Berthoud Weekly Surveyor April 3, 2014 Page 3
YOUR VOICE To the editor: I found it ironic that on page one of last week’s Surveyor, we are touched by a child’s legacy and his message to be kind to everyone yet, on page four, we read what adults can do to each other through hurtful letters, emails and fliers. Is this some kind of generation gap? By the time one becomes an adult, kindness and respect are reserved only for one’s friends and family? Let’s hope not! On the last page of the paper, Julia Sabados is quoted as saying, “Live your life the best you can because you don’t know what will happen tomorrow.” — Wisdom for ALL ages. Diane T Levy Berthoud To the editor: I thought it quite important to address the short-sighted political cartoon that the Surveyor unfortunately printed in the March 20 edition. Saving those who need help is a temporary device, not a way of life to
continue indefinitely. That sentiment is accurate. I think any political party would agree to that, even the Democrats. What we have created in this country is so many devices that a person need not concern themselves with self-reliance and personal responsibility. Self-reliance and personal responsibility have always been the bedrock of the conservative forum. Even my close, and successful, left-wing friends believe that personal responsibility and self-reliance are extremely important and absolutely essential. One believes that the government should do more to help and the other believes that the government’s help should be limited. Of course, a balance needs to be struck, the debate is just where, when and for how long. This argument can be taken from the halls of government to our own front door. Personal responsibility starts in the home. I see many, if not most, children having nearly all desires provided for them today. We are not talking basic necessities, but all things beyond that. A strong work ethic begins at a young
age. First with household chores, then when a little older, doing various jobs or such to earn their own money. As a former supervisor in a major retail business, I was shocked to see the lack of personal and work discipline that I encountered. (I was also amazed at the lack of professional appearance shown at a job interview!) I might also point out that video gaming and endless texting are not skills required for most jobs. One note to employers here: if you want your employees to stop texting while working, you need to do the same! While I am on my band wagon here, one thing that has lagged behind is the wage. Sure there are many a professional wage earners out there, but there are some wages that have not changed much in the last 20 or so years. I think this is in part because some businesses owners like to see how much they can get for themselves and how little to pay their workers. If your business requires others to make it successful, then should not all who made it successful share in the rewards and not just the parties at the top? This is not a Democrat or Republican thing, it is a responsible thing. This is personal responsibility that
Mission statement: To serve the Berthoud community with news and information and to record history for future generations. needs to be shown from the top of the organization. And finally, there is another personal responsibility that most of us can display from our own door step here in Berthoud. Did you know that that pizza delivery guy (or gal) earns about the same actual wage today as he did 20 or even 30 years ago? This is a tip-dependent job. Some people are stuck in the past when it comes to tipping. You need to take into account that you are hiring someone to deliver hot food to your door using their own personal vehicle. Your responsibility is to pay them a fair wage for their time and vehicle expense. You are the one hiring their service. A fair tip for a shortdistance order starts at about $5. If they drive a few miles to get to you, you need to consider $10 or so. If they have to drive 10 or 12 miles in one direction to get to you, you need to be responsible in your consideration that they are taking the better part of an hour to get to you and back and the amount of gas used. $15 or even $20 would be appropriate for that delivery person. $20 for a tip? Absolutely. What is your time worth? What is being personally responsible worth?
