Marshall Fire Community Updates 
May 16, 2022
Community Foundation UPdates
There have been many questions about the Community Foundation updates. We will continue to update the community with what we learn. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the board on Slack.
The most recent presentation made by Tatiana Hernandez, CEO of Community Foundation can be found here. You'll also find the call outs that are important to survivors below the recording.
Insurance Corner
From Slack: There has been discussion (though not clear answers) about whether anyone has been successful in getting an insurer to pay out above policy limits.
United Policyholders has several upcoming events, particularly on partial loss and smoke damage.  Also, for self-help resources for Colorado.
The Division of Insurance (DOI) is also a resource for any questions related to homeowners or renters insurance.  It is worth keeping in mind that reaching out to the Division will help it assess patterns that could be addressed at a more systemic level.
The DOI Consumer Services Team can be contacted at 303-894-7490 (toll free: 800-930-3745), or by email at  
The Division is also hosting upcoming town halls on underinsurance (see: on May 19, 2022, 5:00 - 7:00 pm (Part 1: information from the DOI, builders in Boulder County, and the US Small Business Administration) and June 2, 2022 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm (Part 2: questions from Marshall Fire survivors).
The DOI also asked us to clarify that for survivors with 12 months of ALE, it recommends reaching out to your insurance company around month 8 to request that they extend your ALE to 24 months, and contacting the DOI if you run into issues.
The Boulder County Bar Association has a Marshall Fire resource page and may be able to connect survivors to insurance attorneys who may be able to assist with issues.
Coordinated Debris Removal 
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This video was sent to us by a Marshall Together member, Makia. You'll see the recent Sagamore (Superior) coordinated debris removal happening.
If you didn't see the email from Boulder County, here is the spreadsheet with status updates by jurisdiction (tabs at the bottom) . 
The City of Louisville issued its first building permit!
  • During the May 9 Louisville Director of Finance Kevin Watson answered a lot of questions from our elected government about how the budget and different funds work. The Louisville use tax was also discussed, and it was a surprise to many to learn that the use tax is a restricted public fund that was voted upon directly by taxpayers to fund the open space, recreation, and historical preservation budgets. The Finance Committee agreed to do more research into the use tax with the staff and table the issue for discussion at a regular City Council meeting soon.
  • Louisville's neighborhood liaisons have a standing meeting with City staff each week. You can access this week's and all prior meeting recordings here.
  • Recording of webinar describing permitting process. There is a recording and slide deck from the session that Louisville had describing the whole permitting process. Lot's of good information. Watch out for the number of water fixtures you put into your new place to avoid a hefty water upgrade cost!
  • Permitting meeting for your builders Encourage your builder to attend this! Wednesday, May 18, noon to 1 p.m. Louisville City Hall, 749 Main St.
Partner Organization
Superior Rising is one of our partner organizations working on the recovery. Like Marshall Together, Superior Rising is led by a team of passionate volunteers. Superior Rising hosts a lot of great events, and Marshall Fire survivors from UBC and Louisville are welcome to attend events that aren’t specific to Superior.
Having trouble joining our Slack community? If you're a Fire survivor, please hit reply to this email with your fire impacted home address and we'll invite you to join.
Until we all get home
Marshall Together Team