Your Johnstown Newsletter April 2023 Issue

During this Spring Clean Up Day event, residents are welcome to make 1 trip in a car, SUV, truck, or with a small trailer of up to 3 cubic yards to the event location to dispose of refuse. This event is FREE for Town of Johnstown residents who are Town garbage service customers. Town residents who are not customers of the Town garbage service can participate in the event at a fee of $20 (cash only). All participating residents will need to bring with them their state or government issued ID as well as a digital or paper copy of their TOWN utility bill with matching address.

DATE: April 22, 2023

TIME: 8am - 1pm

LOCATION: Southeast Intersection of CR17 & CR46.5

New Location: Enter the property off of CR46.5 just east of CR17. Still confused? Just drive to the Johnstown YMCA and go south on CR17!

What can't I throw out?

Items NOT accepted at this Clean Up Day event include (but not limited to): hazardous waste, electronics, tires, auto parts, oil, gas, wet paint, medical waste, anything with Freon or gas, refrigerators, freezers, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, propane tanks, dirt, rocks, brick, cement, rubble, construction materials, branches/trees longer than 6 feet

In celebration of Arbor Day and being a Tree City USA, the Town will do a 2023 Tree Giveaway! Residents can pick up a tree voucher from Town Hall during regular business hours (8am-5pm) from April 3-11. To receive a voucher, residents will need a photo ID and Town Utility Bill with matching addresses to prove residency. Tree pickup will be on April 13 at the Johnstown Police Department, you will need a voucher to pick up a tree. This is a very popular program and vouchers will be handed out while tree supplies last! For more information and a list of available tree types visit

Did you know that... Johnstown has been a Tree City USA for many years and in 2021, the Town of Johnstown regained its Tree City USA status. Aside from the obvious aesthetic benefits of trees in our community, trees also play a role in keeping neighborhood temperatures cooler, keeping the air cleaner, and absorbing traffic noise.

Capital Improvement Project Update

A Capital Improvement Project (CIP) is a project that helps maintain or improve a Town asset or infrastructure that is included in our Capital Budget. For a project to be included in this budget, a project must be a new construction, expansion, renovation, or replacement project for an existing facility(ies) OR purchase of major equipment.

Town Wastewater Treatment Plants

The Town of Johnstown is currently working on two projects related to wastewater treatment plant expansions at the Central Wastewater Treatment Plant and at the Lowpoint Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The benefit of these new wastewater treatment plants for residents will be a treatment process that will meet stringent regulatory requirements and additional mandates from both the US Government and State of Colorado. Meeting updated regulations with wastewater treatment ensures a safe and healthy system for all Johnstown residents

and businesses, and our environment. Both projects are in different phases of construction at this time, with Lowpoint WWTP featuring new headworks and membrane buildings where equipment is already being installed. Central WWTP has design completed and is awaiting an award of the construction contract.

A note from your friendly local utilities guy...

Fats, oils, and grease (FOGs) are produced through routine cooking and cleaning activities. If improperly managed, these materials can clog sewer pipes, resulting in backups into the facility, damage to the collection lines or sewage overflows in nearby areas. 

After FOG enters the sewer system it starts to accumulate on the walls of the pipes as it cools. After a while, the buildup can become bad enough that it will start to restrict the flow of the sewer system which can lead to backups in the home or sewer overflow in the streets. 

Using best practices to manage your FOGs will help you save your pipes (and your wallet) from potential damage as a result of grease build up.

Prevent sewer blockages, backups, and overflows by:

  • Using drain screens
  • Using a grease receptacle for used cooking oils. When solidified, you can throw it in the trash.
  • Scrape residue, grease, and food scraps off of pans, plates, and cooking utensils and into the garbage
  • Use a paper towel to wipe out remaining grease before washing

Tornado Siren Testing in April - Know your Storm Warning Communications!

The Town of Johnstown, in partnership with our local fire departments and Weld County Dispatch, will test our area tornado sirens the last week of April this year. Testing will occur on a weekday with good weather between the hours of 9am-4pm and will last no more than 5 minutes. Because the weather plays an important role in this testing process, the day will be announced within 5 days of the test.

As a reminder, a tornado siren is an outdoor warning system designed to alert those who are outside that something dangerous is approaching, it is a tool that was once very important to most agricultural communities. However, as technology changes, it is important that you also sign up for other emergency communications that can alert you while you are in your home, traveling, listening to your headphones, etc. Both Weld and Larimer Counties have emergency alert communications systems that you can register for to receive notifications to your cell phone, email, and landline.