My two-cents worth (adjusted for inflation, of course), Dale Nelson Berthoud To the editor: My comment is the disgust I have for the people against the Haworth Annexation! I am tired of listening to people from the county complaining someone is going to develop next to them or in their area. Who developed your property? We all live in what was once a field or farm. Those owners have the right to develop their property. Who are you to tell them NO? You make up lies and act like the town board has made some huge illegal mistake. What gives you the right to say no to the Haworths? They were there probably before any of you came along! Boundaries change; that is how towns and cities grow. It isn’t like they leap-frogged miles away from the current boundary. It is right across the street. We also don’t need to vote every time the board makes a decision! That’s what they were elected for! Steve Coseo Berthoud
COMMUNITYCALENDAR Send your calendar items regarding non-profit organizations only to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday at noon. Friday, April 4 April 4 holiday lunch, “Springtime In The Rockies” from Fannie Palmer’s Pantry will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the McCarty Fickel house museum at 645 Seventh St. Berthoud. The cost of the lunch is $12 per person and will include a descriptive narration about the 1916 museum. Seating is limited and reservations are necessary by calling Virginia 970-344-5160 by noon on Thursday, April 3. Saturday, April 5 Antique Appraisal Day April 5, 2014 — Berthoud Historical Society hosts its eighth annual Antique Appraisal Day at the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum on April 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be manned by veteran appraisers from Lone Tree Antiques in Eaton and Aspen Gold Antiques in Greeley. Their specialties include old musical instruments, pottery, crocks, stoneware, lamps, costume jewelry, watches, clocks, coins, toys, American Indian baskets, beadwork, weapons, clothing, photographs, cowboy saddles, tack, spurs, bridles, bits, chaps, Civil War artifacts, old photographs, paintings, prints, books, stained glass, historic documents, antique weapons, quilts, samplers, coverlets, and advertising items. No gems or fine jewelry will be appraised at the event. Those who want to know the value of a piece of furniture are advised to leave the item at home and bring a photograph in its place. Appraisals will be limited to three per person. There is a nominal fee of $5 per item for members of the Berthoud Historical Society and $7 for non-members. For more information call the LTVPM at 970532-2147. Thursday, April 10 An informational meeting on the transition of the Larimer County School Resource Officer coming into Berthoud High School, Turner, Ivy and Berthoud Elementary will be held on April 10, 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at BHS. Please plan on attending. Thursday, April 24 Berthoud Parents As Teachers event at the Berthoud Community Center from 6-8 p.m. All Berthoud families with preschoolers (prenatal- 5 years) are welcome to join us for dinner and a class “Safe and Healthy Food Choices.” Make your reservation by calling 970-2150305 or 970-215-2798 or email rhonda@ thefamilycenterfc.org. Website http:// berthoudpat.weebly.com. Saturday, April 26 “Victorian Tea Time” will be served at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the McCarty Fickel House Museum, 645 Seventh St. Berthoud. The cost is $20 per person and don’t miss this chance to enjoy luxurious tea and an assortment of finger sandwiches, and sweet tasty treats. A “teapot contest” will be held and ladies are invited to share/bring their favorite
teapot (at their own risk) and prizes will be awarded. Gini Rifkin, well known romance novelist, will have her books for sale. Seating is limited and reservations are necessary. Call Virginia 970-344-5160 by noon April 21. Announcements All special needs friends aged 16+ are invited to the Annual Special Needs Prom at Brookside Gardens on April 12 from 6-9 p.m. Free up-dos and dresses will be available from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 5 Stones Student Center. If you would like to register for the dance, contact Kim Land at email@example.com or 970-532-9886. If you would like to register for a free updo, please contact Kim Yordt at kyordt@ gmail.com or 970-590-8298. Volunteers are needed too. Larimer County reservoir boat ramp hours for April — Boating hours at Larimer County Parks will expand beginning Tuesday, April 1. Boat Ramp Hours April 1 – April 30 Horsetooth Reservoir County Park South Bay Ramp - 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Inlet Bay Boat Ramp 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Satanka Boat Ramp 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday Only Carter Lake Reservoir County Park North Ramp – 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. For information about annual and daily entrance permits, boat inspections, and reservoir conditions for fishing visit www. larimer.orgnaturalresources. May is Older Americans Month, a perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the older adults and caregivers in our community. The Larimer County Office on Aging will host an awards ceremony, Thursday, May 8, 2014, honoring one outstanding senior volunteer and one outstanding family caregiver in our community. The Office on Aging is requesting nominations from the public for these awards. All nomination forms must be turned in or postmarked by April 11, 2014. Nomination forms and criteria for the awards can be found at www.larimer.org/ seniors or by calling the Office on Aging at 970-498-7751. Since 1963, communities across the nation have come together to celebrate Older Americans Month — a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to recognizing the contributions and achievements of older Americans. Larimer County Guided Hikes and Events • Wednesdays, April 2 and 16 “Nature Notes Club Meeting.” Join the Nature Notes Club for their regular April meeting. You’ll get the chance to journal, paint, photograph and more with this fun group of people. This program will be stationary with some easy walking. Approximately three hour program. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and bring along all of your journaling supplies. Nature Notes meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of the month, usually during the day. Contact Heather at 970- 619-4489 for more details, such as time and location. • Monday, April 7 at 10 a.m. “Tiny
