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Public Works Update 7/6/20

Release Date: (7, July, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719 - 306 -2884)

RE: (Emergency Sewer Repair on Plainview)

Our Public Works Department is performing an EMERGENCY sewer repair on Plainview Avenue. This will result in a road closure on the intersection of Plainview and Tyler to Plainview and Grandview/Terrace. We will provide more updates when they become available. Thank you for your cooperation!

sewer repaair

Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

(719) 306-2884

atrefry@manitouspringsco.gov 

Public Works Update 7/6/20

Release Date: (7, July, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719 - 306 -2884)

RE: (Sewer Services near 432 Minnehaha)

A contractor will be performing sewer services that will result in a closure to thru traffic from 32 Minnehaha to Pine Ridge Ave. tomorrow (7/8), from 8am until completion. Detours will be posted and are outlined in the map below.

432 Minnehaha Ave Traffic Detour-1

Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

(719) 306-2884

atrefry@manitouspringsco.gov 

Public Works Update 7/6/20

Release Date: (6, July, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719 - 306 -2884)

RE: (Duclo Tree Trimming)

Our Public Works Department will be trimming trees on Duclo Avenue on Friday, July 10th from 7am-5pm. Duclo Avenue will be closed in between Navajo Avenue and Otoe Place. Any residents affected by the blocked parking can park along Otoe, Modoc, Navajoe, and Prospect without receiving a parking ticket. Thank you for your cooperation!

Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

(719) 306-2884

atrefry@manitouspringsco.gov

Public Works Update (AMENDED) 7/1/20

Release Date: (1, July, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719 - 306 -2884)

RE: (Crystal Park Road Striping)

Crystal Park Road, between its intersection with Manitou Ave., and its intersection with Crystal Hills Blvd, will receive striping on July 7-July 8, beginning at 8am. The middle and outer lane will be striped, so please be cautious when driving on it. The road will not be closed, but there will be a flagger present. Thank you for your cooperation!

Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

(719) 306-2884

atrefry@manitouspringsco.gov

Press Release 6/30/20

Release Date: (30, June, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719 - 306 -2884)

RE: (Pool and Fitness Center Update)

MANITOU SPRINGS, CO – The Pool and Fitness Center will reopen later than anticipated, so we can complete a few projects and renovations. We understand how much our community cherishes their Pool and Fitness Center, and we are as excited as ever to reopen it to the public.

We want to ensure that when it is reopened, your experience is even better than before. Our new CivicRec website, allows for easy access to availability, as well as a simple way to view and sign up for our many programs. You can view it here: https://secure.rec1.com/CO/manitou-springs-co-/catalog

It is our duty to provide the best amenity that we can to our amazing community, thus we are performing several repairs, cleaning, and COVID-19 precautionary procedures.

No date has been set thus far for the reopening. When more updates are available, we will provide it immediately.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

(719) 306-2884

atrefry@manitouspringsco.gov

Press Release 6/15/20

Release Date: (15, June, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719 - 306 -2884)

RE: (Manitou Ave. Repaving)

This operation will be fully paid for by the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority (PPRTA). The City of Manitou Springs’ Public Works Department has hired a contractor to pave a 200-foot section of Manitou Ave., beginning June 22nd at 7 a.m. The paving may continue into the following day.

The paving will take place in the westbound lane from 930 Manitou Ave. to 946 Manitou Ave. Flaggers will be present, and two-way traffic will be maintained throughout the entirety of the operation. Business owners’ parking spots will be temporarily effected during this paving operation. Thank you for your cooperation!


Alex Trefry 

Public Information Officer 

719-306-2884 

atrefry@comsgov.com

Press Release 6/12/2020

Release Date: (12, June, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719 - 306 -2884)

RE: (Parking in Manitou Springs Moving In-House)

The City of Manitou Springs, to enhance customer service, and its ability to help and support its downtown area, will be bringing parking in-house. Therefore, the contract with SP+ will end as of July 11th, 2020. We look forward to the opportunities that the City can provide with this new direction. 

Alex Trefry 

Public Information Officer 

719-306-2884 

atrefry@comsgov.com

Public Works Update 6/12/2020

Release Date: (12, June, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719 - 306 -2884)

RE: (Fire Hydrant Maintenance)

The City will have a contractor performing fire hydrant maintenance starting the end of June. The maintenance will begin on the West end of Manitou Springs. Please note that in areas near the maintenance, water pressure may decrease, and water may begin to look rust colored. Both of these are normal symptoms, and will go away quickly if you run your faucet and cycle the water. More updates will come once the project becomes closer to beginning.

Press Release 6/11/2020

Release Date: (3, June, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719 - 306 -2884)

RE: (Bear Attack)

Manitou Springs is the amazing place that it is, in-part, because of its beautiful environment. Within this environment is wildlife, who will begin to search for food again. It is of the utmost importance that we wildlife-proof our trash bins, and ensure that no trash is left around our properties. Doing so will decrease the likelihood of a bear entering our residential areas.  

Between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on June 10th, a bear, with cubs nearby, approached a man walking his dog, and attacked his dog. The man received no injuries and is safe. The dog received severe injuries, but is luckily alive. The incident happened at the corner of Midland Ave. and Shoshone. 

For information on how to be bear-smart, visit: https://bearsmartmanitousp.wixsite.com/bearsmartmanitou 

For a wildlife-proof trashcan, you can pick up an application at the Planning Department and submit it to our Code Enforcement Officer.  

