Jim Scheid - Phone: 970-417-8447, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adjustments in Operations:
City parks will remain open, but all public restrooms, shelters, and playground/fitness equipment are closed for the duration of the emergency period. Maintenance staff may be working, but are not expected to interact with the public during this time.
Park shelter reservations, normally coordinated by the City Clerk’s Office, have been suspended until further notice.
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Offices: Due to the city’s move to Tier 4 emergency status, City Hall and all city offices are closed to the public until further notice.
Contact Info: To contact a staff member, please call their direct number or the city’s main number at 970.240.1400.
Payments: Payments can be made using one of the following methods:
Contact Info: 970.240.1450
Animal Shelter email: email@example.comAnimal Control email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adjustments in Operations:
The Animal Shelter will remain closed to the public and no adoptions will be offered until further notice. Shelter staff will continue to work as individuals to care for the animals and to maintain sanitary conditions at the shelter. No disruption will occur related to “care of the animals”.
Animal control officers will only respond to high priority/emergency calls, which include law enforcement assistance, injured, sick or stray animals, cruelty and neglect complaints, bite complaints, and dangerous and aggressive dog complaints.
Until further notice, the following services will be altered:
The shelter is closed to the public
The shelter will not be accessible for visitation, adoption, owner surrenders, or volunteer signup
Stray animals picked up and brought to the Animal Shelter by the public or pet owners who need to reclaim their animals need to call 970.240.1450 and a staff member will assist on a case-by-case basis.
Please be vigilant about keeping animals contained and do not bring animals into public places.
Stray animals picked up and brought to the Animal Shelter by the public and pet owners needing to reclaim their animals need to call 970.240.1450 for staff member assistance.
Please do not pick up stray animals, if possible, during this closure due to the limited amount of dog kennel and cat cage space available at the Animal Shelter.
The City of Montrose Animal Shelter is working with neighboring animal welfare agencies to help each other deal with recent issues related to COVID-19. We are participating in weekly teleconferences with 13 other neighboring agencies including Second Chance Humane in Ridgway, Delta Animal Control, and Mesa County Animal Services. We are sharing ideas and resources (virtual) to help with issues as they arise. The coalition, Western Colorado Animal Resources (WeCARe), is a network of animal welfare agencies that have worked together for the past 12 years sharing resources, providing the best care, and finding quality homes for pets. The Animal Shelter is also following state and national animal care and control COVID-19 guidelines as we receive updates. The safety of our staff and the animals that we are caring for are our top priorities.
Tom Young, Golf Professional - Phone: 970-249-4653, Email: Tom@blackcanyongolf.com
Black Canyon Golf Course business operations are closed to the public, but walking-only, self-service golfing will be allowed. Maintenance staff will be working on the course, but are not expected to interact with the public during this time.
Hours of Operation are 9 am - 5:30 pm
Building Official: Archie Byers, Chief Building Official, Phone: 970.240.1437 Email: email@example.com
Building Permits: Sharon Dunning, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The City’s top priority throughout this pandemic remains the safety and well-being of our community and contractors while safely maintaining as much economic activity as possible. The City is available to inspect and support your projects as long as we can all do so safely.
Building Services staff will continue to work from home to provide limited services that can be conducted electronically or by phone. No “in-person” inspections or site visits will be performed. Wherever possible, virtual inspections will be provided
Building permit applications will be accepted by email only and construction document submittals will need to be in “pdf” format. Please send emails to email@example.com and copy firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payments can be made locally by check by using the city drive-thru payment drop box located in the first lane of the Centennial plaza parking lot by the public restrooms or mailed to: City of Montrose, P.O. Box 790, Montrose, CO 81402. Once the payment is received, we will email a copy of the building permit and receipt.
What construction projects may occur in the City of Montrose right now?
Colorado Governor Polis issued an order requiring many businesses to close during this COVID-19 pandemic, but also stated that construction, including but not limited to housing for low-income and vulnerable people, skilled trades such as electricians and plumbers, and other related firms and professionals are deemed ’critical’ and may continue. He also stated that this is not the time for Coloradans to seek contractors for non-critical residential remodels, because we all should be reducing our person-to-person interactions as much as possible, and staying at home as much as possible. For the safety of our community, we request that if a construction project is not creating a new residential or commercial unit, and is not immediately critical for health or safety reasons, please wait and do not perform that work right now. We recognize that a decrease in construction projects puts an immense strain on our economy and your livelihoods, and we are making this request because the health of our community is at stake. While there is no clear line between what construction is critical and what is not, our general process will be to allow:
Continuation of already-started permits for new residential units and commercial units
Continuation of already-started permits on the interior of an occupied building when the work is needed for health or safety reasons
Permits for new residential units and new commercial units
Permits for work on the exterior of a building
Permits for work on the interior of an occupied building when the work is needed for health or safety reasons
How do I apply for a new Building Permit?
