Author: TownOfHayden

Neighborhood and Community Meeting – Jan. 14

Share your input on a new proposed development in Hayden. Olsson, on behalf of Kum & Go, is proposing to develop and relocate to the northeast corner of Jefferson Avenue and Poplar Street. The meeting will be held on Monday, January 14th at 6:00pm at Hayden Town Hall, 178 West Jefferson Avenue, Hayden, CO. Learn more about the meeting and proposal here.

TRASH/RECYCLING SERVICE NOTIFICATION

TRASH/RECYCLING SERVICE NOTIFICATION

Waste Management will provide final trash and recycling collection on December 26, 2018.

Please place your containers at the curb by
7:00 a.m. on December 26, and leave them at the curb after they have been emptied. Do not add any additional materials to your WM containers after they are emptied on December 26.

Waste Management will pick up empty WM containers beginning December 27. If you will not be home the week of December 26, please make arrangements to have your WM containers left at the curb for collection.

Thank you!

On behalf of our entire team at Waste Management of Colorado, THANK YOU for the opportunity to keep Hayden safe, clean and green. We have enjoyed servicing the community and hope to have the chance to return in the future.

From our family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

IN ADDITION

Aces High is the Town of Hayden’s New Trash & Recycle Collector
starting on January 1st 2019.

New trash & recycle containers will be delivered to your home the week of Dec. 17th

Please have your containers to the curb by 7am, We will pick it up in the course of the day. Trash service will be every Tuesday and recycle will be every “OTHER” Tuesday starting Jan 1, 2019
For Updates & Recycling Guidelines

Town Councilmember Application

Town Councilmember

Town Council for the Town of Hayden is seeking a qualified person to serve on the Town Council for a 2 year term starting January 1, 2019 through November 2020. This person will be filling a vacancy due to an existing Councilmember moving at the end of 2018. Basic qualification are below:

-Must be a 21 years of age.
-Must have been a resident of Town of Hayden for at least 24 months.
-Must live in Town of Hayden.
-Must be a qualified elector in the Town of Hayden.

The Town Council will also consider work experience/overall experience.

Interested applicants must submit an application which can be found here. Applications are due 12/3/2018 at 5pm and can be submitted in person at Town Hall or via email. Applications can also be emailed at the request of an interested person. Please fill out the entire application even if you submit a resume and cover letter.

Applications will be reviewed by the Town Council at the December 6th, 2018 meeting. Interested applicants may be asked to come to the Town Council meeting for a brief interview which must be conducted in a public meeting.

If you have questions please reach out to Mathew Mendisco, Town Manager at 970-276-3741 or email at mathew.mendisco@haydencolorado.org.

Vista Verde/Santa Fe Construction Information

TOWN OF HAYDEN

Residents

Vista Verde/Santa Fe

(720) 323-2758 Pat

Construction Period

Start Date: 8-07-2018

Estimated Completion:

10-31-2018

Construction hours 7-6 M-F

The Town of Hayden is undertaking a significant reconstruction on Vista Verde. New curb and gutter will be installed along with a fully reconstructed road surface and water main.

There will be unavoidable inconvenience; the Town and our Construction personnel will make every effort to minimize periods of limited access. At times those periods could be several days as we repair what were unfortunate construction methods at the time of development.

Please understand our team is doing its best to accommodate residents living in the immediate area. A new waterline is being installed to allow for better access for Town maintenance operations and service the residents. With the waterline installation water service may be interrupted for periods of an hour or more.

Patience and understanding the inconvenience now will be rewarded with a new infrastructure in the very near future. We can all help the Contractor complete the work as quickly as possible, so please help with your patience!

Thank You All!

From Your Town Staff

Here to Service the Community

Colorado Smoke Outlook/Air Quality Alert

WILDFIRE SMOKE AND HEALTH: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
If moderate to heavy smoke is visible, air quality has reached levels that are unhealthy.
Not everyone who is exposed to wildfire smoke will have health problems.
Most healthy adults and children will recover quickly from smoke exposure and will not suffer long-term health consequences.
Particulate matter exposure is the principal public health threat from short-term exposures to wildfire smoke.
What are symptoms related to smoke exposure?
•Eye, nose and/or throat irritation–runny eyes and/or nose.
•Coughing, sore throat.
•Trouble breathing or tightness of the chest, which may be symptoms of a health emergency.
•The onset of symptoms related to pre-existing respiratory ailments like asthma or emphysema.
•Weakened immune system after prolonged exposure to smoke.

HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM WILDFIRE SMOKE?
•Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present and relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is making you ill.
•Use air conditioners on re-circulate mode and with the highest quality filters appropriate for the model, HEPA air filters, and close your windows. Move to a shelter if you do not have air conditioning and your home is too hot with the windows closed.

Please refer to links below, for additional information.

2018 Colorado Crane Festival

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Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition Inc. is pleased to announce plans for the 7th annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival. The festival takes place August 30 – September 2, 2018 in Steamboat Springs and Hayden, Colorado and features over 50 exciting individual events. Most events are free and require no advanced registration. A few events with limited numbers require advance registration and a small fee.

