According to the results of the 2017 Town of Erie Citizen Survey presented to the Board of Trustees, Erie residents continue to enjoy a high quality of life. 94% rate Erie as an excellent or good place to raise children - a rating higher than in comparison communities nationwide. 92% rate Erie as an excellent or good place to live and 88% of residents rate their overall quality of life just as positively.
In a continuing upward trend, three quarters of residents positively rate the overall image, or reputation of Erie and the overall appearance of Erie. This is an increase of 11% when compared to 2015. About 7 in 10 residents positively rate the overall sense of community in Erie. 90% would recommend Erie to others and plan on remaining in Erie for the next 5 years.
Ratings increased for the overall economic health of Erie, shopping opportunities, employment opportunities, Erie as a place to visit, vibrant Downtown, place to work, the overall quality of businesses and services and economic development.
The survey indicates that residents have increased trust in Town Government. Several other ratings above the national benchmark include: Safety; Mobility; Recreation Programs and Erie Community Center.
View the complete survey results here.
The Board approved on Second Reading an ordinance approving the Nine Mile Corner Planned Development (PD) rezoning. The purpose of the ordinance is for consideration of a rezoning from CC-Community Commercial and PD-Planned Development to PD-Planned Development for the Nine Mile mixed-use development.
Nine Mile Corner is approximately 47 acres in size and located on the southeast corner of Arapahoe Road and Highway 287. The proposed PD rezoning would divide the site into two Planning Areas. Planning Area 1 is located on the western portion of the site adjacent to Highway 287 and Arapahoe Road, is designated as Commercial/Retail, and comprises approximately 33 acres of the site. Planning Area 2 is located on the eastern portion of the site, is designated as High Density Residential, and comprises approximately 14 acres of the site. Planning Area 2, also retains the Uses Permitted by Right in the High Density Residential (HR) Zone District of the Town’s Unified Development Code (UDC). More specifically, the PD calls out multi-family dwellings and carriage units over garages as Uses Permitted by Right. The PD also increases the gross density of Planning Area 2 to 22 Dwelling Units per acre from the HR district's maximum of 16 Dwelling Units per acre. This allows for a maximum of 308 units. In addition, the maximum number of 24 units per building in the UDC is increased to a maximum of 28 units per building for buildings three-stories or less in height and 44 units per building for buildings four-stories in height.
The Board approved an ordinance on First Reading amending the Abatement of Nuisance Code to address additional nuisances and to expand abatement of nuisance procedures. The ordinance as approved adds contempt of court provisions to the municipal code, establishing procedures for the Court to follow related to contempt of court matters. Approved on First Reading, the effective date of this ordinance is September 1, 2017.
View the complete ordinance here.
View complete July 25, 2017 Board of Trustees Meeting Packet here.The next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are held in the Town Hall boardroom located at 645 Holbrook Street in Erie.Board of Trustees Action Items are brief summaries of some, but not all, agenda items and do not serve as the official meeting minutes. Select this link to view archived Board of Trustees meeting online via the On Demand Video service. To request approved meeting minutes of Board of Trustees meetings, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at email@example.com.