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To rent the church please call the Brighton Recreation Center at 303-655-2200 and ask to speak with the Rentals Specialist
The rental period is 24 hours. Payment of the full $185 deposit is due at the time the facility is reserved. The balance of the rental fee is due at least 30 days in advance of the reservation.
The building closures (closures for all City buildings) will be closed effective March 13 through at least Sunday, March 22. This schedule is subject to change as the city continues to evaluate information from our local and state partners. Updates will be posted on the city website and social media sites.
The Brighton Police Department will remain open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Essential public safety services will continue and measures are in place to continue non-emergency operations.
At the special meeting on March 14, City Council canceled the March 17 and March 24 City Council meetings. Board and commission meetings have also been canceled until further notice from the City Manager.
To best protect public health, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment is recommending that Coloradans follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance that “recommends that for the next eight weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. More information is available on the CDC website.
No, City facilities are closed to the public. However, you can pay your bill by credit card or by check.
By credit card - call 303-655-2009, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to make a payment by credit card over the phone.
By mail - send a check made payable to the City of Brighton along with the payment coupon to City Hall at 500 S. 4th Ave, Brighton, CO 80601
Utility drop box - make check payable to the City of Brighton, insert your check and payment coupon in an envelope and use the drop box located in the parking lot at City Hall, 500 S. 4th Ave.
By ECheck or ACH - there are several online bill pay providers, contact your bank for instructions on how to pay the City by electronic check.
The City will continue to issue contractor licenses by email only. Applications may be sent to 1Stop@brightonco.gov and payment will need to be made by credit card over the phone at 303-655-2017.
The City will continue to issue building permits by email only. Permits and plans may be sent to 1Stop@brightonco.gov; large data file plans may be submitted via Dropbox. Payment will be made by credit card over the phone at 303-655-2017.
Inspection requests may be made through Citizen Access or by calling 303-655-2151. Please note: The city’s inspector will bring plans to the initial inspection and may reschedule inspections based on staffing levels and/or health risks.
For any additional questions, please call the 1Stop at 303-655-2017.
Yes. Please visit the City’s website to download an application for a business license: https://www.brightonco.gov/376/Information-Forms. Email completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include a daytime phone number, the Finance Department will call you to arrange for payment of the license application fee by credit card.
All cases that were scheduled for March 17 have been continued to April 28 and notices will be sent out. If a defendant has paperwork they wish to file with the court, they may submit that information via email at email@example.com. If a defendant has a ticket or outstanding court fee they would like to pay, they may do so online through citepayusa.com. Court staff will be available by phone to answer any questions defendants may have.
On March 16, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a public health order to close bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters, and casinos to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, effective at 8 a.m. on March 17 for the duration of 30 days. The public health order will help the state slow and limit the spread of COVID-19 in Colorado communities. For more information, visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Due to continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in Colorado and several presumptive COVID-19 positive cases in Adams County, Brighton City Council approved a resolution March 14 declaring a local disaster for the City of Brighton. This declaration will remain in effect through April 21 or until it is determined by City Council to be no longer necessary.
The local disaster declaration allows for the city to activate response and recovery plans and to effectively acquire and deploy federal, state, and county resources to support the Brighton community.
Regarding COVID-19 and the city’s water and wastewater operations, the coronavirus has no impact on the quality or supply of your tap water. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low and Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual. As required for all municipal water systems, the treatment processes used at the Water Treatment Facility removes or destroys 99.99% of all viruses. For more information, visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s COVID-19 and drinking water web page.
We are evaluating all classes and programs to see if they can be resumed or held in an abbreviated way at a future date. As those decisions are made we will post the information on our website. Participants may call the recreation center at any time if they wish to receive a refund or household credit.
We can extend your membership to reflect the closure, issue household credit to be used for further purchase, or issue a prorated refund.
We will issue a prorated household credit or refund.
Drop-in Child Care provides supervised child care for children six months through seven years of age.
Child Care costs $3.00/hour per child to use.
Child Care was designed to help support the fitness classes and is offered during the high-use hours of the Fitness program. The service is offered Monday through Saturday mornings and Monday through Thursday evenings for ages six months through seven years.
Yes, all of our Personal Trainers are certified through nationally accredited associations.Please contact 303.655.2228 for more information.
