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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Monday, October 19

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, October 19, to consider a number of ordinances, annexations, and contracts for several infrastructure projects planned throughout the city.

Councilors Barbara Bynum, Da...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, October 18

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Monday morning, October 18, to meet new city employees, discuss an intergovernmental agreement with Montrose County, and heard several presentations about ongoing projects across the city.&am...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, October 5

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, October 5, to consider a number of ordinances and resolutions and a sidewalk extension project on South Townsend Avenue. 

Councilors Dave Frank, Doug Glaspell,...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, October 4

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Monday morning, October 4, to interview a number of applicants to the city's Historic Preservation Commission, hear an update on local childcare needs, and review a number of contrac...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Councilors Approve Moratorium on Adult Gaming Businesses.

In response to numerous concerns voiced by business owners, local residents, and police officers, Montrose City Councilors held a special meeting Tuesday to unanimously approve a temporary moratorium on any new Adult Gaming Arcades or relocation of existi...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Monday, September 20

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Monday evening, September 20, to consider a number of ordinances, resolutions, and new annexations into the city. Council members also made appointments to two civic boards. 

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, September 20

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Monday morning, September 20, to meet new city employees, interview potential new members of the city’s Youth Council, and hear possible revisions to the Municipal Code. 

Councilors also discus...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Paving Scheduled for North End of Woodgate Realignment Project

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Southern End Delayed Due to Third-Party Utility Relocation Efforts

Montrose, CO — Paving operations to lay asphalt on the northern end of the Woodgate Road Realignment project is set to begin by mid-October with the second phase scheduled for sp...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Sewer Line Replacement Work Scheduled For Downtown Neighborhood

Montrose, CO — City of Montrose utility crews have identified a downtown sewer main and manhole that needs to be replaced as a result of the age and condition of the line, and the number of service calls from residents in the area. 

The ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, September 7

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, September 7, to consider a number of ordinances and resolutions, and new annexations into the city. 

Councilors Barbara Bynum, Dave Frank, Doug Glaspell, and D...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Tuesday September 7

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Tuesday morning September 7, to interview potential members of the city’s Youth Council and Planning Commission. Councilors also discussed proposed contract awards and a grant appli...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, August 17

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, August 3, to consider a number of ordinances, a contract change order for public infrastructure work, a tax report from the month of June, and a second-quarter budget ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

City Awarded $2 Million For West Main Street Corridor Improvements

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has been selected to receive $2 million in funds from the Colorado Department of Transportation, CDOT, to improve the safety, mobility, and economic development of Montrose's West Main Street corridor...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, August 16

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Monday morning, August 16, to review a number of revisions to the city’s Municipal Code, hear a presentation about water usage on the Western Slope and meet new city employees.&...

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Posted on: August 4, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, August 3

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, August 3, to consider an effort to help rebuild three aging mobile home parks in the city, increase funding to build the new Public Safety Complex, and a number of new...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, August 2

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Monday morning, August 2, to discuss a pair of contract amendments to public infrastructure projects, including the new Public Safety Complex, and to hear and discuss options for investing fu...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Visit Montrose Earns Tourism Recovery Grant/Gold Level Status

Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose's Office of Business and Tourism, OBT, was recently selected to participate in the Colorado Tourism Office, CTO, Restart Destinations Program, an effort to advance recovery-focused tourism as Colorado...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, July 20

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, July 20, to consider a number of ordinances and resolutions, a contract award for a waterline project in Cerise Park, and a sales, use, and excise tax report for May 2...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

City Adds Depot To Historic Register

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Montrose, CO — City Councilors voted unanimously Tuesday to place the historic Denver and Rio Grande Depot on the city’s register of historic places. 

Construction on the train depot, located at 21 North Rio Grande Avenue in th...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, July 19

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Monday morning, July 19, to meet a number of new employees, hear a proposal for upgrades to three local mobile home parks, a possible new city annexation, and a lease agreement for the Brown ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

City of Montrose’s Cerro Reservoir Is Full and Open For Fishing

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose and Colorado Parks and Wildlife are pleased to announce that Cerro Reservoir is full and that fishing access on the associated State Wildlife Area is open to the public.  

Cerro Reservoir, located at C...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Connect With City Council To Begin July 20

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Montrose, CO — City Councilors are inviting the public to attend the first in an ongoing monthly meeting series called "Connect with City Council,” set to begin July 20, at 5 p.m. The series is designed to serve as an occasion for...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, July 6

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, June 6, to consider a number of ordinances, resolutions, and a preliminary plat for the Sunrise Creek subdivision. 

