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On June 2, City Council voted to reopen Brighton City Hall and Historic City Hall. Hours of operation are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Per state guidelines in indoor public spaces, face coverings are required for anyone over the age of 11 years old (excluding those who can’t medically tolerate a face covering) who’d like to enter the facilities. To enure the safety of visitors, all employees are required to wear a face covering while in public areas, take their temperature upon entering city buildings, and practice social distancing measures where appropriate. Any employee registering a fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or 38 degrees Celsius will be sent home. Contact tracing will be done for every employee who tests positive for COVID-19.
Additionally, the city has taken precautionary measures to safeguard residents and visitors including sneeze guards at all customer services counters, increased sanitation and disinfection practices with EPA and CDC approved disinfectants, extra towels and spray disinfectants in communal spaces, and providing face coverings for visitors to the building if needed. Many departments are offering the opportunity to make advance appointments to eliminate waiting and lines, and many services are still available online.
Brighton Recreation Center: The Brighton Recreation Center is open to the public and as of early July, began to allow drop-ins. Some amenities still require reservation. Temperature taking and masks (per the state mandate) is required of employees, staff, and visitors who come into the facility. Those who register results of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will have to re-test or return on a later date and test again. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturdays, and 12 - 4 p.m. Sundays. The Rec Center is closed twice daily for cleanings. To make a reservation, click here.
Due to financial constraints related to opening the Brighton Oasis Family Aquatic Park for a shorter season and with limited capacity, City Council voted to not open the water park for the summer of 2020.
Facilities that remain closed until further guidance due to state public health orders include the Eagle View Adult Center (1150 Prairie Center Pkwy.) and The Armory Performing Arts Center (300 Strong St.).
The Brighton Police Department remains open. Essential public safety services will continue and measures are in place to continue non-emergency operations.
Updates will be posted on the city website and social media sites.
City parks and playgrounds and their amenities are open to the public. According to state guidelines, playgrounds may be open to up to 25 people at a time. The City posted new signage at playgrounds to remind individuals of COVID-19-related health and safety measures - More here.
Per state guidelines, outdoor sport facilities for individual use (i.e. fields and tennis, basketball, and pickle ball courts) may be open to 25 people at a time per court or field - More here.
City-owned parks and trails are open, but visitors must follow social distancing guidelines of six feet between individuals and are restricted to groups of 10 or less.
Dog parks are open, but pet owners are encouraged to wear face coverings and practice social distancing in those spaces.
For more information about our trails and open spaces, visit www.brightonco.gov/328/Parks-Department.
Starting on May 27, the state began to allow restaurants to offer indoor dine-in service at 50-percent of the posted occupancy code limit and a maximum of 50 patrons. Guidelines include parties limited to eight people, tables must be six feet apart, all employees must wear face coverings, and deep cleanings and disinfecting must be done on surfaces with each turnover.
The City of Brighton is dedicated to working with restaurants in order to maximize the number of patrons possible at each establishment. As such, City staff is providing specific guidelines for those looking to temporarily expand operations safely and timely into adjacent areas including parking lots - details here.
Bars and breweries that do not serve food from a licensed retail food establishment must close to in-person service.
Per state guidelines, gyms should limit indoor facilities to up to 25-percent capacity, or 50 people, whichever is fewer, per room, so long as people can stay 6 feet apart from each other. It’s also advised to limit the pool to 2-percent capacity, or up to 50 people.
Per state guidelines, outdoor swimming pools are permitted to reopen. Guidelines include limiting pools to 50-percent capacity or up to 50 people (whichever is fewer), ecluding staff and coaches. Frequently sanitize commonly-touched surfaces like handrails and tables. It’s strongly encouraged to limit pool activity to lap swim. If you permit open swim, make efforts to reduce in-pool interactions between people not in the same household. Guidelines here.
Limit the pool to 50% capacity, up to 50 people, whichever is fewer, excluding staff and coaches.
At the Brighton Recreation Center, lap swim will be permitted, but limited to five swimmers at a time, one swimmer per lane. Family swim will also be allowed for families of the same household. The following amenities will remain closed due to concerns related to COVID-19 exposure: The steam room, sauna, hot tub, lockers, water fountains and the indoor track. Registration is required.
The city’s splash pads are open. The City posted new signage at playgrounds to remind individuals of precautionary COVID-19-related health and safety measures. More here.
The state is allowing youth day and sports camps, with certain guidelines. Children’s residential camps that choose to operate as day camps must work with the Colorado Department of Human Services and their local public health agency (LPHA) for approval. Day camps, including mobile and outdoor camps, must operate with restrictions and strong precautionary measures, as specified in the guidance. Details here.
The City of Brighton’s Recreation Center is hosting the following sports camps in June and July: Click here.
Registration is open for the Rec Center-hosted sports leagues - T-Ball, Pee-Wee and Youth Soccer, Adult Softball: Click here.
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.
City Council is conducting meetings and study sessions both virtually and in-person.
City events are being assessed based on the evolving nature of COVID-19.
According to the CDC, large gatherings offer more opportunities for person-to-person contact and therefore pose greater risk of COVID-19 transmission. To best protect public health, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment is recommending that Coloradans follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance to 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.
Yes, City buildings are back open to the public. You can also pay your bill the following ways:
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.
Starting on June 15, the City resumed inspections for private residences. This is in addition to issuing contractor licenses. More info here.
If you have any questions, please contact the One-Stop Customer Service Center at 303-655-2017 or 1Stop@brightonco.gov.
Yes. Please visit the City’s website to download an application for a business license at https://www.brightonco.gov/376/Information-Forms. Email completed forms to email@example.com 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.
Due to continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in Colorado and several 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 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 (EPA), 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-percent of all viruses.
For more information, visit the EPA’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 303-655-2000 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.
Yes, Brighton’s Water Assistance Program provides residential customers with temporary financial assistance to pay their water bill. Residents who qualify may receive up to a $300 credit on their water bill. Visit www.brightonco.gov/assistance to apply.