on Monday, and pulled to location on Tuesday morning and removed after the parade. These are placed along the parade route.


    6/13/17

    The Mill Street Repair Project

    City of Brush! Public Works Department

    Contact: Dale Colerick, Director of Public Works (970) 842-5001


    When: Starting on June 19th, 2017 through July 12th, 2017.

    What Times: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (0700 to 1900) Monday through Friday.


    What Will Happen:

  • An anticipated month long closure of the 300 thru 600 blocks of Mill St.
  • Removal of the asphalt curb on the north side.
  • Milling the 5" of existing asphalt, and removal of 7" of subgrade.
  • Reconditioning of the subgrade to a depth of 9".
  • Placement of 7" of millings as a base course material.
  • Grade and compact the base course material.
  • Repave with 5" of asphalt.
  • Replace the asphalt curb on the north side.
  • Seed the ditch bank with native grasses.

  • How This Will Impact Residents:

  • Access – unfortunately this will be a construction zone. Normal access to the homes will be limited.
  • Vehicle Parking – because the street will be under construction, there will be no access to some parking garages. Residents are encouraged to make alternate parking arrangements.
  • Trash Collection – there should be no impact to the City's trash collection.
  • Public Safety – Police, Fire & Ambulance will still be allowed to access the street.
  • The July 4th parade will need to be rerouted this year only.

  • Will My Property Taxes Go Up? No, this project is being funded by 2A and Federal Aid monies. 2A was the ballot measure passed in 2006, adding a 0.6¢ increase in the City's sales tax for roadways.


    With subgrade stabilization and a thicker mat of asphalt, this section of roadway, which has been failing for some time, is expected to hold up for long time.


    The City understands the inconvenience this may cause some residents, but it is a short term project that will provide a quality road section. The City appreciates everyone's patience and understanding.


    5/30/17

    The Emerson Street Repair Project

    City of Brush! Public Works Department

    Contact: Dale Colerick, Director of Public Works (970) 842-5001


    When: Starting on June 6th, 2017 through June 16th, 2017.

    What Times: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (0700 to 1900) Monday through Friday.


    What Will Happen:

  • An anticipated 10 day closure of the 1800 and 1900 blocks of Emerson St.
  • Removal of the 2.5" of existing asphalt, and removal of 7.5" of subgrade.
  • Reconditioning of the subgrade with fly ash.
  • Placement of 6" of base course material with a top layer of fine grade material.
  • Grade and compact the base course material.
  • Repave with 4" of asphalt.

  • How This Will Impact Residents:

  • Access – unfortunately this will be a construction zone. Normal access to the homes will be limited.
  • Vehicle Parking – because the street will be under construction, there will be no parking available to the front of some homes. Residents are encouraged to make alternate parking arrangements.
  • Trash Collection – residents who normally place their trash containers out front are requested to place their trash containers on the front lawn. The City's trash crew will walk them out to the trash truck and bring them back.
  • Public Safety – Police, Fire & Ambulance will still be allowed to access the street.

  • Will My Property Taxes Go Up? No, this project is being funded by 2A and FEMA monies. 2A was the ballot measure passed in 2006, adding a 0.6¢ increase in the City's sales tax for roadways.


    With improved drainage, subgrade stabilization and a thicker mat of asphalt, this section of roadway, which has been failing for some time, is expected to hold up for long time.


    The City understands the inconvenience this may cause some residents, but it is a short term project that will provide a quality road section. The City appreciates everyone's patience and understanding.


    5/26/17

    Brush Memorial Cemetery

    Memorial Day 2017


    Memorial Day decorations must be picked up by Monday, June 5, 2017. City staff will dispose of any decorations left on the grass.


    4/19/17

    PUBLIC NOTICE

    CITY OF BRUSH!


    PLEASE BE ADVISED the City will be flushing the fire hydrants on April 24, 25, and 26, 2017 from 2 a.m. until 6 a.m. During this process you may notice a red color to the water. Should this occur, allow the water to run from the faucet until clear. Washing clothes prior to 9 a.m. is discouraged.


    We appreciate your cooperation while we perform this necessary task.


    3/17/17

    BNSF is doing maintenance on the rail line at the intersection of Hospital Road beginning Friday, March 17. The intersection will be closed through Monday, March 20, until 7pm.


    2/15/17

    TRASH PICK-UP NOTICE

    The City of Brush will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 in honor of President's Day. Trash will be picked up on Tuesday, February 21.


    2/13/17

    The City of Brush! will begin doing updates on our web server on February 16th. Our online bill pay will be unavailable February 16-18, and possibly the 19th. Any payments can be received directly at City Hall during that time, or waiting until access returns to the online bill pay system. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Contact City Hall with any questions, 842-5001.


    1/23/17

    We would like to know if there is interest in the community in having a weekly curbside single stream recycling service available; and if so, how much you would be willing to pay for such a service. Please contact Tyler Purvis with your response at City Hall, 842-5001, or send an email to tpurvis@brushcolo.com.

    (Single stream recycling is simply combining all the recyclable materials - paper, plastic, etc, together into one 'stream').


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