Weekly Staff Report Week of November 1, 2021

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City of Idaho Springs

Weekly Report

November 1, 2021








Andrew Marsh

Jerad Chipman

Diane Breece

John Bordoni

Kelsey Smith

Jonathan Cain

Wonder Martell

Bob Bowland

Mayor Hillman

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 later this year.

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 Economic Recovery Task Force will be having a special meeting at 2:00 PM to discuss the potential for Outdoor Dining in the Marketplace. The Meeting will be Livestreamed on the City Website.

Idaho Springs Police Department

ISPD has a new and improved website. You can look up information, contact officers and more.

There are three ISPD openings currently. 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.

City Clerk Diane Breece

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

Election Day is Tomorrow. There is a Ballot Box outside of City Hall on the Corner of 17th Avenue and Miner Street. Remember that all Ballots need to be in by 7:00 Tuesday Evening.

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.

ADA Ramp Work is underway around Carlson Elementary. The Crosswalk on Miner Street between Carlson and the South Side of Miner Street will also be moved. There will be at least 1 lane open during construction; the project is anticipated to conclude today.

Community Development Planner Jerad Chipman

The last day to give comments on the Downtown Master plan is today. If you have questions about the plan, please contact planner@idahospringsco.com

There is a planning commission meeting this Wednesday; The Downtown Master Plan Draft will be discussed along with a few code amendments. The Work Session will be livestreamed on the City Website.