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Understanding there are many families in your situation that only need part-time care, we have worked very hard to improve and increase part-time camp options. These include many single day, single week, full and half day camps in arts & crafts, climbing, dance, sports, and STEM activities.
Refund request forms are available at Guest Service at the Erie Community Center. Refunds will be processed based on the date of submittal of the completed form.
No. Shredding services will be available at the fall event from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m in the fall. A limit of two banker box sized loads per resident.
Not at the event. A list of places you can take them to (for a nominal fee) can be found on the website at:
All the services are offered either at the Service Center (150 Bonnell Ave) or the landfill. For more information on services can be found on the website at: https://www.erieco.gov/744/Clean-Up-Days.
3R Technology Solutions accepts: Adding Machines, All-in-One PCs, Cameras, CD Players, Cell Phones, Copiers, CRT Monitors, Desktop Phones, DVD – VCRs, DVRs, Fax Machines, Flat Panel Monitors, Game Consoles, Gaming, Systems, Hard Drives, Hubs, Keyboards, Laptops, Mice, Modems, MP3 Players, Network Switches, Optical Drives, PCs, Phone Systems, Printers, Remote Controls Routers, Servers, Software – Games, Stereos – Speakers, Surge Protectors, Toner, Two-way Radios, Typewriters, UPS.
Yes. Lawn mowers can be donated to metal recycling. Please make sure all the gas is removed.
Glass doors with metal can be donated to metal recycling. Wood frames and glass doors can be taken to the landfill.
All are accepted at the landfill.
Click here to go to the Front Range website and see what items are accepted and not accepted.
Small appliances would include microwaves, toasters, blenders, coffee machines and George Foreman type grills
View Emergency Alert Notification and follow the instructions. This system allows all Erie residents and businesses to be notified of an emergency situation in a variety of ways, including on their cell phones, home and work phones, text messaging and email.
Those who want to receive severe weather alerts as soon as they are issued by the National Weather Service should consider purchasing a NOAA Weather Alert Radio. (NOAA stands for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.) NOAA Weather Alert radios are available at many Front Range pharmacies and grocery stores. The radios may be programmed to narrow weather alerts for the Erie area by entering in the S.A.M.E. codes for Boulder and Weld counties.
The Front Range Landfill is responsible for properly closing and maintaining the completed landfill. It is expected to operate through 2051. Once the landfill is closed, it will be capped with several feet of soil. Vegetation will be planted to stabilize the soil and provide an aesthetically pleasing landscape.
Randy TourvilleDistrict ManagerFront Range LandfillRandyTo@wasteconnections.com 405-694-9727
Waste is collected Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Covering occurs between 8-10 p.m.
The landfill is actively working to bring the south end up to grade. Operations will then move to the northern portion which will be out of view from Vista Ridge. The south end is expected have the final grades completed and temporary seeding finished within 9 months (as of April 2019). The seeding will depend on weather. This will not be “final closure” of that area, that will happen at a future date.
Waste is covered nightly with either six inches of dirt or an alternate daily cover which is approved per the Engineering Development and Operation Plan (EDOP). The alternate daily cover is a bentonite clay spray that is applied daily in the evenings. Weekly an additional six inches of soil is added. This cover creates a fire break and is an odor suppressant. When applied the cover takes the shape of the compacted refuse.
The strategy for ultimately reducing the view of the landfill involves firstly focusing efforts on bringing the southern portion to full capacity. Working primarily on this southern portion will allow for quicker remediation with top soil and vegetation. Next, waste collection will then be centralized in the north portion, out of view from the currently affected southern neighborhoods.
Trucks have been travelling up the perimeter road for quite some time, actually with the same frequency. However, since the operations are now quite visible to the south than in prior months it may appear to be out of the ordinary. As the southern part of the landfill is being filled to the permitted height the slopes at the exterior must also increase to follow the approved engineering design. This establishes required surface water controls.
The complete footprint of the landfill is based on an engineering design with the goal of accepting waste. Accepting waste includes horizontal and vertical scooping of waste. The area on top of the south portion of landfill is currently where waste is being actively placed. Within 6-9 months the southern portion will be filled to the permitted height and grades. Operations will then work back to the north, and west, and finally east. The goal is to keep the active area farthest from the neighbors to the south. The result will be a more aesthetically pleasing view that is covered and vegetated.
There are two operating landfills and one closed landfill in Erie.
