Town Administrator's Weekly Update
All things elections

Town Administrator          February 3, 2020

According to the Colorado Municipal League there are about 1,800 municipal elected officials in Colorado!
As a statutory Town, Erie’s regular municipal election will take place on April 7, 2020.  Serving as a municipal elected official requires dedication, knowledge, and a substantial time commitment. As members of Erie's governing body, Trustees make important contributions that shape the future of the community and ensure efficient, effective and responsive Town services. A few highlights of Erie’s upcoming Election 2020 events include the following: 

2020 Candidates
A list of the 2020 Candidates can be found on the Town's election webpage with affidavits and committee registrations. Candidates have been invited to attend a Town Hall 101 session. This event will provide candidates the opportunity to ask questions of Town staff.

Lot Drawing
At this brief event, there will be a drawing for placement of candidates’ names on the April 7, 2020, Erie regular municipal election ballot. The public is invited and encouraged to attend on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board of Trustees Board Room. Following the drawing, staff will be available to answer any questions regarding the upcoming election. For more information contact the Town Clerk at 303-926-2730.

Candidate Forum
The Erie Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Candidate Forum on Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m. at Vista Ridge Academy (3100 Ridge View Drive). Everyone is invited. For more information contact the Erie Chamber of Commerce.

Register to Vote an Update Registration
In order to vote in Erie you must be 18 years of age by the day of the April 7 election, a resident in the Town, and a U.S. citizen. Online voter registration can be accessed at Go Vote Colorado. Visit Go Vote Colorado to find your voter registration, update information, check ballot status, withdraw your registration, change your name, or request an absentee ballot.
Business Development Incentives

Business Development Incentives

The Board of Trustees approved a service agreement
with CoSolve. The agreement's over-arching goal is to jump-start business. Economic Development Director, Ben Pratt, shared the first-year commitment goals at last week's Board meeting: establish an Erie business incubator; register 10 incubator participants; start an evergreen fund; enhance downtown WiFi; and recruit business. To read more on additional phases visit the meeting's agenda item or watch the Board meeting.

Water Treatment Facility Pre treatment

Water Treatment Facility Update

The contractors working on the $12 million water treatment plant expansion reports being ahead of schedule and within budget. The project will ensure safe and adequate drinking water supply to the community and increase the facility’s capacity from 9.9 million gallons per day to 16.7 million gallons per day. Also, a hydro turbine will generate up to 20 percent of the facility’s electrical power. 

Community Police Academy

Community Police Academy

The Police Department's annual Community Police Academy begins Friday, March 6. The 9-week academy offers a sneak peek into police operations with both classroom and interactive sessions. Community Police Academy applications are accepted until February 21.

The Boneyard

The Boneyard Improvements

Staff is improving drainage in the transition area between the Boneyard entrance and parking lot. The work includes raising the grade to aid drainage and eliminate pooling. Additionally, a subsurface drainage pipe is to be installed to divert water to appropriate drainage structures.

Professional Standards Review Panel

Professional Standards Review Panel

The Erie Police Department is accepting applications for the Professional Standards Review Panel. The five-member panel is initiated on an as-needed basis to review Internal Affairs investigations. Applications are accepted in-person by February 12 at 5 p.m. at 1000 Telleen Avenue. 
Youth Basketball

Parks and Recreation

Erie basketball players were treated like VIPs at a Nuggets game. Participants in youth basketball leagues had the opportunity to attend the game at a discounted rate and sit sideline before the game to watch the players warm-up.

Recreation staff have added a second cycle class on Saturdays! In addition to the 9:30 a.m. class, an 8:30 a.m. option is available through February 15.

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