By Mayor Mark Soukup
Without a doubt, 2020 will be a memorable year. Despite all the challenges, I’m proud to say that Timnath has accomplished a lot. I’m proud to be a part of a Town Council that values community input and works hard to govern Timnath with civility and integrity that helps us remain one of the best places to live in Northern Colorado.
We Came Together While Staying Apart
When COVID-19 challenged how our local businesses operate, the Town launched a Small Business Relief Grant Program to provide our struggling businesses a financial boost.
We Increased Community Participation
We know the importance of resident engagement. That’s why the Timnath Town Council created three new standing and ad hoc advisory committees, aimed at bringing varied perspectives to Town projects.
We Welcomed New Businesses
In 2020, our business community has continued to grow and put down roots in Timnath. A few of the businesses we welcomed were ENT Credit Union, Backyard Bird and a UCHealth healthcare office.
We Appointed our New Police Chief
In April, we appointed Terence (Terry) Jones as the Town’s Police Chief. Chief Jones joined our Town as interim Chief in November, and since starting, has implemented new processes and procedures to help our department continue to meet the demands of our Town.
We Have a New Place to Play
Phase II of the Timnath Community Park was completed this summer. Newly constructed park amenities include a picnic shelter and plaza, a new multi-purpose turf athletic field, playground, restrooms and an off-leash dog park.
No New Debt
Even with the downturn in the economy due to COVID, the Town’s preliminary 2021 budget that was presented in November will for the first time show no additional Town borrowings or debt.
As the year winds down, I’m grateful the Timnath community can look back on these past twelve months with pride and a sense of accomplishment.