City of Ouray
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 Election Information Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
The City of Ouray is participating in the November 4, 2014 Coordinated Election that is conducted by the Ouray County Clerk. The City is referring three ballot questions to the voters, which are stated in Resolutions Nos. Six (6), Seven (7) and Eight (8). The resolutions are also posted on the City Hall bulletin board.

Please note that voter registration and other election procedural matters are managed by the Ouray County Clerk’s office located in the Courthouse at 541 4th Street. The office phone is 970-325-4961 and office hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday.

 Municipal Day Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
The City will be hosting the first annual Ouray Municipal Day on Friday, September 19th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. There will be an open house here at City Hall with access to all departments and offices for all citizens. Every hour on the hour, Council members will lead a tour of the admin offices, land use, the old basement (historic area), and the Community Center. The Police Department, Fire Department, and Library will be open house and will have activities for people to participate at any time.

Council members and City staff will also be located in strategic areas to answer questions. There will be a table set up that will have information about the upcoming election (with at least one Council member there to answer questions). We will also have the three City committees participate, have a table, talk about what they do, and seek volunteers. The Ouray Library will also participate and have a table with books for sale as well as an easy opportunity to get a library card!

The Fire Department will be grilling burgers, hot dogs, and have soda available. They will also be doing some fire safety activities. Likewise, the Police Department will be doing activities as part of their open house such as a finger printing station. A portion of 6th avenue and 4th street will be closed in front of City Hall and police and fire vehicles as well as some of the heavy equipment from Public Works will be parked so the public can explore.

At the City Shop, there will also be an open house with ice cream. They will have the building for the small micro-hydro system open for viewing. Likewise, tours of the pool facility, including the fitness center, bathhouse, and filtration system will be conducted. The lifeguards are also planning to demonstrate a rescue as part of the tour.

Finally, tours of the water treatment facility and wastewater plant will be available, but only at a set time. The tour for the water treatment will be at 1:00 PM and for the wastewater at 2:00 PM and will start at City Hall.

Citizens that tour the facilities will be entered into a drawing to win a gift bag from the City. We look forward to seeing our community on the 19th!

 Municipal Services that Enhance People’s Lives at Home Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
We may not think about it, but several of the services and resources we rely on to keep our homes safe and secure ­— such as clean water, code enforcement, and trash and recycling collection ­— are provided by our municipal government. View the 60-second video or the 30-second video.

The next time you take a stroll around your neighborhood, think about the hard working men and women who care for our community. Colorado cities and towns work for you.

 Community Health Assessment survey Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
The Tri County Health Network is conducting a Community Health Assessment for Ouray, San Miguel, and Montrose counties. The survey is available both online and in paper versions. Please use the link below to the survey or contact Tri County Health Network at 970-708-7096 for a paper copy. All surveys are due by September 19th. Thank you for participating with this important study!


 City's Strategic Plan Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version  
In early February of 2014, the Ouray City Council participated in a Council retreat facilitated by Ken Charles of the Department of Local Affairs. The intent of the retreat was to begin developing a Strategic Plan for the City organization. The City Council met to discuss and agree upon goals for the organization and to begin development of objectives to achieve those goals. Over the following months...

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