Town Administrator's Weekly Update
Bike to work day

Town Administrator              July 1, 2019

Bike to Work Day
To bolster participation among Town Staff I challenged bikers to send their mileage and best selfie. On my own 28-mile round trip journey, I enjoyed many miles along the Coal Creek Trail. I am looking forward to lunch with our impressive Bike to Work Day participants!
 
Conference Summary continued
I would like to share a bit more from some of the sessions I attended while at the Colorado Municipal League conference last week. These topics in particular were of interest for Erie’s future:

Transportation Funding
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) made the case for municipal empowerment when it comes to mobility transportation planning and funding. Representatives shared that when municipalities are active, not only can their own experienced staff lead the charge but also funding and priorities are custom tailored.

Attainable Housing
In a presentation about attainable housing, Buena Vista shared their lessons learned. Their initial development efforts failed in 2015, but began a year later with consideration of a new site. After passing in the municipal election in 2017, phase one of construction began a year later, and by April of 2019 the multi-family housing units were at full occupancy. There were 127 applications hoping to occupy the first 48 units! In retrospective, Buena Vista shared that they would aim for more transparency, would not have minimized impacts to partners, and would have created backup plans on top of back up plans.
mosquito control

Parks and Recreation

The Town has contracted with Vector Disease Control International to provide the Town's mosquito surveillance and control activities for the 2018 season.  For more information visit the mosquito control webpage.

At the Boneyard Dog Park new gates were installed, weeds were sprayed and the area mowed.

Parks and Open Space is excited to have Boulder County Youth Corp back assisting with projects around town

Public Works

Public Works

Public Works staff, Todd Fessenden, Amber Rehfeld and Jon Coyle, attended Northern Colorado's Water Conservation District's (NCWCD) East Slope Tour this week. Sites visited included Carter Lake, Horsetooth Reservoir, the Watson Lake Fish Bypass and the future sites of Windy Gap Firming Project's Chimney Hollow Reservoir and NISP's Glade Reservoir.

NCWCD is the primary supplier of raw (untreated) water to the Town, mainly from the Colorado Big Thompson project on the western slope. More information is available here.
 
The tour group also visited the Trout Hydro Turbine facility which supplies enough electricity for 57,000 homes. Erie is planning a similar (smaller) facility at the Lynn R Morgan Water Treatment Facility. 
Operation Chill

Police

Officers are rewarding good behavior with the issuance of slurpee tickets. Visit our Facebook for more information!

RJ Coordinator and Chief Stewart attended a two hour presentation in Boulder which was put on by the Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty and Social Justice Advocate Adam Foss. The information was certainly thought-provoking and quite interesting.

Vehicle trespasses continued to be on the rise in several of our neighborhoods. The common theme has been “unlocked doors”.

Commander Haefele worked with Human Resources to get another posting out for two new Erie Police Officers.
Fireworks display

Fireworks

Reminder: Fireworks that leave the ground or explode are illegal and prohibited in the Town of Erie.

Be safe and leave the fireworks to the professionals. Join us 'Back to Basics style' on July 3 for a Fireworks Show!

Technical Advisory Panel

Economic Development

You're invited! On Friday, July 12, the technical advisory panel will present their findings and recommendations on their study to evaluate the viability of current zoning in the 390 acre area with four different property owners and their development plans, covering 116 acres in various stages of entitlement. for more visit the TAP webpage.

Mobile Scavenger Hunt

Discover Your ExpERIEnce

Join our mobile scavenger hunt on your phone or tablet and start playing for free! To celebrate National Parks and Recreation Month complete challenges and win prizes from July 8 - July 19. Visit the scavenger setup guide to begin!

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