Joint Press Release 6/10/2020

Release Date: (10, June, 2020)

RE: (Manitou Incline Could Reopen with Interim Free Reservation System)

FOR MORE INFORMATION 

Vanessa Zink City of Colorado Springs, Senior Communications Specialist (719) 491-0363 

Alex Trefry City of Manitou Springs, Public Information and Engagement Officer (719) 306-2884 

COLORADO SPRINGS/MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. – The City of Colorado Springs and the City of Manitou Springs are collaborating on a plan to reopen the Manitou Incline aligned with recommended public health modifications, including measures to better ensure physical distancing. The City of Colorado Springs consulted with the other coowners of the Incline, the USDA Forest Service and Colorado Springs Utilities, on the proposed interim management plan. The Incline has been closed since March 17, under an emergency resolution issued by Manitou Springs City Council in response to COVID19. 

 

The Manitou Springs City Council will convene a special work session Thursday, June 11 at 6 p.m. to hear a re-opening proposal from Colorado Springs city staff and a parking plan from the City of Manitou Springs. Since this is a work session, public comment will not be taken from the Council on Thursday, however, the public can attend the meeting virtually through the City of Manitou Springs’ website: https://www.manitouspringsgov.com/201/City-Council. After the work session, Manitou Springs City Council will give direction on how to move forward.  

 

If you cannot attend the work session, you may view a recording of the meeting on the City of Manitou Springs’ YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgAighRKM1Y4WMZZtBMTU4w 

 

The management proposal outlines a free, online reservation system that would allow a maximum of 45 hikers to access the Incline every 30 minutes from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Users would be required to check in with an onsite attendant before accessing the trail. The City of Colorado Springs would operate and staff the interim reservation system. Other elements of the proposal include the addition of a handwashing station and increased restroom maintenance. Physical distancing, personal hygiene and use of a face covering would also be encouraged. 

 

Additional information is available here:

Public Works Update 6/3/2020

Release Date: (3, June, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719 - 306 -2884)

RE: (Oak Place Reopening and Water Main Extension)

The City’s Public Works Department will finish the Oak Place sewer main replacement project and reopen Oak Place beginning tomorrow morning (June 4th). Oak place will remain open until Monday, June 8th at 8:00am. Beggining then, the Public Works Department will be conducting a water main extension in the same area pictured. Oak Place will reopen on Monday, June 15th. The same detour and access will be used as with the sewer main replacement (pictured). Thank you for your cooperation!

Alex Trefry 

Public Information Officer 

719-306-2884  

atrefry@comsgov.com

Public Works Update 5/28/2020

Release Date: (28, May, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719 - 306 -2884)

RE: (Fire Hydrant Replacement)

The City of Manitou Springs’ Public Works Department will be replacing a fire hydrant near 123 Pawnee Ave. on Monday, June 1st. Work is planned to begin around 8:00am Monday morning, and be completed the same day. There will be one lane of traffic closed.

Alex Trefry 

Public Information Officer 

719-306-2884  

atrefry@comsgov.com

Public Works Update 5/28/2020

Release Date: (28, May, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719 - 306 -2884)

RE: (Regular Sewer Maintenance)

Today, our Public Works Department will be performing regular sewer maintenance in the Via’s area (northeast side of Manitou Springs). The department will connect to a fire hydrant and be jetting the sewer mains. Due to the fire hydrant connection, some residents may have some "rusty" looking water. This can be solved by running the faucets for a short amount of time, and the discoloration will go away. Thank you for your understanding! 

Alex Trefry 

Public Information Officer 

719-306-2884  

atrefry@comsgov.com

Press Release 05/27/2020

Release Date: (27, May, 2020) 

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)  

Phone: (719-306-2884) 

RE: (Incline Discussion) 

Several months ago, the Manitou Springs City Council, under emergency declaration, closed the Incline for grave concerns regarding the overall health of its residents, visitors, and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic.  On May 26th, 2020, City Staff presented several options on how to open the Incline, to City Council.  

The Council supported the option to start using a reservation system and related fee, to use the amenity. Doing so then meters the number of users to help maintain social distancing and not overwhelm the City’s infrastructure. Additionally, it would help preserve the Incline, and help it remain beautiful for years to come. Lastly, the Incline, under management, would provide an equal, and positive experience for everyone who uses it. 

The Incline is an attraction, not just a trail, and it would be irresponsible to open it with no precautions taken, as it would put our visitors, residents, and first responders in a dangerous situation. A great deal of work needs to be done before the Incline can open with these safety precautions in mind. 

The City of Manitou Springs subsidizes the free parking at Hiawatha Gardens, as well as pays over $350,000 per year for the free shuttle and the necessary emergencies services performed on the Incline. Revenue collected from the Barr parking lot helps offset these costs, but the remainder is paid for by the City. A reservation system for the Incline, paired with a usage fee, will be used to pay for the longevity and the successful operation of the Incline. 

The City of Manitou Springs wants the Incline to open as soon as possible, but the health and safety of everyone involved is our first priority. City Staff is looking forward to collaborating and working with the City of Colorado Springs, and the Forest Service to work through the details of how to open in Incline in a way that will preserve the safety of our residents, visitors, and first responders. 

Alex Trefry 

Public Information Officer 

719-306-2884  

atrefry@comsgov.com 

Press Release 05/21/2020

Release Date: (21, May, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719-306-2884)

RE: (City Council Vacancy Appointment)

The City of Manitou Springs’ City Council made a final vote for their Ward 3 vacancy appointment on Tuesday, May 19th during their regular session. City Council voted between two candidates: David Armstrong and Steve Bremner.

The candidates answered a series of five (5) questions. Soon after, the councilors voted for their preference of candidate, resulting in four (4) votes for Steve Bremner, and two (2) votes for David Armstrong. Steve Bremner then took an oath of office, and immediately began his appointment to City Council.

The City of Manitou Springs would like to congratulate Steve Bremner for his appointment to City Council, as well as thank the other four (4) candidates: Anna Andrews-Mills, Clint Lewis, David Armstrong, and Edie Willhite, for their actions to seek public office and impact their community.

Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

719-306-2884

atrefry@comsgov.com

Press Release 05/19/2020

Release Date: (19, May, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719-306-2884)

RE: (Asphalt Patch)

The City of Manitou Springs’ Public Works department will be performing an asphalt patch from 7:00am (5/21) to 8:00am (5/22) on Sutherland Place, between its two intersections with Sutherland Road. For the project, Sutherland Place will be closed to thru traffic, but all residents will have access to their driveways during the closure.

Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

719-306-2884

atrefry@comsgov.com

Press Release 05/14/2020

Release Date: (14, May, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719-306-2884)

RE: (COVID-19 Moment of Silence)

The City of Manitou Springs is encouraging all of its residents to participate in a moment of silence, tomorrow (5/15), to recognize all of the victims of COVID-19. The Manitou Springs Police Department, and the Manitou Springs Fire Department will be turning on their lights at 7:00pm to not only acknowledge those we have lost to this terrible virus, but to remind all Coloradans who are struggling during this time that they are not alone and that we are all in this together.


Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

719-306-2884

atrefry@comsgov.com

Press Release 04/30/2020

Release Date: (30, April, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719-306-2884)

RE: (City Council Vacancy Appointment)

The City’s Public Works Department is resealing and striping the City Hall and Wichita Parking Lots, resulting in a closure of these lots until Sunday, May 3rd. Nearby on-street parking is available on Manitou Ave. and by Memorial Park. Free parking Downtown will remain in effect until Monday the 4th.

The City will put out a notice when this project is complete.

Thank you for your patience!

Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

719-306-2884

atrefry@comsgov.com

Press Release 04/29/2020

Release Date: (29, April, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719-306-2884)

RE: (City Council Vacancy Appointment)

The City of Manitou Springs has received five (5) applications for the City Council Ward 3 Vacancy. Listed below are the following applicants:

1. Anna Andrews-Mills
2. Clint Lewis
3. David Armstrong
4. Edie Willhite
5. Steve Bremner

A paneled interview of these applicants will take place on May 5th, 2020 during the City Council regular session. After the panelist are asked a series of questions from City Council, the Councilors will vote on who they believe to be the best candidate. After an applicant is selected, they will be sworn in and immediately appointed to Manitou Springs City Council.

Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

719-306-2884

atrefry@comsgov.com

Press Release 04/29/2020

Release Date: (29, April, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719-306-2884)

RE: (Incline)

The City of Manitou Springs, which is currently under Emergency Declaration, will continue to close the Incline. Information regarding the Incline was presented to Manitou Springs City Council last night, but due to the vast amount of data and research regarding the Incline, the City requested more time to formulate an approach that will preserve the health and safety of those who wish climb the Incline.

Manitou Springs City Council plans to revisit the Incline on May 26th, therefore, the Incline will remain closed until then, or until City Council votes to open it.

The City of Manitou Springs wants to maintain a high quality of life for its residents, protect its natural resources, and ensure that all individuals who hike the Incline are practicing safe measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The City is working diligently to ensure a way for these three critical priorities to work in cohesion.

“The Incline closure will remain in effect. Public health concerns are still a grave consideration, we have reviewed a number of factors, and we feel it would be irresponsible to open the trail at present. Past experience shows that the concentration of people poses a continuing risk to the public, both to Manitou Springs residents and Incline users.”

- John Graham, Mayor of Manitou Springs

Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

719-306-2884

atrefry@comsgov.com

Press Release 04/29/2020

Release Date: (29, April, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719-306-2884)

RE: (Biannual Cemetery Cleanup)

The City of Manitou Springs will be conducting its Biannual Cemetery Cleanup on May 16th, 2020. We urge our Citizens to visit the Cemetery and remove any tarnished flowers or objects within the Cemetery from May 1st – May 15th. In accordance with Ordinance 0574 § 4(g) 12.28.120, on May 16th, the City will be removing any unsightly containers, object, or flowers which are offensive to the appearance of the Cemetery.

The City urges its citizens who decorate our beloved Cemetery, to please maintain high standards of appearance in our Cemetery, as well as clean up anything which degrades the appearance of the Cemetery.

We urge our residents who visit the Cemetery to practice proper social distancing, hand washing, mask usage, and health standards to minimize the spread of COVID-19. The City’s priority is to maintain a safe and clean environment for its residents, visitors, and staff.

We care about you!

DO THE SIX

Help stop coronavirus

  • HANDS: Wash them often
  • ELBOW: Cough into it
  • FACE: Don’t touch it
  • FEET: Stay more than 6ft apart
  • FEEL SICK?: Stay home
  • WEAR: A mask

Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

719-306-2884

atrefry@comsgov.com

Press Release 04/29/2020

Release Date: (29, April, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719-306-2884)

RE: (Parking Pays it Forward)

“Manitou Springs Parking Pays It Forward” beginning May 4th:

Revenues from paid parking in May will go to local businesses for COVID-19 protective measures.

As the coronavirus event continues, paid-parking in downtown Manitou Springs will resume as of 7:00 am on May 4th. All revenues will be donated for COVID-19 protection equipment for Manitou Springs businesses. This includes the City of Manitou Springs’ on-street parking and city-owned lots. The 100-400 blocks of Ruxton and Winter will remain Residential Parking only until further notice!

Colorado has phased from the “Stay at Home” to “Safer at Home” model and businesses are changing how they operate in response to the outbreak. As health officials continue to encourage “social distancing” — keeping away from other people — to slow the spread of the virus, businesses are doing their best to offer protection to their customers. Revenues from May parking rates will be important to assist their efforts to offer this protection.

Plans are to open the kiosks for payment options but the City is recommending customers use their parking mobile APP (Park Mobile) to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by eliminating cashier and kiosk interactions. Regardless, kiosks will be cleaned at least 3 times per day to reduce the spread of the virus.

