Town Administrator's Weekly Update
DPZ Conversation

Town Administrator          November 11, 2019

Town Center

It has been an intense and productive week with the DPZ CoDesign charrette. I want to thank the hundreds* of people who have attended and participated in the various sessions, shared ideas and contributed to the evolution of the Town Center concepts. Reflecting all this participation, DPZ will present their illustrated Master Plan tomorrow night (Tuesday, November 12) at 6:30 p.m. at the Erie Community Center (450 Powers Street). I hope you can attend, but if you can’t, the meeting will be recorded and will be made available on the Town Center webpage.  To see an early draft concept and hear some of the discussion, view the “Transportation and Infrastructure” session at this link.
*At least 140 attended the Wednesday opening presentation, 120 attended the Saturday Midterm, 40 to 60 attended each of the 6 individual sessions, and 20 attended the Sunday Happy Hour. In addition to that, the on-line participation has been fantastic with 83 ideas posted, 660 visits, 40 registrations, 25 survey responses, and over 700 visits to the Town Center web page just since November 1. Thank you Erie for getting involved to create a great Town Center!

Veterans Day


Especially on this Veterans Day, and every day, I encourage you to talk with anyone who has served in the military and ask them about their experience. Everyone’s story is different. It was very illuminating for me to hear my dad talk about being drafted and sent to Korea just months after marrying my mom, to hear my mom talk about serving in the base commissary before my dad was shipped off, and to hear my grandfather talk about his work as a medical doctor in the Philippines prior to the war and then in Europe during WWII. Active listening is a great way to show appreciation and say “Thank you”.
Board of Trustee meeting at Erie Community Center

Location Change! BoT Meeting 

The regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting scheduled this Tuesday will be held at the Erie Community Center rather than Town Hall to accommodate the closing presentation of the Town Center charrette administered by DPZ CoDesign.

November 12
6:30 p.m.
Erie Community Center, 450 Powers Street

Draft of chapter 12 UDC Oil and Gas

Chapter 12 Tabletop Workshops

The Board of Trustees will be hosting two tabletop workshops to review the details of the Draft Unified Development Code's Chapter 12: Oil and Gas Regulations.

November 14
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Erie Community Center, 450 Powers Street
Topic: Administrative and Public Provisions or Oil and Gas Regulations

November 18
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Erie Community Center, 450 Powers Street
Topic: Environmental and Nuisance Standards   

Written comment will be accepted through November 19 at

Community Conversations Mayor Carroll

Conversations with Mayor Carroll

Erie residents are invited to join Mayor Carroll and other Board of Trustee members for another Community Conversation event. This is a great opportunity to speak with Erie’s elected officials. There will not be a formal presentation, so please stop by to chat. For more information, please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 303-926-2730. 
November 15
4:00-5:30 p.m.
The Old Mine, 500 Briggs Street
SRO Williams at Soaring Heights

Police Department

School Resource Officer Stephen Williams received an Award of Excellence from SVVSD for his work and dedication at Soaring Heights. It was especially fun to observe a parent approach SRO Williams before the award ceremony to say, “My daughter talks about you every day! She now has such a positive impression of the police thanks to all you do in the school and to how you connect positively with all the kids.”  Way to go SRO Williams!

On November 1, 10 male officers reported to work clean shaven. By day three many had full beards in support of cancer awareness during 'No Shave November'. Several of the female employees are also participating wearing swatches of blue in their hair.

Erie Parkway Bridge Ribbon Cutting

Bridge Ribbon Cutting

The Mayor was joined by residents, staff, and consultants on Monday, November 5 to celebrate the completion of the Erie Parkway Bridge. The ribbon cutting ceremony recognized the hard work and dedication and success of the bridge opening on track and under budget.

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