Weekly Update

Monday, February 25

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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

Continuing summary of information and good ideas from the CCCMA conference.

Economic Forecast.
Colorado's employment and population will continue to increase at about the same pace as the past two years. This will continue to feed the demand for housing in Erie.
Colorado Employment Growth chart
Employment in Current Decade chart
Colorado Change in Population chart

Natural resources are volatile, declining 70% in two years then increasing 60% two years later.
Value of Natural Resources chart

Builders have not yet caught up with pent-up demand for new housing units.
Colorado New Housing Units and Households chart

Retail sales tax expected to continue at current level.
Colorado Sales Tax Collections chart

Potential "Headwinds" in 2019 slide

Federal Budget deficit may become a drag on the national economy, and if there is an economic downturn, the Federal government will have little capacity to stimulate the economy by increasing Federal spending (because it already far exceeds Federal revenues, even in a robust economy).
Federal Budget Balance chart


A few Erie Police Officers attended a metro-wide Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, February 21, hosted by the Flatirons Church in Lafayette. 

Erie Police Department's Very Important Person Michael Maya-Charles presented roll call training to Officers on updated safety precautions when responding to airplane related accidents or incidents either at the Airport or within the Town.

Public Works

The Water Department worked through multiple proposals for new membranes for the Water Treatment Facility. The chosen proposal will accelerate the new expansion project by about six months. Public Works will be requesting approval for the $2 million purchase from the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, February 26.
Public Works is in the early stages of an agreement with the St. Vrain Valley Sanitation District regarding wastewater services within the future I-25 planning area.

Parks and Recreation

This year Parks implemented utilizing green roll off dumpsters to minimize waste going to the landfill. Two roll offs have been filled with horticultural cutbacks to be composted

President's Day on Monday was the busiest day yet to the Community Center in 2019 with 1,260 visitors!

Information Technology

The audio video system renovation bids deadline is February 27 by 3 p.m. For more information visit the invitation to bid webpage.

Human Resources

Human Resources continues to accept applications for a Parks Maintenance Technician I (benefited) through March 4. Interviews will be scheduled this coming week for the Human Resources Operations Manager, and Ben Garcia will begin his position in Street Maintenance on March 4.
Preparations have been made for interviews for the Facility Operations Specialist and Open Space Division Manager next week. Also, there are part time positions available!

Marketing & Communication

Watch Mayor Carroll welcome Up With People to Erie on the Erie YouTube Channel.

View the 2019 State of the Town presentation by Mayor Carroll and Town Administrator Malcolm Fleming.

Take a sneak peek of the March/April Erie Edition.

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