If your child is age 12 years and up they may attend the fitness classes with you. Some classes allow age 8+ with an adult. These are noted on our paper schedule with a ** next to the class. The paper schedules can be picked up at the front desk. Or, you can check our Kid Fit Schedule located on the website.
Yes, we offer FREE weight room orientations. Please contact the Fitness department at 303-655-2228 to schedule.
Funshine 2020 starts on Monday, June 1.
Regular Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Extended Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
No. We offer the two options; it is not a flexible time.
We don't offer any discounts for shorter attendance.
If you prefer, you can sign up for the 8-week program and only have your child attend on the days most convenient for you, but there will not be any price changes.
No, there is no discount.
Funshine 2020 will be located at Northeast Elementary, 1605 E Longs Peak St.
We will be housed inside the school. Entrances will be clearly marked and easy to find.
Swim at least once a week. Arts, crafts, active game, team building, STEM activities. Field trips are on Thursdays (no field trip the first week).
Swim lessons will not be offered this year.
Field trip information will be available at the Parent Night. Afterwards, it will be posted online, as well.
Camp T-Shirts will be handed out on our first field trip day.
Yes. Supply your own sunscreen, however, our counselors must hold onto it so please label clearly.
Medication must be turned in to our Nurse by Parent Night. Counselors are certified to administer medication.
No. We are required to have a new CDPHE form annually, completed by your physician.
Yes, Funshine is a State Licensed program and required by law to abide by all rules and regulations set forth by the state. Therefore, all paperwork must be verified and submitted before your child can participate or attend the camp or camp activities.
Yes, state licensing requires our staff to get cleared through the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the FBI and the TRAILS system. In addition, the City of Brighton runs a separate background check before we hire any staff.
Yes! Returning for a second year, our Counselor in Training program. Visit our CIT page for more information.
Yes, you may go to www.citepayusa.com to pay with your credit or debit card. There is a 5.95% transaction fee that will be assessed by the vendor.
If you have paid your ticket off, but the DMV claims they have not received a clearance, then you may request for us to mail it again to the DMV or you may come to the clerk's window and request a certified copy to take to the DMV.
If you have a question about your case, you may direct it to the court clerks or raise the question at your appearance in court. The judge is not permitted by law to discuss the case prior to trial or a plea.
One, the Judge may have ordered a warrant to issue. There are two ways to deal with this. You may post your bond and receive a new court date. Or, you can come on one of our Walk-In Warrant hearing dates in order to take care of your case without having to post bond. See our calendar for the next Walk-In Warrant date.
Second, the Judge may have found you Guilty By Default. This means that your failing to pay prior to your court hearing and your subsequent failure to appear is interpreted by the Court as an admission of guilt to the charge on your summons. You must pay the fines plus any additional court costs ordered by the Court within 10 days of your court date in order to avoid an OJW hold being placed on your license. Alternatively, if you can show good cause as to why you failed to appear or pay prior, you may ask the court to set aside your default and grant you a new hearing date. (See FAQ for more information)
You may appear as a walk-in on a scheduled court date at 8:00 am or 1:00 pm to see the judge and quash your warrant. Your warrant will remain active until you appear.
If you have an outstanding warrant with the Brighton Municipal Court and would like to receive a new court date, you must post bond by cash or with a professional surety. There will be a $20.00 processing fee charged in addition to the bond amount, and you will be processed by the police department. You may post the bond with the court Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm or the police department from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The police department is also available on Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Credit cards are not accepted.
Yes, your accident report is available from the Brighton Police Department. Please contact the Police Department regarding the procedure to request this report.
We currently offer shelter reservations at these parks:Benedict Park, Brighton Park, BJAA Park, Carmichael Park, Dewey Strong Park, Donelson Park, Farmers Park and Pheasant Ridge Park.
Bounce House permits will only be issued at the following locations:Benedict Park Shelters 2, 3 & 4Brighton Park Shelters, 1, 2, 3, & 4Carmichael Park Shelter 1
The municipal code for trees and shrubs is located in the document Chapter 8: Health and Safety (PDF).
