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Town Hall is open to the public. Thank you for your consideration as we work thru the COVID19 pandemic. For your convenience, please continue to use the night drop to the north of the front door. If paying with cash, you may round up to the next dollar and we will post it to your account. Please include the bill stub, or name and service address on the envelope to ensure we apply to the correct account. You may pay online at GovPayNow.com or use the link at the bottom of our website. We will continue to answer the phone if you need our assistance. Thank you.

The Town of Springfield made adjustments to the water and sewer rates effective April 1, 2022.  Click on the water and sewer links for further information. The meter has been adjusted to reflect the increase in bulk water purchases.

ELECTION TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2022 -  UNOFFICIAL RESULTS - ABSTRACT OF VOTES CAST  (click here)  An Election held by Polling Place Ballot in the Town of Springfield in the County of Baca and State of Colorado on the 5th day of April 2022, the following named persons received the number of votes annexed to their respective names for the following described offices, to wit:     Jacob Jaramillo  33, Marcia (Olivas) Elstob  41, Josh Wittler  108, Jeremy West  142, Troy Crane  83, Rustin Robins  95, Brady Humphrey  72, and Dahlon Billings  105. 

GENERAL BURNING PERMIT  is from APRIL 1, 2022 UNTIL SUNDOWN MAY 31, 2022. Please call the Baca County Sheriff's Office to let them know you will be burning. Any questions may be directed to the Clerk's Office by calling 523-4528. 

The Board of Trustees passed Resolution 22-05 to adopt a Master Fee Schedule on March 10, 2022.

The Town of Springfield has a vacancy on the Planning Commission.  If you are a resident of the town and wish to serve on this commission, please submit a letter stating your qualifications to: Town of Springfield, 748 Main St, Springfield CO  81073.

WORKFORCE HOUSING in Springfield. Please visit highprairiehomes.com to see photos and floorplans of the single family and duplex models that are available. Contact High Prairie Homes thru the website if you are interested.

See the 2021 Consumer Confidence Report - Water Quality Report  click here

Please complete your annual ATV, UTV, and Golf Cart registration at the town hall.  See Ordinance 348, at the right, for more details.

 

Resources

Arkansas River Power Authority

Alcoholics Anonymous

Caring.Com

Colorado Department of Human Services

Colorado Municipal League

Criminal Justice Degrees

Funding for Assisted Living and Senior Care

Google

Guide To Paying For Senior Care in Colorado

High Prairie Homes Workforce Housing

LEAP Energy Outreach Programs

Senior Guidance Assisted Living

Springfield Schools

Small Business Development Center

Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development

Southeast Colorado Hospital District/ Medical Clinic

COVID-19 news

TOWN Offices are Open to the Public. Please practice social distancing. Use the drop box north of the front door for your convenience. visit CDPHE: COVID-19 Information

Many people are struggling with economic hardships as a result of COVID-19. If you have been impacted by the pandemic and have fallen behind on the payment of your home energy bills, help is available to qualifying households. Please apply to the Colorado State LEAP Program or Energy Outreach Colorado's Bill Payment Assistance Program. Learn more at https://www.energyoutreach.org/programs or call 1-866-432-8435. We are here to help.

Local Emergency Ratification Resolution 20-09

Declaration of Local Emergency for the Town of Springfield

Utilities and COVID19 Emergency Resolution 20-10

 

Ordinances, Resolutions, Financial Statements, Budget, Municode

Ordinances
DATE 00/00/00 Ordinance Number Ordinance (attached here)
  354 Landfill Definition - (readings)
  353 SECOM Franchise Agreement
  352 CenturyLink Franchise Agreement
7/8/21 351 Recreational Veh "RV" Park
10/21/20 350 SECHD rezone in Stewart Addition
8/13/20 349 Recreational Vehicles
8/13/20 348 Golf Carts/ATV/UTV
8/13/20 347 Municipal Code
3/23/20 346 Emergency Meetings
7/11/19 345 Tiny Homes
7/11/19 344 Construction Trailer
9/13/18 343 Rezone Blk 9 Original Springfield
2/13/18 341 Publish ORD by Title Only
2/13/18 340 Occupational License Tax - Lodging
1/11/18 339 Recovery of Cost - Collection Fees
9/7/17 338 Mobile Home/Manufactured Home
6/1/17 321 Zoning
Resolutions

 