Manitou Springs parking operator, SP Plus, is still expected to have staff on site to address basic operational, safety and maintenance needs. The City is asking visitors and residents to continue to follow parking restrictions and signs on-street, in lots and respect the Residential Parking areas.

As a reminder:

We care about you!

DO THE FIVE

Help stop coronavirus

  • HANDS Wash them often
  • ELBOW Cough into it
  • FACE Don’t touch it
  • FEET Stay more than 6ft apart
  • FEEL sick? Stay home

Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

719-306-2884

atrefry@comsgov.com

Press Release 04/21/2020

Release Date: (21, April, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719-306-2884)

RE: (Pothole Repair)

The City’s Public Works Department will be repairing potholes tomorrow (4/22) in the 315 Beckers Ln area (pictured below). The process will result in a road closure that may last from 7am-5pm.

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Thank you,

Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

City of Manitou Springs, CO

719-306-2884

atrefry@comsgov.com

Press Release 04/15/2020

Release Date: (15, April, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry, Public Information Officer)

Phone: (719-306-2884)

RE: (Incline Closure)

Reduction in the transmission of COVID-19 to ensure the safety of our residents, employees, and visitors is the City of Manitou Springs’ number one priority. To provide a safe environment for our community, the City of Manitou Springs, will continue to temporarily close the Incline, which lies within the City’s limits.


The City, under emergency declaration, has the authority to close the Incline in order to protect its community, employees, and visitors. Due to the large number of visitors on the Incline, social distancing requirements and proper mask usage cannot be properly enforced, thus it is in the interest of safety that the Incline is closed. The City of Colorado Springs did not close the Incline, but they have agreed that Manitou Springs has the authority to close it.


The first responders who address emergencies on the Incline, are among the public’s most important assets during the COVID-19 crisis. The City of Manitou Springs has closed the Incline to protect these first responders from placing themselves in an unsafe position.

 

The Incline is an attraction that averages 1,000 visitors a day, and due to the COVID-19 crisis, the City of Manitou Springs has found it in the best interest of the public’s health and well-being, to temporarily close the Incline.

(Alex Trefry)

(Public Information Officer)

(719-306-2884)

(atrefry@comsgov.com )

Press Release 03/31/2020

Contact: (Alex Trefry)      

Position: (Public Information Officer)

RE: (Water Leak Repair)

The City of Manitou Springs has detected a water leak near 209 Elk Path Road. The City will be performing maintenance on this leak on Wednesday, April1, 2020 at 8:00 AM. This work is expected to take approximately 2 full days and is expected to conclude on Friday, April 3, 2020. Elk Path Road will have a partial closure.

All efforts will be made to keep this work as brief as possible.

Customers and visitors may experience some minor traffic disruption near this area due to the closure of a section of Elk Path Road during this repair.

Thank you for your patience!

Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

City of Manitou Springs, CO

719-306-2884

atrefry@comsgov.com

Press Release 03/26/2020

Contact: (Alex Trefry)

Position: (Public Information Officer)

RE: (Government Functions During COVID-19)

As a City, we want to guarantee our residents that throughout the duration of Governor Jared Polis stay-at-home order, the City of Manitou Springs will continue to do its essential Government functions. Provided below is a detailed description of what each department is providing to the public, as well as contact information for each department.

Administration

The City’s administration department is continuing to direct the City to follow all of Governor Polis’ guidelines, as well as reassure that the City is providing the necessary services to the public.


Phone: 719-685-2579

Email: administration@comsgov.com

City Clerk

The City clerk is continuing to manage the City’s official documents and records. Additionally, the city clerk is continuing to make the City’s documents accessible and transparent for the public.


Phone: 719-685-2554

Email:cityclerk@comsgov.com

Finance

The finance department is continuing their financial reporting and bookkeeping. Additionally, they are processing water payments. Please note that no water is being shut-off, and no late fees are being given for water bills.


Phone: 719-685-2579

Email:rdavis@comsgov.com

Fire 

The Fire Department is continuing to care for and protect our community. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, they are only responding to emergencies, and taking the proper safety precautions when doing so.


Phone: 719-685-1444

Email: rperkins@comsgov.com

Municipal Court

To slow the COVID-19 outbreak, the City has postponed Municipal Court until April 21st, 2020.


Phone: 719-685-2544

Email: cityclerk@comsgov.com

Parking

In order to better accommodate our local restaurants take-out, curbside, and/or delivery options, the City has made all parking in Downtown Manitou Springs free-of-charge. For more information please visit: https://www.manitouspringsgov.com/482/NewsPress-Releases


Phone: 719-213-4803

Planning

The planning department is continuing to answer questions, give permits, and accepting plan submittals.


Phone:719-685-4398

Email:planningdept@comsgov.com

Police

As with the fire department, the City’s police department is continuing to serve and protect our community. The City’s police presence has not, and will not, change due to the COVID-19 emergency. Additionally, the Manitou Springs Police Department is enforcing Governor Polis’ stay-at-home order to ensure the safety and continued health of the community.

Emergency – 911

Non-emergency – 719-390-5555

MSPD Front Desk – 719-685-5407

          Email: bkelemen@comsgov.com

Parking Services – 719-213-4803

Animal Control – 719-302-8798

          Email: ale@HSPPR.org

Pool & Fitness Center

The City has closed its Pool and Fitness Center until April 30th, following the guidelines recommended by the National Parks and Recreation, as well as the State’s order.


Phone: 719-499-6309

Email:tpauley@comsgov.com

Public Works

The City’s Public Works department is maintaining sanitary public restroom, open from 7am-7:30pm, at Soda Springs, City Hall (outside), and Schreiver. The Skate Park, Barr Trail, and Wichita bathrooms are closed. Additionally, the department is cleaning all Mineral Springs fountains twice a day, doing emergency snow removal, maintaining its wastewater facilities, and performing emergency maintenance work.

