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Manitou Springs Flood Recovery/Mitigation Information

Click here to learn more about what the City is doing in response to the flooding events experienced in 2013 and 2015. This page provides flood mitigation project updates and resources.


News & Announcements

Williams Canyon Phase III Community Meeting

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Municipal Projects Survey

The City of Manitou Springs held a public meeting on municipal projects on Tuesday, July 11. In order for citizens who attended the meeting to have more opportunity to provide preferences and feedback, and to provide for the same input for members of the public who couldn't attend the meeting, this survey was created.  Below are the survey results:

Municipal Projects Survey Data Summary
Municipal Projects Survey Data Comments

Call for Nominations

The City of Manitou Springs will be participating in the 2017 Coordinated Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  The positions up for election are Mayor, and the City Council Ward 1, City Council Ward 2 and City Council Ward 3 Seats.   

Candidate qualifications:

  • 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, 606 Manitou Avenue, at 8:00 am on August 8, 2017 and must be returned to the City Clerk no later than 5:00 pm on August 28, 2017.  For additional information, please contact City Clerk/HR Director Donna Kast at 685-2554 or dkast@comsgov.com.

July 11, 2017 City Council Meeting on Capital Projects
The City Council Work Session on July 11, 2017 will be providing information and seeking citizen input on five potential projects for the City to undertake. Click here for more information on the five municipal projects being presented.

City of Manitou Springs Programs, Policies and Participants

The City of Manitou Springs is a home-rule municipal government in the State of Colorado that provides a range of services, with the overall purpose of ensuring the health, safety and welfare of the community in accordance with the City's Municipal Code, State Statutes and Federal Law. 

Services include: overall city governance by a city council and admistration; provision of public safety and emergency services; municipal court; human resources; liquor license administration; financial management; provision and maintenance of infrastructure such as roads, water, waste water and storm water; flood recovery projects; parks, recreation & fitness center; a cemetery; open space and trails; parking; funding to support library services; and planning services to implement the zoning code, historic district/subdivision regulations, long-range planning, procurement of grant funding, transportation planning/projects and economic development.

Programs include: recreation and exercise programming to promote a healthy life style and water safety; on-going staff training and education; community outreach; and collaboration with regional agencies to address housing, social services, transportation and other needs.

Participants of city services and programs include citizens, business owners, numerous visitors and city staff.

The City of Manitou Springs does not discriminate on the basis of disability.  Reasonable accommodation will be provided to ensure equal access to all people.  Individuals who would like to request auxiliary aids or services should contact ADA Coordinator Donna Kast at (719) 685-2554 or dkast@comsgov.com to discuss specific needs (e.g., interpreters, sign language, or readers for the sight impaired). 

New Water and Sewer Rates - 2017

Per Municipal Code, water and sewer rates are adjusted on the 1st day of every new fiscal year. Click to view the FY2017 rates.

Staffing Analysis

An 11 Year Staffing Analysis report was produced for City Council review at the October 11, 2016 Worksession. To review the 11 Year Staffing Analysis, click here.

Drinking Water Quality Report
The 2017 Drinking Water Quality Report is available. Click here to view the 2017 Drinking Water Quality Report. The report is also posted on the Public Services Water Department webpage.

Employee of the Month Program

The Manitou Springs City Council is proud to announce the Employee of the Month initiative. Beginning March 2016, community members and City staff will have the opportunity to nominate a City employee as Employee of the Month.

Nomination forms can be picked up in the City Clerk’s office and be submitted via email to Mayor Nicoletta at nnicoletta@comsgov.com. The Employee of the Month will receive $50.00 of Manitou Money and a month of free parking in any paid parking spot in Manitou Springs!

We hope this initiative helps us all get to know our City Employees better and ignites pride and excitement throughout the City.  

Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority Citizen Advisory Committee

The City of Manitou Springs is seeking two Volunteer Representatives to serve on the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority Citizen Advisory Committee.  Click to view additional PPRTA CAC information.

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.