Councilors Barbara Bynum, Dave Frank, Doug ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Tuesday, July 6

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Tuesday morning, July 6, to review a design contract for a new traffic signal at Chipeta Road and U.S. Highway 550, a contract for work in Cerise Park, and a second-quarter Police Department ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Council Adds Historic County Jail To Register Of Historic Places

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Montrose, CO — City Councilors voted unanimously Tuesday to place the historic Montrose County Jail on the city’s register of historic places. 

The jail, located at 217 South First Street behind Abel’s Hardware, was e...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

MPD Rolls Out New Online Reporting Tool

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Montrose, CO — The Montrose Police Department is pleased to announce that the agency will begin providing a new, online tool, for public use in reporting minor incidents. 

This web-based reporting system, called the Desk Officer Online R...

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Posted on: June 17, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, June 15

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, June 15, to appoint a new member to the Planning Commission and consider a number of ordinances and resolutions. 

Councilors Barbara Bynum, Dave Frank, Doug Gl...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, June 14

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Tuesday morning, June 14, to review changes to the Municipal Code, review plans for two new annexations, hear an update about the Public Art eXperience program, and consider a plan for an eme...

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

“Tipi the Town” Wins Colorado Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence: People’s Choice

Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose Development and Revitalization Team (DART) and the Colorado Yurt Company have been selected for the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence for their partnered program, “Tipi the Town,” in response to COVID-19.

The awar...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, June 1

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, June 1, to appoint a new member to the council and consider a number of ordinances and resolutions. 

Councilors Barbara Bynum, Dave Frank, Doug Glaspell, and D...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Fire Station No. 1 Added to Historic Registry

Montrose, CO — City Councilors voted unanimously Tuesday to place the Montrose Fire Department No. 1 station on the city’s register of historic places. 

The station, located on the city’s civic campus at 24 South Unco...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Council Adopts New Comprehensive Plan

Montrose, CO — In an effort to ensure the Montrose community's physical growth, development, and essential public services are strengthened for generations to come, City Councilors formally adopted the city's Envision 2040 Comp...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Tuesday, June 1

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Tuesday morning, June 1, to interview candidates for a City Council vacancy and hear about a design contract for a possible new Public Works Facility. 

Due to the Memorial Day holiday...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, May 18

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, May 18, to consider a number of ordinances and lease agreements and hear a number of community reports. 

 

Councilors Barbara Bynum, Dave Frank, Doug G...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, May 17

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Monday morning, May 17, to meet a number of new employees, hear a pair of Municipal Court reports, and review permits for a pair of summer events. 

Councilors Barbara Bynum, Dave Fran...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Montrose Police Department Welcomes Four New Officers

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Montrose, CO — The Montrose Police Department officially welcomed four new police officers to its ranks Monday morning, filling a number of vacant positions in the department. Officers Andrew Bradnock, Jason Bresett, Curtis Dunlap, and Wes Imhof...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, May 4

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, May 4, to consider a new appointment to the City Council along with several contract awards and ordinances. 

 

Councilors Barbara Bynum, Dave Frank, an...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, May 3

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Monday morning, May 3, to interview potential new members to the City Council following the departure of councilor Roy Anderson last month, and learn about possible new lease agreements in th...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Murphy Earns Award Celebrating River Improvements/Preservation

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Montrose, CO — Montrose City Engineer Scott Murphy was recently recognized for his work to protect and preserve the Uncompahgre River running through the community with the Gila Trout Award from the Arizona Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Ari...

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Posted on: April 27, 2021

City/Rec District Receive Honors For Connect Trail

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose, in partnership with the Montrose Recreation District, MRD, was recently honored by the Colorado Lottery for the completion of the Connecting the People to Their Parks and Recreation “Connect Trail&a...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

City Continues Its Legacy As A Tree City

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Arbor Day is Friday, April 30, which coincides with the city's Earth Week celebrations.

Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose was named a 2020 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the city’s continued commitment to effec...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, April 20

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, April 20, to consider a number of ordinances and contract awards and to welcome the city's new Municipal Court judge.

Councilors Dave Bowman, Barbara Bynum, Da...

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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Greenacre Takes Oath As New Municipal Court Judge

Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose officially welcomed Judge Charles Greenacre as the city’s new Municipal Court judge following the retirement of longtime Judge Richard Brown. 

Judge Greenacre took the oath of office administ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, April 19

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Monday morning, April 19, to meet new city employees, interview potential members of the city's planning commission, hear a Municipal Code update and receive a report about a repair ...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Work Progressing On Sunset Mesa Water Storage Project

Montrose, CO — Construction of the Sunset Mesa water tank and pump station is progressing on schedule and within budget with the overall goal of providing safe and reliable drinking water to city water customers living west of the Uncompahgre Ri...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Public Safety Complex Construction Under Way

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Montrose, CO — Construction of the new Montrose Public Safety Complex (MPSC)  has begun with heavy machinery performing site preparation work along South First Street on the city's downtown civic campus. 

