How is  it still so hot?!?
Things to know and things to watch for this late summer/early fall in Paonia!
Streets/Alley: Town street repairs and overlays to begin throughout Town in the next couple of weeks. This will include but may not be limited to, the 100 block of Clark Avenue, 200 block of Dorris Avenue, patch repairs on 2nd Street, patch repairs on 3rd Street, patch repairs on Main Avenue (following the culvert repair to begin in next 7-10 days), patch repairs on 300 block of Over the next few weeks Public Works will be doing cleanup and tree/bush trimming in the alleys where items and landscaping are impeding the trash truck. If you have found yourself storing or placing items in the alley’s please remove them to avoid damage or removal by Town.
The Town has been awarded a CDOT grant to explore ideas to revitalize Grand Avenue. Watch for temporary modifications along Grand and give us your feedback!
The Town park grass is not in great shape. While we’ve had the best laid plans, due to a late start in response to restricted activities early on related to COVID-19, reduced staffing (public works was down 2 staff members since February of this year) and other priorities coming to the forefront, the parks were not watered routinely. It is a hard thing to recover from once we are in the season. We are happy to announce that seeing this continuing deficiency in our efforts, we have filled a vacancy in public works with a staff member who comes with extensive landscaping and parks maintenance experience! We cannot fix what is already done, but look forward to his efforts moving forward. Welcome Anthony!
Parks trees – The sensation box elder in Poulos Park is being relocated to Lee’s Park. a new Oak is being planted in Town Park, a new tree is being planted in Apple Valley Park, and two trees are being planted in Poulos Park, all in mid-September.
SPRING CLEAN! the FALL – The Town’s cleanup event is scheduled for the week of September 14th to 18th. A roll-off dumpster will be available at Town Park. In order to reduce costs, once the dumpster fills we will not have it replaced. Please do not use the roll-off for standard household trash or items easily placed out near your regular trash pick up.
Sidewalk repairs will begin next week. Sidewalks to be repaired are 3rd Street from Onarga Ave. to Poplar Ave. 300 Block of Box elder Avenue, 3rd and Grand Avenue, a section on 4th St between Onarga and Poplar. Tree stump grinding will occur in tandem with sidewalk repairs.
Should you have nay questions or comments, please, let me know! 970-527-4101.
Voluntary Water Restrictions Requested:

9/2/2020 UPDATE: Our tank is full! Keep up the good work so we can avoid mandatory restrictions! Corinne

 Paonia Water update - 8/27/2020: WAY TO GO Paonia water users! Your work to reduce use is having exactly the affect on our system and storage we hoped for. Our storage tank continues to replenish and currently is just under 23 feet. Please stay diligent, water supply to the springs will continue to drop usually through September, where they hold steady until March, when they begin to increase. All of us working together prevents the need for harsher restrictions. On behalf of the Town Administration and staff we can't say well done and thank YOU for making this happen enough.
The Town of Paonia strongly encourages all residents to follow voluntary watering restrictions in the interest of water conservation during the current drought situation. Please reduce water use to domestic use only and refrain from extra uses such as filling pools, landscaping and/or irrigation use.
Why Watering Restrictions?
Water conservation is always an important goal. In the event of drought conditions, the Town will occasionally need to place and enforce mandatory watering restrictions in order to conserve water for the most necessary purposes to support the health, safety and welfare of our community and to ensure that our water supply is not depleted. For this reason, The Town is strongly encouraging all domestic water users voluntarily reduce water use to domestic use only and refrain from landscaping and/or irrigation use.
The Town will continue to monitor water usage and may enact mandatory restrictions at a later date.
Thank you, Corinne

8/17/2020 @ 2:05PM

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