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News & Announcements
Notice of City Council Vacancy
Due to the resignation of City Council Ward 1 Representative Kevin “Sarge” Mac Donald, City Council is seeking a qualified resident to serve the remainder of his term. The newly appointed member will serve until a successor assumes the position on January 5, 2016 after the November 3, 2015 election.
- Registered elector of the City of Manitou Springs
- A citizen of the United States for at least five years
- Must have resided in Manitou Springs for no less than one full year
- Must be a resident of Ward 1 at the time of appointment and during the tenure in office
Please follow this link for a City Council Application or contact City Clerk Donna Kast at 606 Manitou Avenue; 685-2554; email@example.com. An application can also be downloaded at www.manitouspringsgov.com.
Closing Date is 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015
PPRTA Special Meeting
The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority is having a Special Meeting on Friday, February 20, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. For more information on the PPRTA Meeting, follow this link.
New Water and Sewer Rates
Per Municipal Code 13.16, water and sewer rates are adjusted on the 1st day of every new fiscal year. Click to view the FY2015 rates.
Manitou Springs Featured in Where to Retire Magazine
Houston, TX (Dec. 10, 2014) – Manitou Springs, CO, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Manitou Springs is one of eight cities profiled in a feature titled “8 Tax-Friendly Cities” in the January/February 2015 issue, available nationwide on Dec. 16, 2014.
Where to Retire Editor Annette Fuller said these eight cities, including Manitou Springs, appeal to retirees who want to cut taxes as much as possible in their retirement destination. “To choose our winners, we looked at the data as well as livability,” Fuller said. “While no one-size-fits-all choices exist when it comes to evaluating tax burdens, these eight cities have many things going for them. Natural beauty, cultural opportunities and favorable weather are staples of them all, and each also has an overall attractive tax picture, considering taxes on income, purchases, property and more.”
Each year, 700,000 Americans relocate to new towns to retire. Generally, relocating retirees are healthier, better educated and more affluent than those who choose to not relocate. They bring significant economic benefits to their new states and hometowns. Nationally, two dozen states and hundreds of towns seek to attract retirees as a source of economic development.
Williams Canyon Lower Basin Wall Completed
To see a picture of the completed Lower Basin Wall, please follow this link.
City newsletters are now online! Click view the lastest edition.
Manitou Springs Expands Mini-Grant Program
In May of this year, the City of Manitou Springs announced the creation of a mini-grant program, administered by the Historic Preservation Commission. The program allows homeowners in the Historic District to apply for assistance with costs of exterior maintenance. In response to the August 9 flood, the Historic Preservation Commission expanded the types of properties and work that will be eligible for this assistance. Click to view additional information regarding the HPC mini-grant program.
Manitou Springs Welcomes Visitors
Best known for its scenic landscapes, cool mountain air, healing mineral springs, hiking trails, popular events and welcoming spirit, Manitou Springs thrives as a popular tourist destination. Click to learn more about Manitou Springs.