April 15, 2013 Manitou Springs Town Hall Meeting on YouTube
The April 15 meeting about Flash Flooding and Emergency Preparedness is now on YouTube. An additional meeting was held at Manitou Springs City Hall on April 24, 2013. If you missed these meetings or just want a refresher in emergency preparedness during our upcoming rainy season, click on the link below for valuable information.
Kathy Russell of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management also posted her meeting about emergency preparedness on YouTube. This is another good resource for our residents.
Level One Water Restrictions
Manitou Springs imposed Level Two Water Restrictions on the 2nd day of July 2012 due to extreme drought conditions and declining reservoir levels. These drought conditions have somewhat abated due to rain and snow events. The colder weather has also reduced the outside watering allowing the utility to meet the City’s service demands and resulting in an opportunity to start refilling the City’s reservoir. On October 16, 2012, City Council determined that the conditions previously resulting in a water shortage have been abated and that it is in the public interest to rescind restrictions on the use of water. Residents and businesses are however encouraged to voluntarily follow LEVEL ONE RESTRICTIONS as a means to conserve this limited resource. For additional information about Water Restrictions click on the following link: Water Restrictions Explained
Flash Flood Preparedness Guide
Preparation is key to mitigating the dangers of flash flooding. Click to view the flood preparedness guide and read important information that will help you prepare for the upcoming rainy season.
Meetings Scheduled for Waldo Canyon Flood & Emergency Preparedness
"Emergency Preparedness Starts with You," a public awareness campaign hosted by partnering agencies in the Pikes Peak region kicks off in April. The campaign will educate residents on how best to protect themselves and their families in the event of flash flooding and wildfires. The two meetings to be held in Manitou Springs will begin at 6:30 pm on Monday, April 15 and on Wednesday, April 24 at the Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue.Meetings will also be held in Colorado Springs. Click here to view additional information regarding these meetings.
For more information on the interagency preparation being done prior to our summer rainy season, click on the link to find out how these agencies are working together to keep our citizens safe.
Construction of New West End Roundabout to Commence
The construction of the new roundabout on the west end of Manitou Avenue begins March 18, 2013 and construction will be completed by Memorial Day. During construction, Serpentine Drive will be partially closed to through traffic.
The completion of this project and Phase 5B at Park Avenue will finalize the Downtown Revitalization Project, which began in 2004. This project was funded entirely by Pikes Peak Rural Transit Authority (PPRTA) and Public Works funding.
We are pleased our Downtown Revitalization Project is near completion, and we thank the citizens of Manitou Springs and our visitors for their patience during the revitalization.
Free, Public showing of "The Greenest Building" May 15 @ 630 PM
Manitou Springs Heritage Center (517 Manitou Avenue)
Using TV footage, historic photos, and many interviews, this 2011 Wagging Tale Productions film clearly shows that historic preservation and sustainability go hand-in-hand protecting historic buildings and natural resources. Historic buildings were built to last and help to create the sense of place. Reusing those buildings draws people to your community, as well as helping to reduce carbon emissions. This movie should be seen by anyone seeking to understand the relationship between historic preservation and sustainability and is essential viewing by policymakers, developers, contractors, and those involved in the construction industry. Clips and the movie trailer can be viewed here: http://thegreenestbuildingmovie.com/The_Greenest_Building/Watch_Clips.html
Waldo Canyon Fire and Flood Information
We have set up a page dedicated to providing you with updated information with regard to the Waldo Canyon Fire and now perhaps more importantly the potential for flooding that could occur in Manitou Springs as a result of that fire.