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Call for Nominations-Mayor and City Council
The City of Manitou Springs will be participating in the 2015 Coordinated Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2015. The positions up for election are Mayor, three At-Large Seats, and the Ward 1 Council Seat.
- Registered elector of the City of Manitou Springs
- A citizen of the United States for at least five years
- Must be 18 years of age or older on date of election
- A Manitou Springs resident for at least one year
- Ward candidates must reside in the Ward from which they are seeking election
Nominating petitions will be made available in the City Clerk’s office at 606 Manitou Avenue on August 4, 2015 and must be returned to the City Clerk no later than August 24, 2015. For additional information, please contact City Clerk Donna Kast at 685-2554 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Commercial Historic Preservation Tax Credit program is now accepting applications.
This is a State Historic Tax Credit for Commercial Properties. Click on the link below for more information.
Free Summer Shuttle is Back
The free shuttle is back for the summer of 2015. For more information on the free shuttle and free parking, follow this link.
Manitou Springs Featured in Travel Blog
The City of Manitou Springs is featured in a blog in Senior Citizen Travel. To view the blog, please click here.
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.
City Newsletters are now online, click to view the latest 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.