Please note that because of the Governor’s order, public works has closed all playgrounds, tennis courts, and basketball courts in order to protect our community.


Phone:719-685-2558

Email:jeffjones@comsgov.com


IMPORTANT:

CivicReady

Tomorrow, the City is launching CivicReady, an automatic notification system to provide residents with immediate and pertinent information regarding COVID-19, and eventually all aspects of government in the future. Please visit https://www.manitouspringsgov.com/332/_Alerts-Notifications to sign up for CivicReady.

Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe, stay healthy, and help your community.


Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

719-306-2884

atrefry@comsgov.com

Press Release 03/26/2020

Contact: (Michelle Anthony)

Position: (Senior Planner)

RE: (Home Renovations)

ANNOUNCEMENT: 

Planning to do renovations or perform modifications to your home during this time of social distancing?

The Manitou Springs Planning Department is still operating despite the recent closure of City Hall and the Stay at Home Order issued by Colorado Governor Jared Polis. We want our residents to know that, although we are not open to the public currently, we are able to serve you remotely.

If you need a permit or to ask if a permit is required, to submit plans, or have a planning question, the best way to get ahold of one of the City Planners is via email (planningdept@comsgov.com). Since we are not working in the office, we are not readily accessible by telephone. However, if you leave a voice message, it will be forwarded to our email. Please leave a callback number and, most importantly, an email address at which we can reach you and to send information/applications/permits.  

Plans and Applications can be submitted not only via email, but through the Planning Department web page (http://www.manitouspringsgov.com/227/_Planning-Department), as well. All applications and forms can also be found on the web page.

Please reach out to us if you have any questions regarding permitting, codes, or planning related processes. The Planning Staff looks forward to hearing from you. Thank You for working with us during these difficult times!

Stay Well!

Christine Ames-Lowenberg, Planning Director

Michelle Anthony, AICP Senior Planner

Dylan Becker, Planner 1

City of Manitou Springs, CO

719-685-4398 office

planningdept@comsgov.com

PRESS RELEASE 03/24/2020

Contact: (Alex Trefry)      

Position: (Public Information Officer)

RE: (Stage 1 Fire Restrictions)

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Because of current and expected conditions, and because first responders are beginning to be taxed by the recent COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, I am ordering Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for the City of Manitou Springs effective immediately.  This order is consistent with actions that have or will be occurring with our regional partners, including El Paso County, and highlights the need for fire safety and caution during this time when resources from every sector of public safety are laser focused on preparation and response to the global pandemic.  This order is effective immediately and includes the following restrictions:

  1.  Open Burning Ban, defined as the prohibited use of any outside fire, including campfires and warming fires.

    This current ban excludes fires in permanently constructed fire rings within the city’s RV and Camping Parks; and charcoal grills, and wood burning fireplaces, (chiminia) or fire pits with proper fitting screen covers and with a minimum of 15’ separation from structures or other combustible material at private residences.  None of these exclusions permit a total fuel area greater than 3 feet in diameter, and all must have a flame height of less than 2 feet.

  2. Outdoor Smoking Ban, defined as the prohibited use of any tobacco product or similar material in cigarettes, cigars, or pipes outdoors.  This excludes smoking in enclosed buildings or structures, and along Manitou Avenue.  Discarding of a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe tobacco products is strictly prohibited.  

These restrictions do not apply to gas-fueled grills used out-of-doors, or to fires within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves.  Additionally, compliant fireplaces and wood-burning stoves within private residences are not included. 

As always, restrictions will be adjusted accordingly as fire danger and predicted weather conditions change. 

John K. Forsett

Fire Chief

City of Manitou Springs

PRESS RELEASE 03/24/2020

Contact: (Alex Trefry)      

Position: (Public Information Officer)

RE: (Sewer Work on Capitol Hill Ave.)

ANNOUNCEMENT:

The City of Manitou Springs has completed digging a trench for new sewer pipe on Capitol Hill Ave. New pipe will be installed, back-filled with aggregate, compacted, and then buried in dirt. The road will become driveable, but not paved until a later, to be determined, date. The estimated time of completion is today, 3/24/20 at 7pm, which will result in a reopening of Capitol Hill Ave. to residents and emergency vehicles.


Thank you for your patience,

Alex Trefry

City of Manitou Springs, CO

Public Information Officer

(719)-306-2884 

atrefry@comsgov.com

Free Parking Update 3/22/20

FREE PARKING AT MANITOU SPRINGS UNTIL APRIL 30TH, 2020! (Exceptions: Barr Trail Lot and 400 blocks of Ruxton and Winter paid parking & 100-300 blocks of Ruxton Residential Parking Only!)

As the coronavirus event continues, parking in downtown Manitou Springs is now free, for a while (No refunds on fees in lots or on-street prior to this announcement).

The City of Manitou Springs and the Metro District has instituted free parking effective Sunday, March 22, for much of the parking system — with some exceptions (Barr Trail Parking Lot and 400 block on Euston and Winter. 100-300 blocks of Ruxton Residential Parking only).

The move comes as several downtown businesses have changed how they operate in response to the outbreak, and as health officials encourage “social distancing” — keeping away from other people — to slow the spread of the virus. That includes encouraging people to work from home.

SP Plus current plan is to forgo collecting hourly fees at on-street parking areas and public lots. This includes the Wichita and Smischny lots which are owned by the Metro District. Residential Permit Parking (RPP) areas will still be enforced at this time. Also, the Barr Trail Lot, 400 blocks of Euston and Winter will remain paid parking and 100-300 blocks of Ruxton Avenue will be residential parking only to assist with traffic control.

The decision to not charge hourly off-street and on-street parking customers is directly aimed at helping stop COVID-19 by eliminating cashier and kiosk interactions with customers.

