2021 Summer News for Your Neighborhood#
June is Pride Month!#
Everyone deserves to feel safe, to feel included, to be seen. We believe that Fort Collins is a city of neighbors who look out for each other and whose kindness is a huge part of our community’s resilience.
Did you catch this article in The Coloradoan? The best neighborhoods are welcoming and inclusive.
Consider sharing a welcoming message in the window of your home, letting your LGBTQIA+ neighbors and others with diverse identities know that all are welcome on your block. Choose from these three free printables.
Organize a #WalkWithMe event in your neighborhood. Help your neighbors feel like they belong.
Special Events, Block Party Trailer, Permits, and More!#
Since the easing of public health orders regarding COVID-19 in the past week, our office has been busy reviewing permit applications and answering inquiries regarding special events. If you would like to stay in the loop about upcoming events, check out our Special Events Calendar to see which events are currently in the review process. Some favorites coming back this year are the Taste of Fort Collins, Fort Collins Fitness Festival, FORTitude 10K, Fort Collins Thanksgiving Day Run and many more!
We are also happy to announce that the Block Party Trailer is now open for reservations! The trailer is available for events taking place on weekends in June, July, August, and September. The trailer will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and reservations fill up quickly. Certain blackout dates apply, especially over holiday weekends and during Neighborhood Night Out.
To reserve the block party trailer and/or close a street for a block party, a block party permit is required. Information about how to apply for a block party permit can be found on the Special Events homepage here. Please note: Applicants will be required to clean trailer equipment after use according to COVID-19 safety guidelines. Availability of the trailer is contingent on current Larimer County Health Department guidelines for public gatherings.
Last but not least, we are excited to have aboard the new Lead Event Specialist, Elodie Vigneron. If you have any questions regarding special events, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 970-416-2303. Additionally, the Special Events Office has moved from Neighborhood Services into the Emergency Preparedness and Security Department. Our office is now located at 215 N. Mason Street.
Round 2 mini-grant applications are open#
Neighborhood Services provides mini grants to residents for activities that promote positive neighboring and community improvements.
The focus of Round 2 mini grants is Sustainability. How can your activity or project better connect neighbors? How can youth plan and participate?
Our Sustainable Neighborhoods project ideas can help you blast off with a grant idea. Consider...
- vehicle maintenance workshop
- fertilizer and pesticide reduction campaign
- hard to recycle event
- weatherization workshop
- helping hands network
And so much more! We are happy to help you brainstorm.
Grant awards typically range from $150 - $1000. Get all the details on our mini-grant webpage.
City of Fort Collins Mediation Services is accepting new volunteers!#
The City uses professionally trained volunteer mediators to provide mediation services to the Fort Collins community. Volunteers are required to have the 40 hour mediation basics certification prior to volunteering. Click here to view our application.
Learn more about the volunteer application process or contact email@example.com with questions.
Friendly reminders from Code Compliance#
Some things about this spring and summer will be different, others will be the same!
Grasses and weeds can be seen sprouting throughout the City along with your favorite spring flowers. With sunny and warm days ahead, it’s important to remember the responsibilities that come with this season. Like many communities, City of Fort Collins Municipal Code contains weed/grass height restrictions of six (6) inches on developed residential and commercial properties and twelve (12) inches on undeveloped properties. If your lawn becomes too overgrown, you may receive a letter from the City that asks that you mow within a 7-day period. If the weeds and grasses have not been cut by then, the City can work with homeowners on a reasonable extension. After that, the City may send a licensed contractor out to mow the property, and the owner will be billed for the work completed.
To help keep your neighborhood beautiful, we encourage friendly, open communication with your neighbors about weeds and yard care. If you are experiencing ongoing issues around weed management or yard maintenance, or for general information, feel free to contact your neighborhood’s Code Compliance Inspector at (970) 224-6046, who will be happy to help!