DATE 00/00/00 Resolution Number Resolution (attached here)
  22-08  
  22-07  
  22-06  
03/10/22 22-05 Master Fee Schedule 2022
03/10/22 22-04 Sewer Rates/Tap fees/Deposits
03/10/22 22-03 Water Rates/Tap fees/Deposits
02/10/22 22-02 Election - Appoint Judges
01/13/22 22-01 Schedule and posting of meetings
End 2021 2021 below  
12/09/21 21-19 Mill Levy
12/09/21 21-18 Adopt Budget
12/09/21 21-17 Appropriate sums of money
12/09/21 21-16 Sewer Fund Supplemental Budget
12/09/21 21-15 Water Fund Supplemental Budget
12/09/21 21-14 General Fund Supplemental Budget
12/09/21 21-13 Fire Department Supplemental Budget
11/10/21 21-12 Master Fee Schedule
9/9/21 21-11 Grants - Pool
8/12/21 21-10 Master Fee Schedule
8/12/21 21-09 Sewer Rates
6/24/21 21-08 Cobblestone Hotel Incentive Agmt
5/13/21 21-07 Reinstate Shut-Offs
5/13/21 21-06 Master Fee Schedule
3/11/21 21-05 Sewer Rates
3/11/21 21-04 Water Rates 
2/23/21 21-03 NMPP Members Council
1/14/21 21-02 Landfill Maintenance Fees
1/14/21 21-01 Schedule and posting of meetings
End 2020 2020 below  
12/10/20 20-20 Mill Levy set
12/10/20 20-19 Budget Adoption
12/10/20 20-18 2021 Budget appropriations
12/10/20 20-17 Fire Department additional funds
9/10/20 20-16 Hazard Mitigation Plan
6/11/20 20-15 Ordinance 330 scrivener's error
6/11/20 20-14 SB 217 Law Enforcement
6/11/20 20-13 Ratifying Emergency Ordinances
6/11/20 20-12 Elections Judges
5/28/20 20-11 CORA Requests
3/23/20 20-10 Utilities and COVID-19 Emergency Resolution 
3/23/20 20-09 Local Emergency Ratification Resolution
3/20/20   Declaration of Local Emergency for the Town of Springfield

 

MUNICODE

MUNICODE is a compilation of the Springfield Municipal Code. We are pleased to have this available to the public online for easy viewing. New ordinances will be added as they are adopted to keep the code current. click here MUNICODE

 

2018 Budget

2018 Town of Springfield Budget

2017 Financial Statement

Town of Springfield 2017 Audit

Permits

Building Permit, Conditional Use Permit, Variance Permit, ROW Permit, Itinerant Merchant Permit (Business License)

Plumbing and Electrical Permits - Please contact the State Department at dpo.colorado.gov or dpo.colorado.gov/EandP/Permits for permits and inspections 

Burn Permit - spring and fall for residents, dates will be posted.

Recreational Vehicle Permit - includes RV, motor home, camper, and fifth wheel. See Ordinance 349.

ATV, UTV, Golf Carts - See Ordinance 348

Licenses

Itinerant Merchant License (business license)

Liquor License

CORA Request Form and Policies

CORA Request Form and Policies

Latest News

Town Hall is open to the public. Watch the COVID dial as we may still transition between levels. For your convenience, please continue to use the night drop to the north of the front door. If paying with cash, you may round up to the next dollar and we will post it to your account. Please include the bill stub, or name and service address on the envelope to ensure that we apply to the correct account. We will continue to answer the phone if you need our assistance. Thank you for taking care of your neighbors. visit CDPHE: COVID Dial

COVID19 Vaccinations are available at the Baca County Public Health Office, 741 Main St, Ste 4, Springfield. Please call 719-523-6621 for the next date.  Please Protect your Family and Friends. see CDPHE:  COVID Dial - COVID-19 Information

Job Opportunity: the Town of Springfield seeks a full time electric employee. Under Superintendent direction, the successful applicant will perform a variety of skilled technical, and maintenance work in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of Springfield's electrical system. CDL license is required, or the ability to acquire on within six (6) months. The starting salary is $31,200/yr + depending upon qualifications. Applications accepted until December 15, 2021. Please call Town Hall 719-523-4528 for information. EOE

GENERAL BURNING PERMIT  Chapter 7, Article III, Section 7-40(3) of the Town of Springfield Municipal Code provides for the following: This publication is a general permit for persons inside the city limits of the Town of Springfield to burn the following for the purpose of clearing and accumulation of leaves, grass, weeds or other plant materials. Such burning shall be done in a manner so as not to present a fire hazard. THIS GENERAL PERMIT ALLOWS BURNING OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED ITEMS from APRIL 1, 2022 UNTIL SUNDOWN MAY 31, 2022. Burning of the above-described items is permitted during the daytime only and fires must be extinguished prior to sunset. NO BURNING OF ANY OTHER TYPES OF MATERIALS THAN IS LISTED ABOVE IS ALLOWED UNDER THIS GENERAL PERMIT. Fires should be attended at all times and kept under control. Please call the Baca County Sheriff's Office to let them know you will be burning. Any questions may be directed to the Clerk's Office by calling 523-4528. 

