Erie Board of Trustees Action Items
November 13, 2018
Board Approves Erie Highlands Neighborhood Park Master Plan
During Tuesday night's meeting the Board of Trustees approved a master plan for Erie Highlands Neighborhood Park. Terracina Design presented the final conceptual plan to the Board of Trustees, which was approved unanimously. The next phase of the project is development of construction documents. The Town's intent is to begin building the park in 2019.
Background: In February of 2018, staff began working with Oakwood Homes and Terracina Design to begin master planning the neighborhood park in the Erie Highlands development. Staff worked with Oakwood and Terracina to facilitate public meetings at the Erie Highlands Clubhouse. The first meeting on April 10th was attended by over 40 residents, where they were presented with images of various amenities. Each attendee could “vote” on the amenities they would like to see in the park by using colored dots. Terracina compiled the data and presented staff with a conceptual design that was presented to the public at a second meeting on October 17th. Attendees at that meeting could provide feedback on the final conceptual design.
Town Swears In New Town Clerk
The Erie Board of Trustees swore in Jessica Koenig as Erie's new Town Clerk at Tuesday's Board Meeting, a promotion from Deputy Town Clerk for Koenig, who had been in that role since June of 2017. The Board was thankful for Koenig's service and look forward to her continued work as the Town Clerk.
Board Approves Airport Snow Removal Equipment Building
The Board of Trustees entered into a grant agreement with the State of Colorado to assist the Erie Airport in constructing a snow removal equipment storage building. The $25,908 state grant supplements a $611,004 grant from the FAA. The building will house airport snow removal equipment, protecting the equipment from the elements and allowing operators to focus on snow removal from the runway instead of the actual equipment. Construction is projected to be complete in 2019.
Board Honors Veterans
The Mayor read a proclamation to recognize and honor the sacrifice of American men and women who served 100 years ago during World War I, especially the 116,516 who died and encouraged all citizens to celebrate our veterans.
Veterans Day, celebrated on November 11, is an official United States holiday that is observed annually to honor military veterans and coincides with holidays celebrated in other countries, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at Compiegne France on November 11, 1918.
The World War One Centennial Commission - along with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Cathedral, The American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars - commemorated this special day with “Bells of Peace”. This nationwide bell-tolling was held on Nov. 11th at 11:00 am (local time) as a solemn reminder of the sacrifice and service of veterans of the Great War, and all veterans.
More Information & Upcoming Meetings
View complete November 13, 2018 Board of Trustees Meeting Packet here.
The next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are held in the Town Hall boardroom located at 645 Holbrook Street in Erie.
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