Business Improvement District (BID)
The Business Improvement District (BID) was formed in 2004 as a self-taxing entity whose assessment funds help Manitou improve the cleanliness, safety, and marketability of the Downtown Historic District.
The BID's Clean Streets program inspires many visitors to remark that Manitou Springs has the cleanest streets and sidewalks in all of Colorado. Much of the thanks goes to Robert "Hawk" Taylor, our quintessential Manitoid, whose job it is to keep our downtown sidewalks clean and, in the winter months, cleared of snow and ice.
The BID also sponsors many events, initiatives, and promotions that have brought added revenue and national visibility to our historic little city. From holiday decorations to the Carnivale parade, from the school art-banner program to a downtown map (1Mb pdf) listing every business in the downtown, the BID helps make Manitou Springs a great place to shop, eat, and play.
Vic Almen (Term expires May 31, 2012)
Jessie Cormany (Term expires May 31, 2012)
Chuck Englund (Term expires May 31, 2012)
Bud Ford, Secretary (Term expires May 31, 2012)
Tim Haas (Term expires May 31, 2012)
Clint Hensley, President Term expires May 2012
Jack Johns, Treasurer Term expires May 2012
City Council Liaison Matt Carpenter
BID meetings are open to the public and are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month except during the three high-season months (June/July/August). The meetings begin at 9:00 a.m. in City Council Chambers of our City Hall, 606 Manitou Avenue. Please email the City Clerk if you need special assistance attending a meeting; you can also call 719-685-2554.
|Date||Agenda (pdf)||Minutes (pdf)|
|12/15/2011 Regular Meeting|
|11/17/2011 Regular Meeting|
|10/20/2011 Regular Meeting|
|09/15/2011 Regular Meeting|
|05/19/2011 Regular Meeting||Agenda|
|04/21/2011 Regular Meeting||Agenda||Minutes|
|03/17/2011 Regular Meeting||Agenda||Minutes|
|02/17/2011 Regular Meeting||Agenda||Minutes|
|01/20/2011 Regular Meeting||Agenda||Minutes|
Note: Minutes are not posted until approved in a subsequent regular meeting. Documents are PDFs unless indicated.