How do I plant a tree around utility lines? Overhead Lines Overhead utility lines are the easiest to see and probably the ones we take most for granted. Although these lines look harmless enough, they can be extremely dangerous. Planting tall growing trees under and near these lines will ultimately require your utility to prune them to maintain safe clearance from the wires. Trees which must be pruned away from power lines are under greater stress and more susceptible to insects and disease. Tall growing trees near overhead lines can cause service interruptions when tree contact wires. Proper selection and placement of trees in and around overhead utilities can eliminate potential public safety hazards, reduce expenses for utilities and their rate payers and improve the appearance of landscapes. Underground Lines. The biggest danger to underground lines occurs during planting. Before you plant, make sure that you are aware of the location of any underground utilities. To be certain that you do not accidentally dig into any lines and risk serious injury or a costly service interruption, call 1-800-922-1987 or visit Utility Notification Center of Colorado first. Never assume that these utility lines are buried deeper than you plan to dig. In some cases, lines are very close to the surface.
Some work that would not require a permit includes, but is not limited to: interior painting, decorating, carpet or flooring, cabinet work, exchanging light fixtures when wiring will not be altered, sheds less than 120 square feet.
The Recreation Center offers many types of admission fees including daily passes, 15 visit punch passes, quarterly passes, and annual passes.
Refund Policy for City of Brighton Recreation Center Programs & ActivitiesRefunds will be made according to the following guidelines:? No cash refunds. ? If class is canceled by Recreation Center: 100% refund? Refund requests must be received 5 business days prior to start of the program. ? Refunds of $25 or less will be issued as household credit only. If participant cancels: refund will be assessed a $5 service fee per activity unless refund is issued as a household credit.? Refund request after the program has started: NO REFUNDS, except due to illness.? Credit may be given if the participant is unable to participate due to illness. A doctor’s statement must be presented in order to receive credit due to illness.
Session C of swim lessons, Sessions A, B, and C of CARA swim team (including swim meets), and Masters swim team practices are canceled. Lifeguard Training is postponed and the new dates will be announced as soon as they’re determined.
Session C of swim lessons and all Lifeguard Training classes will receive a household credit for the full cost. CARA Swim Team and Masters will receive a pro-rated household credit for the weeks that will be missed. If you prefer a refund instead of a household credit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do not have a doctor’s note, you must cancel at least 5 days before the start of lessons. You will not receive a refund after this point. If your total is less than $25, you will receive a household credit which can be used for future registrations. If it is more than $25 you can be refunded. There will be a $5 per activity fee charged for this process. This policy is the same for all activities in the Recreation Center.
You may join anytime if there is space! CARA swimming fills up extremely fast. Pay close attention to registration dates to make sure you can register.
Age Days Dates Time Session
We offer private and semi-private swim lessons for purchase in sets of 4 or 8 lessons. Private Swim Lessons – 4 lessons $100, 8 lessons $200 Semi-private Swim Lessons – 4 lessons $60, 8 lessons $120. It is well worth the money! Your child will advance in their swimming ability much faster with private lessons than with group lessons.
Please enroll your child in the proper level. If there is no room in the correct level and you insist on putting them in swim lessons, please enroll them a level down. If they are in a class above their ability, they will not learn and they will also hinder the rest of the class.
It is recommended when enrolling your child that you enroll them in the same level twice until they graduate for the next level. If we can’t move them to the correct class, the instructors are capable of working with them at their ability level.
If you would like to request a swim instructor, private lessons are the way to go. We do not take requests for group lessons.
If you haven’t been told recently by a swim instructor where to place your child, please contact aquatic management at 303-655-2213. Brochure descriptions are a good guide for placement. It is good to know that children don’t usually just move up a level after each session. Sometimes it takes more than one class, and each child moves at their own pace/ability.
You can register online, register by phone at 303-655-2200, or you can come into the Recreation Center to register in-person.
Please call Megan Thompson (303) 655-2225 or email email@example.com. The front desk customer service reps can also provide information to you
Packet pickup will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 19 and 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Brighton Recreation Center. Packets WILL NOT contain your bib. Bibs will be available race day from 7 a.m.-8:29 a.m. Your bib is also your chip!
A pond serving a large commercial district will likely require more maintenance than one serving an established neighborhood, and a pond in a prominent location in the development will require more frequent collection of trash. Maintenance considerations for a wet pond will need to focus on floating litter, scum and algal blooms, shoreline erosion, possible unpleasant odors and mosquitoes, as well as more difficult sediment removal. Maintenance considerations for a dry pond will concentrate more on mowing to control the vegetation and frequent removal of the trash, debris and clippings that may clog the outlet/trash rack. Maintenance will always be needed; if maintenance is not done, or not done frequently enough, or properly, a false sense of security exists for the pond’s temporary storage abilities during a large storm event, and its pollutant removal abilities during a typical runoff event.
