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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. 

Hotchkiss Public Works is accepting applications for Class B Water and Class C Sanitation Licensed Operator. Reference to job opportunities for more information.  

The Hotchkiss Planning Commission is accepting letters of interest for a vacant postion.

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Outside Water Restrictions

Outside water restrictions enacted on June 12, 2024 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.

Resolution 2023-07

Resolution 2023-07, Resolution to Increase Trash Collection Fees due to Landfill Price Increase.

Click here for signed Resolution

This resolution will take effect for January Town Utility Bill, due February.

If you have any questions, please call (970) 872-3663 or visit the Clerks at the Town Hall.

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.

House Bill 21-1110, Colorado Laws For Persons with Disabilities

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town of Hotchkiss is working in hand with the Town's IT company, to offer accessibility to programs, services and meetings that are readily accessible to everyone, including those with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability requiring information or material in an alternative format or other accommodations, please contact the Town Staff. Town Clerk Ginger Redden can be reached at clerk@townofhotchkiss.com and Deputy Town Clerk Ashley Rodarte can be reached at arodarte@townofhotchkiss.com or (970) 872-3663.