Town Administrator's Weekly Update

Town Administrator          January 13, 2020

Criminal Fraud Update.
The Town’s primary insurance carrier, CIRSA, notified the Town that the loss from the criminal fraud is covered by the Town’s policy with CIRSA covering loses from criminal acts. That policy covers $150,000 of the loss and CIRSA has paid that claim to the Town. The Town also has a secondary policy with AIG, to cover larger losses from criminal acts up to $2 million with a $150,000 deductible. The structure of the two policies is intended to protect the Town against losses up to $2 million in a cost-effective way, with the CIRSA policy covering the deductible of the AIG policy if the loss exceeds the limit of the CIRSA policy. As of this date, and with AIG citing various reasons for the delay mostly unrelated to the Town’s loss claim, AIG has still not issued its determination on the Town’s claim to cover the remainder of the Town’s loss. For a detailed review of the events surrounding the criminal fraud, the Town’s insurance coverage and additional information, please see the information at this link.

Business and Development Incentive Program
The Economic Development Department is developing a Business and Development Incentive Program to further entice and maintain businesses. The recent Community Survey results identified incentives for businesses as a top funding priority. In partnership with Upstate Colorado and other economic development partners, the goal for the incentive program is to create jobs, expand the tax base, encourage existing businesses to make capital investments, and spur new office, industrial, and retail expansion and development.
Tree sapling

Parks and Recreation

In 2020, the Parks and Recreation Department celebrates a five-year partnership with J. Frank Schmidt (JFS) Nursery to trial new tree species and cultivars that have the potential to perform well in the Colorado Front Range.

Erie is among three test sites in Colorado. Each year JFS sends the Parks Division three to four new tree species to plant throughout the Town to assess how adaptable the species will perform in different conditions. Three of each new species are strategically planted by the Town Forester. The trees planted this year included the Javelin Pear, June Snow Dogwood, Cobblestone Oak, and American Dream Oak.

Keep It Clean Partnership

Get to Know Your Local Streams

Keep It Clean Partnership is hosting a public meeting to present their 2018 Water Quality Report. Learn more about monitoring, trends and how you can help to improve water quality in your watershed.

January 23, 2020
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Boulder Public Library
1001 Arapahoe Avenue 

Lucas Workman

Business Outreach

The Economic Development team hosted a Town familiarization tour to twelve participants, consisting of local business owners, residents and economic development partners. The tour featured seven sites with current and future economic activity. The Fowler Group, a local real estate business, recently featured Economic Development efforts in this video. Please contact Lucas Workman at lworkman@erieco.gov to discover more!

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Police

The Erie Police Department initiated the Crash Team to investigate the injury accident at Erie Parkway and Weld County Road 7 on January 7, 2020.  Roadways were closed for over six hours while debris from the overturned trash trailer was collected, and other two vehicles removed. One driver sustained serious bodily injury and the other two drivers sustained minor injuries.
Intersection Improvements

Intersection Improvements

Public Works expects the widening of roadways at the  intersection of Erie Parkway and Weld County Road 7 to begin this year. Public Works is working with private property owners, ditch companies, the State Land Board, CDOT and consultants to prepare for the widening of the intersection and procurement and placement of traffic signals, which could extend into next year.

Traffic Signal

I-25 Interchange Improvements

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) expects the contract for improvements to the I-25 and Erie Parkway interchange to be finalized in a month. CDOT estimates the project will be complete in the fall of 2020. 

Coworking

Coworking. Community. Cosolve.

It's time to talk coworking! The Erie Economic Development Council invites businesses and residents to a conversation about coworking in Erie on Thursday, January 16 from 5-7 p.m at Echo Brewing, 600 Briggs Street.

For more information contact the EEDC.

Recreation Specialist Sports

Hiring! Sports Recreation Specialist

Recreation is hiring a Recreation Specialist – Sports Specialist! This position is responsible for providing guidance to sports staff, extensive communication with stakeholders, preparing equipment, uniforms, awards, and photos, on-site supervision, coach recruitment, registration assistance, and assisting with other administrative duties as assigned.

Join our team and apply today!

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