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The Town's newsletter, The Lowdown, is published and distributed periodically. Find previous editions of the newsletter here.
 
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NATIONAL NIGHT OUTNational Night Out Logo

Join your neighbors August 7 for National Night Out at the Johnstown Police Department, 430 S. Parish Ave., from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.! Enjoy the food, fun and community-building as you and your family meet and interact with Johnstown law enforcement officers, reinforcing a true sense of camaraderie and community. To learn more about National Night Out, go to

https://natw.org/

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HOW TO CONNECT WITH US
Town Council meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Planning and Zoning Commission meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. The meetings are held at Town Hall, 450 S. Parish Ave.  

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK! Also, you can keep up with Town news and events, and find Town Council meeting agendas, packets and live broadcasts at www.townofjohnstown.com 
 

 
MOSQUITO SPRAYINGVector Disease Control Logo
The Town of Johnstown contracts with Vector Disease Control International (VDCI) for its mosquito control program. VDCI will be spraying for mosquitos throughout the summer as the need arises.
Visit www.vdci.net/colorado to sign up for notification of when spraying will occur in your area and to access interactive maps showing control areas and spray schedules.   
  
SENIOR SCENE
The Johnstown Senior Center (101 W. Charlotte St.) offers several programs and services, including the following special events listed below.

July 4: BBQ Potluck Lunch at 11:45 a.m.

July 17: Lazy B Ranch Dinner in Estes Park

July 20: Ft. Russell Days/Warren AFB in Cheyenne, WY

July 29: “Crazy for You” Play in Englewood, CO

August 30: Mystery Trip

Colorado Rockies Games: 7/12, 8/8, 9/9, and 9/30

A gambling trip to Deadwood, SD, with excursions to Mount Rushmore and Reptile Gardens, is planned for October 7-10. For details, contact Shirley Newsom Gamez at 970-587-5251 or sgamez@bajabb.com.  

GLENN A. JONES MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The summer sun may be hot, but it’s cool inside the library! Check out some fun summer flicks or some not-so-serious "beach reads." Our summer reading program ends July 14, but everyone is invited to join us and our friends from TRPR for a Family Fun Night at Nelson Farm Park Baseball Fields from 5-7 p.m. on July 17 for food, games, and lots of fun. For more information, please call the library at 587-2459.

JOHNSTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The museum is always open on Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon. We are looking for houses to feature on the 2018 Holiday Home tour. If you have a special collection, themed trees, new construction, remodel or architecture you’d like to share, please call the museum at 970-587-0278.

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2018 CHIP SEAL PROJECT COMPLETECHIP SEAL PROCESS
The Town of Johnstown’s 2018 Chip Seal project was successfully completed in mid-June. A-One Chipseal Company was awarded the contract for the project during the May 7, 2018, Town Council meeting. The project, which cost about $250,000, consisted of a total of approximately 75,119 square yards of pavement surface improvements to street segments within the Town.

CLEARVIEW PARK EXPANDEDCLEARVIEW PARK
Expansion of Clearview Park was one of Town Council’s 2018 Action Items, and it was completed in early June. The park received an expanded sprinkler system, a new basketball court and fresh sod. The Town hopes residents will enjoy these improvements.

 

 

 

 

ELECTION YIELDS FOUR NEWLY-INSTALLED TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS
The Town of Johnstown held its Regular Municipal Election on April 3, 2018. As a result, four individuals were elected to serve alongside Mayor James, Mayor Pro Tem Gary Lebsack and Councilmember Chad Young. Re-elected to Town Council are Amy Tallent, Jesse Molinar, Jr. and Troy Mellon, and newly elected to Town Council is Kevin Lemasters.SWEARING IN CEREMONY Pictured Left: During the April 16, 2018, Town Council meeting, Town Clerk Diana Seele administered the Oath of Office to (pictured L-R) Amy Tallent, Kevin Lemasters, and Troy D. Mellon. Jesse Molinar, Jr. was absent. Tallent, Lemasters and Molinar will each serve four-year terms, and Mellon will serve a two-year term. 
Pictured Right: Mayor James presented outgoing Councilmember Devin Davis, who served Town Council for two years, with a coat and plaque for his dedication to the Town.
  

GARY LEBSACK RE-APPOINTED MAYOR PRO TEMGARY LEBSACK
During the May 7, 2018 Town Council meeting, Gary Lebsack was re-appointed Mayor Pro Tem by an affirmative vote of a majority of the entire Johnstown Town Council. Lebsack, who has been a Johnstown resident for 70 years, has served as Mayor Pro Tem for the past several years. According to the Town Charter, the Mayor Pro Tem performs the responsibilities and duties of the Mayor when the Mayor is absent or is otherwise unable to perform the responsibilities and duties of the Mayor.

KEVIN LEMASTERS, NEWEST MEMBER TO JOIN TOWN COUNCIL
KEVIN LEMASTERS
During the April 16, 2018 Town Council meeting, Kevin Lemasters took his seat for the first time on the Johnstown Town Council, where he will serve a four-year term. Lemasters is President at EnviroPest, a local pest management company, and has lived in Johnstown since moving to Colorado in 2013. 

“Simply put, I am the guy next door who cares about the community we live in,” he said. “As someone who has spent over 15 years leading organizations, I understand getting things done requires the input of those involved and listening to all sides of an issue. I will work toward creating and maintaining an environment to discuss, debate, and make decisions. I am committed to being a positive voice for my constituents.”

NEW PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SIGNALS INSTALLEDNEW PEDESTRIAN CROSSING SIGNAL
As part of Johnstown Town Council’s 2018 Action Items, three new, solar pedestrian crossing signals have been installed at the intersections of Highway 60 and Johnstown Center Drive, Estes Avenue and Idaho Avenue. The signals, which cost about $29,000, were installed by CDOT in May.

According to the Johnstown Police Department, vehicles are always required to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk, regardless if the sign is flashing or not. Also, state law requires pedestrians give vehicles the opportunity to stop before entering a crosswalk. Thank you for your caution either when driving or crossing.

THOUSANDS CELEBRATE JOHNSTOWN BBQ DAY
An estimated 8,000-10,000 residents and visitors packed downtown and Parish Park for Johnstown BBQ Day, a time-honored town celebration loaded with countless free family-friendly activities for all to enjoy from sun-up to sun-down.

“Johnstown BBQ Day is an event about connection,” said Town Councilmember Amy Tallent. “It connects our community as neighbors, residents to businesses, and it’s one of the last true hometown pride events in Northern Colorado. It’s only possible because of the dedication of the committee and community leaders like Devin Davis.”

Committee Chair Devin Davis, who has served the committee for eight years, said hundreds of man hours are poured into this event every year to ensure its success.

“We are very fortunate to live in an area that values the importance of family, community, and an excitement for where we live. Our forefathers honored this tradition, as do our local leaders today,” Davis said. “The success of this event is based on the goal that we have had from the beginning, which is to provide a low-cost, family-friendly event that celebrates being a citizen of Johnstown. I believe we have one of few municipalities that provide and embrace a venue like we have.”   

“A huge thanks to the citizens, Town Council, and the amazing sponsors that have been supportive of this event,” Davis concluded. “We learn new things every year and do our best to make this one of the greatest places to live in Northern Colorado."BBQ DAY PHOTOS
The Johnstown BBQ Day photos shown above are courtesy of Officer Christopher Wheeler.

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