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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.
Request for Proposal
The City of Manitou Springs is requesting proposals for the preperation of design drawings, contract documents, and construction administration for the construction implementation for the ERLA_WEST MANITOU AVENUE REVITALIZATION PROJECT. To learn more, please follow this link to the City's public notices page.
Manitou Incline Reopening
The Manitou Incline is reopening on Friday, December 5, at 10 a.m. To learn more about the reopening of the Manitou Incline, please click here.
City of Manitou Springs Election Results (Official)
2G - PROHIBIT MARIJUANA SALES - FAILED
Total Votes 2775
Yes 972 35.03%
No 1803 64.97%
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
Metro District Notice of Budget
To view the Metro District 2015 notice of budget, please follow this link.
Williams Canyon Lower Basin Wall Completed
To see a picture of the completed Lower Basin Wall, please follow this link.
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.
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.