Manitou Springs parking operator, SP Plus, is still expected to have staff on site to address basic operational, safety and maintenance needs, and the city is asking visitors and residents to continue to follow parking restrictions and signs on-street and in lots.

While there’s an abundance of free parking now, those who opt to park at the Barr Trail Parking Lot, Euston or Winter, the city is still enforcing meter regulations and charging appropriate fees in these areas.

As a reminder:

We care about you!

DO THE FIVE

Help stop coronavirus

HANDS Wash them often

ELBOW Cough into it

FACE Don’t touch it

FEET Stay more than 6ft apart

FEEL sick? Stay home

Manitou Mineral Springs Update 3/21/20

Manitou’s name came from Native Americans to describe the spring water which is believed to come from the "breath of the Great Spirit Manitou". It is believed that this Spirit created the bubbles, or "effervescence", in the spring water. The springs were considered sacred grounds and drank and soaked in the mineral water to replenish and heal themselves.

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐จ๐ฎ ๐’๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐š๐Ÿ๐ž ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐‚๐Ž๐•๐ˆ๐ƒ-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐„๐ฅ ๐๐š๐ฌ๐จ ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ฒ ๐‡๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ก ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ.

The Public Works department will be cleaning the fountains twice a day and you can help us by doing “THE FIVE” everywhere and every day:

We care about you!

DO THE FIVE (+1), HELP STOP COVID-19

๐‡๐€๐๐ƒ๐’ ๐–๐š๐ฌ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ง
๐„๐‹๐๐Ž๐– ๐‚๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐ข๐ญ
๐…๐€๐‚๐„ ๐ƒ๐จ๐ง’๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐ข๐ญ
๐…๐„๐„๐“ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž๐ญ ๐š๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ
๐…๐„๐„๐‹ ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ๐ค? ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ฒ ๐ก๐จ๐ฆ๐ž
๐ƒ๐Ž๐’๐“ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ฌ

Thank you,
The Mineral Springs Foundation and the City of Manitou Springs

SNOW REMOVAL UPDATES 3/19/20


As a City out number one priority is the safety of our citizens and employees. During the City’s state of emergency, our Public Works department will continue to remove snow from the roads, and maintain safe driving conditions for the residents of Manitou to the best of its abilities. We will plow and sand Manitou Avenue in its entirety, El Paso Avenue, Crystal Hills Blvd, Crystal Park Road, Pawnee Avenue, and the on and off ramps for US 24 at the East and West ends of Manitou Avenue. 

All other side streets will be serviced according to manning and conditions. Emergency calls for assistance due to water outages, sewer breaks or roadway damage will be responded to accordingly as staffing permits.

Jeffery A. Jones 

Public Works Director

PRESS RELEASE 03/18/2020

Contact: (Alex Trefry)      

Position: (Public Information Officer)

RE: (Closure of Incline and Shuttle to Incline)

MEDIA RELEASE

The City’s number one priority is to protect its community, visitors, and employees. The City of Manitou Springs will close access to the Incline and the Metro shuttle to the Incline until further notice.


To reduce the transmission of COVID-19, the City will close the Incline as there are not suitable sanitization options available to those who visit the Incline. Additionally, the first responders who address emergencies on the incline are put into a high risk situation.


Due to the closure of the Incline, the Metro shuttle that visits the Incline will also be closed until further notice.


The Incline is an attraction that averages 1,000 visitors a day, and due to the current state of emergency, the City of Manitou Springs has found it in the best interest of the public, to close the Incline and the shuttle to the Incline until further notice.


 

 “While we were reluctant to close the incline, we had far more grave reservations regarding 

public health”



-Mayor John Graham



Alex Trefry


Public Information Officer


719-306-2884


atrefry@comsgov.com

Link to Official Release

PRESS RELEASE 03/17/2020

Contact: (Alex Trefry)      

Position: (Public Information Officer)

RE: (Emergency Sewer Dig on Capitol Hill Ave.)

ANNOUNCEMENT:

The City of Manitou Springs will be performing work on a new sewer main at 145 Capitol Hill Avenue on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 9:00 AM. This work is expected to take approximately 2 full days and is expected to conclude on Thursday, March 19, 2020, with no water or sewer service disruption expected for immediately surrounding properties.

All efforts will be made to keep this work as brief as possible and will send out another notification once the installation has been completed.

Customers and visitors may experience some minor traffic disruption near this area due to the closure of a section of Capitol Hill Avenue during this repair. A detour route will be posted with directional signage near the repair site.

Thank you for your patience!

Jeff Jones

Public Works Director

City of Manitou Springs, CO

719-685-2558 office

719-492-2359 cell

jeffjones@comsgov.com

capitol hill closure


PRESS RELEASE 03/16/2020

Release Date: (Mon., Mar. 16, 2020)

Contact: (Alex Trefry)      

Position: (Public Information Officer)

RE: (City Hall Closure)

IMPORTANT!

CITY HALL IS CLOSED


TO PROTECT COMMUNITY HEALTH AND REDUCE THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IN OUR REGION, THE CITY OF MANITOU SPRINGS WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SERVICES THROUGH PHONE, ELECTRONIC AND MAIL METHODS.


www.MANITOUSPRINGSGOV.com FULL DETAILS FOR ALL SERVICES


*******CITY COURT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 21, 2020********


HOW TO REACH A DEPARTMENT:

DEPARTMENT:

PHONE

EMAIL

ADMINISTRATION

719-685-2579

administration@comsgov.com

CITY CLERK

719-685-2554

cityclerk@comsgov.com

COURT CLERK

719-685-2544

cityclerk@comsgov.com

PUBLIC WORKS

719-685-2558

719-390-5555 after hours

jeffjones@comsgov.com

PARKING SERVICES

888-614-7240

Please call at this time

PLANNING

719-685-4398

planningdept@comsgov.com

EVENTS & FACILITIES

719-685-2601

mweiss@comsgov.com

FINANCE

719-685-2579

rdavis@comsgov.com

POOL & FITNESS CENTER

719-685-9735

tpauley@comsgov.com


UTILITY BILLS MAY BE PAID:

