Town of Hotchkiss, Colorado
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The Hotchkiss Police Department is accepting applications for a Police Officer Position. Reference to job opportunities for more information.
The Hotchkiss Public Works Department is currently accepting applications for a Public Works Technician. Reference to job opportunities for more information.
Outside Water Restrictions
Outside water restrictions enacted on August 18, 2020 remain in effect.
Due to the drought and water shortage, the Town of Hotchkiss is implementing water usage restrictions.
THESE RESTRICTIONS WILL START IMMEDATELY AND REMAIN IN PLACE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
When watering lawns, gardens or any outdoor landscaping we ask all citizens with the odd numbered address to water on odd numbered calendar days and all of the even numbered addresses water on even numbered calendar days.
We ask that you conserve water in any way possible. Please be attentive to how and what water is being used for.
Thank you, we appreciate your consideration and attention to conserving our water resources.
Local CDOT Projects
We will do our best to keep you updated as we receive information; however, CDOT will always be the best place to get the latest information.
CDOT Little Blue Project Detour Start April 29th
The detour of traffic from CO 50 to CO 92 for the Little Blue Project may cause significant traffic increases in Hotchkiss over the next 18 months. Please click here to see the information from CDOT.
Please be patient and exercise caution when travelling near and especially when crossing Bridge St.
House Bill 21-1162, The Colorado Plastic Pollution Reduction Act
In 2021, the Colorado Assembly passed the House Bill 21-1162. The act prohibits store and retail food establishments from providing single-use plastic carryout bags to customer on and after January 1, 2023. These establishments will need to impose a 10-cent charge for each recycled paper carryout bags and/or single-use plastic carryout bags provided at the point of sale beginning January 1, 2023. This also prohibits retail food stores from distributing an expanded polystyrene(i.e. Styrofoam) for use as a container for ready-to-eat food beginning on January 1,2023.
Impacted store will need to display signage in conspicuous locations to notify customers of this fee. Impacted stores will need to keep an accurate record of the total amount of fees collected and remit 60% of the total to the Town. These fees collected must be remitted to the Town on a quarterly basis, based on total amount collected in the previous quarter. It is recommended that each begin remittance as early as April 2023, but the first remittance must occur no later than April 2024. The first remittance payment must account for all fees collected starting January 1, 2023. After April 2024, remittance must occur regularly on a quarterly basis. Impacted store may retain 40% of the total fees collected, and the funds do not count as revenue for the purpose of calculating sales tax. The State of Colorado will not be collecting these fees, it is the impacted businesses responsibility to remit the fees to the Town.
To access the full text of HB21-1162, click here.
For questions about the rules and regulations or for assistance in determining if your store is impact by the Colorado Plastic Reduction Act, please contact the Town of Hotchkiss at 276 W Main Street Hotchkiss, CO 81419 or by calling 970-872-3663.