Important Press Releases and Proclamation
The Federal Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 and the San Juan Basin Public Health Emergency Declaration both ended on May 11, 2023. To read the entire press release from SJBPH, please click HERE.
Pine River Shares is providing food during the Summer months. To see the flier with detailed information, please click HERE.
Free End of Life Medical Decision information will be available at a presentation on June 8, 2023, 6:00-8:00 PM at the Bayfield Library. This event is provided by Pine River Shares' Thrive In Place program. To see a detailed flier on this event, please click HERE.
Fentanyl is a highly lethal drug that is becoming more easily accessible in our communities. The Town of Ignacio acknowledged National Fentanyl Awareness Day 2023 on June 9 through a Proclamation issued by the Town Board. To read the entire Proclamation, please click HERE. To read a detailed fact sheet on Fentanyl, please click HERE.
Town Hall is Open to the Public
The Town phones are manned from 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Town Hall is also open to the public, 10 AM to 2 PM Monday through Friday. We ask that you not come in if you are not feeling well, running a fever, coughing or sneezing. We look forward to serving you, either in person or via phone call.
The Police Department continues to operate as usual. You can reach the Ignacio Police Department by calling 970-563-4206.
If you have a utility emergency, please call the on-call number (970-759-3660). The Public Works employee that is on call will assess the emergency and respond accordingly. If you have a utility billing or service question, please call Town Hall (970-563-9494) or email the Utility Clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Water Quality Reports
The 2022 Water Quality Report is now available. To view this report, please click HERE. This report has also been posted at Town Hall and the Ignacio Community Library. It is available for review at Town Hall during regular business hours.
Town Board Meeting Info
The Town Board will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, May 15, 2023, at 5:30 PM at the Abel F. Atencio Community Room.
To access the agenda and detailed information on how you can attend, please click HERE.
For the Zoom Etiquette document, please click HERE.
If you would like to listen to a recording of the previous Board Meetings, please view the Town Board's page by navigating through the tabs above.
Highway 172 Improvement Project
CDOT is beginning work on the Highway 172 Improvement Project. Please see the Official Flier from CDOT by clicking HERE.
Do you love your community? Do you want to influence the vision and direction of the Town of Ignacio? Now you can! There are multiple openings on the Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment. To learn more about these two opportunities, please visit our website (townofignacio.colorado.gov), hover your mouse over Town Departments / Planning Department, and select the designated link. You can download an application HERE or from the Applications, Forms and Licenses page of our website. Once your completed application is received, it will be submitted to the Town Board for review. Individuals who currently own a business or property within Ignacio town limits, but do not live within the town limits, can still serve. You will be notified when your application is up for review, as the Town Board will want to talk with you. If you have any questions, please contact Town Hall.
Natural Gas Pricing & Utility Billing
The Town of Ignacio has received notice that the San Juan Basin Natural Gas Pricing is increasing dramatically. The Southern Ute Utilities Division informed the Town of this rate increase, and provided some information on the basis for the increase. To read the complete memo from the Town that includes the information from the Tribe, please click HERE.
The Town Board held a duly noticed Public Hearing on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 6 PM during the Regular Town Board Meeting to allow for comments on the proposed rate structure change for Natural Gas. The Board voted unanimously to make the following changes to the Natural Gas Rate Structure for 2023.
- The gas rate will be billed at $16/MCF.
- The 10% Capital Factor will be waived as long as the SUUD rate is above $10/MCF. Should the SUUD rate drop to $10/MCF or lower, the 10% Capital Factor will be applied.
- The Board will have the authority, without the need for a Public Hearing, to adjust the natural gas rate (increase or decrease) to cover unanticipated rate adjustments throughout the year.
- For the months of January through March, there will be no late fees assessed and no disconnection of utilities or reconnect fees charged to any account.
- Starting in April of 2023, accounts with outstanding balances will one again be assessed late fees.
- Starting in May of 2023, all accounts that are past due will once again be subject to disconnection of services and assessment of reconnect fees.
If you have any questions, please call Town Hall during regular business hours at 970-563-9494.
The Town of Ignacio has been working on assessing and addressing the housing needs in our community. Short Elliott Hendrickson, the Engineering Firm that the Town is contracted with, did a housing assessment in 2020. To view the report of this assessment, please click HERE.
In preparation for new housing that the Town anticipates will be added as a result of the housing needs assessment, the Planning Commission and Town Board also updated the Land Use and Development Code (LUDC). For the complete LUDC, please click HERE. To see the updated Zoning Map that was adopted at the same time as the LUDC, please click HERE.
HB 21-1162 - NEW PLASTIC BAG FEE
Effective January 1, 2023
In 2021, House Bill 21-1162 was voted into law. This new bill imposes a 10-cent fee for every single-use bag (paper or plastic) that a "large" retail store supplies to each customer. A large retail store is defined as a store that has more than three locations within the State of Colorado and/or has stores in other states. The stores within our community that this law applies to are Family Dollar, Seven to Eleven, and Subway.
To see a document that contains all the details concerning this new fee, please click HERE.
CDOT 2022 Transportation Annual
The Colorado Department of Transportation has published their 2022 Transportation Annual. This document outlines the Transit Goals for the next 25 years, explains current projects in the each of the 5 Regions, and introduces you to staff. To view the document, please click HERE. Our very own Interim Town Manager, Mark Garcia, was appointed by Governor Polis to the Transportation Commission and has been serving in that capacity since July 2021. If you have questions, please reach out to CDOT, Region 5, at their Durango Office: 3803 North Main Ave. #306 Durango, CO 81301 (970-385-1423).
Downtown Redevelopment Plan
The University Technical Assistance Program (UTAP) at UC Denver has partnered with the Town of Ignacio to assemble a downtown redevelopment plan. The goal of this project is to enhance the downtown core along Goddard Avenue between the blocks of Lampert Street and Empire Street centering on the Highway 151 Intersection. For news and progress reports, please visit their website, https://utapucd.wixsite.com/
We Thought You Would Want to Know...
La Plata County is seeking public comment on Commissioner District Boundary Adjustments. For the complete press release, please click HERE.
Affordable Connectivity Program Flier - If you qualify, you could get $30 off your monthly internet access bill. For the complete flier, click HERE.
Flier for HomesFund FREE First Time Buyer Education Workshop
Town Board Strategic Plan
The Town Board of Trustees has been working with Sagebrush Consulting and has just completed and adopted the Strategic Plan for 2021 - 2023!
To review, download, or print this plan, click HERE.
Town of Ignacio Events
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