Town Administrator's Weekly Update
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Town Administrator                April 29, 2019

Arbor Day
It was a beautiful day, the Tree Board and Mike McGill did a fantastic job of organizing the event, there was great turnout and I was able to assist (Parks staff and the two kids in the photo did most of the work) with planting two trees.  I look forward to seeing them provide a shady refuge in the summer and fall color in the Autumn in the decades to come. 

Hwy 52 Coalition

I went all the way to Keenesburg for that meeting. Phew; it’s out there! Not much new info on the process, but still good to maintain connections with the other stakeholders along the highway so there are no surprises. There will be opportunities to comment on the Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL)  study, and later on the Access Control Plan for the highway.

Erie Commons Metro District Meeting
Due to organizational issues, the commercial properties in this metro district have struggled to complete routine maintenance on the property. They also pay a high property tax to the district relative to other commercial properties in the area, which makes the rental rates less competitive. That’s not a situation we want in the center of Erie. Consequently, I’m working with the District representatives to evaluate options for resolving these issues and anticipate bringing a proposal to the Board of Trustees for consideration in the next month.

Financial Report
Although two months does not a trend make, the Town is off to a good financial start this year based on the financials through February (like all towns and cities in Colorado, Erie’s sales tax revenue data is two months behind). For the full report, go this link.  Here are a few key graphs:

RTD North Line map

Public Works

RTD Directors recently committed to the completion of the N-line (North on I-25 to Thornton) which would bring the light rail even closer to Erie.

The North Area Transit Alliance asks that local governments start getting out the word for the 2020 census to ensure funding for transportation in Colorado is based on accurate population information so that the State is properly funded.

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Parks and Recreation

The Fair Winds Hot Air Balloons business has moved to Erie! We are excited to keep the awesome views and excitement alive.
Staff working on irrigation start-ups, weed control, mulching, and aerating. Look out for color and blooms!
Active Adults are on the move, hiking in Roxborough State Park, and meanwhile, Town Staff is working on irrigation start-ups, weed control, mulching, and aerating. Look out for color and blooms! 

22nd Annual Citizens' Academy Class Photo


After nine Friday nights, 22 citizens graduated from the 22nd Annual Citizens’ Academy.

Members of Erie Police Department’s Command Staff presented certificates of appreciation for those businesses which recently passed liquor license compliance checks with the EPD and state.
Erie Police employees spent time with several children of Town employees during the annual Take Your Kids to Work Day.  While at the Police Department, the kids took a tour of the building and completed an obstacle course.

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