Town Administrator April 29, 2019
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.
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: