Weekly Update

Monday, January 28

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

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Town Administrator

Last week included…

  • Finishing my first round of one-on one meetings with Trustees; thank you for helping me better understand your priorities and vision for the Town. And thank you too for your huge service to the community!
  • Meeting with local realtors to hear their perspectives on the local market and economic development opportunities.
  • Identifying information we need on the Erie / Lafayette / ToEURA IGA to clearly summarize the pros and cons of potential options.
  • Meeting with several developers to get acquainted with their past, present and planned projects.
  • Preparing the detailed descriptions of the Board’s 47 Work Plan priorities so everyone is clear on the outcomes and timelines we expect to achieve.
  • Working with senior staff to flesh out and get comments on organizational changes I intend to implement (once I have heard staff’s comments and revised as necessary).
  • Exploring the Town and learning interesting facts…did you know the oldest documented burial in the Town’s Mount Pleasant Cemetery happened in 1869, and that the Cemetery is the final resting place for Erie residents who came here to live from around the world, including Mexico, Russia, Bulgaria, France, England, Germany, Wales, Scotland, Sweden, Yugoslavia, and many other countries?

Economic Development

Economic Development engaged in meetings this week with restaurant owners who are interested in operating in the Historic Old Town District.

Parks & Recreation

Recreation released the Summer Fun Guide – Erie's source for summer camp information!

Parks cleaned and renovated the Boneyard dog park this week.

Stay tuned for more information about a new trails way finding program!


The Erie PD has two police applicants in backgrounds in the hopes of filling the 34th officer position.
On Thursday, the Police Department facilitated safety training and a subsequent drill for Town Hall employees.

Public Works

Erie Parkway Bridge construction now requires single lane traffic in each direction to construct the new approach for the bridge. Staff expects the new bridge to be complete in late fall. Residents can expect delays and intermittent closures.
On Monday January 28, the signals at Briggs and Erie Parkway will flash to accommodate a crane that will be placing an MRI machine at the new medical center.
The Recycle Center now has a gate to better control access and reduce dumping of non-recyclable items. Public Works will be installing signage indicating operational hours. 
A special thanks to Operations & Maintenance snow crews for handling multiple snow storms this week. With more snow in the forecast we know Town roads will be safe! 

Planning & Development

Fred Starr, Director of Planning and Development, selected Joe Smith to fill the Town Engineer vacancy. Smith brings 14 years of experience as Director of Streets and Fleet at the City of Brighton.


Finance staff are making improvements to the current risk management processes. Risk management is comprised of annual negotiation and renewals of various properties, liability and workers compensation policies, processes and tracking for all types of claims, safety programs and training, among others. 
In tandem, Finance is preparing for an audit that will occur mid-February. Town staff will submit 2018 invoices before February 15.

Communications & Marketing

Erie was ranked the 4th safest city in Colorado based on FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics. Read more here.

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