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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.

 


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Call for Nominations-Manitou Springs Metropolitan District

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and particularly, to the electors of the Manitou Springs Metropolitan District of El Paso County, Colorado.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular election will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  At that time two (2) Directors will be elected to serve a 2-year term.  Eligible electors of the Metropolitan District interested in serving on the Board of Directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance Form from Donna Kast, the District Designated Election Official (DEO), at 606 Manitou Avenue; 719-685-2554.  The Office of the DEO is open on Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance to the DEO is close of business on Friday, March 2, 2018. 

Affidavit of Intent to Be a Write-in-Candidate forms must be submitted to the office of the designated election official by the close of business on Monday, March 5, 2018.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN that applications for absentee ballots shall be filed with the Designated Election Official at the above address between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm no later than the close of business on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.


Creek Walk Master Plan Open House
You are invited! Please click here to for more information. 


City of Manitou Springs Programs, Policies and Participants
PURPOSE AND SCOPE 
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 PROVIDED
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 PROVIDED
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
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). 


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.   


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.