The Town Board is meeting on Monday, April 6, at 6:30 PM. For a copy of the agenda, please click HERE. For the Meeting Etiquette, please click HERE.
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment is providing an update at 2:00 PM today, April 6, 2020. To view the press release and how you can listen to the update, click HERE.
The State has released modeling data for the COVID-19 pandemic. For information, click HERE.
Due to the current health concern,
Town Hall will be closed to the public until further notice.
Please note that, even though Town Hall is closed to the public, 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 question, please call Town Hall and leave a voicemail message.
Please Note: There will be no late fee charged for the utility bill that is due on March 20.
Payments left in the drop box, mailed to the PO Box, or made online will be processed daily.
Please call Town Hall with any questions and leave a voicemail. Voicemails and emails are checked daily
and will be responded to as quickly as possible.
For current updates on this unfolding situation, please visit San Juan Basin Public Health's website. https://sjbpublichealth.org/coronavirus/
If you observe someone violating a Public Health Order, there is now a website where you can report this.
Please go to https://co-durango.civicplus.com/422/Online-Services and click on "Report Incident."
APRIL 7, 2020 REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION
In light of the current COVID-19 Health Concerns, the Town of Ignacio is taking necessary precautionary efforts. The Town is still planning on a polling place election; we will set up a drive-through polling place in the alley just east of Town Hall (enter through the alley behind Subway; you will exit onto Pioneer Street where the Library is). The intent of the drive-through polling place is to provide voters with the polling place while still maintaining the CDC guidelines of six feet social distancing between the voter and election judges. The Abel F. Atencio Community Room, which is our usual polling place, is not adequate to provide the required social distancing that is necessary for the safety of voters and election judges. Provision will be made for those voters who do not have vehicles and walk up to the polling place. Walk-up voters shall approach the polling place from the Goddard Avenue side of Town Hall. Any voter with a qualified disability that needs special assistance should contact Town Hall (970-563-9494) and make their request.
For a map of the drive-through voting, please click HERE. For detailed instructions of what will happen at each voting booth, please click HERE.
No voter will be denied their right to vote.
All absentee ballots must be received at Town Hall by the close of Polls (7:00PM) on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
CORONA VIRUS RESOURCES
The following links provide helpful resources and information regarding protecting yourself and others from contamination, what you should do if you suspect you have been exposed, and typical symptoms of this illness.
CDPHE: Provides regularly updated information on COVID-19 in Colorado.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Comprehensive information on COVID-19, including prevention, symptoms, and information for various groups.
Center for Disease Control's Guidelines for Disinfecting Your Facility
San Juan Basin Public Health "How You Can Help STOP the Spread of the COVID-19 Virus"
Colorado State Emergency Operations Center has established a hotline in response to COVID-19. Please click HERE for information about this hotline.
La Plata County has established a call center in response to the COVID-19 crisis (970-385-8700). They are not currently staffed; however, the outgoing message has helpful information.
Please visit https://www.swcoda.org/ for disaster assistance resources.
Current Executive Orders and Advisories regarding COVID-19
Please click on the name of each of these orders to download a PDF with further information:
Executive Stay-At-Home Order - Governor Polis - March 25, 2020
San Juan Basin Public Health Stay At Home Advisory
Executive Order Suspending Normal In-Person Education at all Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools - Governor Polis
Executive Order for Work Force Reduction - Governor Polis
Business Closings Public Health Order - CDPHE
Social Distancing Public Health Order - CDPHE
Town of Ignacio Resolution 06-2020 Declaring a State of Emergency - Passed 03-26-2020
Southern Ute Indian Tribe Press Release regarding Two (2) Positive COVID-19 Cases - 03/29/2020
CDPHE Updated Public Health Order Implementing Stay At Home Requirements - 04/01/2020
To learn more about the Census or to take the survey online, please click the image below:
It has never been easier to complete your Census questionnaire! Click HERE to see how to respond on your own.
Land Use Code Update
The Planning Commission has been working for approximately a year on updating the Land Use Code.
If you would like to review the draft of this document, please click here.
2020 Approved Budget
The 2020 Budget is available for review at Town Hall during regular business hours.
If you would like to download a copy of the approved budget to review on your own time, please click here.
Ignacio is a small community of about 800 people nestled in the southeast corner of La Plata County along with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. We are a quick drive to the Navajo Lake State Park, the San Juan Mountains and National Forest, thousands of acres of State/Federal lands, Mesa Verde National Park, and the Four Corners Region.
The Town consists of a variety of businesses and residential homes with a unique Southwest Colorado feel. Our businesses range from local family run restaurants, galleries, locally owned and run grocery stores, banking, chiropractic and dental clinics, as well as a wide variety of other goods and services. The Ignacio School District serves hundreds of children from the Town all the way to the Colorado/New Mexico Border.
For a list of landlords that own three or more rentals (and therefore have a business license with the Town) who may have rentals available, please click here.
Town Hall is located at 540 Goddard Avenue, Ignacio, CO 81137. We provide water, sewer, gas, and seasonal irrigation water to the residents and some of those on the edge of Town boundaries. To see more of what Town Hall does for Ignacio, check out this video from Colorado Municipal League that talks about all the services a local municipality provides for its citizens.
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Incorporated in 1913
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