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Mosquito Spraying in City Limits
We'd like to encourage everyone to help us spread the word that the City's mosquito spraying efforts will begin on May 19th and run through the middle of September. More details:Time: Between the Hours of 5:00 p.m.—1:00 a.m.Route: Thursdays—all of Monte Vista City LimitsResidents can assist city mosquito control efforts by eliminating standing water within their yards and regularly changing water in things like pools and bird baths. For tips on mosquito bite prevention, visit www.fightthebitecolorado.com and please plan your outdoor activity accordingly.
Public Notice, Please Do Not Throw Things in the Ditches!
The Lariat Ditch is receiving high quantities of water over the next couple of weeks and the ditch owners have found that people are placing debris (wood, limbs, lawn clipping, etc.) into the ditch and are causing problems with the water flow. This notice is to inform everyone that this is illegal and anyone caught could face penalties. Please do not throw items into the ditch. If you see someone throwing debris into the ditch please notify the police department.
On May 10 there was a water repair completed on Sickles and Henderson. We are getting complaints of cloudy water especially on Martha Street. This is air that was trapped in the water lines from the repair. Crews have flushed hydrants in the area and will again on May 12. If you notice white cloudy water, please understand this is only air. The water is perfectly safe to drink. If you let the water sit in a glass for a few minutes it will clear up as the air dissipates. If you are experiencing this issue let your tub or outside water faucet run for several minutes (20-30) and you should notice the water clearing up. If not, contact us and we will send a crew out.
2016 Monte Vista Clean Up Days
Once again the City of Monte Vista is holding our annual City Clean Up Days May 13 and 14, 2016. The City invites all residents to bring their trash and debris to 384 SKI HI Trail for free dump services. We have dumpsters set up and will collect all your waste (please note prohibited items). The hours for this event are Friday, May 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 14th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
New for this year, the City is offering a one time alley cleaning service. Beginning Monday, May 16 and lasting no longer than Friday, May 27, 2016 the City Public Works Crew will be coming through alleys cleaning up debris. This is a one-time service. Crews will start at the alley west of Meadow Lane and proceed East (hitting only alleys) until they have gone through every alley. Some alleys will only take a few minutes and others may take a day or two. We will not spend any longer than two days on any given alley. Anyone wishing to place items in the alleys can, but must do so by Monday, May 16, 2016. We also ask that you do not block access to the alley. Once the crew has made a pass through the alley, we will not come back. Any debris after we come through will be the responsibility of the adjacent property owner.
For more information and a list of prohibited items, please click here.
Train Movement to Cause Traffic Delays May 12-May 18
The San Luis & Rio Grande Rail Road will be moving hundreds of train cars beginning Thursday, May 12th from west of Monte Vista through Alamosa and then south to Antonito. The operations are anticipated to last until Wednesday, May 18th. Once the operations begin, San Luis & Rio Grande Rail Road will continue the movement of train cars around the clock in order to end the operations as soon as possible. The length of trains will range from 150 cars up to 300 cars.
The San Luis & Rio Grande Rail Road has notified regional emergency response agencies and these agencies have held several meetings to discuss coordination, potential staging, and other response items. The City of Monte Vista feels that it is critical for the public to know that these pre-event coordination discussions are occurring and that during the actual operations, there will be significant communication between the Rail Road and emergency response agencies.
Unfortunately, because of the long trains motorists should expect delays that could last 15 minutes or more.
Water has been shut off in part of the city for an emergency repair. The city is experiencing an emergency leak at the corner of Henderson and Sickles and it includes a valve so we have had to shut down a larger area. Crews are working on it as fast as they can and will get water on as quickly as possible. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
UPDATE: Repairs are completed and water service has been restored.
Tree Limb Update April 29, 2016
Property owners can continue to drop off branches at the limb pile at Ski Hi. The pile will remain open for dumping until June 1, 2016, after which the limbs will be mulched.
The Monte Vista City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, May 19th, 2016 at 5:30 pm or as soon thereafter as practical to receive information and consider a rate adjustment proposal for the City's municipal water rates.
Copies of the water rate study and proposed rate increase will be available on or before May 9th, 2016 at Monte Vista City Hall, 95 W First Ave, Monte Vista, CO
If you have any questions or would like further information regarding the study or proposed rate increase, please contact Forrest H. Neuerburg, City Manager at 719-852-2692.
May 19, 2016
Amending the Monte Vista Municipal Code by Adding Section 5-1-300 "Drug Houses and Illegal Activity" to Chapter 5 Nuisances