Longmont Rotary Club
October 13, 2020
Longmont Rotary
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Longmont, CO 80501
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Water Bond Issue 3C
Becky Doyle, Jennifer Loper and Bob Allen represented the City of Longmont in discussing the Water Bond Issue 3C that appears on the ballot in the 2020 election.
Currently, the City of Longmont operates two water treatment plants: The Wade Gaddis and Nelson Flanders water treatment plants. The bond issue, if approved, would expand the Nelson Flanders water treatment plant, upgrade the water infrastructure, and issue $80 million in water bonds. This measure would improve the safety and reliability of the water system.
Why is this question on the ballot? The Longmont City Charter requires that an approval from the voters needs to be obtained anytime the city plans to issue bonds for any public purpose. This bond issue will not increase taxes. The proposed bonds, plus existing cash balances will be used to fund this initiative.
"Yes" vote:
  • Approves the issuance of $80 million in water bonds + adopted rate increases + existing fund balances
  • Spreads out the cost of the repairs over time
  • Maintains lower user rates
  • Allows the city to make the improvements sooner
"No" vote:
  • Argues that this initiative will cost more over time with bond interest
  • Argues that the city should not go into debt and should find other sources of funding
  • Argues that now is not the right time to spend money
  • Argues that short-term repairs could delay this expense
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Weekly Announcements
  • Rose Crispin reminded members about the Membership Challenge. The member who gets the most guests to sign up as members of our Rotary Club will win a gift certificate for $150 to Sugarbeet.
  • Debbie Setlock spoke about our Holiday Day of Service, as suggested by DG Bob Kent. The Longmont Rotary Club will sponsor a Food & Coat Drive to benefit the Little Pantry at First Lutheran Church. Non-perishable food items, hygiene kit items and new or gently used coats can be dropped off at Peggy Shupe's home from November 19-December 19. Debbie will send out more details in an email to club members.\
  • Dave Ferro reminded members about the Salvation Army Bell Ringing that Longmont Rotary will support at the King Soopers at Hover and Nelson Roads from Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas Eve. Due to COVID restrictions, our club will only ring the bell on weekends, and also Black Friday and Christmas Eve. Sign ups will be held via Sign Up Genius,
  • Guy Scoma informed members about a drive for the homeless, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Church. The church is collecting boots, sleeping bags and blankets through November 22.
Club Birthdays and Anniversaries
Dick Lyons - 11/1
Debbie Setlock - 11/1
Evonne Pierce - 11/3
Ken Lawson - 11/4
Lou DaHarb - 11/5
Diane Stow - 11/11
Laura Phillips - 1/16
Bob McCarty - 11/19
Al Carr - 11/21
Don Haddad - 11/22
Kevin Berg - 11/26
Mark Sullivan - 11/29
Fred Coats - 11/30
Charlotte Jacobsen - 11/1 - 1 year
Edwina Salazar - 11/2 - 20 years
Jim Cobb - 11/4 - 34 years
Terry Francis - 11/4 - 6 years
Anne Turner - 11/4 -  6 years
Kellie Kleinz - 11/14 - 3 years
John Flanders - 11/15 - 26 years
Michelle Rahm - 11/15 - 4 years
Larry Jensen - 11/17 - 50 years
Kaj Lauridsen - 11/18 - 40 years
Dan Pedry - 11/18 - 12 years
Bruce Robbins - 11/18 - 12 years
Randy Ahlberg - 11/28 - 42 years
Al Carr - 11/30 - 44 years
Message from our Club President 

Hello Everyone,


The Rotary theme for 2020-21 is Rotary Opens Opportunities.. A key goal for the upcoming Rotary year will be how do we maintain and continue all that the club has built over the last 100+ years?  What do we need to do to maintain the club as a cohesive unit?  How do we continue to support our community through local grants and projects?  How do we continue to support Rotary International, the Foundation, and Polio plus?  Also, how do we prepare for the day when programs like RYLA are able to resume?  

A friend of mine is a multiple time cancer survivor.  He always says that tough times mean that better ones are in the future.  With that in mind, my focus will be on how we maintain what we have today, and how we prepare to transition to the other side of our current paradigm.  Longmont Rotary has a great tradition and a great group of people.  Like everything else these days, things will be a little more difficult than usual, but we can and will succeed.




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