Weekly Staff Report November 29, 2021

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City of Idaho Springs

Weekly Report

November 29, 2021







Mayor Michael Hillman

The 2022 City Budget will come to City Council for adoption in December.

The City’s Downtown Master Plan, Downtown Idaho Springs IS…will be considered for adoption in December.

The City is working on a downtown parking structure and mobility hub in partnership with CDOT and Downtown Property Owners.

Free Vaccines are available at walk in clinics throughout the County on Wednesdays; Vaccinations are available at Safeway anytime. There is also free COVID testing available throughout the County. Flu Shots are also now available. Details are on the County Website.

The Special Improvement District Downtown was approved by City Council last Monday night. The City will work with the District to determine any potential assessments in the Future.

The Miner Street Marketplace will be closing for the season this week. Miner Street will be reopening to One Way Traffic. Businesses that wish to do so may utilize space on both Miner Street and Idahoe Mall for Outdoor Dining.

The City’s Christmas Tree Lighting was a success. Thank you to Sadie Schultz, the Madrigals and Santa for making it a great event!

Idaho Springs Police Department

The Idaho Springs Police Department has three openings. Applications are available on the City Website.

Local Businesses can require patrons to wear masks. Those that do not comply can be charged with criminal trespass.

Chief Buseck has been working with the Sheriff and Jefferson Mental Health to design a new pilot program where a Mental Health Representative will be riding with an Idaho Springs Officer to contact folks who may need additional mental health resources. This program will be starting in the immediate future.

Deputy City Clerk Wonder Martell

City Hall is open for business. Only 2 members of the public are allowed into the building at any time. You can do business over the phone or through the mail slot. City Council and Commissions have returned to Virtual Meetings. Outside groups cannot meet in person at City Hall.

Public Works Director John Bordoni

Property Owners are responsible for removing snow from the sidewalks adjacent to their buildings within 24 hours of 2” of snowfall. Property Owners are also responsible to ensure that sidewalks are generally passable and safe.

Community Development Planner Jerad Chipman

Planning Commission will be meeting on Wednesday to review the final draft of the Downtown Master Plan.