Routine maintenance includes: ?Inspections: Periodic scheduled inspections with a specified checklist, and inspections after major rainfall events, to check for obstructions/damage & to remove debris/ trash. ?Vegetation Management: Mowing on a regular basis to prevent erosion or aesthetic problems. Limited use of fertilizers and pesticides in and around the ponds to minimize entry into pond and subsequent downstream waters. ?Trash, debris and grass clippings Removal: Removal of any trash causing obstructions at the inlet, outlet, orifice or trash rack. ?Mechanical Equipment: Inspection & repair of any valves, pumps, fence gates, locks or mechanical components. ?Structural Component: Inspection of the outlet, inlet, orifice, trash rack & trickle cannel.
Non-routine maintenance includes:?Bank erosion/stabilization: It is critical to keep effective ground cover on all vegetated areas. All areas not vegetated should be re-vegetated and stabilized immediately ?Sediment removal: Every year, the accumulated sediment should be removed from the bottom of the outlet structure and the pond depths checked at several points. If the depth of the accumulated sediment is greater than 25% of the original design depth, sediment should be removed. ?Structural Repair/Replacement: Eventually the outlet structure or other structural components like the trickle channel or trash rack will need repair or replacement. ?Spill Clean-up: Removal of contaminated soil.
At the present time, we can only take VISA or MASTERCARD payments over the telephone.
Our municipal code requires that we issue 12 bills per year. This is best accomplished with 4 billing routes as it takes a full week to process meter reads and issue a set of bills, so we process bills 48 weeks out of the year. This means that once a quarter there are no meter reads or bills processed as well. This takes into account holidays that our offices are closed, resulting in shorter work weeks which makes it extremely difficult to process bills. Due to these 12 bills per year, there are slightly longer and slightly shorter billing periods with a variance of as few as 3 days and as many as 10 days. This means some billing cycles/periods will be as short as 25 days and some cycles will be as long as 38 days.
The City of Brighton Utilities Customer Service division recently activated a new feature for how we process check payments which are mailed in. All payments are now going to a centralized PO Box in Denver for processing. This added feature, called LockBox, will increase processing time and allow for payments to be applied to utility accounts in an expedited fashion. Also, if you pay through your financial institution through online bill pay, the payment may now be processed electronically instead of generating a check that is ultimately sent via USPS to the City.
Several factors can contribute to an increase:
The City of Brighton Utilities Department’s residential sewer/wastewater rates include both variable and fixed charges. The variable charges are calculated using winter quarter averaging (WQA) to determine the volume charged on residential wastewater bills for the 12-month period beginning in May of each year. The amount of water a household uses in the winter months is totaled and divided by the three months collected. This results in an average wastewater usage for each residential property.
The winter months are used calculate the WQA because indoor water usage is usually at its lowest during these months. These charges are calculated from usage in November, December, and January, but reflected on the December, January, and February statements. The WQA is calculated each April and will be seen on the May statements. This charge will remain until recalculated and applied the following May.
The Storm Drainage Maintenance Fee is not a charge based on water consumption, but is a flat rate charge for all residential, commercial, industrial and institutional properties annexed to the City.
A grace period for utility bills has been implemented, which consists of 5 calendar days after the bill's due date. A late charge of $25 will be added to your account once the grace period has passed. Utility bills are due on Thursdays (specific dates depending on your route), and if payment is not received by close of business on the following Tuesday, your account will be subject to a late fee of $25. Door hangers will no longer be used. A courtesy letter is still generated and sent out to customers after late fees are incurred to advise if not paid in full, shutoffs can occur.
When you make a payment through your bank, they take the funds out of your account immediately, but the bank then processes a paper check and mails it to us. It can take up to 10 days for us to receive that payment.
If you pay your bill later than the "Due Date" on the bill, your payment will not show up on the next bill. Call us and check to make sure that we did actually receive your payment.
