Town Administrator's Weekly Update
Town Hall Snow Event

Town Administrator          December 2, 2019

Snow Event

On Tuesday night the Public Works and Parks departments responded to mother nature's challenge. They continued on, as did the more than twelve inches of accumulation, into the evening of Wednesday the 28th. Efforts were focused initially on arterial streets followed by collector streets per Erie's snow removal procedures.

Public works mobilized again on the 29th to take advantage of the warmer temperatures. Throughout the event, streets were cleared on a case-by-case basis for special needs (persons with disabilities), severe circumstances, or at the request of first responders.

Other considerations for this event's snow removal were:

  • Operational and environmental impacts of plowing and spreading deicing material on the almost 250 miles of neighborhood streets
  • Upfront capital and on-going staffing cost to maintain the capability to plow all streets in Town for relatively infrequent major storms
  • Impact that plowing has on residents who have already shoveled their driveways and sidewalks.   

For more information about this event, and our dedication to keeping Erie's streets passable and safe see the letter from our Director of Public Works, Todd Fessenden as well as the map of Erie snow routes.

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Police Department

Officers have been responding to a rise in vehicle trespasses. The majority of vehicles were unlocked doors. Please be vigilant and remember to remove valuables from your vehicle and lock your car doors.

The Police Department assisted travelers, managed traffic, and responded to accidents during this week's snow event.

BizWest Conference

Economic Development

Communities throughout Boulder Valley are seeing a wave of new commercial construction; with some projects in the planning stage and others already emerging in form. BizWest hosted a panel of development directors this week to provide a look at significant developments in these communities. Erie's Economic Development Director, Ben Pratt, was invited as a guest panelist.


Public Works

The Public Works Department is applying for additional grant funding for the Boulder Creek Well Project for their Energy and Mineral Assistance Impact fund (for communities impacted by energy development), and additional funding to our hydro-turbine through their Renewable and Clean Energy Challenge Grant.

parks and recreation

Parks and Recreation

Many thanks to those who participated in the Thankful Board at the Erie Community Center. We loved hearing the many things you’re thankful for, including:
  • "Pie and my family"
  • "Puppies, horses and unicorns"
  • "My goats"
  • "The Erie Community"
The Erie Parks and Recreation Department is THANKFUL for YOU this holiday season! 
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