The Public Works Department, located in the City Service Center at 110 West Progress Circle, Cortez, CO 81321, is responsible for street repair and maintenance, water treatment and distribution, trash collection, recycling, and GIS. Jack Nickerson, P.E., is the Public Works Director.
Bids for any Public Works Projects are listed under Businesses/Bids.
Sidewalk Cost-Share Program:
The City of Cortez provides an annual sidewalk cost-share program to help residents and business owners either install new sidewalk or replace deteriorated sidewalks. The program encourages and promotes improvement of our public walkways by offering a 50% cost-share agreement with local residents.
Application forms for next year's project (2013) are available in the water office at City Hall, the City Service Center in the Industrial Park, or can be printed by clicking here. For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 970.565.7320.
Public Works has established fees to cover expenses for materials and cost of services. They can be viewed in Council Resolution No. 22, Series 2012.
Information on the various divisions of the Public Works Department is available on the following pages, or by phone at 970.565.7320.
- Geographical Information System (GIS) maintains a complete set of geospatial data within the City limits and beyond.
- Recycling consists of weekly curbside collection service and a drop-off station at the City Service Center in the Industrial Park. A list of additional recycling resources for Cortez and the surrounding area can be viewed by clicking here.
- Refuse Division works to keep the services strong and is always looking for ways to keep costs down and maintain service at least to current levels.
- Street Management includes planning future streets, capital construction needs, street repair, signage and traffic markings, snowplowing and sanding, street lighting, and cleaning.
- Water Division is responsible for delivering high quality water to the citizens of Cortez for household uses, yard irrigation, and business uses.
REMEMBER: Before you dig, call UNCC to request a line locate. They can be reached toll-free at 1-800-922-1987 or just dial 811. Right-of-way Construction Permits are required if any work will be done within the City street or alley right-of-way. Call the City Service Center at 970-565-7320 for more information.
Public Works News!
- See the 2012 Annual Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report for Calendar Year 2011)
- See the 2012 Water Conservation Brochure
- The City of Cortez 2009 Construction Design Standards and Specifications, as adopted by City Council on June 9, 2009, through Ordinance No. 1125, Series 2009, are now available on line.