COLORADO SPRINGS - Plans to form regional body to upgrade the crumbling storm water system in Colorado Springs and El Paso county have been put on hold. Colorado Springs Council delayed a vote Tuesday on a joint resolution with El Paso County Commissioners on storm water until next month.
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In a closed door meeting Tuesday, Colorado Springs City Council instructed A-1 Collections to no longer use till taps as a means of collecting on any judgments for delinquent Stormwater Enterprise fees. The city hired the collections agency to recover the unpaid money.
Over the summer, the agency sought... more »
Surveillance video from the Ace Loan and Pawn on South Academy Boulevard shows uniformed sheriff's deputies, under court order, removing cash from the registers. It's the second time the this month that the sheriff's office has conducted the till taps at three of company's four Colorado Springs stores.
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El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa has temporarily halted his deputies from taking money from the cash registers and safes of local businesses in a practice known as "till taps." Colorado law permits sheriff's deputies to execute court ordered Writs of Execution to collect money on behalf of the court.... more »
El Paso County Treasurer Bob Balink says he expects that he will add delinquent Stormwater Enterprise fees to property tax bills, but attorneys for the city and county are still discussing the legal fine print. What's more, he said he is legally required to add a 10 percent fee on... more »
The debate between the City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County over Stormwater Enterprise fees reached a boiling point this afternoon after the County Clerk and Recorder's Office released a letter saying the two sides had reached an impasse. The city has had liens rejected by the county against... more »
El Paso County and the City of Colorado Springs are stuck in a battle over what to do about unpaid Stormwater Enterprise fees. The city has tired to place liens against people who refused to pay the now defunct fee. El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Wayne Williams' office has... more »
A two-foot wide sinkhole on Tejon Street will take a much bigger hole to fix the problem. Until it's fixed, Tejon will be closed from Fountain Boulevard to Mill Street. Crews aren't sure when they'll reopen the road.
Engineers fixed this area last year, but it was just a... more »
Colorado Springs Stormwater Specialist Jeff Besse inspects one of the 236 drainage areas the city has identified as needing safety repairs. The city has labeled 52 as "high priority".
"You can see by the rebar that is exposed right there that it is in need of repair. It's also... more »