Overall highlights of the festival include:

  • Guided crane viewing in Steamboat and Hayden led by crane expert, Paul Tebbel
  • Keynote speaker- Anne Lacy, Coordinator of Crane Research for the International Crane Foundation
  • Featured speaker- Jennifer Ackerman, author of the NY Times best-selling book, “The Genius of Birds”
  • Film- American debut of award-winning French documentary, “Free like a Crane” that follows the migration of Eurasian Cranes from Estonia to Ethiopia with stops along the way in Turkey and Israel
  • Carpenter Ranch event- Picnic, talk by Birding editor Ted Floyd, and nature walk at The Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch in Hayden
  • HawkQuest- Live raptor booth and presentation
  • HawkQuest photo shoot- A 2-hour live bird photo shoot
  • Crane-friendly ranch tour in Hayden
  • Crane-inspired aerialist dancers
  • Crane yoga workshop for all ages
  • “Big Sit” and nature walk near an osprey nest at Yampa River Botanic Park
  • Nature walk at the top of Thunderhead ski mountain with gondola ride
  • Guided bird walks led by Birding Editor Ted Floyd and Joel Such
  • Birding-by-pontoon-boat taking place at Steamboat Lake and led by naturalists
  • Crane yard art display and silent auction featuring cranes decorated by local artists
  • Crane/Wildlife walking tour- Walking tour in downtown Steamboat focusing on wildlife stories of historic Steamboat
  • Children’s activities- Owl pellet workshops, crane coloring contest and more!

This year a special pre-festival family event will take place at Yampa Valley Brewing Company in Hayden. Join Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition (CCCC) and Yampa Valley Brewing Company (YVBC) on August 26 from 2 – 5 p.m. to celebrate the upcoming Yampa Valley Crane Festival and the “hatching” of YVBC’s “Sandhill Crane Red” ale in cans (previously only on tap)! Volunteers will be available to answer all crane and crane festival questions and to offer family fun activities such as crane face painting, crane cookie decorating, and a crane calling contest with prizes. A portion of all proceeds from the new beer can sales will go to benefit the cranes and the crane festival.

Full festival schedule and registration: www.coloradocranes.org. Questions: coloradocranes@gmail.com or 970-276-1933

2018 Aerial Mosquito Spray Schedule

The Town of Hayden has arranged for aerial spraying for mosquitos.

The spraying will take place during the evening  hours on June 6th or 7th, July 10th, 11th, or 12th, and  August 7th , 8th or 9th, or the earliest evening thereafter when wind or weather permits.

Call Town Hall at
276-3741 for further information.

Energy Efficiency Jump Start

2017 Routt County income-qualified home energy efficiency assistance

Includes a FREE home energy assessment from a certified and approved home energy auditor. Includes FREE starter energy upgrades to begin to make your home more comfortable and lower your utility bills. Depending on the needs of the home, energy upgrades could include measures such as:

  • Furnace or boiler tune-up and/or safety check
  • LED energy efficient light bulbs
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Hot water heater wrap
  • Low-flow showerheads
  • Immediate air sealing needs such as around doors
  • Coaching and advice on energy and utility bill savings and rebates

WHO CAN QUALIFY?

  • Income-qualified homeowners, residents, renters (renters need landlord
    approval and signature; landlords must also meet 80 % area medium
    income qualifications)
  • Families, couples, singles, seniors
  • Households in single-family homes, condos, townhomes, apartments and
    mobile homes
  • Households earning up to 80 % of area median income (income
    verification required in form of most recent income tax return)

HOW TO GET STARTED:

  1. Fill out the form here.
  2. Submit a copy of your most recent tax return for income verification with your application. BLACK OUT your social security # before submitting.
  3. If you qualify, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council team will contact you to schedule a free home
    visit.
  4. The team will help you address the energy efficiency needs of your home, at no cost to you.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS:
If you or someone you know could be eligible or has questions, please contact Yampa Valley Sustainability
Council at suzie@yvsc.org or 970-871-9299 ext. 104.

Town of Hayden Awarded Economic Development Initiative

On Monday at the Meeker Golf Course,  Lt. Governor Donna Lynn and the Executive Director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), Stephanie Copeland, awarded the Town of Hayden a Blueprint 2.0 economic development project. The initiative, titled Community Placemaking, will engage the community by identifying local assets, providing instruction on the fundamentals of developing a sense of place, and developing a cohesive vision and strategy based on community assets. Hayden is honored and exited to receive this award, and was joined by other communities from across the state who received similar awards.

The OEDIT team will be partnering with the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and Community Builders (a community planning and placement non-profit based out of Glenwood Springs) to guide Hayden’s community placemaking. The group will lead three community workshops in Hayden, engaging local community leaders and business owners in the process, to  help define and identify: (1) the alignment access segments of community; (2) potential downtown improvement plans; (3)  physical assets for potential small scale renewal; and (4) potential actions to reinvigorate public spaces.

“We recently completed a community assessment project with OEDIT and are moving forward with the recommendations in that assessment. Community Placemaking was an initiative that OEDIT recommended we apply for, and we are very excited to have received this award and be able to take this next step in Hayden’s economic development. Ultimately, a unified and cohesive economic vision will help Hayden develop an actionable economic strategic business plan that we plan to complete in the early part of 2018,” said Councilwoman Ashley McMurray for the Town of Hayden.