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Erie Leadership Transition

April 7, 2010

As I look to hand over the gavel next Tuesday, it is nice to know who will be leading Erie going forward.     Your new Board of Trustees will be Mayor Joe Wilson and Trustees Cheryl Hauger, Colin Towner, Joe Carnival, Mark Grubber, Paul Ogg and Ronda Grassi.

As for the the 3 ballot items, being able to sell the old Public Works facility passed easily as did the the Vista Pointe property sale to the HOA.    The Bonanza connection failed by 11 votes and shows the community is divided.   It is not clear on what the retailers will do at this point and the new Board will need to determine what the best approach is to ensure retail sales tax stay in Erie.

As for the transition there are a number of items that are in progress:

  • Outsourcing the Airport to a Professional Airport Management/Development Firm
  • Completion of the New Waste Water Plant and Non-Potable System
  • Implementation of the funded (Erie/Lafayette/Boulder County/GOCO) Coal Creek Strategic Trail Connection to Lafayette/Broomfield and 26 miles of Boulder County Trails
  • Completion of a Revenue Sharing Agreement with Lafayette and Boulder County
  • Completion of the Leon A. Wurl Public Works and Parks Facility with a 96.1 kW photovoltaic (PV) solar system
  • Completion of the funded Coal Creek Crossing to the West Airport Businesses
  • Support of the Chamber/EEDC/Town Marketing Campaign
  • Approval 0r Denial of the Landfill Methane to Electricity Generation Facility
  • Approval or Denial of the Velodrome
  • Completion of  Development Right Purchases for Open Space and Buffers
  • Development of Adequate Facilities for our Police Department

I’m looking forward to the transition and wish our new leaders well as they take Erie forward in 2010.

Best Regards,


Dates that may help with your planning:
– April 8: New Erie Elementary Parent/Community Information Meeting in the Commons of Erie High School – 5:00 pm
– April 13: Newly elected Mayor and 3 Trustees take office – 6:30 pm
– April 16/17/18: – Erie High School Drama – “You’re a good man, Charlie Brown
– May 3: American Country Star Try-Outs at KaddyShack Start

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Lynne Walsh permalink
    April 7, 2010 12:28 pm

    Thank-you for your service to the town of Erie. I’ve been very pleased with the progress made, including the library, rec center, new park, and trail system. I hope your tradition of using email to help inform people of the events, issues and progress continues with the next administration. I realize it is difficult to please all the people all of the time, but please accept my thanks for your contribution, and your time and effort dedicated to Erie.

    Lynne Walsh

  2. Karen Smith permalink
    April 7, 2010 1:47 pm

    Hi, Andrew. I’d like to thank you for your years of dedicated service to Erie. I know how time consuming it is to hold a public office and the sacrifices you made of your personal life to serve the community. Best of luck to you and I’ll sure we’ll be seeing you around town!

  3. Jack Horn permalink
    April 7, 2010 2:42 pm

    “Bonanza lost by 11 votes” means Erie is divided?? You mean among the residents that voted. WHAT Retail? If there really is some retail ready, make it known to the residents. If it is just a pipe-dream, say so. Be honest…….

  4. April 7, 2010 3:50 pm

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your service to our community. Your foward thinking took our town to a place my family and I are proud to call home.

    Thanks again
    Chris Rakes

  5. April 7, 2010 4:05 pm

    Congratulations on being done! Would love to get together for coffee whenever you are available.

  6. Tom Coffan permalink
    April 7, 2010 5:00 pm

    Mayor, in your Leadership Transition Article, you stated, “The Bonanza connection failed by 11 votes and shows the community is divided”. If this were the results of an opinion poll y0u could conclude that it shows the community is divided, but this the result of a vote. Thus, the better conclusion is, that the community does not want the connection. How many ways does the community need to express itself on this matter?

  7. Jini Bates permalink
    April 8, 2010 6:45 am

    Thank you, Mayor Moore, for your valuable service to the community. Not only were you the most effective mayor in the Town’s history, but you raised the bar for all mayors in the North Metro area by your openness and communication links. I hope you will consider continued public service, although I know it’s difficult for the family. But we need politicians like you to help us out of our growing problems. You and the past Trustee boards surely moved Erie forward. Let’s hope the next administration continues the trend. Again, thank you.

  8. Angie Rubeck permalink
    April 9, 2010 7:21 am


    Thank you for all you have done for us! Erie has grown in such a positive way and I love living here!

    Wishing you and your family the best!


  9. Roger Engelken permalink
    April 10, 2010 6:25 pm


    Thank you for your service to the town over the last six years, it is greatly appreciated.

  10. Roger Engelken permalink
    April 10, 2010 6:30 pm

    When a measure passes or fails by a mere 11 votes out of more than 2,000 cast, that does indicate a division amongst the voters. That does not mean anything more than that. The measure was defeated, and that is the will of the voters. Nearly 50% of the voters will not agree with that outcome (and there is nothing wrong with that), but the credo of one person, one vote has served us well for 234 years.


  11. John Ahrens permalink
    April 18, 2010 1:34 pm

    Mayor Moore.
    I would just like to take a moment to thank you for your leadership, hard work and the improvements to the town which took place under your term.
    The community center, libuary, and sports complex which just resently opened are and will be the strength to which the town will grow and attrack people to live, move and envy our lifestyle and living standard.
    The growth that took place has made the Erie residence bond and take pride in our town. I know that everyonel may not agree with all directions taken under the last 8 years what they can and should embrace is the growth in interest and pride in our town.
    Thank you your hard work is noticed and much admired.
    John Ahrens

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