Blood drive announced for early January
A blood drive will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Memorial Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Please take the time to participate, as there is an urgent need for blood!
Sign up at donors.vitalant.org/dwp/portal/dwa; search for 80829 and select the date.
City giving back if you’ll give to others
Through 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, the city of Manitou Springs will reimburse 50 percent of what someone pays for parking on any applicable day, if they donate a toy, sports ball or canned food. Here’s how it works:
- Pay for parking and save your receipt;
- Bring a toy, canned food or sports ball to the Mobility & Parking Department (606 Manitou Ave.); the office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; and
- Parking staff will reimburse you for 50 percent of what you paid for parking on the applicable day.
This offer is available once per day.
All donated toys and sports balls will be given to the Manitou Springs Police Department to hand out to youth in need. All donated canned food will go to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church food pantries.
Donation reimbursements will be available until 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13.
City launches survey about public transportation and mobility
The city of Manitou Springs is conducting an important survey regarding public transportation and mobility in the community. Your responses will have a direct impact on decisions in our community.
There are three ways to participate in the survey:
- Go to bit.ly/MSMobilitySurvey;
- Some residents will receive a text inviting them to take the survey. The text will have the city logo at the top; or
- Some residents will receive an email from the city, with the survey link prominently displayed.
Make your voice heard by sharing your opinions and participating in the survey. Your answers are completely confidential, and the survey will take only eight minutes to complete.
Information: email@example.com or 719-306-2884.
Energy-efficiency rebates available for Manitou Springs homes
In partnership with the Housing Advisory Board, the city’s Planning Department is providing $10,000 in funding toward the Energy Efficiency Rebate Program, which will give rebates to homeowners or residents via their water bills.
The funds can pay for insulation, air sealing, heat pumps, water heaters, high-efficiency toilets and irrigation equipment. This program will continue through the end of 2022, or until the budgeted amount runs out.
Potential applicants must apply for a property improvement permit and have receipts of purchased equipment. Residents can retroactively apply for a rebate, as long as they follow the above rules and the fixture was purchased and installed on or after Jan. 1, 2022.