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The Board of Trustees are not full-time employees of the Town. For the most expeditious reply, please email Town Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may email the Board of Trustees or call 303-926-2777. Follow the prompts to leave a message for the entire board or individual members. For individual email addresses visit the Board of Trustees webpage.
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.
Shredding services are available on Saturday, September 12 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m (or until the truck is full). A limit of two banker box sized loads per resident.
New for Fall 2020: TVs will be accepted for a flat fee of $20 per TV, payable at the time of drop off. If you need a place outside of the cleanup events, 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.
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.
A deposit of $3,000 must be paid at Town Hall (645 Holbrook Street). This receipt should be taken to the Leon A Wurl Service Center (150 Bonnell Ave) for further processing and pick up of a hydrant meter.
Sewer and storm jetting is the process of cleaning sewer pipelines that carry waste water from homes, offices and industries. It is an important responsibility of every home and city to keep sewers clean to prevent overflow, blockages, and foul smell. The jet truck is designed to move wet and slurry material helps clean the sewer and storm lines.
Conducting fire flow tests and flushing hydrants are a routine component of a good water distribution maintenance program. When a fire hydrant is opened, the velocity of the flowing water disturbs sediment at the bottom of the pipes and the water turns cloudy. To correct this, open multiple faucets in your home until the water becomes clear.
Flushing hydrants is an important preventive maintenance activity that verifies proper operation of the hydrant and ensures adequate water flow will be available in the event of a fire emergency. Flushing also removes sediment and deposits that naturally accumulate in water pipes.
Drinking a refreshing cold glass of water is a great feeling. Cloudy tap water, sometimes referred to as milky or white water is likely due to trapped air or a build-up of dissolved particles in the water pipes. It is important to note the cloudy water from the tap is completely harmless.
"All stormwater management systems, whether gray or green, require maintenance. Appropriate operation and maintenance activities ensure that stormwater practices will continue to function properly and yield expected water quality and environmental benefits, protect public safety, meet legal standards, and protect communities’ financial investment." – EPA.gov
CCTV is the use of remote systems and video inspection to help the Town of Erie not only create a historical timeline of the system, but to also find the following;
Sewer & Storm Jetting
The trail system will be open daily from sunrise to sunset. The trail system may be closed occasionally for maintenance operations.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. Staff will periodically close the trail system to accommodate maintenance operations including mowing, trimming, and weed control. We appreciate your patience during these times.
Helmets are required, other protective equipment is strongly recommended.
Yes, Portable toilets are located at the parking lot.
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 Town maximizes efficiency by managing meter readings with Smart Meters. More than 80 percent of Erie homes are equipped with the meters.
By creating an EyeOnWater account, residents are able to...
To get started, create an account, and be sure to download the app!
More information available on the Smart Meters webpage.
The Town of Erie makes a concerted effort to provide resources to residents and businesses to help achieve water conservation goals. Check out the water efficiency programs such as:
.... and more on the Water Conservation webpage.
Welcome to Erie! Smart Meters are automatically installed in new builds after 2016. Standard meters installed before 2016 are being updated by the Town to Smart Meters. In 2020, more than 80 percent of the Town’s meters are smart! By 2026, the Town hopes to have 100 percent of meters replaced to Smart Meters.
The Town of Erie makes a concerted effort to provide resources to residents and businesses to help achieve water conservation goals.Check out the water efficiency programs such as:
Congratulations on becoming a water conscious waterer ! Not only are you reducing water waste, but you’re likely to see other benefits as well!
Have you created an EyesOnWater account and downloaded the app? Your Smart Meter can inform results of your water conservation efforts within 24 hours!
Get started on the Smart Meters webpage.
So glad you asked! The Town of Erie makes a concerted effort to provide resources to residents and businesses to help achieve water conservation goals. Check out the water efficiency programs such as:
Not exactly. Meters cannot display the breadth of information - but, there is have an app for that!
Meter information is stored and transmitted once a day. View daily, weekly, and monthly usage on the EyeOnWater tool (available as an app!). Learn more on the Smart Meters webpage. Please do not tamper with meters.
Congratulations on becoming a water conscious neighbor! Not only are you reducing water waste, but you’re likely to see other benefits as well!
No appointment, or prompting by customers is necessary. Upgrades have already been pre-planned and scheduled by the Public Works Department. You will be notified in advance if an upgrade will occur, and you can expect little interruption to service.
Town Staff will knock on your door to inform you that your water will be shut-off for approximately 10-15 minutes. If you are home and that timeframe does not work, they will coordinate a time that does.
Once the meter has been installed, a door hanger will be left on your front door with information on how to create an account to view your water usage and how to download the app. Your meter will operate as normal with or without creating an EyeOneWater account and/or downloading the app.
For more information visit the Smart Meters webpage.
Your meter might have been previously already replaced since you moved in and therefore scheduled for a different replacement year than your neighbors. Meters are generally replaced on a 10-year cycle.
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
Parking will be available in the main lot of The Boneyard at Reliance Park (900 Weld County Road 1.5). There are limited spaces available and if full, you will be directed to the overflow lot just east of the venue.
We will have a reserved area for handicap parking in the main lot.
YES! Cheese Love Grill will be serving up some delicious food. Be sure to check them out, HERE. YUM!
Of course! There will be a variety of domestic and craft beers available for purchase to attendees 21 and older.
Live music will be provided by After the Fire. Kick back, enjoy some food/beverages, and hang out with all of the doggos!
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 email@example.com. 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.