Town of Erie Board of Trustees

Erie Board of Trustees Action Items
August 28, 2018

Board Approves Ballot Question
Asking to Opt-Out of Senate Bill 152 

During Tuesday night’s meeting, the Board of Trustees approved a resolution to add a ballot question for consideration during the November 6, 2018 election.  This election will be coordinated by Boulder County and Weld County.  The ballot question will ask if voters approve, without increasing taxes, to restore the Town’s authority to deploy broadband infrastructure used to provide High-Speed Broadband Internet, telecommunication services, and/or cable television services. 

The ballot question approved reads as follows:

Shall the Town of Erie, without increasing taxes, be authorized to deploy broadband infrastructure used to provide advanced services (high-speed broadband internet), telecommunications services, and/or cable television services as defined by § 29-27-102 and § 29-27-402 of the Colorado Revised Statutes, including without limitation any new and improved high bandwidth services based on future technologies, to residents, businesses, schools, libraries, nonprofit entities and other users of such services, either directly, or indirectly with public and/or private sector partners.

Should this ballot question pass during the November 8, 2018 election, it does not mean that Erie will automatically become a provider of internet or other broadband services.  Any action the Town may take after passage of a ballot issue to become exempt from the statutory restrictions would only come after public discussion and public input.

For additional election information, please visit

Smart Sprinkler Controller Rebates Available

In March of 2018, the Town of Erie was awarded grant to undertake sustainability initiatives in the community.  Based on customer requests, it has been determined that a rebate program for Erie residents will be established to help offset the cost of WaterSense irrigation controllers. 

WaterSense labeled controllers allow watering schedules to better match actual landscape and turf water needs. With proper installation, programming, and maintenance, homeowners and businesses can use WaterSense labeled controllers instead of standard clock-timer controllers on their existing systems, and reduce irrigation demands.

Erie residents can complete an application for a rebate of up to $200, after purchasing and installing an EPA approved WaterSense (SMART) irrigation controller.

View more information, guidelines, and download the application here.  For more information about water conservation in Erie, visit

More Information & Upcoming Meetings

View complete August 28, 2018 Board of Trustees Meeting Packet here.

The next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are held in the Town Hall boardroom located at 645 Holbrook Street in Erie.

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