Your Johnstown Newsletter March 2023 Issue

Is the Town trying to get in touch with you?

The Town could be reaching out to residents regarding a number of things from area road construction to water meter replacement. The Town will do this by either sending you verified USPS mail with Town branding, stopping by in person with a branded door hang, or giving you a call at the phone number that you provided with your utilities.

Why is this important?

It is important to engage when the Town reaches out because the Town conducts government business that serves YOU, such as street or infrastructure repairs, maintenance of Town equipment, and managing the operation of your day to day utilities. The Town is likely reaching out to coordinate details with you or gather your input.

Recent Outreach - Home Water Meter Replacement

Recent outreach regarding water meter replacement is an example of the Town getting in touch with residents to improve the quality of service at the home. As time passes, equipment, like water meters age and become less reliable. When this happens, it is important to replace the water meter so that it can communicate properly with the meter reading system. If the Town has reached out to you about water meter replacement, we encourage you to give us a call to set up an appointment so that we can install the newest equipment for you.

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Carlson Blvd and Hwy 60 Traffic Signal: Project Update

Intersection improvements are on their way for the intersection of Hwy 60 and Carlson Blvd. These improvements include a traffic signal and pedestrian crossing. Notably, this project will help mitigate the intense traffic at the intersection as a result of growing neighborhoods and the two new schools built in the area. The traffic signal design is complete and plans have been approved by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for the Hwy 60 and Carlson Blvd intersection. The Town is currently out to bid for the contractor of the project but has already ordered the equipment due to long lead times on this type of equipment. The Town is actively working on safer and friendlier transportation along the Hwy 60 corridor in partnership with CDOT and Weld County (in areas). Recommendations for future improvements related to many of the Hwy 60 pain points can be found in the Hwy 60 Feasibility study completed last winter at

South Water Tank: Project Update

The South Water Tank has changed a lot since a year ago. This time last year, residents were able to drive CR 17 and see the tall candy cane structure (derrick crane) just to the west of CR 17 and north of CR 40. The tank and its partner project, the South Tank mainline, were started in late summer 2021 and are nearing completion this year. You can see the tank in its many phases below, but something that you cannot see is the near 35,000 linear feet of pipeline that has been installed to connect this water tank to the water treatment plant near HWY 60 and CO Blvd. While utilities crews work hard every single day to bring quality water and sewer services to Johnstown homes and businesses, large infrastructure projects like this are built over the course of a few years and aim to further improve and provide service for current and future residents of the Town.

Johnstown Business of the Month for February 2023

Congratulations to February’s Business of the Month - our local TBK Bank! Find a wide range of personal and business services to provide convenience for life on the go. Let the TBK Johnstown Team help you work through setting up a checking or savings account, loan or other digital solution.

Address: 10 Angove St., Johnstown CO 80534


Facebook: @TBKBankJohnstown

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

SAVE THE DATE – Arbor Day Tree Give Away on April 13

Tree Voucher Pick up at Town Hall is April 3-11

In celebration of Arbor Day and being a Tree City USA, the Town will do a 2023 Tree Give Away! Residents can pick up a tree voucher from Town Hall during regular business hours (8am-5pm). 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

SAVE THE DATE - SHRED Event at the PD - June 17, 2023 from 10am-2pm

Make sure to mark the date of this year’s SHRED event on your calendar - Saturday, June 17, 2023 at the Johnstown Police Department at 430 South Parish Ave. Protect your identity by safely destroying documents with on-site mobile shredding. Johnstown residents can bring up to 3 boxes or 1 large trash bag of papers. This drive-through event is for Johnstown residents and proof of residency will be required to participate. Updated information for this event can be found at

Letford Elementary School Demolition: Project Update

Letford Elementary School is in the process of demolition, which includes the building, the foundation, and full grading of the area upon completion of the demolition. While the project is well underway, crews

will continue to work throughout the month of March,

including Saturdays. When the ground is clear, the space will become a beautiful new neighborhood park with recreational amenities. At this time, there is no dedicated plan for what the Letford property park will look like, but Town Administration is dedicating this year to understanding the asks of the community related to recreation and plans to reach out to residents for input as the planning phase for this property begins.

Don’t let them run off! Leash your dog when out in public!

Last month we talked about licensing your pet, which can be an important way to recover a lost pet. Another way to avoid a rogue pet altogether is to make sure your dog is always leashed up. While leashing your dog can save you from having to search for your fur baby all morning, it is also Municipal Code to keep your dog leashed (10 feet or less) when out in public or off of private property for the safety of Fur-Friend, you, and others in the community. Check out Section 7-122 to learn more about required control of your pet in public. Municipal Code can be found at

Stay informed & get involved: TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS

Do you know how much happens at Town Council Meetings? Enough that Town Council Meetings generally happen at least twice a month! If you come to a meeting, you can expect:

  • A dedicated public comment section every meeting to listen to YOU
  • Dedicated and passionate conversation about present and upcoming Town decisions
  • To meet the Council Members and Town Staff who work hard to keep Johnstown a great place to be
  • Regular public hearings on land use, RFP rewards, and other Town initiatives.

See what’s happening at the next meeting by visiting

March 6 - Town Council Meeting at 7pm

March 8 - Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting at 7pm

March 17 - Weld County Food Bank @ YMCA from 9-10:30am

March 20 Town Council Meeting at 7pm

March 22 - Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting at 7pm


Find our online Community Calendar at 


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. While the local community of volunteers that make up the BBQ Day Committee continue to pull together an exciting event, they are already looking for vendors interested in hosting a tent at the event and organizations interested in being a part of the parade. You can find more information about Johnstown BBQ Day at the website

From reading to creating, there is something for everyone at the Glenn A

Jones Memorial Library. You never know what you might find as you

browse the shelves or peek in the windows of the Maker Space!

Call 970-587-2459, follow us on social media, or visit for

more detailed information about the Glenn A Jones Memorial Library.

The Johnstown Downtown Development Association (JDDA) is a collective

of local businesses both within the Historic Downtown area and throughout

Johnstown. The JDDA hosts a number of community events as a collaboration

of local business volunteers. You can check out the JDDA’s membership,

become a member, or sign up for 2023 events with the JDDA by visiting

Spring is right around the corner and so are spring youth sports at the Johnstown Community YMCA! Programs being offered this season include volleyball, lacrosse, soccer and Sports of All Sorts (a sports sampler teaching basic skills of several sports). Information and registration for the sports programs is available at our website or stop by to see us!

Johnstown Historical Society Annual Events

We are looking forward to spending time with the community at this year’s upcoming annual events!

Cemetery Crawl | Quilt Fair | Holiday Open House & more

Make sure to keep an eye out on our website and Facebook for dates and tickets: or Facebook@JohnstownHistoricalSociety_Colorado

The Senior Center is accepting aluminum cans and Hays receipts. There is a mystery trip planned for March 23rd, an Eagles hockey

game on March 21st and Casino trip on March 16th. Our regular monthly activities include an exercise class, Tai Chi Chih, and yoga.

For more information, go to

Contact: Shirley: or 970-587-5251

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*

March 8 & 22

April 3 & 17

Johnstown EAST of CO Blvd

Wednesday Pick Up 

*Recycling dates below*

March 8 & 22

April 5 & 19

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