Erie, CO – The Town of Erie and Waste Connections of Colorado, Inc. have negotiated terms for a comprehensive agreement involving the future of the Denver Regional and Front Range landfills located along the west and east sides of Weld County Road 5 respectively. As part of the agreement, Waste Connections has agreed to a firm closure date of the Denver Regional Landfill and a contribution of over $4 million towards the Erie Town Hall Expansion Project.
“We value our long term partnership with Waste Connections and appreciate their efforts in working with us to improve the quality of life for our residents now and in the future,” Mayor Tina Harris said.
“Thanks to their generous support, we are now a giant step closer to expanding Town Hall, enabling us to serve the citizens of Erie for generations in an accessible and energy efficient manner,” Harris said.
“At the heart of Waste Connections culture is its desire to create positive impacts through interactions with customers and local communities. The employees at Front Range Landfill are proud to continually fulfill these commitments and maintain safe and environmentally secure operations,” said Mark Adams, Waste Connections Region Engineering Manager.
According to Mayor Harris, the total project cost for the Erie Town Hall Expansion Project is $13,750,000 and has been referred to voters as Ballot Issue 3A on the April 3rd Regular Municipal election ballot. Public Facility Impact Fee funds (fees received by the Town from the issuance of building permits) have paid for the design work completed to date and future Impact Fees will pay for the debt service.
“Ballot question 3A is only asking for funding the actual construction. With approval of the agreement between the Town and Waste Connections, I am even more confident in sharing with our residents and voters that we may never need to levy a property tax to fund the debt service on the Town Hall Expansion Project,” Mayor Harris said.
The comprehensive agreement is scheduled for the Board of Trustees’ consideration and determination during their March 27, 2018 meeting. The complete agreement will be available to the public in advance of the meeting; however, another key term of the agreement includes a firm closure date of the Denver Regional Landfill located on the west side of WCR 5. Specifically, last receipt of waste at the Denver Regional Landfill will occur no later than December 31, 2020. The operator will then have nine months to cap and complete closure of the landfill.
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