Boards and Rails

The Sustainability Board meets tonight at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  They’re gearing up for a community sustainability night, to be held at the Mountaineering Center on November 30th.  With this board’s encouragement, the city has installed water bottle filling stations in the restrooms in Lions and Parfet Parks, as well as the one on 12th St.  Representatives from the School of Mines’ Sustainability Committee plan to visit tonight’s meeting.

City Council meets tomorrow night at 6:30 in City Council Chambers.  They will hear about Foothills Art Center.  They will be asked to approve the sale of two lots of surplus city property up near the city shops.  The 5.85 acres of land are currently undeveloped and the the intended use is office and light industrial.  The City will net $1.5 million for this sale.

A brief history lesson:  The City bought 29 acres in 2005 so we could move the City shops from downtown to the north end of town.  The land that wasn’t needed for City use was subdivided into 6 lots and offered for sale.  Two lots sold in 2007.  Two more are likely to sell now, which is enough to retire the debt on the property.  The proceeds on the two remaining lots, when they sell, will be profit for the city.

Both meetings will be broadcast live through the city website.  The meeting packets, with more details, are also available online.

Politics and Trains at the Railroad Museum

Two news items about the Railroad Museum
The Railroad Museum is hosting one of their popular “Rails and Cocktails” events this Friday, August 26th, from 5:30-8PM.  The topic is Politics and Trains.  Learn more….

thomas3The Railroad Museum needs many volunteers to help with their ultra-popular Day Out With Thomas event.  Volunteer positions are available Saturday and Sunday September 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th. Full-day and Half-day shifts are available. 8am – 6pm.  Help them run activity booths, cashier in our merchandise tent, man a will call/greeter station, set-up/tear-down tents etc… There are a wide variety of duties to fill and they are flexible with schedule.  Contact or to learn more, or sign up through the Metro Volunteers website.