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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

Notice of Budget

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed 2019 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. 

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, beginning at 6:00 pm on October 16, 2018 and October 23, 2018.  A public hearing on the proposed budget will be held at the meeting of the City Council on November 6, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, Colorado.  

/s/ Donna Kast, City Clerk 
Published October 10-11, 2018
Official City Website, at City Hall, and in the Pikes Peak Bulletin

Cog Railway Agreement Meeting
Thank you to all who attended the Cog meeting last night (10/02/2018). It was well attended (about 100 people in attendance) and many good questions came out of it. We look forward to the next meeting on October 9 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

The following are documents which were referred to during the meeting. Additionally, there are other documents which may be of interest to you - the community. Simply click on the link below to open/view the document.

Cog Railway Timeline
PowerPoint presentation presented at the public hearing on June 26, 2018
Memorandum from Interim City Administrator regarding the Cog Tax Incentive Agreement
Cog Tax Incentive Agreement (1st reading at 06/25/2018)
Ordinance 1318
Mayor's response to questions raised at the July 18, 2018 community forum
Summit Economics Opinion Letter re: Manitou Cog Incentives
Current (new) Cog Agreement Fact Sheet
Possible Cog options
Summary of financial impact of Cog options under consideration as of October 2, 2018 
     (1) Current Agreement vs October 2 Proposal Under HIGH Scenario
     (2) Current Agreement vs October 2 Proposal Under MEDIUM Scenario
     (3) Current Agreement vs October 2 Proposal Under LOW Scenario
Cog Agreement community conversation process steps (flow chart)
Community Meeting Individual Response Form Answers
Tax Revenues Vs. Rebates

The City thanks the Council of Neighbors and Organizations (CONO) representatives who assisted in facilitating the COG meeting on October 2, 2018. The mission of CONO is to empower neighborhoods in the Pikes Peak region with the vision of safe, healthy and thriving neighborhoods. CONO does this through education, connection, and action with a focus on effective and inclusive public process.

Planning Director Finalists Meet & Greet

The City of Manitou Springs has selected four candidates for further consideration in filling the vacant Planning Director position. On October 18, 2018, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at City Hall (606 Manitou Avenue) the City will be hosting a public meet & greet. This is a great opportunity for the public to meet and get to know the four finalists that will be moving through the final stages of selection. Be sure to also visit our candidate information page here, so you can learn more about them!

Crystal Park Road Meeting

There will be a public meeting on Thursday, October 25, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at City Hall (606 Manitou Avenue) to discuss safety improvements along Crystal Park Road. This is the second meeting intended to get citizen feedback on how to make the road safer for all users. The first meeting was held on February 28th. Please review documents via Workplace Facebook Neighbors Group in advance if you have an account. If you do not, you may request one by sending a request to Diane Loschen at: dloschen@cscono.org.

Please RSVP for the meeting by contracting diane loschen at CONO: dloschen@cscono.org

Feel free to forward this information to anyone who may be interested in attending. Town and Country, Cheyenne Village, the Crystal Park Cantina, Skyrunners (Matt Carpenter's running group), Crystal Kangaroo Campground, and the Crystal Park HOA have been contacted.

Planning Director Interview Process

Click here



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). 

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 submitted via email to Human Resources Director Donna Kast at dkast@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.