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Manitou Springs Flood Information

Learn more about how to keep yourself safe in the event of a flood, what the City is doing to mitigate flooding, and flood recovery efforts.


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The Manitou Springs Planning Department is now accepting RFP’s

Development of Marketing Toolkit and Baseline Utility Mapping

For the Manitou Springs Urban Renewal Authority (MSURA).  For more information, please visit our website at http://www.manitouspringsgov.com/government/city-boards/ura

Responses are due:  November 18, 2014, 3:00PM MST.  

Contact person:  Planning Director Wade Burkholder.  wburkholder@comsgov.com

Water Interruption

Due to a trunk line upgrade, residents of the Plainview area may experience water loss on Thursday, October 16th, from about 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We're sorry for the inconvenience. 

Notice of Budget

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed 2015 budget has been presented to the Manitou Springs City Council. The budget is available for public inspection and comment at the offices of the City Finance Director, 606 Manitou Avenue, Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. You may also view the proposed budget by clicking this link.

Any interested elector of Manitou Springs may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget.   There will be budget work sessions on the proposed budget at City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue, on October 14, 2014, October 28, 2014 and November 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm.  A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held at the meeting of the City Council on December 2, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, Colorado

Notice of Election
The City of Manitou Springs will be participating in the 2014 Coordinated Election on November 4, 2014. The following Manitou Springs question will be included on the ballot:

Ballot Question 2G:

Shall a new Chapter 18.85 be added to the Manitou Springs Municipal Code to read as follows:  "CHAPTER 18.85 - RETAIL MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS PROHIBITED.  18.85.010 - Prohibition. The use of property as a marijuana retail store as those establishments are defined in Article XVIII, Section 16 of the Colorado Constitution is prohibited within the corporate limits of the City."

YES ___           NO ___

Are you Registered to Vote?

HB 13-1303, passed in 2013, changed voter registration rules.  Under HB13-1303, voter registration is permitted on any day up to and including the day of election.  In order to vote on Manitou Springs Ballot Question 2G, you must be a resident of Manitou Springs and must have resided in the State of Colorado for twenty-two (22) days immediately preceding the day of the election.  Registration options are as follows:

  • You may submit an application through the mail, a voter registration agency, a local driver’s license examination facility, or a voter registration drive no later than 22 days before an election
  • Voter registration is available via the Secretary of State’s online voter registration system at www.govotecolorado.com through the 8th day before the election.
  • You may register to vote by appearing in-person at a Voter Service and Polling Center through Election Day.  Note:  a Voter Service and Polling Center will open at Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue at 8:00 am on Monday, October 20, 2014.

Williams Canyon Lower Basin Wall Completed

To see a picture of the completed Lower Basin Wall, please follow this link.

Quarterly Newsletter
City newsletters are now online!  Click view the lastest edition.

SunShare Press Release

The City of Manitou Springs recently signed a contract to provide up to 100 percent of its city facilities' energy needs from solar panels provided through SunShare's newest solar garden. For more information on the SunShare agreement, follow this link.

Election Information

The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder has provided the following information regarding upcoming elections:

  • May 23 - Last day for voters who are affiliated with a political party to change or withdraw their affiliation if they wish to vote in a different party's primary election.
  • June 24 - Primary Election
  • November 4 - General Election

As an El Paso County voter you will automatically receive a mail ballot in the upcoming elections only if you are in an "Active" status.  Unfortunately you cannot change your voter record by email and any change or re-activation must be through one of the processes listed in this email. If you need to update your information please go to www.GoVoteColorado.com with your valid Colorado driver's license or identification number.  If you do not have a Colorado driver's license or identification number, or would rather complete a paper form, you will find our forms at www.GoVoteColorado.com.

You are also welcome to stop by the following County in offices in Colorado Springs: 

Main - 1675 West Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 2202

Downtown -  Citizens Service Center, Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade

North - Corner of Union and Research, 8830 North Union Boulevard

Southeast -   Corner of Powers Boulevard and Airport Road, 5650 Industrial Place

If you have any questions do not hesitate to call (719) 575-VOTE (8683) or email us at elections@elpasoco.com.                                   

New Water and Sewer Rates Effective January 1

Per Municipal Code 13.16, water and sewer rates are adjusted on the 1st day of every new fiscal year.  Click to view the FY2014 rates. 

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.