ONLINE @ Xpressbillpay.com

OR

DROPBOX AT CITY HALL

OR

MAIL TO: 606 MANITOU AVENUE

MANITOU SPRINGS, CO 80829

PARKING TICKETS MAY BE PAID:

ONLINE @ www.PARKMANITOU.COM/CITATIONS/


THE CITY OF MANITOU SPRINGS IS COMMITTED TO ENSURING CITY OPERATIONS REMAIN IN PLACE DURING THIS TIME. EMPLOYEES WILL REMAIN WORKING TO ENSURE CONTINUITY OF SERVICES.

Declaration of a Local Disaster Emergency 

Release Date: 3/15/2020

ANNOUCEMENT

Denise Howell, the City Administrator of The City of Manitou Springs has signed a Declaration of Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency. The City is encouraging its citizens to continue their daily lives as usual, with an increase of cleanliness and heightened awareness regarding COVID-19. More information will be released soon.

Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

City of Manitou Springs, CO

719-306-2884 (cell)

atrefry@comsgov.com


PRESS RELEASE 03/09/2020

Release Date: (Mon., Mar. 9, 2020)

Contact: (Jeff Jones)      

Phone: (Public Works Director)

RE: (Water Main Work at 515 Ruxton Avenue) 

ANNOUCEMENT

The City of Manitou Springs will be performing work on a water main at 515 Ruxton Avenue (Cog Railway) on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 10:00 AM. This work is expected to take approximately 2 hours, with water service disruption expected for immediately surrounding properties above the intersection of Ruxton Avenue and Vermont Avenue.

All efforts will be made to keep this work as brief as possible and the City will send out another notification once the repair has been completed.

Customers and visitors may experience some minor traffic disruption near this area due to the partial closure of Ruxton Avenue during this repair. A detour route will be posted with directional signage near the repair site.

Thank you for your patience!

Jeff Jones

Public Works Director

City of Manitou Springs, CO

719-685-2558 office

719-492-2359 cell

jeffjones@comsgov.com

PRESS RELEASE 2-5-2020 

PLANNED WORK ON RUXTON AVE

Release Date: (Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020)

RE: (Colorado Springs Utilities Hydro Power Plant Pipe Repairs starting Monday, Feb. 10, 2020)

MEDIA RELEASE

Garney Construction will be performing pipeline repairs for the Colorado Springs Utilities Hydro-power Plant, just above the COG Railway station on Ruxton, beginning on Monday morning February 10, 2020. Garney Construction will be installing 25 feet of 24” pipe in the Ruxton roadway, adjacent to C.S.U.’s eastern most building of their hydro-power plant.

Ruxton will remain open in one lane during this repair work, and a flagger and signage will be present.

This repair work will commence at 7AM on Monday February 10, 2020 and is anticipated to conclude by 4PM on Saturday February 15, 2020.

Further questions regarding this repair work can be relayed to Jackie Chambers of Colorado Springs Utilities @ 719-641-2460 or jmchambers@csu.org.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Rich Fabbro

Deputy Public Works Director

City of Manitou Springs, CO

719-685-2561 office

719-492-2349 cell

rfabbro@comsgov.com

PRESS RELEASE 1-31-2020

City of Manitou Springs Police department      

Chief of Police:  Brian Churchill

 

On 01/29/2020 Manitou Springs Police Department was notified that 20 year old Lenard Moe was arrested as a result of an investigation of the two Babes Espresso robberies at 2438 E Pikes Peak Avenue.  Moe was a suspect in the Days Inn robbery which occurred on 1/10/2020 in Manitou Springs.  MSPD officers interviewed Moe at CJC and received information connecting him to the robbery.  Officers subsequently added charges of Robbery for Moe in conjunction with the four other cases from CSPD.

We would like to thank CSPD and the citizens that assisted us in this investigation.  With the citizen’s involvement and providing information it expedited the process.  Thanks to CSPD’s hard work and collaboration with our department we were able to make an arrest bringing justice to all of our victims.

The Mission of the Manitou Springs Police Department is to build and maintain a sense of safety and a high quality of life through exemplary customer service.



01/29/2020 Public Works Annoucement: 

Sewer Main Repair 211 Peakview Boulevard 

Thursday, Jan 30, 2020


The City of Manitou Springs will be repairing a collapsed section of sewer main near 211 Peakview Boulevard, on Thursday, January 30, 2020. There are no anticipated sewer service outages with this repair.

Customers and visitors in the area of the Peakview/South Path intersection will encounter some minor traffic disruption and detours. Customers and visitors will be able to access most of Peakview during this repair, except for the construction zone, from either South Path or Puma Path.

This repair work will commence at 8AM and conclude by 4PM on Thursday 01/30/2020.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Rich Fabbro

Deputy Public Works Director

City of Manitou Springs, CO

719-685-2561 office

719-492-2349 cell

rfabbro@comsgov.com211 Peakview Sewer Main TCP

Sewer Main Repair 211 Peakview

UPDATE 1/24/20 Sutherland Place Water Main Break 

Re: Water Main Repaired - Road Open

The City of Manitou Springs Public Works Department completed the Water Main Repairs on Sutherland Place last night. The trench was back-filled immediately after water service was restored and road access was reopened. The Asphalt patch-back repairs on Sutherland will be scheduled in the upcoming weeks contingent on the weather.

Thank you for your patience  

Jeff Jones

Public Works Director

City of Manitou Springs, CO

719-685-2558 office

719-492-2359 cell

jeffjones@comsgov.com

7:10 PM UPDATE Re: Water Main Break Sutherland Pl.

