Weekly Update

Monday, January 14

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Town of Erie Weekly Update submitted by Town Staff and delivered by the Town Administrator.

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Why Am I Smiling So Much?

Malcolm held an all-staff meeting to introduce himself to staff and provide a chance for Q&A. Here's a link to the video of that meeting.

Board of Trustees Retreat

The Board had a very productive Retreat on Sunday and made quick work of a daunting task: prioritizing a multitude of projects, issues and actions to make Erie an even better place. The summary (pdf) shows the relative priority the Board assigned to each issue, as well as the Board meeting time Trustees expect to spend on each, and the level of community engagement. Staff will refine the schedule for tackling all issues, and prepare more detailed descriptions to ensure there are clear objectives, deliverables and milestones for each issue. The Board will consider a Resolution to adopt the plan on January 22, 2019.

Economic Development

  • The Board of Trustees approved the Erie Parkway/ I-25 Land Deal, allowing for commercial development of 255 acres on I-25.
  • Congratulations to Peak Potential Martial Arts (695 Pierce St.) set to open January 14.

Human Resources

  • Wrapping up interviews for the Wastewater Division manager
  • Recruiting for Public Works Maintenance Technician, Parks Maintenance Technician, and a Facility Operations Services Technician  

Parks & Recreation

  • We have opened our parking lot at the Sunset Open Space on the North West corner of CR 5 and CR 6. This parking area will serve as a key location for residents accessing the Erie Single Track Trails!


  • Deputy Chief Mathis completed his first week at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia with nine more weeks to graduation. This training is typically provided for those in law enforcement in senior leadership positions.
  • There was an attempted auto theft (during the morning hours) at Blue Sky Condos. Always lock your car!
  • Trainee Penman completed training on January 13, and begins her career as a solo officer on Watch III.

Public Works

  • Staff submitted the funding request for a signal at Highway 52 and County Road 3 for the 2020-2023 Traffic Improvement Program grant.
  • Entered negotiations for the purchase of equipment for the water treatment plant expansion. This filtration equipment will increase the production ahead of the 2019 irrigation season and ensure the project adheres to the projected timeline.
  • Hosted a presentation by Browns-Hill Engineering & Controls which explained possibilities to enhance treatment plant security and operations as well as create more robust controls.

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