Brush City Council convened for its regular session on Monday, July 12th after July 4th to keep staff up to date.
The agenda for the meeting was kept very brief, giving staff time to keep up with the latest developments in their departments and giving the council time to keep up.
Rick Keuroglian is the deputy city administrator and community development director and had the opportunity to address the council first. Keuroglian mentioned that he had worked on a lot of things, but one particular project was speaking to the local auto repair shops and “bring to light that they can’t store broken cars,” he said.
Keuroglian also sent a detailed memo about the issues to local auto repair shops.
“The town of Brush has been made aware that there are several auto services / body shops in violation of four city ordinances that store non-working vehicles and have no fence or screen to properly store vehicles being worked on, off-road parking use the road for the repair / dismantling of vehicles and not provide the recommended parking spaces off the road, ”says the memo.
“Everyone reacted very positively and are working to make sure things are okay,” said Keuroglian.
City manager Monty Torres announced that this week is Parks & Rec Week in Brush and that the city will have fun activities every day of the week.
“Every day there is some type of event going on in Brush and almost everything is free,” said Torres.
To learn more about what’s on offer, visit City of Brush’s website or visit City of Brush Recreation on Facebook for a full list of events.
Torres also discussed the new sidewalk project Brush is commencing with the Colorado Department of Transportation on US Highway 34 / Edison Street between Hospital Road and Turner Street in Brush. The project will create new four foot sidewalks and curb ramps that meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
In a Facebook post shared by the city of Brush, CDOT says:
“When work starts on July 6th, only minor disruption to vehicle traffic is expected. Once construction begins, the sidewalks will be closed for full reconstruction … The project will be built in phases starting on the south side of Edison Street between Hospital Road and Ray Street. Access to all objects will be maintained during the construction period. Temporary driving areas may be available until the paving work has been completed. The construction time for the entire project is expected to take around three months. The construction times depend on the weather and can change. “
Torres noted that this is all part of the city’s efforts to prioritize ADA compliance across Brush.
“One of the big drivers of this project is that a lot of wheelchairs are driving down the freeway, so it’s getting wider for them,” said Torres.
Police chief Derek Bos was unable to attend the meeting in person but sent a memo informing about his department. The memo noted that Officer Jared Barham had been asked to sing during the opening ceremony at the Brush Rodeo on July 3rd and 4th.
Alison Alison Gorrell thanked the fire department for their work with the July 4th fireworks display and called out to Officer Barham that he had been asked to perform at the rodeo.
“It was a great fourth,” said Gorrell. “I was just so happy to have the fireworks again and to see the parade and things go back to normal.”
The next session of the Brush City Council will take place on Monday 26 July at 6 p.m.