To submit a new Building Permit application, please contact Sharon Dunning at Sdunning@cityofmontrose.org or 970.240.1476. We are accepting and reviewing electronic submittals, and think you will like our streamlined process.
Will the City of Montrose inspect my project?
The City of Montrose continues to offer building inspection services to ensure that work is completed in compliance with Building Codes. Some inspections will be done on-site and others will be done using video technology. If an on-site inspection occurs, the Building Inspector must be the only person at the job-site unless otherwise requested by the Building Official. To ensure the safety of projects, the Building Official may issue a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO) during the COVID-19 emergency and require that an additional inspection occur at a later date to obtain a Final Certificate of Occupancy. Please contact Sharon Dunning at Sdunning@cityofmontrose.org or 970.240.1476 to schedule an inspection.
Are any additional requirements in place because of COVID-19?
It is the expectation that contractors follow all Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment guidance with regard to social distancing, hygiene, and disinfection as necessary to protect worker and community safety. Please see https://covid19.colorado.gov/ and www.montrosecounty.net/COVID19 for more information about COVID-19. Safety posters in English and in Spanish from the National Association of Home Builders are attached to this email. Please post them at your jobsite and share them with your teams.
Is there financial assistance available for unemployed workers?
The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment handles unemployment matters in the State of Colorado. They have created a variety of resources for workers and employers affected by COVID-19. For common unemployment questions, changes made as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and other information for workers and employers, visit their website at ColoradoUI.gov. More information about additional COVID-19 assistance from the federal government will be available on the website soon. Information about local assistance, including food assistance and mental health assistance, can be found at http://www.cityofmontrose.org/COVID19. Additional information that is specific to COVID-19 impacts on the homebuilding industry are available on the National Association of Home Builders website.
We appreciate your flexibility and continued partnership through these challenging times. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Assistant City Manager Ann Morgenthaler (email@example.com) or to Chief Building Official Archie Byers (firstname.lastname@example.org or 970.240.1437).
Chelsea Rosty - Phone: 970-250-2189, Email: email@example.com
Visitor Center operations and building access have been suspended until further notice. OBT staff continue working from remote locations.
Events to Help the Local Economy:
Wednesday Morning Business update Zoom Call 8:30 am
Fridays-Montrose Dines-In (With Take-Out) Night
Saturdays- Montrose Buys Local
We are the Lunch Crowd
---Check DART Facebook for updates on all the latest information for businesses during the on-going emergency.
Contact Info: Phone: 970.240.1422 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Operating via email (email@example.com) and phone (970.240.1430).
Election will proceed as scheduled
If you were expecting a ballot and did not receive one, please contact the city clerk at 970-240-1422
Drop ballots at curbside box outside of the County Courthouse or via mail
Questions? A collection of frequently asked questions is available on the Election page, contact us via phone or email
Pavilion is closed, but taking reservations for future events
Park shelter and Lions Community Building reservations are suspended as are reservations for use of the Centennial Meeting Room
Any records requests received over the next 30 days, beginning with the Tier 4 announcement on March 23, may experience a slower than usual records review and retrieval process due to COVID-19 working restrictions as imposed by the Governor. Electronic records will be available within a few days, but requests requiring a personal search and retrieval from paper records might take as long as 1-2 weeks.
Council members may be reached via contact information listed on the City Council page.
City Council will meet virtually as scheduled. Meetings are open to the public via live virtual participation. The public may join the meeting via a Zoom meeting link and interact with the City Council in the same manner as if the meeting were in person. Phone-in options will also be available for those who don’t have online access. Virtual meetings will be recorded and posted on the city’s YouTube channel as soon as possible. Meetings will also be rebroadcast on on Channel 191 and Elevate Channel 970. Information regarding meetings will be posted online, on social media, and can also be received by signing up for email notifications at CityofMontrose.org/NotifyMe.
City Manager Bill Bell - Phone: 970.240.1420, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant City Manager Ann Morgenthaler - Phone: 970-901-6059, Email: email@example.com
Scott Murphy - Phone: 970.901.1792, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All staff are working from home and providing engineering support to customers via electronic and virtual means. Staff will not attend in-person meetings or site visits during this time.