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Trekkers.” Join Larimer County naturalists for a special program designed for your toddler and you. This program at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland, off of Highway 34, will be a morning filled with crafts, stories and fun facts. A parent or guardian must accompany the child for this hour-long program. After the program, feel free to explore the open space with your child. Program is free. Please go to larimer.org/ NRregistrationto sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at 970-619-4489. • Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. “Bone up on your Backbone.” Join naturalists Caroline and Jay for a nature hike designed to expose the secret world of Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off of Highway 34. They’ll give you insight into human history and geology of this famous local landmark. Hike rating: Easy. Approximately two hour program. Please bring water for the trail and dress appropriately for the weather. Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to larimer.org/NRregistration to sign up. Please direct questions to Heather at 970619-4489. Native Plant Master participants learn about Colorado’s natural landscapes. People who would like to learn about the wildflowers of Colorado and native landscaping can take the Native Plant Master® course offered through Colorado State University Extension in Larimer County. Courses are taught outdoors at locations in Larimer County. Applications for the 2014 courses offered in Larimer County are due by March 15, 2014. For more information and to obtain an application, visit the CSU Larimer County Extension Web page at www.larimer.org/ ext or contact the extension office at 970498-6000. The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is taking nominations for the eighth Joseph Jabaily Public Health Hero Award. The Jabaily award was created by the Larimer County Board of Health in honor and in memory of Dr. Joseph Jabaily, a Loveland neurologist, community activist, volunteer and member of many boards in the county who died tragically after an accident in a charity bicycle race in summer of 2004. The award honors an individual or group who has contributed in an extraordinary way to public health in Larimer County or has made an outstanding contribution to public health in Larimer County over time. Nominations must be submitted in writing, either online or on a PDF file from the award website at http://www. larimer.org/boards/public_health_hero.cfm. Nominations are due by 5 p.m., Monday, March 31. House of Neighborly Service still needs food of all kinds, especially breakfast cereal and peanut butter. Urgent need for paper products. BHS woodworking classes are looking for any unwanted hardwood or softwood boards for student projects. We can also use Corian countertop pieces of various sizes. Please contact Robb Sommerfeld at 970-613-7719 or Robert. firstname.lastname@example.org. Do you have a problem with math? Free math-tutoring services are provided every Wednesday from 1:10 - 3 p.m. in room 135 at BHS. This informal service for students of any math subject including AP math subjects is provided by a former math
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teacher. You got a problem with chemistry? There is help. Free tutoring services are provided every Thursday from 6:30 – 8 p.m in room 135. This is an open, informal environment for all AP Chemistry and Chemistry II students. This is a volunteer service provided by a chemist with 20+ years professional experience. Scheduled Meetings AARP meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the Lions Depot on Third Steet at 5 p.m. for a covered-dish supper. Please bring something to share with everyone. For more information, please contact Curtis Wilson at 532-2638. Al-Anon is an anonymous fellowship that offers support to people whose lives have been affected by relatives and friends who suffer from the disease of alcoholism. Anonymity is protected at all times. A weekly Al-Anon meeting is held in the nursery of the First Presbyterian Church of Berthoud (531 Eighth St.) on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please enter through the main door on Eighth Street, then go straight ahead into the nursery. An elevator is available for those who might need it. For more information, contact Liz at 970-290-4359. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the Berthoud Lions Club every Monday and Friday nights from 8 to 9 p.m. Anyone desiring to quit drinking is welcome. There are no dues or fees. For more information, please call 532-4653. A Balance and Fall Prevention Class is being held weekly. It’s free. Drop-ins are welcome to attend. Classes are held at the Berthoud Area Community Center every Tuesday from 9 -9:45 a.m. Please call 970532-2730 for more information. Berthoud Area Transportation Service (BATS) is available for Berthoud residents on a demand-response basis. Call 532-3049 to make a reservation or for more information. Service is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Berthoud Fire Protection District board meets on the third Tuesday of every month at the Berthoud Area Community Center, 248 Welch Ave. Agendas are available two days prior to the meetings by calling 532-2264. All meetings are open to the public. Berthoud Library board meets on the first Wednesday of every month in the library community room at 7 p.m. Berthoud Lions Club meets on the first and third Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. at the Lions Depot at Third and Massachusetts. The depot is available for rent. Contact Sam Waldo at 532-2001. For more information about the Lions Club call Bob Talley at 532-2228. The Lions are available to loan out supplies for handicapped or disabled people. Contact John Bona, 970-532-2605, Bob Talley, 970532-2228 or Curtis Wilson at 970-532-2638. Berthoud Parents As Teachers is a free service for all families living in Berthoud who are expecting a child or with children ages birth to five. It includes personalized visits/parent education, group meetings and developmental screenings. Bilingual services available. Contact Rhonda Richer at 970-215-0305 or Rhonda@thefamilycenterfc.org. http:// berthoudpat.weebly.com. Berthoud TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every Wednesday at 8 a.m. at the Lions Club depot. Call Julie for
Berthoud Community Library District Story times and Events: April 2014 Three ways to play at Berthoud Community Library during spring break The Great Stuffed Animal Library Overnight Adventure April 4-5 — Three years old and up Here at the Berthoud Community Library, we know how stuffed animals are important members of your family. Therefore, we love having them visit the library and stay overnight for a Stuffed Animal Overnight Adventure. Drop your animal off on Friday, April 4, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Who knows what might happen overnight when they all get together. Pick up your animal the next morning, Saturday, April 5, from 9 - 11 a.m. We will give you a report and pictures of your animal’s library adventure.