The Board of Trustees passed Resolution 22-05 to adopt a Master Fee Schedule on March 10, 2022.

The Town of Springfield made adjustments to the water and sewer rates effective April 1, 2022.  Click on the water and sewer links for further information. The meter has been adjusted to reflect the increase in bulk water purchases.

Please complete your annual ATV, UTV, and Golf Cart registration at the town hall.  See Ordinance 348, for more details.

Springfield Water System - the Drinking Water is in Compliance 1.28.21 click here  Drinking Water Warning 12.3.20 click here  

NEW Landfill Fee Schedule - January 14, 2021 Click Here   You must present a current Drivers License or Colorado ID, and Springfield residents must present a current utility bill.  Thank you to the 246 households that returned the Landfill Survey.  See landfill options: click here

COMMUNITY PROJECT SURVEY  The Town of Springfield is seeking grant funding from Colorado Parks and Wildlife Land and Water Conservation (LWCF), and Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to replace the swimming pool liner, renovate the swimming pool bathhouse, build a new skate park, and add a miniature golf course in the existing swimming pool/tennis court area. The Town welcomes and encourages community involvement with fund raising. Please contact Springfield Town Hall at 719.523.4538 with any suggestions. 

We are pleased to have The Springfield Municipal Code available at a link under the MUNICODE tab above. You can view the code from your home or wherever you have internet service. click here 

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Mosquito Fogging is done prior to the County Fair.  We will call people on our contact list prior to fogging. If you wish to be notified, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 523-4528. 

August 4, 2020 Special Election Official Results: Marijuana Licensing Authority is Vote No: 491 and Vote Yes: 34

Donations are appreciated to "Baca County Fireworks Fund" and mail to PO Box 4, Springfield CO 81073

The Springfield Town Hall has recycling bins for paper, glass and aluminum. Cardboard can be taken to recycling by the Peoples Credit Union on Second Avenue.

 

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New Resident Contacts

Landlords - contact Town Hall  for assistance.

Water/Sewer/Electrical - Springfield Town Hall 719-523-4528

Gas Company/ Atmos Energy - 1-888-286-6700

Arkansas River Power Authority

Southeast Colorado Power Association

Trash Hauling -

  Plains Disposal 719-353-2114

  Harmon Town and Country  719-529-0737

Dog License - required for all dogs, see the Springfield website page for information

Grocery Store: Baca Thriftway, 165 W 11th St, Springfield CO  81073  719-523-4222 

Dollar General Store, 27540 US Hwy 287, Springfield CO  81073  719/733-3449 

Springfield Clinic, SECHD, 900 Church St, Springfield CO  81073  719-523-6628

R & R Family Pharmacy, 909 Main St, Springfield CO   719-523-6201

Phone and Internet Services:

SECOM 719-384-8583

Century Link 1-800-201-4099

Viaero/Southeast Wireless, 681 Main St, Springfield CO 81073   719-523-6236 or 719/523-3127

Energy Assistance

Many people are struggling with economic hardships as a result of COVID-19. If you have been impacted by the pandemic and have fallen behind on the payment of your home energy bills, help is available to qualifying households. Please apply to the Colorado State LEAP Program or Energy Outreach Colorado's Bill Payment Assistance Program. Learn more at https://www.energyoutreach.org/programs or call 1-866-432-8435. We are here to help.

Cares Act Funding

The CARES ACT provides funding for Baca County Residents. The Baca County Public Health Agency has funding available to assist people with rent, mortgage and utility payments. This is a one-time use. To be eligible for benefits, you must be at or meet 200% of the federal poverty line as determined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget. Proof of income, identification and residency is required.

Call the Baca County Public Health Agency at 719/523-6621 and ask for Maria for information or for an appointment.

Emergency Housing Assistance Program

To Qualify for the Emergency Housing Assistance Program (EHAP):

·       You were unable to pay your rent, mortgage or mobile home lot rent because you experienced financial need due to COVID-19.

·       Your household monthly income is at or below the maximum income listed here

·       You have not already received rental assistance that covered your rent or mortgage or mortgage forbearance. 

·       You complete the application for assistance and provide all of the needed documentation.  

·       Other qualifications and documentation required will be explained by the agency you work with to access the funds.

·       Units that receive rental assistance through a voucher program are not eligible.

EHAP Complete Program Guidelines

https://portal.neighborlysoftware.com/coehap/Participant