Capital construction projects like Riverbottom Drive and 6530 Bridge project are still proceeding, however project schedules and activities are subject to change. Significant project adjustments will be announced as changes occur.
Storm water permits are available online and plan reviews will continue to be conducted.
Shani Wittenberg, 970.240.1462, email@example.com
Sales tax information is available online
Contact: Bethany Maher - Phone: 970.240.1471 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adjustments in Operations:
Our staff continues to work from home to provide services that can be conducted electronically or by phone.
Court staff members will work from home and continue to carry out court-related services at the direction of the municipal judge.
All cases will be continued for eight (8) weeks from their original date and time to appear in the Montrose Municipal Court. For example, if the appearance date in court was for April 2, 2020, at 8:30 a.m., the NEW court date would be May 28, 2020, at 8:30 a.m.
Most Municipal Court cases can be handled PRIOR to their scheduled court date and time by contacting the court at email@example.com, telephone at 970 240-1428 and/ or fax at 970-252-4728. By taking these steps, individuals can avoid the need to physically appear in court on the delayed court date described above.
Fines can be paid online.
The facility is closed to public access until further notice.
Ann Morgenthaler, Assistant City Manager, Phone: 970-240-1427 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Planning staff continues to work from home to provide services that can be conducted electronically or by phone.
Non-Emergency | 970.249.9110 (You can text this # also)
EMERGENCIES - 911
Please DO NOT call 911 for COVID-19 info or testing.
Montrose Police Department will only respond to priority calls for service. A priority call for service is any situation where there is a crime in progress, traffic crash, or similar situation.
The Montrose PD is operating under "Accident Alert" status for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. Please see the Online Accident Reporting page for details.
Non-emergent incidents will be handled over the phone with a Montrose Police Officer.
For your safety, our front lobby is closed to the public at this time.
VIN inspections & civil standbys are suspended until further notice.
General Contact Info:
Phone: 970.240.1480 Email: email@example.com
Public Works Shop offices are closed to public access. Water, sewer, trash and recycling services continue to operate normally.
Please interact via phone and email as much as possible
Green waste is temporarily located at North Park and the bypass
Public works is not currently accepting TVs, refrigerators, tires, or metal
Contact: John Cain - Phone: 936-402-2024, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Street maintenance staff will work from home via an "on-call" routine. They will respond to urgent projects such as major patches and street repairs, or large potholes that are deemed to be a public safety hazard.
Residents are asked to submit Public Works requests via the "A Better Montrose" app or via the online request portal. Please visit the "A Better Montrose" web page for details.
Trash and Recycling
Contact: Abel Velarde - Phone: 970.275.5008 Email: email@example.com
Trash and collection schedules will remain unchanged until further notice. Work orders for new cans, unscheduled pick-ups, and other special services are not being accepted at this time.The Public Works drop-off for recyclable materials is closed, however, the city is operating a green waste collection site at the southwest corner of the San Juan/Park Avenue intersection, Monday thru Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hours and availablilty are subject to change. Staff members may be assigned on a very limited and individual basis at the direction of the Public Works manager to maintain cleanliness and safety of the site.
Utility Billing: Phone: 970.240.1400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Line breaks and Maintenance Issues: David Bries office (970) 240-1484; cell (913) 238-6173
Essential city services, including water and sewer, will continue normal operations. All water distribution and sewer collection staff will work from home via an "on-call" routine whereby they will respond to urgent projects such as line breaks, line locates, etc.
To avoid the interruption of best hygiene practices like hand washing, the city is suspending water utility shutoffs for delinquent customers while working with them to make future payment arrangements.
Customers are encouraged to use the online bill payment system or make payments or via credit card over the phone, if possible. Payment arrangements can be made over the phone using birthdate and full legal name as a "signature" for any agreements.Check payments will continue to be processed. No cash payments will be accepted during this time. Utility payments can also be made using the drop boxes at City Market South, City Market Downtown, and our drive-up drop box in the parking lot east of Centennial Plaza by the public restrooms.
Customers are asked to avoid flushing wipes, and paper towels, even if the packaging refers to them as being "flushable." These materials are do not break down like toilet paper and cause sewer line blockages and significant problems with sewage handling and treatment equipment.
Becky Scriffiny - Phone: 970.240.1465, Email: email@example.com
Sales tax reporting remains unchanged until further notice. A deferred sales tax payment arrangement for qualifying sales tax licensees is under development. Further details will be announced when they are finalized.