Front Range Landfill, is located southeast of Weld County Roads 5 and 6. The entrance to this landfill is from CR 5, south of CR 6.
The Denver Regional Landfill is located southwest of CR 5 and CR 6 and is accessed off CR 6.
The Denver Regional Landfill North, is located northwest of CR 5 and CR 6, and is closed.
Waste Connections Inc. owns and operates the Front Range Landfill and the Denver Regional Landfill.
The property on which Denver Regional Landfill North, which is closed, was is owned by Denver Regional Landfill North, Incorporated.
The certificate of designation was issued by Weld County on July 22, 1991. The property was owned by Sanifill of Colorado, Inc. and was annexed in May of 1996 into the Town of Erie.
Signage has been and continues to be posted at the entrance of roads leading into and through Erie. Yes, some of the signs provide quick notice but the Town is not allowed to place them in other jurisdictions. What does this mean for a truck driver? For a truck driver not doing business in the Town of Erie, the driver should exit (right or left turn as appropriate) on the first road available. The Town has not and would never expect a truck driver to “back up or complete a U-turn”. This is simply unsafe.
Effective October 1, 2010, licensed drivers 21 years of age or older may drive their golf cars on streets that have speed limits of 25 miles per hour or less. Golf cars are NOT permitted on Town of Erie trails. Further details are provided below. According to Town Ordinance: "Golf Cars shall be restricted to operation on streets and roadways within the Town of Erie which have a speed limit of Twenty-five miles per hour (25 mph) or less, and to operation on Mountain View Boulevard; except that a Golf Car may be operated to directly cross a roadway that has a speed limit greater than Twenty-five miles per hour (25 mph) at an at-grade crossing to continue traveling along a roadway with a speed limit equal to or less than Twenty-five miles per hour (25 mph). If the owner of the Golf Car resides at a street address where operation of a Golf Car is not allowed due to this speed restriction, the owner shall be allowed to drive the shortest route to and from the owner’s residence to a street where the Golf Car is allowed to operate." The ordinance does not allow one to drive on streets that are greater than 25 mph except: 1. If you live on one that would otherwise not allow you to leave your house (because the limit is greater than 25 mph) or 2. on Mountain View Boulevard BACKGROUND: During their August 24th meeting, the Board of Trustees approved an ordinance permitting the operation of Golf Cars on town streets modeled after a similar ordinance adopted by the Town of Bow Mar, Colorado. The ordinance applies to either electrical or gas powered Golf Cars, but is restricted to Golf Cars as defined by the State. This ordinance is effective October 1, 2010. “Golf Car”, as set forth in Colorado Revised Statutes § 42-1-102, means a self-propelled vehicle not designed primarily for operation on roadways and that has: at least three wheels in contact with the ground; an empty weight of not more than one thousand three hundred pounds; and a carrying capacity of not more than four persons. Every Golf Car shall be equipped, at a minimum, with the following equipment: Front headlamps; front and rear turn signal lamps; rear tail lamps and stop lamps; a rear view mirror or mirrors; a parking brake; a front windshield; seat belts for each occupant; two rear reflectors as either part of the tail lamps or separately; and, a slow moving vehicle sign - as provided for by State law - shall be attached on the rear of the Golf Car. The ordinance also includes but is not limited to the following: • Operators must be 21 years of age or older with valid driver’s license • Operators must have liability insurance • Access restricted to streets which have a speed of 25 mph or less * * Exception: On streets where operation is not allowed due to this restriction, owners shall be allowed to drive the shortest route to and from owner’s residence to a street where the Golf Car is allowed. • Golf cars are allowed on Mountain View Boulevard • Prohibited use on Town paths or trails • Child restraints per State Statutes • A twenty-four month review of this ordinance • Everyone operating a golf car shall be subject to all traffic laws
All sworn Police Officers of the Erie Police Department share the responsibility of responding to code enforcement complaints. In addition, the Town of Erie Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer is responsible for all building and zoning complaints and violations.
While the Erie Police Department appreciates the interest and support, they are unable to provide police patches due to security concerns.
What can I do if I become a victim of Identity Theft or Fraud?
If you become the victim of identity theft, it is important to act immediately to stop the thief’s further use of your identity. Immediately make a report to the Erie Police Department by contacting Dispatch at 303-441-4444. You may be required to complete an Identity Theft or Fraud Packet. These packets, and additional information can be found online at https://www.erieco.gov/258/Report-A-Fraud.
