Town Administrator's Weekly Update

Town Administrator                March 18, 2019

Thanks to Snow Team! 

I want to compliment and thank all team members for handing last week’s storm event so well. Everyone’s collective and sustained efforts resulted in the major streets/roads being passable even at the height of the storm, and then, in spite of the blowing snow, getting and keeping the Town’s streets in good shape. I also appreciate their work to make sure all Town owned parking lots were clear and access to all Town facilities was in good shape by early Thursday morning. And finally, for those situations when motorists and others needed help during the day, through the night and into the following morning, I appreciate the Police Officers and others making sure everyone got the help they needed. 
 
It takes a major event for me to close Town facilities. While the accumulated snow during this storm was not that significant, the crazy winds and blizzard conditions convinced me closing the public side of Town facilities was necessary. When that is necessary, I know that means the “Snow Team” must work even harder—and through the night—to maintain services and keep the public safe. Thank you for your extra efforts during this and every time the weather is “inclement”!

Police

This week, Deputy Chief Lee Mathis successfully completed the prestigious 10-week FBI National Academy (NA) held for law enforcement executives in Quantico, Virginia.  The coursework included intelligence theory, terrorism, management science, law, behavioral science, law enforcement communication and forensic science.

While at the FBI NA, he was awarded the coveted 'blue brick' for swimming 34 miles in the pool. It took him approximately 30 hours to complete this challenge. In addition, he attained the 'yellow brick' for physical fitness. Deemed the “yellow brick road”, the 6.1 mile obstacle course/run is the final test among many other physical challenges throughout the session. Way to represent Erie Deputy Chief Mathis!

Meanwhile, 10 police applicants passed the physical qualification and written tests and now advance to oral boards.
Lynn R Morgan

Public Works

Director of Public Works Todd Fessenden and Water Division Manager Bruce Chameroy met with a Lafayette instrumentation manufacturer to discuss water and wastewater industry trends and potential local market opportunities.

Also this week, Public Works finalized the 20-year wastewater plant master plan and $26 million conceptual design for plant expansion. 

Human Resources

Human Resources

Human Resources began the recruitment for two Civil Engineer positions as well as an Economic Development Specialist. For more information visit the Erie job postings.

Open Space

Parks & Recreation

Parks and Recreation is partnering with Open Space to discourage social trails. These informal paths fragment habitat, trample native vegetation and can lead to rutting and erosion.

Parks and Recreation is also gearing up to work with the Boulder County Youth Corp this summer on special projects.

Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Oil and Gas Meeting

On Thursday, March 21, representatives from the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) will be at the Town Hall Board Room from 6 - 7:30 p.m.. COGCC will share information about their role in oil and gas and answer citizens' questions.

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