As many of us know the City of Longmont is working to implement “Quiet Zones” along the BNSF rail lines that run through the City. This seems like a welcome respite from the train horns that seem to get louder and more frequent as time goes on. But, a “Quiet Zone” does not mean the … Continue reading Opinion Piece: Crossings Not Closures
Here is the link to tonight's agenda. http://webapp.ci.longmont.co.us/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=1076&doctype=AGENDA My concern is that the data on voting on street closure is not completely accurate. The Kensington Park neighborhood had no input on any street closures. Also, at that meeting it was stated that the City wanted to create east/west corridors. Presently HENA has 5 east/west corridors: … Continue reading Quiet Zone and street closures on the agenda for tonight’s (6.25.19) City Council meeting
Public Input Opportunity Focused on Historic Eastside Neighborhood Post Date: 05/13/2019 6:00 AM This will be a third open house for the Railroad Quiet Zone Project. City staff anticipates that one street crossing in the Historic Eastside Neighborhood will need to be closed to successfully implement the citywide Quiet Zone Project (4th, 5th or 6th Avenue). This … Continue reading Railroad Quiet Zone Project Open House, May 20, 2019
HENA wishes to encourage neighbors to attend the Feb 6th meeting and take the survey. Public workshop: Wednesday, February 6, at the Parks building Sunset Campus, 7 S. Sunset Street, Longmont, CO 80501. Drop in from 5 - 7pm. Could you also take the survey? Online survey: Survey for public input will close Tuesday, Feb. … Continue reading City seeks input on Quiet Zones – Feb 6th meeting- save the date and do the survey!
This city council meeting is not in the usual format--here anyone who signs up to talk before 7pm can get up to 5 minutes (instead of the usual 3) to speak and also to get some real-time feedback from city council. HENA members will be addressing parking, quiet zones, communication with city council and short-term … Continue reading Come join us on Jan 15th for city council meeting by 7pm for opportunity to address city council about issues important to HENA for 2019
TRAIN NOISE UPDATE by Rick Jacobi The City has been unable to get grants to help defray the cost of quieting train intersections, and currently is not expecting to apply for more grants. The majority of City Council members sound committed to working on this with City dollars, however. In next year’s budget there will probably … Continue reading Train Noise: Status Update
work on railroad crossings Atwood 4th-Longs Peak mid to late Aug
More information on train noise is coming soon... Related: Podcast: Both Sides of Center (Longmont Observer) (5/25/2018) Sarah Levison and Paul Tiger talk about Longmont issues and politics. https://longmontobserver.org/podcasts/podcast-both-sides-of-center-episode-14/ Opinion: Richard Jacobi: Longmont's Train Noise Problem (5/28/2017) https://longmontobserver.org/opinion/longmonts-train-noise-problem/ Longmont Eastside residents getting noisy over train quiet zones (5/6/2016) http://www.timescall.com/longmont-local-news/ci_29860651/longmont-eastside-residents-getting-noisy-over-train-quiet