On Tuesday the...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, April 6

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, April 6, to select a new mayor for the 2021-2022 term and consider a business expansion incentives package for the Colorado Yurt Company’s new headquarters, ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

The Pandemic Leader

(Montrose Mayor Barbara Bynum leads a community tour of the La Raza Park Neighborhood Oct 7, 2020)

Bynum’s Tenure As Mayor During A Time of Test for Montrose

Story and Pictures by William Woody

City of Montrose Communications

 

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, April 5

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Monday morning, April 5, to interview a number of applicants to the city’s Planning Commission, review an intergovernmental agreement with Montrose County for a new traffic signal o...

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Posted on: March 17, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, March 16

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, March 1, to consider a number of ordinances and contract awards for projects around the city. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, City Councilors Roy Anders...

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, March 15

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Monday morning, March 15, to meet a number of new employees, review possible code revisions, and preview proposed contract awards for new public infrastructure and asbestos work on a Park Ave...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Phase I River Improvements Complete

Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose is pleased to announce that Phase I of the Uncompahgre River Improvements Project near North 9th Street is complete and open to the public. The project was completed under budget, ahead of schedule, and injury...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

City Earns Grant To Survey Neighborhood and Celebrate/Preserve Mexican-American Heritage

Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose has been selected to receive $25,000 from History Colorado to prepare a historic context survey to inform historic preservation efforts in Montrose’s Tortilla Flats neighborhood, located on the city&...

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Posted on: March 3, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, March 2

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, March 2, to approve a number of resolutions, ordinances, and plats for new developments. Councilors also approved funding for the city’s new Public Safety Co...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

City Partnerships Eyeing Public Transit Expansion

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Montrose, CO — With the goal of improving public transit for decades to come, the City of Montrose has partnered with All Points Transit to facilitate the relocation and expansion of their transit center, currently located on South Second Street...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, March 1

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Monday morning, March 1, to hear about a number of proposed contract awards for city projects, an incentives package for a new Colorado Yurt Company headquarters, and a funding request for th...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

City Parking Area to Close For Construction

Contractors working for Colorado Outdoors will be temporarily closing the gravel trailhead parking area at the western end of Tributary Street starting this week. The closure is expected to last into fall 2021.  

This closure is necessary in order...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, February 16

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, February 16, to honor former City Manager Jim Austin, to approve a transfer of a liquor license, approve an upgrade to the city's utility metering system, and...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Tuesday, February 16

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Tuesday morning, February 16, to hear a number of proposed contracts and purchase recommendations, several new proposed annexations into the city, and updates about local short-term rentals a...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

City Launches Online Tool to Boost Access to Financial Info

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Montrose, CO —  Members of the city’s Finance Department have completed the momentous task of designing and creating an online tool to provide an open window for residents to peer into the city’s finances.

The new Tr...

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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, February 2

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, February 2, to consider funding childcare needs study and approving a number of contract awards for construction projects around the city.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, February 1

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Monday morning, February 1, to hear a recommendation for a possible upgrade to utility meter infrastructure software and a possible contract award for a new pump house at the Black Canyon Gol...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, January 19

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, January 19, to consider a number of ordinances approving new annexations, a contract amendment for the new Public Safety Complex, and a vehicle purchase recommendation...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Tuesday, January 19

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Tuesday morning, January 19, to hear presentations regarding local childcare needs, the upcoming Woodgate Road Realignment Project, a contract award for the amphitheater project, and the city...

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

City Installs New Solar Lights To Improve Park Safety, Energy Efficiency

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Montrose, CO — In an effort to improve park safety for pedestrians and boost energy efficiency within the community, the city has installed new solar-powered outdoor lighting in Rotary Park with more solar lights eyed for installation soon.&...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING: Tuesday, January 5

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for their regular meeting Tuesday evening, January 5, to consider a new malt beverage license for Hangin Tree Travel Pizza and a number of ordinances approving new annexations into the city. 

Due to the...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Blog: CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION: Monday, January 4

Montrose, CO — City Councilors met for a work session Monday morning, January 4, to discuss possible flood scenarios within the city, hear a contract amendment recommendation for the new Public Safety Complex, and review city vehicle fleet addit...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

City Unveils Plans For Woodgate Road Realignment Project

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Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose is poised to begin the realignment of Woodgate Road, one of the largest capital projects of 2021. The design of the project is currently being finalized and the city is looking for public feedback to fine-tune...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Housing, Hotel Approved For Montrose

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Montrose, CO — Development agreements for a new hotel and a multi-family housing project were given the green light this week by the Montrose Urban Renewal Authority (MURA) and Montrose City Council. Both projects are set to begin later this year.&nbs...

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