Town of Erie Board of Trustees

Erie Board of Trustees Action Items
September 27, 2016

Board Considers 80 Acre “Allan Farms”
Open Space Annexation

The Board of Trustees approved a resolution adopting certain findings of fact and conclusions favorable to the Allan Farms Open Space Annexation.  The Town-owned property is located on the east side of 119th Street north of Jasper Road and is comprised of two parcels of land totaling approximately 80 acres.  In separate actions, the Board considered the Annexation and Zoning (Agricultural/Open Space) of the property on First Readings.  The Board is scheduled to consider these ordinances on Second Reading during their October 11th meeting.


Background: On November 10, 2015, the Board approved the Purchase and Sale Agreement for the Allan Farms property in an amount of $1,680,000.  With the purchase of Allan Farms, the Town of Erie’s Open Space portfolio currently consists of approximately 1,200 acres of which, approximately 85% of those acres (+/- 1,050 acres) have been purchased by the Town and are uniquely Erie.  Approximately 15% (+/- 150 acres) are held in a conservation easement with Boulder County. 

Related: In March of this year, the Board approved the Boele-Messersmith Open Space Annexation.  The properties, purchased by the Town in 2014, are zoned Agricultural/Open Space and approximately 4.7 acres in size and located along County Line Road, south and east of County Line Mini-Storage.  In December of last year, the Board approved the Strieby-Schofield Open Space Annexation.  The Town-owned properties are zoned Agricultural/Open Space and approximately 38 acres in size and located between Highway 287 and North 111th Street north of Erie Lake Reservoir.  

Board Considers “Erie Gateway South” Annexations

The Board of Trustees approved a resolution adopting certain findings of fact and conclusions favorable to the Erie Gateway South Annexations. The annexation request is for approximately 229 acres of property located entirely in unincorporated Boulder County and contiguous to the Town of Erie.  Specifically, the property is located north of State Highway 7 and west of and including N. 119th Street.  In separate actions, the Board considered an ordinance approving the Annexation Petitions (No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5 and No 6) and an ordinance approving the Zoning (LR – Low Density Residential) of the property.  The Board is scheduled to consider these ordinances on Second Reading during their October 11th meeting. 
  
Background: The Petitioner of the Erie Gateway South Annexation Request (OEO, LLC) initiated this voluntary process with the filing of their application to the Town on August 21, 2016. Subsequently, the Board approved a resolution of Substantial Compliance for the Erie Gateway South Annexation Petitions during their August 23rd meeting.

Board Awards Contract for
Historic Preservation Master Plan

The Board awarded a contract for the Historic Preservation Master Plan in the Amount of $20,000.  The overall goal of the proposed preservation plan is to make Erie a more "historic friendly" community. The purpose of this plan is to provide guidance in developing and implementing activities that ensure the identification, designation, and protection of cultural resources are part of the Town's community planning, development and permitting process.

This document will also define the Town's role in encouraging private sector activities that support historic preservation goals. As a community effort, the preservation of cultural resources is a responsibility of all, whether the interest is for economic, aesthetic, cultural or environmental reasons.  The proposed Erie Historic Preservation Plan will also address numerous general historic preservation issues and make recommendations.

More Information & Upcoming Meetings

View complete September 27, 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting Packet here.

The next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11, 2016 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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