Weld County CodeRED:

Larimer County LETA:

DEA Drug Take Back Day - April 22 from 10am-2pm - Johnstown Police Department

The purpose of Drug Take Back Day is for residents to be able to dispose of expired, unwanted, and unused prescription medications. The public's participation in this event is important to keep family members and the community safe from misuse. Please note that syringes, illegal narcotics, and radioactive/chemotherapy medication WILL NOT be accepted. Since the PD needs to maintain a chain of custody of some medications that will be turned in, be prepared to bring the medications for disposal to the front entryway of the main Police Department where an officer will be available to help facilitate the drop-off.

Cinco De Mayo - Saturday, May 6 from 1-5pm - Downtown Johnstown

Hosted by the Johnstown Downtown Development Association, this community event provides fun for the whole family. This event brings the community together to celebrate Cinco De Mayo with food, activities, and entertainment! Activities and entertainment include Mariachi Band, Heritage Dancers, Hourly Piñatas, Mexican Food Trucks, Downtown Specials and so much more.

Event Road Closure Notification - Parish Ave from Hwy 60 north to North 2nd Street will be closed to all through traffic on Saturday, May 6 from around 11am-6pm. Charlotte Street from Parish East to Rutherford will also be closed. Please use CR13 or CR15 to CR50 to navigate around this closure.

Johnstown Business of the Month for March 2023

Congratulations to March’s Business of the Month - Crumbl Cookies! Bringing friends and family together over a box of the best cookies in the world! “Our 170+ unique cookie flavors rotate weekly and are served in our famous pink box.”

Address: 4948 Thompson Pkwy, Johnstown CO 80534


Facebook: @CrumblCookies

You can learn more about the Business of the Month program at

Stay informed & get involved: PUBLIC COMMENT

Did you know that every regular Town Council meeting has an opportunity for Public Comment? Public Comment is a time at the beginning of every meeting where the public can speak to the Mayor, Councilmembers, and Town Administration about issues or topics that are important to them.

  • Public Comments should be 3 minutes or less
  • Public Comments can be submitted online to be read at the Town Council meeting if you cannot attend in person
  • Public Comments can be related to anything except for a topic on the evening’s agenda that already has a designated Public Hearing for it.

Learn more at

April 3 - Town Council Meeting at 7pm

April 3-11 - Tree Voucher Pickup 8am-5pm at Town Hall

April 12 - Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting at 7pm

April 13 - Arbor Day Tree Pickup at JPD

April 17 Town Council Meeting at 7pm

April 19 - Weld County Food Bank @ YMCA from 9-10:30am

April 22 - DEA Drug take Back, 10am-2pm at JPD

April 22 - Spring Clean Up Day, 8am-1pm at CR17 and CR46.5

Last week of April - Tornado Siren test, weather dependent

April 26 - Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting at 7pm


Find our online Community Calendar at 

Garbage and Recycling - Find more info online at

Service on Mondays or Wednesdays, garbage weekly and recycling every other week. For questions regarding alley/curbside pick up, call Waste Connections at 303-288-2100 

Johnstown WEST of CO Blvd

Monday Pick Up

*Recycling dates below*

April 3 & 17

May 1, 15 & 30 (Tuesday because of the holiday)

Johnstown EAST of CO Blvd

Wednesday Pick Up 

*Recycling dates below*

April 5 & 19

May 3, 17 & 31


Saturday, June 3, 2023

Johnstown’s BBQ Day is nearly here. In just 3 months, community members and families will gather

around Parish Park for the celebration of the summer. You can already do a few exciting things on the

Johnstown BBQ Day website ( such as Nominate your Resident, Youth, and

Business of the Year for recognition, check out the new parade route downtown, sign up to volunteer at the event, or sign up to be a vendor at the event. Check it out at

The Senior Center is accepting aluminum cans and Hays receipts. The Center will begin to host trips to Colorado Rockies games once a month starting April 30. Our regular monthly activities include an exercise class, Tai Chi Chih, and Yoga. The Center also has a Friendly Fork nutritional meal on Wednesdays, please RSVP for those meals no later than the Tuesday prior.  

For more information, go to or contact Shirley by email or phone 970-587-5251.

It's that time of year again! Beginning on April 5, the artistic talents of our communities' elementary school students will be on full display at the Glenn A Jones MD Memorial Library. The children's art will remain on display until the end of the month, which coincides with National Library Week, April 23-29. Stop by and show your support of children's art and your local library.

Call 970-587-2459, follow us on social media, or visit for more detailed information about the Glenn A Jones Memorial Library.

Are your kids ready for summer? We're looking forward to seeing them at the Johnstown Community YMCA! We will be hosting School Age Summer Camp programs, Sports Camps (including e-sports), and drop-in activities for middle school age youth through our Youth Passport program. For more information on upcoming summer programs at the YMCA, please visit the following related links:

Visit, or stop by to see us at 165 Settlers Way.

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