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Bennett Arts Council and UACED Announce 2020 Eastern Plains Summer Concert Series

The Bennett Arts Council and Unincorporated Arapahoe County Economic Development will be hosting six free concerts in the months of July, August and September. 

The series will consist of three ‘Party in the Park’ concerts, the first held virtually on the Town of Bennett’s Facebook page or website (townofbennett.colorado.gov) and the other two held at Trupp Park in Bennett, CO, and three ‘Music on the Farm’ concerts at May Farms in Byers, CO. Each concert will begin at 6:00 P.M. The summer concert series will be held on the following dates: 

Town Board Meeting Updates

The Town of Bennett Board of Trustees meetings are scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The public is encouraged and welcome to attend these meetings. If you cannot attend these meetings, however, we invite you to sign up for our new eNewsletter with board meeting updates.
 
Starting in July, the "Board Broadcast" will be sent out on the Thursday following each Board meeting and will include updates and a summary of what took place in the meeting. If you would like to receive our newest eNewsletter, please sign up below.

Town of Bennett Debuts Bennett Community Garden and Mural Wall Art Project

The Town of Bennett celebrated the opening of their new community garden and the unveiling of a community mural wall art project on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. 

The community garden and the mural wall are both located in the Town’s Civic Center Park. 

The Town of Bennett was awarded two grants in 2019 to create the community garden. Those grants were awarded from Adams County Open Space and LiveWell HEAL Cities and Towns. 

Adams County Levels of Burning Resrictions

Controlled Burns have to be called in to the Adams County Communications Center (303)288-1535.

Check with your Fire District regarding any Burn Permit requirements as not all Districts require permits.

NWS Fire zone CZ0240 – West of N. Schumaker Rd. NWS Fire zone CZ0245 – East of N. Schumaker Rd.

LEVEL 1 – RESTRICTIONS REQUIRED DUE TO SEVERE DRY CONDITIONS/The following acts are prohibited in unincorporated Adams County until further notice:

1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using any fire or campfire.

EXEMPTIONS:

New Town Hall Hours

Starting the week of June 15, 2020 Town of Bennett will be adjusting Town Hall hours to Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Vulnerable population hours will continue as 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Monday – Thursday. 

Lobby services available in Town Hall include utility bill pay and receiving building department documents and deliveries. 

All Town services are still available online at townofbennett.colorado.gov

Virtual Support from Adams and Arapahoe County June 16, 2020

Adams and Arapahoe County are offering virtual meeting times on Tuesday, June 16, to learn more about support services and available Federal & State assistance programs, which include: Food Assistance, Health First Colorado (Medicaid), Cash Assistance, Child Care Assistance and LEAP.             

Arapahoe County:
Schedule a virtual appointment by visiting https://forms.gle/iXr5h4pjypcFyVwo6 
A link will be emailed after an appointment time has been confirmed.

Town of Bennett Awards Three Applicants Bennett Gives Back Grant

The Town of Bennett funded three community organizations with the Bennett Gives Back Grant on June 9, 2020. 
The 2020 Bennett Gives Back Grant was awarded to the Bennett Park and Recreation District, CASA of Adams County and the Bennett Wrestling Club.  

The Town of Bennett Board of Trustees and Bennett Gives Back Advisory Board approved grant funding for the following projects. 

Adams County Partners with Chambers of Commerce to Provide Mini-Grants to Local Small Businesses

As part of its COVID-19 emergency response and recovery strategy, Adams County has partnered with several local Chambers of Commerce to develop a series of mini-grants in three categories to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 situation. Federal funding for the grants comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress.