Agenda: City of Victor Special Council Meeting

AGENDA
CITY OF VICTOR
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
FEBRUARY 25, 2021 – 5:00 P.M.
REMOTE AND IN-PERSON

The Victor City Council encourages and appreciates the community’s interest in attending City Council meetings.  Members of the public who are called to speak on an agenda item will be limited to a three-minute presentation.

 

  1. CONVENE REGULAR MEETING
    PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. NEW BUSINESS
    1. DOLA GRANT APPLICATION – RESERVOIR NUMBER 2 CONSTRUCTION – $200.00
  4. ADJOURN

*To access this special meeting remotely, go to  www.cityofvictor.com home page, click on “Departments” tab located at the top of the home page, scroll down and click on “Mayor and City Council”, and follow pop-up window instructions. Please contact City Hall for assistance at 719-689-2284. 

Note:  Any item on this agenda may be subject to a vote by City Council.  Assistance for the hearing, visually, or physically impaired may be provided upon request.  Please inquire at the office of the City Clerk, 1-719-689-2284, or to P. O. Box 86, Victor, CO  80860.

For persons with hearing impairments, please call RELAY COLORADO at 711 or 1-800-659-2656 and request “City of Victor at 719-689-2284.”

The City of Victor supports efforts to affirmatively further fair housing.

THIS INSTITUTION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER.

Posted 02/23/2021 at 11:30 a.m. by Glori Thurston, City Clerk/Treasurer

Teller County Moved to COVID-19 Dial Level Blue – Caution

The Teller County Board of Health has informed the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) that Teller County will be moving to “Blue” under the state’s newly-released COVID-19 Dial effective February 18, 2021. Teller County Public Health Director Martha Hubbard has sent a letter to CDPHE informing the State of the change in the COVID-19 risk level in Teller County. 

Teller County Commissioner Chairman Bob Campbell, speaking on behalf of the Teller County Commissioners, said the move to Blue is another step towards restoring the freedoms that all Teller County residents should enjoy. “Teller County residents should be applauded for their efforts to reduce the spread of the virus. Kudos to Teller County Public Health volunteers, staff and our local vaccination partners; we have vaccinated nearly 50% of our over-70 population with the first dose”, said Campbell. 

As of today, the incidence rates in Teller County are as follows: 

Seven-day cumulative incidence rate: 59/100,000 people 

Percent positivity: 3.7% 

Number of Vaccines Administered: First Dose: 3481 Second Dose: 1071 

These incident rates move Teller County into the COVID-19 Dial Level Blue, effective Thursday, February 18 at 9:00 A.M. Relaxed restrictions going into effect include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • • Restaurants may operate at 50% of posted occupancy indoors. 
  • • Both indoor and outdoor events can apply for local site variances to Teller County Board of Health. 
  • • Last Call for alcohol service is moved to 12 a.m. 
  • • Gyms may operate at 50% occupancy. 
  • • Indoor events may operate at 50% of posted occupancy not to exceed 225 people. 
  • • Outdoor events may operate at 50% of posted occupancy not to exceed 250 people. 
  • • Casinos may operate at 50% of the posted occupancy limit not to exceed 175-225 people per room indoors. 

Teller County is encouraging all residents and businesses to continue to take personal responsibility for their own health and help fight the spread of COVID-19 in our community and remind the general public that all public health orders remain in effect. Those residents interested in receiving vaccination information please see www.tellercovid.com which links to the interactive vaccination interest form. 

Additional information on specific sector guidance under COVID-19 Dial Level Blue can be found in Public Health Order (PHO) 20-36 (as amended) which is located at https://covid19.colorado.gov/prepare-protect-yourself/prevent-the-spread/public-health-executive-orders

Victor Main Street (VMS) is seeking interested individuals to serve on the VMS Board!

Attention Residents & Entrepreneurs in the City of Victor:

Victor Main Street (VMS) is seeking new Board Members!
As a VMS board member, you would be helping with

Candidates will be willing and excited to work closely with fellow board members and Victor’s City Council, recommending, developing, and implementing improvements regarding:

  • Organization of our community toward common goals, with Downtown improvement and reactivation in mind.
  • Designing an inviting community-strong atmosphere that is unique to Victor.
  • Promotion of opportunities within Victor, especially our Downtown district
  • Economic restructuring, with an emphasis on:
    • filling unused spaces with creative and entrepreneurial enterprises;
    • partnering with existing businesses to support their business development;
    • recruiting new businesses and organizations to bolster our local economy.

