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INSIDE u Spring Clean Up It’s a great time to be part of the positive momentum in Lafayette! The Lafayette Connection encourages residents to be BE A PART OF IT— engaged and informed about COMMUNITY LIFE, HEALTHY LIFESTYLES, and SUSTAINABLE LIVING in Lafayette. The Lafayette Connection is published three times a year, connecting you with your community. Lafayette Public Works’ annual Spring Clean Up service Permanent Water Conservation Measures Enacted u B e A Part Of...Shopping,  Three emergency water conservation measures put into place during the 2013 drought have been enacted as permanent restrictions. City Council determined these practices to be beneficial conservation practices for Lafayette regardless of drought conditions. dining, and craft brewing in Lafayette u B e A Part Of...Fresh, local  produce u Emerald Ash Borer Emergency quarantine in Boulder county u N EW! Prescription Drug  Take Back Service No outdoor irrigation may occur between the hours of 10:00am and 6:00pm. Exceptions are residential hand watering with a hose, and the irrigation of commercial agriculture, city-owned athletic fields and the city-operated golf course. Excessive overrun of water onto any area not covered by vegetation such as sidewalks, curbs, gutters, streets and other paved areas is prohibited. The spraying down or washing of any paved area, such as a private driveway, with a hose is not allowed. u City Events Calendar For additional information and FAQ’s visit ci t y o f l a fay e t t e . com Lafayette’s One Megawatt Solar Garden is Up and Running In January Lafayette’s one megawatt solar garden site began producing clean energy for City facilities, local businesses, and low income residents. The 12-acre solar garden, located on Highway 7 east of County Line Road, will annually offset 1,034 metric tons of carbon dioxide which is the equivalent of placing 213 zero-emission passenger vehicles on the road. These 3,300 solar panels were installed at no cost to Lafayette taxpayers through an innovative development contract and a partnership with Xcel Energy. Lafayette is a leader in Colorado for clean energy implementation. We were first in the state to complete a comprehensive facility energy audit through the Governor’s Office, producing $1.2 million in energy improvements and resulting in energy cost savings to the city and an annual reduction of our carbon footprint. Lafayette is also currently involved in renewable energy generation through five solar photovoltaic systems on city owned facilities and a methane gas project at the water reclamation plant. Three electric vehicle charging stations and three e-bike charging stations are available in town at no cost to users. Because Lafayette earned a “Solar Friendly Community” designation, residents are eligible for a $500 discount on solar system installations through participating installers. For more information visit:

Lafayette Connection - Spring 2014 Issue

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