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Wheat What? Wheat Ridge!!

It is a great time to be a resident and/or a business owner in Wheat Ridge! The City has many opportunities on the horizon and the following developments are underway in preparation for the future: redevelopment of 44th & Wadsworth, development of Clear Creek Crossing (Cabela’s), 38th Avenue Corridor Plan, and just this week the Wheat Ridge Housing Authority purchased the Fruitdale School site. In addition, the City’s Building Codes have been amended to allow for homeowners and business owners to realize a more user-friendly building process. The City’s overall progress is a collaborative effort between the City, Housing Authority, Wheat Ridge Business District, Enterprise Wheat Ridge, Renewal Wheat Ridge and various citizen committees. 

More information will be coming to come forward on the purchase of the Fruitdale School soon.  Thanks to the Mayor’s Office, Wheat Ridge Housing Authority, Colorado Preservation and the Jeffco School District for working out a win-win solution.

 We’re Wired! Pay City Taxes and Manage Your Account Online!

As of April 1, City businesses are able to pay their sales, use, admissions and lodging taxes on the Wheat Ridge Online Tax Portal (OTP) via credit card. Beginning May 1, the City is excited to offer an ACH-debit payment option (similar to a virtual check) as well. Simply follow the website link and any business with a Wheat Ridge business/tax license number is already set up to use it. It’s easy to log on after reaching the website. As usual, the Tax Division enjoys hearing from its customers and is always happy to lend a hand with any difficulties logging on or using the system. Simply email Danielle Trujillo or call (303) 235-2820 or (303) 235-2825.

 2011 Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon

The Mayor’s Office is sponsoring a five-member relay team that will represent the City of Wheat Ridge in the Municipal Cup Challenge to be held Sunday, May 15. As outlined in the marathon brochure, participants are encouraged to “run for the health of it!” This year, Kaiser Permanente is sponsoring cash incentives for the Municipal Cup and the city with the most teams. The teams with the fastest times will be eligible to win funds for a non-profit agency. This is a great way to promote health and fitness in our community. Good luck and go team!!!

 Interested in Running for City Council?

Three members of Wheat Ridge City Council are termed out this year.  Open seats will be in Districts I, II and III.  Please contact the City Clerk’s Office for more information about the timelines at 303-235-2823.