City of Cortez

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The City of Cortez will wait until next year to install medians on Main Street.

 

Cortez Public Works Director Phil Johnson tells KSJD the City did not receive bids from contractors in time to begin the project this fall. The City will now accept bids in January, and Johnson says he expects more contractors to apply at that time.
 

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Metal carports are causing concern among City of Cortez officials and members of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Cortez Journal reports that P&Z on Tuesday discussed the possibility of increasing regulations on the inexpensive metal carports used by many homeowners. City officials told the board homeowners often install the carports without realizing they need a permit, but there are no penalties for doing so. Some board members said the carports are unsightly, but others noted that they are all that many homeowners can afford.

City of Cortez

Downtown Cortez will look different this fall when construction begins on new medians on Main Street. Cortez City Manager Shane Hale and Cortez Public Works Director Phil Johnson joined KSJD’s Austin Cope on Morning Edition for more details about the project. 

Austin Cope

The Cortez City Council expressed interest Tuesday night in contributing about $20,000 to the Bridge Emergency Shelter in the form of waiving fees.

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The City of Cortez has extended its operating hours at three municipal buildings. Effective Monday, City Hall, the Police Department, and the City Service Center will be open 7:30am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.

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