Interested — or know someone who is? Submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) to Victor Main Street Manager, Kim Lottig, via email to klottig@cityofvictor.com or drop it off at City Hall. (500 Victor Avenue – Monday – Thursday, Sa – 4p, Friday Sa – Noon; there is also a mail-drop slot on the front door that you can use after hours).

Deadline for receiving LOIs is Monday, October 5th 2020, 3:00 PM.

Call (719) 494-9789 with any questions or for more information.

Please LIKE us on Facebook, and browse around our page to learn more!

https://www.facebook.com/VictorMainStreetProgram/

Learn more about the Main Street Program. https://www.facebook.com/COMainSt/
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Economic Impact “Stimulus” Payments FAQ 

Get Ahead Colorado is a program of The Piton Foundation that provides resources to families in Colorado who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, free tax preparation and other resources that help move families forward. 

This blog highlights frequently asked questions related to economic impact payments, commonly known as stimulus payments, which are part of The CARES Act. The CARES Act was passed to provide economic relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the IRS provides more information, we will update this document. 

How much money will I receive? (Calculate your Economic Impact Payment)

  • Single adults with an income of $75,000 or less will receive $1,200. 
  • Married couples with no children earning less than $150,000 will receive $2,400. 
  • Parents also receive $500 for each qualifying child under the age of 17. 
  • Taxpayers filing as head of household will get $1,200 if they earned $112,500 or less. 

Will I be taxed on the payment we receive?
No, these payments are not taxable. 

How will I receive my payment?
The IRS will transfer the money via direct deposit based on the bank information you provided on your 2019 or 2018 tax return. The payment will be deposited directly into the same banking account reflected on the return filed. If the IRS does not have a taxpayer’s direct deposit information, a check will be mailed to the address on file. 

What happens if I haven’t filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return? Can I still receive an economic impact payment?
The IRS urges those who haven’t filed a 2018 or 2019 tax return to file as soon as they can to ensure they receive their payment. Remember to include direct deposit banking information on the return when filing to receive payment as quickly as possible. 

What if I have not provided my direct deposit information on previous tax returns?
Those taxpayers who have previously filed but not provided direct deposit information to the IRS will be able to provide their banking information online through a newly designed secure web portal on IRS.gov in mid-April. 

I have since closed the bank account I used for direct deposit on my 2019 or 2018 tax return. Will I still receive payment?
In the coming weeks, the Treasury plans to develop an online form for individuals to provide their banking information to the IRS so individuals can receive payments more quickly, instead of through the mail. 

When can I expect to receive payment?
Many experts expect the payments to be sent out in batches, starting in mid-April, and anticipate it may take weeks for some people to receive payment. 

I am not required to file a tax return. Will I still receive a payment?
Yes, the IRS will be sending you payment. However, we are waiting to hear how they will gather your direct deposit information. We will update this document with more information once it becomes available. 

I am on Social Security. Do I need to file a simple tax return to receive payment?
The IRS will use the information on Form SSA-1099 and Form RRB-1099 to distribute payments to Social Security recipients who did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019. Recipients will receive these payments as they would normally receive benefits. 

If you don’t normally receive these forms, you will need to provide direct deposit information to the IRS to receive your payment. We are waiting to hear how the IRS will gather your direct deposit information. We will update this document with more information once it becomes available. 

I have an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number). Will I still receive the economic impact payment?
No, the IRS will not be distributing economic impact payments to ITIN cardholders. 

Who will not be receiving payment?
Those excluded include the wealthy, “nonresident aliens” and “dependents” who have been claimed on someone else’s tax return will not receive an economic impact payment. 

Are there common scams I need to be aware of regarding Economic Impact Payments?
The IRS urges taxpayers to be on the lookout for fraudulent calls and email phishing attempts related to COVID-19. The IRS will not call, text or send messages via social media to request financial information or demand payment. Scammers may also try to make you believe the IRS is reaching out to you on websites or through social media to request money or personal information. 

Other Questions 

Why should I file my 2019 tax return before the July 15 deadline?
If you are due a refund, you can claim that refund now and use it to help ease the financial burden you may be experiencing during COVID-19. Filing your 2019 tax return now and including your direct deposit information will also ensure that you receive your refund and economic impact payment more quickly than you would through the mail. 

Are free tax filing options available?
Yes, free online tax options are available! Visit GetMyRefundCO.org to learn more about a remote drop-off service, MyFreeTaxes.com and IRS Free File. 

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