If your property is located within the City, storm water runoff from your property is being managed by some or all of the stormwater systems that are already in place. The runoff from your property (rain, snow, irrigation water, etc.) is transported to our waterways via the stormwater system. Storm inlets and ponds, as part of the stormwater system, are designed and built in low areas. If you follow the flow of water leaving your property, you will find a storm sewer inlet that is servicing your area. Further, the City is required to maintain the MS4 program (Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System), and we do a diligent job in ensuring stormwater regulations and quality standards are fully met.
This new app allows you to:
-Pay with a credit card, checking account, etc.
-Sign-up for paperless billing
-Never miss a bill again with Auto Pay
-Update your payment information
-View your billing and payment history
-Receive up-to-the-minute account alerts
For more information visit www.xpressbillpay.com, call 1-800-766-2350 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, conveniently receive your water bill and reduce paper waste with E-statements. Statements will be sent directly to your email inbox, without the hassle of a paper bill. To receive your bill via E-statement, submit your email address to the Utility Billing Department in one of the three following methods: 1. Call us at 303-655-2009 2. Email us 3. Stop by to see us in person at City Hall (500 S. 4th Avenue, Brighton, CO 80601)Once we have your email address, your next bill will be generated as an E-statement.
Yes, sign up for Budget Billing. This option aims to keep your bill uniform for every billing cycle for the coming year. It is offered to homeowners that have been current with payments on their monthly water bills for a period of 12 months. New homeowners may apply based on previous annual average consumption at their current address. Budget billing generally is re-adjusted every March and is calculated by using the previous 12-month average bill with a 10 percent increase added into the monthly totals and then reconciled with the 12th bill. Residents are encouraged to call to have their account added to the Budget Billing list. Accounts must be added by Dec. 31 and bills will be re-adjusted March of the following year
1. Air Gap Separation (AG)An AG is a physical separation between the supply pipe (or faucet) and the flood level rim of its receptacle.
2. Pressure Vacuum Breaker (PVB)The components of a PVB valve are: two independently acting valves (check valve & air valve); test cocks & 2 shutoff valves. This valve is commonly used for irrigation systems.
3. Double Check (DC) ValveThe components of a DC valve are: 2 single check valves, test cocks & 2 shut-off valves. This valve is commonly used to protect against low to medium hazard installations such as firefighting systems which does not use toxic additives.
4. Reduce Pressure (RP) ValveThe components of a RP valve are: 2 single check valves, 1 relief valve, test cocks & 2 shut-off valves. This valve is commonly used to protect against high hazard installations such irrigation systems that use chemical additives; or firefighting systems that use toxic additives (antifreeze).
The Storm Drainage Connection Fee is essentially a one-time fee that is assessed when a piece of property is first developed and is based on the type of usage planned for the property.
The City of Brighton Storm Drainage Maintenance Fee is a monthly fee paid by every owner of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional properties located within the City limits. This fee is calculated, billed and collected directly by the City of Brighton.
The South Beebe Draw Metropolitan District Storm Sewer Maintenance Charge is an annual fee paid only by owners of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional properties located within the District’s boundaries (areas east from Tower Rd) This fee is calculated, billed and collected directly by the District.
We offer a wide variety of activities and classes for both age groups and have divided them to make it easier to address. If you cannot find information under one section, please try the other as some programs have overlapping ages.
Parks are open but please use caution when using them. Make sure to use the CDC recommended best practices.
We have canceled Spring Youth Soccer, Spring Pee-Wee, and Adult Spring Softball seasons. We planning on running league for these sports over the summer. Stay tuned for dates.
This is an ever-changing situation. At this time the length of postponement is undetermined.
Adult Co-Ed Volleyball is postponed at this time. It is undetermined when we will reopen, however, we hope to make up canceled games.
Yes. We will issue household credits for all canceled programs. If you would like a different accommodation or a refund, please email email@example.com
A volunteer coach who is assigned to the team will contact you at the contact information you provide. It is important that your phone number and email are up to date in our system. If you have not heard from a coach a week prior to your first game please reach us at 303-655-2200
You can register in person at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 North 11th Ave, in Brighton, via phone at 303-655-2200 during regular business hours and online. Online Registration
Programs are offered for ages 4-17. Please follow this link to see what Youth Sports we offer: Youth Sports
You can begin by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, stopping by Brighton Recreation Center, or indicating on your child’s registration that you would like to coach. We are always looking for great coaches!
Absolutely! All of our volunteers are thoroughly screened for the safety of our participants. As an extra safety measure we also have all of our coaches complete a concussion training.