Town Administrator's Weekly Update

Town Administrator              May 27, 2019

Successful ICSC/RECon. The Erie Team had numerous productive meetings with current and potential retail prospects at the International Conference of Shopping Centers Retail Conference in Las Vegas Sunday thru Wednesday. Ben and Amber did a fantastic job on the Town’s booth and Community Profile. In addition to the online Profile, we had hand out versions with detailed information on the market potential of eight specific sites in Erie.  Several prospects, including retailers large and small, major site developers, and businesses with unique/innovative concepts responded very favorably and we have scheduled follow-up meetings and site visits with them.
I-25 URA Update. Today staff will meet with the Weld County Board of County Commissioners in study session to discuss Erie’s proposed I-25 & Erie Parkway Urban Renewal Area (URA). The URA will use tax increment financing (TIF) to help finance the public infrastructure (streets, water, sewer and storm drainage) needed to address blight within the URA. In essence, TIF sets as a base the current level of tax revenue generated within the URA, and then uses the incremental increase in tax revenue above that base level as the revenue stream to pay off bonds used to finance the public infrastructure. Because some of the TIF comes from revenue that would otherwise go to the County, the URA needs the County’s approval (or a mediated decision on terms) to proceed. Erie has finalized URA agreements with 10 other entities that have taxing jurisdiction within the I-25 URA, and we hope to finalize an agreement with Weld County within the next two months.
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Parks and Recreation

This week, Parks and Recreation staff trained for summer camp, celebrated the successful fishing clinic (see pictures), and planted 30 new trees at Crescent Park.

Police Department


EPD welcomed three new officers to the force this week.  Stewart Hartman, Matt Flessner and Connor Williams were all sworn in on May 21, 2019.  They each had numerous family and friends present at the ceremony.  The new officers will be working on completing their three week mini-academy before heading out to the Field Training Program.
The Department also all came together for group and individual photos on the same day as the swearing in.  One of our volunteers took the pictures and it was impressive to see all the civilian staff dressed up and the officers in their Class A uniforms.
There was a series of Criminal Trespasses in the Grandview area late in the week.  Several unlocked cars were entered and various items were stolen. The investigation into these incidents is ongoing.         
Public Works

Public Works

Public Works reports that the Erie Parkway bridge over Coal Creek is still on target for the Fall completion date.  Next week, weather permitting, a concrete pour will begin set-up at 6:00 a.m. and will likely work past 7:00 p.m. to complete the whole pour in one day! The first phase of pavement is scheduled for July for south lanes, and north lanes in August.

Volunteer announcement  for historic preservation advisor position

Human Resources

The Town of Erie is hiring for:

  • Town Arborist
  • Parks and Recreation Director
  • Park Maintenance Staff – Non benefitted
  • Historic Preservation Advisor Volunteer
  • Part Time and Seasonal Aquatics Program instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Group fitness instructors
  • Water Aerobics instructor
  • Climbing wall attendant
  • Fitness attendant
  • Part-time and Seasonal Recreation attendant
  • Licensed Program Aid
For more information visit:
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