There are several common frauds/scams we have seen an influx in.
Phone scams are pretty common. The criminal(s) call, identifying themselves as someone such as being a police officer, being with the IRS or being with a financial institution. The criminal may attempt to gain personal identifying or banking information by asking you to confirm your name, date of birth, social security number and account numbers.
The criminal may also request you purchase a gift card or multiple gift cards of their specified choosing (such as Amazon or Apple gift cards). The criminal may make threats such as putting a warrant out for your arrest if you don’t comply and provide the gift card number on the back of the gift card(s).
Criminals also try to commit fraud by calling on Ad’s such as Craigslist and attempt to negotiate or send more money than what the item is selling or renting for. The criminal then persuades you to send them the amount over paid or provided account or personal identifying information.
Things to remember;
* The police do not accept any sort of payment via gift card.
* If you suspect a call is fraudulent involving a banking institution request, call the bank by looking up the number yourself and not calling the number provided by the possible criminal.
* Never provide any personal information to unsolicited phone calls.
* If it sounds too good to be true or sounds suspicious then trust your judgment and don’t provide information which would leave you open for being a victim of fraud.
It is unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen (18) years to be or remain in or upon any street, alley, park, playground, schoolyard, or other public area subsequent to the hour of ten o’clock (10:00) P.M., or prior to the hour of five o’clock (5:00) A.M., Sunday through Thursday, or subsequent to the hours of twelve o’clock (12:00) midnight on Friday and Saturday and prior to five o’clock (5:00) A.M. of the following day; provided, however, that the provisions of this subsection do not apply to a minor who is:
1. Engaged in lawful employment; or
2. Accompanied by a parent, guardian or other person of the age of twenty one (21) years, when that parent, guardian or person has permission to have the custody and care of such minor from the minor’s parent or guardian; or 3. Accompanied by any person between the age of eighteen (18) years and twenty one (21) years, having in his or her possession written permission from the parent or guardian of the minor to have the care or custody of such minor; or 4. Upon an emergency errand or legitimate business directed by the parent, guardian, or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor.
We are authorized 41 sworn officers. We also have one Code Enforcement Officer.
No. Officers are expected to enforce traffic laws every shift and have complete discretion on issuing a ticket or not. Overall, officers give significantly more warnings than tickets.
Officers utilize many different types of patrol to include: Car, Bike, and Foot. Due to Erie’s large geographical size, officers utilize a patrol car most often to maximize response time. Officers do foot patrol in various areas of Erie such as: parks, schools, business complexes, apartment complexes, etc. as calls for service allow. Officers also utilize foot patrol in Old Town doing bar checks and town events. Next time you see an Erie officer in Old Town, stop them and introduce yourself!
Officers are not trained or equipped to handing raccoons, skunks or other wild animals. These animals require special training and handling. Several local companies provide services for their relocation/removal. If the animal is considered to be wildlife (fox, deer, elk, etc) the correct contact would be Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
No, the Erie Police Department will not capture and relocated wildlife from private property. However, some incidents involving wildlife will be documented with a case repot.
The primary contact is Cory Weiner, Streets Supervisor, at 303-926-2883. The secondary contact is Chris "George" Hubert, Assistance O&M Manager at 303-926-2889.
The trail system will be open daily from sunrise to sunset. The trail system may be closed occasionally for maintenance or weather/trail conditions. Closures will be posted on the Erie Singletrack web page.
Parks & Recreation staff have the right to close the facility at any time without notice.
The trails require a certain moisture content in order to not fall apart. However, in times of heavy rain or snow, the amount of moisture falling from the sky can be excessive, causing the trails to be overly wet. If they are ridden on at this time, it can cause serious problems, and future safety concern. During the summer these periods can be brief, however in the cooler times of the year, especially during the freeze/thaw cycles it can take a lot of time for the ground to dry out. We appreciate your patience during these times.
Safety First! Wearing helmets and protective gear when riding on the trail system are highly recommended.
There is currently no restrooms provided at this time. Town staff is currently conducting a frequency usage assessment at this time. Restroom facilities may be placed on site once assessment is completed.
There is no access to drinking water on-site. Please bring water to remain adequately hydrated when utilizing the trail system.
The trail system is open to all user groups, with the exception of horseback riding. Watch out for hikers. Bikers yield to hikers and uphill traffic.
Dogs are welcome but must be on-leash and attended at all times.
Individual use of the park is FREE--there is no charge for admission.
The meter upgrade program is a phased program and is based on the age of the existing meter. Even though you might not be listed on the current list, know you that your meter will be upgraded through the phased process.
If you are not on the 2016 list, you are eligible to enter the meter lottery for a chance to win 1 of 100 additional upgrades to those not on the 2016 list. More information about the meters and implementation plan can be found here: http://www.erieco.gov/1350/Smart-Meters. Information on entering the lottery can be found here: Smart Meter Lottery
The meter information is stored in the meter and transmitted once a day. You can access the usage information by using the EyeOnWater application from your computer or a smart phone. There is not a display on the actual meter with this information. Please do not try to access the meter directly. View instructions on creating an EyeOnWater® account here:
The Smart Meter Implementation Plan does not include an option for residents to purchase a Smart Meter directly from the Town. You can find more information on the Smart Meters page at:
The most dangerous street conditions may occur when the day has been warm enough to melt snow and ice and then the temperature drops in the afternoon refreezing the melted snow and ice.
Residential streets may be plowed if snow accumulation and weather conditions dictate. When snowstorms leave large accumulations that are expected to remain for several days, plows may move in to residential streets after completing service on primary and secondary streets.
When plowing residential streets the goal is to keep as much snow as possible off the road. We do not plow down to the pavement. The quickest way to plow snow is to push it to the side. This may mean that you will have to clear your driveway.
The Town uses large plow trucks for snow removal and light weight pickup trucks are used during heavy snow fall to assist in accessing residential streets. The Town also has heavy equipment that can be used for cutting ice in trouble areas and clearing specific intersections.
The Town also contracts with local snow removal vendors for assistance during large storms.
There are approximately 250 single lane miles of streets in Erie. Snow crews work in rotating shifts until the snow event has ended. It can take crews up to two hours to initially cover their assigned route.
Please keep in mind; crews put forth the utmost effort during snowstorms. Extended storms may present various challenges for our crews, for example, equipment breakdowns and abrupt changes in the weather.
To help our crews perform in a safe and efficient manner:
Thank You for Your Cooperation and Consideration
There will be one parking area available. BE WARNED… parking fills fast and once it’s full, attendees will not accept any more vehicles. If able, we highly encourage parking downtown and walking to the venue.
We will have a reserved area for handicap parking. Please see the event parking map for additional details.
YES! Mac ‘N Noodles and Eats & Sweets will be serving up some delicious food. Be sure to check them out. YUM!
Of course! There will be a variety of domestic and craft beers available for purchase to attendees 21 and older.
Canine Stars will be performing from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Prior to that, there will be plenty of activities to do: vendor row, dog-friendly competitions, and some great tunes!
We read the water meters on a rotating basis throughout the month according to the cycle billing schedule. For more information regarding cycle billing, please click here.
Bills are due 1 day prior to the next read date for your cycle. For more information regarding the scheduled read dates, please click here.
We send out bills on a rotating basis throughout the month according to the cycle billing schedule. Bills are mailed approximately 1 week after the read date for each cycle. For more information regarding cycle billing, please click here.
The average utility bill for residential accounts is $128.97 (based on 2018 usage and 2019 rates).
This includes a charge of $48.48 for wastewater, which is a winter average of 4,000 gallons, a fixed $11.98 drainage fee, and a water charge of $68.51, which is an average usage of 8,000 gallons.
Remember that the water charge is based on actual usage so this amount may fluctuate on a monthly basis. In addition, the wastewater rate is determined by the winter average, which is the water usage for December, January, and February. See the water and wastewater rate schedules for additional water and wastewater charge calculations. We apply a one percent (1%) penalty to all accounts which are not paid in full by the billing due date.
We currently have a number of payment options available and accept cash, check, money orders and/or credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express).
Online Payments and Credit Card AutoPay: To make your payment online or set up credit card autopay, please log into your account here. Detailed instructions for setting up credit card autopay can be found here.
Automatic Payments Using a Checking Account (ACH): Please fill out the ACH Authorization form and either drop it off, mail it back, or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information regarding ACH payments can be viewed here.
Mail or Drop Off: Please enclose the bill stub or write the service address on the check. Payments can be mailed to the Town of Erie, Finance Department, PO Box 750, Erie, CO 80516. Payments can also be dropped off at the Town Hall receptionist/cashier desk or in the black drop box at the front of the Town Hall. The Town Hall is located at 645 Holbrook Street.