Responding to the Storms: Your City at Work
May 2015, Arvada residents can rest assured that City staff had their safety foremost on their minds during last weekend's storms. Heavy rains and saturated grounds resulted in weather-related concerns throughout the community, and employees from wastewater crews to police officers kept a close eye on storm drains, construction runoff, creek flows, etc. to minimize property damage and ensure the safety of citizens. Crews kept drains clear of debris, monitored pumps, and provided sand to the Fire Department and property owners along Leyden Creek which was threatening homes in the Cameo Estates area. Beginning the evening of Saturday, May 9, the snow plows came out to keep Arvada’s roads safe for motorists. And, in addition to handling weather related issues, City staff continued the Spring Curbside Cleanup program and provided staff, trucks, and trailers to assist the Post Office's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive for the Arvada Community Food Bank. Throughout the weekend and often late into the evening, City management kept in constant communication with first responders to ensure that they had the resources they needed, and kept the City’s website up to date with the latest information for Arvada residents.