information at 970-587-6424. TOPS is a non-profit, non-commercial weight-loss support group. First Presbyterian Church adult bible study, every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Facilitated by Rev. Jerry Groves. Eighth Steet and Massachusetts Avenue. Everyone welcome. Friends of the Library board meets in the library community room at 3 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Historic Preservation Advisory Committee meets monthly on the second Monday at 7 p.m. in the Town of Berthoud offices boardroom. For information call 970581-4603. Job’s Daughters Bethel #37 meets on the first and third Friday of each month at 7:15 p.m. at the Longmont Masonic Building, 312 Main St. The organization is open to girls between the ages of 10 and 20 who are interested in self-improvement and service to community. For details contact Megan Fritts 970-213-9050. All girls are welcome. Justin Bauer Memorial Post #67 of the American Legion meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Berthoud Area Community Center, 7 p.m. Contact Paul Talafuse for more information, 5324498. Larimer County Commissioner Tom Donnelly is in Berthoud the fourth Wednesday of every month at the Lighthouse Cafe at 8:30 a.m. The Larimer County Republican office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up to volunteer and help with voter registration, set up and staff booths at events, walk in the parades, make phone calls, assist in your precinct and many other activities. 4020 S. College Ave., Unit 11 in Fort Collins. 970-224-2577 or www.larimerGOP.org. Larimer County Open Lands — All meetings will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month with the exception of November and December at 500 E. Third St. in Loveland. Meeting time is from 5 – 8 p.m. Please call 679-4534 if you need more information. Larimer County Planning Commission meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Hearing Room, 200 W. Oak St., first floor, Fort Collins. www. larimer.org/bcc/meetings. Little Thompson Water District Board of Directors meeting dates and agendas are posted on their website at www.ltwd. org. The district office is at 835 E. Highway 56, Berthoud. Longs Peak Networking meets every Tuesday at 9 a.m. with the goal of assisting with your job search or overall career development. lpnet.org. Life Bridge Church, west on Highway 66 from the intersection of Highway 287 (Main St.), Longmont. Main entrance on west side. Moms in Touch is currently meeting to pray for our school-aged students, teachers, staff and schools each Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. We would love to have you join us at Grace Place (upstairs). Any questions, contact Kim Land at 532-9886. Planning Commission meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7 p.m. at town hall. Reminisce meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at 11 a.m. in the Berthoud Area Community Center. Rural Alternative For Transportation (RAFT) is available for seniors and disabled adults who reside outside of the town of Berthoud but within the Berthoud Fire Protection District. Phone the Berthoud Community Center 970-532-2730 to register as a rider to receive rides to and from Berthoud, Loveland or Longmont, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thompson School District meeting schedule, March 2014. April 9 - BOE Special Meeting Work Session I, Administration Board Room April 16 - BOE Regular Business Meeting at Berthoud High School Tree Advisory Committee meets on the third Monday of each month at town hall at 6 p.m. Wisdom Seekers will be meeting every Thursday, 9-11 a.m. at Grace Place in Berthoud, beginning Aug. 29 through March 2014. To register, or for more information, please contact Jill at 970-532-4936 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Donna at 303-7754006 or email@example.com. LEGAL NOTICE The Board of Trustees of the Town of Berthoud adopted the following ordinance at the meeting on March 25, 2014. The full text of the ordinance is available at the Town of Berthoud website: berthoud.org ORDINANCE NO. 1177 AN ORDINANCE MODIFYING THE WILSON RANCH ANNEXATION AND DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT PUBLISH: April 3, 2014