The City of Manitou Springs Public Works Department is in the process of turning the water back on to restore service


Customers may experience some aeration or air bubbles in their water, after the water main is recharged. Flushing of all taps within a home for 2 minutes will usually eliminate any air or discoloration in the water lines.

Thank you for your patience

UPDATE: 1/23.2020 Sutherland Place Water Leak Water Shut Off


UPDATE 1:00 PM 1/23 Sutherland Pl Water Main Break

Re: Approximate Duration of Water Shut Off

CoMS Sewer Division Lead update: 

No Water Service in the affected neighborhoods. Water will remain off for approximately 4 more hours. Periodic status updates will be posted throughout the duration of the repair.  

Thank you for your patience

______________________________________________________________

UPDATE: 1/23/2020 Water Main Break Sutherland Pl.

Due to the Water Main Break on Sutherland Place water service will be shut off and will affect the surrounding neighborhoods. Sutherland Road, Lower Sutherland, Sutherland Place, Indian Oaks, Oak Ridge, portions of Clarksley Rd..

Please see map below for the general areas affected by the water outage.

Thank you for your patience!

Jeff Jones

Public Works Director

City of Manitou Springs, CO

719-685-2558 office

719-492-2359 cellUPDATE: 1/23.2020 Sutherland Place Water Leak


1/23/2020: Water Main Break Sutherland Place: 

Due to a water main break on Sutherland Place, the road will be closed at Sutherland Place and Sutherland at both intersections

Jeff Jones

Public Works Director

City of Manitou Springs, CO

719-685-2558 office

719-492-2359 cell

jeffjones@comsgov.com


01/22/2020 Water Main Repair Update (2 & 4 Sutherland Place)


UPDATE 5:00 PM

Thanks to the hard work of our Public Works Department, the Crystal Hills Neighborhood water service has been restored to residents in the area. Thank you for your patience while the repairs were in progress and we apologize for any inconvenience which may have resulted from the repair work.

UPDATE

The City of Manitou Springs encountered several broken valves during the repair of the water main at 2 and 4 Sutherland Place and the repairs needed are more extensive than previously thought. Currently, it is estimated that as much as ninety percent (90%) of the Crystal Hills neighborhood is without water. The City’s Public Works Department is on site working to make the needed repairs. Full water service for the Crystal Hills neighborhood is expected to be achieved by 7:00 PM tonight.

ANNOUCEMENT

The City of Manitou Springs will be repairing a small water main break between 2 and 4 Sutherland Place on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. This repair work is expected to take approximately 4 hours, with a potential for water service disruption expected for immediately surrounding properties.

All efforts will be made to keep this repair as brief as possible and will send out another notification once the repair has been completed.

Customers and visitors may experience some minor traffic disruption near this area due to the partial closure of Sutherland Place during this repair. A detour route will be posted with directional signage near the repair site.

Thank you for your patience!

Jeff Jones

Public Works Director

City of Manitou Springs, CO

719-685-2558 office

719-492-2359 cell

jeffjones@comsgov.com


01/22/2020 Public Works Announcement: Water Main Repair at 2 & 4 Sutherland Place

The City of Manitou Springs will be repairing a small water main break between 2 and 4 Sutherland Place on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. This repair work is expected to take approximately 4 hours, with a potential for water service disruption expected for immediately surrounding properties.

All efforts will be made to keep this repair as brief as possible and will send out another notification once the repair has been completed.

Customers and visitors may experience some minor traffic disruption near this area due to the partial closure of Sutherland Place during this repair. A detour route will be posted with directional signage near the repair site.


Thank you for your patience!


Jeff Jones

Public Works Director

City of Manitou Springs, CO

719-685-2558 office

719-492-2359 cell

jeffjones@comsgov.com

01/13/2020 Public Works Announcement: 

Test Potholing Tuesday Jan. 14th 

Intersection of Capitol Hill & Pilot Knob 

On Tuesday January 14, 2020 from 8 AM – 4 PM. A contractor is set to perform a potholing test hole at the intersection of Pilot Knob Ave. and Capitol Hill Avenue No anticipated Road Closures at this time.

Thank you.

Public Works Department

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01/10/2020 Water Outage behind Eagle & Villa motels


Update as of 8:30 pm: The water is back ON in the 400-500 block of Fountain Place/Manitou Avenue. The leak has been pinpointed to our water main which is inside of, and running through a customers property. 

This repair will take place on Monday as we will have to call in new locates and get permission from the homeowner on the NE corner of Fountain Place and Puma Path.

The Public Works water department is shutting the water OFF for a short while behind (S of) the Eagle & Villa motels, in the 400-500 block of Fountain Place/Manitou Avenue so the leak detector can pinpoint the leak on the main.

Water Shutoff Valve Replacement at 2 Sheridan Place on 01-02-2020

The City of Manitou Springs will be replacing a failed water service shut off valve at 2 Sheridan Place, on Thursday, January 2, 2020. The water main will have to be shut off to replace this non-functioning valve.

Customers on the following streets will experience water outages during this repair work: Sheridan Place, Grant Avenue, Panorama Place, Lincoln Avenue, and some portions of Floral Path and the upper end of Washington Avenue.

This repair work will commence at 9AM and conclude by 4PM on Thursday 01/02/2020.

Customers and visitors may experience some minor traffic disruption near this address during this repair, and they may also see some aeration or air bubbles in their water, after the water main is recharged. Flushing of all taps within a home for 2 minutes will usually eliminate any air or discoloration in the water lines.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Rich Fabbro

Deputy Public Works Director

City of Manitou Springs, CO

719-685-2561 office

12/27/2019 - 2019 Year in Review by Mayor Ken Jaray

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